2020 was already an apocalyptic year here in Australia with epic drought and then much of the country on fire. Now with COVID-19 tightening its grip on the world, our socializing has moved online. Video social catchups are great, but during one of our catchups with friends we wondered if it was possible to play virtual Cards Against Humanity.… keep reading
Today (27 April 2019) is Global Azure Bootcamp day. It is the 6th year for the free event that is run in communities all over the world to teach Azure Cloud technologies. This year is my second. Last year I presented on Creating the Internet of YOUR Things and today I’m presenting Building Apps in Azure with only Scripting Skills.… keep reading
Recently I entered my second Hackathon. My submission was my first ever Web Application for the Devpost / Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon. This morning (Australian time) the winners were announced and ……. I WON.
To say I’m thrilled and honoured would be an understatement as the hackathon was judged by the esteemed Ann Johnson, Scott Hanselman, Troy Hunt, Rick Howard, Mark Russinovich and Olli Vanhoja.… keep reading
The criteria of the hackathon was;
- Build or update a functioning Microsoft Graph-powered solution that leverages the Microsoft Graph Security API
Following the announcement of the Hackathon I was encouraged by Kloud management to enter. … keep reading
In the last couple of weeks I’ve had to copy a bunch of Azure WebApps and Functions from one Azure Tenant to another. I hadn’t had to do this for a while and went looking for the quickest and easiest way to accomplish it.… keep reading
At the end of last week (14 Sept 2017) Microsoft announced a new Azure Active Directory feature – Managed Service Identity. Managed Service Identity helps solve the chicken and egg bootstrap problem of needing credentials to connect to the Azure Key Vault to retrieve credentials.… keep reading
In the Microsoft / Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service Manager under Tools we have a Statistics Report. This gives a break down of each of the Management Agents and the Connectors on each MA.
I had a recent requirement to expose this information for a customer but I didn’t want them to have to connect to the Synchronization Server (and be given the permissions to allow them to).… keep reading
Previously I’ve posted about using PowerShell to access the Microsoft AzureAD/Graph API in a number of different ways. Two such examples I’ve listed below. The first uses a Username and Password method for Authentication, whilst the second uses a registered application and therefore ClientID and Client Secret.… keep reading
Update April 2019 The presentation in this post updates the later section of this post whereby you can easily publish your app to Azure without needing to do all the manual FTP steps.
This week I had the need to build a small web application with a reasonably simple front end that will later be integrated inside a Portal.… keep reading
Update Oct 2019: See this post for simplifying oAuth Authentication to Microsoft Graph using PowerShell and the MSAL (Microsoft Authentication Libraries)
Microsoft Graph is the evolvement of API’s into Microsoft Cloud Services. For me not being a developer, a key difference is interacting with with Graph API using OAuth 2.0… keep reading