FIX: Configuration issue is preventing authentication Azure DevOps

Renewing the Azure DevOps Service Connection key You know that when something goes wrong, everything seems to go wrong? I had one of those days last week.I was in consultation and I knew there would be a rollout of a new customer. I got a call that the rollout was not working and that a … Continue reading FIX: Configuration issue is preventing authentication Azure DevOps

Optimized.Aza is decrepated from today (August 29, 2022)

Optimized.Aza Optimized.Aza is decrepated as of today.It’s a project alongside Optimized.Mga that actually requires a lot more attention than it currently gets. Optimized.Aza is unfortunately not as popular as its big brother.More and more features are missing that Optimized.Mga does contain, causing the module to lag behind. Because I no longer have time to keep … Continue reading Optimized.Aza is decrepated from today (August 29, 2022)

How to recover discarded files in Visual Studio Code

How to recover discarded changes in Visual Studio Code A while ago in my first weekly update I already told you about the files I deleted by pressing the Discard All Changes in stead of the Stage All Changes button in Visual Studio Code. Yes, the GUI button… It felt like my heart was being … Continue reading How to recover discarded files in Visual Studio Code

How to move the navigation bar in Outlook back to the bottom

Why is my navigation bar to the left now, and now at the bottom anymore? You’ve probably enabled the ‘Try it now‘ option in Outlook. Enabling this option will enable new features in Outlook earlier. These will be placed in a registry entry.When the option is enabled, these registry options are available at this time: … Continue reading How to move the navigation bar in Outlook back to the bottom

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

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

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 use Azure Managed Identities with Graph API or other Resources

Microsoft API’s or API permissions for Managed Identities But you can only add Azure RBAC roles to a Managed Identity, right? That’s not true, in the blog post below I explain how you can add resource permissions to a Managed Identity. In my work I mainly use this for Azure Automation. By using Managed Identities … Continue reading How to use Azure Managed Identities with Graph API or other Resources