Office 365 Message Center to Planner: PowerShell walk-through–Part 2

The code I am walking through here is that which drives the sample I blogged about in the posting https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/10/23/microsoft-planner-a-change-management-solution-for-office-365/ In Part 1 I walked through the PowerShell that was reading the messages, filtering out the ones I was interested in by product and then adding the required metadata to get them to the right…


Office 365 Message Center to Planner: PowerShell walk-though–Part 1

*** Update 10/28/2017 – made code correction mentioned below – setting and using an environment variable for my tenantId $uri = “https://manage.office.com/api/v1.0/” + $env:tenantId + “/ServiceComms/Messages” $messages = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $uri -Method Get -Headers $headers -UseBasicParsing *** I mentioned in my previous blog post – https://lwal.me/3n – that I’d walk through the PowerShell – so here it is, at least the…


Microsoft Planner: A Change Management Solution for Office 365

MessageCenterToPlannerCodeSamplesV2 TL;DR version – Create a plan with buckets for you products, get an AppId for a Native App that can read SHD and read/write all groups – then update the various variables in Application Settings for the Function or directly in the PowerShell – and create your custom products.json.  If you need more pointers…


Project Online: Setting Permissions in sites beyond PWA

Thanks goes to Paul Mather for most of the technical content of this particular post – as I’m taking a couple of his ideas and bringing them together.  I’m using PowerShell to set permissions in project sites and using Flow and Azure Functions to automate running that PowerShell.  I’ve also included a video that walks…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 4 of 3

As I mentioned in Part 3 – there are a few other things I wanted to cover, so here is part 4.  If you didn’t see the other parts – then here are the links – so come back when you’ve read them. Microsoft Planner- Considerations for Reporting–Part 1 Microsoft Planner- Considerations for Reporting–Part 2…


Microsoft Planner: Linking Plans to a Project task

For those on the Office Insider builds – or First Release – you will already be seeing a new link in the ribbon for Tasks in Project Online Desktop Client.  This is a feature only available for the subscription client – so don’t expect to see this in Project Professional 2016 if you own the…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting-Part 3

For the third and final part of this short series on reporting against Planner data I will be taking some of the ideas from Part 1 and Part 2 and putting more process around them.  This is still really just ideas to make you think about your use of Planner – and not a baked…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 2

A little longer getting to this than I’d hoped – but some of that time (as well as the day job) was spent doing a better job of what will be part 3 – so looking forward to writing that up!  For Part 2 though I’m looking at Flow to start with – and then…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 1

I was very fortunate recently to get the chance to present at Microsoft Ready, an internal worldwide training event held for the first time in Las Vegas – after running for many years in Seattle.  My session was on Microsoft Planner and I can’t repeat everything here as it was an internal event – but…


Microsoft Planner: Why can’t I add favorites or comment?

This has been a hot topic for support cases since Microsoft Planner first launched – so why are there cases where you are not able to comment or add a favorite plan?  There can be several reasons, and it is sometimes even further confused when we tell customer that this isn’t supported for Hybrid installations…