Running Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) for the first time

Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) Every time when i have to implement a Hybrid Scenario or HCW at a customer i caught myself of using a different blog as a safety guidance. I do this so i do not make a mistake or forget something during the configuration of  the Hybrid Configuration Wizard. Here are some … Continue reading Running Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) for the first time

How to disable Office Groups and Teams creation the right way.

Why disable groups/ teams creation Some companies want to permit access to group and our teams creation. There can be many reasons for this. For instance you want to disable the creation of groups and teams to be more in control over these features. To do this the right way it is recommended that only … Continue reading How to disable Office Groups and Teams creation the right way.

Monitor Windows AD and Azure AD Health with Microsoft OMS

What is Microsoft Operation Management Suite (OMS) Oms (Microsoft Operations Management Suite) is Microsoft's cloud-based IT management solution that helps you manage and protect your on-premises and cloud infrastructure. In this case we will use OMS to monitor and sort of "manage" Azure AD connect and Azure AD identities. Before we start with OMS Bore … Continue reading Monitor Windows AD and Azure AD Health with Microsoft OMS

Retention Policy and Litigation hold

Most of the times Security is unfamiliar terrain when it comes down to Litigation hold and Retention Policies. In this blog post i will explain when to use Litigation hold and when it is best to use the Retention policy in Office 365. Litigation Hold When you search on Technet or Google for litigation hold … Continue reading Retention Policy and Litigation hold

Office 365 Hybrid migration error: StalledDueToTarget_DiskLatency

The error that you get refers to : 'StalledDueToTarget_DiskLatency' To be straight to the point this is an issue where you can do nothing about. Link When you get the message StalledDuetoTarget_DiskLatency . This means that it has to do with the Exchange Online servers and not with the On-premises infrastructure, so there is nothing … Continue reading Office 365 Hybrid migration error: StalledDueToTarget_DiskLatency

Restore Office 365 Video Portal Hub

Office 365 changes al the time, I tried to see if I could Disable the Video Portal, to test what happens if you delete de Video Portals. En my Tenant Admin for SharePoint settings I disabled the Video Portal: I saw my Video app disappear from the App Launcher. Now it is time to delete the … Continue reading Restore Office 365 Video Portal Hub

Finding the ID for the Site Template in SharePoint online

Finding the ID for you custom template can be hard if you don't know how to do it. For this step I prefer to use Google Chrome, Chrome is easier in finding code than IE. Navigate true the Tenant admin to the site which you want to use as you custom template (when you have … Continue reading Finding the ID for the Site Template in SharePoint online

How to hide the OneDrive Synclink from Navigation and Library’s

A common question that I am asked on a daily basis is how can we hide ‘One Drive’ or ‘Newsfeed’ from the Top Navigation bar? Well Thanks to an update a few month’s back it’s now extremely simple to do so: Browse to: https://companyname-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/TenantSettings.aspx Scroll down to the bottom of your page  Save your changes and you … Continue reading How to hide the OneDrive Synclink from Navigation and Library’s

Building your first Office 365 Video portal

Microsoft has recently added the Video portal to Office 365. To turn on the Preview option please follow this blog post: Your video page will start to load for the first time so this may take a while (about 10minutes) Once Completed you will receive this nice Welcome Message , click Let’s go One of the first things … Continue reading Building your first Office 365 Video portal

Set up a Projectmanagent site in SharePoint online

There are several ways to run projects. The way i explain this is a proof of concept what i recommend for my customers. First of al you select the site collection where you will manage your projects. I recommend the that you create a new (private) site collection (https://yourtentant.sharepoint.com/sites/Projects). As site collection you choose Publishing Portal. … Continue reading Set up a Projectmanagent site in SharePoint online