Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

I was recently asked if there was a way to see a list of users who had mobile devices attached to their Office 365 account.  In order to do this I have written a PowerShell script.  The script is generic only relies on you having global admin access to Office 365. Built into my script is the commands that prompts for your Office 365 admin credentials and connects your PowerShell session to your tenant. The script builds and output file…

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Getting started with InTune Data Warehouse

Getting started with InTune Data Warehouse

InTune Data Warehouse is a new feature that recently went into Public Preview.  It’s a great new feature from Microsoft that gives you even more reporting capabilities about your environment.    Using PowerBI you can import the dataset that contains the last 90 days worth of data and see historical trends, daily snapshots and create custom reports. In order to take advantage of this new feature you need to carry out the following steps: Open your InTune admin console within…

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August User Groups in Scotland

August User Groups in Scotland

There are quite a lot of good events and user groups happening in Scotland next month and I thought it would be good to share the details of these.   Glasgow SQL Server Meetup The Glasgow based SQL server meetup group will be meeting up in Glasgow City Centre on the 22nd August and will have some talks from local professionals. Scottish PowerShell User Group This new user group will be holding their meet on the 22nd of August also,…

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

So last week I was thrown in at the deep end, work had two events scheduled but due to a scheduling conflict the original speaker wasn’t able to attend so last minute I was asked to fill in and speak instead.  Apart from a small lunch n’ learn session with some colleagues nearly eight years ago I’d never done any public speaking so this was a very scary prospect indeed, however, one of the items on my to-do/bucket list for…

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Glasgow Azure User Group

Glasgow Azure User Group

I am looking to start a user group within Glasgow (Scotland) focussing on Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Azure – Glasgow Azure User Group. I am hoping that the user group can be very much community driven, with the members help to spread the word and drive what content and speakers attend the events. The first meetup of the group is scheduled for the 29th May 2017 within Glasgow City Centre.  I have created an Eventbrite event where you can grab your…

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AzCopy Could Not Finish the Operation Within Specified Timeout

AzCopy Could Not Finish the Operation Within Specified Timeout

Recently I’ve started to use Azure cheap Blob storage as a backup repository for some of my important files and family photographs.  I’ve been using AzCopy to get my files from my PC to Azure and have come across the issue where AzCopy says “Could Not Finish the Operation Within Specified Timeout”. At first I thought this was because of home internet connection not being the best, however after reading the AzCopy documentation I realised a switch within the command line…

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Technical IT Interview Questions

Technical IT Interview Questions

Interviewing for any job can be a daunting prospect, interviewing for an IT job usually entails a two stage process.  One where the hiring company and you get a chance to get to know each other and what you can offer each other.  And the second part is the technical stage, where the hiring company grill you about what technologies, terminologies and concepts you understand. If you are IT generalist and have a broad set of skills it can be…

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Free Resources to help IT Professionals start a Cloud career

Free Resources to help IT Professionals start a Cloud career

A year ago Microsoft launch two free resource programs in order to help IT professionals understand the transition they would need to under take transferring their traditional on premise skill set to one that would be suitable for the cloud technology that is a hot topic.   Those two programs were the Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials and the Microsoft IT Pro Career Center. A survey sponsored by Microsoft in 2016 uncovered the fact that by 2020, more than 1 in…

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Enabling a CDN Endpoint in Azure

Enabling a CDN Endpoint in Azure

Following on from my two part tutorial on how to create a basic Web App within Azure (Part 1 & Part 2), this blog post will be covering how to utilize Azure CDN to serve the media content within your website faster to your end users. What is CDN? CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. CDN is a group of servers deployed globally within multiple data centers that helps to server content to end users faster than traditional website hosting.  Large…

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Highlights from Microsoft Tech Summit

Highlights from Microsoft Tech Summit

Due to some bad timing I wasn’t able to attend the Microsoft Tech Summit  event this week in Birmingham, but thankfully Microsoft have put a lot of the sessions up online. I’ve been working my way through some of the sessions and thought it would be useful to highlight the ones that I thought were useful. Office 365 Deploy Microsoft Office 2016 the right way Excellent presentation from Brian Canady on Office 2016 ProPlus. His high level take on deploying…

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