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This blog was created for sharing knowledge for Microsoft Developers and Microsoft Certified Trainers about Office 365, Azure, SharePoint and .Net.

Connect an Azure Web App to an Existing Virtual Network

Hi Readers,

Teaching a Azure Workshop to prepare my students for the 70-533, 70-532 and 70-534 exams in just 9 days. Bootcamp style!!!

One of my students asked me if we could associate and Azure Web App to an Existing Virtual Network. So, if I'm going to prep a demo for tomorrow, let's just write a blog post about it and share this with all the community!!!

While you cannot place the Azure Web App in the Azure Virtual Network, this feature provides access to resources running in the Azure Virtual Network to the Azure Web App. This will allow for example that your Azure Web App can access REST end Points, SQL Server Virtual Machines and even other resources available on-premise if you configure a Site-to-site VPN between you Azure Virtual Network and your on-premise location. There is a small catch, this only works with Standard or Premium Azure Web Apps tiers.

To configure this, the first step that you must take is under your Azure Web App, select the "Networking" option, this will open a new blade. Under this new blade we should select "Setup".

 

After this step, we just need to choose what is the Azure Virtual Network that we want to associate our Azure Web App.

Note: The Azure Virtual Network that we will select must have an Azure Virtual Network Gateway configured in order to be possible to make this association.

It should take a few minutes and after that you have your Azure Web App integrated with your Azure Virtual Network.

Thanks for the question of my student Joe Gough. With his great question, I had the idea to write this great blog post!

Microsoft Planner – Assign multiple users to a task

Since the 3rd of April, 2017 it's possible to assign more than one user to a specific task. This was a feature that many companies and professionals were waiting for in Microsoft Planner. Planner is a great tool, love it, but the lack of this feature was keeping me away because in most scenarios that I work on I really need to have more than one user assign to one task. Also, some of my customer have the same need, but starting now I can start to implement Microsoft Planner in many customers. Good times ahead!

 

This feature was the most request feature in User Voice. If you find that Microsoft Planner is missing some features, please review if someone already add then to User Voice and vote for then, if you can't find then on User Voice, add then yourself! Just go to https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum

Are you using Microsoft Planner?

I will speak at Office 365 Engage

I'm pleased to announced that I have been select to deliver 1 workshop and 3 sessions at the Office 365 Engage event. This event will take place at Haarlem, The Netherlands from 19th to 22th of June, with the 18th reserved for Workshops.

Workshop: Introduction to Microsoft Azure to Developers

In this workshop students, will learn the core skills about Microsoft Azure for Developers. We will check some of the main services like App Services, SQL Database, Azure AD and Storage.

Topics covered during the workshop:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure and Cloud Solutions
  • Resource Groups
  • Microsoft Azure App Services
  • Microsoft SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure Storage
  • Create Identity Solutions with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD)

   

Bring your own device to have a hands-on experience during the workshop.

 

Session: Supercharge your applications with the Microsoft Graph API

When creating line of business applications, we always need data from several sources. This is no different in a cloud world, but instead of creating different services, that are accessed in different ways, we can leverage the power of the Microsoft Graph API to get data from Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services in a quick, easy and integrated way.

In this session, we will check how easy is to get data using the Microsoft Graph API to your application, like for example files from OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, list data from SharePoint, schedule a new event in a user agenda, etc… This is a very demo depended session where, we will create an application integrated with data from Azure AD and Office 365.

 

Session: WebHooks in Microsoft SharePoint Do it Like a Ninja!

In the old days, SharePoint Event Receiver were the main choice when it comes to create customizations that needed to react to specific events happening in the Server-Side.

With Office 365 Microsoft developed Remote Event Receivers, that allowed developers to create similar experiences in SharePoint Online to on-premises SharePoint Solutions. In an effort to embrace industry standards, Microsoft supports now WebHooks in SharePoint.

In this session, we will check WebHooks and how can we start to integrate then in your SharePoint developments. We will also introduce how to use it with Azure Notification Hub and make some push notifications you a client application.

 

Session: Microsoft Certifications - From Zero to Certified!!!

In this session, we will explain all Microsoft certifications and share some cool tips on how to get from zero to a Microsoft Certified Professional. We will check all MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, ... certifications but also the MOS and MTA Certifications that have a very special and important place in the certification world. In the second part of the session we will have an open discussion about the benefits of being a Microsoft Certified Professional and how your career will benefit from it.

 

You can find more information and register on the conference website: https://office365engage.com/

Use to following code SPRTC479 in order to get 10% off discount.

See you in Haarlem?

 

Microsoft Teams hits GA


Microsoft just released Microsoft Teams to all Office 365 tenants. Microsoft Teams is available in 181 countries and in 19 languages to customers with Office 365 Enterprise or Business plans.

Office 365 currently have around 85 million active customers that now can use Microsoft Teams to empower communication trough a new chat-based workspace.


What is Microsoft Teams?



Microsoft Teams is the new chat-based tool in Office 365. Microsoft Teams gives a brand new experience bringing people, conversations and content all together. Microsoft Teams is built on four core promises:

A chat infrastructure for today’s teams

Microsoft Teams bring a state of the art chat experience to modern teams. With Teams we get threaded and persistent chat to keep all team members updated regarding the team discussions. In GA Microsoft Teams is possible to do audio and video calling on the Android App. This feature is schedule to be available shortly in the IOS and Windows Mobile App. Now is more easy to add email conversations to the conversation under Teams, you can just email to a channel!!! 


Hub for teamwork

Teams today not only use chat but need to share documents have a quick voice of video call and even share some documents and emails directly on the chat system. It's now possible to Share documents and emails in the teams chat. Documents are still manage by SharePoint. You can add Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Power BI workloads into Teams.


Customize Options

Not all teams work in the same way and the chat system should be able to customize to the way teams work. You can customize the team workspace with tabs, connectors and bots. You can integrate today you Team workspace with other systems like Visual Studio Team Services, SAP, Trello, ...  You can also use one of the many bots available now and you can also build your own bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework in order to accomplish your needs.

Security and Compliance

Usually teams share Highly confidential information that should not be release to the public or competition. Microsoft Teams supports global standards like SOC 1, SOC 2, EU Model Clauses, ISO27001 and HIPAA. Microsoft also added for GA audit log search, eDiscovery and legal hold.


To learn more about Microsoft Teams and how it works, join the Ask Us Anything session on the Microsoft Tech Community on March 22nd at 9:00 am (UTC-7).

Start using Microsoft Team today at: https://teams.microsoft.com/start

You can find more information on the following Microsoft Teams team posts: