Combined Powershell script for managing both Azure AD and Exchange Online

_________________BEGIN Connect.ps1________________________ $LiveCred = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session -AllowClobber connect-msolservice -credential $LiveCred #Remove-PSSession $Session __________________END Connect.ps1_________________________   The above script connects to two services: (1) Azure Active Directory remote powershell and (2) Exchange Online remote powershell. This is useful because the former is required…

Trial Azure AD Premium

Now you can trial 100 Azure AD Premium Licenses for 90 days.  Not sure what will happen after the 90 days but go get them! Login to your Azure Subscription, go to Active Directory and select your domain:  Select licenses and you can activate the trial!

Resisting the Cloud

I have been unofficially resisting the Cloud since the beginning and I am willing to admit the major reason why. I am comfortable with my on-premises servers and applications. I am deeply familiar with the approaches used to provide monitoring, management, automation and recoverability for these systems. I have built my career and brand by…

Session Sliding and Expiration Handling

  ​I was recently developing an MVC cloud service application that uses Windows Identity Foundation to issue security tokens. The app stores content and provides an interface for users to take courses on corporate practices. Certain users have permission to manage course content which gives them access to a fairly time consuming create/edit form. The…