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Microsoft Graph API Office 365 usage reporting GA, existing API and PowerShell cmdlets will be removed January 29, 2018

Published 28/12/2017 - 3 Comments

Microsoft announced in a blog post on 19th December, new APIs are available now, and Using these APIs, you can retrieve the data available in all of the web-based usage reports on the Office 365 portal You get Organization level summaries per service, entity level (user, sites, accounts) usage information Reporting periods of the last […]

Get Skype for Business Client Version with PowerShell

Published 01/02/2017 - 7 Comments

As discussed in previous blog posts, there are many different Skype for Business clients (mobile, windows, Mac, IP Phone, Rooms etc.) and even within “Windows” there are many different versions (MSI, Click to Run with various Channels, “2013/2015” and 2016), there is also 32-bit and 64-bit. To add further confusion, the “version number” listed in the […]

Create a One Click Run As Shortcut with PowerShell

Published 03/01/2016 - 1 Comment

One of the challenges of working with so many Office 365/Windows Live ID’s/Microsoft accounts is that you are constantly logging in and out of them. You can run multiple browsers or run in incognito/private modes, but that can be a pain, and sometimes you want to be in multiple sessions concurrently. For example, you might […]

Quickly Disable Active Directory Password Policies in Lab

Published 11/07/2015 - 0 Comments

Just discovered there is a simple PowerShell Cmdlet for this, saves having to dig into Group Policy $Domain = “” Set-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy –Identity $Domain -PasswordHistoryCount 0 –MinPasswordLength 0 -MinPasswordAge 0 -MaxPasswordAge 0 -LockoutObservationWindow 0 -LockoutThreshold 0 -ComplexityEnabled $False

Add Windows Features to Windows 8.1 Using PowerShell

Published 09/04/2015 - 0 Comments

Oddly had to hunt around a bit for this, so thought I would post so I can find it when I next forget The cmdlets are not at all like Windows Server (wish they were) To get a list of windows Features Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | Format-Table –AutoSize   Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName TelnetClient -Online

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