Smart homes, smart vehicles, smart everything - nowadays all devices which we daily use have to be smart otherwise we wouldn’t use them, would we? There are so many different approaches to make a device smart either you can control it remotely, speak to it or it even sets actions autonomously which should ease our lifes here and there. The key to achieve all this is nearly the same everywhere, no matter if you use smart devices and services provided by Google, Amazon or Microsoft.
Microsoft Forms is one of the youngest services in the Office 365 ecosystem. Forms is a great service in my opinion as such a service was missing in the Microsoft repertoire. Now Office 365 users can create their Forms within seconds in order to create a survey or quiz and ask others about their opinion. And one of the most used survey topics in a company is the wellbeing of the employees.
Many of my customers, where I had the chance to do a workshop about Azure or Office 365 asked me the same question every single time: “How do you keep track with the updates on the roadmap?” I have to admit, the question is eligible due to the fact, that there is an update on the roadmap for both products nearly every day. So as a good consultant, you would need to spend all of your time studying the roadmaps to be on track and give your customers the newest information and advices in order to sell the best services and solutions.
The last days I was doing a lot of researches on AI and Cogntive Services as this topic is a major topic for the future in the daily use. So I read a couple of blog posts about this and got an idea on how to use it. And today I want to show you a small prototype application which I created in order to combine the Azure Cognitive Service API with my most used tool for work, which is Outlook and packed it into an Azure Logic App as I am not a developer (as you might know by now) in order to save development effort.
Many of you guys will probably know the ADFS page, which can be used to test the authentication. Most of the time this page is used after the installation of an ADFS farm or in error cases. With the introduction of ADFS on Windows Server 2016, many of us may have encountered the problem, which is shown in the following screenshot when browsing to the URL https://adfs.corp.com/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon after the successful installation of a new ADFS farm:
With the GA announcement of Microsoft Stream yesterday, I thought of using it in a very cool and modern way. My idea was to create an interactive video platform within my Teams service. So let’s hit it and configure Stream and Teams in a way to watch Stream videos within your Teams client and build up a modern video streaming platform. First of all you need to create a new Stream channel.
Today I want to bring some light into the darkness and write down, what’s not written down as per today. I guess most of you know the MyApps portal, which is also feeding the Office 365 app launcher with enterprise applications. You can browse to that app panel directly via https://myapps.microsoft.com and it is a very useful service, which should be used in every cloud environment as it provides SSO to apps without the need of remembering credentials for those apps like the corporate Twitter acocount or the corporate Amazon account.