Distribution group update based on AD attributes – PowerShell

On-premise dynamic distribution groups have limitations and you as a admin need to create contacts to make them work with hybrid environments as mentioned in the below article. Mystery of Dynamic Distribution Lists Exchange Hybrid There are other issues as well like you can not use these for Sharepoint permissions or other things like inviting…

MS forms Ownership transfer

I have stumbled upon this issue multiple times, user created the form and left the company, now anther user want to access the data of that form. There is not way to get this accomplished without transferring the ownership which needs to be done within 30 days of the user termination else it is lost.…

Migrate to cloud authentication in batches

I am excited about this feature that has been released by Microsoft as that will assist many organizations that want to switch over form their federation application such as secuareauth, PING, ADFS and others to Cloud authentication.  password hash synchronization (sync) + seamless single sign-on (SSO) or pass-through authentication + seamless SSO Previously organizations have to do a hard…

End of Exchange Online Classic Authentication

As most of you admins are already aware that Microsoft is killing Basic authentication for Exchange Online services for PowerShell, EWS, POP, IMAP and EAS. SMTP authentication is still supported.(changes will not affect it)   Microsoft already released the Exchange online MFA Powershell  previously but it lacked the capability to be used in scripts. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell/mfa-connect-to-exchange-online-powershell…

Bulk Enable Teams Only Mode

Sharing this PowerShell Spell that will assist you in bulk migrating the users to Teams Only mode. Below are the requirements from our customer: Script should read userprincipalname from text file. Enable these users to Teams Only Mode. Option to Disable as well so that they can be changed back to ISlands mode if required. Report…

Block PowerApps Onpremise Gateway installation

As Powerapps and Powerautomate (Flow) has grown rapidly so are the common issues that every organization faces. One such issue is controlling PowerApps Onpremise Gateway which everyone who is interested in automation is installing it so that they can automate the process in the onpremise world but many organization’s IT security department do not want…

Parsing Emails thru flow (Reading Emails thru flow)

Ending February with Microsoft PowerAutomate(flow) Spell. One of our team reached us as they have a legacy vbscript that runs on a server (from many years) but now giving them issues. VB script is calling outlook and processing emails based on what it reads from message body. I suggested them that if they can share…