SharePoint Online

Access apps enter GA

As I’m in Norway, and day has become night when Microsoft wakes up, I need to repeat myself once more. Yesterday, the Office 365 team announced that Access apps enter GA.

http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/03/access-apps-general-availability-for-office-365-customers/

It might sound like creating something I Access is to take a step back in time, but when you first try the power in combining Access apps with SharePoint I can almost guarantee you that you will regret that thought.

Give it a try, and have an open mind for old heroes…

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Microsoft Cloud services and PowerShell

This is probably one of the most blogged topics, so this post is mostly a helper for myself; to document how to access the different Online and Cloud services from Microsoft via PowerShell.

Windows Azure Active Directory is easy

$MsolCredential = Get-Credential
Connect-MsolService -Credential $MsolCredential

Windows Azure has multiple ways of doing it, but for quick access just

Add-AzureAccount

Exchange Online is a bit longer

# Set credentials
$UserCredential = Get-Credential

# Configure Session
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

# Import Session
Import-PSSession $Session

# Prefix trick when importing Session
Import-PSSession $Session -Prefix "EO"

# Turns for example Get-Mailbox into Get-EOMailbox. Could get handy
# Exit Session
Remove-PSSession $Session

SharePoint Online is no pain at all

Connect-SPOService -Url https://contoso-admin.sharepoint.com -credential admin@contoso.com

Lync Online is more like Exchange

$credential = Get-Credential

$session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential

Import-PSSession $session

Remove-PSSession $session