Importing a .dbf (dBase) file into Power BI

How can I import data from a .dbf (dBase) file into Power BI? Today’s Power BI Mailbag Question comes from a friend who often works with geospatial data and, as a result, ends up with several different shapefile formats, including .dbf (dBase) database table files. There are several blog articles around shapefile mapping options in…


Cost Optimization on Azure

Cost is always a concern with customers when it comes to the cloud. I’ve had a number of conversations with customers lately around how they can take advantage of various offers and benefits on Azure to reduce their costs, and I thought I’d share some of them here as well. There are many things you…


Risk: You’re Managing it Wrong!

The following post about managing risks in modern software development is from Premier Developer consultant, Assaf Stone. No offense, but despite your best intentions, you might not be handling risk properly. In this day and age, everything is software-dependent; even if you do not consider yourself a “software-firm” per-se, even if you are just running…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2018.02.23

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics. TOP STORIES Post 2- Value Stream Mapping for ALM Ranger’s VSTS Extensions Work Stream – Hamid ShahidIn my last blog post, I wrote about benefits of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in the realm of software…


Move from LiveFyre commenting to GitHub issues on docs.microsoft.com

On March 15th, we will be transitioning the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations site on docs.microsoft.com to use GitHub Issues for feedback and comments, instead of using LiveFyre for threaded discussions. The docs.microsoft.com site as a whole is making this change to simplify the customer commenting system by moving all of our customer input…


宣布Microsoft 365 DevDays 议程!

Microsoft 365 DevDays 议程 现已发布!2018年3月17日到18日,Microsoft将在微软亚太研发集团总部举办活动。此次活动将为您打包奉上与Office 365和SQL Server平台深入见解相关的实操工作坊和演示。 这里是一部分我们即将为您带来的激动人心的主题! 通过将邮件应用程序转换为Microsoft Graph来探索云的威力 Azure SQL 数据仓库: 如何设计、构建和管理 PB 级数据仓库 WW 与波兹曼比较 企业中的高级移动性与安全性   Microsoft 合作伙伴将有机会展示应用程序解决方案。如果您有兴趣参加这个展示, 请在报名表格上注明,或者通过邮件联系我们 microsoftdevdays@microsoft.com。 这绝对是一个您不愿错过的活动! 注册现已开放 ,您可以在这里找到所有的议程细节。 有任何问题请与我们联系microsoftdevdays@microsoft.com。 *请注意:本次活动的大部分会议将以中文形式进行。


Announcing the Microsoft 365 DevDays Agenda!

The agenda for Microsoft 365 DevDays is now available! From March 17th-18th, 2018, Microsoft will be hosting their event at the Microsoft Asia-Pacific R & D Group Headquarters. This event is packed with hands-on workshops and presentations that will dive into the Office 365 and SQL Server platform. Here are just some exciting topics that…


How to get images to load in Outlook.com, Office 365, and Outlook email clients

People sometimes ask me “How do I, as a sender into Office 365, get images to load by default? Every time I send, the images are blocked.” I’ve decided to finally answer that question so I don’t need to keep typing my response.   1. Images in Outlook.com load by default if you’re a good…


Important Notes for Field Service and Project Service Automation after upgrade of Dynamics 365 Organizations to version 9.0

After you upgrade Dynamics 365 organizations to Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.0, please also make sure to upgrade the existing Field Service and Project Service Automation solution to the latest and greatest version; this ensures functionalities work as expected and allows you to try out new capabilities introduced in the new release. To update to…


Azure PowerShell Login “Remember Me”

We use “Remember Me” feature quite a lot in our personal computers for quick login. This seamless experience can be achieved in Azure PowerShell as well. When you work with Azure PowerShell it asks for the login. Once you close the PowerShell windows it automatically clears up the context. You may want to keep it…