Linux Sky Application for “Skype for Business”

Yes! As started to spend time learning Linux I found this Linux application that allows me to use my Office365 account and share my desktop to other users using “Skype for Business”. I find this very interesting now that I could use this application to setup online presentations right off my Linux system.

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Here’s the link to check it out: https://tel.red/linux.php

But, definitely is oriented for business organization that can afford the paying an annual fee of $45/per user activation. In the meantime, you can test this application which is limited a 2 minute limit on each call or screen share. They will send you a key to use within 24 hours.

Another missing feature, if you compare it to “Sky for Business”, is the session recording capability.  I mean, still is a great Linux app that will connect to you Skype members.

I can tell that their technical support will answer questions promptly and their email response was very good. They can also help and discuss any arrangement in order to get you going.

For now, their application only support domain users. But, I was told, that support for non-domain users will be available soon.

Installation was a challenge for me. Just because I’m not a Linux expert but I manage the figured out what was needed to complete the installation on my Ubuntu 16.04.1 desktop. They offered any Sky installation for various Linux distro.

Check out the images!  I think this product has potential for connecting Windows and Linux users.

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I’m hoping to be able to at least do one of my Florida PowerShell User Group meeting with this product.

FLPSUG – Max Trinidad on “PowerShell Deep Dive to Excel” video

Back in October 2014, I presented and recorded on my topic about working with Excel and PowerShell. I thought this video was lost but I founded it on a backup drive.  Well its loaded with good samples using my favorite tool: SAPIEN’s PowerShell Studio. These tools are an essential for building .NET scripting and applications with PowerShell.

Check out the video at:

Florida PowerShell User Group Virtual Meeting is using Office 2013 Lync …

Tomorrow night (Nov. 14th) I will be relaunching our virtual PowerShell chapter.  For all who wants to join me here’s what you need to attend our “PowerShell working with SQL Server SMO” session at 7:00 PM.

1. Download and install “Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – User Level Install” from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15755

2. Then, when connecting to the meeting, you need to go the “Share” menu and select “stage”.

I’m excited to use Office 2013 Lync for our PowerShell virtual meeting.

I will be providing the virtual meeting link on Wednesday about 1 hr before the meeting.  Link will be provided here: http://www.FLPSUG.comhttp://www.powershellgroup.org/Florida , and Twitter.

Here’s tonight meeting information:

Join Lync Meeting: (meeting start at 7:00PM)
https://meet.lync.com/flpowershellug/maxt/XXXXXX

Stay tuned.

Getting Started with Office 365 PowerShell

I have to admit that having setup Office 365 was a breeze.  Just make sure you have a reliable fast internet connection, and you are good to go. By the way… no servers equipment is needed.

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Well, since I got Office 365 Beta setup in my computer I’ve been looking for information about how to use PowerShell.  Now, thanks to one of my PowerShell MVP
college (Sean Kearney) mention about this information been well documented in
Office 365 Beta.  I found it, and I couldn’t believe it was that SIMPLE!!!  YES,
SIMPLE!!

My computer environment is very basic.  I have no Exchange, Linc, or Sharepoint.  So now I’m part of the cloud experience with Office 365, and my answer of using PowerShell was at my fingertip.

Search for "Using PowerShell"

If you want to try it, then check out the links below, and copy/paste the code.  Make sure you meet all the requirements needed so you can experience using PowerShell with Office 365.  By the way, It’s highly recommended by our PowerShell MVP’s colleges to set your Execution Policy to “ RemoteSigned” and not “unrestrincted”.  Using “unrestricted” will still give you some security warning.

Office 365 – PowerShell – Resource Information Currently
available under: “Outlook Web App Help”

Install and Configure Windows PowerShell: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc952756.aspx

Reference to Available PowerShell Cmdlets: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/dd575549.aspx

Use Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc546278.aspx

**Control Users’ Access to Windows Remote
Management:
http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/Dd256962.aspx

Connect Windows PowerShell to the Service: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc952755.aspx

**You need to understand one thing, and quote this from the
help “… By default, all new user accounts are allowed to use Windows
Remote Management (WinRM) to access the cloud-based organization with Windows
PowerShell …”.  But, the help documentation gives you the
code to prevent users to access remoting with Office 365. (read the help documentation)

By the way, there’s a recent change to the connection URI:

… -ConnectionUri “https://pod51011psh.outlook.com/PowerShell-LiveID?PSVersion=2.0

I love our PowerShell MVP Community.  Here’s an observation from Aleksandar Nikolic:  “… i think you should use generic Connectionuri(https://ps.outlook.com/powershell) and not specific server. you’ll be redirected  … office365 will redirect you to closest, the least busy server  …”.   Thanks Alek.:)

This is totally true, and the only reason I included the change was to avoid the redirection warning message.  So you can still use what’s documented:

-ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/

Sample PS Console creating a Office 365 PS Session

Sample Script:

##----  Getting Started with Office 365 PowerShell  ----##

## - Get your Office 365 Credential
$LiveCred = Get-Credential

## - Prepare your Office 365 PS Session
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange `
-ConnectionUri "https://pod51011psh.outlook.com/PowerShell-LiveID?PSVersion=2.0" `
-Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

## - Load Office 365 PowerShell module into your current PS Console session.
$Office365PS = Import-PSSession $Session

## - Using the exported functions get a list of your mailboxes
Get-User

## - Get command information, count and list names.
$Office365PS.ExportedFunctions.count
get-command -Module $Office365PS | more

In my case, I got a total of 216 more PowerShell commands to manage and/or automate my Office 365 cloud application: (listed below)
Add-DistributionGroupMember
Add-MailboxFolderPermission
Add-MailboxPermission
Add-RecipientPermission
Add-RoleGroupMember
Clear-ActiveSyncDevice
Clear-TextMessagingAccount
Compare-TextMessagingVerificationC
Complete-Migration
Disable-InboxRule
Disable-Mailbox
Enable-InboxRule
Enable-Mailbox
Enable-OrganizationCustomization
Export-MigrationReport
Get-AcceptedDomain
Get-ActiveSyncDevice
Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule
Get-ActiveSyncDeviceClass
Get-ActiveSyncDeviceStatistics
Get-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy
Get-ActiveSyncOrganizationSettings
Get-AdminAuditLogConfig
Get-CalendarNotification
Get-CalendarProcessing
Get-CASMailbox
Get-CASMailboxPlan
Get-Contact
Get-DistributionGroup
Get-DistributionGroupMember
Get-DynamicDistributionGroup
Get-FailedContentIndexDocuments
Get-FederatedOrganizationIdentifie
Get-FederationInformation
Get-FederationTrust
Get-Group
Get-HotmailSubscription
Get-ImapSubscription
Get-InboxRule
Get-IRMConfiguration
Get-LinkedUser
Get-LogonStatistics
Get-Mailbox
Get-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation
Get-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration
Get-MailboxCalendarConfiguration
Get-MailboxCalendarFolder
Get-MailboxFolder
Get-MailboxFolderPermission
Get-MailboxFolderStatistics
Get-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration
Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration
Get-MailboxPermission
Get-MailboxPlan
Get-MailboxRegionalConfiguration
Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration
Get-MailboxStatistics
Get-MailContact
Get-MailUser
Get-ManagementRole
Get-ManagementRoleAssignment
Get-ManagementRoleEntry
Get-ManagementScope
Get-MessageCategory
Get-MessageClassification
Get-MessageTrackingReport
Get-MigrationBatch
Get-MigrationStatus
Get-MigrationUser
Get-MoveRequest
Get-MoveRequestStatistics
Get-OrganizationalUnit
Get-OrganizationRelationship
Get-OwaMailboxPolicy
Get-PerimeterConfig
Get-PopSubscription
Get-ProvisioningRequest
Get-Recipient
Get-RecipientPermission
Get-RecipientStatisticsReport
Get-RemoteDomain
Get-RemovedMailbox
Get-RetentionPolicy
Get-RetentionPolicyTag
Get-RMSTemplate
Get-RMSTrustedPublishingDomain
Get-RoleAssignmentPolicy
Get-RoleGroup
Get-RoleGroupMember
Get-SecurityPrincipal
Get-SendAddress
Get-ServiceStatus
Get-SharingPolicy
Get-Subscription
Get-SyncConfig
Get-TextMessagingAccount
Get-ThrottlingPolicy
Get-ThrottlingPolicyAssociation
Get-ToolInformation
Get-TransportConfig
Get-User
Import-ContactList
New-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule
New-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy
New-AdminAuditLogSearch
New-DistributionGroup
New-DynamicDistributionGroup
New-HotmailSubscription
New-ImapSubscription
New-InboxRule
New-Mailbox
New-MailboxAuditLogSearch
New-MailboxFolder
New-MailContact
New-MailMessage
New-MailUser
New-MessageClassification
New-MigrationBatch
New-MoveRequest
New-OrganizationRelationship
New-OwaMailboxPolicy
New-PopSubscription
New-ProvisioningRequest
New-RemoteDomain
New-RetentionPolicy
New-RetentionPolicyTag
New-SharingPolicy
New-Subscription
Remove-ActiveSyncDevice
Remove-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule
Remove-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy
Remove-DistributionGroup
Remove-DistributionGroupMember
Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup
Remove-InboxRule
Remove-Mailbox
Remove-MailboxFolderPermission
Remove-MailboxPermission
Remove-MailContact
Remove-MailUser
Remove-MessageClassification
Remove-MoveRequest
Remove-OrganizationRelationship
Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy
Remove-ProvisioningRequest
Remove-RecipientPermission
Remove-RemoteDomain
Remove-RetentionPolicy
Remove-RetentionPolicyTag
Remove-RoleGroupMember
Remove-SharingPolicy
Remove-Subscription
Resume-MoveRequest
Search-AdminAuditLog
Search-Mailbox
Search-MailboxAuditLog
Search-MessageTrackingReport
Send-TextMessagingVerificationCode
Set-AcceptedDomain
Set-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule
Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy
Set-ActiveSyncOrganizationSettings
Set-CalendarNotification
Set-CalendarProcessing
Set-CASMailbox
Set-Contact
Set-DistributionGroup
Set-DynamicDistributionGroup
Set-FederatedOrganizationIdentifie
Set-Group
Set-HotmailSubscription
Set-ImapSubscription
Set-InboxRule
Set-LinkedUser
Set-Mailbox
Set-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration
Set-MailboxCalendarConfiguration
Set-MailboxCalendarFolder
Set-MailboxFolderPermission
Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration
Set-MailboxMessageConfiguration
Set-MailboxPlan
Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration
Set-MailboxSpellingConfiguration
Set-MailContact
Set-MailUser
Set-MessageClassification
Set-MoveRequest
Set-OrganizationConfig
Set-OrganizationRelationship
Set-OwaMailboxPolicy
Set-PerimeterConfig
Set-PopSubscription
Set-RemoteDomain
Set-RetentionPolicy
Set-RetentionPolicyTag
Set-RoleGroup
Set-SharingPolicy
Set-TextMessagingAccount
Set-TransportConfig
Set-UMMailbox
Set-UMMailboxPIN
Set-User
Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
Start-MigrationBatch
Start-ProvisioningRequest
Start-RetentionAutoTagLearning
Stop-MigrationBatch
Suspend-MoveRequest
Test-MAPIConnectivity
Test-MigrationServerAvailability
Test-OrganizationRelationship
Update-DistributionGroupMember
Update-RoleGroupMember
Write-AdminAuditLog

As you can see, there’s plenty of commands to learn.  So, let’s get busy.

Happy PowerShelling!!