Authentication of Microsoft Teams MessageCards actions in your API

Being able to create Message Cards or Actionable Messages in Microsoft Teams via a Logic App or an Azure Function is great. Especially if you can use this to invoke logic on your API and update the message in the Teams channel. However, you don't want everyone to invoke a management API endpoint you've exposed to ‘do stuff’ in your cloud environment. Normally, you'd want to authenticate if the user pressing the button (read: invoking the endpoint). Read more →

Update your Microsoft Teams notifications via an Azure Function

In my latest post, I've shown you how you can use Azure Functions in your Microsoft Teams flow to handle errors in your environment. This stuff works great in a couple of projects I've worked on, but what would be even more awesome is to reply to a message in Teams when an action has completed after a button is pressed. Well, replying & modifying the original message with a status update is quite possible and I'll show you how in this post. Read more →

Doing your DevOps stuff with Azure Functions instead of Logic Apps

So, a couple of weeks back I wrote about leveraging the power of Logic Apps to retrieve Alerts from within your Azure ecosystem and send them to Microsoft Teams. This works great and a fellow Azure MVP, Tom Kerkhove, has enhanced the Logic Apps Template when handling Azure Monitor events.I'm starting to become a pretty big van of Logic Apps, but there are some (obvious) downsides to it. First, they live inside your Azure Portal. Read more →

DevOps easier with Logic Apps and Teams

I've written about empowering your Teams with Azure Functions a while back, but this isn't the only way to create value. You can also use Azure Logic Apps. Logic Apps are a way to express powerful integrations with (several different) systems in a visual workflow based way. It has a lot of similarities with other (Microsoft) workflow systems from the past, so it should strike very familiar to most (Enterprise) developers. Read more →

Using Azure Functions to empower your Teams

In today's world we're receiving an enormous amount of e-mail. A lot of the e-mail I'm receiving during the day (and night) is about errors happening in our cloud environment and sometimes someone needs to follow up on this. At the moment this is a real pain because there's a lot of false-positives in those e-mails due to the lack of configuration and possibilities in our monitoring software. The amount of e-mails is so painful, most of us have created email rules so these monitoring emails ‘go away’ and we only check them once per day. Read more →