Import a Power BI Custom Visual

All you need to import a Custom Visual from the Power BI App Store is a Microsoft account and one Power BI report. You can import the custom visual into Power BI on the web by visiting  https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/ and clicking “Sign In” Note: Ensure that you have uploaded a table of data to your workspace and have…


My Volunteer Experience with TEALS

In this post, App Dev Manager Ruth Ferland shares her experience volunteering through TEALS to promote Computer Science and the education of kids in her community. For School Year 2017-18, I decided to volunteer for TEALS (https://www.tealsk12.org/). TEALS stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools. It’s a non-profit organization in the United States that…


Availability issues and Performance Degradation in multiple regions – 05/22 – Mitigated

Final Update: Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 17:08 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 5/22 16:55 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on May 22 2018 14:55 UTC that during the 2 hours that it took to resolve the issue, users have experienced availability impact and severe performance degradation…


LCS (May 2018 – release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (May 2018, release 2). Performance and reliability improvements In this release of LCS we have made performance improvements to the Cloud hosted environments page. We have also addressed feedback on improving the load times for…


Announcing ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Visual Studio Extension

Provider pattern was introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 and it gives the developers the flexibility of where to store the state of ASP.NET features (e.g. Session State, Membership, Output Cache etc.). In ASP.NET 4.6.2, we added async support for Session State Provider and Output Cache Provider.  These providers provide much better scalability, and enables the web…


Container Tooling for Service Fabric now available in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service Fabric easier than ever before. Containerize .NET Framework and .NET Core applications and run them…


Create Your First ‘No Code’ Logic App in Microsoft Azure

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Timothy Warner as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Simon Timms of the MVP Award Blog Technical Committee served as the technical reviewer for this piece. Have you ever used If This Then That (IFTTT), or a related service? These services enable non-technical people to create useful…


Azure Database Migration Service を使って SQL Server を Azure SQL Database に持っていこう

Microsoft Japan Data Platform Tech Sales Team 岩淵 健 これまでプレビュー版としてのご提供でした Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS) が 2018/5/7 より GA としてリリースされました。Azure DMS をご利用いただくことでオンプレミスの SQL Server データベースを Azure SQL Database へスムーズに移行することができます。特に、他の移行ツールと比較して、大規模なデータベースの移行に適していますので是非ともご利用ください。


Microservices – Disaster Recovery, GeoHA and GDPR

In Part 1, the affect a microservice architecture has on building a service, including dependent data and how transactions are handled, was discussed. This post will explore some important aspects of a microservice architecture including Disaster Recovery (DR), geographically dispersed solutions and High Availability (GeoHA) and data compliance such as GDPR. Disaster Recovery DR is…