MS Teams – Disabled Private Chat Bug

If you find that you have a need to disable private chat in Microsoft Teams, be aware that you may run into some challenges while it is disabled and if you need to enable it again.


  • Private chat in Teams is enabled, and in use by users.
  • Private chat is then disabled for a period of time in the admin portal.
  • After a period of time, private chat is then enabled again.

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MS Ignite 2017: Top 5 Sessions

Microsoft Ignite kicks off on Monday, and I can’t wait for another year of immersion in all of the enterprise technologies that Microsoft has to offer.  If you are still struggling to sort through the 1500+ sessions available, let me persuade you to check out my top 5 anticipated sessions for the week.

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Get-AzureADMSDeletedGroup is not recognized

While playing around with Office 365 Groups expiration and the AzureADPreview module in PowerShell, I ran into the error below:

The term ‘Get-AzureADMSDeletedGroup’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

After a bit of trial and error, and some searching I found an important note in the Azure Active Directory PowerShell Module documentation.  The documentation notes that the preview module cannot be installed on the same machine as the production module.  I didn’t seem to have an issue actually doing the installation using the PowerShellGet Module, and tab completion for the cmdlets even worked, but the cmdlets would not work.

Indeed, after uninstalling the production module (Uninstall-Module AzureAD), I was able to work with the preview cmdlets.

Microsoft Teams: Changes for controlling access

On March 14, 2017 Microsoft officially launched Teams for Office 365.  While all users who were licensed with a qualifying Office 365 license automatically received the Teams tile in the app launcher, Microsoft provided a global way to control access.  The default setting was OFF.  Additionally, a note was included that the control was only temporary.


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Granting Permissions to Create Power Management Report Subscriptions in SCCM

With the role based administration controls (RBAC) in SCCM 2012 and above, a common way to grant access to reporting is using the built-in security role Read-Only Analyst.  This role grants access to view Configuration Manager objects, but also to run reports.  However, it does not grant permission to create subscriptions to these reports.  Subscription permissions are tied to other built-in roles.  For example, adding the Operating System Deployment Manager security role to a user would add the ability to create subscriptions to reports about OSD.  The only built-in role that grants permission to schedule Power Management reports, though is the Operations Administrator role.  Using custom permissions, we can grant the ability to create a subscription for all reports including Power Management.  These custom permissions will still honor any Security Scopes and Collections that are assigned to the Administrative User. Continue reading

Exporting Data from OneDrive or SharePoint Online for eDiscovery Cases

Most, if not all, organizations will encounter a time when electronic data discovery is required for one reason or another.  Typically these reasons include review by Legal or HR personnel.  In these times of need, the eDiscovery functionality in Office 365 can help facilitate the requests.  Data from Exchange and SharePoint Online can be extracted, or placed on “hold” so that even deleted information is retained.  Obtaining the data from Exchange Online is fairly straightforward, but there are some caveats to getting data from OneDrive.  NOTE: The same process outlined below can be used for any SharePoint Online site.  Instead of using a OneDrive URL, the site URL would be used instead.

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Tech And One #2

One, two, three, and to the four.  Snoop Doggy Dogg and Bill Gates are at the door.  What is the connection between Snoop and Bill Gates?  How can witchcraft help with technology?  Take a look at you my most interesting (or useful) findings from the technology world And One piece of maybe not so tech news. Continue reading