Future Decoded and that little announcement of Microsoft Teams

Before I dash to Seattle for my first MVP summit, I decided to warm up by going to Future Decoded at London ExCel. Future Decoded isn’t a UC conference, in fact there was pretty much zero a UC geek would have picked up that they didn’t already know. However, it gave us chance to broaden… Read More

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Office 2013 Click to Run Hot Desk Licencing

With the increasing popularity of Office 365 and Office 2013 Pro Plus available with E3 licencing it has rewritten the rule book on application licence activation. In the past Microsoft gave us two options of activation, KMS and MAK. KMS was a favourite amongst system administrators because of its ease of deployment and reliance on… Read More

Connecting Sonus SBC 1000 to Exchange Online UM

In my latest venture, I have been tasked with connecting a customer’s Cisco CUCM deployment with Exchange Online UM provided by Office 365. In order to achieve this, and because Office 365 does not support direct SIP trunks between itself and CUCM, we had to deploy a Session Border Controller (SBC) in the middle. The… Read More

ADFS Multifactor Authentication – Not Good for Office 365

Continuing down the road for implementing ADFS Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) using PKI I have come across a few issues and a major show stopper when implementing this for Office 365 services. I wanted to share my experience so that this you can avoid the same pain as I have been through.

Get List of Users and Associated Office 365 Licences

Just a quick memory dump for myself really. To export a report of all users from Office 365 and their associated licences run the following command in Azure Powershell Module Get-MsolUser -All | Select UserPrincipalName, Licenses | fl | Out-File c:\office365users.txt To only export licenced users Get-MsolUser -All | Where {$_.IsLicensed -eq “True”} | Select UserPrincipalName,… Read More

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Using ADFS 3.0 and Certificates

I had to implement MFA using ADFS 3.0 and internally signed certificates in order to authenticate external users against Office 365 services. There were a few niggles along the way but on the whole it was a relatively easy process to complete. The design brief stated that only domain joined devices from outside the corporate… Read More

Office 365 Single Sign On Gotchas (Green Field)

It is important to understand before reading this article that it is not a guide on how to install ADFS, WAP and AADSync. I hope to be able to do this sometime in the near future. This article bullet points some of the gotchas I have experienced whilst implementing this in a green field deployment.

Resetting Office 365 Password using Powershell

To reset an office 365 user’s password you need the Windows Azure Active Directory Module installed http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj151815.aspx Open the console and enter Connect-MsolService Press Enter, enter your admin Office 365 account username and password in the logon box Then issue this command Set-MsolUserPassword -UserPrincipalName cphillip@domain.com -NewPassword London1234 -ForceChangePassword $false