Category: Cloud

Authenticate Without Code Using AAD and Azure App Services

Understanding AAD Authentication and the Advantages of Implementing Role-Based Authorization Authentication can be challenging to set up and maintain. In most cases, it’s not very cost-effective or feasible to set up an authentication service from scratch and actively maintain it. Thankfully, several authentication services (such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) are available for developers. This […]

AAD: How to Clone/Copy a Local Windows 10 Account to an Azure Active Directory Account

Reduce Friction: Migrate to Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Keep Your Previous Accounts’ Data and Profiles I recently joined a small office of Windows 10 computers to Azure Active Directory (AAD join) to improve security and workflow for the company by following Microsoft’s recommended best practices. I needed to figure out how to do this […]

6 Steps to Automate Publishing a VSIX Extension with DevOps

Use Azure DevOps Extension Tasks to add a Visual Studio Extension Publishing Task to your pipeline. Microsoft recently released the Azure DevOps Extension Tasks tool for Azure DevOps that makes it easy to add a Visual Studio Extension publishing task to a pipeline, but I wasn’t able to find any layman’s documentation on setting it […]

How to publish NuGets with Azure DevOps

Successfully manage version numbers and CI/CD pipelines with this tutorial on how to publish NuGets with Azure DevOps. Azure DevOps is an amazing platform for managing the software development lifecycle. For those of us who live in the .NET world, this often means producing and distributing libraries as NuGet packages. There are already many tutorials […]

Azure Serverless Simplifies Cloud Migrations (Video)

Hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios are present in all companies to some degree, so consider utilizing Azure serverless technologies within Azure to migrate simple to complex projects to the cloud. If you’re not leveraging the cloud in your company, then you’re behind. Azure serverless can help your company stay current or maybe even get ahead. Utilizing […]

Convert UTC to Local Time in Power BI

Update:  Recent updates to the Power BI service need to be reviewed and appropriate updates to the post will be made. Power BI provides exceptional business analytic services. Additionally, the Power BI component Power Query provides a powerful and dynamic tool for loading and transforming data into Power BI’s data model. However, Power Query lacks a […]

JSON serializer that doesn’t serialize other properties if Deleted is true

I was recently working on a project using Azure Mobile Services (AMS) as the backend for our Android and iOS mobile apps. Using the built-in offline sync feature of AMS, you can delete records on the backend and when the mobile app synchronizes its data, the record will be deleted from the mobile device. While […]