Author Archives: Vasil Michev

Some more disconnects with managing users and groups in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

For a while now, I have been stumbling into some puzzling experiences in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and I decided it’s about time to get this off my chest. In this article, we will go over few such examples … Continue reading

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Automatic assignment of licenses via Auto-claim policies in Office 365

Microsoft has a long history of trying to drive increase for its cloud services usage at the expense of admin control. One of the most blatant examples was the attempt to roll out self-service purchase capabilities for the Power platform. … Continue reading

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Reporting on Manager and/or DirectReports in Office 365

Getting a list of all the direct reports for a given user, or similarly building the manager’s chain seems to be a common question lately, so I figured I’d write a short article on this. There are few different ways … Continue reading

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Exploring Azure AD users and Security groups via the SCC PowerShell cmdlets

I’ve blogged previously about the fact that “plain” Azure AD Security groups are synced to EXODS and can in fact be used to assign permissions or added as members of Exchange groups. Similar observations were then made about “non-recipient” Azure … Continue reading

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Exchange Online module now supports PowerShell 7/Core

Yesterday, Microsoft officially released the 2.0.4 version of the Exchange Online V2 PowerShell module. The biggest improvement this version brings is support for running the module on PowerShell 7+ instances, as announced back at Ignite. In other words, we now … Continue reading

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