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Tobias Zimmergren

Tobias Zimmergren

Hi, I'm Tobias. I am a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint and I use this site to share my thoughts on tech with you on topics like SharePoint, Office 365, Azure and general web development.

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 005 - Microsoft Teams with Maarten Eekels

Note. This episode was recorded 2016-12-08.

I’m catching up with Maarten Eekels on Microsoft Teams. As of this post, Microsoft Teams has been released in General Availability. As of the recording, it was still in a preview.

Episode Guest, Maarten Eekels

Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels is Microsoft MVP and CTO

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0 Comments 25 March 2017
Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 004 - SharePoint 2016 and the BI workloads with John White

In this episode I'm having a fun chat with John P. White about the BI workloads in SharePoint 2016. Check it out!

Episode Guest, John P. White

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of UnlimitedViz, the makers of tyGraph. He holds a Master’s degree in

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0 Comments 03 March 2017
Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 003 - Trevor Seward on Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016

I'm happy to announce the third episode of Rencore Tech Talks. I caught up at the Global MVP Summit back in November with Trevor Seward and discussed some of his favorite things with Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016. Check it out.

Episode Guest, Trevor Seward

Trevor Seward is a

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0 Comments 22 February 2017
Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 002 - Sahil Malik on Cross Platform Development in the Enterprise

I'm happy to announce the second episode of Rencore Tech Talks. In these shows I'll be touching base with industry experts, the broader community and various companies in the sector.

Episode Guest, Sahil Malik

Joining me in this episode is Sahil Malik, a Microsoft MVP, and founder and principal at

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0 Comments 16 February 2017
Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 001 - Talking with Maarten Eekels about News in Office 365 Groups

I'm happy to announce the first episode of a series called Rencore Tech Talks. In these shows I'll be touching base with industry experts, the broader community and various companies in the sector.

The first episode is finally published, so check it out and follow the link in the end

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0 Comments 02 February 2017
Getting the instance id of a running Azure Function with ExecutionContext.InvocationId

Recently I had a discussion about Azure Functions, the pros and cons, and running multiple instances of batch processing simultaneously.

One of the immediate questions that came up in that discussion was; In the built-in logs you see in the streaming log service or in the log console, how do

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0 Comments 01 December 2016
Reuse your C# Script (csx) code in multiple Azure Functions

Azure Functions hit GA (General Availability) recently. A big milestone for the Azure Functions team, and I'm happy to see that it's finally out of Preview.

Lately I've been working a lot with various parts of Azure to find the best fit for various busines cases. Functions has been one

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0 Comments 01 December 2016
Azure Storage REST API: Authenticate with C#

In one of my projects where I've been refactoring a traditional .NET project into a .NET Core project, I used the Azure Storage nugets. As of this posting, the current version of the NuGet supports .NET Core which is awesome - but the dependencies doesn't.

Why is this a problem?

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0 Comments 01 November 2016
Using appsettings.json instead of web.config in .NET Core projects

Recently I was in a discussion with an acquaintance about transforming their projects into .NET Core from their full .NET applications. Some of these apps have a few core helpers, including the very common requirement to read from config files. Most notably it's the web.config or app.config. In

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0 Comments 01 November 2016
Running Unit Tests for your .NET Core projects in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

One of the challenges I was looking to solve recently was running builds in VSTS for .NET Core, and then run any C# unit tests I had in dotnet core. This is pretty straight forward once you've figured out how - so this post is a short one, aiming to

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0 Comments 01 November 2016