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Learn more about the Governance Toolkit 365 as an applied cloud story

The Governance Toolkit 365 (GT365) is a software-as-a-service solution that offers insights into a Microsoft 365 tenant and is part of the Microsoft Applied Cloud Stories initiative (#AppliedCloudStories). GT365 reads cloud data, stores the data and offers IT administrators monitoring and reporting functions to get a tenant overview at a glance, for example as a newsletter, in Power BI, as API or as a Bot that can be integrated in Microsoft Teams. The GT365 workloads are fully processed in Microsoft Azure using serverless computing. Here are some architectural insights on how to avoid throttling and how to use fan-out functions.

Delegate365 changelog 8.5-Sync with Security Group

Delegate365 version 8.5 comes with an updated sync operation for the option "Sync with security group". This option allows to achieve a match between (specific) Office 365 security groups and Delegate365 OU´s. In short, this means that the members of a Security Group control the assigned members of an OU, and after a sync, they are identical. See a description of this sync feature here.

Instantly install your essential software with Chocolatey

When installing a new computer, it takes some time to download and install the essential software. This is what Chocolatey is for. Chocolatey is a cost free package manager for Windows using NuGet infrastructure and PowerShell to quickly installing applications and tools that you need. I am using choco since a long time, now I wanted to show my current packaged software for my new computer. See the script here.

Delegate365 changelog version 8.4-Teamify with policy support, Room Lists, Mailbox licenses management, Report download and more

Delegate365 v8.4 brings a bunch of new features and improvements. Office 365 Groups management allows to teamify existing groups and to control all Teams settings including policy settings. The Sync Job can send warnings if many objects are deleted, Shared Mailboxes and Resource Mailboxes licenses can be removed, Reports can be directly downloaded, Room Lists are available, License Orders can be exported and much more. See a description of the new features here.

Update a SPN in AAD with the Azure PowerShell Az module

Yesterday, I wrote how to Update your Azure CLI with Choco. Today, I needed to renew an existing Service Principal Name in an AAD. A SPN stands for Service Principal Name which is used for automation authentication. Meanwhile, the PowerShell az module got some updates (v1.0.0). So, here´s the full step-by-step instruction for renewing a SPN with az ad sp credential.