Author Archives: Stephane Eyskens

About Stephane Eyskens

Office 365, Azure PaaS and SharePoint platform expert

VSTS task/extension upgrade explained

Hello, There is quite good documentation on Microsoft web sites on how to build custom tasks and custom extensions but things become a little more complicated when it comes to upgrading existing tasks and/or extensions. Since I ended up reverse … Continue reading

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DevOps – Azure API Management and VSTS, better together

Hi, Visual Studio Team Services aka VSTS is a great tool when it comes to Application Lifecycle Management, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. It is a must have tool in any DevOps organization working with Microsoft technologies (but not only). … Continue reading

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May Azure AD V1.0 endpoint be used for GDPR compliancy?

Hi, By now, everybody should have heard about GDPR. While not being a lawyer, I think I can summarize it this way: any identifiable personal information as well as sensitive personal information is subject to GDPR regulation.  This first and … Continue reading

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VSTS extension to provision Azure Active Directory Apps in an automated way

Hi, I have published an extension on the VSTS Marketplace that helps automating the deployment of Azure Active Directory Applications for business applications. The task comes with several built-in templates that cover most of the topologies.  It helps dealing with: … Continue reading

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Controlling Azure Costs with proper tagging and the billing APIs

Hi, At the time of writing this blog post, it is hard to be entirely satisfied with the existing Azure cost control solutions such as Cloudyn or the Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights Power BI app, should you envision a very … Continue reading

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Build the ultimate chatbot

Hi, For this episode, I have created another chatbot that is aimed at helping factory workers to intervene on machines whenever they encounter operating problems. This factory comes with a specific jargon and workers are surrounded by permanent noise which … Continue reading

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Cognitive Services Episode 8 – Leveraging speech services with chatbots

Hi, Now that we built a chatbot using most of the NLP-related APIs and that we saw how to categorize incidents based on end users screenshots thanks to the custom vision service, it’s time to see how to add speech to this bot! … Continue reading

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