Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

For many years I have been involved with the Azure Sydney User Group, and even though I'm no longer the organiser I still gather updates for Azure in the prior month and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that contains them. My go-to place for the information is the Azure Updates website and I've typically just been … Continue reading Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

Adding OAuth2 support to your Meetup API Custom Connector for Azure Logic Apps

In May 2019 I wrote a post on how you can integrate meetup announcements into your Microsoft Teams environment by using Azure Logic Apps. Up until June 2020 the anonymous Meetup API I previously blogged about worked quite happily and then Meetup decided to enforce consumption of their API via clients using OAuth2 which broke … Continue reading Adding OAuth2 support to your Meetup API Custom Connector for Azure Logic Apps

Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

It feels like only yesterday I read through the session list for Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I thought were the best sessions to attend. Here we are in September and it's now time for Microsoft Ignite 2020 which kicks off tomorrow! Microsoft Ignite tends to be much more of an IT Pro … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective

The first ever Serverless Days ANZ event run on Friday September 4 and, boy, what a success it was! In this post I'll go into the online event in a bit more detail and look at some of the stats along with my highlights. Apart, yet more together From early 2020 the organisers of Serverless … Continue reading Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective

Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

This is a post I've been working on for a while and comes off the back of a talk I did at the online meetup for Sydney Serverless in April 2020. Over the last few years I've spent a lot of time focused on the serverless space having built one of the first Azure Functions … Continue reading Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Phew! I just trawled through all 600+ sessions for this year's online Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I think are the not-to-miss sessions for developers. I've put together the following list which encompasses the smaller, sometimes interactive sessions that will be on offer. You will be able to catch big keynote moments elsewhere … Continue reading Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

In this post I am going to walk through how to quickly get a Python Flask web application deployed into a Web App hosted on Azure's App Service on Linux using GitHub Actions. Getting Azure Ready Create an Azure Active Directory (AAD) Service Principal A Service Principal is a special form of identity in Azure … Continue reading Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

The ability to locate content in SharePoint via search has been continually improving over the years, seeing big jumps in impact with the release of features such as Delve and OCR in OneDrive for Business. Indexing file content from Document Libraries has improved no end, but one item I see as a gap is extracting … Continue reading Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

Azure Functions for Java developers

I had great fun yesterday presenting at the Sydney Serverless Meetup on the currently in-preview support for Java on Azure Functions. Rather than throw the slides up somewhere online I thought I'd write a blog that covers the content with the added bonus of giving you the option to dig into items in more detail. … Continue reading Azure Functions for Java developers