Developer Sessions at Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon Conference

I'll be giving two developer oriented sessions at the free Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon conference May 4-6 2022. Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon is a free, online, 60-hour event happening May 4-6, 2022. We will have content going the whole time with speakers from around the globe. This event is free for all wanting to attend.... Continue Reading →

How to combine Graph & SharePoint permission consent into a single MSAL dialog on first use

The Problem The reason for writing this post and creating the accompanying simplified proof of concept github repo was that I was struggling to find a documented way to achieve getting the end user to consent to both Graph and SharePoint permission scopes without being presented with two consent prompts. The reason I wanted this... Continue Reading →

Interview with Daniel Anderson: Using Teams & SharePoint to Run Knowledge Sharing Sessions Turning Knowledge into Assets

In the days before we closed out 2021 I caught up with Daniel Anderson for a podcast where we discussed how (and why) I used Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to run regular knowledge sharing sessions within our company. With zero development you too can use your Microsoft 365 tenant to achieve the same outcome for... Continue Reading →

4 tips for writing well structured & simple to navigate Microsoft Word documents

It struck me recently when collaborating on documents that we all go about creating documents differently and there's some great time saving features Word has to make navigating and restructuring your document fast and simple that you might be missing out on. Often when I start writing a document I try to break the document... Continue Reading →

How I Fixed Microsoft Edge Running Slowly and Unresponsive

I've been running Microsoft Edge (Chromium) as my primary web browser for a long time. All of a sudden it has become painfully slow to respond. Simple webpages just get stuck trying to load (the spinning in the tab header stops spinning)It takes SECONDS for keystrokes to appear on screenScrolling is laggy I tracked the... Continue Reading →

How to Setup Teams & Microsoft 365 for Streamlined Knowledge Sharing Sessions (aka Lunch & Learn or Brown Bag)

Knowledge Sharing Sessions If you've found this article then you are probably familiar with the term Brown Bag sessions (or one of the other creative names used for these types of meetings). Typically these are small group, informal training and learning sessions where each session focuses on a particular topic with the aim to share... Continue Reading →

How to use the Microsoft Graph SDK Chaos Handler to Simulate Graph API Errors

So you've developed your application using the Microsoft Graph SDK, you are making calls to the Graph API and things are looking great. Being an awesome developer, you want to make sure that your application can handle any errors that the Graph API might throw at you. The first challenge is trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

Simulating 429 Throttling in Microsoft Graph API (SharePoint/OneDrive workloads)

Developing and testing your error handling code is really important to ensure the end product is resilient. I've always found this area to be a bit of a minefield when developing against SharePoint and more recently the Microsoft Graph API. I usually resort to using some software that intercepts the calls being made (e.g. Fiddler)... Continue Reading →

How to avoid downtime during blue/green deployment of service behind Azure Front Door

While Azure Front Door promises to provide resilience and automatic failure over to alternate backends, I've found it a bit tricky to determine how to eliminate downtime when doing blue/green deployments, or if you want to take a specific backend service offline to perform upgrades or maintenance. It appears I'm not the only one: load... Continue Reading →

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