I’ve made a quick video guide on how to set-up Azure Connect (DirSync) to sync with Office 365. It’s done using a simple demo environment and I suspect that you may find complications and other errors when trying this out in a production live environment. Hopefully this is of use to you (even if it just makes it seem less scary!). I will try to get chance to write up this blog post in more detail rather than just the video at some point in the future.
When troubleshooting DirSync issues with Office 365, it is sometimes difficult to know if the DirSync successfully applied to Office 365.
There is a quick way to check this and it provides the data for when the update last took place. First you will need to make sure that you have installed the Azure AD Module for PowerShell, you can download from here.
When this has installed, run Connect-MsolService to connect to the Office 365 tenancy, this should be a global administrator account.
Then run Get-MsolCompanyInformation to get the tenancy information which includes the last dirsync time and last password sync
Many schools and businesses are using twitter as a social communication platform to send out news and information to users. How to embed twitter feeds on SharePoint intranets and public sites has been a popular question recently so thought I would share with you how it is done. I’ve also created a video guide on YouTube to talk through the process.
First login to your twitter account in a browser on a desktop computer (it doesn’t have to be the same account as the one that you want to display in your widget).
Click on your profile picture in the top right of the screen and select “Settings” from the drop down menu.
Select “Widgets” from the left side menu.
Create a new widget.
Choose your design and configuration. More options are available via the customisation documentation link on the page. Click “Create Widget” to generate the code.
Copy and paste the code into a Script Editor web part. The Script Editor web part can be found under the “Media and Content” category.
I have made the video below on how to create a basic SharePoint workflow to send emails. This could be used for sending out remittance advice (like in the example below) but it could also be used with additional workflow logic for sending out help desk emails, renewal reminders, etc.
Hope you find it useful, please feel free to contact me at Cloud Design Box if you have any further questions. I’ll try and make a full blog post on this subject with screenshots as soon as I get chance.
I will be demonstrating SharePoint customisation and integration into schools systems (SIMS, Exchange, Moodle, VLEs, etc..) on Stand H9 in the National Hall.
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