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Office 365 PowerShell Admin

We all like the user interfaces and are using that daily but we all know that running some tasks in PowerShell is inevitably. We need to administrate all the Office 365 services with PowerShell. It can get frustrating to start modules, snappins or whatever and logon every morning since it cannot be done in a one shot line.
As a matter of fact, with all different connection methods, it would appear that you need to use five different PowerShell instances in order to handle all Office 365 services. How can we avoid this and make it a lot easier to connect?
It’s possible to access all services through one console. Starting it up with a script makes it a lot easier too.
There are some requirements on the computer you are trying to access from. It has to be a Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or Windows 2012/2012 R2. I suggest you are running Windows 10 on a local machine or Windows 2012 R2 if running on a management server and x64 ofcourse.

Pre-reqs

Download and install the following files:
Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW
Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version)
SharePoint Online Management Shell
Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module

Open a PowerShell console in admin mode and type:
1. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
2. $cred = Get-Credential
3. $cred | Export-Clixml -Path “C:ScriptsonlineCred.xml”

When saving the credentials like this be aware of that the script is login in with the credentials automatically, use with caution.
The script

Save these lines into a O365PowerShell.ps1 file on the same path as when generating logon

$cred = Import-Clixml -Path "c:scriptsonlineCred.xml"

# MS Online
Import-Module MsOnline
Connect-MsolService -Credential $cred

#Sharepoint Online, change altitude365 to your domain
Import-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell -DisableNameChecking
Connect-SPOService -Url https://altitude365-admin.sharepoint.com -credential $cred

#Skype4B Online
Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector
$S4BSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $cred
Import-PSSession $S4BSession

#Exchange Online
$EXOSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri "https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/" -Credential $cred -Authentication "Basic" -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $EXOSession –DisableNameChecking

#Compliance Center
#Since cmdlts in Exchange Online and Compliance Center collide, we add a prefix 'CC' to all commands that refer to compliace center
$CCSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.compliance.protection.outlook.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $CCSession -Prefix CC

 

Now, open a PowerShell in privileged mode and run the script and get to work!

 

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