The leading B2B & SaaS startups conference comes back to Australia, Join us in Sydney on Thursday 28th September 2017!

B2B Rocks, the first and leading conference about B2B & SaaS startups around the world is coming back to Sydney for its second edition, after a successful one in 2016 and several editions in Paris, France.   Register here! Promo Code: MICROSOFT (Offering $50 Discount)   This year, the conference is supported by Lendlease, which…


PIX 1709.18.004 – Dr. PIX bandwidth on AMD and Intel, access tracking for bindless resources, more performance warnings, and pixtool save-resource

Today we released PIX 1709.18.004 beta and an updated WinPixEventRuntime (version 1.0.170918004). New in this release: Dr. PIX  “Bandwidth” page is now enabled on AMD and Intel Access tracking for bindless resources PIX now instruments shaders so it knows exactly what data was read or written via dynamic indexing This makes the Pipeline view far…


Installing Hotfixes – Please use the Update Installer

Greetings, Dynamics community!  We’ve all been there.  You are trying to resolve a problem in your production Dynamics AX deployment.  You discover a hotfix in LCS that should resolve the issue.  You also discover that there are hundreds of axmodel files that are included in the hotfix. The clock is ticking and the pressure is…


Deleting Azure AD Tenant – Unable to delete all Enterprise Applications

Hi All, This is a quick guide on deleting an Azure AD Tenant, especially when there is some stubborn enterprise applications that refuse to go away. Few weeks ago, I was trying to delete an Azure AD that I created as a test account for my customer. I happily go to portal.azure.com, changed to the…


WCF: Consume WCF REST service by HttpClient

In a recent case, one of my customers requested how to consume the WCF REST Service by taking the help of System.Net.Http.HttpClient modules (introduced in .NET 4.5). I hope the following details would help in depth.   Create a new WCF service application project named “RestService” WCF REST service contract appears as the following. namespace…


Azure Storage Account Security

There have been a number of recent high profile data exposures related to storage of data within cloud services. Often times data isn’t properly secured in these services, leaving sensitive data exposed and putting customers and businesses at risk. Azure Blob storage is a great method to cost effectively store data, from key/value pairs to…


TFS 2017 Update 3 RC is available

Today we released the Release Candidate for Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 3.  Following the pattern of all of our Update 3 releases, TFS 2017 Update 3 is a small release, focused on bug fixes – mostly a roll up of fixes for issues that we’ve uncovered as increasing numbers of customers have adopted the…


C++ Myths and Reality

The world is built on C++: Windows and its 3400 dlls, Explorer app, MS Paint, your browsers (Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox), your multimedia player, Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc), Notepad++, SysInternals Suite Tools, etc. Here is a picture I wrote about C++ myths and reality ; it’s funny. Everybody can catch something.


Azure Log Analytics: Using the Parse operator

Today I had to look at getting some data from SecurityEvent.  This is using the new Log Analytics query language and the Advanced Analytics portal. I was looking at EventID: 5061, but you can use any EventID you like, e.g. SecurityEvent | where EventID == 5061 This returns all the normal fields such as Computer,…


How Schools can better prepare students for the uncertain future

Microsoft in Education recently held School Leadership breakfasts in 5 capital cities, hosted by US expert and Ph.D. Dr. Gary Stager. The theme for this event series was ‘How Schools can better prepare students for the uncertain future’. Gary has spent the past 35 years helping schools around the world embrace technology as an intellectual…