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Download the free Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

Serverless Computing is popular. With Microsoft Azure, IT people can concentrate on their tasks and apps without taking care of managing any server infrastructure. One of the key Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) components from Microsoft is the new, extensive Azure Functions service. Learn how to use Azure Functions with the cost-free Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook!

How to restrict access and to connect to a single SQL Azure database only

As of today, many organizations use various Microsoft Azure services. SQL Azure databases are popular among them. Often, IT Administrators want to allow departments or vendors full access to just one specific SQL Azure database and to restrict their access to other resources. See here how this works.

CU at SharePoint Saturday Bremen 2018

We are looking forward to see you at the SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure community event next week on January 20, at the first SharePoint Saturday North Germany 2018, in the city of Bremen. There will be a lot of interesting sessions and a great speaker’s lineup. CU there!

Delegated Administration in Exchange Online

RBAC was introduced in Exchange 2010 to allow precise permission management within the Exchange organization for administrators and users. With RBAC, you can configure and control in a very granular way the administrative tasks that administrators or users can perform. RBAC controls both the administrative tasks that can be performed and the extent to which users can now administer their own mailbox and distribution groups. Understand that, with RBAC, it doesn’t matter what Active Directory permissions you have when using Exchange management tools—everything is authorized and controlled via RBAC. You can define precisely which cmdlets and parameters a user can run or modify.

How Azure Security Center protects your data against cyber attacks

In many scenarios, public cloud services allow a high grade of elasticity, flexibility and cost effectiveness combined with standardization. On the other hand, every customer needs to build trust to the desired platform and that all his services and data are protected against any attacks. So, it’s very interesting to see, what kind of mechanisms the large cloud providers as Microsoft are using to keep data safe and how they detect attacks and what countermeasures they execute.

How to access files stored in OneDrive or in a SharePoint site with Microsoft Graph and the Excel API

The Microsoft Graph API is the new unified endpoint for developers accessing data from an Office 365 tenant. Amongst many other features, you can work with OneDrive and SharePoint files with the Graph REST API. Additionally, you can directly work with Excel files through the Graph Excel API. Since all samples I found just use the personal OneDrive for Business (OFB) file storage, I wanted to document how to access files that are stored in a SharePoint Online site (SPO) as well. So, here we go!