It was that time of the year again to visit Belgium for their SharePoint Saturday. An excellent day organized by BIWUG. This year was a tribute to an amazing SharePoint teacher who passed away too soon, Patrick Tisseghem. I did not know him but heard and read about him, I only was working 1 year with SharePoint when he passed away. During the day there were videos and photos about the things he did for the community.
In the week of September 24th, Microsoft held their biggest tech event of the year and I had the privilege to be there again. This post will give you a summary of my journey thru this week. The official conference starts on Monday but on Sunday evening I got invited to the welcome party of Microsoft Netherlands to meet all Dutch participant, get to know the others and meet all we already know.
In this post, I want to take you with me how you can use app credentials in an Azure Automation script to connect to SharePoint Online. Many PowerShell scripts use a username and password, but these are less secure than using an app credential and can also be used to login to SharePoint Online in the browser. By default, connecting to SharePoint uses basic authentication and many companies are on route to disable this to make use of conditional Access and MFA.
It was time again for the European Collaboration Summit. After the success of last year, I attended again. This time it was a bit closer to home in Mainz. We started on Tuesday with a keynote from Dan Holme (@DanHolme) with a recap of the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas from last week. The take a way’s for me were OneDrive can handle over 300 different filetypes with a preview; this works in the browser and on the mobile clients.
There are various ways of security in office 365, this time I walk you thru the security possibilities for Email. As we start with the basics, we have the option to use an SPF record to protect us from spam on a very basic level. This is so basic and a requirement when you add the domain to Office 365. As we go deeper into the security of the mail flow we see DKIM and DMARC.
Today I had the privilege to present at SharePoint Saturday in Bremen. At first, I would go only as an attendee. Unfortunately, Albert Hoitingh got Ill and I asked if I could do a session in that slot. They were happy to give me the slot and I did my presentation about “We are moving to the cloud, What about security”. I needed some time before the session to go over the slides and make a few adjustments.