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When to use what Azure monitoring service

The well-known Scott Hanselman has been producing the recurring Azure Friday series for a long time. Last Friday, Scott interviewed Azure Barry (Barry Luijbregts) about "What to use for monitoring your applications in Azure". Barry did a great overview about the main monitoring services. See the recording and a kind of summary transcript here.

Working with Azure AD schema extensions in Graph PowerShell

Schema extensions enable to store extended custom data directly to objects in Azure AD. This article describes how to access data we defined and added in Introducing user schema extensions in Delegate365 with the Microsoft Graph PowerShell module.

Use multiple Node.js versions on your computer (and develop a SPFx webpart)

As developer, it often makes sense to have multiple versions of a framework installed on a single computer. For example, when developing SPFx applications with Node,js v10.x and developing web applications using Angular and Node.js v14.x you need both versions. Thankfully, with Node Version Manager, we can.

Delegate365 changelog 9.2-improvements

The next version of Delegate365 is here. Delegate365 v9.2 follows the last update v9.1. This update includes a bunch of helpful features and improvements such as SharePoint sites management, Group OU improvements, report improvements, a new message trace job and more. See a description of the new features 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.

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.

Delegate365-Working with guest users

Delegate365 supports working with guest users. Guest users or external users are users that are invited to the company tenant by email. Once they accept the invitation, they get access to corporate resources. For example, a guest user can be a member of a Microsoft team or collaborate in Planner or in a SharePoint site or similar. See some samples here.