Prevent User Subscriptions to Office365 Services

Microsoft are releasing more and more application services as part of the Office365 platform. Its getting harder and harder to keep pace with the development and release cycle and new products seem to be launching month on month. Just recently we have seen the release of Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Forms, Staff Hub and Microsoft Flow […]

The Cloud–An Enemy to Humanity Disguised as Helpful Progress? Or Natural Evolution?

When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade! (unless you are New Zealand Customs – When you bring lemons, they will deport you!) is the underlying mantra of all tech giants it seems. If you don’t know this saying, it was derived from the anarchist Elbert Hubbard, in an obituary he wrote back in 1915. The […]

Blocking Office Store–Harder Than You May Think

Recently at a customer they were rolling out Office 2016 ProPlus to their early adopters. This was a significant change for the business and somewhat an experimental process. Their Information Security team had a problem with the Add-ins function within the Office applications and requested that we find a way to block Office from accessing […]

Microsoft Teams is nothing new and Skype for Business or is it Skype? Understanding the message

At first glance you may be thinking that this post is going to be a scathing review of Microsoft technology. Well sadly for you, its not. The title is simply to grab your attention and at least make you read up to about here…. right?!? In all seriousness, this is a contentious topic of which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]