Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

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

#DevHack: Configuring domains for your branches on Vercel

November 21, 2020

To prepare my new online store’s release for selling personalizable bike stickers called: Pimp Your Own Bike. I wanted to make sure that I could test out my website before merging it to the main branch. Using a predefined custom domain would be the easiest way. Highlighting my environments On Azure, I would typically use slots on the web app.

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#DevHack: Getting some clarity in your site analytics

November 17, 2020

This weekend I discovered a cool new tool from Microsoft called Clarity. The tool allows you to understand how users interact with your website. It can do this by using Google Analytics integration and features like session replays and heatmaps. Info https://clarity.microsoft.com/ I was not looking for such a tool.

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#DevHack: Dynamic manifests for Progressive Web App aka PWA

October 28, 2020

In the previous #DevHack, I told you how to use deep links in your PWA for Microsoft Teams. This approach I currently implemented in one of my proof of concepts. Another functionality that my POC needed to have is to have dynamic manifest creating for the PWA. Info #DevHack: Deep linking to Microsoft Teams in Android and iOS In this #DevHack, I will tell you how you can make it possible to get dynamic manifests for your PWA using Azure Static Web Apps and Azure Functions.

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Running the CollabDays Benelux event on Azure Static Web App

October 25, 2020

This article recaps the CollabDays Benelux event that BIWUG and DIWUG organized together and happened on the 24th of October. We held the event virtually due to Covid-19, like most of the events in 2020. We decided that we wanted to do this as a virtual event together around May/June timeframe to make sure we could let it happen.

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#DevHack: Deep linking to Microsoft Teams in Android and iOS

October 21, 2020

This week #DevHack is about opening Microsoft Teams deep links from your solution/app. For a new proof of concept, I wanted to open a chat/app from my PWA app quickly. Luckily Microsoft Teams supports this with their deep links functionality. Info Read more about Microsoft Teams deep links here: deep links documentation In the documentation, it states that you must use the https://teams.

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What is the right approach to cache data in your solution?

October 15, 2020

We all want to be the fastest. We all want to make sure our apps outperform others, but what do you need to do for it? In this article, I will explain what the best approach is to cache your solutions. Important When building on top of a platform like SharePoint, you will always have to deal with the fact that you cannot be faster than the platform itself.

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