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Handle failed actions in Azure Logic Apps

Today´s a quick tip for users working with Azure Logic Apps. This article shows how you can continue to work in a flow if an action has failed. This sample accesses an Excel file from a Microsoft teams SharePoint site and searches for a key. If the key was not found, the flow shall continue and deliver a useful error code with a message. See how this works here.

PowerShell package 'Az.Accounts' failed to download

I recently ran into this problem: I had to install the Azure Az PowerShell module from the PowerShell Gallery on a new computer. Interestingly the installation with Install-Module -Name Az failed with the error message "WARNING: Source Location 'https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/package/Az.Accounts/1.9.3' is not valid.". See my solution here.

SPFx App webpart is blocked in various browsers

Recently, I stumbled across a strange behavior when running self-developed SPFx webparts in various browsers. When the SPO app was deployed, it worked well with Single-Sign-On, but in some browsers, the webpart was blocked. Instead, a grey box saying "login.microsoftonline.com refused to connect." was displayed. I experienced that behavior in Chrome, and Edge, while FireFox, Safarai and Opera showed the webpart. Also, there was a different experience when working in the normal mode, or in the In-Private mode. If that happens to you, check out the solution here.

Join us at the Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp - Austria

Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp is back! This year the event will take place virtually from more than 100 cities worldwide. Join us at our Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp - Austria on November, 13th, 2020!

Get Administrator roles and Privileged Identity Management roles of an Azure AD tenant

To ensure the security of your Microsoft 365 client, we recommend implementing an appropriate governance and security strategy. An effective measure is to determine the current administrators and their permissions. In this article, we want to identify administrators with permanent roles and administrators who can use roles with Privileged Identity Management (PIM). PIM provides just-in-time privileged access to Azure AD and Azure resources. See how to find all Administrators, including PIM, here.

How user profile picture synchronization works in Microsoft 365

From an historical point of view, various single services such as Exchange and SharePoint Online have been integrated into Office 365, or as it´s named now, Microsoft 365. The platform shows user profile pictures, and syncs that between the services, depending on the service (licenses). Since this can be a little bit confusing, we now have a good article explaining the user profile sync.

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and Microsoft 365 for crisis communication resources

Microsoft 356 helps you communicate from anywhere. Today, the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon online event starts and I show different services like the quick to use crisis communication SharePoint site the Microsoft Health Care Bot service and more. Check out the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and see how to start with these two services here.

Get the daily Bing picture as background in your Teams meetings automatically

The Microsoft Bing Search Engine provides a professional and beautiful picture every day, you can see it online at www.bing.com. With the Bing API, you can easily get the images for your own use, e.g. to use them as custom background image in your Microsoft Teams calls. See how this works and download the ready-to-use PowerShell script 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.