Welcome to Antti K. Koskela’s personal professional blog!

Antti K. Koskela is a Finnish Software Developer / Generally Geeky Person working as a Solutions Architect for Valo, living as a hermit in the beautiful Finnish countryside. Koskila.net is his personal professional (e.g. professional, but definitely personal) website.

Okay, let’s drop the third person speech. You can read more about me and stuff I do from here: https://www.koskila.net/antti-koskela/

In addition to this being my personal home page (nowadays, I guess that means a catalogue and links to my other stuff online in different channels, right?), I’m blogging about all kinds of exciting topics!

See a few of my latest blog articles below.

  • Pulumi task on Azure DevOps fails with error “azureblob.OpenBucket: accountName is required”
    This article explains how to fix one of the many issues you might face when configuring Pulumi deployments for your Azure DevOps Pipelines! The particular error you may run into was “azureblob.OpenBucket: accountName is required” – what a descriptive one, when there’s no accountName to be specified anywhere! But first – let’s get through the basics. Namely… “Pulumi?”, you ask – “What’s that?” Well, let me give you a 1-line response to that. One very long line, that is. But what was the error I…Continue reading Pulumi task on Azure DevOps fails with error “azureblob.OpenBucket: accountName is required”
  • Hacktoberfest 2020
    Another year, another Hacktoberfest, another haphazard participation and – as usual – another blog post a little bit late. Still, better late than never, and the event has become such a phenomenon I’m happy I did finish the challenge (or like DigitalOcean calls it – the celebration)! The event has a special place in my heart, as it did (in 2017, I think?) encourage me to contribute more to the community – not only by maintaining this blog but also by occasionally submitting a Pull…Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2020
  • How to access the site collection app catalog in SharePoint?
    This article explains how to access the Site Collection App Catalog in SharePoint Online. I mean – yeah, I had to google it after getting back to SPFx dev stuff after a while, and realized the first few results were useless. Of course. So how did you do this now… Turned out to be pretty easy, and borderline obvious! Still, yet another thing to document. Solution So, back to basics – how do you access the Site Collection App Catalog on a SharePoint Online site?…Continue reading How to access the site collection app catalog in SharePoint?
  • Frequently Asked Robot Lawn Mower Questions
    This article is my attempt at documenting my experiences with Worx Landroid L2000. It’s a phenomenal little helper in your garden, but it will run into issues – and it’ll make you work a bit in order to get it to run efficiently! This article contains all of the gotchas I’ve run into so far, wrapped in a handy FAQ-format for your convenience (and mine, to be fair – I’ll be back to consult my notes later)! Most of the points should apply to a…Continue reading Frequently Asked Robot Lawn Mower Questions

What’s this site about?

The tagline for my blogging efforts has been Solutions are worthless unless shared for quite a while already. That’s to say, since I’ve gotten a lot of help from the community whenever I’ve had issues getting something to work, I like to give something back. This blog is my way of doing that.

Blogging has been a great, lightweight way to sort my thoughts and document weird fixes and findings along the way. And boy, has there been a lot of them! Microsoft’s stack always keeps surprising me – mostly in a positive way, but there’s an occasional bump along the way too!

These are some of the topics I often write about: Azure Active Directory errors, Azure PowerShell errors, terrifying examples about how to open a modal dialog in SharePoint using JavaScript, all kinds of cool new Microsoft Azure -related tidbits of information, some SharePoint configuration stuff, a bunch of Visual Studio -related (and other) tips and tricks and of course the blog’s namesake – SharePoint Problems.

Isn’t that cool?

Okay, okay –jokes aside, check out the tech & programming tips (most of the posts tend to be about solving certain specific issues with Microsoft’s stack), most of which are about ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, SharePoint, Azure or Active Directory. There’s also an occasional post about Google technologies as well, and sometimes PHP or WordPress too.

In addition to more technical posts, sometimes I might post about my sessions at different community events, or experiences as an expat living in a foreign country (in 2017, that country was the USA, in 2018 & 2019 Canada).


Speaking Gigs

I attend community event like SharePoint Saturdays whenever I can, and I’m lucky my employer Valo sends me all around the world to participate in bigger conferences like the SPCs.

I’m also speaking at some of these events every now and then – see below, if any of the events are coming up (or catch the materials from the latest gigs)!

You can also see a list of all my sessions and session materials.

Antti K. Koskela's session at SharePoint Saturday New England - thanks for the photo Kanwal Khipple !
My session at SharePoint Saturday New England – thanks for the photo, https://twitter.com/kkhipple !

No upcoming engagements. Would love to meet y’all again, after we’ve got a vaccine or something.


Want to learn more? Check out the about me -page, page/post archivethe list of my blog posts (latest first) or contact me! :)