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This week we have some tips and tricks for OBS Studio, Teams messages, MS Graph API, and Azure AD Access Reviews.
A bit shorter post than last week, but important nonetheless!
How to create Templates in OBS Studio
I was doing some recording in OBS Studio for YouTube and internal use at Agdiwo. During the production I needed to switch to another computer, but I really didn’t want to set up my scenes again…
Fortunately, there is a way to move between computers!
In OBS Studio, you can export your scenes and sources to a file, from the Scene Collection menu.
On the other device, go to the same menu but select Import to select your file.
If you have related files that are used in the scenes, you will get a notification like the one below.
You can ignore that or also copy the files to the new device and browse to them.
After this, you should be able to select the Scene Collection and use the same setup on the new device.
With this method, you can also export and import Profiles, which is similar but is related to the OBS settings and configuration instead.
Formatting powershell in a Teams message
During a conversation with a college, I shared a snippet from a Powershell script to further a discussion.
Woe by my surprise when I received back a perfectly formatted script with lines and highlights.
It turns out that you can inset code snippets properly in Teams messages! I did now know this and it was a pleasant surprise!
There are support for many script languages, so regardless what you work with, this should make it easier for you!
Ms Graph API Reference
While I was working on a solution in Azure, I was using the Graph API and were having trouble finding the URL I was looking for.
I used the slash command to find the next level in the URL, but in some cases it doesn’t show you all the available endpoints.
So how can we get around this and find more options to work with?
You use the Graph REST API Reference! It is very easy to search for things, when you know where to find the data.
There a lot of endpoints, so it can take a while, but you should be able to find what you are looking for.
How to clean up guest users with Access Reviews
Do you know how many guests there are in your azure tenant?
I didn’t think so, and neither did my customer.
The stakeholders wanted to know how many guests there are, when they last signed in, and if the accounts are enabled.
You could use powershell to find this information and create a report for the stakeholders.
As it turns out, there is a feature in Azure AD, if you have the appropriate license, that can help you out and do this automatically.
In your Azure AD, you can find the blade for Identity Goverance. In there, you have the feature called Access Reviews.
In here, you can create a new Access Review and specify your scope. In my example, we want to look for guest users in all Microsoft 365 groups.
You can specify who should review the results, how often it should run, and what should happen with the results.
For example, guest users who hasn’t signed in for a long time can be removed from the Azure AD or simply removed from the resource.
I hope this helps you get your identity governance under control!
This week was a bit shorter but we still learned some good stuff!
- How to Export and Import scenes and sources in OBS Studio.
- How to use formatting in Microsoft Teams messages to share different types of code.
- You can use the Microsoft Graph API Reference to search for settings and configurations that interest you.
- How to use Azure AD Access Review to get your Identity Goverance under control and secure the data.