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Azure Cost Management

4 ways to save money in Azure

Summary: When moving from on-premises to Azure, the biggest pitfall I see with customers is the way they move to Azure. In Azure you need to think differently about all tasks that you want to accomplish. This blog post shows 4 ways to save money in Azure. Azure Hybrid Benefit Reserved Instances Azure Cost Management Rethink Read more about 4 ways to save money in Azure[…]

Sharing Sushi

Sharing knowledge is power – Sharing & Sushi

Every 6 months, Portiva organizes a community event: Sharing & Sushi. During this event, both Portiva employees and people from the community deliver 4 short 20 minute sessions on a subject related to SharePoint, Office 365 or Azure. Just like big conferences, we like to put in a session for each role: Business, IT-Pro, Functional Read more about Sharing knowledge is power – Sharing & Sushi[…]

Get-AzureRMVMInfo

Azure PowerShell – Get basic VM configuration

Summary: This blog post describes an easy way to get basic Azure VM configuration with Azure PowerShell As an IT-Pro, I love using PowerShell to get easy access to information, without needing to click through interfaces. This is getting more important every day as the User Interface (especially for Azure and Office 365) have been changing Read more about Azure PowerShell – Get basic VM configuration[…]

SharePoint Online Management PowerShell module

Summary: This blog post describes why you do not need the SharePoint Online Management Shell anymore! If you worked with PowerShell for SharePoint Online in the last year, you had to download a new PowerShell console from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588. On the 31st of August 2018 Microsoft released a new* PowerShell module to the PowerShell gallery: Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell. This Read more about SharePoint Online Management PowerShell module[…]

Office 365 Connect

PowerShell – Easy & secure connection to Office 365

Introduction Are you tired of remembering all those cmdlets to connect to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online. So many different cmdlets for the different services. With this PowerShell module you don’t need to remember anything (not even your password!) I published my first PowerShell module to the PowerShell Gallery: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Office365.Connect/. The module contains 2 cmdlets that you Read more about PowerShell – Easy & secure connection to Office 365[…]

Creating a site collection for each web template

Summary: This blog post provides a PowerShell script that creates a site collection for each SharePoint WebTemplate available. I found that after years of consulting, I still didn’t know all the web templates SharePoint has to offer, so I decided to create a PowerShell script that creates a site collection for each web template. It Read more about Creating a site collection for each web template[…]

Document previews using Cloud Hybrid Search

Summary: This blog post describes how to get document previews for SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises results after configuring Cloud Hybrid Search. After setting up Cloud Hybrid Search, you might find that document previews are working for your SharePoint Online content, but not for your on-premises content. Microsoft uses Office Online Server (OOS) in Office Read more about Document previews using Cloud Hybrid Search[…]

Microsoft Teams integration

Office 365 Mail pushing Microsoft Teams

Office 365 Mail has an option that allows you to chat with your contacts using Skype for Business without leaving the browser. This feature was announced in June 2015: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2015/06/08/new-user-experiences-in-office-365-on-the-web/ However, Microsoft changed the way this works for some tenants. Clicking the Skype for Business icon now, results in the following: It pushes me to Start Read more about Office 365 Mail pushing Microsoft Teams[…]

Hybrid Auditing

All you need to know about Hybrid Auditing in SharePoint 2016

Summary: This blog post will show you how to configure Hybrid Auditing in SharePoint 2016. It will also point out some considerations when deploying this new feature. Microsoft released a new hybrid feature for SharePoint 2016: Hybrid Auditing. This feature will automatically upload your on-premises user activity logs to Office 365, so administrators can generate reports Read more about All you need to know about Hybrid Auditing in SharePoint 2016[…]