Join Teams work meetings from Microsoft Teams (free) and vice versa

Microsoft Teams (Free) users can currently join Teams for work (or school) meetings only as guests, which requires them to use a browser and results in a sub-optimal experience. The new feature rolling out will allow these users to join Teams for work (or school) meetings in one click, without being redirected to the browser or asked to fill in their name/surname. They will also be able to continue collaborating with the meeting organizer and other participants via meeting chat after the meeting.  The feature will work in the opposite way as well, so Teams for work (or school) will just as easily be able to join meetings hosted by a Teams Free user with one click. This is associated with Roadmap ID: 167326

Signing scripts, from now on

During the Lyncconf13, I was lucky enough to win a certificate from digicert in give away competition from the The UC Architects. It didn't take long to decide what to do with the gift. I decided to get a code signing certificate for my online scripts.

Now, you should be able to run the scripts directly by downloading them to your labs, without tampering with the script, it's security settings or your power shell security setting.

A benefit for me, is to see if the script has been tampered with if it does not work on a tested system. I decided to sign all my backup scripts, and I will also sign every new script I post on my blog.

As a side note: I was wondering if signing a lot of certificates was going to take a long time. I turned to power shell  and scripted it. What else "could" I do? It turned out to be quite easy, and done in a few minutes (writing the code, signing took seconds)

param ([Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][string]$folder,[string]$certvalue)

cd $folder

$cert = @(gci cert:\currentuser\my -codesigning)[$certvalue]
foreach ($scripts in (Get-ChildItem)){
Set-AuthenticodeSignature $scripts $cert}

All my backup scripts have been updated, so if you download these scripts now, they will be signed. (If your machine trusts Digicert, you should be in good shape.)

Here are two posts I used as reference:


Pat Richard said…
Glad you entered our contest and won. I have a function for code signing that you might like. New-SignedScript.ps1