Microsoft Traineeship Program empowers students to kick start a career in technology

  Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     The first cohort of the Microsoft Traineeship Program will kick off on Monday 18 February, with a diverse and talented mix of candidates. The pilot, commencing in Sydney, will combine a Certificate IV in Information Technology and Microsoft Certifications with paid work experience. Companies…


Experiencing Data Latency Issue in Azure portal for Log Analytics in WEU – 02/15 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 15 February 2019 16:36 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 02/15, 16:27 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 02/15, 12:30 UTC and that during the ~4 hours that it took to resolve the issue small percentage of customers experienced a higher…


Deeper integration and new connector for SSIS in ADF

Expanding our efforts to integrate SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) deeper into Azure Data Factory (ADF), we have recently improved the configurability of Execute SSIS Package activities in ADF pipelines.   With the enhanced “Settings” tab and additional three new tabs (“SSIS Parameters”/”Connection Managers”/”Property Overrides”), you can now configure Execute SSIS Package activities via ADF…


NEW: Mainframe Migration on the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework

The Cloud Adoption Framework (previously Fusion and Enterprise Cloud Adoption) launched on Monday, February 11! The cloud presents a fundamental shift in the way enterprises procure and utilize technology resources. In the past, enterprises assumed ownership and responsibility of all levels of technology from infrastructure to software. Now, the cloud offers the potential to transform…


Building Microservices, Disaster Recovery with Data Export Service and More, on The Friday Five!

Disaster recovery with Data Export Service and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Marius Agur Lind is a business applications MVP who lives in Norway. He is a freelance consultant helping businesses solve their needs through intelligent processes implemented in the Microsoft stack, with a focus on Dynamics 365 customer engagement. In his spare time, he runs the Dynamics 365…


Advisory on February 2019 Security update for Windows 10 update 1809

The February 2019 Security and Quality Rollup for Windows 10 update 1809 was released earlier this week. We have received multiple customer reports of issues when a customer has installed .NET Framework 4.8 Preview then installed the February security update, 4483452. These reports are specific to only to the scenario when a customer has installed both .NET Framework…


Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 Blog Rollup

Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 was a huge release for us, so we’ve written a host of articles to explore the changes in more detail. For the short version, see the Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 Release Notes. What’s New in CMake C++ Binary Compatibility and Pain-Free Upgrades New Code Analysis Checks – use-after move…


The problem with modifying the iterating object in a “foreach”

Matt Stehle used to be on my team prior and had blogged on the usage of Outlook Object Model (OOM) under .NET. However, his blog is being closed and I am re-blogging his content here. Ahhh “foreach”. Usage of foreach can be either a blessing or a curse. Unfortunately, a lot of developers don’t understand…


OOM.NET – Outlook Crashes When Using Outlook Object Model in Multiple Threads

Matt Stehle used to be on my team prior and had blogged on the usage of Outlook Object Model (OOM) under .NET. However, his blog is being closed and I am re-blogging his content here. One of the major requirements most developers are up against these days is ensuring their code runs as fast as…