PSM: Common Tasks for Office 365
To celebrate one year of Office 365 we today release PSM: Common Tasks for Office 365 (aka version 2 of PSM)
PSM is a PowerShell launcher / GUI that easily and quickly lets you manage your Office 365 tenant via PowerShell, all in an easy to use form based interface while still learning how to use PowerShell
PSM is built on Microsoft InfoPath 2010, for Office 365 and runs from your Outlook inbox.
Do you find it time consuming and sometime troublesome to manage your systems in PowerShell? Personally I tend to forget some of the different commandlets (cmdlets) that are available and the verbs and nouns available for it.
So I have to spend a lot of time in the get-help section of PowerShell. And I got bored of having to ask my customers the same questions over and over again when setting up policy’s for them, think of a ActiveSync policy for example, so I created PSM(PowerShell Master) , it´s basically a form that you fill out that generates a PowerShell command that you can either run with the click of a button, copy paste it to a script or paste it manually in to PowerShell.
PowerShell Master is designed to let you easily and quickly manage your Office 365 tenant via PowerShell in an easy to use GUI while still learning how to use PowerShell.
Many of the tools out there today does kind of the same thing, but they won´t learn you PowerShell as good as PSM. At the end of every form there is a output view where you see the results on the questions you have answered, this is the PowerShell command that will be run when you hit the “Run Command button” but before that, you can edit the field and add you own code or just look through it to start learning PowerShell.
PSM: Common Tasks for Office 365 includes
Categories of the cmdlts available are
Manage group and role membership
Manage subscriptions and licenses
Manage company information and service
Prerequisites and Requirements
Every edition of PSM REQUIRES Microsoft InfoPath 2010, so you need to have InfoPath 2010 installed to be able to run PSM.
Using Microsoft Outlook is recommended since InfoPath is integrated in Outlook and the delivery of PSM is over email. It´s also recommended to create a separate folder and a rule for it in your Outlook inbox.
PSM also requires PowerShell and that both the “Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell” and the “Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant 7.0″ is installed on the same computer from where PSM Office 365 will be run on, the Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell can be downloaded here:
- Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell 32-bit
- Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell 64-bit
The Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant 7.0 is a prerequisite for installing the Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell, and is available from here:
- Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant 32-bit
- Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant 64-bit
Price and Order
PSM: Common Tasks for Office 365 is now available for FREE and all you have to do is make UcAware your subscription partner.
All our customers get free access to our tools.
How to associate UCAware AB as your Office 365 Partner?
- Connect as administrator to the Office 365 Administration Portal
- In the left field under Subscription click on Manage
- Then click on your subscription.
- Click on “Add” on the right, under Partner Information
- Enter the Microsoft partner id of UCAware AB: “3208923″
- Send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the address that you would like to recive PSM with the topic PSM-POR
- You will then receive your copy of PSM and free updates as long as you keep UCAware AB as your Office 365 partner.
If UcAware is registered as your Office 365 partner, all editions of PSM are free of charge as long as you keep UCAware as your Office 365 partner.