Create an Office 365 Sway from PowerPoint – Modern Workplace Tips

If you have existing PowerPoint slide decks used by you marketing and communications folks then you are sitting on a web ready treasure chest courtesy of Sway. Office 365’s Sway is a tool used to create beautiful, responsive, web pages designed to elicit interaction and interest. In this Modern Workplace Tips video I demonstrate how…


DLP Policy Tips are now available across new endpoints in Office 365

Office 365 introduced a consistent, coherent sharing experience across the Web and desktop. These improvements allow users to share Office 365 files directly from File Explorer on PC and Finder on Mac, in addition to the latest versions of Office on the desktop and Office 365 web experiences. These improvements provide a simplified sharing experience,…


Microsoft Drivers 5.2.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released!

Hi all, We are excited to announce the production ready release for the Microsoft Drivers 5.2.0 for PHP for SQL Server. The drivers now support basic select/insert/update/delete functionality with the Always Encrypted feature. The driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from PHP 7.0-7.2 applications on Linux, Windows and macOS. Notable…


SharePoint testing

Preliminary Planning  Plan the procedures to avoid any interruption and to speed up the process: define the purpose of the testing and bring together the project team, with an emphasis on the project manager make a list of the documents to be included, the electronic formats to be used for these files, and existing platforms that will work with SharePoint (ERP/CMS/CRM systems) make sure you have a list of relevant access rights, business policies, and data protection requirements 2. Define the testing environment, including servers and networks, together with the requirements and the monitoring and reporting tools 3. Define the databases and test files that will be used and make sure these don’t breach security and confidentiality rules 4. Define the expected outcomes and success thresholds 5. Be sure you correctly understand bug triggers, communication between…


SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

2018.03.23: (This is a reboot of a previous post. I revised the title, script, and photos a bit.) I was working on a support case recently when it was brought to my attention that this cmdlet, Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration,  does not output ALL contained instance configurations even when the “-RecurseContainedObjects” parameter is used. Yes, really!  It outputs configuration data for only one…


Create A Microsoft Sway Template – Modern Workplace Tips

Sway is a powerful, yet simple, tool that enables the creation of responsive design content viewable on any device. Whether newsletters, training materials, reports, business reviews, etc. Sway simplifies the process of content creation and delivery and is an out of the box service in Office 365. Today during a client presentation on the use…


Renaming our “new” command to “up”

We listened to feedback, we decided to change our previously released experimental “new” command to be now “up”. With version 0.2.0 of the extension, “new” is no longer available, and you will have to use “up” instead. The command (Which is still in Preview) enables the user to create and deploy their Node.js, .NET Core,…


Using Powershell PnP to create and permission multiple folders in Office 365

Let’s imagine, you have a CSV file with names and email addresses. You need to create a large quantity of folders, each folder must have a specific name and be uniquely permissioned to different users based off the CSV. All of this you can do with PowerShell. Make sure PnP PowerShell is installed, just run the command Get-Command -Module *PnP* Make sure you have a CSV file with the following headers and the relevant information: 3. You need to fill in 4 variables in the script: The site URL that you want to carry out the work on The name of the list or library the folders will be created in The level of access you want to give to the user (read, contribute etc) The path to the CSV file – ensure the csv file is called Folders so Folders.csv Run the script: If you don’t want to have full control to the folder, just change this: Remember to change YOURACCOUNT to your account email that you are running the script with:


Lync 2013 VDI Plug-in に KB4018290 を適用するとペアリングできない。

Japan Lync/Skype サポート チームです。 本情報は 2018年3月20日時点での情報です。追加の情報が入り次第随時アップデートを予定しています。 [現象] ローカル マシン へインストールされている Lync VDI Plug-in へ KB4018290 を適用するとペアリングできない。 リモート マシン: Lync 2013 (Skype for Business 2015) がインストールされているマシン。 ローカル マシン: Lync 2013 VDI Plug-in  がインストールされているマシン。 ※リモート マシンだけに KB4018290 を適用した場合は、事象は発生しません。Lync 2013 と VDI Plug-in でペアリングできます。   [バージョン確認方法] [インストールされた更新プログラム] から KB4018290 がインストールされているか確認します。   [解決策] 現時点で解決策はありません。   [回避策] ローカル マシンの PATH 環境変数へ以下の PATH…


EWS ServerBusyException – The server is too busy – for you

So… you got an ServerBusyException, eh? You might have seen it thrown as this in your code: Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ServerBusyException: The server cannot service this request right now. Try again later. The server is not overloaded overall and the call is reaching EWS and EWS is responding with a throttling error. When you see ServerBusyException in the…