Microsoft Admin Portals

Microsoft 365 Admin Portals

Portal NameURL
Microsoft 365 Admin Portalhttps://admin.microsoft.com/ 
Microsoft 365 Compliancehttps://compliance.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Consolehttps://endpoint.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Console (old)https://devicemanagement.portal.azure.com/
Exchange Admin Center (new)https://admin.exchange.microsoft.com/
Exchange Admin Center (old)https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/
Microsoft Teams Admin Centerhttps://admin.teams.microsoft.com/ 
SharePoint Admin Centerhttps://admin.microsoft.com/sharepoint
OneDrive Admin Centerhttps://admin.onedrive.com/
Apps Admin Centerhttps://config.office.com/officeSettings#
Power BI Admin Portalhttps://app.powerbi.com/admin-portal/usageMetrics?noSignUpCheck=1
Power Platform admin centerhttps://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Stream Admin Centerhttps://web.microsoftstream.com/admin
Skype for Business admin center (deprecated)https://webdir2a.online.lync.com/LSCP
Kaizala Management Portalhttps://manage.kaiza.la/
Yammer Adminhttps://www.yammer.com/office365/admin
Microsoft Store for Businesshttps://businessstore.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Store for Educationhttps://educationstore.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Partner Centerhttps://partner.microsoft.com/dashboard
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzerhttps://testconnectivity.microsoft.com
Microsoft 365 network connectivity testhttps://connectivity.office.com/
Microsoft Call Quality Dashboardhttps://cqd.teams.microsoft.com/

Azure IT Admin Portals

Portal NameURL
Microsoft Azure Portalhttps://portal.azure.com/ 
Microsoft Azure (Release Candidate)https://rc.portal.azure.com/
Microsoft Azure (Preview)https://preview.portal.azure.com/
Azure Resource Explorerhttps://resources.azure.com/
Azure Cloud Shellhttps://shell.azure.com/
Azure Active Directory admin centerhttps://aad.portal.azure.com/
Azure Cosmos DBhttps://cosmos.azure.com/
Azure Data Factoryhttps://adf.azure.com/
Azure Cognitive Services Custom Translatorhttps://portal.customtranslator.azure.ai/
Azure Non-profit Portalhttps://nonprofit.microsoft.com/#/ngoportal
Portal NameURL
Azure Security Centerhttps://portal.azure.com…

Microsoft Licensing/Support Portals

Portal NameURL
Volume Licensing Service Centerhttps://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/
Next Generation Volume Licensinghttps://businessaccount.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Azure Enterprise Portalhttps://ea.azure.com/
Microsoft Services Hubhttps://serviceshub.microsoft.com/
Microsoft License Advisorhttps://mla.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Partner Centerhttps://partner.microsoft.com/
Azure Subscriptionshttps://account.azure.com/Subscriptions

Security / Defender IT Admin Portals

Portal NameURL
Microsoft Cloud App Securityhttps://portal.cloudappsecurity.com/
Microsoft Defender for Endpoints
(Previously Defender ATP)
https://securitycenter.windows.com/
Microsoft 365 Defenderhttps://security.microsoft.com/
Office 365 Security & Compliancehttps://protection.office.com/
Microsoft Defender for Identity
(Previously Azure ATP)
https://portal.atp.azure.com/
Multi-factor authenticationhttps://account.activedirectory.windowsazure.com…

Developer Portals

Portal NameURL
Graph Explorerhttps://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/graph-explorer 
Azure DevOpshttps://dev.azure.com/
Visual Studio Subscriptionshttps://my.visualstudio.com/
Visual Studio Subscriptions Managementhttps://manage.visualstudio.com/
Adaptive Cardshttps://adaptivecards.io/

Other Useful Microsoft Portals

Portal NameURL
Office 365 Anti-Spam IP Delist Portalhttps://sender.office.com/
Azure Statushttps://status.azure.com/
Azure DevOps Statushttps://status.dev.azure.com/
Windows Virtual Desktop Consent Pagehttps://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/
Customer Digital Experienceshttp://demos.microsoft.com/
Group Policy Searchhttps://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/
Microsoft Startupshttps://portal.startups.microsoft.com/
Office UI Fabric Iconshttps://uifabricicons.azurewebsites.net/ 
Become Microsoft Certifiedhttps://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com… 
Tech Community Video Hubhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/video-hub/ct-p/VideoHub 
Microsoft Azure Sponsorshipshttps://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/
Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Serviceshttps://lcs.dynamics.com/
Microsoft MVPhttps://mvp.microsoft.com/
Portal NameURL
What is my Microsoft Azure and Office 365 tenant ID?https://www.whatismytenantid.com/
Office 365 ATP Safe Links Decoderhttps://o365atp.com/
Message Header Analyzerhttps://mha.azurewebsites.net/
Tenant Availability Checkhttps://o365.rocks/

Reference: https://msportals.xyz/

Block File Sharing in Teams

COVID-19 has led many IT Departments scrambling to roll out some form of conference/ collaboration tool as many had to work remotely. This has affected organizations that where were not agile or cloud agnostic by not adopting to modern workplace earlier on.

Microsoft Teams runs on SharePoint Online, OneDrive in its core, organizations running on-premises compliance/DLP solutions will find it hard to put in controls for data in the cloud, not being an early adopter, and having to enable collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams is a daunting task when you want to protect the organizational data from going walkabouts. If your organization is one of those, which is like a cat on the wall – how do we do it?

Block File sharing in Teams by:

1. Not assigning a SharePoint Online license for End-users

2. Not creating a Teams or Channels, if you do….

3. Create Teams for your organization but remove the Teams members from having EDIT permission on the Teams SharePoint Site.

4. Additionally if the tenant has Microsoft Cloud App Security enabled – create a session based conditional policy, which blocks upload and download of files in Teams and SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Online License – by not assigning this you deprive the end users from accessing OneDrive for business, which is primary storage for file sharing when it comes to 1-1 and group chats.

Creating a Team – when a team is created with members, this creates a SharePoint online site, which by default allows members to have edit permission on the site. By removing the EDIT permission from the Team site leaves members with only read permission leaving only the owner of the Team/SharePoint site full permission, no just do not assign or delegate the owner permission to a regular user.

Microsoft Cloud App Security – is a Microsoft CASB solution (Cloud Access Security Broker) acts as a reverse proxy. A session based conditional policy can be configured to prevent file uploads/downloads in Teams/Sharepoint site, caveat this only works when accessing them via Web but not through desktop client, hence the above point – remove EDIT permission for Team members. MCAS gives you an insight and alert when someone does indeed try to upload a file as it will block and alert the admin.

Now that you have control of filesharing and enabled Microsoft Teams, start strategic roll out of cloud solutions for DLP, Information protection and governance, classification – all of this is available via Microsoft 365 through Azure Information Protection, DLP, Azure and Defender ATP which can scan and classify your organization data automatically based on data sensitivity you can control.

Licenses could not be assigned or removed due to an error -Azure AD group based licenses

Scenario: Group based licensing is enabled in Azure AD. Exchange online is not assigned through the group based licensed. Newly added users to the group fail to get licenses assigned via the group. Reprocessing the group based license throws error:

Licenses could not be assigned or removed due to an error

Solution: A recent service plan backfilled by the O365 Commerce Team into the Office and Microsoft SKUs Microsoft Bookings a has been added as Enabled on all the licenses. This service plan has a dependency on Exchange Online (Plan 1) or Exchange Online (Plan2).

Disabling the Microsoft Bookings service plan in the affected groups should resolve the licensing error.

Kill all active user sessions in any Azure AD/ Office 365 application

If you are are ever in a situation where you have to deal with a compromised O365 account or situation similar to mine where users were assigned Onedrive/SPO license and you want to revoke them and stop users from using them immediately, the below cmdlet is much helpful.

If you are dealing with a large group of users, you may tire your fingers clicking on “initiate sign-out” or better get all members of the group and use cmdlet Revoke-AzureADUserAllRefreshToken which invalidates the refresh tokens issued to applications for a user. The cmdlet also invalidates tokens issued to session cookies in a browser for the user. The cmdlet operates by resetting the refreshTokensValidFromDateTime user property to the current date and time.

Get the group objectid

Get-MsolGroup [groupname] | fl ObjectId

Next, export the users of the group to a csv

Get-MsolGroupMember -GroupObjectId xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx | Select-Object EmailAddress | Export-Csv -Path c:\temp\users.csv

Import the csv and revoke th refresh token for these users.

Import-CSV “c:\temp\users.csv” | % {Get-AzureADUser -SearchString $_.emailaddress | Revoke-AzureADUserAllRefreshToken}