Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.
Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.

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FIXED – Win 10 Start Menu Empty

Wanted to share a quick update and fix for the recent Windows 10 start menu empty issue.   Asked around on Twitter and found helpful article (

https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/05/its-not-just-you-windows-10-search-is-giving-blank-results/) from @JM2K69 mentioning two Registry keys which need to be set to zero value.   After applying and rebooting the Start Menu appear normally again.   Cheers. 

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VIDEO – How to Add Contact for other users with MS Graph API

Wanted to share a quick demo for how to query and create Exchange Contacts for another user in Office 365 tenant with MS Graph API.   Biggest challenge was permission grant in two places (1) MS Graph API in Azure Applications and (2) Exchange Folder grant Owner to user executing the MS Graph API.  Updated blog post with second video to execute Graph API from PowerShell for automation and scheduling.   Cheers

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Video 1 – Graph Explorer Web GUI

Video 2 – Graph API from PowerShell

PowerShell – Grant Exchange Folder

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName "Microsoft.Exchange" -ConnectionUri "https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/" -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session
Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "george@spjeff.com:\Contacts" –User "spjeff@spjeff.com" –AccessRights "Owner"

PowerShell – Execute Graph API

# from https://blog.mastykarz.nl/building-applications-office-365-apis-any-platform/

# Config
$clientID = "34f34d49-86b7-4437-a332-6fecaf95a244"
$tenantName = "spjeff.onmicrosoft.com"
$ClientSecret = "secret-goes-here"
$Username = "spjeff@spjeff.com"
$Password = "password-goes-here"

# Access Token
$ReqTokenBody = @{
    Grant_Type    = "Password"
    client_Id     = $clientID
    Client_Secret = $clientSecret
    Username      = $Username
    Password      = $Password
    Scope         = "https://graph.microsoft.com/.default"
} 
$TokenResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "https://login.microsoftonline.com/$TenantName/oauth2/v2.0/token" -Method POST -Body $ReqTokenBody
$TokenResponse


# Data call - READ
$apis = @(
'https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/contacts',
'https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me',
'https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users',
'https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/george@spjeff.com/contacts')
$apis |% {
    Write-Host $_ -Fore Yellow
    Invoke-RestMethod -Headers @{Authorization = "Bearer $($Tokenresponse.access_token)"} -Uri $_ -Method GET -Body $body -ContentType "text/plain"
}

# Data call - WRITE
$newcontact = '{"givenName": "Test","surname": "Contact","emailAddresses": [{"address": "test@contact.com","name": "Pavel Bansky"}],"businessPhones": ["+1 732 555 0102"]}'
$api = 'https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/george@spjeff.com/contacts'
Invoke-RestMethod -Headers @{Authorization = "Bearer $($Tokenresponse.access_token)"} -Uri $api -Method "POST" -Body $newcontact -ContentType "application/json"

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    Microsoft 365 Certified – Enterprise Administrator Expert

    Passed exams MS-100 and MS-101 to achieve new certification level.  Wanted to share study resources I found helpful.  Regular daily reading and hand written notes to paper increased memory.  Carry ink pen and highlighter everywhere.  Body and mind working together.  Check out “Why We Remember What We Write” to learn more.   “The movements involved when handwriting leave a motor memory in the sensorimotor part of the brain”

    Cheers. 

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    Resources

    Certification Route

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    VIDEO – Toggle Required Fields OFF

    When making bulk data changes to SharePoint List or Library you may need to temporarily turn off Required fields.   Opening this can allow us to import records, apply changes, and modify metadata without prompting that required fields are missing.   PowerShell below can help disable all Required fields OFF.    Script generates a CSV snapshot of prior configuration during run.    CSV can be used to restore original configuration for which fields are Required.

    Cheers

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    VIDEO

    PowerShell Code

    [CmdletBinding()]
    param (
        [bool]$required,
        [string]$restoreFilename
    )
    
    # Module
    Import-Module "SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline" -ErrorAction "SilentlyContinue" | Out-Null
    
    # Config
    $appid = "APP ID HERE"
    $appsecret = "APP SECRET HERE"
    
    function Main() {
        # Connect
        Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://tenant.sharepoint.com/" -AppId $appid -AppSecret $appsecret 
        $ctx = Get-PnPContext
        $list = Get-PnPList "Test"
        $list
    
        if ($restoreFilename) {
            # ENABLE Required Fields
            $csv = Import-Csv $restoreFilename
            $fields = Get-PnPField -List $list
            foreach ($row in $csv) {
                $row.Guid
                $f = $fields | ? { $_.Id -eq $row.Guid }
                $f.Required = $true
                $f.Update()
            }
            $ctx.ExecuteQuery()
        }
        else {
            # DISABLE Required Fields
            $coll = @()
            $guid = (New-Guid).ToString()
            $fields = Get-PnPField -List $list
            foreach ($f in $fields) {
                if ($f.Required) {
                    Write-Host "CHANGED FIELD $($f.Title) NOT REQUIRED"
                    $f.Required = $false
                    $f.Update()
                    $coll += $f.Id
                }
            }
            $ctx.ExecuteQuery()
            $coll | Export-Csv "PNPToggleRequiredField-$guid.csv"
        }
    }
    
    # Main
    Main
    

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