Planner: Cloning a Plan with multiple assignments

I updated my previous posting with a rough re-write of my cloning PowerShell – but I have completed a complete re-write that handles the objects in PowerShell much better (thanks for the feedback and guidance Tarkan!). Here is a zipped up version of the ps1 – plannerclonemultiassignv3 *** Update 6/13/2017 – the Planner Graph API…


Planner: Group control–new PowerShell commands

Since posting my blogs that covered control of Group creation using PowerShell as a means of setting who can and cannot create Plans (which create Groups) there has been a new release of the Azure AD PowerShell module which supersedes the ‘v1 Preview’ that contained the earlier commands – such as Get-MSOLAllSettingTemplate and New-MsolSettings.  The…


A different kind of post–thanks Kate!

I don’t usually post non-technical stuff here – but today one of my long-time colleagues has her last day at Microsoft.  After 22 years Kate Simpson has decided to retire and we will certainly miss her, and I know many of our customers will too!  Kate spent all those years supporting mostly Project, but in…


Microsoft Planner: Now you can recover deleted Plans and Groups

A big announcement yesterday and this is something our customers have really been waiting for – the ability to recover deleted Groups, and with them any other deleted group related content that was deleted along with the group.  The support article that outlines this can be found at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-8163b1f4eb54?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and you also need to be…


Project and Project Server February 2017 Updates Released

Earlier this week saw the delayed release of the February 2017 Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016. Client updates were released February 7th as planned and server updates on February 21st  The client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule – although…


Microsoft Planner: How to clone a Plan with Graph

*** Update 4/18/2017 – new blog post and refined code for multi-assign and new endpoints – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/04/17/planner-cloning-a-plan-with-multiple-assignments/ plannerclonemultiassignv3 – see the blog post for walk-through and explanation of the changes *** *** Update 4/14/2017 – with the introduction of multi assign and some other recent updates to the API (planner entities are now under beta/planner – for…


Project Online: How to handle the sku changes?

In August 2016 we announced some changes to the Project Online plans – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Important-information-for-Project-Online-customers-about-plan-changes-496aafdd-9f62-4daf-8d2e-0e700925c6b2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and now we are in 2017 more of you will be either starting or renewing to these plans.  This can be a challenge to swap the old sku for the new sku – particularly when these are not necessarily a one…


Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner–what to expect

With the release of Microsoft Teams there is a new experience with Microsoft Planner – plans are one of the items that can be added within a team – and you can add multiple plans!  There are a few differences between the way these ‘Team Plans’ behave – but they are real ‘Planner Plans’ and…


Project and Project Server November 2016 Updates released

Thanks Suzanne for posting the November Public Updates blog for Project and Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/11/11/project-and-project-server-november-2016-updates-released/ My favourite fix?  Probably the Project Server 2016 fix that means you can now apply updates in a reasonably short time – rather than the many hours that it could take with the September and…


Project and Project Server October Updates released

Thanks Suzanne for getting the update post out this week.  The client updates were delayed from 1st to 2nd Tuesday – but all Project and Project Server updates now live – see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/10/12/project-and-project-server-october-2016-updates-released/