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ReviewTracker via Zapier

Zapier is an automation tool that let’s you create workflows between your apps and services. I used Zapier to collect client reviews for the Van Gogh Museum from Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor. All these reviews are added to a single platform, the so-called ReviewTracker Platform. ReviewTracker created both a trigger and an action for Zapier. That’s why clients can use ReviewTracker from Zapier, once they are signed up

Upgrading PowerShell

For over two years I use Powershell to deploy my Logic Apps, API Apps and functions to Azure. The client moved from ADFS to Azure Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On. I don’t know exactly what this means, to be honest, but what I do know is that I ran into problems with my Powershell scripts.…

Document REST service with Mermaid

For documentation of a REST service you can use a Javascript library called Mermaid (https://mermaidjs.github.io/). From the GitHub page, Mermaid is recommended as follows: Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code? This is why mermaid was born, a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text…

Can’t find Visual Studio Command Prompt

I was working on a Windows Server 2012R2 machine. I had no idea where to find the Visual Studio command prompt. I used to work on a Windows Server 2016 machine. There it looks as follows: In Windows Server 2012R2, the Start menu simply looks like this: No idea how to get to the Visual…

Mentimeter tool

Interesting interactive presentation tool: Mentimeter, including a limited free version. Go to https://www.mentimeter.com/ to check it out! Within a minute, you can make a presentation with a multiple choice question. Click on present and your audience can react live by going to www.menti.com and type in the code shown. Press the F key to go in…

Password protected ZIP file

Windows’ own native compression tool doesn’t support password-protecting your zip file, but many other well-known tools like 7-Zip, WinZip and WinRAR do. I used 7-Zip. When you add files to your .7z file, you can enter a password in the dialog box that appears. Easy peasy. Link: WindowsClub.com

FileZilla connection to FTPS Server

I tried to connect to a FTPS server via FileZilla, but received the following error when trying to get the directory listing: “Server sent passive reply with unroutable address. Using server address instead.” Note that I can connect to the FTP server. Just not able to get to the directory listing. It turned out that…

No Remote Desktop after Windows Update

This morning I experienced an unusual problem when setting up a remote desktop connection to my Azure VM. It turned out that the problem was caused by a Windows10 security update KB4103727. You will have to uninstall this update, because it’s too restrictive. I received the error below: Steps to resolve the issue: On the…