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Welcome to blimped

a tech blog about Microsoft 365 related stuff

"Navigating the cloudy heights"

by Martin Lingstuyl mvp

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What I learned at the ESPC conference in Copenhagen
What I learned at the ESPC conference in Copenhagen

I attended the ESPC conference in Copenhagen this year. My first in person conference in a long time. These are some of the things I learned!

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Using custom certificates when debugging SPFx Solutions
Using custom certificates when debugging SPFx Solutions

Are you often debugging SharePoint Framework solutions in a devcontainer? Upgrade your dev workflow by using custom localhost certificates!

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How to copy views in SharePoint
How to copy views in SharePoint

There's currently no way to copy list and library views in the SharePoint UI. I've created a SPFx sample demonstrating how it can be done using code.

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Running applications with limited SharePoint permissions
Running applications with limited SharePoint permissions

Securing application access to SharePoint through Azure AD is easy, but how to access SharePoint using the principle of least privilege?

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Getting notified of changes in guests accessing SharePoint
Getting notified of changes in guests accessing SharePoint

Part 3 on how to use the CLI for Microsoft 365 and Azure Functions: How to get notified of updates in guests accessing SharePoint.

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Getting notified of service incidents in Microsoft Teams
Getting notified of service incidents in Microsoft Teams

Part 2 on how to use the CLI for Microsoft 365 and Azure Functions: How to get notified in Teams, when a service health incident occurs on SharePoint?

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How to run the CLI for Microsoft 365 on an Azure Function
How to run the CLI for Microsoft 365 on an Azure Function

Did you know can run a CLI for Microsoft 365 script on an Azure Function based on the PowerShell stack? Here's how to do it.

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Logging to Application Insights from Azure App Service WebJobs
Logging to Application Insights from Azure App Service WebJobs

When updating a few Azure WebJobs to a new version of the WebJobs SDK, I had to rewrite the way they logged data. This led to a few lessons learned, which I'm happy to share for anyone who is working with the same tools.

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Fixing an Azure web app zip deployment issue
Fixing an Azure web app zip deployment issue

My Azure DevOps pipeline recently stopped zipdeploying to Azure App Service. This is how I fixed it.

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SharePoint Guest Access and Azure AD B2B
SharePoint Guest Access and Azure AD B2B

Microsoft is polishing up SharePoint guest access, and this is why I find that a big deal.

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Getting started testing your Microsoft 365 CLI contributions
Getting started testing your Microsoft 365 CLI contributions

When contributing to the Microsoft 365 CLI Open Source project you need to write a lot of unit tests. I wrote down some tips and tricks to get you up and running.

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Contributing as a holiday season present
Contributing as a holiday season present

Last month I contributed to an Open Source project: CLI for Microsoft 365. I did that both because I love using CLI's and because I love not reinventing wheels.

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Fixing the Nginx trailing slash issue on Linux based Azure Web Apps
Fixing the Nginx trailing slash issue on Linux based Azure Web Apps

When running a Linux based Azure Web App with the PHP 8 runtime stack, URL's without trailing slashes pose a problem.

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Quick tip: how to deploy to web app subfolders
Quick tip: how to deploy to web app subfolders

A quick tip on the possibilities of deploying to web app subfolders in Azure DevOps pipelines.

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Creating a beautiful documentation site with MkDocs
Creating a beautiful documentation site with MkDocs

MkDocs is a great tool to create straightforward documentation sites. It's 1 of 2 static site generators I've recently worked with.

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About

About

Welcome to this crossover between blog and braindump. Blogs of others have been super important during my work. This site is me returning the favor. The blogs will be about Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, SharePoint Framework (SPFx) solutions, docker, PowerShell, Power Platform, Azure AD. In short: anything I’m working on and interested in. I hope you’ll learn something here. If not, no hard feelings. If you read anything you do not understand because I failed to clarify it enough, please drop me a post using my socials or the contact form.

Warm regards,

Martin

Microsoft MVP | Microsoft 365 Architect

Microsoft MVP