Download Azure VHDs without your computer!

Download Azure VHDs without your computer!

But how? On my mobile device? No! In a container, using Docker, Linux, Tmux and AzCopy. Come on, I’ll show you how I do it! The problem Downloading VHDs from Azure can take a lot of time. Especially if they are several hundred gigabytes (or Terabytes!) in size. VHD stands for Virtual Hard Drive, and is essentially a hard disk for virtual machines in the cloud. Why you need to download them may vary, but legal reasons may be one….

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Create teams and channels in bulk

Create teams and channels in bulk

Thanks to the magic of PowerShell and JSON, we can add teams and channels in bulk! Had to do a project lately with a lot of teams and channels that needed to be created in a way that minimizes errors and potential screw-ups. Since I’m all for automating these kinds of tasks, I created this project that I want to share with you! You do need some prerequisites: Create the JSON-file First, you need a source for what structure you…

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Shared channels in Teams – How can you set it up?

Shared channels in Teams – How can you set it up?

Since the dawn of Teams we have had individual Teams, and we have had channels. Some years ago, private channels arrived letting us create channels in Teams that could be seen only for those team members that had been given specific access to it. The drawback here was it could only be visible to existing member members and therefore somewhat limiting it’s use. That meant if you had to share the private channel with a member outside of that team,…

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Enabling and using Windows LAPS

Enabling and using Windows LAPS

Windows LAPS just recently released to Public Preview. No no, not the old one (legacy Microsoft LAPS: https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=46899). The NEW LAPS. LAPS is an acronym for Local Administrator Password Solution. On Windows-machines there is by default this almighty admin-account that gives you local administrative access to that computer. This can be used in case of emergency where other means of authentication isn’t available, e.g. lost contact with domain controller. But it can also be used for malicious purposes. There are…

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List Teams with users from specific domains

List Teams with users from specific domains

You have probably been in this situation where you need to migrate a sub-set of users from one tenant to another. This typically happens when a company for a reason splits out and only some users will be migrated. How are you going to get a list of the Teams they are a member of so you can begin migrate the correct data? Fear not! I’ve recently been in this situation where the users already had a specific domain as…

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Roaming Identities are broken in latest FSLogix

Roaming Identities are broken in latest FSLogix

The way I noticed this was when I got engaged in setting up FSLogix on-prem in a Windows Server 2019 VDI-environment. Naturally we downloaded the latest and greatest FSLogix version and got it installed. GPOs were set and with the latest ADMX-files installed all seemed okay. We set up both profile disk and Office containers for the users. The trouble started the next day. The users had to log on to Office apps every time they logged on for the…

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Adobe Acrobat and Edge are not fighting anymore!

Adobe Acrobat and Edge are not fighting anymore!

I’m getting straight to the point here: By fighting I mean Microsoft are incorporating Acrobat Reader INTO their Edge webbrowser. Yep, you read that right. They are building Acrobat’s PDF-engine into Edge. Microsoft and Adobe have partnered up for replacing the existing PDF-engine in Edge. By default, PDFs in Windows opens in Edge. This hasn’t always been the best solutions as many workflows is dependent on Adobe Reader in one way or another. Either the technology or the humans. This…

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How to brand your tenant with the new Azure AD branding experience

How to brand your tenant with the new Azure AD branding experience

This december Microsoft released a new branding experience for the Azure AD login pages. It now features a lot more tools and options for customization with headers, footers and editable CSS! So now you can do more with how the log-in feels and looks like. Not only will it look good, it will also be a more welcoming feel for when your users are logging in. It will generate a more consistent experience. A quick note before we get started:…

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Creating a library for Office templates in SharePoint

Creating a library for Office templates in SharePoint

Are you moving all your file shares to SharePoint and scratching your head for what to do with all your companys Office templates? Look no further, I’ve got you covered! Not only will I explain how it all works but also provide you with some PowerShell-lines to create a document library where you can store your templates. How it all works in Office 365 Microsoft has provided a native solution for customers going full cloud and needing a centralized store…

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Delete specific files in SharePoint

Delete specific files in SharePoint

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to delete files of a certain type, or file names containing some key words? Well, I have recently. After a – in general – successfull migration from on-prem file server to SharePoint we noticed that we also copied over a bunch of temporary files (*.tmp) and files beginning with the characters ~$. This is temporary files and garbage from Word and Excel that’s been accumulated over the years and not…

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