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Calling an external service from your chat bot
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 49
NWCJS Meetup: Creating Bots with JavaScript and the Microsoft Bot Framework
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 17
Setting up the sample Azure bot to work locally with the bot emulator
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 9
Adding your bot code to VSTS for source control and configuring continuous integration
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10
Adding your Azure bot framework bot into Skype
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 9
How to create a sample nodejs bot which utilizes Azure Functions in 15 minutes
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 7
NWCJS meetup – Angular 2 for beginners
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 10
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Calling an external service from your chat bot
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 49
NWCJS Meetup: Creating Bots with JavaScript and the Microsoft Bot Framework
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 17
Adding your Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate into your Domino keyring file
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 14
One way to make a responsive XPages viewPanel
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 12
Angular.js in XPages #3 – The first app
Sun, May 11th 2014 11
WebSockets comes to XPages!! Awesome – Awesome – Awesome
Tue, May 20th 2014 11
Accessing the original element when using Select2-focus
Sun, Aug 17th 2014 10
THANK YOU NOTES IN 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10
NWCJS meetup – Angular 2 for beginners
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 10
Adding your bot code to VSTS for source control and configuring continuous integration
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10


Mark Roden
Blog Title Xomino
Blog Description Looking at emerging technology, mostly O365 right now
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Recent Blog Posts
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Calling an external service from your chat bot
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 1:49a   Mark Roden
In this article I will show to how integrate simple commands (intents) into your bot to then integrate with an external service. Introduction In previous articles we have looked at how to create a sample Azure bot and in this article we will be looking into how “intents” work. The microsoft documentation on dialogIntents can be found here (for the … Continue reading Calling an external service from your chat bot
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NWCJS Meetup: Creating Bots with JavaScript and the Microsoft Bot Framework
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 2:33a   Mark Roden
Next week’s Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup (23 March @PSCGroup) features our own Adam Lepley speaking about some of the work he has been doing on the Microsoft Bot Framework. https://www.meetup.com/Northwest-Chicago-JavaScript/events/236993059/ “Bots, they are invading our chat apps, now it’s time to learn to develop your own. Come learn how Microsoft’s Bot Framework enables you to leverage … Continue reading NWCJS Meetup: Creating Bots with JavaScript and the Microsoft Bot&#
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Setting up the sample Azure bot to work locally with the bot emulator
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 2:27a   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how to configure your local development environment to work with the environmental variables set up within your Azure environment in the sample bot previously discussed, Introduction  In the previous article we looked at how to create a sample azure bot and then how to configure it in VSTS for continuous integration. If you … Continue reading Setting up the sample Azure bot to work locally with the bot emulator
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Adding your bot code to VSTS for source control and configuring continuous integration
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 3:00a   Mark Roden
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Adding your Azure bot framework bot into Skype
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 2:30a   Mark Roden
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How to create a sample nodejs bot which utilizes Azure Functions in 15 minutes
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 2:30a   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how to create a nodejs bot hosted in Azure. The bot will be created from a sample provided from Microsoft. The example bot will use Azure Functions as the trigger for it’s communication. You will need a Microsoft Azure account to be able to follow this process for yourself. This is … Continue reading How to create a sample nodejs bot which utilizes Azure Functions in 15 minutes
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NWCJS meetup – Angular 2 for beginners
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 1:24a   Mark Roden
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What do Apple Airpods and Spongebob Squarepants have in common?
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 4:30a   Mark Roden
So in an uncommonly, just for the hell of it, post I wanted to share something techie but just for the sake of amusement. When my family was looking at the new AirPods online we noticed something rather amusing……for those of you who don’t watch Spongebob Squarepants you won’t get this, but we are talking … Continue reading What do Apple Airpods and Spongebob Squarepants have in common?
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Five years of blogging and personal growth
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 1:20p   Mark Roden
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Azure Machine Learning Studio Office Add-In
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 12:45a   Mark Roden
I am currently in the process of learning more about Azure Machine Learning Studio . Within there you can create and train predictive models. As I am going through some of the examples I came across a great example of an Office Add-In. I am creating a simple weather predicting example based on data I downloaded from … Continue reading Azure Machine Learning Studio Office Add-In
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Predictive Analysis and Machine Learning
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 1:42a   Mark Roden
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19 Jan – Speaking at Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup – Office.js
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 2:20p   Mark Roden
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Building Office Add-ins using Office.js – the book, the website
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 2:30a   Mark Roden
I wanted to show some love for the new website and book by Michael Zlatkovsky. Michael is a Software Developer and Program Manager in the Microsoft Office Extensibility team. I met Michael at the MS MVP Summit back in October and we had a great conversation or two about Office Addins and their future development. So Michael’s … Continue reading Building Office Add-ins using Office.js – the book, the website
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Sharing data between Office Add-Ins using localStorage
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 2:42a   Mark Roden
In this article I will show how the underlying dependence on the browser (in this case IE11 in Windows) allows us to pass data between Office Add-Ins through the use of HTML5 localStorage. At this point this is a theoretical post as I haven’t thought of a good use case yet, I am sure I … Continue reading Sharing data between Office Add-Ins using localStorage
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Using “F12” in Windows to get an Office Add-In development developer console
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 1:00a   Mark Roden
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Thank you – Microsoft MVP Summit !!!
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 6:55a   Mark Roden
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SharePoint now accessible via the Microsoft Graph beta
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 8:00p   Mark Roden
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Microsoft MVP for Office Development
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 8:34a   Mark Roden
This weekend I was thrilled to receive an email from Microsoft announcing that I had been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Office Development technical community. This is a very natural evolution of my journey over the last two years since I branded out from nearly 20 years in IBM Domino. As I … Continue reading Microsoft MVP for Office Development
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Speaking at Dreamforce next week :)
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 8:16a   Mark Roden
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Thanks Notes in 9 blooper
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 9:34p   Mark Roden
Selfishly for my own amusement, entirely at Dave’s expense #thanksnotesin9
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THANK YOU NOTES IN 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:52a   Mark Roden
Once upon a time there was a guy who worked for a trucking company and he decided that he needed to learn this new XPages thing – and he figured why not share what I am doing? That was over 7 years ago and it grew into the largest single video repository in the history of IBM Domino. Dave … Continue reading THANK YOU NOTES IN 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saving a word document directly from an Office Add-In into Salesforce.com
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 9:44p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate and discuss how to programmatically save a Word document directly into Salesforce. Introduction In previous articles we have looked at how to programmatically interact with a Word document from within an Office Add-In. In this case we will use the Office JavaScript API to access the file as a binary string and then … Continue reading Saving a word document directly from an Office Add-In into Salesforce.com
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Adding an attachment to an opportunity using Salesforce REST APIs
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 9:41p   Mark Roden
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Using an Office Add-In to search and replace data in a Word Document
Sun, Aug 28th 2016 9:50p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how we can use an Office Add-In to perform simple search and replace function within a Word document. This is particularly useful when you want to use an external cloud source to insert data into your documents. Introduction  This example comes directly from the Microsoft GitHub example on Word Add-In … Continue reading Using an Office Add-In to search and replace data in a Word Document
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PSC and LDC Via – The technical reasons for our strategic partnership
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 9:49p   Mark Roden
I’ve never been the guy who sees the sky as falling, more so the guy who wants to see what is on the other side of the cloud and if it is fun to play with. PSC’s new partnership with LDC Via is most definitely fun to play with. Over the past 5 years PSC has […]
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Speaking at SharePointFest Chicago 2016
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 9:48p   Mark Roden
I am very excited to announce that I have been accepted to speak at SharePointFest, December 8th 2016 in Chicago. http://www.sharepointfest.com/~spfadmin/Chicago/index.php/sessions/38-sharepoint-development/118-dev103-office-365-add-ins-a-web-developer-s-playground Title  DEV 103 – Office 365 Add-Ins: A web developer’s playground Abstract Like most office workers, we all spend a significant amount of time in our “Microsoft Office” productivity tools. Even email is still
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Speaking at Dreamforce 2016 – Unleashing the power with Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365 Add-ins
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 8:06a   Mark Roden
I am so SO excited to annouce that I have been accepted to speak at the largest technology conference in the world, Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. I will be co-speaking with my very good friend old Winklebeard himself (René Winkelmeyer). This opportunity is all down to him and I will be forever grateful. René became a […]
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Reading an excel file from OneDrive using REST and the Microsoft Graph API
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 10:18p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how to get sample information from an Excel file stored in a OneDrive, using nothing more than the Microsoft Graph API. Introduction  Richard diZerega blogged about and has talked further on the new beta graph API capability for Using OneDrive and Excel APIs in the Microsoft Graph for App Storage. […]
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PSC is the MWLUG 2016 sponsor of the week
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 9:14a   Mark Roden
PSC Group, LLC is the Sponsor of the Week on MWLUG.com this week. PSC is proud to be one of the Platinum sponsors at the biggest US based ICS user group event of the year. We have been a sponsor every year of MWLUG. We will be at this years event in Austin talking about […]
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Managing you own O365 Add-Ins moved in the menus…..
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 2:07p   Mark Roden
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Programatically modifying the subject within an Outlook Email using an Office Add-in
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 9:49p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate the simple getter and setter methods for getting the subject from an Outlook email, changing it and updating it. Introduction A customer came to us with the request to be able to push a button in outlook and set distinct values into the subject line of an email. The reason […]
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Using RegEx to extract MIME parts from a Microsoft Graph API email stream
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 9:57p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how a Regular Expression can be used to extract all MIME content references from within an HTML Stream. Introduction In the previous article we looked at how the base64 encoded version of an embedded MIME Image can be extracted from the Microsoft Graph. In this article we will start to […]
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IBM Cloud Champion 2016-17
Sun, Jun 26th 2016 7:44p   Mark Roden
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Where are the MIME-embedded images in a Microsoft Graph REST API call?
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 9:40p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate the steps necessary to correctly extract the embedded image MIME entities from within the HTML provided from the Microsoft Graph API (v1.0). Introduction Using the Microsoft Graph API we are able to extract the HTML body from an email given the message id. That HTML could then in theory be […]
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Setting up a secure, custom domain, node.js site on Azure
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 9:42p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate the necessary steps to set up a node.js server running https, hosted in Azure. Introduction This article is a combination of my own work and a conglomeration of reference point blog articles which I had to find to achieve all of this. Creating a node.js site on Azure If you […]
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Obtain an Office 365 OAuth token from within an Office Add-in without pop-ups or dialogs
Mon, May 30th 2016 9:49p   Mark Roden
In this article I will describe a simple process for generating and storing an O365 token from within an Office Add-in. Introduction In the previous article  I described the github project and sample code for creating and getting an Office 365 OAuth Token for use in an Office Add-in. This was an improvement on the previously accepted method for getting […]
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Using more than one domain inside of an Office Add-In
Thu, May 26th 2016 8:20a   Mark Roden
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How to create Dynamic Workflow functionality in Outlook Add-Ins based on unique keys
Mon, May 23rd 2016 9:38p   Mark Roden
In this article I will demonstrate how to use a regular expression to provide dynamic contexual assignment of an Outlook add-in. Using that regular expression we will be able to identify the necessary information to link the Add-In to some external dynamic workflow functionality. Introduction During the Collab365 presentation I demonstrated a workflow application which was a simple vacation […]
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Combining Blogs – Office 365 content incoming
Sun, May 22nd 2016 9:38p   Mark Roden
As some of you are no doubt aware, 7 months ago I started a new blog at https://www.xomino365.com and I have been posting there about my experiences and what I have learned about Office 365 and integrating it with Domino and other applications. I created a separate blog to keep my IBM and MS lives separate because I […]
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“Office 365 Add-Ins – a web developer’s playground” – presentation from Collab365 conference now live
Wed, May 18th 2016 9:47p   Mark Roden
Last week I presented at my first non-IBM conference and it was a total blast. At PSC, we see a number of customers who are doing mail migrations who still need to integrate their remaining business critical systems with Office 365. Office Add-Ins, especially in the context of mail and workflow are a great way to look at this […]
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Having trouble logging into whatever.IBM.com – Could be Cookie overload…
Tue, May 17th 2016 2:56p   Mark Roden
Recently I have been having significant issues getting into IBM websites (Connections Cloud, Bluemix, PartnerWorld etc) and it seems to be because of too many cookies. I am just leaving this here for anyone who thinks they might have a similar issue. I have heard of multiple people also having the same issue recently. If you can […]
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Blisk – a web developer’s browser – first impressions
Sun, May 15th 2016 8:46p   Mark Roden
Originally posted on xomino to 365: On the twitternet last Friday afternoon I saw this thing called “Blisk – a web developer’s dream come true” and frankly that sounds like fun ! http://mashable.com/2016/05/13/blisk-web-browser and that lead me to “https://blisk.io/“. This is a record of my first interaction with it and see how it goes. This is not a review –…
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Slides from ICONUS 2016: XPages and Office 365 development – more familiar that you think
Mon, May 9th 2016 6:59p   Mark Roden
Here is the slide deck from my ICON US virtual presentation on XPages and Office 365 development   Please let me know if you have any questions Iconus 2016 from Mark Roden
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Enabling a node.js SSL webserver using Let’s Encrypt .pem certificates
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 2:44p   Mark Roden
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