Microsoft Dynamics Partner Readiness Update October 2016

BREAKING NEWS Are You Ready for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Launch? Dynamics 365 Launch Blitz Readiness sessions are round the corner in early October. Hurry and REGISTER NOW if you have not done so! Oct 6, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (Australian Daylight Savings Time) Attend these Sales and Technical Blitz sessions to learn more! Subject matter…


Quickstart: Sending an alarm in Windows 10

In Windows 10 UWP, alarms are simply Toast notifications with the “alarm” scenario. And to make an alarm appear at a specific time, you use a scheduled Toast notification. Quick Summary If you are already familiar with sending scheduled Toast notifications, the only missing piece is simply using the “alarm” scenario on the Toast XML…


Preview 3 of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver 13 for Linux is released!

Hi all, we are delighted to share the second early technical preview of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for Linux –  (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application. The major highlight of this release is a native command line install experience (apt/yum), for…


New filter experience on the Marketplace

We have enabled a new filter experience with the aim of simplifying the search and navigation on the Marketplace. Filters are now part of the results page, providing more prominence to the extensions on the page. It also allows us to add more filter options, like the Price filter, to quickly filter for paid extensions…


Performance issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 9/30 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 30 September 2016 16:06 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 30 September 2016 15:39 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 30 September 2016 13:38 UTC. Customers should now be able to use Search functionality and TFS Timetracker feature.  We understand that customers rely on…


.NET Standard – jedno API vládne všem

Když se někoho zeptáte, jestli zná .NET, nemůžete se divit, pokud vám odpoví otázkou: “Který?” Od roku 2002 tradiční vývojářská platforma Microsoftu rostla a bujela, až se z ní stal strom s větvemi pojmenovanými např. Framework, Compact Framework, Core, Mono, Unity, Xamarin atd. Každá větev se specializuje na konkrétní platformu a efektivně s ní funguje….


Windows Server 2016 Improvements in Time Accuracy

In 2017, governments are requiring stricter time accuracy with regards to UTC for financial transactions.   We have improved the time accuracy in Window Server 2016 and under the right conditions, UTC time accurate to within ±1 millisecond, can be distributed throughout your domain.  Additionally, these improvements extend to Hyper-V where the same accuracy can be…


Microsoft Bot Framework Resources

There are quite a few great tutorials, samples and videos around on Microsoft Bot Framework. I thought it would be useful to keep a list on these running within this blog for easy reference. This is meant to help and is not an endorsed list of recommendations (although there is great material here :-)) I…


Automating EasyTables for Azure Mobile Apps

You could use the Azure CLI to create Azure Mobile Service tables for the node.js backend.  You can no longer do this but there is a much easier solution.  You can simply drop a .json file in the ‘Tables’ directory and when the app starts it will create the table in the database and make…