Note-to-self: You lost access to your initial Office 365 admin?

Although Microsoft has built in quite some methods to regain access to your 0365 tenant/account, you might have some bad luck one day… (experience talking here)

First of all you should try the default options, meaning : the password reset options.

The direct way to get there is the first link to bookmark: https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com/

Another way to get there is in the 0365 logon page (also for Azure),

o365_1

If you forgot your password or can’t access the account, hit the link at the bottom.
You get directed to :

o365_2

If you know the logon, you can proceed to

o365_3

You notice that the verification is pointing to your alternative mail address or your mobile number…

But what if you forgot your original logon ID (mail address), eg in case you have setup a test tenant in 0365 with an mail address you don’t use frequently? (yes, that happens)

If that is not working or you need more help, check these options:

And if you really ran out of luck: you might raise a ticket and ask for help. https://portal.office.com/support/newsignupservicerequest.aspx

Anyway, as shown there are some options when configuring 0365 that should keep you out of trouble in the first place

  • make sure to add a mobile number to your user account
  • make sure to add a secondary email address to your account (not belonging to your O365 domain)
  • Configure and test MFA (multifactor Authentication), eg with the Authenticator app
  • add a secondary admin account with sufficient rights (with the same security measures!)

Note-to-self: Windows 10 numeric keypad not working

Once they know you do “something with computers”, you can’t escape your family request fixing anything that goes wrong on machines with a CPU, right?

Last weekend a laptop was dropped of with a bizare symptom: once logged in, the numeric keypad stopped working.
Freshly migrated to Windows 10, a Toshiba Satellite c(something)…

When you quickly search for it on bing/google… you’ll find some hints like

  • updating BIOS (check, latest installed)
  • checking BIOS (well, …nah, it is working at logon)
  • registry settings (maybe, but ..nope, lets first try the normal stuff)
  • some other windows settings

This one got me started, but actually discussed the solution for Windows 7.
” if you have Windows 7, just go to Ease of Access Center >>>>>> Turn on Mouse Keys and make sure it’s unchecked”

Well, how about Windows 10?

First go to Settings.

w10settings

Find the Ease Of Access

Within Ease of Access, check the Mouse option

w10_eoa_mouse

In the Mouse settings, check the Mouse Keys settings.
Make sure the option to “use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen” is disabled/off.

Easy, simple, but this single setting isn’t easily found, as you won’t think about mouse settings.

Certainly, when searching apps, files and settings, and the setting does not show up when typing “numeric” or “keypad”

Note-to-self: OneDrive (For Business) vs SharePoint Online

Just got a question about the differences between OneDrive (for Business) and SharePoint Online… As it’s not my core knowledge, I just did some quick research, which might serve your knowledge too… Here we go.

Sources:

The page on OneDrive for Business Service Description has a very interesting comparison, but IMHO, it’s missing a bit of color.
So, I’ve reworked the page slightly (but all credits to the Microsoft Product team.

 

Table of Contents

 

Developer features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Access Services
Yes Yes Yes Yes

App Catalog (SharePoint)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps
Yes Yes Yes Yes

App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps
Yes Yes Yes Yes

App Management Services
Yes Yes Yes Yes

BCS: Alerts for External Lists
No No No Yes

BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)
No No No Yes

BCS: Business Data Webparts
No No No Yes

BCS: External List
No No No Yes

BCS: OData connector
No No No Yes

BCS: Profile Pages
No No No No

BCS: Rich Client Integration
No No No No

BCS: Secure Store Service
No No No Yes

BCS: Tenant-level external data log
No No No Yes

Browser-based customizations
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Client Object Model (OM)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Client-side rendering (CSR)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Custom Site Definitions
No No No No

Custom Site Provisioning
No No No No

Developer Site
No No Yes Yes

Forms Based Applications
No No Yes Yes

Full-Trust Solutions
No No No No

InfoPath Forms Services
No No No Yes

JavaScript Object Model
Yes Yes Yes Yes

List and Library APIs
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Remote Event Receiver
No No Yes Yes

REST API
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sandboxed Solutions
Yes Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Design Manager
No No Yes Yes

SharePoint Designer
No No Yes Yes

SharePoint Store
2
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Workflow 2010 (.NET 3.5)
No No Yes Yes

Workflow 2010 (out of the box)
No No Yes Yes

Workflow 2013
No No Yes Yes

Workload API: ECM APIs
No No Yes Yes

Workload API: Search APIs
No No Yes Yes

Workload API: Social APIs
No No Yes Yes

 

IT Professional features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Active Directory Synchronization
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)
No No No No

Analytics Platform
No No Yes Yes

Anti-malware protection
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Claims-Based Authentication Support
No No No No

Configuration Wizards
No No No No

Data loss prevention
No Yes No Yes

Deferred Site Collection upgrade
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Distributed Cache
No No No No

Encryption at rest
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Host Header Site Collections
No No No No

Improved Permissions Management
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Improved Self-Service Site Creation
No No No No

Managed Accounts
No No No No

Minimal Download Strategy (MDS)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

OAuth
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Patch Management
No No No No

Quota Templates
No No No No

Read-Only Database Support
No No No No

Remote BLOB Storage
No No No No

Request Management
No No No No

Request throttling
No No No No

Resource throttling
No No No No

Service Application Platform
No No Yes Yes

SharePoint Health Analyzer
No No No No

SharePoint admin center
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Shredded Storage
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Site Collection Compliance Policies
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Site Collection Health Checks
Yes Yes Yes Yes

State Service
No No No No

Streamlined Central Administration
No No No No

System Status Notifications
No No No No

Unattached Content Database Recovery
No No No No

Upgrade evaluation site collections
No No Yes Yes

Usage Reporting and Logging
No No No No

Windows PowerShell Support
Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Content features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Accessibility Standards Support
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Asset Library Enhancements/Video Support
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Auditing
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Auditing & Reporting (e.g. doc edits, policy edits, deletes)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Content Organizer
No No Yes Yes

Design Manager
No No Yes Yes

Document Sets
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Document Translation in Word Online
Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4

eDiscovery Search
Yes Yes Yes Yes

eDiscovery Hold
No Yes No Yes

eDiscovery Export
No Yes No Yes

Email enabled lists and libraries
No No No No

External Sharing: External Access
Yes Yes Yes Yes

External Sharing: Guest Link
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Folder Sync
Yes Yes Yes Yes

IRM using Azure AD Rights Management
No1 No1 No1 No1

IRM using Windows Server AD RMS
No No No No

Managed Metadata Service
No No Yes Yes

Metadata-driven Navigation
No No Yes Yes

Multi-stage Disposition
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Office Online (create/edit)
Yes Yes No No

Office Online (view)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Office Web Apps Server integration
No No No No

PowerPoint Automation Services
No No No No

Preservation hold library
No Yes No Yes

Quick Edit
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Records management
No No Yes Yes

Recycle Bin (SharePoint admin center)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Recycle Bin (site collection)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Related Items
No No Yes Yes

Rich Media Management
No No Yes Yes

Shared Content Types
Yes Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Translation Services
No No Yes Yes

Site mailbox
No No Yes Yes

Surveys
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Unique Document IDs
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Video Search
No No No Yes

WCM: Analytics
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Catalog
No No No Yes

WCM: Category page and catalog item page
No No No Yes

WCM: Search web parts
No No No Yes

WCM: Cross-Site publishing
No No No Yes

WCM: Designer Tools
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Faceted navigation
No No No No

WCM: Image Renditions
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Managed navigation
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Multiple Domains
No No No No

WCM: Recommendations
No No Yes Yes

WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)
No No Yes Yes

Word Automation Services
No No No No

 

Insights features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Business Intelligence Center
No No No Yes

Calculated Measures and Members
No No No Yes

Data Connection Library
No No No Yes

Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts
No No No Yes

Excel Services
No No No Yes

Field list and Field Support
No No No Yes

Filter Enhancements
No No No Yes

Filter Search
No No No Yes

PerformancePoint Services
No No No No

PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration
No No No No

Power View for Excel in SharePoint
No No No Yes

Power Pivot for Excel in SharePoint
No No No Yes

Quick Explore
No No No Yes

Scorecards & Dashboards
No No No No

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode
No No No No

Timeline Slicer
No No No Yes

Visio Services
No No No Yes

 

Search features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Advanced Content Processing
No No No No

Continuous crawls
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Custom entity extraction
No No No No

Deep links
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Event-based relevancy
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Expertise Search
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Extensible content processing
No No No No

Graphical refiners
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hybrid search
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Manage search schema
No No Yes Yes

On-premises search index
No No No No

Phonetic name matching
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Query rules—Add promoted results
No No Yes Yes

Query rules—advanced actions
No No No No

Query spelling correction
No No Yes Yes

Query suggestions
No No Yes Yes

Query throttling
No No Yes Yes

Quick preview
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Ranking models
No Yes Yes2 Yes2

Refiners
Yes Yes Yes Yes

RESTful Query API/Query OM
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Result sources
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Search connector framework
No No No No

Search results sorting
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Search vertical: “Conversations”
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Search vertical: “People”
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Search vertical: “Video”
No No No Yes

“This List” searches
Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Sites features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Change the look
No No Yes Yes

Connections to Microsoft Office Clients
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Cross Browser Support
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Custom Managed Paths
No No No No

Governance
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Large List Scalability and Management
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mobile Connectivity
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Multi-Lingual User Interface
Yes Yes Yes Yes

My Tasks
No No Yes Yes

OOTB Web Parts
No No Yes Yes

Permissions Management
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Project functionality for team sites
No No Yes Yes

Project site template
No No Yes Yes

Project Summary web part
No No Yes Yes

Project workspace
No No Yes Yes

SharePoint Lists
No No Yes Yes

SharePoint Ribbon
No No Yes Yes

Site folders
No No Yes Yes

Task list
No No Yes Yes

Team Site: Drag & Drop
No No Yes Yes

Team Site: Notebook
No No Yes Yes

Team Site: Simplified Access
No No Yes Yes

Templates
No No Yes Yes

Themes
No No Yes Yes

Usage Analytics
No No Yes Yes

Variations
No No Yes Yes

Work Management Service
No No Yes Yes

 

Social features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Ask Me About
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Blogs
No No Yes Yes

Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation
No No Yes Yes

Community
No No Yes Yes

Company Feed
No No Yes Yes

Document Conversations with Yammer
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Follow
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Microblogging
No No Yes Yes

Newsfeed
No No Yes Yes

One Click Sharing
Yes Yes Yes Yes

People, Sites, Document Recommendations
No No Yes Yes

Personal Site
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Photos and Presence
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Profile
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Ratings
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Shared with Me
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Site Feed
No No Yes Yes

OneDrive for Business
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tag profiles
No No Yes Yes

Tasks integrated with Outlook
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Trending Tags
No No Yes Yes

Wikis
No No Yes Yes

 

Add-Ons OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2

Additional Storage
No No No No

Azure Provisioned Apps: Access Services
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Azure Provisioned Apps: Custom Code in Azure LWR
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Duet Online
No No No No

A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3765.0) is available for #FIM2010

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3171318

 

Issues that are fixed and features that are added in this update

This update fixes the following issues and adds the following features that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

FIM Certificate Management

  • Issue 1 A smart card search takes 3.5 minutes on an idle server. Additionally, the search never ends if the server is stressed.
  • Issue 2 The Duplicate Revocation Settings policy is replaced because some users could not set it.
  • Issue 3 There is a redundant space in the “Profile Summary” string on the Request Complete page for some languages.

FIM Synchronization Service

  • Issue 1 In a metaverse search and when you view the object, there is a Last Modified field. But when you sort that field, it sorts as a generic text field instead of as a date field.
  • Issue 2 Error messages (such as Event ID 6313) are logged in the event log. Additionally, performance counters don’t work.
  • Issue 3 The Sync Service crashes when you run a Full Synchronization process that has Equal Precedence set for attributes that exist in IAF or EAF.
  • Issue 4 When an incorrect page size (either less than the minimum or more than the maximum) is used for the run profile of the ECMA2 management agent, the size value quietly changes to the minimum or the maximum after you click Finish.
  • Issue 5 An error message from the Management Agent cannot be parsed if it contains some special symbols. Therefore, the error message doesn’t appear in the error list as expected, and a non-informative error window appears.
  • Issue 6 You receive a “Reference to undeclared entity ‘qt'” error message when you run the history process and the history text contains the “greater than” symbol (>).
  • Issue 7 Under certain conditions, the file selection dialog box does not appear on the MA configuration wizard pages.
  • Issue 8 A “MEMORY_ALLOCATION_FAILURE” error occurs in the Performance Monitoring tool when the performance data .dll file cannot open the process.

FIM Portal

  • Issue 1 Multivalued labels are displayed incorrectly in a single line in the UI.

FIM Service

  • Issue 1 During an Export process between the Synchronization and FIM Service, the msidmCompositeType request may fail if some multivalued string attribute value is changed in the scope of the Export session. This behavior affects performance.
  • Issue 2 In SharePoint Server 2013 and later versions, if you change a workflow or update an email template by using the FIM Portal, the version is automatically updated to 4.0.0.0. This causes a system error message during processing.

BHOLD

  • Issue 1 When you add a user to an organizational unit (OU) that has some incompatible permissions in the OUs role, all the incompatible permissions are assigned.
  • Issue 2 Some issues are fixed for attribute-based authorization (ABA) roles that are assigned to a user when the roles have incompatible permissions.
  • Issue 3 When you use the Access Management Connector to provision new OUs with a parent OU, all the parent OU roles are inherited but are also disabled.
  • Issue 4 An error occurs in BHOLD during installation in Internet Information Services (IIS) 10.
  • Issue 5 If two or more roles assigned to a user who has the same permissions as the roles, and the roles use the endDate attribute, you cannot extract a user permission that has the latest date.
  • Issue 6 An email alias is truncated if it is longer than 30 characters.

New hotfix rollup package (build 4.3.2266.0) is available for #MIM2016

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3171342

Quick overview below, full detail in KB article referenced.

Issues that are fixed and features that are added in this update

This update fixes the following issues and adds the following features that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Issue 1: PAM monitor service error with PRIV only PAM USER

 

FIM add-ins and extensions

Issue 1: SSPR windows clients with high DPI have incorrect scaling of the final page

Issue 2: SSPR Windows client text message overlap

 

FIM Certificate Management

Issue 1: <span “text-base”=””>ExecuteOperations.Disable operation issue

Issue 2: Smart Card search issue

Issue 3: Profile summary issue

Issue 4: Duplicate revocation settings policy issue

Issue 5: Certificae Management portal issue with LDAP CN name

Issue 6: misplaced link in Certificate Management portal for certain languages

 

FIM Synchronization Service

Issue 1: MA config wizard issue

Issue 2: error messages logged in Event Viewer + Perf counter issue

Issue 3: Issue with Full sync vs Equal precedence

Issue 4: ECMA2 issue with incorrect page size

Issue 5 :error message from the Management Agent cannot be parsed if it contains some special symbols

Issue 6″Reference to undeclared entity ‘qt'” error message

Issue 7: <span “text-base”=””>New Functionality:/span> The ability to skip the Management Agent during the import of a server configuration is added.

Issue 8: A “MEMORY_ALLOCATION_FAILURE” error occurs in the Performance Monitoring tool.

 

FIM Portal

Issue 1: incorrect display of multivalue labels

Issue 2: RCDC update XML format not verified

Issue 3: cannot drag and drop user to remove box

Issue 4: Local date and time issue

Issue 5 RCDC additional attributed included

 

 

FIM Service

Issue 1: SharePoint Server 2013 and later , workflow issue, the version is automatically updated to 4.0.0.0. This causes a system error message during processing.

 

BHOLD

Issue 1: issue with incompatible permissions

Issue 2 attribute based AuthZ issues

Issue 3: Acces management connector issue

Issue 4: error during BHOLD installl in IIS

Issue 5: user role permission issue with extraction

Issue 6: email alias truncated if longer than 30 char.

Note-to-self: #FIM2010 Quick Tip – Who has NOT Registered for SSPR

Just a quick useful tip to solve the practical question…

Question already asked (a few times) on the FIM forum: how to “Query FIM user not registered for SSPR”?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b44a4a2c-ebc2-45e2-9afd-1d083c7be3ad/query-fim-user-not-registered-for-sspr?forum=ilm2

Answers:

See also:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9846.fim-self-service-password-reset-sspr-resources.aspx by Tim Macaulay