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If you have company requirements to set some individual user passwords to never expire, you need to use Windows PowerShell. You can’t do this in the Office 365 admin center or interface, but you can do it o Windows PowerShell Microsoft Online Service

Below steps are required once on your computer, not every time you connect. However, you’ll likely need to install newer versions of the software periodically.

Step 1: Install Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant

  1. Install the 64-bit version of the Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant: Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW.
  2. Install the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell with these steps:
    • Open an elevated Windows PowerShell command prompt (run Windows PowerShell as an administrator).
    • Run the Install-Module AzureADPreview command.
    • If prompted to install the NuGet provider, type Y and press ENTER.
    • If prompted to install the module from PSGallery, type Y and press ENTER.
Install-Module AzureADPreview

Install-Module AzureADPreview

Step 2: Connect to Azure AD for your Office 365

  1. If you haven’t already, open a Windows PowerShell window on your computer (it doesn’t matter if it’s a normal Windows PowerShell window, or one you opened by selecting Run as administrator).
  2. Run the following command:
    Connect-MsolService

    Sign in to connect Microsoft Service Online

    Sign in to connect Microsoft Service Online

  3. In the Sign in to your account page that opens, sign in with your Office 365 admin account
  4. Run the following command to set the password of one user to never expire:
    Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName <email_account> -PasswordNeverExpires $true

When you’re successful, the PowerShell prompt appears for the next command. It doesn’t display anything like “done” or “success.”

You can also find out whether a user’s password is set to never expire by following command

Get-MSOLUser -UserPrincipalName <email_account> | Select PasswordNeverExpires

A SharePoint cultivate is an arrangement of Servers inside a SharePoint Installation that offers a typical design database (SharePoint_Config). The setup database will store every settings and SharePoint farm information inside SharePoint_Config database. SharePoint cultivate is made, while running SharePoint items and design wizard without precedent for a SharePoint Server.

 

Moving Sharepoint Server 2016 between farms

In this article will let you know how to disconnect a SharePoint server from Farm A, then connect to Farm B. With this method, it will help you to ultilize a server with installed SharePoint software inside, so that you don’t have to setup a new SharePoint server for Farm B and reduce installation effort.

In this situation, the configuration database has already been created and hosted by Central Admin server from Farm B, it means the farm is already setup, we just join another SharePoint server to this farm. All what we have to do is Disconnect the SharePoint server from existed farm B, then connect it to existing SharePoint farm B.

Anyway there can be examples, where you have set up different SharePoint Farms, each having their own particular Configuration database and you need to move a Server between the farms.

Disconnect Sharepoint Server from old farm (Farm A)

From the start menu, run SharePoint 2016 products and configuration wizard.

Sharepoint Configuration Wizard

Sharepoint Configuration Wizard

System will launch Configuration Wizard. Click Next to go to the next screen. Then select Disconnect from this Server farm option and below and click Next.

Disconnect from Farm

Disconnect from Farm

Confirm this action by click Yes to continue

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Then system will start configuration process to remove the current server to current farm. You need to wait some munites to complete the configuration progress and click Finish to close the wizard.

Disconnect Farm In Progress

Disconnect Farm In Progress

 

Join SharePoint Server to new farm (Farm B)

After complete disconnect the sharepoint server to current farm, next step, we need to connect and join the new farm (Farm B) by run SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard once again to connect new farm configuration wizard. But in this time, we can have to Connect to existing farm as below and click Next.

Connect to new farm

Connect to new farm

Input the Database Server and configuration database corresponding with the new farm. The configuration wizard will base on this configuration info to setup SharePoint server as application or font-end with your input.

Connect to SharePoint Configuration DB

Connect to SharePoint Configuration DB

In the Specify Farm Security Settings screen, you need input the passphrase, which was setting up when the Farm was initially created. The passphrase is always required whenever you want to joined a server to the farm.

Input Passphrase

Input Passphrase

The Specify Server Role page, you able to set the option for the Mini Role. Mini Role is a new feature introduced in SharePoint Server 2016.

SharePoint Min Role

SharePoint Min Role

Click Next to go to the summary page, make sure everything is specified as your expectation, otherwise, you can click Back to modify. The Advanced Settings button, give you option to define the current Server will host Central Administration or not.

Use this machine to host Central Admin

Use this machine to host Central Admin

Click OK when you ready for installation progress

Connect farm in progress

Connect farm in progress

Click Finish to complete and SharePoint Production Configuration dialog.

Configuration Successful

Configuration Successful

To verify for this new server, you can go to Servers in Farm page from Central Admin of Farm B, then you will find the new server was added to the server list.

New Server Added to SharePoint Farm

New Server Added to SharePoint Farm

Sumary

With this method, we can make some benefits:

  • Reduce installation effort for setup SharePoint Prerequisite components
  • In case need to move a server from UAT to Production more faster and easier
  • Dynamic switching between servers across farms

This is a normal case in SharePoint inside Office 365. If you have a new tenancy and you can’t edit the root site collection in SharePoint designer, that’s because editing that root site collection is disabled by default.

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SharePoint Server 2019 has a new, modern design that works perfectly across screens—whether you’re working with tablets and phones, laptops, or desktops – it’s beautiful and fast, familiar, and yet intuitive. SharePoint Server 2019 gives you instant access to the people, content, and apps you work with the most. You’ll spend less time searching for information and more time working with it.

 

SharePoint Server 2019 helps ensure that you have access to the information they need, regardless of the screen you choose to access it on.

 

User experience improvements

SharePoint Server 2019 delivers innovations in user experience from SharePoint Online, with improvements to document libraries and navigation constructs that are consistent with Office 365.

These updates have proven successful in driving adoption in Office 365, and will now benefit SharePoint Server.   Using the cloud as a baseline, we’re bringing the most compelling communications and collaborative experiences to customers of SharePoint 2019.  These investments include the introduction of Communications Sites, Team News, and modern Team Sites to include Lists and Libraries and in support of broader data mobility the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) support for reliable access to your documents – anywhere, anytime.

SharePoint 2019

Screenshot of a SharePoint Server 2019 Team Site on a PC and mobile device side-by-side.

 

Platform enhancements

As with SharePoint Server 2016, for SharePoint Server 2019 we continue to derive our on-premises server from our platform investments in SharePoint Online with new native support for hybrid scenarios that can be configured during your deployment.

 

Business process improvements

We know that customers worldwide use SharePoint to support collaboration, search, business process automation, and custom business applications; and we know that many customers rely on SharePoint Server for mission-critical workloads. We know it’s not always easy to move your business, your workloads, to the cloud so we’re investing in supporting the use of process automation and forms technologies such as Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to connect with your on-premises data with 2019.

 

Key Features

  • Modern Sites, Pages, Lists, and Libraries
  • Team News
  • SharePoint Home
  • Communication Sites
  • OneDrive Sync Client
  • Improved hybrid support and scenarios
  • New developer options
  • Improved support for business process with PowerApps and Flow

SharePoint Server 2019 has been optimized for the way you work, with a familiar, consistent view of information, collaboration, and process. At the same time, IT will benefit from a comprehensive, easily managed and integrated platform that meets the needs of the business today and tomorrow.

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.

– Bill Gates

SharePoint Server 2019 has been developed applying these principles – listening to our customers’ feedback and understanding their needs…  Later this Summer we’ll invite you to experience SharePoint Server 2019 as part of our Preview release – look for details soon!

 

Timeline

SharePoint Server 2019 will be generally available to customers in H2 CY18.  SharePoint Server 2019 Preview will be available to customers in Summer 2018.

Dynamics 365 demo

Dynamics 365 demo

Now you can demonstrate Dynamics 365 from multiple regions! You may now request tenants from 4 regional data centers in North America, EMEA, APAC, and India. Regional tenants allow you to demonstrate how we can add local data residency, failover and disaster recovery to help effectively address the legal and regulatory needs of customers in industries like banking, public sector and healthcare.

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Nowaday more and more customer are choosing Office365 and SharePoint Online to host for their enterprise solution, Microsoft just announced about how to use Docker within the SharePoint Framework solution development. Docker provides you an easy way to run multiple different configurations for your SharePoint Framework development by providing isolation with virtualization.

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Most small and medium-size businesses need the agility and cost savings that come with switching to Microsoft Office 365. But with the contradictory information out there, not many understand what making the switch to the cloud really means.
Office 365 provides a vast number of features that skyrocket productivity, give security extra punch, and enable agility — all while saving money. But unfortunately, a lot of businesses are hesitant about working in the cloud because of old perceptions that simply aren’t true.

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A SharePoint team site connects you and your team to the content, information, and apps you rely on every day. For example, you can use a team site to store and collaborate on files or to create and manage lists of information. On a team site home page, you can view links to important team files, apps, and web pages and see recent site activity in the activity feed.

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Opus Solution on Techtalk about Digital Transformation

Techtalk recently had a post about Opus Solution along with the service we offer for our customers. In the age of Digital Transformation, companies which want to adapt, they have to look for smart and optimize solutions that help them automate the process and hence, saving time and costs. We are the ones who bring these solution to our clients. We provide Smart Office solution built on SharePoint platform.

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As you might know, I have been doing some light Microsoft Ignite coverage the last few days. After seeing what I just saw, there’s no way I can convey all the awesomeness that Microsoft just announced about SharePoint and OneDrive. I couldn’t wait, so I’m sitting in the Expo hall right now writing this as fast as my fingers can move.

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