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

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

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

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

Using Visual Studio Team Services build tasks for Linux over SSH

We use Visual Studio Team Services for source code on a LAMP stack Azure VM. When deploying via VS TS and copying the files over SSH through VS TS, I had a few challenges to automate the build/deployment process. Here is how I set things up. Check your files into source control (PHP files, web … Continue reading Using Visual Studio Team Services build tasks for Linux over SSH

Search Result preview images in SharePoint Online

SharePoint search results OOTB do not display image previews until you hover. We wanted to have a baseball card type approach to display certain items. Here is an unfinished example of the results displayed as cards with image previews and the OOTB hover panel: Make sure the site is a publishing portal and publishing features … Continue reading Search Result preview images in SharePoint Online

Azure VM PowerShell audit VHD disk information

I was having trouble getting a list of VHDs that are in use by my Azure VMs for OS and Data disks. I wanted to list them in a single line CSV to audit each VMs configuration. The issue was I had 3 commands with different objects: Get-AzureVM Get-AzureOSDisk Get-AzureDataDisk I wanted each output on … Continue reading Azure VM PowerShell audit VHD disk information

Running MS Office Demo VMs in Azure

UPDATE: If you are a MS employee, Visit https://demomonkey.cloudapp.net/. There is a complete Azure VM deployment script for this in your Azure subscription. I had limited success getting this to work on my own. If you have used the Microsoft Office Demos website Office 365 environment, you know it's quite handy for client demos. It … Continue reading Running MS Office Demo VMs in Azure