Many Office 365 Groups and Teams have external guest members.Part 2 of our series about external access to documents in Office 365 explains how to use PowerShell to query groups about external guests so that we understand where the guests come from and what groups and teams they can access.
I predicted that the Build conference would give us lots of Azure news. In one respect, I was right; there was lots of news.
In this second part, I’ll look at how to manage Linux and Windows systems remotely using PowerShell Core.
Microsoft Teams now shows team owners when their team is going to expire – that if, if you use the Office 365 Groups expiration policy. But tenant administrators don’t have a report showing them when groups expire, so we wrote one in PowerShell for you to use (and improve).
The venerable Exchange Get-MailboxStatistics has been around for over ten years, but now it’s telling lies about Office 365 users. Well, just the last login date to their mailbox. The problem is that the world is a very different place to when Microsoft first introduced PowerShell in Exchange 2007. Mailboxes didn’t get so many visits from mailbox assistants then…
Teams now hides the Office 365 Groups that it creates from Exchange clients (Outlook, OWA, and the mobile apps). That’s as it should be for groups created for new teams. If you want to hide groups created for older teams, you can run the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlet, but that soon becomes boring when you might have hundreds of groups to process. PowerShell to the rescue once again.
It is nice to have an Azure Active Directory Expiration Policy for Office 365 Groups, but it’s not so good that the policy functions exclusively based on age. Another problem is that administrators have no way of knowing when groups will expire. So we take out PowerShell, write a script, and hey presto, we have a report. We still need to solve the problem of creating a policy that functions based on activity rather than age, but that’s another day’s work.
PowerShell is a critical skill for Office 365 tenant administrators. A knowledge of PowerShell allows you to fix things that Microsoft leaves undone in apps like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams. Sure, black holes exist for PowerShell (like Planner) and it is slow to process thousands of objects, but there’s nothing like a little script for getting things done.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to get started with the Chocolatey package manager for Windows.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to use the file resource and manage permissions on files and folders.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith looks at the Chocolatey package manager for Windows, what it does, and how it can simplify software deployment on servers and end-user devices.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server 1709 include a beta OpenSSH server and client. In this Ask the Admin, I will discuss how OpenSSH differs from PowerShell Remoting.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith uses a PowerShell script to populate Active Directory with test user accounts.