Using SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Dynamics NAV

Over the last few months, the Dynamics NAV team has been testing compatibility with SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), and we are now proud to announce that the following Dynamics NAV versions all support SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE): Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Microsoft Dynamics…


Setting up .NET Core Configuration Providers

In this blog post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to set up .NET Core configuration providers in Visual Studio. He shows how to look at NuGet packages to access the Configuration API and then setup the providers as ASP .NET Core web applications. ASP Core uses the convenient Provider Pattern to load…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Containers for Existing .NET Apps Part 2

This is the first of a two part series where Robert is joined by Aditi Dugar, who shows how and why you can modernize existing .NET applications by containerizing them and moving them to the cloud. This brings significant deployment and DevOps improvements without the need to re-architect or rewrite the app. In part one,…


Second update on the Service Fabric 6.2 release

Update on 6.2 status Due to the nature of the bugs we have found in 6.2, we have chosen to take down the binaries from our download center as the current 6.2 release does not meet our quality bar. Links to the 6.2 release will point to the latest 6.1 release. The current direct download…


Performance degradation in North Central US – 04/26 – Mitigated

Final Update: Thursday, April 26th 2018 15:30 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 14:55 UTC. VSTS identity and authentication features that leverage Azure Active Directory (AAD) were slower than expected. We’ll be working with our AAD partner to understand root cause. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have…


Office 2019 kommt ohne MSI Installation

Nachdem die Office Client Anwendungen in Form von Office 365 schon seit einiger Zeit (2013) als Click2Run Version verfügbar sind, wird nun auch die Volume License Version umgestellt. Im Gegensatz zu O365 funktioniert das aber immer noch in Offline Szenarien mit den bekannten MAK/KMS Schlüsseln. Allerdings wird die Barriere in Bezug auf das erforderliche Betriebssystem…


Flat Cube became default in SAP BW

Overview The following features have been optionally available in SAP BW on Microsoft SQL Server for several years: SQL Server Columnstore for BW cubes (as of SAP BW 7.0) See also https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/saponsqlserver/2018/04/26/columnstore-became-default-in-sap-bw Columnstore Optimized Flat Cube (as of SAP BW 7.4) The impact of these features is described in https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/saponsqlserver/2017/05/08/performance-evolution-of-sap-bw-on-sql-server. Customer experience showed, that using…


Columnstore became default in SAP BW

Overview The following features have been optionally available in SAP BW on Microsoft SQL Server for several years: SQL Server Columnstore for BW cubes (as of SAP BW 7.0) Columnstore Optimized Flat Cube (as of SAP BW 7.4) See also https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/saponsqlserver/2018/04/26/flat-cube-became-default-in-sap-bw The impact of these features is described in https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/saponsqlserver/2017/05/08/performance-evolution-of-sap-bw-on-sql-server. Customer experience showed, that using…


Monitoring Service Fabric clusters with Dynatrace

When it comes to monitoring you cluster(s) today, there are several different paths you can take. Your set up needs to include monitoring your cluster, applications, and your infrastructure. This can be achieved by using a combination of platforms like Application Insights, OMS Log Analytics, the ELK stack, and others. In addition to these options,…