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Assign Office 365 licenses based on Active Directory groups

I’ve done several Microsoft Office 365 project with together with some of our customers. In most implementations I was asked if there’s a way to assign Office 365 licenses (a.k.a. plans) to users based on their Active Directory group memberships.

Most companies have built their entire permission model on Microsoft Active Directory. With Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Microsoft offers a powerful and great tool for synchronizing user and group account from the customers on-premise environment into the Office 365 cloud.

Unfortunately there is no built-in technique to automatically assign licenses. Therefore I wrote a small PowerShell script to complete this task.

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Mac OS X Office 365

Microsoft Outlook for Mac 15.x activation error -805240834

I just installed an EFI update on my Apple Mac and figured out, that Outlook for Mac 15 wasn’t activated anymore. I simply tried to reactivate Outlook so I started the activation wizard, entered my email address and password… but there was an error:

Outlook_for_Mac_activation_error
After a little search via google I found the solution – you have to run these commands in the Terminal application:

killall "Office365ServiceV2"
sudo killall "Office365ServiceV2”"
cd ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office
ls -a | perl -n -e 'print if m/^[e|c]w/' | xargs rm
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