How to get the high-trust/PHA issuer ID from central admin

Sometimes you need to get the IssuerID from CA AFTER it was configured and the admin’s lose the ID. 1)      Run Get-SPTrustedSecurityTokenIssuer     2)      Make sure you are looking at the correct name (red arrow) 3)      The IssuerID is the first part of the name (before the @ symbol)  

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Emic 2 Text-to-Speech with Windows 10 IoT

What’s a robot that cannot talk?! Actually text-to-speech is very useful for almost any project. The Parallax Emic 2 is a great device that can give your project speech! This post is based on the 10.0.10586 IoT build, please make sure you are on that build or greater. The Pi has a few serial ports,…

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Consuming data/Azure from Raspberry PI and Windows 10 IoT

Windows 10 IoT is relatively new, and it is based on the Windows Universal platform. That said, it makes normal developer things we do slightly “different” as this uses different APIs and libraries than we are used to. For example, on a normal .net system we can use the QueueClient in azure; on a Universal…

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Windows 10 IoT web server login and password?

I love robotics, I am not ashamed to admit that! I love Azure and tying old robots to the service bus and making them do all sorts of awesome things! So for me it has always been what can the microcontroller do vs. the computer connected to it? Normally I would use a small laptop…

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SharePoint High Trust Add-In Provider Hosted Quick Start/Walkthrough

So you want to setup a Provider Hosted SharePoint Add-In quickly?! Follow these 7 steps! Step 1: Go to the IIS where your SharePoint is running, open IIS and open Server Certificates.   Step 2: On the upper right, select “Create Self-Signed Certificate”   Step 3: Enter “PHACert” as the friendly name, “Personal” is fine…

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POST to WebAPI from a SharePoint Workflow

There seems to be a good amount of information on consuming RESTful services in SharePoint workflow, but there are limited articles on POST. In this article I will show you how to POST a complex object to WebAPI. I say “complex” but it is really just a data class, WebAPI only wants one parameter on…

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SharePoint Infrastructure as Code

On a recent project, a developer was having many issues in migrating a cloud CAM application to on-premises SharePoint. One would ask why go from cloud to on-prem, the answer is Government; but that is a different story! When writing enterprise applications with multiple people on a project team, it is very important to be…

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Passing parameters from a workflow email to a provider hosted app

On a recent project, we had a need to redirect a user from a workflow email to a provider hosted SharePoint application. The scenario is that as the workflow runs it pace (emailing people etc.), we might want one of the steps to be editing the data in a provider hosted or CAM (cloud application…

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Hello World!

Hello World! As I am new to Microsoft, I thought it befitting to write my first MSDN blog entry as a “Hello World” app! For a simple introduction, my name is Dan Biscup and I have been writing applications my whole life. I started off in 5th grade writing applications on an Atari 64xe. All…

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