A brief set of instructions to connect to Office 365 online services using PowerShell, including Azure AD, Exchange Online, and Skype for Business Online.
Note: If you are behind a proxy server, you will need to follow this in order for this to work: https://www.msdonkey.com/powershell/configuring-powershell-to-work-behind-a-proxy-server/
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 administrator-level PowerShell command prompt
○ Run the command:
Get your credentials and connect:
$creds = Get-Credential Connect-MsolService -Credential $creds
Note: If your account is 2FA enabled, just use the command: Connect-MsolService and then enter your credentials and 2FA authentication.
Test if you are connected:
Get-MsolUser -or- Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "firstname.lastname@example.org"
If you also want to manage Skype Online:
Download and install the Skype for Business Online Connector module.
To connect to Skype Online:
Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector $session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $creds Import-PSSession $session
Note: Nothing else is required for Exchange online now
See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/powershell/connect-to-office-365-powershell and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/powershell/manage-skype-for-business-online-with-office-365-powershell for more information.