Author Archives: Stephane Eyskens

About Stephane Eyskens

Office 365, Azure PaaS and SharePoint platform expert

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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DevOps – Using Azure MSI with VSTS – step by step

Hi, [Update] In the meantime, I have created a free VSTS task that does all what’s explained below. Microsoft recently announced Azure Managed Service Identity (MSI) which in a nutshell, is a way to avoid storing credentials in code or in locations such … Continue reading

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DevOps trick – Provision Azure Active Directory Apps in a highly controlled way – step by step

Hi, [Update] In the meantime, I created a free VSTS marketplace extension that does all what’s explained below and even more. Recently, I wrote a short blog post on how to provision Azure Active Directory (AAD) Apps in a highly controlled way, so … Continue reading

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DevOps trick – Provision Azure Active Directory Apps in a highly controlled way

Hi, [Update] In the meantime, I created a free VSTS marketplace extension that does all what’s explained below and even more Besides promoting a new collaboration mindset between development & operations, DevOps’ primary goal is to use tooling in order … Continue reading

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