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…


SQL Server on Linux: CU4 – NewSequentialId() – Uuid

  Prior to SQL Server 2017 CU4 for Linux (Linux only) the generation of a sequential UUID may not function as expected.  SQL Server’s NewSequentialId() calls the Windows API UuidCreateSequential, which is limited in SQLPAL, prior to the CU 4 update. SQL Server on Linux – CU4 advances the logic in the SQLPAL, in support…


‘Talking With The Eyes’: This MVP Teamed Up With An Old Friend To Test Window 10’s New Eye Control Feature  

Microsoft’s mission has long been to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Again and again, Microsoft MVPs prove they take this mission to heart. Among the many inspiring examples is Guatemala-based MVP Juan Alvarado – and how he teamed up with Microsoft to change an old friend’s life.   Juan and Otto Knoke have been…


Closing the Gender divide in technology

A longstanding issue is the need for more women to become involved in STEM, with hosts of research finding a lack of uptake from girls for a career in STEM not just in the UK but around the world. So with this issue in mind, we focus on Technology and EdTech to see how this…