Notes from the field

With a focus on Microsoft Technology in EDU

Attendance report in Teams

Enable Attendance Reports in Microsoft Teams

Introduction In May 2020, Microsoft introduced the ability to download attendance reports for meetings in Microsoft Teams. Today you can only do this once enabled on a meeting policy per user, via PowerShell, so an IT admin must be the one to perform this action. This post will be updated once other methods are realized.…
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Azure AD + G Suite + User Provisioning!

Want to have Azure AD provision users and groups into G Suite? No longer want to have a reliance on Google’s on-premises sync tool? Well come on in and learn how to do just that!

Microsoft 365 Message Center

Have you used the message center in M365 before? Don’t know what that is? Read this then it might just help you out a bit!

O365ProPlusEDUDBS

Deploying Microsoft 365 Apps Device-based Licensing for EDU

Update 5/13/20: Microsoft has recently updated the name of “Office 365 ProPlus” to “Microsoft 365 Apps”. The majority of this post has been updated to reflect those changes. In addition the OSD section has been updated and a new section called “DBA Clean Up”. Introduction Hi there! It’s been a while! The last blog I…
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Disable Private Chat in Microsoft Teams for Students

Learn how to apply a specific messaging policy to just students using some PowerShell magic!

Managing Licensing in Microsoft 365 EDU

This is a quick and dirty post with some pre-canned information I send to my customers when the conversation of “how do I manage licensing” comes up. I’ll come back and add more context but for now this should be a great starting point for most any EDU organization!

Let’s Integrate G Suite with Azure AD!

Learn how to bring two worlds closer together by using Azure AD as your IDP for G Suite! Want to see how and learn why do it? Read on.

Welcome to Contoso EDU!

In the ever changing world of technology it can be hard to keep up. Enterprise and even SMB organizations have time and resources, in most cases, to research and implement new technologies to better their business and customers. But in Education that’s not always the case. Microsoft has some amazing documentation, it’s better than previous…
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