Monday, June 24, 2019

Can't verify domain in Office 365? Lets try this step.

Domain verification in Office 365 is a very simple task, you just need to add a custom domain, add the TXT or MX record by provided by your tenant with your domain registrar and then verify it.
However, sometime you might face issues verifying a domain and end up getting an error like "We have confirmed that you own <DOMAIN_NAME>, but we cannot add it to this tenant at this time. The domain is already added to a different Office 365 tenant".


When you are unable to verify your domain through Office 365, you can also try adding domain from Azure Active Directory.


Basically, If you already manage a tenant with Azure services or Office 365, you cannot add a custom domain name if it is already verified in another Azure AD tenant. What we can do over here is to use the ForceTakeover option with Azure AD PowerShell.


  1. Connect to Microsoft online services.


  2. Get the domain list currently associated with your O365 tenant.


  3. Add the domain which you want to verify and after adding that domain, you can see the status and it will be in the 'unverified' stage.


  4. Now, you have to get the DNS TXT record for the domain. Verification sometimes might now happen immediately because it takes time for the record to propagate.


  5.  Once you had added the DNS TXT record to your domain registrar, now you can go ahead and run the command for ForceTakeover.

  6. Add the -ForceTakeover needs to be added to the cmdlet only when .forcing an external admin takeover. This method can be used at last after you have tried each method for verifying your domain but still can't verify it.


  7. Once you run the -ForceTakeover cmdlet, the status of the domain will get verified.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Configure Notifications on Microsoft Teams mobile app

Whether you prefer any chat options available across the markets, if it is not user-friendly, it won’t make any sense. For being user-friendly, the first and foremost requirement is the notifications. Of course, you would not want the hassle of logging and checking into the app every moment. So, we all rely heavily on notifications on the chat to persuade us to open it. 

You can refer my blog on Microsoft Teams notification here.

It is also a fact that you will not be always online on your system, so the notifications must come on your MS Teams mobile app as well. So, I just realized today that from few days I am not getting notifications on my mobile app. I went to Teams and checked that the notifications have been set to ON but still, I am unable to receive notifications when my mobile is locked or I am not getting the floating notifications.



I went under Notifications and there is an option to configure notifications.

You will be redirected to Microsoft Teams App notifications and from here you can choose for which features (Chat, Incoming Calls, etc) you want to turn on which type of notifications (Floating notifications, Lock screen notifications, etc) and accordingly turn it ON (See below image).




You can also navigate to Microsoft Teams App Settings from your phone Settings > Notification & Status bar > App Notifications.  Under App notifications option, you will be able to see the list of applications installed on your phone and from there choose Microsoft Teams.




Hope this article helps. ThankYou!



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