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Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 8-Secure your secretswith Azure Key Vault and Managed Identity

Credentials and secrets should be stored in a secure environment and not directly in an Azure Logic App or script. Azure provides the Key Vault service, which allows to store such secrets in a secure and controllable way. See how this works 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.

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.

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.

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.