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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…

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…

Notepad++ Plugin Manager

When you install Notepad++ (latest version 7.5.1), the plugin manager isn’t automatically included anymore. That’s because many Notepad++ users didn’t like the sponsored commercials in the latest versions of plugin manager. So, you will have to download the plugin manager manually and add the downloaded files to your Notepad++ install directory. You can download the…

Generate Schema and Class from JSON

It’s easy to generate a schema and a class for a JSON instance file. You need a JSON schema if you create a Logic App starting with a Request. The Request action needs an input schema. Go to website https://jsonschema.net/. You need a class when you create a Web App or an API App and…

Download from GitHub

Strange enough, I couldn’t figure out how to download source code from GitHub. It’s actually easy. When you are on a project page, you can press the ‘Download ZIP’ button which is located under the “Clone or Download” drop down: This allows you to download the most recent version of the code as a zip…