This video shows you how to allow Skype for Business users to both contact people on other Skype for business domains and also allow users to communicate with normal Skype users.

They can use Skype for both IM and normal voice/video chat.

This video is made using a demo tenant on Office 365.

To allow external communication follow these steps:

  • Log into Office 365 and go to the Skype for Business Admin Centre
  • Click on the “Organisation” tab on the left hand side
  • Click on External Communication
  • Select “Let people use skype for business to communicate with people outside of this organisation”
  • Save the settings
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Launch URL from Sharepoint List Dropdown in PowerApps

This example is when you are using a dropdown in PowerApps and wanting to open a link that is in the list with a button.

The list will need to have the URL that you want to open in a proper format eg. “http://heresjaken.com”.

This example below assumes that you already have the Sharepoint List connected to your PowerApp.

Code:

Dropdown1.Items = Distinct(SPList, Title)

Button.OnSelect = Launch(LookUp(SPList, Dropdown1.Selected.Value = Title, Link))

The SharePoint list’s name is ‘Site Links’ you will need to replace this so that the SP List’s name is correct.
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Charts on the Dashboard page are showing the error: “You do not have sufficient privileges to view this chart”.

As well as many of the entities such as calendars, contacts and accounts provided by default throughout the system are missing.

If this is a new tenant this can happen to users that have been given an Administrator login to Dynamics 365, to fix this problem you need to add some permissions to the user.

How to fix You do not have sufficient privileges to view this chart error in Dynamics 365

Click the three lines at the top, then select settings, then select security. Shown in image below.

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Go into the Users menu

Select the user you want to add permissions to

Click the Manage Roles button

Add in the roles that you want the user to have.

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Now if you go back to the dashboards you will be able to see the ones you have given the user permissions to see.

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Introduction to PowerApps

Microsoft PowerApps is a new enterprise service that empowers innovators everywhere to connect, create and share business apps with team members on any device in minutes.

PowerApps is new and still contains some bugs as it is new, but I expect that will be ironed out as time goes on.

PowerApps allows you to connect to your data with an easy to use interface.

This video will show you how to make your first PowerApp from a template and also how to navigate though the PowerApp desktop application.

You can find out more about PowerApps on http://powerapps.microsoft.com/

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Sharing users calendars is one of the most used parts of an Exchange Server(which is included in most of the business versions of Office 365), this feature allows others inside of your organisation to view or edit calendars.

The old school way of doing this was to go around to each user and set the permissions directly on the calendar by right clicking on it and selecting properties, then navigating to the permissions tab where you could set the permissions for each user or group over the calendar.

You can manually view your calendar permissions in outlook by right clicking on your calendar and selecting properties then going to the permissions tab.
You can manually view your calendar permissions in outlook by right clicking on your calendar and selecting properties then going to the permissions tab. This is useful if you want to share a single calendar but if you want to edit bulk calendars then PowerShell is the way to go.

But there is a better way. We can use PowerShell to set these permissions in bulk on either exchange or office 365.

 

So what are the different exchange calendar permission levels?

Straight out of the box calendars come with a bunch of preset permission levels, this makes your life easier because you can allow a bunch of different controls over the calendars from not being able to see them or being able to set users to be able to book meetings and delete meetings if needed. The different permission levels are as follows:

  • None – FolderVisible
  • Owner – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderOwner, FolderContact, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
  • PublishingEditor – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
  • Editor – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
  • PublishingAuthor – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, DeleteOwnedItems
  • Author – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, DeleteOwnedItems
  • NonEditingAuthor – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible
  • Reviewer – ReadItems, FolderVisible
  • Contributor – CreateItems, FolderVisible

What are the PowerShell commands used to manipulate calendar permissions?

The basic PowerShell commands you can use to edit the permissions of calendars are(each one has a link to the official Microsoft documentation):

Notice that all of the commands are to do with MailboxFolderPermission, this is because Exchange actually treats the calendar as a folder, so whatever we are doing to the calendar we are actually doing to an exchange folder.

Using PowerShell to Edit Calendar Permissions

So now lets get into it, if you are using Microsoft Exchange installed on your server then you can just open the Exchange PowerShell application, if you are using Office 365 you will need to first connect to office 365 in PowerShell, you can follow the instructions in that article to connect.

Once you are connected to exchange in PowerShell it is time to run some commands.

Getting a users calendar permissions

To get a users calendar permissions we will use the Get-MailboxFolderPermission command in PowerShell.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity [email protected]:\Calendar -User [email protected]

 

Some final notes and recommendations with folder sharing in office 365

  • When setting permissions it is best not to set owner permissions for the calendars as this will allow other users to delete the calendar on someone else’s mailbox. This could lead to a real headache as the users calendar will just disappear and they wont know why.
  • Setting PublishingEditor permission will allow users to have all permissions except to delete the actual calendar.
  • Setting default sharing is usually a pretty handy thing in smaller businesses that are using the service. This will allow for more collaboration and a more open workplace.
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As you might know with the release of Windows 10 Microsoft gave the ability to join your computer to Azure Active Directory to manage the devices from the cloud.

The main benefit to connecting your computer to Azure AD is that you get Single Sign On(SSO) to all of your Office 365 apps and as Office 365 uses Azure AD for to store all of its user information if you have Office 365 you have Azure AD.

To enroll your device into Azure AD follow these steps

Open the settings

Windows settings

From the settings app open the System settings

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Select the about tab and click the Join Azure AD button

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Type in your Azure AD Credentials and hit the sign in button

type in your azure ad credentials
Once you have finished joining AD on Azure then you will need to restart the computer and log in using the Azure AD credentials.
Now you are enrolled into your organisation.

 

 

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