Required Slide SESSION CODE: COS204 Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS) v.Next: Administration Automation Using Windows PowerShell Ashwin Sarin Program Manager Microsoft Corporation
OVERVIEW BPOS Administration functionality is available through PowerShell interfaces (commandlets) • Current functionality includes the ability to create, update, remove users • For customers that have set up Directory Sync, PowerShell can be used to activate these synched users • Over time additional commandlets will be added so that all administration functionality is scriptable System Requirements: • Windows PowerShell version 1.0 or 2.0 • Microsoft Online PowerShell Commandlets
POWERSHELL OVERVIEW Advantages of using PowerShell include: • PowerShell will work with existing IT infrastructure: • PowerShell is installed with Windows 7 • PowerShell can be easily installed on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 • PowerShell is easy to learn • Customers who already manage other Microsoft products such as Exchange are familiar with PowerShell • Allows interaction with other built-in PowerShell features • Piping • Sorting, Filtering • Easy handling of CSV, XML file formats • Since PowerShell commandlets are .NET classes, they can be invoked from any .NET App
FUTURE ENHANCEMENTSOverview In future updates, the following new features will be added to the Microsoft Online PowerShell Interfaces: • Support for Identify Federation • Support for Partners • Domain Management • Security Groups Management • Rich authorization model to allow for more granular control of admin permissions • For Exchange Online customers, a full set of capabilities will be available through a Remote PowerShell interface
FUTURE ENHANCEMENTSIdentity Federation • Customers with Active Directory on-premise will be able to federate their directory with Microsoft Online, which will enable single sign-on to Microsoft Online services using on-premise login information • Credential information will be handled securely, such that credentials are not handled outside of the on-premise Active Directory • PowerShell interfaces will be available to set up identify federation, and migrate any existing users • Authentication to Microsoft Online PowerShell commandlets will itself accept a federated identity
FUTURE ENHANCEMENTSSupport for Partners • Future updates to Microsoft Online PowerShell will allow for partners to act on behalf of customers. This can be used as an alternative to the Microsoft Online Partner Portal • Partners will be able to log in using their own identities, and access any customers that have granted the partner permissions • For partners, each commandlet will have an additional parameter (tenantid) which can be used to control which customer they are acting on behalf of
Microsoft Online PowerShell: v.Next Ashwin SarinProgram ManagerMicrosoft DEMO
Required Slide Speakers, please list the Breakout Sessions, Interactive Sessions, Labs and Demo Stations that are related to your session. Related Content • COS203: Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS) v.Next: What’s Coming Soon • COS206: Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS) v.Next: Identity and Access Solutions • COS10-INT: The Microsoft Online Services Purchase and Deployment Lifecycle • COS12-INT: Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS) v.Next: Identity and Access Solutions Drilldown
Required Slide Track PMs will supply the content for this slide, which will be inserted during the final scrub. Track Resources • Read more about Microsoft Online Services – www.microsoft.com/online • Sign up for a 30-Day Trial of the Business Productivity Online Suite: • https://mocp.microsoftonline.comUse Promo Code TENA2010 • Continue the conversation • Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/msonline • Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/MicrosoftOnlineServices • You Tube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/msonlineservices • Twitter – http://twitter.com/msonline
Required Slide Resources Learning • Sessions On-Demand & Community • Microsoft Certification & Training Resources www.microsoft.com/teched www.microsoft.com/learning • Resources for IT Professionals • Resources for Developers • http://microsoft.com/technet • http://microsoft.com/msdn
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