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Getting started with a podcast – the equipment, setup, and logistics

I’ve wanted to start a new podcast for a few years now. It’s been a project that I put into the lowest priority when something more urgent comes up. And there’s already something more urgent. I’d been chatting with Tobias Zimmergren on and off about work-related stuff, and we both came up with the idea that a podcast would be great. I wrote about this experience a few months ago here. Our podcast is named… Read More »Getting started with a podcast – the equipment, setup, and logistics
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Building a monitoring solution for Power Platform events using PowerShell, C#, Azure Log Analytics, and Azure Sentinel

I’m writing this from the beautiful and sunny city of Prague, where I’m attending the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference. It’s a 4-day event, with hundreds of sessions, and some very insightful keynotes also. I’m delivering two sessions here, and one of those was on monitoring and managing Power Apps and Power Automate. As you probably know, Power Automate used to be called Microsoft Flow. They are both parts of the Power Platform,… Read More »Building a monitoring solution for Power Platform events using PowerShell, C#, Azure Log Analytics, and Azure Sentinel
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My next adventure begins now – I’m joining Microsoft!

2019 has almost turned to 2020. This year has been one of the very best in my life, for a multitude of reasons. I’ve spent time with my family, and with my extended family more than I could have hoped for. I’ve met amazing people, and many I can now call friends. I’ve had more energy than before, and I’m enthusiastic about the future. Then again, a lot of heavy lifting and work were required,… Read More »My next adventure begins now – I’m joining Microsoft!
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See you next week at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Prague!

We’re nearing the end of the decade, and it’s time for the last major event of the year – the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference! This year it will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. I’ve worked during the year together with the event organizers as part of the content team, and I’m very happy about how the programme turned out! You can see the final version of the sessions, speakers and keynotes… Read More »See you next week at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Prague!
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Adding a free SSL certificate to an Azure Web App

One of the many announcements Microsoft made during Ignite 2019 was the capability to add free SSL certificates to Web Apps on Azure. You can read the announcement here. “Wow, that’s beyond great!”, I remember thinking on my way to Orlando for Ignite at the time. I can finally secure all my web apps without paying hundreds of dollars to third-parties for SSL certificates. So, I went on to try this new capability. Let’s see… Read More »Adding a free SSL certificate to an Azure Web App
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Generating random numbers from a lava lamp using .NET Core

I used to have a lava lamp when I was young. I mean, I’m still relatively young, but I haven’t had a lava lamp in decades anymore. I think it was a fad of the 1990s, and when everyone realized the lamps actually broke rather easily, the hype died quickly. Our family also had a bread machine around the same time. We don’t have that either, anymore. When I read about Cloudflare’s random number generator… Read More »Generating random numbers from a lava lamp using .NET Core
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Back home from Ignite 2019!

Microsoft Ignite 2019 has wrapped up, and everyone’s gone home. Including me. I was in Orlando, FL from late Saturday to late Friday, and landed back in Helsinki Saturday afternoon. I dislike jetlag, but I’m quite OK with it nowadays. The week was so busy, that I slept through all flights on my way home; that’s what tired means. I spent most of my time in meetings, at the expo, and attending ad hoc hallway… Read More »Back home from Ignite 2019!
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On my way to Microsoft Ignite 2019

I’m writing this from Dubai, where I’m spending a week with the family to get that much-needed sun. This year I’m trying out something different — instead of decompressing after Microsoft Ignite, I’ll try to relax before the big event. We’ll see how that works out. I’ve spent some time by the pool to polish the slides for my two sessions at Ignite: THR2011 Building a connected summer cabin using Azure IoT Hub and AI… Read More »On my way to Microsoft Ignite 2019
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Stretching time, or how to get things done when you’re busy

I like to meet people, and spend time with people. In this day and age, it’s a rare luxury as everyone’s very, very busy. We need to agree to a lunch meeting two months ahead of time, and then someone cancels at the last minute. There are so many things we have to do, choose, and react on, that many people I know playfully joke about having more than 24 hours a day for tasks.… Read More »Stretching time, or how to get things done when you’re busy
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Announcing our new Podcast, Ctrl+Alt+Azure – the first episode is out now!

I hinted briefly about a few very exciting projects I’m working on in my recent What’s up post, and one of those projects is out today. Our new podcast, named Ctrl+Alt+Azure (see the site here), is being launched immediately. I’m producing that together with a friend and fellow Azure MVP, Tobias Zimmergren. As the name quite directly suggests, it will be all about Microsoft Azure. You can listen to the first episode here, where we… Read More »Announcing our new Podcast, Ctrl+Alt+Azure – the first episode is out now!