In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no Picture set in the user profile

In this blog post, we will focus on how to find users that did not set their picture as part of their Office 365 profile. With remote work becoming more and more popular and with teams spread across the board, it’s important to be able to put a face on a name. Multiple Office 365 experiences such as Teams, Delve, SharePoint leverage that profile picture in order to make the tools you use look a lot better, and quickly identify people inside the company. Without pictures, all of those experiences will only show gray placeholders, which is not optimal.

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and Exchange Online!

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without a picture.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a picture as part of their profile. If not, we will add that user object to the array we have created earlier!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have a picture set in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

In this blog post we are using PowerShell for Finding users with no birthday in their SharePoint Online / Office 365 User Profile

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no Past Projects set in the user profile

In this blog post, we will focus on how to find users that did not set their Past Projects as part of their SharePoint Online profile. The Past Projects field can be very useful in an expertise finder directory, when people try to find other colleagues that have experience in a certain type of project. Without the project info being set, the expertise finder in your organization will be way less valuable

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and the SharePoint Online Admin Center (with the PnP cmdlets)

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without past projects.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a SharePoint Online Profile or not (since the past projects are stored in the SPO profile, not in Azure AD).   If the profile exists, and the SPS-PastProjects property is equal to an empty string, it means that there are no Past projects for this user,  so we will save the user object in the array we created in the previous step!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have their past projects set in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

In this blog post we are using PowerShell for Finding users with no birthday in their SharePoint Online / Office 365 User Profile

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no department set in the user profile

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no department set in the user profile

In every people directory, the department is a key property that people filter on when searching for other employees. It also allows Office 365 administrators to apply different settings to different people, depending on the department.

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no department set in the user profile

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to Azure Active Directory.

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without their department setup.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have anything in the Department  property of their Azure AD user profile. If not, we will add our user to the array!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have their department set in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no Cell Phone

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no cell phone set in the user profile

The cell phone is one of the trickiest properties to follow up on in Office 365. One of the main reasons is that the cell-phone is stored inside the user’s Azure AD profile. The SharePoint Online user profile also has a cell phone user property, and they are not synchronized together. This means that even if you see a user’s mobile phone inside Azure AD, you will see it everywhere in Office 365, except SharePoint Online and Delve.

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no Cell Phone

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and the SharePoint Online Admin Center (with the PnP cmdlets)

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Since we have two places to check, with users that might have their mobile phone in one, but not the other, we will start checking their Azure AD profile! I will create an empty array, in which we will store all of the users without a cellphone set!

We will then loop trouch each user, and check if their Mobile property is set or not. If not, we will add them to the array, and export them to a CSV file called UsersWithNoCellInAD.csv!

With the AD done, we need to do a very similar thing , but for SharePoint Online! We will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a SharePoint Online Profile or not.   If the profile exists, and the CellPhone property is equal to an empty string, it means the cell phone for this user is not set in SharePoint Online , so we will save the user object in a new array for SharePoint only reporting.

Lastly, we will export the results of the SharePoint results to a CSV file as well!

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is two CSV files, (one for Azure AD and one for SharePoint)  in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have a cell phone in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no Cell Phone

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no Cell Phone

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no About Me set in the user profile

In this blog post, we will focus on how to find users that did not set their About Me as part of their SharePoint Online profile. The About Me is not usually a required property, but can increase the value and efficiency of a User Profile Directory inside your organization.

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and the SharePoint Online Admin Center (with the PnP cmdlets)

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without an About me.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a SharePoint Online Profile or not (since the About Me is stored in the SPO profile, not in Azure AD).   If the profile exists, and the AboutMe property is equal to an empty string, it means the About Me for this user is not set, so we will save the user object in the array we created in the previous step!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have their About me in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Finding users with no birthday

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no birthday set in the user profile

In this blog post, we will focus on how to find users that did not set their birthday as part of their SharePoint Online profile. Honestly, one year ago, I never thought this was something I would write, because I didn’t think anyone used this. However, since I have joined Valo Intranet last December one of our most common requests has been a Birthday webpart! The webpart now exists, however, like anything else in tech, if you do not have the information in your profile, the webpart is a bit useless!

Finding users with no birthday

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:

Requirements:

The Script:

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and the SharePoint Online Admin Center (with the PnP cmdlets)

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without a birthday.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a SharePoint Online Profile or not (since the birthday is stored in the SPO profile, not in Azure AD).   If the profile exists, and the SPS-Birthday property is equal to an empty string, it means the birthday for this user is not set, so we will save the user object in the array we created in the previous step!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have a birthday in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

Finding users with no birthday

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:

Books

Books are really ways to learn a topic from start to master, and even if they cost some dollars, they’re always a good investment!

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity
Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

Get it on Amazon at the following links:

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9, Youtube, and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10 day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell for Office 365
In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

Learn PowerShell for Office 365

PowerShell Playbook for Office 365
A more advanced look at multiple real-life scenarios that span across all Office 365 Services and show you how your PowerShell for Office 365 skills can be applied in your day to day life

PowerShell for common Office 365 Operations
In this 300 level session, you will learn how to automate the management of Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. We will discuss how to connect Windows PowerShell to Office 365, tour the Office 365 cmdlets, and demonstrate how to manage domains, users, and services including Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online.

Support Corner: Using PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Users
Join us in this fast-paced demo to learn how to manage Office 365 users using PowerShell. Experts show you how to create and delete users, update user IDs and passwords, assign licenses and groups, and much more.

Leave a comment and don’t forget to like the Absolute SharePoint Blog Page   on Facebook and to follow me on Twitter here  for the latest news and technical articles on SharePoint.  I am also a Pluralsight author, and you can view all the courses I created on my author page.
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I am extremely happy to announce that my 14th Pluralsight course and probably last one of 2018 (as the conference season is picking up!) is published and this one is on how to migrate from on-premises SharePoint Server and file shares, to SharePoint Online in Office 365! We will cover things such as the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT), the SharePoint Migration Tool and of course, some PowerShell!

Migrating to Office 365 SharePoint Online

Here is the official description:

As organizations are moving to the cloud, IT professionals will be charged of migrating their file shares / SharePoint on-premises content in SharePoint Online. In this course, Migrating to Office 365 SharePoint Online, you will learn how to use different tools to successfully do your migration to SharePoint Online. First, you will learn how to analyze your current SharePoint Farm. Next, you will discover the different Microsoft tools that we can use to do our migration. Finally, you will explore other options for migrating to SharePoint Online. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint Migrations needed to successfully migrate file shares and SharePoint sites to SharePoint Online.

You can find the course at: https://spvlad.com/MigrateToSPO

 

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It’s been a week since Microsoft Ignite 2018, and now that all my sessions have been posted, I wanted to share the three sessions I had presented over there, as well as a few resources!

Microsoft Ignite 2018

BRK3273 – From start to finish: How to create your modern SharePoint site provisioning solution

Speakers: Vlad Catrinescu, Drew Madelung

Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance of a SharePoint environment. In this session, learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding, and easy approval before creation!

Ressources:
https://github.com/vladcatrinescu/Ignite-2018

BRK1109 – Three must-have workflows with Microsoft Flow

Speakers: Vlad Catrinescu 

Process automation is one of the most powerful benefits that SharePoint offers. In this session, we use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool, Microsoft Flow, and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow.

Resources:
https://github.com/vladcatrinescu/Ignite-2018/blob/master/BRK1109/Flow%20Screenshots.docx?raw=true

THR2131 – Three PowerShell reports every Office 365 admin needs to have

Speakers: Vlad Catrinescu 

PowerShell not only gives administrators access to all the settings in Office 365, it makes it easy to connect to multiple services and gather information to create useful reports. In this short session, we look at three reports every Office 365 administrator needs to have in their toolbox!

Resources: https://github.com/vladcatrinescu/Ignite-2018

I hope you enjoy, and if there any questions, feel free to ask them over here!

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I was working on a project to automate Office 365 Group creation using Microsoft Flow and a custom system. When trying to convert the title from another system , which could include !@#$%^? and a bunch of other characters, I had to find a way to convert that string, into an URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow,  At the time of writing this blog, there was no regex support in Microsoft Flow, so we need to get a bit more creative!

How to convert string to URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow

One function that we have access to in Microsoft Flow, is the replace function. The Replace function allows you to replace a character by another one, in our case, we need to replace for example a hashtag (#) by nothing! While this is done one character at a time, you can also nest them, so while not pretty, you would have all the info in a single function. In the example below, I strip the Title dynamic property of the Trigger of the following characters: : % # * < > ? / ” @ & = / ; |) \ [ ] ~ { } ^ ! , .   

PS: The widget below has a “copy” button in the toolbar to make sure you copy it all!

I have created a quick Flow over here in a completely different system, just to show you the results! First, let’s create the simple Flow, three easy steps – Trigger – Create a Variable with the Friendly URL (Optional) – Update the Item

How to convert string to URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow

The value of the Variable is the formula we have above and remember to update it with the actual string that you want fixed! If you copy paste it from the blog, it will fix the Title property of the Trigger.

How to convert string to URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow

And here is the result:

How to convert string to URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow

As you see, my previous example did not take out the spaces, if you want a formula that takes out the spaces, you can use the following one!

Here is the result on the second item:

How to convert string to URL friendly string with Microsoft Flow

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I have been blogging about learning resources for a while and one of the best ways to learn from the experts is to attend in person conferences! Since Valo Intranet is sponsoring , we have a few passes to give away! There are two contests going on,  the first one is to simply retweet this tweet by Valo Intranet!  The Second one is trough this blog post and gives you the chance to win three Full Access Conference Passes to SPTechCon Boston 2018! To enter you simply have to put your name and email (They will not be shared with any 3rd parties unless you’re the winner of the pass), and you can get bonus entries if you follow @vladcatrinescu on Twitter and like the Absolute SharePoint page on Facebook! Furthermore you can tweet about the giveaway every day and get 9 bonus entries for every time you tweet!

The prize only includes the conference pass and not any travel costs or anything else. Just the conference pass! Here is a small paragraph about the conference

SPTechCon: The SharePoint & Office 365 Conference is returning to Boston, MA, August 26 – 29, 2018! SPTechCon is a training, problem solving, and networking event for those who are working with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365.  This includes the varied uses and approaches to managing SharePoint; On-Premises (2013 thru 2019), Hybrid Variations, and SharePoint Online.  Sessions at SPTechCon are presented by today’s most approachable and knowledgeable instructors.   Find solutions to your current environment and seek ways to continue to Work Smarter, Collaborate, and Increase Productivity!

Good Luck, and if you are at SPTechCon, make sure to visit me at the Valo Booth to say hello :)!

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