At long last, I have a working prototype in the field*. After two years of off-on progress, I have a Raspberry Pi ZeroW gathering temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure data to send to a cloud app, so I can view it in a dashboard. And, yes, I realize it’s next to a building duct, so … Continue reading “The Prototype”
There is an entire other post in my drafts folder, where I meant to lay out all things that I can do towards my Raspberry Pi weather station, to shore up my personal morale against what I can’t do. However, that post will stay in drafts or get deleted, because one of my can’ts became … Continue reading “Visualization with Azure IOT Central”
It’s tempting to call this an autopsy, but I wasn’t seeking information. A few months ago my Xbox One flat-out stopped working, no power . . .sort of. It had served about five years, so it had a good run. The only real setback was that I’d been planning to buy an Xbox One Series … Continue reading “Xbox One Takeapart”
The past week has brought several positive developments in my effort to build a fully functional Pi-based weather station. The short version is that everything works…kind of. Let’s start with power. My goal is to have a self-powered weather station running off a solar battery rig. I’m happy to say that last week I got … Continue reading “Pi Progress”
A couple of months ago a colleague of mine posted a piece on how to convert Advanced eDiscovery exports from their native format to .pst format. The issue had come up a couple of times when, in order to ingest content into a third-party tool, the .pst format was either required or preferred. Props to … Continue reading “Cross-Post: Convert Adv Ediscovery Exports to .pst”
One of my longer-term side projects is to build a weather station. For starters, I belong to a kayaking club, with a boathouse on the water, and one of the chief concerns of paddlers is the weather conditions, especially wind speed and direction. Additionally, as I’ve been studying Microsoft Azure for a while now, I’ve … Continue reading “Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)”
A fundamental element of compliance in M365.
One of the new – err, improved – services announced for Microsoft 365 is Communication Compliance. Extending on its predecessor, Supervision, Communication Compliance supports organizations’ needs to monitor email and chats between employees, as well as with external parties, with new machine-learning (ML) capabilities for detecting threatening language or sensitive data. Communication Compliance is located … Continue reading “Communication Compliance”
It’s easy to focus on just Exchange, or SharePoint, or OneDrive and Teams.
Here’s something simple yet vital that I set up in one of my Azure subscriptions recently: Action Group Notifications. Action Groups in Azure are re-usable objects capable of taking a variety of actions. In my example, I’ve set up a notification via text and email, but actions can also include Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks, … Continue reading “Azure Action Group Notifications”