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Listen to the podcast about Microsoft 365 Governance for Work From Home with Martina Grom

How are you managing working from home during the pandemic? Listen to Richard Campbell's podcast from runasradio.com and our Martina Grom. Richard talks to Martina about the challenges around maintaining security and productivity with entire workforces doing their jobs from home with Microsoft 365 and governance tools.

Watch our sessions of #GlobalAzure Virtual Austria 2020

As in the previous years, we were proud to be part of the Global Azure Virtual - formerly known as the Global Azure Bootcamp - event on April 24, 2020. Because of the Corona pandemic, the word-wide event went virtual and was distributed as Microsoft Teams Live events, organized by the Coding Club Linz. If you could not attend live, you now can watch some sessions that are already uploaded to Youtube. Find them here!

Automate SSL certificates updates with App Services and Azure Key Vault

Storing credentials, SSL certificates, connection strings and other secrets in Azure Key Vault is recommended for every software project in the (Azure) cloud. This is easy to do when using certificates, such as for a website hosted in Azure App Services. Learn how to configure a SSL certificate once and then have it automatically updated when you update it in the Key Vault, called automatic rotation. See a step-by-step description here.

Starting the WFH project at atwork

There is a lot of news about the worldwide spread of Covid-19 and the effects on all of us. In order to prevent a rapid spread, the usual life should be restricted. People should stay at home if possible and work should be done from home if possible. We at atwork Vienna decided today in the team to do home office in the next few days and possibly weeks. The cloud and tools such as Microsoft Teams make it possible. We will report here which technology works and what needs improvement.

CU at SharePoint Conference 2020 in May!

We are looking forward to this year´s SharePoint Conference (SPC) in Las Vegas in May! Sharepoint Conference 2020 offers over 200 sessions, panels and workshops covering all topics around SharePoint, Teams, and the Power Platform. This is an event for everyone working in the Microsoft 365 workspace. We from atwork look forward to being there again. Plus, get a discount for SPC 2020 here!

Send text and files (multipart/form-data) to an Azure Logic App and to SharePoint Online

Using an Azure Logic app is often a quick fix for small computing tasks. So my scenario is as follows: I want to use a form on a website to offer text fields and file upload. The submit button is intended to send the data to a Logic App. The Logic App receives the data and writes it to a SharePoint Online list and sends a notification if necessary. See the implementation here.

Learn more about the Governance Toolkit 365 as an applied cloud story

The Governance Toolkit 365 (GT365) is a software-as-a-service solution that offers insights into a Microsoft 365 tenant and is part of the Microsoft Applied Cloud Stories initiative (#AppliedCloudStories). GT365 reads cloud data, stores the data and offers IT administrators monitoring and reporting functions to get a tenant overview at a glance, for example as a newsletter, in Power BI, as API or as a Bot that can be integrated in Microsoft Teams. The GT365 workloads are fully processed in Microsoft Azure using serverless computing. Here are some architectural insights on how to avoid throttling and how to use fan-out functions.

Bye bye, Skype for Business Online

Last summer, the Microsoft Teams team announced that Microsoft Teams will be the primary client for Intelligent Communications in Office 365, replacing Skype for Business Online over time. Well, time is running and Skype for Business Online will be completely discontinued in July 2021. See more here.

How to setup the MFA App Authenticator app on a new device for a specific Azure AD

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) reduces the risk of compromise by 99.9%. Therefore, it is a good idea to use it for every user in an organization. This article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up MFA with the Microsoft Authenticator app on a smartphone. If you have MFA enabled and you switch to a new device, follow the steps here.