Cleaning Publish Folders for TFS/Visual Studio Online

The data growth a year down the line on our build server is pretty insane. There are nearly a terabyte of files in the Publish folder, even though we run cleanup scripts after each build in the pipeline.The problem is that the retention in Visual Studio Online does not match what is in the Publish folder as these are never cleared. You need to create a pipeline step or run a script.I created a script that can be run on a schedule.

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Outlook 2016 for Mac cannot connect to Exchange/Office 365

When logging into Exchange or Office 365 using Outlook 2016 for Mac. You receive the error “Authentication failed. Check your account information and try again” or the client simply stops syncing. I looked around various forums without any response but found that the cause for me was due to invalid KeyChain entries.

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Automating SharePoint App Packages using PowerShell

When you distribute an app through Visual Studio, you set the Client ID and redirect URL and this is then written inside the .app file. This file is in fact a .zip file and is then uploaded to the corporate app catalog. However, I wanted to automate this from my build server and/or for installation in different environments. The app file can be unzipped using PowerShell and we can modify the AppManifest.xml file to hold updated Client ID and redirect URL.

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