Getting started using TypeScript with Dynamics 365

Scenario: I’m familiar with TypeScript, but not quite sure how to apply my knowledge to start using it with Dynamics 365.  How do I get started? I’ve been asked this a few times.  I didn’t find anything out there (or my search skills are failing me) that was an end to end walkthrough.  I found…


Application Insights Planned Maintenance – 11/16 – Final Update

Final Update: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:14 UTCMaintenance has been completed on infrastructure for Application Insights Availability Web Test feature.Necessary updates were installed successfully on all nodes, supporting Availability Web Test feature. -Deepesh Planned Maintenance: 17:00 UTC, 21 November 2017 – 00:00 UTC, 23  November 2017 The Application Insights team will be performing planned maintenance on Availability…


How to undelete a deleted release definition?

We (Garima Srivastava) have recently added a feature in the product with which you can undelete a release definitions yourself using our rest APIs. This undelete can be done within 4 weeks of deletion and after which the definition is deleted permanently. Here is a sample power-shell script which uses our rest APIs to find…


DevOps for Data Science – DevOps Maturity

In this series on DevOps for Data Science, I’ve explained what DevOps is, and given you lots of resources to go learn more about it. Now we can get to the details of implementing DevOps in your Data Science Projects. Consider that the standard Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) with Data Science algorithms or API’s added…


Q&A: MVP Karen Payne Talks With Us About Being A Transgender Woman In Tech 

If you were at last year’s MVP Global Summit, you might remember Karen Payne. The VSDT MVP presented at the Summit’s very first Diversity & Inclusion Reception about her experience as a transgender woman in tech, and how she mentors others to meet their full potential. Her story has also been featured on The New York…


Performance of running NNs across Azure GPU Series Data Science Virtual Machines

One of the question I regularly get, from Student and academics is, Which NN runs the best on Azure? Caffe2MXNetGluonCNTKPyTorchTensorflowKeras(CNTK)ChainerKeras(TF)Lasagne(Theano)Keras(Theano) NNs on Azure So Azure has lots of support for these including prebuilt Azure Batch shipyard container see https://github.com/Azure/batch-shipyard/tree/master/recipes  So one of our colleagues Ilia Karmanov has developed a set of jupyter notebooks for the…


VSTS: Lessons Learned Doing DevOps at Microsoft at Scale

Last week I gave a keynote on DevOps at VS Live! 2017 in Orlando. In this talk I cover four main things. Controlling exposure using feature flags Greater resiliency by using circuit breakers Live site management and the importance of root cause Transforming our tests to become fast and reliable. The video is now online,…


MIEE Spotlight- Richard Grice

On today’s MIEE Spotlight we have Head of E-Learning and Teacher of Physics Richard Grice from Brighton College. Richard is a passionate and forward thinking teacher, who embraces technology in his classroom. Due to his great expertise and innovation, Richard was chosen as one of the top teachers in the UK to attend Microsoft’s Global Teacher…


Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

The 9th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU9 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037357 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RTM Latest Cumulative Update:…