Jean-Paul van Ravensberg

Passed AZ-300 - My take on the new Microsoft exams

This morning I passed the AZ-300 exam. To be honest, I was confident that I failed the exam. Especially because I ran out of time with only 80 - 90 %. In this blog post, I will explain you the good and the bad of this exam and the exam experience. The Good Labs are a great way to test knowledge The labs that I had to take in the exam where stable and solid.

Migrate to Azure Logic Apps from Microsoft Flow

People who follow me on Twitter might have noticed that I’m working more and more with Microsoft Flow. Microsoft Flow allows me to create simple automations (like IFTTT) and to create a bridge between services like Office 365 and my home automation with Home Assistant. Recent changes to the pricing model made me decide to move away from Microsoft Flow, back to Azure Logic Apps. In this blog post, I’ll explain how easy it is to move your flows to Azure Logic Apps.

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.

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.

Use Azure Logic Apps and RSS to Create a Simple Post Reminder on Social Media

In this blog post, I will show you how to create an RSS Feed/WordPress Post Reminder with Azure Logic Apps, which you can use to post to various Social Media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ve probable seen a post like this with a reminder to check out my yesterday’s blog post: This is all works automatically by using Azure and Azure Logic Apps.

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. As I’m working with Azure a lot during my work as an Azure Architect/Engineer, the platform is just too big to be able to master everything.