O365 admin center

This is a reminder for myself, sometimes I need to access to the admin portal of each product, but I’m not able to remember all those URL’s, so with this post I’ll try to keep this url’s on my mind.

Online Admin Tool URL
Exchange admin center https://outlook.office365.com/ecp
Skype for Business admin center https://admin2a.online.lync.com/lscp
SharePoint admin center https://tenantname-admin.sharepoint.com
OneDrive admin center https://admin.onedrive.com/
Yammer admin center https://www.yammer.com/tenantdomain.com/admin
PowerApps admin center https://admin.powerapps.com/environments
Flow admin center https://admin.flow.microsoft.com/environments
Security and Compliance center https://protection.office.com/homepage
Azure – Active Directory, SSO, Conditional Access, Intune, etc. https://portal.azure.com/@tenant-domain
Cloud App Security https://tenantname.portal.cloudappsecurity.com

Hopet it helps!

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Skype For Business VS Microsoft Teams features

Recently I found on Technet a very interesting article written by the user LucaVitali

This article is a comparison table between Skype for Business and Teams, where the information comes from various sources. In adition to that, Luca will try to update the file and add new features.

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/lync/Skype-for-Business-and-aa1c8daa

Enjoy it!

Unable to discover PowerShell endpoing URI error

While I was trying to connect to the S4B Online admin center by PowerShell I received the following error: “Unable to discover PowerShell endpoing URI”

I used the following PowerShell commands to connect to the admincenter:

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So, as you can see the only method allowed to connect to the S4B admin center is by explicity using the domain:

$cssession = New-CsOnlineSession –Credential $credential –OverrideAdminDomain “domainname.onmicrosoft.com”

It is very straightforward to solve the error, but I hope that it will help someone

MyAdvisor – self-service guide and toolset for planning and managing Teams and Skype for Business Online for operational success

Martin Boam's Microsoft UC Blog

From reading Guidance on moving from SfB to Microsoft Teams as information and urls come out of Ignite im reading and learning whats coming and changing. I suspect there will be more info coming but heres some first looks to what im finding.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/MicrosoftTeams/prepare-teams

as part of the planning it refers to MyAdvisor and notes the following so ive looked into this and found some very useful information.

MyAdvisor looks key for Planning so dont miss out on this.

My Advisor

Throughout your journey, we recommend the practical guidance you’ll find in My Advisor. My Advisor is a comprehensive, self-service guide and toolset for planning and managing Teams and Skype for Business Online for operational success.

I wanted to try it out and see what i find.

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The Skype Operations Framework (SOF) provided guidance to help customers and partners roll out and operate Cloud Voice capabilities. This framework…

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Copy of Lync Connectivity Analyzer Download link

Great tool to test OnPremise deployments

Martin Boam's Microsoft UC Blog

A fairly recent announcement was that the Lync Connectivity Analyzer tool has been retired noted below and in a blog post from Microsoft here

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvBNRjYUuhsvjbtI7W-J2JRe7MtaPw

Ive added the documentation from TechNet below just in case it disappears as well

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj907302(v=ocs.15).aspx

NextHop Blog Post on it as well here

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nexthop/2013/02/05/the-new-lync-connectivity-analyzer/

Using Lync Connectivity Analyzer in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-11

Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer helps Lync administrators determine whether the deployment and configuration of their Office 365 or on-premises Lync Server environment meets the requirements to support connections from Lync Windows Store app and Lync apps on mobile devices.

Lync Connectivity Analyzer attempts to connect to Lync Server on-premises or Lync Online by using the same services and protocols that are used by Lync Windows Store app and Lync mobile apps. You can perform the connection tests over your internal network or over an external network…

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On-Premises Gateway

We are living in a digital transformation to O365, but by the time we are doing this, our customers still need to connect their On-Premises data like SharePoint or SQL to Office 365 applications (PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Logic Apps, Power BI).

For that reason, Microsoft has introduced on-premises data gateway for providing a quick and secure connection between on premise data and Office 365 apps.

We must keep in mind that there are two different types of gateways, one of them is On-Premises and the other gateway, is the personal gateway, which only allows to connect to PowerBI and can be used as an individual without any administrator configuration.

In the following image, we can see the differences between the personal gateway and the On-Premises gateway:

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Moreover, the current supported On-Premises applications are SharePoint 2016 and SQL 2016, as you can see in the diagram below, there are multiple O365 connections to On-Premises services:

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The installation process is straightforward, and only is needed a server with the following requirement to use the gateway:

Hardware Requirements:

Hardware Requirements Value
CPU 8 Cores
RAM 8 GB

Software Requirements:

Software Requirements Value
.NET Framework Version – 4.5
Operating System Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, or later

If you require more info about the gateway, you can follow the links:

https://flow.microsoft.com/es-es/blog/on-premises-data-gateway/

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/es-es/documentation/powerbi-gateway-onprem/

https://docs.microsoft.com/es-es/azure/analysis-services/analysis-services-gateway

Yammer Desktop App is here

Recently, Microsoft has launched the Yammer desktop application. Users can install the app from the Yammer web application, through the Office 365 portal or can distribute the app to users via SCCM using the MSI available.

You will need to meet the following requirements to use the app:

– Windows 7 or later

– Mac OS 10.9 or later

– an active Yammer account using O365 identity

As yo can see in the follow screen, the app is very likely than the web access:

Yammer

If you need more information about this new app, visit the following link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Yammer-for-Windows-and-Mac-50920c05-cbfc-4f11-8503-e20fb2e623a5