How to Pass Parameters into a PowerApp

How to Pass Parameters into a PowerApp – SharePoint MMMan

[G]et parameters from outside into a PowerApp, and surprisingly this is really not well documented, but actually really quite easy to do.

MP3 to WAV via ffmpeg.exe in AzureFunctions, for PowerApps and Flow

MP3 to WAV via ffmpeg.exe in AzureFunctions, for PowerApps and Flow

  • PowerApps Microphone control records MP3 files
  • Cognitive Speech to Text wants to turn WAV files into JSON
  • Even with Flow, we can’t convert the audio file formats.
  • We need an Azure Function to gluethis one step
  • After a bit of research, it looks like FFMPEG, a popular free utility can be used to do the conversion

Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren’t even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do in response.

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – eaquos – Building SharePoint Online Intranet for IDRC

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – Aequos – Building SharePoint Intranet for IDRC

In this SharePoint PnP Partner Story, we’ll have a closer look on the PnP Intranet Starter kit and how aequos built an Intranet for IDRC based on this solution. PnP Intranet Starter kit is a modern open source intranet solution for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online.

The Enduring Legacy of Zork – MIT Technology Review

The Enduring Legacy of Zork – MIT Technology Review

Zork creator Dave Lebling created this hand-drawn map of the game’s “Great Underground Empire” in the late 1970s. The GUE, as it was known, was full of interesting things to explore, including an ancient temple, a volcano, and a wizard’s workshop.

Power BI & SharePoint with realtime refresh 

Power BI & SharePoint with realtime refresh

Microsoft Power BI provides a powerful way to visualise SharePoint data and build reports and dashboards on SharePoint lists and libraries. With the introduction of a Power BI web part (and the embed code) we can now also integrate these Power BI assets in our SharePoint sites.

Horrorfilme: Die Hölle sind wir

Horrorfilme sind nicht nur die übliche Wiederkehr des Verdrängten, sie sind auch eine – sollen wir sagen perverse, auf jeden Fall obskure – Art der Trauerarbeit, was bei Meistern des Genres so pervers und so obskur nicht ist. Und sie sind Ausdruck eines Zorns, der keinen Gegenstand findet. Das eigentliche Monster in allen Horrorfilmen ist immer die Normalität: Es ist die Unfähigkeit zu trauern. Die Verdrängung des Abschieds. Im modernen Horrorfilm muss so viel gelitten und gestorben werden, weil man im realen Leben vom Leiden und vom Sterben so wenig sehen darf.

Quelle: Horrorfilme: Die Hölle sind wir, Georg Seeßlen

Automatically setting Cache-Control for Azure Storage Blobs via Azure Functions

Automatically setting Cache-Control for Azure Storage Blobs via Azure Functions

I’m storing my blog’s images in Azure storage and serve them via Azure CDN for a better performance. However, the images didn’t have a Cache-Control header so far, so they wouldn’t get cached as much / as long as I wanted to. And while setting the CacheControl property on my Azure Storage blobs manually is possible, I didn’t want to do that, but rather have it automated. Azure and automation? Functions to the rescue!

OAPEN Library – Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling

[A]s the product of constantly shifting creative, industrial, and reception practices, the authors in this volume dissect individual moments of crisis, of discovery, and of inspiration that collectively inform the development of transmedia storytelling as a media-industrial practice. In other words, these essays illustrate that “Star Wars” and “transmedia storytelling” must be understood as complex and contradictory terms that are undergoing constant redefinition […] As tempting as it has been to dismiss Star Wars as the top-down expression of cultural and economic power, the many chapters in this book illustrate above all that its rich history results neither from some capitalist master plan nor from the creative genius of any one creative figure. While it may seem as though transmedia franchises such as Star Wars have become all-powerful entertainment empires, these analyses of key moments show how precarious, unpredictable, and strangely unstable the Star Wars storyworld has truly been.

OAPEN Library – Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling