Andreas Hähnel

Andreas Hähnel

Microsoft Cloud Evangelist, CEO of Black Magic Cloud

Microsoft Cloud Evangelist, CEO of Black Magic Cloud

Regensburg, Germany

I am a former Lotus Notes developer, switched over to PowerShell and Microsoft servers with Exchange 2007. Since 2013 I helped many companies with their transition to Microsoft Cloud services as Senior Consultant, later Cloud Solutions Architect and as PowerShell Automator. Finally, I founded own company in 2021 and since this moment, I follow my goal to make automated cloud services understandable and easy for everyone.
With my deep technical understanding and recognizing dependencies I am one that can discuss nearly every topic about Microsoft cloud (except Dynamics)

Ich habe ursprünglich als Lotus Notes Entwickler begonnen, bin dann aber mit Exchange 2007 in die Microsoft Welt gewechselt. Sowohl administrativ als auch mit PowerShell Scripting. Seit 2013 habe ich viele Unternehmen bei der Einführung von Microsoft Cloudtechnologien unterstützt - zuerst als Senior Consultant, dann als Cloud Solution Architect. Stets aber als PowerShell Automatisierer. Schlußendlich habe ich in 2021 meine eigene Firma mit den Ziel "Microsoft Cloud soll für alle leicht und verständlich sein" gegründet.
Durch mein tiefes technisches Verständnis und die Fähigkeit, Abhängigkeiten zu erkennen und bewerten, kann ich über nahezu jedes Thema der Microsoft Cloud qualifiziert mitdiskutieren (außer Dynamics).

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure AD
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft (Azure) Security
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft 365 Security
  • Microsoft 365 Strategy
  • Azure Hybrid Identity
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Exchange Online
  • Exchange Online Protection
  • Exchange Server
  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Functions
  • Microsoft 365 DSC
  • PowerShell DSC
  • Cloud Security Architecture
  • zero trust
  • Virtual Reality


Loop up your life! en

Microsoft Loop is one of the most anticipated and highly anticipated tools Microsoft has announced in recent months. Time to take an in-depth look at it.
In this demo-heavy session, we'll show what's already possible with Loop and how we can benefit from it in our day-to-day work.
Of course, we will also take a look behind the scenes, how Microsoft implemented this feature, show the current limitations and enable admins to create the conditions in the organization for this.

Microsoft Viva - ohne Mehrkosten Mehrwerte für mein Unternehmen generieren en

Microsoft Viva möchte die Art und Weise, wie wir arbeiten, revolutionieren. Um dies umzusetzen gibt es verschiedene Tools (Connections, Insights, Leaning, Topics) und verschiedene Lizenzmodelle mit oder ohne Add-Ons (Seeded, Premium, Glint).
Ich zeige euch, welche Mehrwerte man ohne Lizenzzukäufe im Unternehmen generieren kann, was dies bedeutet und was das Unternehmen und seine Mitarbeiter dafür tun müssen.

The basic DO's and DONT's to accelerate Teams adoption en

>> Adoption is key to success <<
>> A cloud project is not an IT project <<
You've surely heard these phrases a million times during the last years. Why? Because they are true.
But hearing these phrases is not enough. There are many pitfalls that must be avoided. In this session I demonstrate the most common mistakes and give you advise from the field how to make your end users happy with the tools they have. Happy users on the other hand make your tool a success.

The best benefits from this session:
- All examples I give you can easily be transitioned to any other project, because they are universal.
- Everything counts for new and existing tools, it is never too late to start with DO's and DONT's.

From the field - PowerShell, Exchange Online and MS Graph - the 3 musketeers en

Want to send an email with Graph? Want to fetch emails from a mailbox? Are you still on BasicAuth (partially) and want to get rid of it but don't know where it is still in use?
Or do you need to develop your own PowerShell-based tool (e.g. a calendar management) with Graph? If any of these cases match, this session is perfect for you.
Developing own business processes doesn't need to be expensive when you know Graph, Azure Automation, Azure Functions and PowerShell. In this session I show you how (with examples from the real world).

From the field - building a secure script with Graph API en

Microsoft Graph is the large new modern API to access Microsoft 365 data. Developing with Graph can be fun, but like every API it requires actions to make a script or program secure. This sessions shows common mistakes and gives tipps how to secure your own Graph API PS Script. It will cover topics like permission models, CBA, CA, scoping and more.

Automation with Teams en

Teams offers a wide range of automation tools for users, admins and developers to make their day more efficient and save time for other tasks.
In this session I give you an overview of 2 possibilities to automate the daily work:
- Integrate the PowerPlatform to automate business processes and make Teams communications more user friendly
- Connecting to Teams with the Microsoft Graph API and develop own solutions to help your users word with Teams
I will show you real world examples, what other companies did to optimize their daily work and also to make it more fun to work with Microsoft Teams.

Simplify and automate your day with the Teams Updates App en

The "Updates" app in Teams is like a hidden gem that deserves a lot of attention, because it holds a lot of potential. It's not a kind of "news channel" for new features in Teams, as the name might suggest, but an app for optimizing certain news flows and reporting.

In this session, I'm not just going to show you the Updates app. We'll taking a technical excursion where I'll demonstrate how the app works behind the scenes. Likewise, the user aspect is not neglected: how each user can achieve time savings in his/her daily work by using the Updates App. The constant unanswered queries via email (or chat), standardized and timed feedback - just to name a selection.

Teams Premium - what are the advantages of this Add-on license? en de

Microsoft announced a new license type at Ignite in October 2022: "Teams Premium". Many are now wondering what exactly is behind this license (spoiler: a lot!) and whether the additional costs will be worth it once the license is on the market.

In this session, all these questions will be answered in an illuminated way. Real-life examples will be used to illustrate deployment scenarios.

Teams Premium - welche Vorteile bringt diese Zusatzlizenz? en de

Microsoft hat auf der Ignite im Oktober 2022 einen neuen Lizenztyp angekündigt: "Teams Premium". Viele Fragen sich nun, was sich genau hinter dieser Lizenz verbirgt (Spoiler: eine Menge!) und ob sich die Mehrkosten lohnen, sobald die Lizenz auf dem Markt ist.

In dieser Session werden alle diese Fragen beleuchtet beantwortet. Mit Beispielen aus dem echten Leben werden Einsatzszenarien untermalt.

psconf.eu 2022

June 2022 Vienna, Austria

M365 Summit 03. Mai 2022

May 2022


April 2022

Andreas Hähnel

Microsoft Cloud Evangelist, CEO of Black Magic Cloud

Regensburg, Germany