How to force Windows 10 to download the Fall Creators Update

Since last week it has been weird at the office, while my colleagues were downloading the new Update which allows to use the new features of OneDrive On Demand, I was complaining of how impossible it was to receive the Falls Creator Update on ithe computer.

I know that it is a gradual rollout, so not everyone will get the update on day one (as it can be seen). As far as we know, Microsoft will slowly ramp up the release, but if you don’t want to wait (like me 🙂 ), you can get the latest and greatest update by forcing it.

If you want to force the update, you can visit the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/es-es/software-download/windows10 and click the button update now. Then a verification process will begin to check if you’re system is ready to receive the new update, If it is ready, the download process will begin.

I want to give a piece of advise fefore starting updating your system, the update process take soooooo long, so be patient 😉

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Skype to Teams Roadmap

Yesterday was announced in the Techcommunity the roadmap for Microsoft Teams.

I want to highlight the integration between the Skype For Business client and the Microsoft Teams client. With this integration we will be able to share the presence, contacts between this two applications and even to call between this two applications. In a near future, we will have the PSTN calling plans for Teams and more features yet to come.

If you want more information about this, visit the following link: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Roadmap-for-Skype-for-Business-capabilities-coming-to-Microsoft/bc-p/120002#M340

SPO and O4B Per Group Sharing Controls

This new feature – which hits first release tenants in June 2017 – will give extra control over who and how information can be shared with external/third party users in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

This control allows to limit the share with external users based on an specific AD security group, providing the ability to configure more than 1 security group to that control.

In order to configure this feature, we have to take into account that provides 2 options:

  • Users in selected security groups share with authenticated external users: Only users in the assigned security groups will be able to share with external users. If you are not included in these groups you cannot share with an external user who is not in your organization.

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  • Users in selected security groups share with authenticated external users and using anonymous links: Users will be able to share with external users and also create anonymous links.

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An important thing to note about this new sharing control is that the site collection policy will always take precedence. So, If the anonymous sharing is disabled at site colletion level (wether it is SPO or OneDrive personal site), users in the security group that will not be able to do so in that site collection.

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!

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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