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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/15/2017 4:51 PMPodcast0 

Todd and Shane have a lot of information to share this week. They start out by going over Todd's most recent blog post on how to download SharePoint patches without needing to use your browser. Great for those highly secure server environments. Next they cover a new web page whose sole purpose in life it so be your homepage for all things PowerShell and SharePoint related. Microsoft has renamed First Release tenants, they tell you about that next. They finish up by telling about another way to fill up your server's hard drive with log files, and how your HP laptop might be spying on you.

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Podcast 368 - We are Horrible Users (Time 0_21_00;21)

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Running Time: 31:42

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04:55 Downloading SharePoint Patches with PowerShell
07:11 Downloading patches video on YouTube
10:11 SharePoint Server & SharePoint Online PowerShell cmdlets have a new home
13:42 Microsoft has renamed “First Release” to “Targeted Release.”
17:23 IIS Logs to SQL Database using Powershell and Log Parser
23:39 460 HP Laptops have a keylogger built in
27:10 Todd's Charity drive.
28:30 SharePoint North America Conference
29:00 SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast368

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt12/8/2017 11:21 AMPowerShell; SharePoint 2013; SharePoint 2010; SharePoint 20160 

I’ve been known to patch a SharePoint server here and there. Once in a while, when I’m on a customer server its Internet Explorer security settings will prevent me from being able to download a patch. I’ll go to my favorite patch list, toddklindt.com/sp2016builds or toddklindt.com/sp2013builds, and pick the patch I want. But when it comes down to getting the patch the IE security settings will prevent me from actually downloading said patch. Sadness ensues. I’ve had to do various dances to get the patches and recently I’ve started leveraging PowerShell more and more to do so. After a conversation with Jason Himmelstein I agreed to publish the PowerShell I use. Jason promised me you wouldn’t laugh. So you can’t laugh.

I also made a video of how to use it.

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The Usage

I packaged this as a function, Get-TKMSKBDownload, and while it’s in a module, you can easily paste it into any existing module file you might already be using.

To use this function download TKDownloadFile.psm1.txt. Remove the “.txt” at the end to rename it to TKDownloadFile.psm1, Rename-Item .\TKDownloadfile.psm1.txt .\TKDownloadFile.psm1. Then Import it into your PowerShell session with Import-Module TKDownloadFile to let it know it’s there.

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I have lovingly provided some Help and Examples to help you use it. In trying to address all of the situations where I’ve done this, I made sure the function worked with either details.aspx and confirmation.aspx URLs for the download link.

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To use it, go to my patches page and click the Download link for the patch you want. Then copy that URL out of your browser and paste it after the function, like in the example:

Get-TKMSKBDownload -url https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=56230

It will download the patch into your current directory. It should look like this when it runs:

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After the file is downloaded you can run it and patch your SharePoint server.

I won’t paste all the code in this blog post, (download it here) but I do want to highlight a couple of pieces of it. First, this is the line I use to get the direct link to the patch download, where $url is the link from the patches page:

$downloadurl = ((Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri $url).links | Where-Object -Property data-bi-cN -Like -Value "click here to download manually" | select -First 1).href

Before I wrote this PowerShell I had a couple of instances where I needed the direct link to the patch. I had had to use the Developer Tools in Chrome to find the URL in the Microsoft Download web page. I was able to use that information to craft the line above. If you’re curious, you can start with the part inside of the parenthesis (Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri $url) and see how the page is loaded as an object by PowerShell. There is some interesting stuff in there.

The other part I needed was the name of the file to save. That’s part of the $downloadurl object, so I used this PowerShell to put off the file name, which is everything after the final / character, plus 1 so we don’t get the / itself:

$file = $downloadurl.Substring($downloadurl.LastIndexOf("/") + 1)

With those two pieces of information I’m able to pull the patch down and save it.

Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri $downloadurl -OutFile $file

As always, I had a couple of people look this code. Thanks to Shane Young and Jeff Hicks for all of that. Jeff had some great ideas for a v2 of this, like being able to specify a download directory, or backgrounding the download job. All good ideas, but I didn’t want to delay the publication of this blog post to implement them. If I keep using this module I may add them later. If I do, I’ll update this blog post.

Once again, if you’d like to see all of this magic in action, you can watch my HowTo video on YouTube.

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ShortURL: http://toddklindt.com/PSDownloadMSPatch

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt12/7/2017 9:49 AMPodcast0 

As we near Christmas, Todd and Shane show their holiday cheer. Shane has his office decorated, and Todd has his head decorated. They do find the time to talk some tech. Shane talks about the PowerApps videos he has released recently. Todd talks about SSH tunneling and how to do it with native Windows tools in Windows 10. They finish up by talking about some baby steps you can take with home automation, and how Christmas time is the perfect time to do it.

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Running Time: 32:21

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02:33 Learn about PowerApps and SharePoint Online
06:23 SSH Tunneling for Windows People: Protecting Remote Desktop
12:13 AmpliFi Teleport
16:00 Wemo Smart Plug - $45
16:00 TP-Link Smart Plug - $23
16:00 Amazon Echo Dot - $30
16:00 Etekcity Smart Plug 2 pack - $30
27:43 Todd's Charity drive.
29:15 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
29:48 SharePoint North America Conference Registration Code KLINDT
30:00 SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast367

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt12/4/2017 9:40 AMPodcast0 

Todd starts off this week's podcast with an update about his SharePoint 2016 page. During that conversation they talk about a new security precaution that is taken in recent SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 that may cause trouble for legitimate 3rd party SharePoint applications. Shane released a couple more videos on YouTube, so they talk a bit about those.

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Podcast 366 - SharePoint 1994 (Time 0_07_36;08)

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07:23 SharePoint 2013/SharePoint 2016 – Applying Cumulative Update removes all users with db_owner
14:30 Video: Export SharePoint List to Excel with PowerShell
18:08 YouTube facing more AD pressure
22:48 Microsoft Office appeared in the Google Play store
26:28 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
27:53 SharePoint North America Conference
28:18 SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast366

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt11/28/2017 9:31 AMPodcast0 

Lori's gone this week, but Shane and Todd muddle through. They cover some of the cool new features that show up in the November 2017 patches for SharePoint 2013 and 2016. They also talk about PowerApps and something new Shane built.

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Podcast 365 - Whole Bunch of Good Stuff in it (Time 0_11_57;24)

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November 2017 CU aka Feature Pack 2 is out

PowerApps Shopping Cart like functionality

The new Azure AD sign-in and “Keep me signed in” experiences rolling out now!

Shane speaking at SoCal User Group

SharePoint North America Conference

SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast365

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt11/20/2017 10:42 AMPodcast0 

Todd is back from Slovenia and he's ready to go. He and Shane start off talking about Todd's love of blue shirts, as he shows off the speaker shirt from the Thrive Conference. Then they cover some good uses for the PowerShell cmdlet Test-NetConnection. In Slovenia Todd got to hang out with Erwin van Hunen, one of the big dogs behind the PnP PowerShell cmdlets that Todd and Shane love so much. Todd recalls some of the conversations he and Erwin had. They finish up by talking the new PowerShell cmdlets for Microsoft Teams, and how world changing they are.

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Podcast 364 - Can't Say Enough Good Things (Time 0_31_14;01)

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Running Time: 31:16

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PowerShell for Teams

Pocket Casts

Bill Gates playing SimCity in Real Life

Shane speaking at SoCal User Group

SharePoint North America Conference

SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast364

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt11/20/2017 9:20 AMPodcast0 

Podcast 362 - Went out with a Bang

Shane is on his own this week while Todd is enjoying Slovenia. He takes some time to talk about new things in the tech world like the iPhone X and the Xbox One X. He also tries to decode the mystery around PowerShell's foreach command. Is it an alias? Is it a separate command from ForEach-Object? Is it a furniture polish? Shane sorts it all out. Intel and AMD have formed an unholy alliance, and Shane gives you his take on that as well. It's a packed 23 minutes, so you won't want to listen to this one at 2x like you normally do.

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Podcast 363 - It Makes No Sound (Time 0_18_07;28)

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Running Time: 23:07

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05:32 PowerShell Video: ForEach-Object
09:01 Intel and AMD team up
13:32 Azure Cloud Service map
15:21 Netflix phishing attack
20:52 Shane speaking at Cincinnati PowerShell group
33:58 SharePoint North America Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast363

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt11/20/2017 8:56 AMPodcast0 

Shane's cold feet make an appearance in this week's podcast. We also talk about a regression in the October 2017 SharePoint 2013 CU. Microsoft has blessed us with release notes for Azure AD, and we celebrate them. We wrap it up by talking about a couple of new product releases from Amazon.

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Podcast 362 - Went out with a Bang (Time 0_10_22;00)

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Running Time: 35:24

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09:04 Shane's new foot warmer
13:05 SharePoint 2013 Patches
13:40 Microsoft Ends Production of Kinect
21:01 You asked, we’re delivering: Release notes for Azure Active Directory!
25:56 Roadmap for Skype for Business capabilities coming to Microsoft Teams now available
27:28 Amazon Cloud Cam
31:21 Popular New Amazon Service Just Comes To Your House And Kills You
32:42 New Kindle Oasis
3:25 Thrive Conference
33:42 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
33:58 SharePoint North America Conference
34:00 SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast362

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt10/30/2017 9:09 AMPodcast0 

It's a busy week at Podcasting Central. Shane and Todd try to cover it all in 30 minutes or less, or your podcast is free. They cover some exciting changes to OneDrive, and what it means for Enterprise users and admins. They also cover the new iPhone, and Microsoft's answer to Alexa and Google Home, the Harmon Kardon Invoke.

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Podcast 361 - Nerd Colored Glasses (Time 0_01_09;28)

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Running Time: 30:28

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03:43 OneDrive Files On-Demand For The Enterprise
5:00 Use Group Policy to control OneDrive sync client settings
14:23 Update to Sharing Emails
20:23 Hey Cortana, It’s My Harman Kardon Invoke First Impressions
25:52 Apple reduces base iPhone 8 to $399
28:28 Thrive Conference
29:00 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
29:30 SharePoint North America Conference
29:30 SharePoint Administration Day Camp

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast361

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt10/23/2017 9:20 AMPodcast0 

This is a big week in Microsoft technologies and Todd and Shane do their best to keep you abreast with all the excitement. The talk about using Guest Access with Teams, and a couple of tips that will help make your experience better. They also try to get you ready for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. They would be remiss, as tech podcasters, to not talk about the wireless KRACK exploit and what it means for you. They also talk about what a captive portal is and how you can make your interaction with them suck less.

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Podcast 360 - The Deluded One (Time 0_00_49;05)

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Running Time: 31:03

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11:15 Portals Suck
13:24 Script to connect to Office 365/Exchange
24:32 WPA2: Broken with KRACK. What now?
26:00 What Wi-Fi Security Problem? Windows is Already Patched
29:43 Thrive Conference
30:01 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
30:30 SharePoint North America Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast360

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt10/12/2017 9:57 AMPodcast0 

While Shane's away, Todd will play. After spending some time talking about nice it is that Shane's gone, Todd gets down to business and delivers some bad news about Windows Phone. He raises our spirits by talking about some new beautification that OneDrive has and gives us the best news of all, Edge is coming to iOS and Android!! He finishes the podcast off getting techy and talking about SharePoint Server's cursed noderunner.exe processes. What they are, and how to handle them. He finishes off with some good old Lorem Ipsum.

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Podcast 359 - This is not a drill (Time 0_50_05;04)

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Running Time: 35:15

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This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real
Beautifully useful: Introducing a new look for OneDrive.
Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today, Android soon
SPS Cincinnati
Thrive Conference
Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
SharePoint North America Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast359

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt10/5/2017 2:08 PMPodcast0 

Back in their respective homes, and mostly recovered from Ignite 2017, Todd and Shane fire up the webcams and record another great podcast. This week they cover the SharePoint announcements made last week at Ignite. They touch on fun topics like the new SharePoint Migration Tool, the SharePoint Admin Center, Hub Sites, and security in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. They also like the lower third that the Ignite staff used last week, that they stole it for their very own.

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Podcast 358 - Blue Everything Else (Time 0_10_22;00)

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Running Time: 41:18

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12:05 Get Microsoft Ignite session information or contents
17:03 SharePoint Topics announcement at Ignite
21:26 The SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft
26:31 The new SharePoint Admin Center
28:02 SharePoint hub sites new in Office 365
31:05 Security you can trust, control you can count on with SharePoint and OneDrive
37:25 SPS Cincinnati
38:02 Thrive Conference
38:25 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group
39:14 SharePoint North America Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast358

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt10/5/2017 9:14 AMPodcast0 

Episode 357 finds the Dynamic Duo broadcasting live from the Podcasting booth at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. While this was recorded on the first day of Ignite, before all the good SharePoint announcements, they still discuss some Ignite content, like the new Multi-geo Office 365 functionality, and Skype for Business turning into Microsoft Teams. Todd also brags on himself a bit as he tells the tale of passing certification exam 70-346. It's rare the boys get to do a podcast together in the same room, and even more rare that there are other people in the room tolerating it. This one was a good one.

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Podcast 357 - Live from Ignite 2017 (Time 0_07_02;12)

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Running Time: 31:46

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13:47 Introducing Multi-Geo in Office 365
15:00 Multi-Geo sessions at Ignite
15:00 Multi-Geo in OneDrive
15:00 Multi-Geo in SharePoint Online
16:34 Transitioning Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams
21:30 Microsoft Begins to Pitch Windows 10 S for the Enterprise
23:28 OneDrive file viewers
26:16 SPS Cincinnati
28:30 Thrive Conference
28:53 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast357

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt9/21/2017 1:23 PMPodcast0 

Feature Pack 2 is upon us, and in this podcast Todd and Shane tell you what's to love, and what's not to love about it. They also revisit the Equifax breach discussion from last week, and add some additional context to what happened. As if that weren't bad enough, they also discuss the popular cleanup app, CCleaner, and how it has been quietly compromising customer machines for months. They finish up with good news when they talk about Microsoft's On-Prem data gateway, and how it's so easy to use, even Shane can do it.

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Podcast 356 - They Left Their Pants Down (Time 0_13_41;18)

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Running Time: 29:06

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05:08 Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016
14:22 Ccleaner used to spread malware
17:19 Pirate Bay hijacking your browser to mine Bitcoin
20:22 On-Prem Data gateway for Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Azure Logic Apps
26:01 Microsoft Ignite
26:45 Thrive Conference
27:08 Shane speaking at SoCal User Group

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast356

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt9/14/2017 11:05 AMPodcast0 

The boys are back together this week as Todd is back from Europe, and Shane cancelled his vacation because he missed Todd so much. Todd starts the podcast by talking about what a great time he had in Stockholm and Tallinn last week. The moves into heady discussions like grocery delivery and autonomous cars. They move into important content when they discuss Microsoft's first step towards bringing guest access to Teams. Shane recently made a video on using Convert-Path and they talk about what a helpful cmdlet it is. They finish the podcast talking about the recent Equifax breach. As a tech focused podcast, they were bound by law to do so.

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Podcast 355 - Where's Big Blue (Time 0_05_29;28)

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Running Time: 46:14

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24:56 Guest access for Microsoft Teams
27:50 Skype for Business possibly being renamed to Teams
29:49 Convert-Path video
38:24 Credit freezes should be free
42:08 Equifax PIN generation is based on time and date
35:13 Rackspace to acquire DataPipe
43:10 Microsoft Ignite
44:11 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast353

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt9/12/2017 5:17 PMPodcast0 

Shane runs another solo mission with this week's podcast. He covers Microsoft Mix and Excel Co-authoring Nirvana. The Fall Creators Update is coming to Windows 10, and Shane tells you all about it. He follows up with a PowerShell tip on Convert-Path and why the Chinese Government hates ICOs, Initial Coin Offerings. Don't worry, Todd is back next week.

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Podcast 352 - Pain in Daddy's Butt (Time 0_09_59;24)

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04:04 Excel co-authoring in SPO and OneDrive
05:47 Windows 10 Fall Creators update coming Oct 17
07:43 Windows mixed reality
10:52 China banned initial coin offerings

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast352

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt9/11/2017 11:55 AMPodcast0 

PowerShell, PowerShell, and more PowerShell are the topics of this week's podcast. We do find the time to talk about Big Data (though not the way you think) and another nail in the coffin of Windows Phone. Shane also gives some valuable insight into his wardrobe.

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Podcast 351 - Ugly Muffs (Time 0_07_05;22)

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Windows Management Frame work 5.0 is out of support
Video on installing WMF 5.1
Wear the same thing everyday
PowerShell Profiles
SharePoint Exchange forum
PowerShell Training is your Friend
Microsoft Ignite
Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast351

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt8/24/2017 2:45 PMPodcast0 

Shane and Todd are back together this week. They discuss the new SharePoint Online Management Shell and how disappointing it still is. They move to happier topics like robots stealing future jobs, new features to Todd's beloved OneDrive, and a clip of Grace Hopper on the David Letterman show.

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Podcast 350 - Naughty Box (Time 0_02_17;19)

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14:17 Microsoft updated SharePoint Online Management Shell
29:02 Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About Robots and the “Jobless Future”
17:09 Todd's blog post
20:46 Getting Started with PowerShell profiles
37:59 Grace Hopper shows David Letterman a nanosecond
42:04 PowerShell Training is your Friend
43:22 SharePoint Exchange forum
44:20 Microsoft Ignite
45:07 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast350

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt8/23/2017 10:20 AMPodcast0 

Shane takes the reins this week while Todd is backpacking across Europe. He starts by talking about his guest appearance on First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He covers Consumer Reports recent change in recommendation around the Microsoft Surface. He then covers some PowerShell topics and talks about the SharePoint People Picker. He finishes up by gushing over his Tesla.

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Podcast 349 - Swooped up by Bigger Channels (Time 0_02_21;03)

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Running Time: 23:17

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03:02 Shane on First Ring Daily
5:00 Consumer Reports says Surface is no longer recommended
07:35 PowerShell Module Browser
08:26 People Picker with PowerShell
11:19 PowerShell Day in London
12:32 Target acquires tech company to do same day deliveries
18:49 Tesla reclaims the safety crown
21:48 SharePoint Exchange forum
21:54 Microsoft Ignite
22:28 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast349

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt8/10/2017 9:16 AMPodcast0 

This week Todd flies solo while Shane is out doing god knows what. Todd perseveres and talks about some recently published content around running SharePoint Server 2016 in Azure IaaS. Then he talks about how VS Code is the new official IDE for PowerShell, and what that means. The Azure AD sign in experience is changing. Todd walks you through what those changes are and how they'll impact you and your organization. Finally, Todd talks about what he's doing at Ignite, and which version of SharePoint is most popular on his blog.

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Podcast 348 - Like Matt Damon (Time 0_00_22;17)

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Running Time: 31:23

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04:50 Run a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure
09:29 VS Code is the official PowerShell IDE now
14:01 The new Azure AD Signin Experience is now in Public Preview
17:37 SharePoint communication sites begin rollout to Office 365 customers
26:11 PowerShell Training is your Friend
27:51 SharePoint Exchange forum
29:09 Microsoft Ignite
29:28 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast348

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt8/7/2017 10:46 AMPodcast0 

Todd is back in town and the Podcast goes on. This week Todd and Shane discuss such heady topics as password security, how we all screw up SLAs, and tech support scammers. Then they talk about fun stuff like new Azure VMs, some SharePoint tech support wins, and what's new in Shane's garage. 

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Podcast 347 - Hang Back Bucko (Time 0_05_20;11)

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Running Time: 48:00

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06:33 A fish tank used to hack a casino
13:02 SLAs and how we screw them up
14:21 Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era
23:31 Windows 10 Insider build 16251 lets you link an Android phone to your PC
09:01 Tech Support scammers
47:26 SharePoint Exchange forum
47:10 Microsoft Ignite
47:28 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast347

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt7/27/2017 10:35 AMPodcast0 

In this episode Todd calls from the edge of the earth and does the podcast with Shane over his phone. They discuss Shane's new PowerShell script and accompanying video on how to move file shares to SharePoint Online. You can check it out on his YouTube channel. Todd was busy making videos too. His was on adding custom domains to Office 365. They finish up talking about SharePoint Search, Ready Player One, and the exaggerated death of MSPaint.

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Podcast 346 - Moose Capoose (Time 0_03_53;10)

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Running Time: 42:26

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10:48 Moving Files or entire File Shares with Metadata to SharePoint Online
14:35 Video: Add a Domain to Office 365
26:11 Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
28:58 SharePoint Search Query Tool on Github
30:32 Ready Player One trailer
34:10 Chipping your employees
39:05 PowerShell Training is your Friend
39:52 SharePoint Exchange forum
40:23 Microsoft Ignite
40:47 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast346

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt7/25/2017 4:36 PMSharePoint 2016; Speaking0 

I do love autumn and smell of tech conferences. This fall is a busy one. I’m going to be all over, but I did want to let you all know I’ll be at Microsoft’s big Ignite shindig in Orlando. Go ahead and sign up and block off September 25-29 on your calendar now. While you’re at Ignite join Jason Himmelstein and me for our session, SharePoint Server 2016 migration in the real world: How to avoid making our mistakes. While Jason and I both firmly have our heads in the cloud these days, SharePoint Server is still our first love. In this session we’ll talk about migrations to SharePoint Server 2016 we’ve taken part in and what things we’ve screwed up. It promises to be a good time, swing by.

I’ll also be doing my weekly podcast live from the Expo floor. I’m also going to try to get some other slots at their podcasting booth. The camera loves me. Smile

If you’re going to be at Ignite and you want to get together, send me an email to ignite2017@toddklindt.com. I usually try to schedule a breakfast or lunch with my podcast listeners, but I would love to meet anyone, whether they suffer through my podcast or not. If you’re going to be around, drop me a line.

Added 8/24/2017

Here are the dates and times:

Live Podcast – Monday 5:00 PM - OCCC Southside Restaurant

SharePoint Server 2016 migration in the real world: How to avoid making our mistakes – Thursday 2:15 – 3:30 - OCCC W315

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Tech Community discussion page

See you at Ignite,

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No presence informationTodd Klindt7/21/2017 9:31 AMOffice 365; Hybrid0 

With Shane’s prodding I’ve decided to put some instructional videos out onto YouTube for some of the common tasks people ask us about. I’m trying to break the videos up into small digestible chunks, and because of that some are more exciting than others. This one falls on the “less exciting” side. Smile But it sets the stage for some very cool stuff.

In this video I start slow by just showing how to add your domain, like contoso.com, to your Office 365 tenant. It’s nothing fancy or earth-shattering, but it is the first part of doing much cooler things. Things that I will also immortalize on YouTube for future generations to enjoy.

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Add a Domain to Office 365

If you don’t want to miss out on the exciting sequels to this video, subscribe to my YouTube channel. Then you’ll get pestered every time I add something new. Everyone wins!

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/AddDomaintoO365

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt7/20/2017 3:11 PMPodcast0 

A lot has gone in the last week and Shane and Todd do their best to get you up to speed with it all. They discuss Todd's fabulous talk about OneDrive to the St. Louis SPUG. Microsoft announced a few things at Inspire last week, so Shane and Todd talk about them as well. They cover Microsoft 365 and the latest developments on Azure Stack. Microsoft is also rolling Communications sites to SharePoint Online and that comes up. All in all, it was a pretty productive podcast.

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Podcast 345 - I Can Stop the Internet (Time 0_04_22;03)

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Running Time: 41:02

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08:11 How to Control Azure AD Connect Auto Upgrade
11:30 Azure Stack
18:29 Introducing Microsoft 365
21:49 SharePoint communication sites begin rollout to Office 365 customers
25:35 SharePoint Server 2016 Architectural Models
36:27 PowerShell Training is your Friend
38:25 SharePoint Exchange forum
39:25 Microsoft Ignite
39:45 Thrive Conference

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast345

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt7/17/2017 12:34 PMHybrid; PowerShell1 

I’ve been working with Azure AD Connect (AADC) for a couple of years now. For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure yet, Azure AD Connect is a tremendous piece of software that you install on-prem and it syncs your on-prem Windows Active Directory to your Azure Active Directory or Office 365 tenant. It has come a long way since the old DirSync days. If you’re an IT Pro that has mainly worked with on-prem software like SharePoint and you’re curious where your career is going, this is it. You’re going to have to become an identity expert, or maybe start practicing those grocery bagging skills. Running AADC through its paces is a good way to start your journey into Azure, Hybrid, and Identity.

Azure AD Connect has greatly benefitted from Microsoft’s recent(-ish) move to agile software updates. For well over a year now Microsoft has been slipping out updates to AADC and made significant improvements to it, all the while not breaking anything. An amazing feat! Smile You can see from their Version History page they keep very busy.

At the very beginning of the AADC installation Wizard you encounter a fork in the road; you can do an Express Install, or an Advanced Install. I tell most people, especially people that are new to AADC that Express is a great option. It’s very close to Next –> Next –> Finish and it does a good job getting everything wired up. Later, you can go back and rerun the installation in Advanced mode to tweak anything you need to. It’s very well done. One of the things that the Express installation does is set AADC to automatically upgrade itself when Microsoft publishes its next tasty upgrade. Like I mentioned above, the upgrades have added some great functionality with none of those nasty regressions that we’ve come to fear from upgrades. Unfortunately, until recently, if you chose to do an Advanced install right out of the chute, AADC was not set to automatically upgrade itself. And to make matters worse, that wasn’t necessarily brought to your attention during the install. If you weren’t paying attention, or didn’t know to look, you’d be stuck with that version of AADC forever. How sad!

To address that scenario, and just to give you some control over the upgrade process, I’m blogging the setting. This way you can see what your auto upgrade status is as well as change it if you’d like. Plus it gives you another opportunity to play in PowerShell. Who doesn’t love that?

First log into the machine where AADC is installed and open a PowerShell prompt. It does not need to Run as Administrator. There are two cmdlets that deal with AADC’s autoupgrade status; Get-ADSyncAutoUpgrade and Set-ADSyncAutoUpgrade. Here’s a screenshot to break up the monotonous wall of text:

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As expected, we can run Get-ADSyncAutoUpgrade to set what our current status is:

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We can see here that AADC is set to automatically upgrade itself with the newest juicy bits that come out. What if we didn’t want that? Maybe we have a migration freeze coming up and updates can be applied. It’s a sad state of affairs, but it happens. To do that we use:

Set-ADSyncAutoUpgrade -AutoUpgradeState Disabled

As a guy that’s used a lot of PowerShell, I find myself wishing this followed the $TRUE / $FALSE structure, but I can work with this. Since there are only three acceptable values (Enabled, Disabled, and Suspended), you can tab complete the cmdlet name, the parameter name, and the value “disabled.” That helps.

Now AADC will not upgrade itself. But does this impact the sync cycles? Not at all. If we run Get-ADSyncScheduler we see that syncs are still happy and scheduled to run as expected.

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Once our maintenance freeze is over we can reenable the autoupgrades with

Set-ADSyncAutoUpgrade -AutoUpgradeState Enabled

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That’s a much more satisfying feeling than disabling. Smile 

In most cases I am afraid of autoupgrading software, but so far AADC hasn’t burned me, so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt7/17/2017 9:26 AMPodcast1 

There was much celebration this week during the Podcast, as both Todd and Shane got word that they had been renewed as Microsoft MVPs. After patting each other on the back for a while they talk tech. They cover their favorite parts of Jeff Teper's takeover of the SharePoint Twitter handle last week. They talk a lot about PowerShell, and they finish up by indulging Todd's obsession with Tesla.

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Top 10 Takeaways from Jeff Teper’s #TeperTakeover
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St. Louis SharePoint User Group
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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast344

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt7/5/2017 4:02 PMOffice 3651 

Over the last couple of years, my talks have migrated from fewer on-prem SharePoint Server talks, to more Office 365 centric talks. One of the questions I get asked more and more frequently, by admins that are trying to find their place in this new, cloudy, world is, “How can I keep up with all of the changes to Office 365?”

It’s a good question, and one a lot of people are struggling with, especially if they’re used to on-prem administration. As a SharePoint Server admin, updates came out no more frequently than once a month, and even then we were in complete control to when that update was applied to our farms. As our workloads are moving to Office 365 that is thrown completely on its ear. Now updates happen to Office 365 any day of the week. Sometimes they’re turned on for end users, sometimes they aren’t. You just never know. If you don’t know they’re coming, you can’t properly prepare yourself or your user base. Nobody likes that.

So here are a couple of ways to have a fighting chance against unexpected Office 365 updates.

1) Sign up for messages in the Message Center

You have to be a Tenant Admin for this one, but I assume most people reading my blog that aren’t my mom, are tenant admins. The Message center is a place in the Office 365 Portal where you can tell Office 365 which products you care about, and how it can tell you about changes and outages.

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You can find this little gem under Health > Message center. The messages deal with outages, updated features, new features, the whole enchilada. In the upper right you can set which products you see messages for. If you’re not using Skype for Business, shut off those messages. The bottom left is where the real gold is. You can have Office 365 email you once a week with that week’s new messages. This is a great way to see what is new if you’ve forgotten to check the Message center. The link at the top middle, “Read about staying on top of Office 365 changes”, takes us to our second tip.

2) Office 365 Roadmap

For a few years the Office 365 Roadmap has been a great way to see what’s on the horizon for your favorite Office 365 property. It not only shows was coming, but what has been delivered and what has been cancelled as well.

3) Microsoft Tech Community

The more things change, the more they stay the same. When I was cutting my teeth as a SharePoint admin back at the turn the century, the place to go for answer was Usenet. Ask your grandparents about it. Today, that same need is met by online forums. The Microsoft Tech Community is the place to go with your cloudy questions. While it’s not specifically a resource for what’s new with Office 365, that does get covered there.

4) First Release

First Release isn’t really a place, First Release is more like a state of mind. Smile First Release lets your tenant, or some of the users in your tenant, see new functionality in Office 365 before it’s released to the entire Office 365 loving world. It’s not a good idea to have your entire Production tenant in First Release, so either only include a few users, or enable it for a test tenant. It’s also important to point out that some things are only rolled out to First Release Users, or First Release Tenants, but not both. They aren’t always in step. Read more about that in Marc Anderson’s blog post.

Of course you can also follow a ton of Twitter accounts to keep up. I’d try to list them all here, but I’d just embarrass myself.

I hope this helps. Let me know if there are any other means you use to keep up with Office 365.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt7/5/2017 9:16 AM0 

June and July are always nervous times for me, and I’m not talking about fireworks going off around me. It’s because for the last 11 years July 1st has been when I found out if I was renewed as a Microsoft MVP. This year was no different, though maybe a little worse. Microsoft has been tweaking the MVP program and I never take for granted whether I’ll meet the mark or not.

I’m happy to report that I did in 2016. I was awarded my 12th MVP award July 1st! Being a SharePoint and Office 365 kinda guy my award is in the Office Servers and Services category.

I have met so many great people in the MVP program and I’m honored to be a part of it. Thanks to Microsoft for including me, and thanks to all the people that have helped me out along the way. It means a lot.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt6/29/2017 10:12 AMPodcast0 

Todd triumphantly returns this week and wows Shane with tales of his travels over the last two weeks. After that's over, Shane and Todd talk about branding, updates to the wonderful PnP PowerShell module, the death of Windows Nano Server, and new password guidance from NIST.

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03:56 Collab365 Interview
33:57 The Death of Nano Server
37:17 NIST updated their password policy
35:56 PowerShell 6 beta 3 is out
41:45 St. Louis SharePoint User Group
42:46 SharePoint Exchange forum
43:08 Microsoft Ignite

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast343

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt6/27/2017 5:38 PMPodcast0 

Shane gets the spotlight all to himself for the second week in a row. This week he talks about PowerBI and SharePoint Online and some updates to Office 365. He also talks about a very useful video he put out that covers uploading files to Office 365 with PowerShell and including their metadata. Not too shabby.

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03:20 Getting started with Power BI and SharePoint Online
04:56 Move SharePoint Online Files with Metadata
06:30 Work with files with PowerShell
06:55 TechSmith Microphone Review
07:51 Vizio Online Preview
09:00 Microsoft Forms
11:50 4 TB hard drives for VMs
13:46 Owning the Magic Quadrant
16:12 AI makes its own language

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast342

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt6/27/2017 11:35 AMPodcast0 

In the first of two solo podcasts, Shane talks about how he bested a fault Secure Store service, Ignite sessions you don't want to miss, and some viewer feedback. While it's only Shane, it's also only 22 minutes long, so go ahead and listen to it.

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11:52 Ignite Sessions for SharePoint, Delve, O365, OneDrive, Groups
12:43 Xbox One X
15:06 Power BI June update is out for Desktop Client
19:45 Microsoft Mixer

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast341

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt6/8/2017 3:42 PMPodcast0 

The Bandit is back, and we chat about it in this week's podcast. We start out talking about Todd's car and how it made the news. Then we move on to more important topics like why Write-Host is bad, and Shane is a terrible person for telling you to use it. We also cover the most recent online password management tool breach and what that means for us and password managers. We finish up by talking about Todd's latest web idea, http://www.whichonedrive.com.

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05:48 Murphy Is The Bandit
07:29 Bandit Outtakes
08:29 Write-Host is your friend
24:14 Three basic security hygiene tips from Microsoft’s Identity Team
26:44 The new Azure AD Admin Console is GA!
28:07 Which OneDrive?
33:25 Which OneDrive on Twitter
33:59 Office 365 Engage
34:45 St. Louis SharePoint User Group
35:04 SharePoint Exchange forum
35:29 Microsoft Ignite

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast340

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt5/26/2017 9:22 AMPodcast0 

In our first ever Tuesday Podcast, Shane and I talk about our favorite parts of the SharePoint Virtual Summit, including some yummy new OneDrive functionality. We also share a tool that you can use to create a bunch of content in SharePoint for testing purposes. A new SharePoint conference was announced last week, and we give you some information on it. We finish up talking about the new Surface Pro, and what we like and don't like about it.


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04:57 SharePoint Server 2016 and Beyond…
13:23 SharePoint Data Generator
15:55 A SharePoint Conference
18:26 The Next Surface Pro Has Leaked
21:36 Huawei laptop
22:03 Office 365 Engage
23:20 SharePoint Exchange forum
23:47 St. Louis SharePoint User Group

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast339

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt5/25/2017 9:13 AMSpeaking0 

As IT Pros our jobs have always been changing, but the rate at which they’re changing now is almost unprecedented. I’m glad I’m wearing my seatbelt. As we make the transition to Office 365 one of our new responsibilities, or a larger responsibility is Security and Compliance. You may have been able to avoid it in the past, but you may not be so lucky in the future.

So where can an on-prem SharePoint admin get a start with it? I’m glad you asked. Smile On Wednesday May 31st, the nice folks at Petri.com are putting on a webinar where Shane Young and I will be talking about the processes and technologies you’ll need to get familiar with. We’ll cover the basics and show you some tools to get you started. And maybe we’ll find some time to make fun of each other too.

How can you get all of this fun and information? Point your favorite web browser at this registration page and you’ll be all set.

I look forward to seeing you.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/18/2017 10:47 PMPodcast0 
  
No presence informationTodd Klindt5/12/2017 5:00 PMOffice 365; OneDrive0 

I’ve been dancing with this girl we call SharePoint for well over a decade, and I swear she gets prettier every day. Smile It has been fun watching Microsoft squash bugs and add functionality to the product along the way. One area that has been particularly satisfying is watching Microsoft address areas where the SharePoint Haters always take jabs at SharePoint. Things like, “SharePoint can’t handle more than 5000 items in a list,” or “You can’t have site collections larger than 100 GB in SharePoint,” or my favorite, “SharePoint Designer is free and users are going to destroy SharePoint with it!” Oh, wait.

OneDrive, Now with More Character

Recently Microsoft has fixed two of the limitations that plagued, character support, and URL length. Last month Microsoft chipped away at the former when they released this blog post, New support for # and % in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. In that blog post they announce that there’s a new API that will allow the use of the characters # and % in file and folder names in SharePoint Online (SPO) and OneDrive for Business (ODFB). In the past these characters were forbidden because they were used for other purposes in HTTP. The # character was used to reference anchors in HTML documents. The % was also busy being how you escaped ASCII characters in URLs. Any SharePoint admin worth their salt is well accustomed to space characters showing up as %20 in URLs like ‘Shared%20Documents.’ Since so much of SPO and ODFB is accessed through URLs, this made using those two characters particularly tricky. But you know Microsoft, they have some smart folks there, they figured it out.

Microsoft has always been stellar with backwards compatibility (sometimes to their detriment) and this is no exception. When this feature rolls out in June 2017 they will do it with a new API, so the old APIs will continue to work as expected. If the tenant was created before June 2017 a Tenant Admin will have to use PowerShell to toggle the SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames parameter to Allowed. After that, file and folder names can include # and %. Site and web names cannot. You’ll also have to have the OneDrive Next Gen Sync Client to sync files and folders with # and % in their names.

This only pertains to OneDrive for Business with SPO and Office 365. It is not for SharePoint Server 2016 on-prem.

ODFB Office 365

ODFB On-Prem

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URL Size Matters… Less…

Another place that SharePoint got its nose bloodied was URL length. For most cases it was enough, but every once in a while it would bite people, like during upgrades. Last week Microsoft, hot off their victory against those rascals # and %, announced they are bumping the maximum path limit in SharePoint Online and ODFB from 256 characters to 400! That’s an increase of over 50%! And this 400 character limit does not apply to the query parameters at the end. Since SharePoint Online doesn’t have any the ability to add managed paths, I’ve seen people get creative with site collection names. Now they can use those extra 144 characters to get extra creative.

This is also only for SharePoint Online.

ODFB Office 365

ODFB On-Prem

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There are more great OneDrive improvements to blog. I’ll get to them next week.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/11/2017 11:39 AMPodcast0 

As is often the case, in this week's podcast Shane and Todd talk about fashion, and hardware. They also find time to talk about PowerShell and some big updates to Azure Active Directory. The finish things off with a discussion about cord cutting, and how Todd has done it, and why Shane should.

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Running Time: 52:47

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11:31 Integer Sizes
13:12 Microsoft Updates Preview of Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication
17:13 IBM has been shipping malware-infected USB sticks
23:02 Surface Laptop
31:08 No Surface Pro 5
33:03 Yoga 720
46:51 SharePoint Admin Training
48:22 SharePoint Virtual Summit
49:48 Office 365 Engage
50:25 SharePoint Exchange forum
51:38 http://www.wyzerr.com

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast337

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt5/8/2017 3:16 PMPodcast0 

We taught a class last week, and we start this week's podcast out by telling you all about it. Then we cover some PowerShell topics, because everybody loves PowerShell. Then, what has turned into nearly a regular segment on the show, we talk about the latest in domestic spying, and how the spies are being found out. Finally, after the release of the Creators update for Windows 10, we discuss some of the changes in it.

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17:40 Azure AD and third-party apps: It’s a bigger deal than you might think!
21:42 Managing SharePoint Online Files with PowerShell
26:38 Top 50 PowerShell Blogs and Websites for Developers
23:00 Guidance for developing well performing SharePoint Online Portals
29:11 Flight Tracker app tracks "spy" plane
31:22 Space X launches "top secret" spy satellite
35:34 Microsoft cuts more features from Win 10 Professional
42:01 SharePoint Admin Training
44:26 Office 365 Engage

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast336

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/18/2017 11:15 AMPodcast0 

This week's podcast covers such controversial subjects as ADFS with Office 365 PowerShell, MFA with Exchange Online PowerShell, and Office 365 nearly starting a war. Then Todd goes on a rant about why he doesn't like a certain Gizmo site.

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Running Time: 47:43

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15:40 ADFS with PowerShell is broken
22:01 Azure - Multiple Ips per NIC now GA
23:00 Exchange Online PS Modules support MFA
23:38 O365 now available in South Korea
34:27 Airplane cell phone calls won’t be allowed in US any time soon
26:27 Book: Trust me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
40:13 Bold Zebras PowerShell classes
43:17 SharePoint Admin class
44:41 Office 365 Engage

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast335

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/17/2017 9:29 AMPodcast0 

Glory be! There will be another on-prem version of SharePoint, so says Microsoft. We start out this week's podcast with that good news. Of course it's all downhill from there, but we soldier on. DirSync (the product) is no longer supported, so we talk about what ways companies can keep their Windows Active Directory in sync with Azure Active Directory. We cover some new characters that can be used in file names with SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. We also talk about how to recover deleted Office 365 Groups, and in what scenarios you might accidentally delete one. We finish up talking about Shane's new keyboard. Talk about a strong finish.

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Running Time: 41:59

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4:16 Bold Zebras Newsletter
20:36 Microsoft Confirms SharePoint vNext Will Have On-Premises Iteration
22: 28 DirSync and Azure AD Sync are deprecated and will reach end of support on April 13, 2017
23:28 New support for # and % in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business
25:50 Set up Office 365 file storage and sharing
28:02 Restore a deleted Office 365 Group
33:19 Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900
37:09 Bold Zebras PowerShell classes
39:43 SharePoint Admin class
40:38 Office 365 Engage

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast334

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/14/2017 5:03 PMOneDrive0 

As anyone that listens to my podcast knows, I’m a fan of both the Consumer and For Business versions of OneDrive. I use it for a lot of my personal file syncing as well as with several Office 365 tenants, both production and test. Some of that is Production, some of it is with demo tenants. In the last couple of months I’ve stumbled across an unbelievable gap in the product, you can’t delete a OneDrive for Business (ODFB) account that you can’t log in to from the Windows Next Gen Sync Client. (NGSC).

You can delete OneDrive (consumer) accounts. And you can delete a ODFB account if you’re logged into it. Both of those show up on the Accounts tab of the Sync Client Settings page. But if you can’t log into the Office 365 account you’re syncing to, you can’t delete it. It’s stuck in this weird purgatory where the folders still show up in Explorer, but the blue icon for the account doesn’t show up in the system tray. It’s very confusing.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to delete some stale accounts for a while and it was inconceivable to me that that wasn’t possible. Today, I finally swallowed my pride and reached out for help. I tweeted the official (pronounced “Oh-FISHeeal”) OneDrive Twitter account. If they can’t help me, no one can. They have a blue check mark! This was their response:

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I can’t find it because it’s not there! But, they do offer a solution, we can vote for this feature (really, deleting an account is a “feature”) on User Voice. It doesn’t cost anything but your time, and each vote you cast will bring me closer to my nirvana of being able to purge all the unused ODFB folders from my PC.

Vote early, vote often.

Thanks for your support.

tk

ShortUrl: http://www.toddklindt.com/DeleteODFBAccount

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/14/2017 10:18 AMSpeaking0 

Over the years I’ve had the fortune to hang out with some of the best and brightest people in my industry. I’m happy to report that trend is continuing. I will be speaking at Office 365 in Haarlem, Netherlands June 19-22 2017. This conference is such a big deal they even made me these fancy banners to put on my web site:

Todd Klindt 300x200 

Isn’t that fancy! If you’d like to go to Office 365 you can use SPRTK483 as a discount code to get 10% off the price of admission.

While I’m a SharePoint and Office 365 kinda guy, there are a bunch of great technologies being covered here. There are experts in Azure, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365, both in Infrastructure and Development. If you work on Microsoft technologies, there is someone here you can learn from.

I’ll be doing two sessions, Mastering PowerShell with Office 365 and Beginning Azure AD Identity for SharePoint and Office 365 Administrators. Both classes will be chock full of useful content you can put to work right away. Both sessions also have deeper follow-up sessions by other speakers so you can dig in deeper if you’d like.

So, consider coming to Office 365 Engage, and if you do, please come find me and introduce yourself. I love meeting new people. Smile

tk

ShortUrl: http://www.toddklindt.com/Office365Engage

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/12/2017 4:42 PMPodcast0 

This week's podcast is live from SPTechCon in Austin. We talk about the upcoming SharePoint Virtual Summit and what will be discussed there. We also lament the closing down of Codeplex and discuss one of our favorite projects, the SharePoint Search Query Tool. We wrap the show up discussing how my dishwasher may hack my refrigerator with the microwave's help.

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Running Time: 34:23

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06:44 http://boldzebras.com training class links
07:54 SharePoint Virtual Summit
09:55 Codeplex shutting down
11:42 SharePoint 2013 Search Query Tool
13:41 Update: Auto creation of Direct Reports group in Outlook
16:01 Dishwasher has directory traversal bug
20:48 Updating the Access Services in SharePoint Roadmap
30:26 SharePoint Admin class
30:40 Todd on SQL Data Partners podcast
31:06 Office 365 Engage

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast333

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt4/11/2017 10:49 PMPowerShell0 

Are you a SharePoint or Office 365 admin that wants to take their PowerShell mojo up another step? Are you a Windows admin that knows they need to master PowerShell but don’t know where to start? Are you someone with a lot of time on their hands and want to spend some of their employer’s training budget? Have I got good news for you! Shane and I are putting on two 90 minute PowerShell classes on Thursday April 20th. Shane will take the first session where he’ll cover how to get PowerShell set up exactly the way you’d like as well as a foundation of the core cmdlets you should know and love. He’ll also help you understand PowerShell scripts that you steal learn from on the web.

Then I take the wheel for part 2. I’ll cover looping techniques to help you make the most of those delicious objects that PowerShell serves up for us. Next I’ll move on to how to deal with a variety of files, both writing to and reading from. I show you how to write your first scripts and how to securely deal with passwords. For my big finale I’ll show how to do some basic Active Directory tasks.

I know, I know, this seems like a lot to take in in two 90 minute sessions. To help out with that we’re going to record both sessions and make them available for 30 days. We’re also going to provide each student a file with all the examples we run during the class. And of course you’ll be able to ask questions like during the class and you’ll get to enjoy all the Shane and Todd banter you can stand. Shane will also autograph any undergarments that are requested.

Each of these sessions are only $99 each. You can sign up today at BoldZebras.com.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt3/31/2017 3:11 PMPodcast0 

We get an update on Shane's computer build this week, along some discussion on the new automatically generated groups in Office 365. We also talk about how you shouldn't use an @ sign in your Windows username, and how to integrate GitHub with Azure AD.

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Running Time: 40:23

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06:41 Shane's Computer Build
18:38 Don’t put an @ in the sAMAccountName
20:05 SAM-Account-Name attribute specs
28:20 SPTechCon Austin
33:35 Azure Active Directory integration with Github
35:08 Automatically Created Office 365 Groups Based on Direct Reports Coming Soon
37:02 Deployment considerations for implementing Microsoft Identity Manager with SharePoint Server 2016
38:00 Automatic creation of Direct Reports groups in Outlook
39:08 SQL Data Partners Podcast

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast332

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt3/24/2017 8:13 AMPodcast0 

This week's podcast is all over the map. We talk about Windows 10, Microsoft authentication issues, Shane's crappy Surface, and Reddit. After we're warmed up we dig into weighty topics like Enterprise Mobility and how Elon Musk is going to light up Australia.

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23:53 Microsoft authentication issues
29:33 Azure AD AMA
35:48 Free Azure training course from Microsoft
31:18 Enterprise Mobility
36:31 Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

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No presence informationTodd Klindt3/10/2017 9:22 AMPodcast0 

SharePoint popularity and what's new in SharePoint start out this week's podcast. We talk about a recent survey that shows which versions of SharePoint are used the most. #4 will shock you. Microsoft has been hard at it releasing new things, and we give you our take on the new SPO management shell, Azure AD Connect versions, and the SharePoint Framework. We finish up by revealing who has been trying to hack into Todd's Hotmail account.

Join Todd and Shane for their online SharePoint Admin class, March 20th to 24th. It promises to be more fun than a barrel full of weasels. They'll cover SharePoint on-prem, Office 365, and PowerShell. You know, the topics that the cool admins are talking about these days. Check out the syllabus and sign up at http://www.boldzebras.com/sharepointadministratortraining

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Podcast 330 - Todd Performed a Miracle (Time 0_01_17;04)

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Running Time: 38:56

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11:02 Todd recorded an episode of the SQL Data Partners Podcast
13:50 SharePoint Online is now the most popular version of SharePoint (with SharePoint 2016 coming in at 4th)
19:53 New version of SharePoint Online Management Shell
20:00 Shane's PnP PowerShell video
21:27 Azure AD Connect: Version release history
22:37 SharePoint Framework roadmap
24:35 Suspicious Hotmail activity
28:50 BgInfo Automation script
30:47 Azure Command Line 2.0 now generally available

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No presence informationTodd Klindt3/2/2017 8:50 AMPodcast0 

While Todd basks in the freetime of his unemployment he still finds time to keep up on SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure. This week he and Shane talk about a fantastic PowerShell script Shane wrote to move files around in SharePoint Online. Some new sync functionality is next on the list. Not to be outdone Azure AD adds group based functionality, and SHA1 is kaput! That, and Todd going to the moon, all on this week's podcast.

Join Todd and Shane for their online SharePoint Admin class, March 20th to 24th. It promises to be more fun than a barrel full of weasels. They'll cover SharePoint on-prem, Office 365, and PowerShell. You know, the topics that the cool admins are talking about these days. Check out the syllabus and sign up at http://www.boldzebras.com/sharepointadministratortraining

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Podcast 329 - Well-known and Irritating to One and All (Time 0_07_15;14)

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Running Time: 40:25

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21:12 Move SharePoint Online Files with PowerShell
24:28 OneDrive to get differential sync in Q2 2017
26:17 Azure AD group-based license management for Office 365
29:37 SHA1 function is now dead
31:00 SHA1 collision breaks Subversion
32:37 SharePoint 2007 EOL October 10th 2017
28:00 Hybrid SharePoint Taxonomy released
35:46 Headed to the moon
38:40 The Shane and Todd Training Show is back
39:02 SPTechCon Austin

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/23/2017 9:00 AMPodcast0 

Todd and Shane start out slowly, talking about Batman and unemployed life. Then we get into meatier topics like Conditional Access in SharePoint Online and DOD Level 5 PA. We also discuss some exciting new additions to copying files in SharePoint Online. Then we cover our second love, PowerShell, and talk about how to securely save passwords, and a new place to find the PnP PowerShell cmdlets.

Join Todd and Shane for their online SharePoint Admin class, March 20th to 24th. It promises to be more fun than a barrel full of weasels. They'll cover SharePoint on-prem, Office 365, and PowerShell. You know, the topics that the cool admins are talking about these days. Check out the syllabus and sign up at http://www.boldzebras.com/sharepointadministratortraining

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Podcast 328 - Hello Kitty Lunchbox (Time 0_15_15;26)

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11:44 The Shane and Todd Training Show is back
17:10 Bill Baer gives an overview of Conditional Access Policies with SPO and OneDrive for Business
19:10 DOD Level 5 PA granted for Azure and O365
21:26 Three new improvements for OneDrive and SharePoint document libraries
23:59 PNP PowerShell cmdlets now on MSDN
25:00 Video: Install PNP PowerShell for SPO
26:34 Managing Usernames and Passwords for PowerShell
30:37 Water Jug Fitness YouTube Channel
36:37 SPTechCon Austin
35:28 The Shane and Todd Training Show is back

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/20/2017 1:23 PMPodcast0 

Todd starts off this episode talking about a change in his career. After a good cry, he and Shane pick up the pieces and talk about a new webpart coming to SharePoint Online. Then Shane talks about some new security and BI functionality coming to Office 365.

In bigger news, Todd and Shane announced their next online SharePoint Admin class. It's March 20th to 24th. It'll cover all the fun SharePoint on-prem and Office 365 topics that the cool admins are talking about these days. Check out the syllabus and sign up at http://www.boldzebras.com/sharepointadministratortraining

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Podcast 327 - Daily Grind of the Common Man (Time 0_59_40;00)

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03:57 Time Marches On…
6:00 Lets go treasure hunting
14:04 Learn to use passwords with PowerShell securely
19:13 New SharePoint Online Link web part rolling out now!
27:44 New Office 365 capabilities help you proactively manage security and compliance risk
30:10 Integrate Power BI reports in SharePoint Online
32:40 Don Jones Imposter Syndrome

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/17/2017 10:56 AMSharePoint 2016; SharePoint 2013; Office 3650 

A rolling stone gathers no moss (see what I did there?) and I’m not letting myself get fat and lazy during my unemployed stretch. After drowning my sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey, I put on my good sweatpants and went right back to work. Shane and I, after watching funny cat videos for a couple of hours, decided what the world needed was a SharePoint 2013/2016 & Office 365 admin class taught with that Todd and Shane panache that has been loved from sea to shining sea.

We will be teaching this class, our SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016 Administrators class + Cloud overview March 20th through the 24th 11:00 to 2:30 EST, with a lunch break in the middle. The class will be taught live, so you’ll be able to stump Shane as much as you’d like. It will also include Hands On Labs for your puttering around pleasure. All of this training is online, so you can learn and stay in your Iron Man jammies. I know that’s what I’ll be wearing.

All of this can be yours for a mere $1200 USD. You can sign up here.

If you have questions, hit me up on Twitter or email me at class@toddklindt.com.

See you then,

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/13/2017 7:37 AM0 

As of last week, I am no longer at Rackspace. It was a great 5 year run, and I look back on them fondly. I made a ton of great friends, and learned so much. But, it’s time to move on…

I’ve gotten a ton of support from everyone, and that has really helped. Thanks a lot.I’m not sure what’s next for me. I’m still weighing my options. You can always reach out to me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email me at firstname@toddklindt.com, (replace firstname with my first name) if you have suggestions on what I should do next. Getting out of the IT field at working at Wendy’s is a valid suggestion, and one I’ve received multiple times during my career. Smile

I do have good news. The Podcast will continue. You’re not getting rid of Shane and I that easily. I will also be sullying the stage at SPTechCon in Austin in April. If you’re there, stop in and say, “howdy.” Also feel free to offer to buy my lunch, or give me some gas money.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/12/2017 9:58 AMPodcast0 

This week's podcast starts off with the list of the ten best Intranets and your friend and ours, SharePoint, makes up the majority of these paragons of enterprise productivity. Not to be outdone, SharePoint's online counterpart, Office 365, has a lot to be proud of too. We talk about what's new in Office 365 administration, both in the UI and in PowerShell. Speaking of PowerShell, Shane promotes his newest Internet sensation, how to get the fancy PowerShell formatting on your ancient Windows 7 and 8.1 systems. We finish out the podcast by Shane showing us all where he keeps all of his pictures of Todd.

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Podcast 326 - Be the Boss of your MOSS (Time 0_02_09;23)

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16:39 9 of 10 best intranets use SharePoint
18:04 What is new in Office 365 administration - Jan 2017
20:05 New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups
25:23 SharePoint Management Shell has been updated again
28:50 Video on installing WMF 5.1 and PSReadLine

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No presence informationTodd Klindt2/3/2017 2:23 PMPodcast0 

Hooray for OneDrive! The update to OneDrive is one of the things we talk about this week. We also talk about SMAT, Microsoft's way of telling you you're ready for Office 365. Once you're in Office 365, the FindTime feature can help you schedule meetings. Shane and Todd then get off on a tangent and talk about 3D TVs and cord cutting.

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Podcast 325 - Poop on That (Time 0_01_18;11)

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Running Time: 43:46

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08:38 Microsoft delivers awaited OneDrive for Business-SharePoint sync
21:26 SharePoint 2013 Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT)
23:50 FindTime feature of O365
29:47 IOS 10.2.1 for Security fixes
30:36 3D TV is dead
32:43 Cutting the Cord - Taking Control of TV and Slashing Monthly Costs Over 70%
33:00 Episode 177 | Geek Out on Cutting the Cord

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No presence informationTodd Klindt1/26/2017 1:51 PMPodcast0 

Birthdays and sweatpants start out today's podcast. Then we talk about how great Todd's blog post on using PowerShell to add Office 365 domain is. Then we cover the changes to Microsoft's FastTrack offering (as well as what the heck FastTrack even is) and their new StaffHub product. We wrap things up by talking about the new release of PowerShell in WMF 5.1, and how painful CSOM can be with PowerShell and SharePoint Online. 

This is the last week to contribute to Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did!

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Podcast 324 - My Good Sweatpants (Time 0_25_36;21)

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Running Time: 44:34

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10:45 How to Add a Domain to Office 365 and Azure using PowerShell
17:31 FastTrack expands to support Windows 10, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Teams
18:00 What is FastTrack?
21:34 Microsoft StaffHub
28:12 WMF 5.1 Released
40:28 Puppy Training with our SharePoint book

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast324

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt1/23/2017 2:47 PMPodcast0 

SharePoint Online Conditional Access is the headlining topic this week. Then we hit our old friend PowerShell and see how we can easily use it to test our Internet connection. Then we talk about a couple of Microsoft rumors and acquisitions. One around AI, or our computer overlords. And another about the resurrection of Windows Phone. Zombie phones, run for your lives!!!

Have you heard about Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity ? Check it out. It’s the bomb!

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Podcast 323 - Brownies from California (Time 0_56_59;14)

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Running Time: 35:26

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08:57 - SharePoint Online Conditional Access
19:37 - Software "patch"
28:02 - Microsoft buys an AI company
21:42 - Microsoft Patents a Phone with Foldable Screen


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No presence informationTodd Klindt1/17/2017 4:06 PMOffice 365; PowerShell0 

I love blog posts like this. PowerShell and Office 365, two of my favorite tastes, all rolled up into one. This particular blog post is not groundbreaking, but it’s fun. I’ve recently set up a few Office 365 tenants, and part of that is adding one or more custom domains. Of course you can use the Office 365 Admin Portal to do that, and there’s no shame in that. (Well, maybe a little) But if you want to take your Office 365 Admin game up another level, you can do all of that with PowerShell. I’ll show you how in this blog post.

Getting the Module and the Domain

You need to make sure you have the correct Azure PowerShell module installed before you can take advantage of any of the goodness in this blog post. When I wrote this blog post, I was using version 1.1.166.0 of the MSOnline module. If you don’t have it installed, you can watch Shane’s crappy video walkthrough on installing it. Time marches on, and it marches double-time in the cloud. So while I assume these steps will work later versions of the module, I can’t guarantee that.

To add a domain to your Office 365 tenant, you’ll obviously need a domain. It doesn’t matter where you register the domain, as long as you have the ability to add DNS records. Microsoft does have a deal in place with GoDaddy, so getting your domain there does have some advantages.

Adding the Domain

Once you have the module installed, and the domain purchased it’s time to open up PowerShell and make some magic. Open up “Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module” to get the party started. I christen every PowerShell session with a heaping helping of Start-Transcript, so do that first. Then use Connect-MsolService to connect to your tenant. If you haven’t already added a custom domain to your Office 365 or Azure tenant, then you’re likely logging in with a username that looks like someone@sometenant.onmicrosoft.com, where sometenant is your tenant name, and someone is a tenant admin for that tenant. To get the landscape of the domains in your tenant, use Get-MsolDomain. It looks like this:

SNAGHTML141ce81e

Once you’ve confirmed the domain you want to add isn’t already there you can use New-MsolDomain to add it. The command I ran was 

New-MsolDomain -Name "toddsblog.com"

It might seem like that should be enough. The domain is added, Ta-Da! If that was the case, this would be a very short blog post. We still have a couple of steps left. I have to prove to Microsoft that I own toddsblog.com. Maybe toddsblog.com is Todd Rundgren’s blog, or maybe Todd Bridges. Who knows? To verify that I am truly the Todd behind toddsblog.com, I have to make a specific DNS entry that Microsoft tells me to add.

Before I can add the correct DNS entry, I need to know what it is. The Get-MsolDomainVerificationDns gives me that value. We have two options, we can create a TXT record, or an MX record. Since I’m not moving the mail for toddsblog.com over to Office 365 right now, I went with the TXT record. If I was moving mail in the short term, I would have went for the MX record instead, and saved myself the step of adding it later. To get the TXT record I need, I ran this command:

Get-MsolDomainVerificationDns -DomainName toddsblog.com -Mode DnsTxtRecord

Here is the output I received:

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I used GoDaddy’s domain management tool to add this record. While the label in the screenshot says “toddsblog.com” I really needed to add a record for @, which tells DNS clients “this domain.” It looked like this:

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DNS takes its time to move around the Internet, and it gets cached a lot of places along the way. To improve the chances that Microsoft gets the new record, I used nslookup to query a major DNS provider, Google, and make sure it was there:

nslookup -type=TXT toddsblog.com 8.8.8.8

I got the output I expected:

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Looks good.

The final step is telling Microsoft to check that we made the entry, and made it correctly. Let’s see what happens:

Confirm-MsolDomain -DomainName toddsblog.com

The output looks like I did it right.

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Let’s check our list of domains again with Get-MsolDomain

 

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More good news. And finally, in the UI:

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The domain shows up as “Setup in progress” because I haven’t added all the DNS records Office 365 needs to send email and stuff like that. The domain is still good though. I can assign that domain to users. It’s fully functional.

To recap, here was the whole process:

New-MsolDomain -Name "toddsblog.com"

Get-MsolDomainVerificationDns -DomainName toddsblog.com -Mode DnsTxtRecord

Confirm-MsolDomain -DomainName toddsblog.com

The other stuff was just fun fluff.

I hope this helps, and encourages you to get your PowerShell on when working with Office 365 and Azure.

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt1/16/2017 2:28 PMPodcast0 

In this week's episode Shane and Todd talk about some additions to Microsoft Flow, and the continued, sad demise of the Microsoft Band 2. They also talk about some new licensing options for the Office Online Server, and how the demise of CMD is greatly exaggerated. Oh, and they talk about one unintended side effect of anonymous cars.

Have you heard about Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity ? Check it out. It’s the bomb!

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Podcast 322 - Ten Best Ways to Listen to Todd Klindt's Podcast (Time 0_01_01;04)

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Running Time: 33:56

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09:51 PSA: Microsoft Band No Longer a Swappable Unit
14:05 Microsoft Flow adds 13 new services
18:07 Office Web Apps and Office Online Server now supported in Azure
20:26 CMD isn't going anywhere
24:23 Self Driving cars will cause an organ shortage
27:27 New version of SPO PowerShell
29:40 Star is coming within 77 Light days of Earth

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No presence informationTodd Klindt1/9/2017 9:57 AM0 

This week Shane is all alone at the mic while Todd is recovering from his holiday hangover. Who knows what Shane is talking about this week, but it's a good combination of old, new, and Azure. Next week is bound to be better. It just has to be.

Oh, and don’t forget Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity

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Podcast 321 - Not Again... (Time 0_25_30;19)

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/29/2016 3:17 PMPodcast0 

For the last podcast of 2016 Todd and Shane go off script talk and do something original, they talk about what's happened in 2016 and give their take on it. They talk about football (American football that is), what constitutes a Christmas movie, and mall riots. They spend a little time talking about the tech stories of 2016, like the iPhone, some more about the iPhone, the Galaxy Note 7, hacking, and cars that will drive Shane to Chick-Fil-A any time he'd like.

Another blatant shoutout for Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity

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Podcast 320 - Ransomware Christmas Special (Time 0_00_23;06)

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/21/2016 5:11 PMPodcast0 

In this week's episode Todd and Shane talk about "Reverse DSC." What it is, and what it means for your SharePoint farms. Then we cover some updates to SharePoint 2013 PSConfig and OneDrive For Business. Then we delve into the weighty topic of AI and unending corporate meetings. We finish up with Shane's random thoughts about college football, Italian plumbers, and Star Wars.

Another blatant shoutout for Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity

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Podcast 319 - Back Behind the Barn (Time 0_04_23;00)

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Running Time: 49:54

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07:45 SharePoint Reverse DSC
11:30 PSConfig improvements announced in August 2016 are now available for SharePoint 2013
15:22 New OneDrive Admin Interface
20:44 Let Microsoft schedule your meetings
25:32 Poor Mac Book helped the Surface
31:13 Manage access at scale

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/19/2016 8:57 AMPodcast0 

This week's episode covers a lot of exciting topics. We start the show off talking about a great blog post Todd recently published about a bad error message that PowerShell gives you with Office 365. Then we discuss some new things that Microsoft has released, like the SharePoint Migration Assessment tool, and some documentation on DR for Access Services. We also cover the things to consider when using a WAN accelerator with Office 365.

Oh, and check out Todd's Birthday Charity drive at http://pointgowin.com/tkcharity


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Podcast 318 - Tighter Than a Goose's Patoot (Time 0_00_40;26)

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05:48 Getting “Unable to assign this license because it is invalid” in Office 365 PowerShell with Set-MsolUserLicense when you know darn well it’s valid
14:23 PowerShell 101 for SharePoint friends
17:44 SharePoint Online software boundaries and limits!
20:08 SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool Release Candidate
21:30 Disaster Recovery best practices for SharePoint Server and Access ServiceS
23:30 WAN accelerators not supported with Office 365
26:09 Lawyer talk on the topic
30:22 Microsoft offering more free Azure training
32:45 Microsoft's 2017 Event Lineup

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/8/2016 4:07 PMOffice 365; PowerShell0 

I’ve been working on a blog post about the script I use to license users inside of Office 365. It’s a doozy. You’re going to love it, I promise. As a rule, I have someone proof read all of my blog posts, especially ones that have PowerShell code in it. For those of you that have read any of my blog posts, that might come as a shock, but it’s true. When Shane was testing my code he kept getting errors. In this case, I just chalked it up to his ineptitude, which is the source of many of his troubles, so I blew him off. I had tested the crap out of this PowerShell script so I trust it more than I trust Shane.

But a couple of days ago I was running my trusty script and I got the error. Now stuff was getting serious! Here’s the code I ran:

PS C:\> $lic1 = "MOD873457:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM"
PS C:\> $user = "alonso@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com"
PS C:\> Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $user -AddLicenses $lic1

Here’s the very unpleasant response that PowerShell gave me:

Set-MsolUserLicense : Unable to assign this license because it is invalid. Use the Get-MsolAccountSku cmdlet to retrieve a list of valid licenses.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $user -AddLicenses $lic1
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [Set-MsolUserLicense], MicrosoftOnlineException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.InvalidUserLicenseException,Microsoft.Online.
   Administration.Automation.SetUserLicense

I did like it suggested, and sure enough the SKU was legit:

PS C:\> Get-MsolAccountSku

AccountSkuId                ActiveUnits WarningUnits ConsumedUnits
------------                ----------- ------------ -------------
MOD873457:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM 25          0            1
MOD873457:PROJECTPREMIUM    25          0            0

Here is my failure in pictures

 

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It turns out that Shane is not an idiot. Well, if he is, this is not an example of it. It’s just a poor error message. While the error says the license is invalid, it’s really not. It threw that error because that user already had that license.

We can verify that with this command:

(Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $user).licenses

The output looks like this:

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Unfortunately there’s no good way that I know of to tell why you’re getting that error, or walk through a user’s existing licenses and see if it’s already applied. It can be done, but it’s ugly text parsing. If I figure out something elegant, I’ll let you all know.

After much swearing and figuring this out on my own, I did find one vague reference to it in Microsoft’s

Assign licenses to user accounts with Office 365 PowerShell document.

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Not helpful, Microsoft, not helpful.

 

tk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/8/2016 1:45 PMPodcast0 

This week Shane and I crown our first Podcast Listener of the Day, though with any contest, there was some controversy. After that is settled, we discuss a few new releases from Microsoft. Things like Azure AD Connect, and the PowerShell cmdlets for Azure AD. We show you how to see every PowerShell command that has ever been run on your machine. We finish up by talking about Amazon Go, and how it won't destroy the lives of Americans everywhere. At least not yet.

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Podcast 317 - No More Blacksmiths (Time 0_21_26;00)

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Running Time: 40:33

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12:06 Azure AD ConnectAzure AD Connect 1.1.343.0 released
15:00 https://aka.ms/aadconnect
17:19 AzureAD PowerShell V2.0 is now GA
22:34 Join First PowerShell Core Community Call – Dec 8, 2016
27:12 Amazon Go
29:40 McDonalds unveils job replacing kiosks

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/2/2016 1:53 PMPodcast0 

This week's podcast is hilarious mess of production woes. Shane and I try out some streaming software with disastrous effect. Next week will be better. It just has to be. :)

We get the duct tape out, we fix things and we put on a show. We chat about the changes in the Office Patterns and Practices PowerShell cmdlets, and then we spend some time gushing about how great they are. Whole new countries of people get to enjoy Office 365 this week thanks to Microsoft expanding the market. We deliver the good news to them. We finish up by talking about some shenanigans at Reddit and Shane and I's evil plan to get CNN to buy our podcast.

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Podcast 316 - Turn that Frown Upside Down (Time 0_00_45;24)

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Running Time: 31:46

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06:02 PNP PowerShell changing from SPO to PNP prefix
11:03 Office 365 in new markets
13:15 Overly complicated explanation of BI/Excel services changes in SharePoint 2016
14:46 No more public websites on March 15, 2017
19:25 Money pit
22:35 Reddit CEO admits to altering posts
27:23 CNN buys popular YouTube star to build a new way to produce news

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/1/2016 10:03 AMPodcast0 

In this episode Shane and I chat about how great my vacation was and how little I missed him while I was gone. Then we talk about exciting topics like Double Dare and Azure Bots. We do cover a couple of important topics like Office Client support, and the Office Online Server updates. We also talk about some sad news around SQL Reporting Services and its future with SharePoint. Spoiler alert, SQL gets to keep the dog in the split.

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Podcast 315 - Touch Me on Grindr (Time 0_01_47;24)

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Running Time: 42:02

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The making of Double Dare on Nickelodeon
Support for the 2013 version of Office 365 ProPlus ends February 28, 2017
Office Online Server updated
Sysinternals update
SQL Reporting Services V.Next will not have SharePoint integrated mode
Azure Bot Service in public preview
Azure Advisor in public preview

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/1/2016 9:50 AMPodcast0 

I'm gone, and Shane tries his best to do my podcasting legacy proud with this episode. He spends a bunch of time talking about SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1. He covers how to install it, and how to use it for hybrid scenarios. He fills out the rest of the show with exciting topics like lightbulbs, Nintendos, and adult websites.


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Podcast 314 - The L and the R, No the Backwards L (Time 0_00_43;16)

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02:45 Feature Pack 1
05:00 PowerShell to disable
08:40 Explore new Hybrid scenarios
09:58 Installing Feature Pack 1 Video
10:40 SharePoint Antivirus exclusion list updated
12:20 Microsoft rolling out Outlook Customer Manager
17:13 Philips Hue smart bulbs hacked from a drone
18:46 Adult websites hacked for 412M accounts
21:03 How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News
23:06 Facebook trying to remove fake news

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No presence informationTodd Klindt12/1/2016 9:39 AMPodcast0 

The audio in this episode gets a little rough, sorry. I tried to edit it all out, but it snuck in a little.

When Hangouts were cooperating, Shane and I talked about the new OneDrive for Business client, and how it sucks a lot less than we expected it to. We talk about some questionable SharePoint training that's coming out, and Microsoft's new Teams product, that recently came out for Office 365. We wrap things up by talking about Tesla, and the new Nintendo retro game console.

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5:37 Channel 9
08:31 Download New OneDrive Preview client
10:30 Get started syncing SharePoint sites with the new OneDrive sync client - Preview
13:47 SharePoint Administrator Training
26:23 Telsa charging for more than 1000 miles of Supercharger power
29:20 Feds back EV charging network over 25K miles of highways
24:23 Hardware/Software Requirements updated for SharePoint 2016 to include Windows 2016
30:20 NES Classic on 11/11

 

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No presence informationTodd Klindt11/3/2016 5:17 PMPodcast0 

In tonight's show, Todd and Shane don their best Halloween costumes and deliver all the Office 365 news that fit to share. They get all excited about two of Microsoft's new products, Flow and Powerapps. They also talk about the Android client for SharePoint some things to look forward in the SharePoint 2016 Feature Packs. They finish up by telling about an exciting improvement to Azure B2B and a way to move windows better in Windows 10.

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08:49 Flow and Powerapps generally available November 1st
09:00 Microsoft Flow
10:00 Microsoft PowerApps
15:00 SharePoint for Android
26:51 See what is deprecated in SharePoint 2016
27:18 AzureAD B2B supports any email address
32:40 SharePoint Power Hour: PowerShell with Office 365

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/31/2016 2:58 PMPodcast0 

In this week's episode Shane is sad and alone as Todd is on the road entertaining throngs of adoring fans. While missing Todd, Shane talks about his new desk and how it will improve his productivity by a solid 1%. Then he talks about the Internet's secret keys and new announcements from Microsoft about the Surface and Azure. He also discusses a new place to enjoy the podcast videos. For doing it all on his own, it wasn't half bad.

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03:42 Varidesk 36"
06:50 The internet's secret keys
08:36 Microsoft event 10/26
11:22 Todd & Shane on Channel 9
15:04 SharePoint AMA
16:42 Surface Gate
18:06 Azure Active Directory Domain Services is GA
21:40 Azure Bot

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/31/2016 9:45 AMPodcast0 

In this episode talk about many topics. They cover Azure Conditional Access, and why that's good for your company's security. Todd then talks about a blog post he wrote about using PowerShell to license Office 365 users, and how he's been using the newest OneDrive for Business Sync client and it hasn't sucked. We were all surprised. Finally Shane updates us on his move to the iPhone. A good time was had by all.

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6:12 Azure Active Directory conditional access
9:48 Using PowerShell to Specify License Plans in Office 365
16:33 OneDrive Client update
31:16 Windows Phone used by all 36,000 of NYPD

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/17/2016 2:59 PMPowerShell; Office 3650 

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a chance to get my hands dirty with some good old PowerShell and last week I got that opportunity. Here is the whole fabulous tale. Smile

A customer wanted some helping scripting out their migration to Office 365. They already had directory synchronization set up between their Windows AD and Azure AD. They are slowly rolling out Office 365 to their users, 10 or 20 at a time, and they are rolling out the services gradually. They’re starting with SharePoint Online. They’ll eventually migrate to Exchange Online, and of course they’ll never use Yammer. Smile Since they’re doing it in batches, PowerShell is the perfect tool to license up their users, but there was a snag. Adding a license to a user in PowerShell is easy, and it’s easy to apply individual license service plans to a user in the UI, but it’s not easy to do service plans in PowerShell, until today.

The Problem

Here is what the customer was trying to do:

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We’re all familiar with using Set-MsolUserLicense to assign licenses to users. The problem is that it assigns all the service plans to the user. In our case we don’t want the user to be licensed for Exchange or Yammer, among other things. Figuring out how to combine the flexibility of the UI, with the the looping and scriptablity of PowerShell is what we’re after.

The Solution

Fortunately, PowerShell had the answer for us. With very little work I discovered the New-MsolLicenseOptions cmdlet. This does exactly what I was looking for. However, using it was a little tricky, so I thought I’d write it up.

The first step is to license one user in the UI exactly how you want all of your users to be licensed. We will essentially use this as a template. In our case, the screenshot above is our template. We will use PowerShell to see how that user is configured. I used this command:

(Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName EnricoC@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com).licenses

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This gave me all the licenses that user has. We can use Get-MsolAccountSku to see which licenses are which, but we need to drill down one level deeper. We need to discover the service plan names of the Enterprise SKU. From the screenshot above we can see that it’s the first license listed. Because these lists are zero based, the first one is 0 and we get to it like this:

(Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName EnricoC@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com).licenses[0].servicestatus

And it looks like this:

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We can see the Service Plans that show as disabled are the same ones that are off in our first screenshot. More importantly it gives us the Service Plan names that PowerShell will need to use when setting our options. Here is how we set the options:

$opts = New-MsolLicenseOptions -AccountSkuId MOD873457:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM –DisabledPlans “LOCKBOX_ENTERPRISE","EXCHANGE_ANALYTICS","YAMMER_ENTERPRISE","EXCHANGE_S_ENTERPRISE"

Now that we have that, we can license our users in the normal way with one additional step to set the options.

For completeness, here is the whole process. We have to set the user’s region, then apply the license, then apply the options for that license.

Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName BrianJ@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com -UsageLocation US

Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName BrianJ@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com -AddLicenses "MOD873457:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM"

Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName BrianJ@MOD873457.onmicrosoft.com -AddLicenses "MOD873457:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM" -LicenseOptions $opts

And in pictures…

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and more pictures:

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As I was testing this, I had better luck if I applied the license as a whole before I tried to add any options to it. And if Office 365 doesn’t like the values you put in for the license options, it will tell you when you assign the license to the user, not when you create the $opts variable with New-MsolLicenseOptions.

We now have a way to mass license users with specific functionality, and we also know how later on we can go through and toggle an individual service, like Exchange, once the company moves over to it.

Now you can amaze your coworkers once again with your PowerShell prowess.

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/14/2016 2:52 PMPodcast0 

In this episode we discuss some Azure and PowerShell and all the fun that comes with that. Some new cmdlets came out and we help you navigate what will work and what won't work. We also discuss Azure's latest price drop and what that means to the industry. SharePoint Server on Azure is also becoming a thing that people are doing and we discuss that and point you at some good resources on that. We wrap it up by talking about Tesla and what they might have in store for us.

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09:01 MinRole Improvements in SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1
12:32 Azure Modules 3.0 Released
14:00 Video on how to install Azure cmdlets
15:00 Microsoft's documentation
20:18 Announcing Azure App Service Companion preview
28:29 Azure lower Pricing
23:21 Neil Hodgkinson's SharePoint on Azure Ignite talk
35:58 SharePoint days Slovenia
36:38 SharePoint Exchange Forum (SEF)
38:30 ScarePoint Friday Cincinnati

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/13/2016 9:17 AMSharePoint 20160 

A couple of weeks ago at Ignite Jeff Teper announced that in November we SharePoint admins would have even more to be thankful for than a belly full of turkey and mashed potatoes. Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016, originally promised to us in 2017, will actually be out in November of 2016. Hooray!

I’ll have a larger write-up on Feature Pack 1 in general, but one of the biggest parts of the FP1 package is the improvements to MinRole. Those improvements deserve an entire article all to themselves. So, I wrote one. For my friends at Petri.com. You can read all about it here:

MinRole Improvements in SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1

Read it. Like it. Share it with your friends. Smile

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/10/2016 1:34 PMPodcast0 

In today's episode Shane and I talk about a life changing decision Shane recently made. In less exciting news, I talk about Ignite and some of the announcements made there for our SharePoint and Office 365 loving audience. We also talk, almost positively, about OneDrive and talk about an announcement Microsoft made about Service Packs for SharePoint 2016.

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19:34 Orlando Sept 25-29
20:25 Feature Pack 1
25:25 OneDrive Client update
30:52 Ignite sessions on demand

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/3/2016 2:15 PMPodcast0 

Shane holds down the fort this week as Todd screws around at Microsoft Ignite. He kills time by talking about SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1, Azure Stack TP2, and the new Office Visio Stencils.

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No presence informationTodd Klindt10/3/2016 2:05 PMPodcast0 

Today we talk about cleaning up Azure AD and Microsoft accounts online. We also talk about the boundaries of SharePoint 2016. And finally we show you how to tell when someone is expert, or whether they're blowing smoke up your skirt.

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09:35 Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint Server 201615:58 There's an easy way to tell if you're talking to an expert or a faker
25:52 Script for making 2013 Cus install faster
27:53 Shane's boring installing August 2016 CU video
28:22 SharePoint does not have a build version

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No presence informationTodd Klindt9/19/2016 3:35 PMPodcast0 

In this week's episode we talk about the new Office 365 Groups External Access and how you can use it. We talk about yet another Azure Portal you can add to your Favorites list and what's been added to it recently. A Microsoft patch, MS16-101, can remove your ability to change SharePoint Managed Account passwords. We complain about that a bit. We wrap up by talking about incredible facts about Canada, and what I assume will be my next refrigerator, an LG with Windows 10 installed on it.

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14:43 External Access for Office 365 Groups
19:48 The #AzureAD admin experience in the new Azure portal is now in public preview!
22:09 Azure pricing calculator
24:01 MS16-101 Prevents SharePoint From Changing Managed Account Passwords
26:10 LG put Windows 10 on a fridge
28:23 13 incredible facts about Canada
30:36 Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path

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No presence informationTodd Klindt9/12/2016 10:23 PMSpeaking0 

In a couple of weeks I’ll be hanging out at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. If you read this blog and will be at Ignite stop by and say “Hi.” Here’s a schedule of my sessions and events.

 

Precon session – SharePoint Server 2016 Upgrade and Operations Deep Dive
Sunday, September 25 – 9:00 – 5:00

This is an all day Preconference session with some of the smartest people in SharePoint world, and me. :)  Join Neil Hodgkinson, Bill Baer, Spencer Harbar, Troy Starr, Bob Fox, Archana Aditi, and me for a full day of SharePoint admin goodness. This session is not included with a regular Ignite registration. It costs extra.

 

BRK 3033 - Dive into Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Upgrade and Migration
Tuesday, September 27 - 10:45am - 12:00pm

Jason and I walk you through upgrading your SharePoint farm to SharePoint 2016.

 

BRK 3035 - Deploy and provision best practices with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
Thursday, September 29 - 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Do you want to install SharePoint 2016 without screwing it up? Then join Jason and I for this session where we cover performance, topology, and some very poor jokes.


Rackspace Booth
I will be at the Rackspace booth hanging out and chatting with folks. Swing by and say hi. If I’m not there, have one of my fellow Rackers give me a call.

I will also be putting together a breakfast get together. Once I get that nailed down I’ll update this blog post. Stay tuned.

See you in Atlanta.

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No presence informationTodd Klindt9/8/2016 10:58 AMPodcast0 

In this week's episode Shane and I discuss the new SharePoint App coming out for Windows 10 and how it might even work on Windows Phone. After some playful ribbing about Windows Phone we talk about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and what fun that's been. Security is a always a good topic, so we spend some time talking about SSL and how Edward Snowden thinks you should protect your email. We also talk about a website that provides an easy way to test your website with kitten pictures.
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05:52 - New SharePoint App coming Windows 10 soon?
21:20 - Place holders for web sites, Placekitten
24:01 - Test SSL on your site18:59 DNC is using Signal
26:39 - Two state election databases already hacked says FBI

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No presence informationTodd Klindt9/2/2016 11:49 AMPodcast0 

In this episode we discuss how PowerShell has gone open source and is currently running on toasters and set top boxes all over the world. We also cover the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and some of the fun it has provided us. Microsoft recently acquired Genee and we talk about what that might mean for Office 365. We wrap things up by talking about the SharePoint Framework, whatever that is.

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10:39 - PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
15:00 - PowerScripting Podcast #316 - Jeffrey Snover
15:54 - Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams With Windows 10 Anniversary Update
24:03 - Microsoft Buys AI-Powered Genee for Office 365
27:33 - A Healthy Directory Is a Good Directory
30:42 - Hyperfish homepage
31:43 - SharePoint Framework Developer Preview Release

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No presence informationTodd Klindt8/22/2016 3:28 PMPodcast0 

Shane and I talk about how crappy his Windows Phone is, and how it's gotten even crappier now that Amazon has removed their app for it. Then we cover Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint 2016, as well as some good SharePoint resources in upgrade and architecture. We wrap things up talking about PowerShell, and how to use your tablet as a laptop on your next trip.

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Introduction to Fundamental SharePoint Architectural Models
Nexdock - laptop replacement
Lifetime subscription to PureVPN for just $79!
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No presence informationTodd Klindt8/22/2016 2:35 PMPodcast0 

Shane fills in again this week while I'm out vacationing. Do I ever work? In this episode he talks about Microsoft Surfaces, installing SharePoint on Azure, and Microsoft Authenticator.

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No presence informationTodd Klindt8/15/2016 2:14 PMSharePoint 2016; Podcast0 
  
No presence informationTodd Klindt8/5/2016 8:25 AMPodcast0 

It's another sad week for the Podcast as you have to suffer through another podcast with Shane. He talks about some issues he's had with slipstreaming and creating a new farm. He also pimps some new videos he has published at http://www.boldzebras.com/.

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03:46 - Verizon buying Yahoo for 4.8 BILLION dollars

 

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No presence informationTodd Klindt8/2/2016 10:57 AMPodcast0 

In this Podcast I talk about how great SPTechCon was and also how I was renewed as a Microsoft MVP for the 11th year in a row. Then I point you all to a free ebook on Hybrid SharePoint. I wrap it up by whining about OneDrive and how it hates me.

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10:51 - Free ebook: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities
13:51 - Which OneDrive sync client am I using?
21:03 - How to install the OneDrive for Business sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online
22:30 - Microsoft Ignite
22:55 - SharePoint days Slovenia
25:53 - SharePoint Exchange Forum (SEF)

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No presence informationTodd Klindt7/9/2016 10:27 PMPodcast0 

In this episode I talk about how PowerShell will soon be taking over the Office 365 world and how you can save money if you deploy SQL Server in Azure. And while I'm talking about servers in Azure, I talk about a tool you can use to see if your VMs are optimized for your workloads.

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18:55 - Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool

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No presence informationTodd Klindt6/30/2016 10:56 AMPodcast0 

This week marks a sad milestone, the return of Shane to the SharePoint world. In this episode Shane crashes the show and delivers the bad news. After I recover I talk about the recent acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft and what they possibly could have been thinking. Then we discuss Ignite and different versions of SharePoint. It's a good show, in spite of Shane being on it.

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19:01 - Microsoft acquires LinkedIn
27:55 - Microsoft press release on LinkedIn acquisition
30:30 - 73 Ignite sessions on SharePoint
32:56 - Acceleratio Upgrade Webinar
34:42 - Compare SharePoint versions

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No presence informationTodd Klindt6/10/2016 2:46 PMSpeaking0 

SPTechCon Boston 2016 is almost upon us. For your sanity, and mine, I thought I’d blog where I’ll be and when, so our paths can cross if you’re in town.

 

Tuesday, June 28th – 4:00 to 5:15 PM

Upgrading to SharePoint 2016

Wednesday, June 29th – 8:15 to 9:30 AM

PowerShell with SharePoint Online

 

Wednesday, June 29th – 9:45 to 10:30

Stump the Experts!

 

Wednesday, June 29th – 4:00 to 5:15 PM

Configuring Active Directory Replication with Azure AD

 

Wednesday, June 29th – 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Office 365 User Group Panel

 

I hope to see you there. If you’re at SPTechCon, please look me up and say “Hi.” Smile

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No presence informationTodd Klindt6/10/2016 10:22 AMPodcast0 

Ignore this blog post. It’s me testing an IFTTT recipe to automatically send a tweet when I post a podcast. Ain’t automation grand?!

  
No presence informationTodd Klindt6/10/2016 10:13 AMPodcast0 

In this week's episode I wrap up the discussion about the great blog crash of 2016. Then I talk about some new things that showed up in SharePoint Online. Then we talk about the limitations of Office 365, and which ports and URLs you need access to in order to access it. I used some new functionality with my Band this week and I tell you about that too. Finally I point you towards a good paper a friend of mine wrote about taming the tech talk.

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11:47 - SharePoint—the mobile and intelligent intranet
14:00 - The Sites Content page page
16:04 - SharePoint Online software boundaries and limits
17:53 - Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges
20:17 - Adobe Acrobat DC now supports #AzureAD and OneDrive!
27:20 - How to Tame the Technical Talk

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/31/2016 9:39 AMSharePoint 2016; SharePoint 20130 

My guess it’s not your birthday and there are no major gift giving holidays coming up, but even with those restrictions I have a gift for you, a free webinar on SharePoint 2016 Upgrade with me. I would be remiss if I didn’t give a little of the credit to the find folks at Acceleratio, the makers of the everyone’s favorite SharePoint admin tool, SPDocKit. I made a deal with them, they do all the hard work and I take all the credit. So far it’s working out great. Smile

What will we be talking about? I’m glad you asked. Here’s the abstract I sent them:

SharePoint 2016 is upon us. If you haven’t started already, now is the time to start planning and testing your upgrade. In this webinar Todd will tell you what upgrade options you have going to SharePoint 2016 and how to plan your new SharePoint 2016 farm. Then he’ll walk through the upgrade process and show you what to expect. By the end of this webinar you’ll have a confident understanding of what it will take to upgrade your farm to SharePoint 2016, and you’ll be ready to get out there and start upgrading SharePoint!

Again, this is completely free, and I promise you’ll get your money’s worth. You can register here. I hope to see you there.

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/26/2016 11:29 AMPodcast0 

In this episode I tell the sad tale of woe of my blog crashing. Then I go on to happier topics like SharePoint 2016 exams, new versions of Azure AD Connect, and how Microsoft keeps your Azure AD accounts safe from naughty hackers.

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15:55 - Microsoft Releases SharePoint 2016 MCSE information
16:27 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-339.aspx
19:28 - New version of Azure Active Directory Connect
20:55 - How we protect AzureAD and Microsoft Account from lists of leaked usernames and passwords
28:02 - Walkthrough of Deleting an Azure AD Tenant
28:38 - How Cloud Storage Compares

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/26/2016 10:38 AMPodcast0 

I start this episode off by talking about a couple of non SharePoint things going on with me. Then I deliver the good news about the 2016 release of Office Online Server, and talk about why it's important to you, the SharePoint administrator. I finish out the podcast with news from the Future of SharePoint event and I show off the cool things I got there.
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10:10 - Azure AD Connect password sync policy
18:11 - Redirect known folders to OneDrive for Business
20:55 - SharePoint Framework – Initial Questions and Answers

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No presence informationTodd Klindt5/25/2016 1:31 PMPodcast0 

I start this episode off by talking about a couple of non SharePoint things going on with me. Then I deliver the good news about the 2016 release of Office Online Server, and talk about why it's important to you, the SharePoint administrator. I finish out the podcast with news from the Future of SharePoint event and I show off the cool things I got there.
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16:27 - Office Online Server now on MSDN

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No presence informationTodd O. Klindt5/9/2016 2:34 PMPodcast0 

In this episode I make good on a promise I made a few months ago. I also talk about the future of SharePoint, both the event and the future itself. I also talk about new versions of SQL Server, and how to keep your finger on the pulse of Office client versions.

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  1. 08:42 - Microsoft Cloud Show appearance
  2. 90:00 - Screwing around with two old friends
  3. 10:58 - Future of SharePoint event
  4. 13:42 - Microsoft Flow and announcing the public preview of PowerApps
  5. 22:15 - SQL Server 2016 coming June 1st
  6. 24:00 - Enterprise, Standard, Express, and Developer editions
  7. 25:39 - Office 365 versions

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No presence informationTodd O. Klindt5/9/2016 2:29 PMPodcast0 

In my first week back I talk about the Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco and how excited I am about it. Then I talk about some gadgets I've gotten lately, like the Amazon Dot and a tablet I ordered. I also find time to talk about the Windows 10 Anniversary update and how the testing is going.

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06:17 - The Future of SharePoint Event
08:41 - Amazon Echo Dot
16:08 - Windows 10 update 14328
26:35 - Dual OS Tablet

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No presence informationTodd O. Klindt5/9/2016 2:24 PM0 

Laura Rogers drops in tonight to give Shane some much needed credibility. She talks about what she's up to these days. Thanks to Laura for stopping by. Check out her new adventures at https://www.iwmentor.com/

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06:40 IW Mentor
23:40 99 designs
24:58 http://boldzebras.com
25:37 http://boxchecked.com
27:08 helpscout

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No presence informationTodd O. Klindt5/9/2016 2:17 PMPodcast0 

** The Audio is kind of crackely. Sorry. **
Shane fills in while I'm on the road this week. We get an update on what he's been up to lately. He tells us what tools he's using in his new endeavors. It's a good break from the awesomeness that is my normal podcast.

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04:37 Bold Zebras
07:33 Box Checked - Virtual Assistant
09:55 Working with local startups
13:00 Wix and SquareSpace
14:32 Wordpress
16:21 Shopify
17:54 Using Google Trends to Understand your Market
20:09 Landing Page Optimization
23:13 Peek User Testing
24:49 When was the last time you did user testing on your website?
25:44 DevIntersection

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