Post MSIgnite 2018 – What I’m Watching

As I filtered through the 1700+ sessions leading up to Microsoft Ignite, I quickly knew that unless I was able to clone myself I would have some catching up to do.  Rather than try to sort through all of the sessions again later, I made a playlist of sessions that I’d like to go back and watch.

The playlist is a compilation of 70+ videos and 24+ hours of content, mostly in the Azure and Office 365 arena since that is where a lot of my focus is these days.  Is there a session that shouldn’t be missed?  Feel free to let me know what should be added!

What I’m hoping to see at Ignite 2018

As Microsoft Ignite 2018 nears, I am busy preparing my schedule for the week.  Part of that preparation is planning for discussions I would like to have with product group members, MVPs, and other peers.  I also have some other things that I either think (hope) will happen, or at least want to hear more about.  Without further ado, here are 5 things I’m either hoping for or looking forward to at Ignite this year: Continue reading

Finding Members & Owners of an Office 365 Group or Microsoft Team

As Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams continues to explode in popularity, the ability to explore and control resources in large scale is becoming more apparent.  While there are some basic controls available, those specifically included in the Teams PowerShell Beta module leave a lot to be desired.  The Teams module currently only allows you to get information about Teams that you are actually in, thus very limited in the benefits to an administrator.

One of the tasks I have come across is the need to get a list of Teams, along with the members and owners of each.  Continue reading

Removing Multiple Blocked Senders from EOP

Along with an Office 365 subscription, you get Microsoft’s mail filtering solution Exchange Online Protection (EOP).  You can also subscribe to EOP if you are running on on-premises mail solution.

One nice feature of EOP is that it can be configured to detect and block outbound spam.  IF When a user account gets compromised (or maybe you have legitimate spammers) Microsoft can block the ability for the account to send any more outbound mail until you have addressed the account and unblocked it.  This is great until you have an outbreak of compromised accounts, likely due to phishing victims, and need to remove multiple blocked addresses.  So how can we do this?

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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.