How to enable CodeLens for viewing Application Insights telemetry directly in Visual Studio for Web API projects

I had been using Application Insights for a while with a Web API project and found it immensely valuable for monitoring how the Web API was performing and discovering any issues in production. I only recently stumbled across the fact that for ASP.NET projects, the Application Insights telemetry is surfaced and available in your source... Continue Reading →

What are Microsoft Teams Messaging Extensions and why you should consider building one

It's no secret that I think Microsoft Teams is an awesome product. I've written in the past about how I believe Teams is a great enabler for making people more productive and brings the right tools together in a place that makes a lot of sense. What are messaging extensions? Message extensions are available when... Continue Reading →

Office Add-in Manifest Updates – Deployment timing and potential URL issues

One of the critical components of an Office Add-in is the add-in manifest. This is the xml file that describes how your add-in should be activated when an end user installs and uses it with Office documents and applications. This manifest contains references to URLs where your web application resides and also to other resources... Continue Reading →

Allowing different Azure AD app registration permission sets for a single app (user and elevated admin consent) using the v1 auth model

With Azure Active Directory Application Registrations there are two versions of authentication model available. v1 - all the permission scopes that your app may require must be consented to by the user up front. v2 - permission scopes can be asked for dynamically as your app is running, if the user hasn't already consented to... Continue Reading →

How to Inspect Dynamic HTML Elements (that keep disappearing!) in Chrome

I still find styling HTML elements difficult at times, trying to figure out where the styling is being inherited from and exactly which elements I need to apply styles to. The Developer Tools in Chrome go a long way to assisting with this. For this tip I'll assume you are familiar with Chrome Developer Tools... Continue Reading →

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