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Max Melcher

2 minute read

Transcript with Powershell Parameters

In my current project we provision large and complex Azure environments, subscriptions VMs, networking permissions and all that. Some of the scripts have many many parameters - so in a month it would be nice to see how the script were started and with what parameters. With the cmdlet start-transcript you get all the information what happens in the script as a nice log file. But unfortunately the parameters that were used to start the script are not in there. In this post, I show you how to easily add them to the transcript!

Max Melcher

2 minute read

Azure Multi-Tenant Apps - the easy way

As you can see in the gif above, I created a very simple customization for a specific usecase: My users created deep folder hierarchies (of course I told them not to!) with very descriptive names (metadata!) - and if they navigate deep deep inside, they have to use the tiny scrollbar on the left. And once they navigate, the scroll position is gone. Bummer! Even the enabled tree view did not help. Let’s improve that!

Max Melcher

5 minute read

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After over 6 years and 185 blog posts its time to leave Wordpress as a blogging platform and move on to Hugo. This move is not because I had to, but in the past I replaced many of the services I used to managed services (I am looking at you, Office 365!) - and this tiny blog is the only reason I have to maintain a, most of the time, outdated linux VM with a fully fledged nginx, a slow and certainly unsecured MySql database and what not - for a blog… that does not feel right.

Max Melcher

3 minute read

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There is something cool coming up! But who could explain it better than Jeff Teper? You heard him right – a full day training, deep dive, one topic – for free! Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamps around the world: Please join Microsoft MVPs Stefano Tempesta and Max Melcher for an all-day workshop in Microsoft Teams and Azure Bot Framework development! To be successful in this workshop, you should have a general understanding of Office 365 and an ability to code in JavaScript/.

Max Melcher

4 minute read

Wow, it’s been a while since I last blogged – and here comes a tiny helper to upload one or more CSV file to a SharePoint Online list. I think its the best documented script I ever created…!!! The script The following script checks a folder for files – and opens them. Then each line will be uploaded to the specified SharePoint list defined by the provided mapping. The mapping is kinda straight forward.

Max Melcher

4 minute read

It was winter, dark and cold outside, maybe rainy – something must have been really odd – because I started to build something physically, my very first hardware project – a magic mirror. And having two left hands I am trying to avoid as much as I can to build things outside of Visual Studio if you know what I mean… and it was July.   Magic Mirror – the idea taken from https://www.

Max Melcher

4 minute read

Recently I created lots of SharePoint provider hosted apps for several customers – most of them very simple apps to register a remote event receiver or send emails. But a few of them were complex business apps that used the integration options for SharePoint but stood almost separately as websites running on Azure. The first apps we created had the name .azurewebsites.net – and for some customers that looked so odd that they opened tickets and asked for confirmation if the apps are legit.