vswhere Available

After feedback on the VSSetup PowerShell module to query Visual Studio 2017 and related products, I’m pleased to say that a native, single-file executable is available on GitHub: vswhere. The VSSetup PowerShell module is also available on GitHub and provides a number of benefits for PowerShell scripts, but build tools and CMake and deployment scripts…


Application Insights – Advisory 02/24

Starting from 2/24/2017 4:00 AM UTC customers who are sending data at a rate faster than 8K eps will experience throttling during data ingestion. This is due to some optimizations that we are making to some of our pipeline services. We do not expect normal data ingestion use cases to be affected by this temporary…


Developing and Deploying a Service Fabric Voting App to Azure

While preparing for a partner meeting on Service Fabric, I went through two labs, Part I by the Service Fabric team and Part II by my colleague Max Knor, and created a working Voting app on Windows. If you are interested to learn how to develop a Service Fabric app, I highly recommend that you…


A shift from SRx back to blogging all things SP Search…

Over the last year, I’ve been putting far more focus into the Search Health Reports (SRx) and incorporating my lessons learned into this PowerShell tool-kit to empower anyone using it. As such, my time for blogging has suffered and let this site get a bit stale. That is soon going to change now that the SRx is…


How to delegate the Power BI Administrator Role via to the Office Administrator Portal

In October we added the ability to make it easier to administer Power BI with the Power BI Service Administrator Role. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/making-it-easier-to-administer-power-bi/  The documentation showed how to add this via PowerShell; today i was  asked for a pictorial walk through of adding a User to the Power BI Role via Office Administrator Portal which can…


Issue with Update tile in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations platform update 4 release on LCS

We recently announced the availability of Platform update 4 through Lifecycle Services. Since the release, we have discovered issues with the Servicing workflow for the Platform update 4 environment. The Updates tile, in the Environment details view, should only show updates that are applicable to your environment. However, for customers who have deployed a Platform…


Create an End-to-end IOT Scenario with Azure Services

IOT or Internet of things is taking over the world and we are encountering more and more of it in our daily lives. But when we come to think of it what does the word IOT actually mean? What are these IOT solutions and how do we start building them? To answer these questions, lets first…


Effective feature isolation with TFVC – what do you think of the work-in-progress sandbox?

We’re looking for ways to be more transparent with the development of our guidance, give the developer community an opportunity to give early feedback, and deliver value quicker. The guidance sandbox is where we’re planning to collaborate on new DevOps and Branching guidance, before committing to aka.ms/techarticles. Example For example, we just created this pull…


Guest post: Cyprein Marie – Developing Windows 10 Language Apps

As a teacher of French and German in a large Bristol secondary school, I’ve had a burning desire to give students the tools they need for their language revision. This is what led me to learn programming for Windows recently. What a journey! C# and XAML are no longer foreign languages to me.


Azure and Linux deploying via Azure Resource Manager

  The Azure platform SLA applies to virtual machines running the Linux OS only when one of the endorsed distributions is used. All Linux distributions that are provided in the Azure image gallery are endorsed distributions with the required configuration   See: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/virtual-machines-linux-endorsed-distros?toc=%2fazure%2fvirtual-machines%2flinux%2ftoc.json Azure Endorsed Linux Distributions Images on Azure Marketplace – https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com Azure MarketPlace…