With the GA announcement of Microsoft Stream yesterday, I thought of using it in a very cool and modern way. My idea was to create an interactive video platform within my Teams service. So let’s hit it and configure Stream and Teams in a way to watch Stream videos within your Teams client and build up a modern video streaming platform. First of all you need to create a new Stream channel.
Today I want to bring some light into the darkness and write down, what’s not written down as per today. I guess most of you know the MyApps portal, which is also feeding the Office 365 app launcher with enterprise applications. You can browse to that app panel directly via https://myapps.microsoft.com and it is a very useful service, which should be used in every cloud environment as it provides SSO to apps without the need of remembering credentials for those apps like the corporate Twitter acocount or the corporate Amazon account.
A couple of days ago I wanted to tidy up my Azure subscription and move the unneeded resources from my active subscription to my team’s subscription. At first I wanted to move a storage account, which I created a couple of years ago - needless to say that this was of type classic resource. The Azure portal now introduced a quite handy operation which can be used for many resources in order to move the resource either to another resource group or even to another subscription.
As I played around with Microsoft Flow and Teams I had the idea of creating a channel with news on Office 365. So I created a Teams channel and started creating a Flow, which was pretty easy. And as I was finished and I started the flow, the Teams channel which should show me tweets with the hashtag #Office365, soon was overfilled with tweets about Office 365 in all kinds of languages.
In the last post I tried to show how to make PowerShell life easier. You can read it here This post is picking up the same issue, but the tool is a bit different. All cloud admins may know that Visual Studio Code supports PowerShell scripts and in addition to that makes life easier by having a source control for those scripts via GitHub oder TFS. But still you may encounter the problem, that you have to login to every cloud service seperately in every VSCode session, which can be annoying.
In my previous post, which you can read here I showed you how you can simplify your life as an O365 admin, with Chrome profiles. With this post, I want to show you, how you can tune your PowerShell in order to establish PS profiles too, which can be used to automate common tasks, like login and connect to cloud services like Exchange Online, Office 365 or Azure. Therefore, if you haven’t created a PS profile already, just run the following command in the PowerShell or, what I personally prefer, in the PS ISE.
At the Microsoft Build 2017 there were a lot of new features announced. One, which was quite innovative was the release of the Azure Mobile Portal. With this app it’s now possible to manage your Azure resources (and I mean all your Azure resources) from your smartphone or tablet via an app. So here are my first tests with the new mobile portal app. So after starting the app and selecting your subscription, you can browse all your Azure resources, which have been created in that subscription and click on each of them to get the details: