Office 365 Administrators Health Reports with #PowerShell #Office365

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, As an administrator for several of my clients Office 365 Tenant’s I often find that getting daily health reporting in the UI Challenging. So, I did some digging and there are some great built in PowerShell Cmdlets via the Office365 reporting services from Microsoft that can be used. For this client we are setting up the Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365 and working on the Safe Attachment and SafeLink Policies. I wanted to however showcase more of what this reporting can look like. My quick hitter PowerShell code will dump all the necessary reports out...

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Upgrade to Windows 10 for free until December 31, 2017 #Windows #Microsoft # Accessibility #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today I found out about an amazing offer that Microsoft has on until December 31, 2017. You can upgrade your Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 machines for free. This is an initiative by Microsoft to help out those customers that have accessibility needs. The Accessibility stack has greatly improved with Windows 10 and this is a terrific move by Microsoft doing this. You can checkout the details here for yourself. Here is the fine print from the website: If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as...

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Master PowerShell Tricks V3 Launch – #TechMentor #PowerShell #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today we are pleased to announce that we have launched our brand new book Master PowerShell Tricks v3. It is currently being provisioned inside of the Amazon Store and will be available for sale in the next 24-48 hours. We had an all-star cast of MVP’s again on this book: Thomas Rayner – MVP Will Anderson – MVP Myself (Dave Kawula – MVP Allan Rafuse – MVP Cristal Kawula – MVP Emile Cabot – MVP Mick Pletcher – MVP Cary Sun – CCIE and future MVP   Get your copy today and order some for...

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Storage Spaces Direct – #TechMentor #PowerShell #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today is the big day for my TechMentor Orlando 2017 presentation at the wonderful Loews Royal Pacific Resort. In my session today, I will show how to do a lot of things including building up a Bare Metal S2D Cluster. I always get asked about my scripts and I haven’t had a chance to upload this one to my GITHUB Repo because I tweaked it on the plane ride here. So, this is a great spot to start. Find the script here: #region TechMentor Physical Lab Notes #Before Continuing Install Mellanox CX3 or CX4 Cards #Download...

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Where do I get my ADMX files for the OneDrive Next Gen sync client?

Well, it looks like this simple question created some confusion and I thought it was worth pointing out. Usually, I look for updated ADMX/ADML files on the Microsoft Download Center when it is a Microsoft product, but things have changed with the OneDrive Next Gen sync client for Windows 10 1709. I am not sure if this is going to be standard practice going forward, but I had to look in the following folder on one of my Windows 10 1709 machines with the Next Gen sync client installed. C:\Users\username\AppData\local\Microsoft\OneDrive\17.3.7076.1026\adm Also of importance is the removal of the OneDrive_MultiTenant.admx....

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The Case of the Poor Internet Connection #MVPHour #Canitpro

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I wanted to write to you about a very difficult problem to resolve on any network. Internet Connectivity that keeps going up and down. It can be a very frustrating experience. However, with the right troubleshooting tools and techniques you can work through the issues. The first place most of us would go is here to something like right… Here is what I was getting when I was testing à now remember that my connection would go up and down throughout the day and I happened to hit this while it was up. Now,...

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Office 365 OWA not displaying preview pane items #Office365 #Office #Cloud

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today was an extremely frustrating afternoon for me. I had my drive fill up and all of a sudden, my OWA in Office 365 stopped working. Now, it just happened to occur at the same time as an Office 365 outage. The first thing that went through my head was not an outage in Office 365 but an issue with my profile becoming corrupt. I tried everything that I could think of: Free up disk space – Check Test on new Profile – Check Test on another machine – Check Test on another browser – Check...

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection a first look #Office365 #Malware #Protection

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, This week I have been tasked by a customer to deploy Office 365 Advanced threat protection across their Office 365 Email User base. The reason for them decided to go with this is the fact that there are gaps in the security of Office 365 where a user can by default: Receive an Email with a Malicious link in it and have the ability to execute the payload by clicking on the link Receive an Email with a legit attachment without malware but having links to malicious sites where by they click and are infected Receive...

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Configuring Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On for Office 365 and Cloud Apps #Office365 #SingleSignon

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, With recent announcements it is now possible to setup cloud based authentication using Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On. The best part about this is that Azure AD now accepts Kerberos authentication so this means that you can now seamlessly logon from a domain joined device straight into Office 365 and other cloud apps without being prompted twice for credentials. Now, I know all of you are thinking to yourselves you get similar functionality with ADFS and HA Deployments of ADFS today. The issue is that it is cumbersome to setup, deploy, and manage ADFS servers on-premises....

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As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication Software is a powerful and easy-to-use for backup and availability solution, I would like to share a troubleshooting tip with you today.
You may get a warning /Error message as follow when you try to add windows server 2016 cluster to Veeam and Replication as managed servers.

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My customer asked me to upgrade their Windows 2003 web server last week, as we know, Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on July 14,2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, I noticed the Web server is Windows 2003 x86 server, there is no way to in-place upgrade it to x64, the only way is upgrade it to Windows Server 2008 x86, it will give a couple years to prepare web server migration plan at least. Let’s follow step by step to upgrade it.

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Windows 10 Deployments and SCCM Compatibility #Windows10 #MVPHour

  Isn’t it great how fast we receive our Windows 10 updates! I’m currently using Windows 10 1709 (RS3), just like many others out there. From an end user perspective, updating Windows 10 is a set it and forget it type use case. You log on, use it, and one day it just magically has a new version and all your settings are in place. What a world we live in! How does System Center Configuration manager (SCCM) fit into this? Better Together Let’s turn the tables to the backend for a moment. There are many reasons to go...

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@MVPDays V-Conf – Need to free up some time? Automate tasks using #MicrosoftFlows by @Wearesy

Hey MVPDays Fans, I can’t say enough about this amazing presentation that I watched today at MVPDays Virtual Conference. Kent Weare 10 x MVP and now a Microsoft PM on the Flows team knocked it out of the park with this presentation. I’m actually looking to pick-up some great presentation skills after watching this session. Everyone wants more time to get their work done, yet demands keep increasing. Reduce the amount of mundane tasks that plague your inbox or task lies by automating routine tasks using Microsoft Flow. Microsoft Flow has been designed for low/no code use cases. So...

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@MVPDays V-Conf – The gift of Community by @MRThomasRayner and @DaveKawula

Hey MVPDays Fans, Today MVP Thomas Rayner and myself delivered a great session about community at the MVPDays Virtual Conference. We chatted about all things community in this great 30 minute quick hitter session. Microsoft MVPs have hugely diverse backgrounds, expertise, and strengths, but one thing every MVP shares is a passion for COMMUNITY. Giving back to the technical community is how MVPs get awarded, but getting awarded is not why MVPs do what they do. Join us in this session to learn about participating in technical communities, and you’ll find the motivation to get going too! You can...

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@MVPDays V-Conf – Architecting Enterprise-Ready Network Solutions in Azure by @PDTIT

Hey MVPDays Fans, This morning MVP Peter De Tender has the pleasure of being our very first online speaker. He did a wonderful job in his session on Azure Ready Network Solutions. Description: In this session, learn from Peter De Tender, freelance Microsoft Cloud Platform Architect / Trainer / Azure MVP (2013-2015) and passionate speaker, what different building blocks Azure offers you for architecting an enterprise-ready networking topology. Starting from the basic Azure VNet concepts, Peter will quickly move over to more complex designs of isolated subnets, how network communication between multiple Azure regions works, what are Network Security...

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Veeam Vanguard Virtual Conference – December 6, 2017 – #VeeamVanguard #MVPBuzz #Veeam

Hey Veeam Fans, It has been a little while since we saw all of you last at the VeeamON 2017 conference in beautiful New Orleans, LA. Cristal and I felt that it was time we got together with all of our Veeam Vanguard friends and put on a Virtual Conference for the Veeam Community. Here are the details that are set so far: Registration Schedule TBA: (We are still doing our internal call for papers and speaker selection) Veeam Vanguard Virtual Conference was founded by Cristal and Dave Kawula in 2017. It started as a simple idea;...

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MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #3 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. The show begins at 8:00 MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST – October 25, 2017 If you are interested you can sign-up here: (It’s 100 % free to register) You can check-out the schedule here: Let’s take a look at the 4th of 4 blocks of sessions for this virtual Conference. Our first speaker is legendary MVP Kevin Kaminski follow him at @kkaminski Kevin Kaminski (Principal Consultant at AMTRA Solutions) Kevin Kaminski is a...

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MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #2 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. The show begins at 8:00 AM MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST. – Oct 25, 2017 If you are interested you can sign-up here: (It’s 100 % free to register) You can check-out the schedule here: Let’s take a look at the second and third of 4 blocks of sessions for this virtual Conference. Our first speaker is Thomas Rayner follow him on twitter @MrThomasRayner Thomas Rayner Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional...

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MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #1 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. Oct 25, 2017 – The show begins at 8:00 MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST. If you are interested you can sign-up here: (It’s 100 % free to register) You can check-out the schedule here: Let’s take a look at the first of 4 blocks of sessions for this virtual Conference. Our first speaker is Peter De Tender follow him on twitter @pdtit Peter De Tender (Azure Architect & Trainer at Azure Platform Experts)...

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Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski Episode 3: Bob Kelly @ Ignite 2017 #MVPBuzz #MVPHour #Canitpro

In this episode I sit down with Bob Kelly who has been a long time member of the application packaging and the setup and deploy communities. He is a three time MVP who has founded sites such as (now and his latest effort In the video take a few moments to talk about the current state of the application packaging and deployment world along with his new role as a product manager for...

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Ignite Cup 2017 re-cap #MSIgnite #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, A few weeks back we had a chance to run the 2nd annual Ignite Cup. This is a community event that we run at each Microsoft Ignite Conference. Now, you are asking yourself what is Ignite Cup?? Simply put it is an exhibition hockey game that takes place prior to the Ignite Conference. We like to call it Geeks vs. Locals. Eventually, we are hoping that we will have enough player to get geeks vs. more geeks. This year’s game was so much fun as we found ourselves playing against some REALLY REALLY good ex-College players....

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As we know, the WPA2 security protocol is using to protect and security communications Wi-Fi networks for many years, but the vulnerability affects all the most devices and operating system, included network devices, mobile devices,
Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Android, Apple, Windows, Linux, and more, if your devices support Wi-Fi, it most likely affected.

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Call for Papers for Tech Mentor and new Conference Co-Chair 2018 @TechmentorEvents #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today I finally get to write about something that has been in the works for quite some time. I am super pleased to announce that I will be the new Tech Mentor Conference Co-Chair with Sami Laiho for 2018. So, what does this mean for you? It means that I encourage anyone that wants to submit sessions to do so here: We are anticipating the largest speaker session submission for any Tech Mentor Event ever. Especially, this being the 20th anniversary of the event we want it to be the biggest and the best yet....

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