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Looking for Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager?

In former versions of Microsoft SQL Server, the SQL Server Configuration Manager was an extra app for configuring the SQL Server services. Since this is gone since some versions, we often get the question where to find the configuration tool nowadays with the modern versions of SQL Server…

Delegate365 reports at a glance

Recently, Delegate365 got a new reporting engine with version 7.3 and more reports have been added with version 7.4 and version 7.5. In total, there are now 87 reports available (and likely more are about to come in the following versions). To keep up with the latest reports, we want to deliver an overview of all available reports at a glance here.

Use Visual Studio Code and the Code Runner extension

Visual Studio Code (currently, Version 1.22 is available) is a very cool developer tool providing a modern and fast code editor with a bunch of extensions. With extensions as Code-Runner, it’s easy to run a code file or active text directly from the VS Code text editor. Check out this quick description how to configure and use Code Runner.

How to create or renew Service Principal Names in Azure Active Directory

When an automated task or an app needs to access data from Office 365, you need to create an app in the tenant’s Azure Active Directory (AAD). For having full control, e.g. for deleting objects in AAD, a so called Service Principal Name (SPN) can be used. That is similar to a Global Admin in Office 365, but just for apps and usually with a predefined expiration date. Which is good. Or?

Forgot to renew your Office 365 group? Restore it!

Office 365 Groups retention policies are very helpful to reduce orphaned groups in an organization’s tenant. Kindly, the Office 365 system sends out notifications to inform the group owner(s) to renew a group – or that a group will be deleted. What, if you oversee such a notification? See here how to restore an Office 365 group – thanks soft delete!

Impressions of Microsoft Tech Summit Paris 2018

After we returned from MVP Summit, we were proud to be part of Microsoft Tech Summit from March 14th to 15th in Paris. The cost-free roadshow took place in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and delivered two days of news and How-To’s of the Microsoft cloud services. See some impressions here.