How to setup Multi Factor Authentication for your personal Microsoft Account

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To secure a personal Microsoft Account (MSA”, formerly known as LiveID”), you can enable two-step verification (MFA” for Multi Factor Authentication) easily. This article shows the How-To. The Microsoft support article About two-step verification informs about the necessary steps. Secure your MSA I wanted to add MFA to an existing MSA *@outlook.com. To make it short: Open […]

Move resources in Microsoft Azure

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It’s a not so well known feature, that admins can transfer services in Microsoft Azure to reorganize their cloud services. This can be accomplished in the Azure Portal or programmatically. See here, how this works. So, you can move services between resource groups and you can move services to another Azure subscription.This can be done in the (new) […]

Use Azure AD app principal without user context

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For an application registered in AAD to be able to run in application context only without a user context the Company Administrator” role has to be assigned to the application in order to be able to access administrator endpoints for APIs like the Microsoft Graph. No additional permissions have to be assigned to the application […]

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 1

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Office 365 groups span over various Office 365 services and provide a great way for collaborating. By default, every user can create an Office 365 group. While self-service is a good thing and many businesses adopted into that direction, some companies still prefer the controlled approach. In real world environments, organizations usually want to restrict […]

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 3

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This article describes the workflow for the group provisioning process by using the Azure function from part two in combination with PowerApps, SharePoint Online and Flow to enable a good user experience. Technically, we already have the toolset with the ProvisionGroup function. Now let’s create the rest. Create a list for requests The workflow described […]

Impressions of Microsoft Ignite 2017

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It was a busy week! Ignite is the largest and leading event for IT-Professionals and Decision-Makers in the Microsoft universe. This year, the conference took place in Orlando, Florida, from 25th to 29th September. With approximately 30,000 attendees and about 700 breakout, a lot of theater-sessions  a large expo and a lot of networking this event was […]

Change a connection for existing Azure LogicApps

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If one of your coworkers created a LogicApp some months ago and you want to “de-personalize” the connections used in a flow, you can modify the settings easily – if you know how to. So, in my case, in a LogicApp that’s sending emails and adding users to the newsletter system, the creator used a […]

Azure Functions for Visual Studio Code

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Working with Visual Studio Code? Then check out  the Azure Functions extension for Visual Studio Code at the Visual Studio Marketplace! Find the extension and description at Azure Functions for Visual Studio Code. The Azure Functions for Visual Studio Code extension allows to create new projects and functions from a template, to debug function apps locally, […]

Delegate365–Cleanup unused apps

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Delegate365 is registered as an app in the customer’s Azure Active Directory. When a Delegate365 setup is executed, it may be necessary that a new app is registered and is used from then on. So, what happens with old apps? See how to cleanup unused Delegate365 apps here. Technically, the app needs permissions to sign-in […]

Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework

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Developers who are not familiar with the new tooling for creating SPFx apps now get support by the new Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework, available in the Visual Studio marketplace. Check it out at https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=SharePointPnP.SPFxProjectTemplate The description describes the functionality as “The Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework wraps the command-line UI of the Microsoft […]