Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that lets you deliver Azure services from your organization’s datacenter. Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is being made available as a Proof of Concept (POC). The POC is an ideal environment for learning and demonstrating Azure Stack features.
Microsoft is also announced that Azure Stack will be available via Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP)
In addition to bug fixes and other improvements, here’s the list of new features:
Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) support provides identity options for scenarios where network connectivity is limited or intermittent.
You can use Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets to provide managed scale out of workloads.
Use Azure D-Series VM sizes for increased performance and consistency.
Deploy and create templates with Temp Disks that are consistent with Azure.
Marketplace Syndication allows you to use content from the Azure Marketplace and make available in Azure Stack.
Isolated administrator and user portals and APIs provide enhanced security.
Use enhanced infrastructure management functionality, such as improved alerting.
Using the Windows Azure Pack connector, you can view and manage IaaS virtual machines that are hosted on a Cloud Platform System (CPS) stamp. For this preview release, you can try this only with a CPS environment and additional configuration is required.
#Import Rights Management module
#Get credentials (global administrator)
$cred=Get-Credential -Credential rlevchenko@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com
#Connect to RM Service and activate it.
Connect-AadrmService -Credential $cred -Verbose
A connection to the Windows Azure AD Rights Management (AADRM) service was opened for rlevchenko@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com.
The Rights Management service has been successfully enabled although additional
configuration of other services might be required. For more information, see h
#Add user to RMS administrators group
Add-AadrmRoleBasedAdministrator -EmailAddress "user1@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com"
user1@<tenantname>..onmicrosoft.com was added to the list of administrators for the
Rights Management service.
#Disconnect from RM Service
Connection to the AADRM service closed.
#I have already connected to MS online so it's not necessary to execute Connect-MSolService.
#Reset user's password to random password. User will be required to set new password on the next sign in.
Set-MsolUserPassword -UserPrincipalName user2@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com
#....Not to random password
Set-MsolUserPassword -UserPrincipalName user2@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com -NewPassword Pass123!
#Set expiration of password
Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName user2@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com -PasswordNeverExpires $true
#Set password expiration policy
Set-MsolPasswordPolicy -DomainName <tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com -ValidityPeriod 90 -NotificationDays 14
#Get password expiration policy
Get-MsolPasswordPolicy -DomainName <tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com
ExtensionData NotificationDays ValidityPeriod
------------- ---------------- --------------
System.Runtime.Serializ... 14 90
#First step it is to delete user with "soft" option
Remove-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName user3@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com -Force
#Delete user from recycle bin = hard delete
Remove-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName user3@<tenantname>.onmicrosoft.com -RemoveFromRecycleBin -Force