Sunday, 28 February 2021

Uploading custom Teams Backgrounds

Instructions on how to Add a personalised meeting Background to your MS Teams Meetings and Calls.

Website that allows people to create corporate branded Teams and Zoom backgrounds.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

Friday, 26 February 2021

Teams meetings backgrounds

Overview:  I like to use a background in my Teams meetings as I don't need to worry about what people and clients can see in my home.  I recommend using a branded background that includes your company logo and your name.

Friday, 12 February 2021

APIM debugging, tracing, monitoring tricks and tips

Debugging APIM requests from Visual Studio code 

Has an extension for debugging APIM.

Azure API Management - Visual Studio Marketplace

It's also useful to have a APIM requesting/client extension installed

Tracing APIM

To get a full trace add the HTTP header "Ocp-Apim-Trace: true" to the request and the response shall contain a URL to retrieve the trace information.

Documentation Tips

Ensure you fill in relevant descriptions and summaries.  It's also key to provide examples.

My Technical Working Notes for Microsoft Technology: APIM OpenAPI Specification Documentation Example within the Developer Portal (

APIM documentation updates on the Developer portal (after re-publishing).  It has a great UI, but ensure the summaries are added for param/attributes to get a truly rich integration set of documentation (it will save so many questions and time).   I also like to add a getting started guide, keep it short and simple and most importantly have a simple explanation of security/authentication and connectivity.

- in: query
  name: age
      type: integer
      maximum: 3
    examples:       # Multiple examples
      max: # Distinct name
        value: 3   # Example value
        summary: The age is dependent on dob, min is 0, can't be negative