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Using GenAI – Meeting Minutes Service

Using GenAI – Meeting Minutes Service

In one of my last blog post I outlined the use case of generating meeting minutes from a meeting protocol. Furthermore, I have shown how I tested my concept in a simple way and then designed a solution. For the sake of simplicity, I have not yet explained the technical part of creating the meeting minutes. This means, I will share this time more details about my Meeting Minutes API in Microsoft Azure with you. Before I start, I select…

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Amazon S3 Bucket (Independent Publisher)

Amazon S3 Bucket (Independent Publisher)

Using AWS S3 buckets from Microsoft Power Platform is limited when you use standard connectors. In other words, you can list buckets and read the content of objects. But you can’t move your data to an AWS S3 bucket with the standard connector. So, what can I do? Right, a custom connector for AWS S3 is the solution. But my journey to a working connector was not so easy as expected. In other words, I faced challenges and solved a…

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JSON Pivoting in Power Automate

JSON Pivoting in Power Automate

Transforming objects in Power Automate is mostly a challenge. Here is an example for you. Let’s imagine, I want to convert a JSON array of key-value pairs into an object in my Power Automate Flow. Correct, I want some kind of pivoting. In detail, here is my JSON array which I want to pivot: The result should be a single object: Ok, let’s start. JSON Array pivot into an Object as Power Automate Flow First, I’m creating a new Power…

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Using GenAI – Generate my Meeting Minutes!

Using GenAI – Generate my Meeting Minutes!

Today I will share another example where I utilize Generative AI with you. Although the story is explained quite quickly. Documenting meeting minutes can be a tedious task, especially when I am an active participant. However, the outcome of the meeting is crucial as I need to share the action items and results with my colleagues. What if I had a buddy who could do this task for me? Right, I use my Generative AI for this. In other words,…

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Power Platform – Trigger Environment Activity

Power Platform – Trigger Environment Activity

You know the story, sometimes other things are more important and you forget to clean up. What happen is, after a while you get an email from Microsoft. Right, this email reminds you about the automated cleanup of my inactive Power Platform environments. This is good, because it helps to reduce unneeded resources. I got this email from one of my Demo Environments: In detail, I use this Dataverse Environment to simulate Application Lifecycle Management for Power Platform. In this…

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Add documents to Azure Cognitive Search with Power Automate

Add documents to Azure Cognitive Search with Power Automate

Last time I explained, how I added a data source to Azure Open AI by using Azure Cognitive Search (read more). This was strait forward because I uploaded my documents directly to my Azure Blob Storage. Furthermore, Azure Blob storage is a supported data source for Azure Cognitive Search. Now, the question arises: How can I streamline this process? How can I automatically upload new documents to Azure Cognitive Search? In detail, I aim to automate the storage of new…

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Logging in Custom Connector Code

Logging in Custom Connector Code

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to a new feature that addresses a common challenge faced by both Citizen Developers and Pro Developers. Yes, you guessed it – we’re delving into the world of creating custom connectors. But I’m not talking about the usual tasks like setting up requests, responses, or authentication. No, the real test comes when we venture into coding within our custom connectors.See more here at Microsoft Docs: Write code in my custom connector. Moreover, there’s a…

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Authorize from Swagger UI

Authorize from Swagger UI

Authorization is a must for APIs, there is no question about that! On the other hand, development and testing becomes more difficult. So I’d like to introduce you to the feature “Authorize” in Swagger UI that I recently discovered. I have to say, I’m impressed! As a developer, I often use Swagger UI to test my APIs, but I’ve always struggle when it comes to authentication. In the past, I couldn’t test my API in Swagger UI because authentication was…

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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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Build a Microservice for Power Platform

Build a Microservice for Power Platform

Building microservices instead of a monolithic system is state of the art. These also apply to Power Platform, PowerApps, and Power Automated Flows. You don’t have to solve every problem with the same technology! In other words, sometimes it’s better to build a microservice for Power Platform to improve your apps and flows. This is especially true if your PowerApps or Power Automated Flows require additional power in terms of speed or functionality for a certain data processing. Here, one…

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