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Does it spark joy? PowerShell scripts for keeping your development environment tidy and spotless

Does it spark joy? PowerShell scripts for keeping your development environment tidy and spotless

Implementing workspace provisioning processes results to your development tenant looking like a massive mess for most of the time. Let’s clean it up!

Authenticating to Office 365 APIs with a certificate — step-by-step

Authenticating to Office 365 APIs with a certificate — step-by-step

This blog post is meant to serve as one place to get all the info you need for setting up certificate authentication. This scenario is important when you, for example, want to use the SharePoint Online REST API with application permissions because it does not support authentication with a client secret.

Calling Microsoft Graph from Microsoft Flow (and other daemon apps) with delegated permissions

Calling Microsoft Graph from Microsoft Flow (and other daemon apps) with delegated permissions

Last week I realized that I have never actually shared how you can authenticate to Microsoft Graph from Microsoft Flow using delegated permissions. So, without further ado, let me show you how you can do that with a REST request. You can also use this method in other daemon apps such as Azure Functions or WebJobs.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the SharePoint and Files tabs

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the SharePoint and Files tabs

Our blog post series is closing to the end. In this final blog post of the series, I will show you how you can automatically configure two SharePoint related tabs: the SharePoint tab itself and the Files tab.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the Planner tab

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the Planner tab

We’ve already come quite far in this blog post series! We’ve got our team cloned and have already started configuring the tabs. The Planner tab is probably the easiest one to configure out of the tabs I’m covering in this blog post series. Still, there are some small things you should keep in mind and be aware of to get the most out of this process.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the OneNote tab

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring the OneNote tab

People can have different opinions on how Teams tabs should be configured and that is most likely the reason why they aren’t automatically configured when you clone a team. The configuration can be automated, but each different kind of tab needs to be set up in a slightly different way. In this blog post, I’ll show you how you can configure the OneNote tab.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring Tabs – The Fundamentals

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Configuring Tabs – The Fundamentals

At this point, we have our brand new team set up with its cloned tabs. However, none of those tabs are yet configured to show any content. All of the tab types are a bit different from one another, but what I am about to show to you in this blog post is so fundamental that it should be very useful to you no matter which tabs you eventually decide to configure.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Cloning a Team

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Cloning a Team

In the prelude, I told you a little bit about the reasons why configuring tabs automatically is important. In this one, I will show you a couple of ways on how you can clone a team programmatically via Microsoft Graph. I also talk a little bit about the new Flow license changes, what quirks the whole clone team process contains, and what we can expect from Teams templates in the future.

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Prelude

Cloning Teams and Configuring Tabs via Microsoft Graph: Prelude

With the clone team operation, you can clone the team settings, channels, apps, tabs, and even members. What doesn’t automatically happen with cloning though is the configuration of tabs. Searching for the right resource to display can be difficult at times, so I’m happy to tell you that it is possible for us to automate the configuration of the cloned tabs via Microsoft Graph. And that is the bread and butter of this blog post series.

How to Securely Call a Logic App or a Flow from an Azure Function + Benefits

How to Securely Call a Logic App or a Flow from an Azure Function + Benefits

Probably the most predominant reason to choose to implement something with Azure Logic Apps or Microsoft Flow is how fast and easy it is to automate processes with them, and how that can lead to reduced implementation costs. However, there is one thing that can really rack up the costs, and that is polling.

Provisioning Teams with a Site Design, Flow and Microsoft Graph

Provisioning Teams with a Site Design, Flow and Microsoft Graph

Soon you will be able to create a team for an Office 365 group via its modern team site. There will be a button that allows you to create a Team with a single click. But could things be made even easier? In this blog post, I’ll show you how you can have an option to create a team automatically when creating a new modern, Office 365 group connected team site.

How to set up an Azure AD application registration for calling Microsoft Graph

How to set up an Azure AD application registration for calling Microsoft Graph

Whenever you want to call Microsoft Graph from your custom solutions, you need to have an application registration in your Azure Active Directory first. In this blog post, I show you three ways to create an app registration in the Azure AD, and how you can choose the right way depending on your situation.

How to Expose a Firewall-Protected Web Service to the Cloud with Azure Relay

How to Expose a Firewall-Protected Web Service to the Cloud with Azure Relay

Cloud solutions can’t communicate directly with on-premises hosted web services because of the firewall. Luckily we can get past that using Azure Relay. In this blog post, I’ll show you, how you can, e.g., expose a SharePoint-hosted web service to Office 365.

My Most Used PowerShell Scripts for Managing SharePoint Online

My Most Used PowerShell Scripts for Managing SharePoint Online

Working with Office 365, you too might have already started building up a collection of useful PowerShell scripts; the ones you always keep on going back to when you need to perform certain operations for a tenant. This month I’m sharing with you some of my toolkit; a collection of PowerShell scripts I currently find myself using the most while working with SharePoint.

How to Sort Planner Tasks Using Order Hint and Microsoft Graph

How to Sort Planner Tasks Using Order Hint and Microsoft Graph

Copying an existing Planner plan programmatically is totally doable thanks to Microsoft Graph. But how to sort the tasks and buckets of the new plan in the exact same order as in the original plan? Let me show you how you can achieve that by using the Planner order hint property and Microsoft Graph.

The Ultimate Guide to SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts

The Ultimate Guide to SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts

In this blog post, I’m going to take you through what SharePoint site designs and site scripts are, how you can create, deploy, maintain and use them for provisioning sites from many different places, and give you new ideas on how you can and should be taking advantage of them.

Useful Things to Do with Microsoft Graph Teams Operations

Useful Things to Do with Microsoft Graph Teams Operations

Microsoft Graph Teams operations can be used for all kinds of cool stuff related to Teams. Because I’ve had so much fun playing around with those, I figured I’d show you a couple of examples of how you can utilize those operations in a SPFx web part, and provision a Team for an existing Office 365 Group.

How to Create a Multicolored Theme for a Modern SharePoint Online Site

How to Create a Multicolored Theme for a Modern SharePoint Online Site

You can create your own themes for Modern SharePoint Online sites by using the Office UI Fabric Theme Generator. Using the theme generator is really easy if you just want to use one color. But what if your organization has multiple brand colors and you would like to create a multicolored theme?