Recent changes to 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Microsoft recently changed the objectives of course 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, this is unsurprising as Azure itself is so rapidly evolving the exam requirements can get out of date very quickly. Changes have also been put through to 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (which is the equivilent course for the IT Pro) and 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure…More

Set up Visual Studio Code to work on your VSTS Git Repositories

All of my day-to-day projects are using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) repositories, but recently we have been considering using Git. This is for a few reasons, but one of the big ones is the rich functionality that is provided in Visual Studio Code. Whilst at Ignite I mentioned this to one of the VSTS…More

Sending Application Insights alerts to Slack using Azure Functions

Whilst looking into the plethora of Apps and Integrations for Slack I noticed there was no integration for Microsoft Azure Application Insights, really I would like to see when an alert is triggered in a channel so looked into what I can do to get that. As Slack is such a popular tool used by…More

Using TypeScript to load modules in a Visual Studio Team Services Extension

Whilst using TypeScript to work on my Visual Studio Team Services extension, I am bringing in modules using import/require: Which compiles to the below JavaScript: But when I run the extension I get the below error in the browser’s console– Uncaught ReferenceError: define is not defined Visual Studio Team Services uses Asyncronous Module Definition (AMD) to…More

TFS.WebApi.Exception: 401 in Visual Studio Team Services Extension

Whilst creating a Visual Studio Team Services (formally Visual Studio Online) extension to work on some work items, I came across the following issue when using the REST client to get a list of work items: As I have been at this for a while, I missed an update to the manifest that defines Scopes, which…More

Microsoft Band 2 showing miles rather than kilometers

A few days ago I did a short 3km run and my Microsoft Band 2 was telling me I was running very slow; my first 400m seemed to take forever and I was running at a pace slightly faster than walking. Turns out my Band had reset its settings from kilometres back to miles. Looking…More

New year, new blog

Hello world! I have owned this blog for five years, and although I have no idea of what my intention was for it then, the intention now is to document my daily work; a reference to myself and anyone who needs it on items I don’t find answers easily on the Interwebs. Things I may need…More