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Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 10-Dynamic access to keys and values ​​in a JSON object

In Azure Logic Apps, looping through objects is a common requirement. When we have prior knowledge of an object’s properties, the process is straightforward. However, things get more challenging when attempting to access properties dynamically. See a method to access data in a JSON object dynamically here.

Create a new Viva Engage Community with Graph

In early 2023, Microsoft renamed Yammer to Viva Engage. This year we see the first small integration of Viva Engage with Microsoft Graph in beta. This article shows how to provision a new Viva Engage community, add owners and members using Graph in an Azure Logic app.

atwork wins the Microsoft Austria Partner Innovation Award 2023

Congratulations to the atwork team behind the Sign Language Project (SLRproject.ai) for winning the Microsoft Austria Partner Innovation Award 2023! The project aims to develop a machine learning model that can automatically translate Sign Language into text and transmit this text into various communication programs, such as Microsoft Teams. It is an innovative development and research project for sign language recognition with Azure AI.

Dear Microsoft Entra Administrator, allow Guest users to leave-lifecycle and governance for external user accounts

This article describes the current issues with blocked guest user accounts and how to mitigate some of them. You will also see some recommended ways to improve lifecycle management while still have a good governance in place.
Sometimes being a guest in Microsoft Entra tenants feel like Hotel California:

You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!”

Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 9-More useful Tips

By working with Azure Logic Apps, data can be processed very quickly and conveniently. Sometimes small details are a challenge, like function names or correct syntax. This is especially true if you don't work with logic apps all the time. In addition to our existing tips here in the blog, we have some other useful functions from various scenarios that will make your work with Logic Apps easier.

Get the expiration date of application secrets and certificates in Entra

Part of the job of Microsoft 365 administrators is to ensure that their users can access and work with all services. This also includes ensuring that applications work. Microsoft Entra manages applications and the associated settings in a central location. It is relevant to know when application certificates and secrets expire in order to renew them in a timely manner. This article shows how you can query which applications need to be updated.

How to get all SharePoint Online sites with their owner with Graph

Microsoft Graph is the key to access data in Microsoft 365. When working with SharePoint, we have some access with Graph, but there is still a lot missing. In my case I needed a list of all SharePoint sites with their owners for governance reasons. Here I show how you can get this data today with the Graph API.

This was 365 EduCon in Washington DC

The 365 EduCon Conference's multi-city format encapsulates the spirit of collaboration, growth, and innovation in education across the United States. Martina and I had the privilege of attending the 365 EduCon in the busy city of Washington, D.C. in mid-June to speak there about Microsoft 365 technologies and solutions.

How to restrict access to an Azure AD application

Azure AD provides several benefits for managing applications, including Single sign-on (SSO) for users, application management and provisioning, security and conditional access, reporting and monitoring, B2B and B2C collaboration and many more. For organizations, restricting access to an Azure AD application as an administrator is important for a number of reasons, such as increased security, compliance, following the principle of least privilege and last but not least application performance. See here how to allow applications only for certain users.