How to remove Byte-Order-Mark with PowerShell

Let’s get rid of special characters like , ÿþ, þÿ aka Byte-Order-Mark characters When reading Azure Storage Blobs, you regularly get the BOM bytes back with the content. As a result, you cannot format or convert json to an object, for example. A colleague of mine wrote a function for this in PowerShell. In my … Continue reading How to remove Byte-Order-Mark with PowerShell

July update 1 – Desired state configuration for the modern workplace

A week of Desired State Configuration (aka Configuration Drift) for Endpoint Manager This week is all about Desired State Configuration or Configuration Drift as it is called at Wortell.This week we start with the implementation of DSC for Endpoint Manager. As I understand it from the management at Wortell, no other companies are working on … Continue reading July update 1 – Desired state configuration for the modern workplace

FIX: OnePlus dropping calls and data roaming

Only 3G and 4G and I only see 0/0kbs going through the network card I’ve had the same SIM card for years and used the same phone for years, until I dropped it…I was then focused on a new OnePlus, a high-end phone for a cheaper price. I was happy with the phone until I … Continue reading FIX: OnePlus dropping calls and data roaming

June update 1 – Visual Studio Code and debugging

Starting with something new on my blog! I notice that my work is increasingly focusing on a smaller topic (PowerShell) and that I have less to blog about. I miss blogging, so I came up with the monthly updates.In these updates I want to give an insight into my work & share what I did … Continue reading June update 1 – Visual Studio Code and debugging

Report Mailbox and OneDrive Size in PowerShell via Microsoft Graph API

Report Mailbox sizes, OneDrive sizes, or all in one, with PowerShell and the MS Graph API In the tutorial below I explain how you can: Report Mailbox sizes Report OneDrive Sizes Report both (in one report) In the blog post I use PowerShell and the Microsoft Graph API. I built my own modules around the … Continue reading Report Mailbox and OneDrive Size in PowerShell via Microsoft Graph API

How to find an AppReg name without access to Azure Active Directory

Why isn’t a Service Connection name, the AppRegistration name in Azure Active Directory? I came across this by chance in the Azure DevOps portal. To get immediate help, I refer you to one of these sections: I have the AppId and I prefer the browser I have the AppId and prefer PowerShell I don’t have … Continue reading How to find an AppReg name without access to Azure Active Directory

FIX: Install-Package: Access to the cloud file is denied PowerShell

‘Access to the cloud file is denied‘ while installing a PowerShell module? The error ‘Access to the cloud file is denied‘ makes you think it’s the PowerShell Gallery, but it’s probably your OneDrive and the location of your $env:PSModulepath and then probably including the -Scope CurrentUser parameter and variable. There are several things you can … Continue reading FIX: Install-Package: Access to the cloud file is denied PowerShell

How to translate paper text in all languages with your phone

The struggles of a foreign country and language barriers fixed with your phone Do you know the struggle when you go to a restaurant in a touristic place and they only have a menu in their own language? Not even in English, looking at you France. Dutch restaurants almost always have menus in different languages, … Continue reading How to translate paper text in all languages with your phone

FIX: Logging in new Microsoft account redirected to old account on phone

Old Microsoft account logged in after logging in with new Microsoft Account?? You don’t have to contact your service desk… I spent at least an hour of my time trying to fix this myself and below are the steps to follow. I’ve tried everything, I’ve deleted the cached app data from Outlook, Teams, Company Portal, … Continue reading FIX: Logging in new Microsoft account redirected to old account on phone

How to find the connected Wi-Fi password on Android

Let’s find the Wi-Fi password for your connected Wi-Fi in Android I have a OnePlus 8T Android device myself. The screenshots do not always correspond completely with other makes and models. So look carefully at the steps to be able to follow these on your own device. I have hidden all sensitive information related to … Continue reading How to find the connected Wi-Fi password on Android