Author Archives: Jakob Østergaard Nielsen

How to enable a CSP customer to view Azure usage charges

Use the following instructions to enable the policy allowing customers to view Azure usage charges for CSP provided Azure Plans using their own Azure portal. Prerequisites:You must be a member of the Admin agent CSP role to view and update the policy. First, open the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/#home) in the partners CSP tenant and sign… Read More »

Microsoft releases ability to remove last Exchange server from hybrid environments

To stay in a supported state, even organizations that moved all their mailboxes to Exchange Online, have been required to keep at least one Exchange Server running in the Classic AD environment, to handle the Exchange recipient management, as long as the directory synchronization to Azure AD was running. Microsoft underlined in a clear support… Read More »

How to fix “Create Powershell Session is failed using OAuth” EXO v2 PowerShell error

Connecting to the Exchange Online service using the recent Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module presents a series of new features, including the option for using modern authentication and have the sign-in protected by Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The added support for modern authentication in Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module (EXO V2) include all cmdlets and replaces… Read More »

How to use Public Key Authentication with PuTTY SSH Client

PuTTY is an open source SSH and telnet client, originally developed for Microsoft Windows by a British programmer Simon Tatham. In addition to the SSH client, the development program includes the PuTTY Key Generator, which is a utility for generating RSA and DSA key pairs to enable more secure communication and passwordless authentication when accessing… Read More »

How to get ExtensionAttribute values from Azure AD

Recently I received an interesting question regarding extracting extensionAttribute data from Azure AD. Apparently this seems simple, but the information is not available through standard Azure AD PowerShell not the Azure AD portal. In Azure AD Connect, by standard the extensionAttribute# values gets synchronized from the on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD via the following… Read More »

Azure Reservations with monthly payments

Microsoft just introduced a new way to pay for Azure Reservations that enables customers and partners to lower their upfront payments while enjoying discounts offered by Azure reservation. Previously, Azure reservations required the whole term payment up front, which reduced the attractiveness for many customers. Now you have the choice between paying for reservations upfront… Read More »

Dynamics 365 Licensing Changes (Fall 2019)

With the 2019 Fall releases and expiration of licensing discount programs, effectively October 2019 Microsoft introduces a series of major changes to the Dynamics 365 licensing program. Moving forward, Dynamics 365 licensing will evolve from multiple application plans for Customer Engagement (CE), Unified Operations (UO) and the arching Dynamics 365 Plan into licensing of individual… Read More »

Important change in PartnerSource and CustomerSource Technical Support

As of 15. March 2019, Microsoft is moving the management of technical support cases for on-premises products from PartnerSource and CustomerSource, to a new unified portal:  Microsoft Support for Business After March 15th, partners will be redirected from PartnerSource to create and view technical support requests. By this date, Microsoft Support for Business portal must… Read More »

Changes in support cycle for Dynamics 365 application releases

Microsoft have just released the official policy for updating major releases in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Some of the scope and procedures was disclosed during the Spring ‘18 Release, but many details has not been public available before now. As announced earlier, each year Microsoft plan to release… Read More »

How to Download a Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations OneBox VM

The process for getting a downloadable VHD for running a Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations OneBox VM locally has recently been changed, as announced in the LCS February release notes – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/02/13/lcs-february-2018-release-1-release-notes/. While the process previously involved starting a “Cloud-hosted Environment” deployment, it has now been simplified, and relocated to the Shared asset library.… Read More »