All posts tagged Office365

Microsoft Employee Engagement Summit – How to Engage Your Workforce

Are you looking at getting your employees more engaged with the tools you are using?  Are you looking to increase your efficiencies at your workplace in order to meet your business goals?  Then I suggest you take part in a free webinar hosted by Microsoft on March 20th.  In the webinar you will hear from other companies discuss how they engaged their workforce.  The webinar will provide insight into trends, challenges, and opportunities that influence the employee experience.  The webinar will help you understand how technology can drive and support change in your workforce by connecting everyone together at all levels within your company.

Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer at Microsoft, will also discuss how connecting their employees created a work culture transformation.  You will get to hear Microsoft’s external colleagues discuss stories, best practices, and business outcomes from employee engagement and communications initiatives.


You can sign up for the webinar here.


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Using Microsoft Flow to Update a Field From a Lookup Column

While planning out a new series I want to do around PowerApps and Flow I realized one of the things I needed to do was get the value of a lookup field into a text field.  Now we all know that using a calculated field for this isn’t going to work since they can’t see lookup fields.  Yes I could use a choice field instead, but in this case I wanted a lookup field so that the users could easily update the choices from the lookup list.  There are a number of examples of doing this with a SharePoint Designer Workflow.  So I got thinking, but about Flow?  I found a number of examples of users asking for ways to do this or having problems doing it, but nothing really concrete.  So I decided to write something up quick as it really is very easy to do with flow.

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PowerApps – Could not resolve jwt token. Could not resolve issuer token

Today I had decided to start a new blog series centred around Microsoft PowerApps.   I decided I wanted to build out a quick little training request app on a SharePoint list.  While starting out I ran into a bit of a snag while creating the first part of the PowerApp.  But I will summarise how things occurred.  I created the metadata I wanted to have in my list.  The list contained about 9 different fields including a User\Group field and a couple of look-ups.  When I attempted to create a Power App directly from the list I received the following error:

Invalid JWT token. Could not resolve issuer token.

Could not resolve jwt token. Could not resolve issuer token - Error Message

The full error was:


Going back to the list didn’t help any.  Even though I didn’t have a PowerApp created, the list thought it existed.

Could not resolve jwt token. Could not resolve issuer token - Remove View

Clicking “Remove this view” removes the PowerApp view from the list and doesn’t harm the metadata.

I thought at first I had a badly configured field, but nothing seemed out of place.  All of the fields were populating data as expected and the data saved successfully with the list forms.  Reviewing the error a bit closer it looked a lot like an access issue.  Problem is this is my tenant and currently I have only 3 accounts.  The one I was using was the global admin, so it shouldn’t have been that.

I then took a look at my PowerApps Admin console and noticed an exclamation point on the Connections menu.  Clicking on it, the newly created connection indicated the password needed to be updated.

PowerApps - Could not resolve jwt token. Could not resolve issuer token - Connection Error

Clicking on the “Update Password” option opens a dialog to the Microsoft portal.  I was then able to update my portal.  Next time I attempted to create my app it worked like a charm. I’ll talk about that next week. Hope this helps someone with a similar issue.

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Introducing Microsoft365

Remember last year Microsoft announced Secure Productive Enterprise?  Well, today at Microsoft Inspire (the rebranded Partner Conference) they rebranded it and I personally think it’s a great idea.  Welcome to Microsoft365.   In a nutshell, Microsoft365 is Office 365 and Windows 10 bundled together with Mobility for the Enterprise and all wrapped up in enterprise level security.  The following is my take on how the new product focus is going to help your business moving forward.


Encouraging four main pillars the product is focused on, Satya Nadella made the announcement this morning (July 10, 2017).  Microsoft wants the tool to focus on Creativity, Teamwork, Simplicity, and Security.


Creativity of course because with the product you will get all the tools you need to create great things.  You will get the same tools you have been using already like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc).  With these, you can create everything you need in your day to day work.  From proposals to meeting notes to financial status with Microsoft365, you can create all this and so much more.


With Office365 you will be getting great tools to encourage and support teamwork.  SharePoint of course but now you can increase collaboration within your teams using other fantastic tools like Microsoft Groups, Microsoft Team, OneDrive for Business, Outlook and Exchange, Skype for Business, Yammer, and so much more.  Being able to accomplish tasks as a group has never been easier.


It’s all within one package for you.  No need to buy this tool for that job, or that tool for another job.  Everything you need is in Microsoft365.  And even if it isn’t (yet ;-D ) Microsoft has made connectors to many items for you to do just that.  Microsoft teams have connectors to social media like Twitter and Facebook.  Flow can also access these systems as well.  While it may seem less than simple and when first getting started it may very well be, but as you carve out your usage of Microsoft365 you will find having everything at your fingertips in one product couldn’t make it easier for you to get things done.


With Microsoft365 you will be getting enterprise level security.  You will have Encryption, Data Loss Protection (DLP) and Information Rights Management all through Office365.  Thus fully securing your data from accidental loss, or being viewed by those who shouldn’t.  You will get great protection in your systems with Windows Information Protection, Credential Guard, App Locker and much more.  Remember that Office365 has released a fantastic security console that allows you to fully protect your environment even better than before.

What I think is fantastic is that you don’t have to purchase the items seperately.  As a business you now can group your most used individual products (Windows 10, business applications (Word, Excel, etc), collaboration tools like SharePoint, OneDrive, Skype, etc) and more all in one bundle.  It’s a great option for many businesses to use.  While not a huge new product for Microsoft, I think that the rebranding and launch of Microsoft365 is absolutely fantastic and looking forward to working with businesses to build out and support solutions utilizing this product.


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