Setup Azure DNS for static websites

in Azure by Jan-Henrik Damaschke
590 words · 3 min to read

This blog series explains what static site generators are, why we have chosen a static site generator for our blog, how static sites can be implemented using only Microsoft Azure technologies and when you should consider using them vs. a CMS like WordPress.

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Microsoft Findtime / Meeting Poll

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
246 words · 1 min to read

I often have situations, where the scheduling of meetings is not done effectively. Tools like Doodle, mail or even phone calls are used to coordinate appointments even though Office 365 - including FindTime is available.
Therefore, I would like to go over the integrated functionalities of Office 365 and FindTime again.

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In almost every Azure Tenant I use, I have one Azure Function App that helps me to be more productive. Since the first day of the introduction Azure Functions, I used them to
automate different tasks. Over the time, the collection of functions became quite big and I would love to share them with you so you can benefit from them as well 🙂

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PowerShell Async Logging

in PowerShell by Jan-Henrik Damaschke
1.4k words · 8 min to read

If you are working with PowerShell frequently, you will often run into the question of logging. How do I want to write logs, where to write them and which format should they have. We wont go into these questions here, however, we will take a look at how to implement PowerShell logging in a non-blocking (async) way.

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Microsoft MVP awards 2019

by itinsights
232 words · 1 min to read

On July 1st, Microsoft is honoring community work with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title all over the world. This years renewal cycle held some big surprises for us.

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Create Advanced Ping Class in PowerShell

in PowerShell by Jan-Henrik Damaschke
1.9k words · 11 min to read

Recently, I had the problem of monitoring the latency of my internet connection to provide these information to my ISP for troubleshooting. As the standard ping class in .net and Test-NetConnection was too inflexible and had no timestamps, I wanted to create a PowerShell Script to provide these functionality. Classes were something I haven’t used in a while so I chose to create a PowerShell class called AdvancedPing.

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Default Language Office 365 Tenant

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
334 words · 2 min to read

A frequent question regarding Office 365/Azure tenants is, which default language is used for the individual services and where it can be changed. In general, every user can set his own language in the user settings (MyAccount - Settings - Language and Time zone), but there are also services where the default language cannot be changed afterwards.

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Group PowerBI Measures

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
205 words · 1 min to read

In Microsoft PowerBI, measures are created by default within the existing table. If you have a large data model with a lot of measures it can get very confusing. Here is a little trick how to improve your measures structures.

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