Android Xamarin App- Sign your app using a keystore in a Release Pipeline

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To sign your Xamarin Android app using Visual Studio, you can use the keystore setings in the project properties. This will generate a jks file for Windows. See Compile steps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/deploy-test/release-prep/?tabs=windows#compile Then continue to these steps to export the JKS file: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/deploy-test/signing/?tabs=windows Once you export the app, you can copy the file: C:\Users\EricSchrader\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Mono for Android\Keystore\DevOps … Continue reading Android Xamarin App- Sign your app using a keystore in a Release Pipeline

Azure App Center- Android Xamarin test run error on Windows fix

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There are quite a few steps to run apps on the App Center while configuring Test Runs in Xamarin. First, install the following: Android SDK https://developer.android.com/studio Visual Studio 2019 with the Xamarin addon in the Visual Studio Installer: Java SDK http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp Once everything was installed, I restarted my command prompt, opened my Xamarin Android app … Continue reading Azure App Center- Android Xamarin test run error on Windows fix

How to generate a sample data test file using PowerShell

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Using PowerShell, you can quickly create a test file on your computer. I use these for testing SharePoint attachment upload sizes. You can generate files in mb, gb, etc. easily. This example generates a 5gb test file in  C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Temp called testfile.txt $path = "$env:temp\testfile.txt" $file = [io.file]::Create($path) $file.SetLength(5gb) $file.Close() Get-Item $path Example of the above … Continue reading How to generate a sample data test file using PowerShell

Purchasing a Logitech web cam in 2020- Most out there are old 2016 models

During the 2020 safer at home order, a lot of people have been purchasing web cams and recording hardware, leaving many suppliers out of stock or back ordered until July 2020. I have been tracking availability and noticed Best Buy has been getting shipments in recently, and back-ordered products ship in a week. After researching … Continue reading Purchasing a Logitech web cam in 2020- Most out there are old 2016 models

SharePoint Online- Bad service principal breaks SharePoint Admin API Access “Global Service Principal ID Error: Error: {}” Resolved

Could not retrieve Global Service Principal ID Error

We recently ran into an issue when creating SPFX Azure Active Directory App registrations using an O-Auth Implicit flow that our SharePoint Admin Center API Access page then gave an error: Could not retrieve Global Service Principal ID Error: Error: {} And when using O365 CLI, I was getting the same error trying to add … Continue reading SharePoint Online- Bad service principal breaks SharePoint Admin API Access “Global Service Principal ID Error: Error: {}” Resolved

List View Threshold with On-Premises Environments Troubleshooting- Resolved

Our team has been working on converting legacy SharePoint applications written in server side code to client side code on a newer version of SharePoint. The old environment lifted the List View Threshold to a non-default range, which the new environment did not have/support. Our goal was to have these applications respect the list view … Continue reading List View Threshold with On-Premises Environments Troubleshooting- Resolved

SharePoint Online- Create a new Home Site in an existing tenant. Spoiler- its not available yet.

This week at #MSIgnite, there has been a lot of talk about Home Sites. This was released a few months back as a PowerShell command to transform any modern communication site collection into the O365 SharePoint Online landing page for your organization. More can be read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/SharePoint-home-sites-a-landing-for-your-organization-on-the/ba-p/621933 SharePoint home sites are the landing sites … Continue reading SharePoint Online- Create a new Home Site in an existing tenant. Spoiler- its not available yet.

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) on HD/high resolution displays too small- Fixed

I recently upgraded to a larger 15" screen laptop with a HD display (3840x2160). The issue was Remote Desktop Connection Manager. I tried changing the Scaling size to 200% in each session, but then the fonts would be cut off, "scaling change the size of all items" by clicking "Let me choose one scaling level … Continue reading Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) on HD/high resolution displays too small- Fixed

Microsoft Teams cloud phone system and Skype for Business deployment

Our VoIP solution here at the office was previously Ooma. They are great, and rarely did we have issues with their service. However, we wanted to consolidate our VoIP phonelines with Skype for Business/Microsoft Teams. So here is the process of how we ported the numbers. I believe this article is unique because I do … Continue reading Microsoft Teams cloud phone system and Skype for Business deployment

Office 365- Microsoft Teams Skype Upgrade AUTOMATICALLY scheduled in 31 days from now

Admins! Be sure to log into your Microsoft Teams Admin tenants at https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/dashboard and make sure you are ready for the Skype for Business to Teams upgrade! All of your users after this time will no longer be able to use Skype for Business and must use teams. Red flag! I was setting up a … Continue reading Office 365- Microsoft Teams Skype Upgrade AUTOMATICALLY scheduled in 31 days from now

SharePoint Online max attachment and upload sizes for lists and libraries

Overview I tried finding a few good articles about upload sizes for SharePoint. I was a bit confused with old articles, new ones, One Drive for Business sync tools, classic vs modern and was unsure exactly what sizes to recommend to a client. So, I decided to do a POC with various large dummy file … Continue reading SharePoint Online max attachment and upload sizes for lists and libraries

SharePoint Online – Change the Look- Classic vs. Modern

I recently created a Microsoft Office 365 development environment via https://aka.ms/offdp I was creating an environment to do some SharePoint Modern theming (I created a new Communication Site via the modern Admin interface on my new tenant), but noticed the classic (rather the older) Change the Look interface: However, on existing client's tenants, I noticed … Continue reading SharePoint Online – Change the Look- Classic vs. Modern

Azure VM Remote Desktop error- CredSSP encryption oracle remediation

I ran into an issue where I could not Remote Desktop to my Azure VM and was getting this error: Remote Desktop Connection An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported Remote computer: 13.64.xx.xxx This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=866660 The issue was a … Continue reading Azure VM Remote Desktop error- CredSSP encryption oracle remediation

Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

I recently ran into an issue trying to delete a list over 5,000 items from SharePoint. I tried using Metalogix Content Matrix to delete the list/site, but they all were bound by the threshold. I realized I had to use PowerShell, but research lead to even this having issues deleting the list. The solution was … Continue reading Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell