Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Ringing the doorbell on your Sonos speakers

May 27, 2020

Ringing your doorbell on your Sonos speakers Ding dong!!! Earlier this week, I changed my old doorbell to the Eufy video doorbell. When it arrived and wanted to install it, I found out that my current wiring with the intercom system was not supported. Luckily the doorbell has a battery, so instead of running on power coming from the old wires, it will run on the battery for six months.

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Things which only happen just before you are about to release

May 4, 2020

Hey team, are we ready to release? Yes, push the button and ship it. Why are all our tests failing? Why are our builds crashing? Why can I not access our services? Sounds familiar? It seems to be a common issue when you are just about to release your solution/project/product/…

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How to use Cypress to test your SharePoint solution with an Azure AD-secured API

April 17, 2020

How to use Cypress to test your SharePoint solution with an Azure AD-secured API In January 2020, I explained my approach to how you can make use of Cypress to test out your SharePoint solutions. Cypress is great to use and simple to configure. I like the capability of running individual tests on your local machine to verify if the solution is still working as expected once you implemented changes, and do full runs after nightly builds.

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DIY: Building a busy light to show your Microsoft Teams presence

April 8, 2020

For many of us, working from home is mandatory these days. For me, nothing major changed. I was already used to work from home since I joined Valo 2,5 years ago. One thing that has changed is that my children are now at home while I am working. Luckily I was prepared for it (I thought).

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