Office 365 Service API Custom Connector for Flow

I’ve previously blogged about the Office 365 Service Communications API before and how it can be used to obtain the service status/health of services in your Office 365 tenant. The API also allows you to get historical status along with messages (from message centre, incidents etc.). In my previous post I showed how this could be done in Flow using a standard HTTP call within each Flow. It works, but it also means you need to set up authentication and each API call manually (even if in the same Flow). [Read More]

Get Latest Office 365 Service Status with Flow or PowerShell

With the recent high-profile outages within Office 365 and the ever reliance on Office 365, it’s always good to stay up-to-date with any potential issues. There are lots of ways to check the status of Office 365 - the Office 365 portal, Twitter accounts etc. However, what I was after was an automated way of checking for issues and letting me and the team at Symity know about them ASAP (so we can look to mitigate impact) - rather than happening to come across it, or worse users noticing and informing us. [Read More]

Send Message Cards with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a feature that I don’t see used or talked about a whole lot - Cards. Cards allow you to post a container to a Teams channel. The type of card I will use here is a Message Card. These can contain text, images, links etc. Message Cards are not to be confused with Adaptive Cards. These are entirely different and are not exclusive to Teams. Adaptive cards are more flexible and interactive than Message Cards but unfortunately, do not support the method I employ here - Incoming Webhook. [Read More]

Get-CSSessions: Retrieve, filter, search on ALL user sessions from Skype Online

Introduction For Skype Online there are various tools to report on user sessions: Call Analytics - This is great for looking at a user’s call history when diagnosing call issues. This is similar to the data we can glean from on-premises SSRS reports. Call Quality Dashboard - Again, great for looking at overall trends or metrics of call quality to pinpoint issues. Session Details - This is accessed from the Skype Admin Centre. [Read More]

PSA: Ticking TLS (1.2) Time Bomb for Office 365

Introduction I thought I would write a post to remind people that Microsoft will be switching off TLS 1.0 and 1.1 for their Office 365 services. It was originally meant happen in March 2018, then October 2018, but has now been pushed back to a later date. If you don’t have Office 365 services you won’t be affected by this, but I would still advise migrating away from the older specifications of TLS where possible. [Read More]