Timeouts accessing Packages in all regions – 11/18 – Mitigated

Final Update: Sunday, November 18th 2018 20:26 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 11/18/2018 20:16 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 11/18/2018 02:30 UTC. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Root Cause: The failure was due to unknown issue with one of the ScaleUnit failing…


Azure Data Factory V2– Pipeline Functional Testing

This article helps you to understand functional testing with pipelines in Azure Data Factory. Note:- This article applies to Azure Data Factory V2. This article assumes that you have gone through Introduction to Azure Data Factory and the QuickStart Tutorial. Credits – Thanks to ADFv2 Product Group (Anudeep Sharma, Hermine Vermishyan & Abhishek Narain ) for reviewing…


Replacing Keen.io functionalities with Azure Functions and Cosmos DB

One of my customers consulted me about how to optimize the costs they were having by receiving SendGrid notifications with the state of the emails they sent. After thinking about a possible solution in Azure I came up with an idea that allowed my customer to reduce their costs from USD$500 to less than USD$50…


Developing Business Central Extensions (part 5)

This is part 5 of a blog post series. Part 1 contains all the prerequisites, part 2 is about cloning the project and get your sandbox environment up running, part 3 is about build agents, and building your project in Azure DevOps and part 4 is about branch policies and working with VSCode and Git….


Get Started with Cognitive Service Container in IoT Edge

In order to enable the developers to build AI system based on Azure cognitive service with low latency and better data governance, the cognitive services just launched Face, Recognize Text, and Text Analytics containers in public preview. That means the developers can use exactly the same intelligent APIs that are available in Azure, but with…


UI Automation Math Text Support

Microsoft products expose their contents for accessibility purposes via a set of interfaces known as UI Automation (UIA). Currently UIA has no special support for math text. Either the assistive technology program (AT) has to figure out if math is involved or the application has to return math-specific speech text as done with Office math…


Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2018.11.16

Happy Friday! Sure you’re getting ready to call it a day and start enjoying your weekend, but before you do, don’t miss these excellent articles about DevOps on the Microsoft platform. Introducing the Azure Blockchain Development Kit What does Blockchain have to do with DevOps? The new Azure Blockchain Development Kit has samples for how…


Azure Pipelines Release view showing as empty for some users in all regions – 11/16 – Mitigated

Final Update: Saturday, November 17th 2018 00:49 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 00:42 UTC. Networking team found the problem and has been able to fix it. We are sorry for all the inconvenience this incident has caused. Sincerely,Samuli Update: Saturday, November 17th 2018 00:01 UTC The investigation continues….


Logic Apps X12 connector control of Group Header field GS08 aka Version Release Identifier

When you edit the X12 agreement in the Azure Portal blade for Integration Account, you see under the receive and send settings a picker for the ISA12 field aka Control Version Number. But what about the Group Header field GS08 aka Version Release Identifier? You can control this with the agreement property groupHeaderVersion in the envelope…