Microsoft Teams notifications without message preview in Python

Since a couple of months I’ve been using Microsoft Teams as my daily driver. This means that I’m fully migrated from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. One of the things I’m missing is notifications without the content of the message. (also called message preview) Especially when I’m presenting my screen during a meeting, I don’t want the meeting participants to read my Teams messages. Disabling notifications and relying on the taskbar icon didn’t work for me, as I’ve missed several messages per week. In this post, I’ll show you how I used Python to create a toast message when I get a new message from Teams. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams notifications without message preview in Python”

Passed the TOGAF 9 Certified exams!

This morning I passed both the TOGAF 9 Part 1 & Part 2 to become TOGAF Certified! According to TOGAF, this “is to provide validation that, in addition to the knowledge and comprehension of TOGAF 9 Foundation, the Candidate is able to analyze and apply this knowledge”. As I’ve spent a large amount of effort and time into this, I’m really happy with this result! Read this post if you want to learn more about TOGAF and taking the exam.

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Passed Microsoft AZ-102: Azure Administrator Cert Transition exam

This year already started great for me by passing the AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition exam! This transition exam is based on content from the AZ-100 and AZ-101 exams. In this blog post, I will share some tips that really helped me passing the exam.

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Configuring the new Home Assistant Hass.io 64-bit image on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

My last blog post was all about getting Hass.io (or HassIO) installed on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. This guide starts right where we left off: configuring Home Assistant to work with the configuration files we already have from Home Assistant running on Raspbian. Below are the steps I took in a nutshell.

  • Install and open the Configurator Add-on on Hass.io to make sure you can always open the web UI to change your configurations.
  • Create a snapshot so you can always go back to this point in time.
  • Cut/paste the BaseURL and SSL settings from the configuration.yaml on your old Pi to the new configuration.yaml on your new Pi by using the Configurator add-on. Make sure that you have an SSH session open to the old Pi on the IP address of the old Pi, so you can still copy/paste the contents of various configurations. Also stop the Home Assistant service on your old Raspberry Pi and change any port forwarding rules in your firewall or DNS settings. (Depending on your old setup)
  • Got your Home Assistant ready under the original URL? Create a new snapshot, just to be sure.
  • Start copying the contents of your configuration.yaml and other relevant YAML configurations by grabbing it from SSH and pasting it in the Configurator Add-on. I was surprised to see that all the modules I’ve used before on Raspbian are working fine on Hass.io! So don’t worry too much about that.
  • Go to your Hass.io URL and confirm the dashboard is back to where it was before.

Let me know if this guide helped you out!

Cheers!