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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.

Having fun with IoT Flic buttons and Microsoft Flow

I just got a cute Flic button to play around with. It takes only some minutes to connect that IoT button to a connector and execute customs tasks. Well, as first step, I simply created a message in a Microsoft Teams channel. See the step-by-step instructions here.