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Setup GitHub Codespace for AWS Development

Setup GitHub Codespace for AWS Development

I recently came across a new way to write and create source code. I had been looking for an alternative because my computer didn’t have the necessary administrative privileges to install software and the resources available on it were also limited. In detail, I had no Git for source code management, no Docker Runtime, no AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and no AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). In other words, I was lost, but I discovered GitHub Codespaces….

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Amazon Q – Single Sign-On with Microsoft Entra ID

Amazon Q – Single Sign-On with Microsoft Entra ID

Creating a new Amazon Expert Q for Business application was straight forward. I wrote about this in my last blog post. You have seen, I uploaded documents from my local folder directly in Amazon Q. Afterwards, Amazon Q indexed my documents and automatically created a search index. Finally, I tested Amazon Q in the web experience preview. Great job so far! Today, I’ll deploy the web application and configure my Microsoft Azure tenant to act as the identity provider. I…

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Amazon Q!

Amazon Q!

Amazon Q is the new star at AWS Cloud. No, no it is not only another AI powered chatbot! First, Q comes across in two flavors. As Amazon Q (For AWS Builder Use), Q is your smart AI buddy for AWS which assist you with understanding, creating, expanding, and managing AWS applications. Well, this is like a built-in copilot for AWS. But wait, there is much more than that! Amazon Q is also made for business. As Amazon Q (For…

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AWS Single Sign-On with Microsoft Entra ID

AWS Single Sign-On with Microsoft Entra ID

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a great thing! It simplifies my life in more ways than one. With SSO, I only need one username and password from my Microsoft account to access multiple websites and apps. This is making my online experience easier and more secure. It also saves me from password fatigue and streamlines the management of my accounts. The benefits are huge, but how can I setup Single Sign-On for my AWS accounts? In other words, I want also…

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Automated Repository Setup for GitHub

Automated Repository Setup for GitHub

I can’t say this often enough, I love to automate manual repetitive tasks. An automated process save time and reduces mistakes. For that reason, I want to share a new example with you. Moreover, I use the Microsoft Power Platform together with AWS cloud in perfect harmony. So here is the story: some days ago, I stumbled upon a terraforming process for new AWS Accounts. The initial idea was, to prepare reusable and preconfigured building blocks. In other words, my…

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Development with AWS Cloud9

Development with AWS Cloud9

I write code wherever I am. This is too good to be true, isn’t it? So, all I need is a browser and a development environment. I could use an Azure Virtual Machine with remote desktop, but mostly there can be limitations on a local machine to do this. However, I discovered recently AWS Cloud9 in a workshop and was surprised in a positive way. The AWS offering says that AWS Cloud9 provides numerous benefits for developers. It allows you…

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Adding GitHub Reviewers with Power Automate

Adding GitHub Reviewers with Power Automate

As a software developer or a team lead, you know the importance of code reviews in ensuring the quality and maintainability of your codebase. However, managing and assigning reviewers for your GitHub pull requests can be a time-consuming and tedious task, especially if you have a large team or multiple projects to manage. In addition, assigning reviewers by policy is not always sufficient, and manually assigning special reviewers does not scale. That’s why I want to introduce you to Power…

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Analyse your Dynamics Data in AWS

Analyse your Dynamics Data in AWS

In this post, I’ll show you how you can use AWS Cloud to analyze your Dynamics data. As you may know, Dynamics data captures important information about your customer interactions, sales, and other key business processes. Furthermore, analyzing this data can provide valuable insights into operational efficiency, customer behavior, and business performance. Before diving into how to bring Dynamics data into AWS, it’s important to understand why you might want to do so. After all, Microsoft already offers tools like…

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Virtual Tables in Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Virtual Tables in Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Playing around with virtual tables made me aware, that this technology is amazing to integrate foreign data into Dataverse. But what is with Dataverse for Microsoft Teams? Can I also setup virtual tables in these environments? Furthermore, setting up virtual tables in Dataverse for Microsoft Teams seems impossible. This is because, you have no option to access the Advanced Setup like in a real Dataverse: Yes, this is because the Advanced Setup is based on the classic CRM interface. And…

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AWS DynamoDB as Virtual Table with CRUD in Dataverse – Part 2

AWS DynamoDB as Virtual Table with CRUD in Dataverse – Part 2

AWS DynamoDB as Virtual Table in Dataverse sounds initially impossible, but it isn’t. The key is to set up an OData service with CRUD functionality. Today I show you how I apply full read and write access from Dataverse to my AWS Data. To shorten a long story, firstly I setup a DynamoDB table as database in AWS. Secondly, I attach this database to my serverless AWS Lambda function, which host my OData API service. Afterwards, I implement create, read,…

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