Oscar and I do SCYWAWA

Video content 📹

Some time ago Oscar van Tol and I started creating video content for the community. We call them #Betatalks and create them because of two very important reasons: We believe in sharing knowledge It’s. So. Much. Fun. 🤣 We talk about a lot of developer stuff: from “Microsoft Build 2019 Highlights” in episode 1 to …

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Managed Identity – Part II

This post is part of a series on Managed Identity. For an introduction, see Managed Identity – Part I. Stay tuned for future posts. Introduction Elaborating on Part I, this blog post will show you how to connect your application to different types of Azure resources using Managed Identity. To use the Managed Identity to …

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Managed Identity – Part I

This post is part of a series on Managed Identity. Stay tuned for future posts. Introduction Connecting your application to a resource like Storage or a SQL database used to involve a connection string. This isn’t very secure. These settings are available through the Azure Portal. So they might get compromised.With the introduction of Azure …

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HowTo: Call an API with cookie authentication from a Logic App

Calling an API from a Logic App is pretty straightforward. You open up the Logic App Designer and add an HTTP Action. Specify the method to use and the URI you want to call and you’re good to go! When the API you want to call uses Cookie Authentication, this seems pretty straightforward too. After …

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Microsoft Azure MVP

I am humbled and very proud to be awarded a Microsoft Azure MVP award today. A big “thank you” to all who helped me get here. ?? A special thank you to my employer Betabit who supports me putting lots of effort into the community and helps organize or sponsor events.It’s strange but very cool …

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Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions

Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions

Last week one of my colleagues had a question: Is there a performance penalty when you add multiple Azure Blob storage bindings in an Azure Function? Or is the connection only established when you access one of those blobs? Answering this grew into a way to have Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions. This post …

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Visual Studio 2019 launch

Dutch VS2019 launch event

We’re hosting a VS2019 Launch Event at the Betabit The Hague office. Join us for some Visual Studio 2019 goodness! And maybe even some swag… ? Join us on April 2 for the launch of Visual Studio 2019. Learn about how Visual Studio 2019 is more productive, modern, and innovative, participate in live Q&As, and …

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Using Triggers & Bindings in Azure Functions V2

To start things off: yes. There’s some pretty decent documentation on all the available Triggers & Bindings in Azure Functions. Like this overview page. And you can also find documentation on specific bindings, like the Service Bus Binding. Nevertheless, I wanted to add to that documentation with some simple, real-world examples using triggers & bindings. …

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NPM publish to Azure Artifacts fails

The issue While trying to publish an NPM package to our artifacts registry in Azure DevOps, we got an error: npm failed with return code: 4294963248 The exit code for the task was -4048. Strange thing is that we have our build agents running on-prem, but running this task locally on our dev machines worked …

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Azure Thursdays

Azure Thursdays december 2018

This Thursday December 6th I’ll be speaking at Azure Thursday – December 2018. The last of the regular Azure Thursdays this year. This is a group for all developers, consultants, architects and IT professionals who want to dive into for them unknown topics related to Azure. Azure Thursday are happening every first Thursday of the …

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Getting started with the teXXmo® IoT Button

A few weeks ago I ordered some teXXmo® IoT Buttons to play around with. I wanted to jump right in, but I had to look some stuff up to be able to get it up and running, connecting to the right WiFi and IoT Hub. Here’s a short recap of how to get started with …

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Oscar and I do SCYWAWA

Supercharge your web app with Azure

Here’s a quicky: Oscar van Tol and I are joining forces again on Thursday June 21st. This time we’re telling you everything there is to know on leveraging the power of different Azure services to supercharge your web application. And the session is appropriately titled Supercharge your web application with Azure ?. Or SCYWAWA for …

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Speaking at TechDays Sweden

Session @ TechDays Sweden 2018

This morning I received an e-mail with the following message: “Congratulations! Your session Working with Microsoft Graph has been accepted for Microsoft TechDays 2018!” So it looks like I will be doing a talk on Microsoft Graph at TechDays Sweden October 24th and 25th later this year ?. There’s a few reasons for me to be looking forward …

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HowTo: invite AAD user with Microsoft Graph

One of the time consuming tasks we’re facing at my current assignment is inviting users to our Azure Active Directory tenant. Especially since we (used to) do this in the Azure Portal. We’re using Azure Active Directory B2B to which external users are invited as guests. We investigated using Microsoft Graph to automate this process. …

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Unable to remove app registrations from Azure Active Directory

Unable to remove (native) app registrations in Azure Active Directory

While cleaning up the app registrations in my Azure Active Directory, I ran into two applications I couldn’t delete since the ‘Delete’ button is not clickable. I’ve had this happen for both application types: both Web app /API and Native. It’s actually pretty simple to enable removing these app registrations: make sure the application is …

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