Calling all Microsoft Partners to join us at Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Sydney!

We are excited to announce Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, a free technical training event for developers and tech professionals, is coming to Sydney on 13th-14th February 2019. Explore the latest cloud technologies and learn how to put your skills to work in new areas. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, these…


LCS January 2019 (release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (January 2019, release 2). Environment monitoring changes Currently, because telemetry data is required to generate the Activity monitoring page, that data is queried when the page is loaded. (The query goes back 15 minutes from…


Customizing Alert notification email in Azure monitoring

Premier Developer Consultant Adel Ghabboun explorers how to setup alert notification email using Azure monitoring. A new feature was added recently which gives you the ability to customize your monitoring alerts email notification. And this feature is currently located in the alert component right under the Action Groups with the name “Customize Actions” Let’s take…


Lesson Learned #67: Azure SQL Database – SSH, VNET and Firewall

Hello, Today I worked in a service request when our customer tries to connect using SSH to the 1433 port from a Linux environment using a JumpBox in Azure to perform the connection. In this situation, we need to know that in Azure, depending on where is the connection coming, the Gateway that Azure SQL Database has…


Using containerized services in your pipeline

Azure Pipelines has supported container jobs for a while now. You craft a container with exactly the versions of exactly the tools you need, and we’ll run your pipeline steps inside that container. Recently we expanded our container support to include service containers: additional, helper containers accessible to your pipeline. Service containers let you define…


Lesson Learned #66: Azure Active Directory – Universal with MFA authentication – Output Window Trace Level

Hello Team, I worked on a service request where our customer faced a connectivity issue using Active Directory- Universal with MFA authentication. After our basic troubleshooting we’re used to suggest taking a network and https traces in order to review the communication between the Application, Azure Active Directory and  Database server. I found a very useful option in SQL Server Management Studio that…


Announcing the PowerShell Preview Extension in VSCode

Preview builds of the PowerShell extension are now available in VSCode We are excited to announce the PowerShell Preview extension in the VSCode marketplace! The PowerShell Preview extension allows users on Windows PowerShell 5.1, Powershell 6.0, and all newer versions to get and test the latest updates to the PowerShell extension and comes with some…


Getting started with Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed PaaS version of SQL Server hosted in Azure cloud and placed in you own VNet with private IP address. In this post, I will shortly explain how to configure and create Managed Instance including network environment, migrate your databases and manage databases after migration.


Python in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, which contains new features for Python developers to improve the experience for managing Python environments and enable you to work with Python code without having to create a Python project. We’ve also enabled Python support for Visual Studio Live Share. We’ll take a closer look at…


Experiencing Data ingestion latency Issue in Azure and OMS portal for Log Analytics – 01/23 – Resolved

Final Update: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 12:59 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 01/23, 12:50 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 01/23, 08:00 UTC and that during the 4 hours & 50 minutes that it took to resolve the issue some customers from East…