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Office 365 Search Monitoring at Office365Mon      02-May-2016     382  
window.setTimeout(function(){ window.location="https://samlman.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/office-365-search-monitoring-at-office365mon/"; }, 1); Today we’re announcing a new feature at Office3...
The Office365Mon REST APIs Continue to Grow      18-Mar-2016     428  
// At Office365Mon we love, love, love developers, so we continue to invest in growing the APIs we provide.  As we noted last month, we added support for webhooks to our notification pipeli...
The Office365Mon REST APIs Continue to Grow      18-Mar-2016     408  
// At Office365Mon we love, love, love developers, so we continue to invest in growing the APIs we provide.  As we noted last month, we added support for webhooks to our notification pipeli...
// From day one Office365Mon has made short work of letting you set up monitoring for your Office 365 tenant in a couple of minutes and notifying you by text and email when an outage occurs. Tod...
// From day one Office365Mon has made short work of letting you set up monitoring for your Office 365 tenant in a couple of minutes and notifying you by text and email when an outage occurs. Tod...
New Year-Over-Year Reporting at Office365Mon      12-Feb-2016     391  
// We just released a mini-feature that our long and loyal customer base will appreciate.  For those of you not following closely, we opened the doors to our service just about a year ago. &n...
New Year-Over-Year Reporting at Office365Mon      12-Feb-2016     339  
// We just released a mini-feature that our long and loyal customer base will appreciate.  For those of you not following closely, we opened the doors to our service just about a year ago. &n...
// Microsoft is currently working on a new authentication and authorization model that is simply referred to as “v2” in the docs that they have available right now. I decided to spen...
// Microsoft is currently working on a new authentication and authorization model that is simply referred to as “v2” in the docs that they have available right now. I decided to spen...
// As those of you who are familiar with Office365Mon know, we heavily leverage the Office 365 APIs in our solution.  It’s been a key player in being able to issue now over 100 millio...
// As those of you who are familiar with Office365Mon know, we heavily leverage the Office 365 APIs in our solution.  It’s been a key player in being able to issue now over 100 millio...
// Back to my old nemesis…the long very long blog post title.  :-)   I ran across this problem myself recently, and had seen someone else experience but not had the time to...
// Back to my old nemesis…the long very long blog post title.     I ran across this problem myself recently, and had seen someone else experience but not had the time to di...
// We’re very happy today to announce the release of new integration between the Office365Mon reporting data and Power BI in Office 365. Office365Mon is used to monitor your SharePoint Onl...
// We’re very happy today to announce the release of new integration between the Office365Mon reporting data and Power BI in Office 365. Office365Mon is used to monitor your SharePoint Onl...
// As we’ve had more and more interest from customers wanting to monitor multiple mailboxes and sites with Office365Mon, I decided it was time to both make it easier to do and to explain s...
// As we’ve had more and more interest from customers wanting to monitor multiple mailboxes and sites with Office365Mon, I decided it was time to both make it easier to do and to explain s...
Azure B2B First Look      26-Sep-2015     500  
// This is a companion piece to the Azure B2C First Look I published last week. This post is some first thoughts around the new Azure B2B features that were recently announced. The goal of Azure...
Azure B2B First Look      26-Sep-2015     257  
// This is a companion piece to the Azure B2C First Look I published last week. This post is some first thoughts around the new Azure B2B features that were recently announced. The goal of Azure...
Azure B2C First Look      23-Sep-2015     850  
// 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...
// 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 ti...
Parsing an SMS Message from Twilio      18-Aug-2015     483  
// 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, yo...
// We’ve recently rolled out a couple of new features that we think will continue to make things just a little easier for all you that are responsible for your Office 365 tenants. The firs...
Debugging a Windows Service Startup Method      27-Jul-2015     529  
// 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&rsqu...
Office365Mon Partners with Microsoft Office 365      18-Jul-2015     466  
// 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 Microso...
// 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...
// 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...
// 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 neve...
// 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 questio...
The Post Ignite Feature Blast      26-May-2015     462  
// A Couple Weeks after Ignite It’s been about two weeks since Microsoft Ignite.  I wanted to circle back with you to share the feedback we received from the conference attendees and ...
Fun with Azure Key Vault Services      01-May-2015     565  
// I was able to spend a little time recently with a new Azure service, the Key Vault service, for some work I was doing. It’s a pretty valuable and not too difficult service that solves a...
Office365Mon – The First Month in Review      01-May-2015     660  
// Today is a special day for Office365Mon. We have been live for exactly one month. You all have been an important part of this month. We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accompli...
// One of the original goals I always had for Office365Mon was the hope that at some point it should be able to monitor enough outages to qualify me for a refund on my Office 365 monthly charges...
// Okay, so the title may not be the clearest thing ever here today, but it’s tough to do in just a few words, so let me explain the scenario a little more fully.  Suppose you create ...
// As you all know, I have worked extensively with customers who run On-Premise servers and those on their journey to the Cloud.  The promise of the Cloud is real but I have seen many enter...
Using Roles in Azure Applications      09-Mar-2015     483  
// I was spending some time today (finally) looking at how to get what I really consider the baseline functionality of claims – apps, users and roles – all working together with one of...
Why I’m Leaving Microsoft…and Starting SamlMan      06-Mar-2015     1378  
// As I’m sure some of you noticed last week, I switched over all of my blogs from the former Share-n-Dipity site on TechNet to the new Share-n-Dipity site here on WordPress.Com. While the...
// I had someone ask me about this topic a couple times in the last few weeks so I decided it was time to spin up another blog post.  The question is about how you can connect your on premi...
Bug Alert for April CU and Migrating Users      03-Mar-2015     510  
// Just heard about a nasty little bug in the April CU from my friend Syed.  He was using the SPWebApplication.MigrateUsers method to migrate accounts from one claim value to another (i.e. ...
How To Delete An App You Consented to in Azure AD      22-Feb-2015     1019  
In many ways this is a companion piece to the post I just published on solving an issue with multi-tenant applications in Azure AD:  "The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in ...
This is an error I see pop up in various discussions forums every now and then and tracking it down can be somewhat difficult.  I had this happen recently in a scenario that I think probably i...
I started hitting this little gem of an error recently and was ready to pull out the little remaining hair I had, when a very kind Program Manager named Jim S. told me how to fix it.  The scen...
In this post I’m going to briefly cover a custom token cache that I wrote for use with ADAL.  The implementation itself is pretty straightforward from a coding perspective so I will just...
Signout With SharePoint 2013 and SAML      15-Jan-2015     749  
Today's topic is one for which I deserve zero credit, I'm just putting out info that one of our crack engineers, Chad Ray, managed to dig up.  I wanted to publish it here because I'...
One of the things you frequently want to do in your custom applications is send out emails.  Historically this could be solved by using an SMTP server you have on site, using Exchange Web Serv...
Another Cool Way to Remotely Debug Azure Web Sites      06-Jan-2015     494  
When I was working on a project last week I was having some problems getting the debugging experience working correctly between Visual Studio 2013 and my code which was running in an Azure web site...
OneDrive for Business Browser Using o365 APIs      05-Jan-2015     641  
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently talking to different partners and customers about building applications using the Apps for Office and Apps for SharePoint platforms.   One ...
Many fine folks were generous enough to point out to me this week that you can now (actually since June’ish I’m told) use an access token you get from ADAL in conjunction with the o365 ...
I’ve been spending some time lately fooling around the o365 API’s.  Frankly, it has been a hugely frustrating experience; I’ve never seen so many documentation gaps and examp...
I recently spent HOURS looking for a silly little SQL Azure connection string in my Visual Studio project.  When I created the project I configured it to be deployed to an Azure web site and I...
Continuing on with the theme of SAML secured SharePoint sites and SharePoint Apps, this next posting looks at another common application model, which is using what I call a desktop app to connect t...
Low trust provider hosted apps in a SAML secured SharePoint web application is a scenario that did not work when SharePoint 2013 was released.  Things have changed fortunately, so here's a...
When Visual Studio 2013 came out, it introduced a new class and simplified methods for obtaining a ClientContext to use with the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) to access SharePoint 2013 sites.&nbs...
NOTE:  This is a sampling of some content we're preparing for working with SharePoint Apps and SAML authentication.  More content will be coming, and once everything is packaged up an...
This post is an update to the original architectural guidance I published previously at http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2013/10/11/architecture-design-recommendation-for-sharepoint-2013...
This sounds scarily like a KB article, which I don't do, so we'll just jump straight to the facts.  I noticed that after I applied the April 2014 CU to my farm that hybrid inbound sear...
Today’s topic is one that came about after I heard some folks kind of unhappy about using Azure web sites as a platform for SharePoint 2013 provider-hosted apps.   The unhappiness a...
In Part 5 of this series we looked at all of the different ways in which CloudTopia is integrated with Office 365 through our custom Web API REST controller.  We’re going to wrap up this...
In Part 4 of this series we looked at the integration with various Azure services in the CloudTopia app.  In this part we are going to explore all of the integration that was done with Office ...
In Part 3 of this series we looked at the plumbing required to add support for Web API 2.x to your SharePoint Apps, as well as some of the integration needed to have it work with SharePoint and CSO...
In Part 2 of this series we looked at some of the details of working with Yammer Open Graph items in the CloudTopia app.  In Part 3 we’re going to talk about adding and using Web API 2.1...
In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to the CloudTopia app.  In Part 2 we’re going to look at some of the work we did with Open Graph items in CloudTopia. Here's some quick li...
This is going to be a multi-part series to dissect and tear apart an application I tweeted about using the #yammerofjuly hashtag.  This is an application I developed a couple of months ago as ...
More SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Search Tips      05-Aug-2014     551  
As more folks are deploying the SharePoint 2013 Hybrid features we continue to pick up little tidbits that help make the journey easier.  A couple of new ones have come up recently that are wo...
Yammer on Mobile Devices      04-Aug-2014     438  
Hi all, this post is really just for awareness about some fairly new Yammer content that was recently published.  Our documentation team has prepared a poster for Yammer on Mobile Devices, whi...
This is a topic that seems to come up with some frequency and when I needed to do it recently I could not find a good working sample of doing this from server-side code.  The scenario here is ...
This is yet another rather strange error that I ran across and couldn't find any info out on the interwebs about it so I though I would document it here.  Suppose you have a SharePoint App...
I've been working recently with some Microsoft Services and their customers who are changing the SharePoint STS token signing certificate.  We are doing this as part of the set of steps re...
400 Bad Request Error with ADFS      10-Jul-2014     3577  
I spent waaayyyyy too much time trying to resolve this problem so am capturing it here in case any of the rest of you run up against this.  I installed a new ADFS 3.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2...
Uploading File Attachments to Yammer      07-Jul-2014     488  
Working with attachments to message postings in Yammer has been something that I've had a few questions on over time and just recently had a chance to take a look at it.  I decided to blog...
Remote SharePoint Index, Hybrid, and SAML      25-Jun-2014     544  
Today's post combines a few different topics, that dare I say, started as a dare (I think).  The gauntlet thrown out was whether or not Remote SharePoint Index would work for SAM...
Those of you who follow the Share-n-Dipity blog know that I don’t really do much in the way of product endorsements.  However, you have probably also figured out that I’m a big SAM...
Using Yammer Open Graph in .NET - Part 2      29-May-2014     666  
In the first part of this series - http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2014/05/29/using-yammer-open-graph-in-net.aspx - I described how to create a Yammer Open Graph object (OGO).  In ...
Using Yammer Open Graph in .NET - Part 1      29-May-2014     555  
I've already written about using the Yammer APIs from a .NET client application here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2013/10/05/using-the-yammer-api-in-a-net-client-applicati...
This is another case where I'm just passing information along here, based on the great work of others.  As you probably know, we did not have a good story for SharePoint-hosted apps in web...
This is a another follow up to my earlier post on changing the token signing certificate for the SharePoint STS as described here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2014/05/06/updat...