Session 1

Keep Calm & PowerShell On in Office 365


Presented by Donald Jacobs,

Heartland Business Systems

As IT moves to the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 is in high demand. With many new features, you may find yourself spending an excess of time and effort updating and changing settings to best suit your organization through a GUI or you can utilize the ability to streamline your process and work with Microsoft PowerShell. PowerShell has been a default feature installed on all Windows computers since Windows 7. This simple powerful console application can be used to connect to and manage your Office 365 organizations. By adding PowerShell modules to your computer, you can easily connect to Office 365 and manage your subscriptions. One PowerShell console alone can manage SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Azure domains and accounts. Separate PowerShell sessions are not needed for each piece of Office 365. This session will show you how to connect to Office 365 and give you some basic commands to help manage and perform daily tasks in Office 365.



Donald Jacobs has spent enough time within IT to earn himself an MCT, MCSE SI on 2012, MCSA on 2008 and 2012, MCITP EA on 2008, MCTS for Windows 7 and 2008, MCSA and MCSE on 2003 and 2000. As a Consulting Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer for Heartland Business Systems, he focuses most of his time on Microsoft products with emphases on Active Directory, Exchange, Server and Office 365. He is a PowerShell activist who prefers the command line to the mouse (except when gaming). In his spare time he can be found working with new PowerShell modules to simplify and improve on existing processes.

September 17, 2014 - Session 1