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October 18
Podcast 406 - What Time is it on Earth?

Shane is on the road, but that doesn't stop them from putting out another quality podcast. Shane starts off the podcast by telling us what's grinding his gears today. Todd then talks about a recent SharePoint event he crashed and the fun he had there. They do talk some tech, including the new SharePoint Admin Center, and a few things Todd has learned in the field in the last week. We wrap things up by mentioning some of our favorite user groups and upcoming conferences.

Thanks to our sponsor and purveyor of fine software, AppRiver.

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Podcast 406 - What Time is it on Earth (Time 0_00_16;19)

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Running Time: 58:18

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29:06 Unleash your SharePoint admin superpowers with new admin center capabilities
46:47 PowerApps String Functions
48:41 Tampa Bay SharePoint User Group
51:00 Launch of PowerApps and Flow Cincinnati User Group
51:20 SharePoint/O365 Administration Workshop with Todd Klindt
52:38 SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati
52:50 PowerApps and Flow Training
53:40 Thrive Conference 2018
55:54 North American Collab Summit

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast406

October 17
Podcast 405 - Set Your Clocks to 10:10
October 08
Podcast 404 - I Don't Want to Break a Hip

We start this week's podcast solving the mystery of what the difference between Britain and the United Kingdom is. We think. Then we move on to topics like Ignite, security for small businesses, how to restore delete, and then restore, nearly 100,000 files in Office 365 and some fun in PowerShell.

Thanks to our sponsor and BFF, AppRiver.

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Podcast 404 - I Don't Want to Break a Hip (Time 0_08_48;07)

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Running Time: 53:12

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06:09 Different between UK, Great Britain, and England
28:22 AppRiver
40:18 Introducing the PowerShell Excel Module
39:19 PSCalendar by Jeff Hicks
41:21 PowerApps AddColumns ShowColumns
43:38 April Dunnam
44:00 Oklahoma PowerApps and Flow User Group
44:51 PowerSummit
45:53 Launch of PowerApps and Flow Cincinnati User Group
46:21 SharePoint/O365 Administration Workshop with Todd Klindt
47:00 Register here
47:57 SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati
48:28 PowerApps and Flow Training
48:58 Thrive Conference 2018
51:09 North American Collab Summit

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast404

October 07
How to Connect to with Multiple Office 365 Accounts in your Browser without Losing Your Damned Mind

Every day I’m knee deep, well, waist deep in Office 365. My personal email and all of that is in Office 365. I’m also the Global Admin for that same tenant. I jump into customer tenants all the time and I have 2 or 3 demo and trial tenants that I’m routinely noodling around in. Since all of those environments are in the same DNS domain, office.com, it’s tough to handle being signed into them all at the same time. You can use in-private or incognito mode, but that only gets you one additional user, as all in-private mode windows share the same memory space. You could use multiple browsers, but that gets unwieldy remembering which browser is for which account, and at some point you end up using Microsoft Edge, and that’s just not worth it. It would seem this summit is insurmountable. I am here to tell you fellow Office 365 lover, that it is not. I have cracked the code, and I’m going to show you how.

First, let me say this is not something I figured out on my own. I’m not blazing any new trails here. There are dozens of blog posts on this already, some by friends of mine. I’m writing this blog post because I’ve told a few people about it recently and they hadn’t heard about. I thought I’d blog this and make it official.

The secret to making this all work is to use Google Chrome. Chrome has support for multiple people, and we’re going to use that to set up a Person for each Office 365 persona we have. Each Chrome Person has its own separate password store, bookmarks, and plugins. Perfect for what we’re doing.

Of course you’ll need to have Google Chrome installed before this will work. You can download it from this link. Or, you can show off your geek prowess and download it with PowerShell using this:

Invoke-WebRequest "http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/375.126/chrome_installer.exe" -OutFile chrome_installer.exe –UseBasicParsing

Chrome auto-updates, so even if you get an older version, it should update itself after it installs.

After it’s installed look in the upper right corner for the Person icon. This screenshot shows my current Person and icon, but yours might look different:

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It pulled my name “Todd” and my picture from my Google profile. After I created this person I logged into my Google account and it got it from there. We’ll cover that later. If you click on the Person icon you’ll get a dropdown like this. To add another user, click “Manage people.”

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Right now I have a single, lonely person in Chrome. Fortunately we can add some friends with the Add Person button.

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When you click the Add Person you get the dialog box to, well, add another user. I log in as my Office 365 Global Admin, so I’m going to make a Person for that user. I’m calling it “Office Admin” and I’m choosing the Ninja as its icon, it seems appropriate. If I log into Google as this Person it will download my Google profile including bookmarks and my Google avatar will replace the Ninja, sadly. In the lower left you have the option of creating a desktop icon for this Person. If you don’t, you simply pick it from the list in an existing Chrome instance. You can also add the desktop icon later if you regret not making it when you created the Person.

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Now when we go into the “Manage people” screen my user has friends.

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You can add as many users as you want. Each will have its own environment and its own set of stored passwords, bookmarks, and so on.

You know what they say, “Pics or it didn’t happen.”

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You can see I have two browsers both logged into Office as different users, and best of all it will all persist, so the next time I use the “Office Admin” Person in Chrome it will remember my username and password. And also unlike using Incognito Mode, I can have more than two different users logged in at a time.

While I’ve talked about this all in the context of Office 365, it works for anything. If you have multiple Twitter accounts, YouTube accounts, whatever, this works. It’s a miracle of modern science, that’s what it is.

tk

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/ManyUsersBrowser

October 01
All Day SharePoint / Office 365 Admin Workshop

Want to join me for an all day SharePoint and Office 365 Admin Workshop? You are so in luck! On October 26th 2018 I will be teaching a one day workshop in beautiful, sunny Omaha Nebraska, Peyton Manning’s favorite!

Here’s the official event information:

Are you a SharePoint or Office 365 administrator looking for a fun way to spend a chilly Midwestern Friday? If so, then join Todd Klindt on Friday, October 26th for an all-day workshop on SharePoint and Office 365 Administration. He’ll pack as much administrative goodness into one day as humanly possible. He’s going to cover on-prem topics architecture and administration. Then he’ll switch gears and talk about cloud and Office 365 topics like authentication with Azure AD, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Groups, and other administrative topics. After that foundation is laid down he’ll bring it all together by covering some of the hybrid opportunities there are with on-prem and online SharePoint and help you figure out which ones make the most sense for you. If there’s any time or brain cells left he’ll talk about migration and PowerShell.

The Omaha SharePoint User Group has created this low-cost training opportunity for our community.  While we normally meet a couple hours each month, this day will provide an exceptional training opportunity at a very low cost. 

What a great way to start your weekend, please join Todd on Friday for all things SharePoint.

Technologies Covered

SharePoint, Office 365, Azure AD, OneDrive, Groups

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Breakfast and snacks will be provided.  Lunch is on your own.

All of this for only $50. What a good deal! Register now before all the seats are taken and you’re forced to press your face to the window from the outside and watch the rest of us have the times of our lives.

I've had a couple of questions about this. This class is in-person only. I don't think there are options for remote viewing. Sorry to anyone that has the misfortune of not being in Omaha that day.

tk

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/OmahaWorkshop2018

September 28
Podcast 403 - The High End of the Low End

The Microwave IS listening. Todd and Shane break it down for you this week. They also talk about Todd's controversial new blog post on Microsoft Flow and how it got him mentioned on another podcast. They also talk about some of the news coming out of Ignite and wrap things up complaining about DNS.

Thanks to our sponsor, AppRiver.

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Podcast 403 - The High End of the Low End (Time 0_17_19;14) 

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Running Time: 48:09

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19:00 Amazon's Smart Microwave
25:00 How to Disable the Flow button in SharePoint Online
33:45 SharePoint Dev Weekly – Episode 6
34:45 AppRiver
38:00 SharePoint Online Deployments Surging
48:00 What’s new in security, compliance, & administration for SharePoint & OneDrive from Microsoft Ignite
50:30 OneDrive Announcements at Ignite 2018
57:34 SharePoint Saturday New England 2018
58:00 How to Prepare for an Upgrade to SharePoint 2019
58:40 PowerSummit
59:30 SharePoint/O365 Administration Workshop with Todd Klindt
59:45Register here
1:00:00 SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati
1:01:00 PowerApps and Flow Training
1:02:00 North American Collab Summit

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast403

September 25
Podcast 402 - Oodles and Oodles of Poodles

The podcast starts out with Todd and Shane complaining about patches and the things they break. They also talk about cord cutting, how to get properties of objects with the PnP PowerShell, and what Azure DBaaS is why Shane loves it so gosh darned much.

Thanks to our sponsor, AppRiver.

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Podcast 402 - Oodles and Oodles of Poodles (Time 0_23_30;25)

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Running Time: 47:46

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14:14 "The closest you can get to knowing what it’s like to be a ghost is listening to a podcast where the hosts are trying to remember a piece of trivia that you know"
41:09 SharePoint Saturday New England 2018
41:51 How to Prepare for an Upgrade to SharePoint 2019
43:03 PowerSummit
45:07 North American Collab Summit

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast402

September 21
Podcast 401 - So Much Better than the First Time I Did It

Todd's flying solo this week as Shane is selfishly on vacation. Todd powers on and talks about his troubles using PowerShell with Teams, and why your boss is wrong if he doesn't like the PnP PowerShell.

Thanks to our sponsor, AppRiver.

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Podcast 401 - So Much Better than the First Time I Did It (Time 0_17_34;26)

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Running Time: 34:04

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Live events in Microsoft Teams
SharePoint Saturday New England 2018
9th Annual Thrive Conference

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/Podcast401

September 19
How to Disable the Flow button in SharePoint Online

Now, now, I know what you’re thinking, “This is a terrible idea! Why would any want to disable Flow?? What’s Flow ever done to them anyway?” I’m right there with you, honest I am, but a customer asked me how to do this and I can’t imagine they’re the only ones trying to do it. So while I’m a big fan of Flow and think everyone should enjoy it, in the unlikely event your organization doesn’t want to, here’s how to disable it.

When things are in their default state, the Ribbon, or Toolbar in a Modern List or Document Library in Office 365 shows an easy to use link to wire up a Flow to the library. It looks like this:

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Very cute, very innocent, but regardless, some folks don’t want it there. Even if the user hitting the list or library isn’t licensed to use Flow, it’s there. This is a per site collection setting, and nowhere in the site or site collection settings is there a place to shut it off. I turned on the Bat Signal, and PowerShell answered my call. Sort of…

The official Microsoft SharePoint Online cmdlets have a cmdlets, Set-SPOSite and it has a parameter, –DisableFlows. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Of course you are. And it does what we want, kind of. Here’s how the whole solution looks:

Connect-SPOService -Url https://flowhater-admin.sharepoint.com

$val = [Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.TenantAdministration.FlowsPolicy]::Disabled
Set-SPOSite -Identity
https://flowhater.sharepoint.com/sites/Me2Hub -DisableFlows $val

You have to do the funny business with $val because the –DisableFlows parameter doesn’t accept a boolean, like a civilized parameter does, it requires its value to be in the form of a Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.TenantAdministration.FlowsPolicy object, whatever that is. So that’s what it gets.

Now when we go to our Document Library it looks like this:

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Sad, I know. When you come to your senses and want to reenable Flow, here’s how you do it:

$val = [Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.TenantAdministration.FlowsPolicy]::NotDisabled
Set-SPOSite -Identity
https://flowhater.sharepoint.com/sites/Me2Hub -DisableFlows $val

And now is all right in the world.

Unless you have the fancy Site Collections that are using Groups in the background. Then you get the “womp womp” sound from Set-SPOSite. Okay, it really says, “Set-SPOSite : https://flowhater.sharepoint.com/sites/SPODemo2-Test2 is a Groups site collection.” but we all know what it really means. A less motivated man would have given up at this point. He would have taken this as a sign from the universe that one should not be disabling Flows, it’s just unnatural. Not this man. (In reality, not this man’s customer). So I went to Plan B, the PnP PowerShell, and it did not disappoint. The PnP’s version of the Set-Site cmdlet works with Group Site Collections and doesn’t require any weird casting voodoo. Here’s how it looks:

Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://flowhater.sharepoint.com/sites/SPODemo2-Test2 -Credentials 'SteffenAdmin'

Set-PnPSite -DisableFlows:$true

Here’s how you right that wrong:

Set-PnPSite -DisableFlows:$false

That’s much easier, and works on all site collections.

There you have it. I hope you never have to use it. Smile

tk

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/PoshDisableFlowButton

September 18
[WEBINAR] How to Prepare for an Upgrade to SharePoint 2019

Are you excited about SharePoint 2019? You know I am! Join me Thursday, September 27th at 10 CDT for a free (as in beer) webinar where I talk about what I’m doing with my customers to get them all primed and ready for SharePoint 2019. Some will be technical, some will be social, but it will all be fun.

The fine folks at SysKit are footing the bill for it all. Thanks!

Sign up here!

I hope to see you there.

tk

ShortURL: https://www.toddklindt.com/SysKitSP2019Prepare

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