Work Item Search issues in multiple regions – 02/22 – Investigating

Update: Thursday, February 22nd 2018 18:26 UTC We have identified mitigation steps and have tested it on a single scale unit which has successfully resolved the problems. We are in the process of rolling it out globally. Next Update: Before Thursday, February 22nd 2018 19:45 UTC Sincerely,Sri Harsha Initial Update: Thursday, February 22nd 2018 17:13…


Strategies to realizing Cost Savings in Azure

Contents Introduction. 2 Choosing the appropriate Compute Option in Azure. 3 Planned (Pro-Active) approach to Compute Optimization. 3 Laying down the scaffolding/structure so VMs are provisioned with cost optimization guidelines. 3 Governance. 4 Naming standards. 5 Using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) 6 Using Azure Policies. 6 Review Resource Group (RG) Costs periodically to mine…


The Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Landscape – And What to use When

Artificial Intelligence (AI), at its broadest definition, is simply “a machine that can act using human-style reasoning or perception”. Of course, the technologies used to enable that definition are far from simple themselves. Artificial Intelligence isn’t new – I worked with “Good Old Fashioned AI” (that’s a real thing) back in the late 70’s and…


Targeting a specific version of the .NET Framework

I find numerous opinions and understandings about side-by-side and in-place installations of the .NET Framework.  Here is my favorite explanation of this “.NET Versioning and Multi-Targeting – .NET 4.5 is an in-place upgrade to .NET 4.0”.  I also link to that same article in one of my IIS labs here, “Lab 5: Basic and Advanced…


Reimagining Chemistry with Minecraft: Education Edition

Aussie Science Teachers – it’s your time to shine in Minecraft: Education Edition! With the recent introduction of the Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition, there has been no better time to expose your Chemistry students to a new dimension of learning. Discover the building blocks of matter, combine elements into useful compounds and Minecraft…


This maths teacher’s mistakes help high-achieving students to learn

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Jarrad Strain, Maths Teacher at Perth Modern School, to hear about how digital technology has helped extend his gifted and…


Working with WordWaiter class with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

SinceDynamics NAV 2017 Cumulative Update 13 – and also in Dynamics NAV 2018 – the Office Integration experience has been enriched by a new interop assembly to handle non-modal calls to Microsoft Word and retrieve document close events. The .NET Type added to Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Integration.Office DLL are the following: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Integration.Office.Word.WordDocumentWaiter Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Integration.Office.Word.WordDocumentWaiter+DocumentCloseHandlerEventArgs A typical example where this…


Release Notes for Field Service and Project Service Automation Update Release 4

Applies to: Field Service for Dynamics 365, Project Service Automation for Dynamics 365, and Universal Resource Scheduling (URS) solution on Dynamics 365 9.0.x   We’re pleased to announce the latest update to the Field Service and Project Service Automation applications for Dynamics 365. This release includes improvements to quality, performance, and usability, and is based…


DfE and Microsoft bring Open Data to life with Power BI

Microsoft and the Department for Education (DfE) have recently collaborated to showcase how open data published by the UK government can be modelled and visualised with Power BI to bring their data to life and make it more engaging. School Workforce Census Since 2010, the DfE has published their annual School Workforce Census data. This…