Azure B2C First Look

I’ve spent some time the last couple of days working with the new Azure B2C features and have had the chance to get some things working, as well as note a couple of things that you want to be aware of as you start playing with this yourself. The Azure B2C feature is the first…

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Hooking the onSwitchChange Event in Bootstrap Switch

Okay I’ll admit that this is a little on the arcane side but…it’s one of those things that when you need it, you need it.  I needed this info and spent way too much time trying to find something that worked.  I ultimately ended up going to GitHub and forking the repository just to find…

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Parsing an SMS Message from Twilio

The explosion of text messaging is a foregone conclusion, and apps have been catching up to the tidal wave for some time now.  For those of you doing a lot of cloud-based development, you’re probably familiar with Twilio as one of the best / only cloud Voice and SMS messaging providers at least for Windows…

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Debugging a Windows Service Startup Method

It’s been a long time since I wrote a Windows service but…I was doing that today and realized that the more things change, the more they stay the same. It would seem that it’s still a painful and problematic process if you want to debug the startup of a custom Windows service you write in…

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Office365Mon Partners with Microsoft Office 365

Hi everybody, We could not have picked a more appropriate day to announce this. Office 365 Exchange customers experienced a pretty big outage yesterday and this post is a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to increase transparency to service health for all our customers. Office365Mon is partnering with Microsoft Office 365 to be one of the…

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Even More “Things to Do When you Change the SharePoint STS Token Signing Certificate”

I recently changed the token signing certificate in my farm…it having expired from when I first changed it, since that is required to set up the trust with ACS in SharePoint Online for low trust apps and SharePoint hybrid features.  Assume the longer the sentence the more unhappy I am about having to do it… …

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Getting an Azure Access Token for a Web Application Entirely in Code

I generally find using Azure Active Directory for securing my resources to be a joyous thing, but the simplicity of use is pretty much vastly overstated by the marketing folks at Microsoft. I’ve used it quite a bit and yet still find myself simultaneously in seemingly uncharted and undocumented waters. As is unfortunately a little…

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It’s A Reporting Extravaganza at Office365Mon – Now You Can Create Your Own Reports

One of the things we’ve learned from our many years working in the software industry is that no matter what reports we come up and how much time we spend tweaking them, we’ll never meet the needs of all customers. Customizing reports is actually one of the most frequent requests of any software product, not…

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Do You Need An Account In Azure Active Directory if Using ADFS?

Today’s topic is a little spin on a question that seems to be coming up more frequently, specifically when folks are using a combination of Azure Active Directory and ADFS. That question is, if I’m using ADFS do I really need to have an account in an Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant? Well, of course,…

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