Innovation, passion and inspiration: Imagine Cup day 1 is in the books!

Team Vanguards: Noof Abdulla (foreground) and Mahmood AlSarhani (background) The first day of Imagine Cups has ended, and it was a whirlwind of nerves, drama and demos. Wednesday morning, the 35 Imagine Cup World Finals teams made last-minute tweaks to their demos, paced the hallways practicing their speeches and reminded themselves why they were at…


OOM.NET – The problem with modifying the iterating object in a “foreach”

Ahhh “foreach”. Usage of foreach can be either a blessing or a curse. Unfortunately, a lot of developers don’t understand that it can cause issues. The need to avoid it when code in a foreach will do an operation (move, delete, etc.) is something which blows the minds of even seasoned developers. What you will…


Lesson Learned #4: Modifying the default time zone for your local time zone.

Currently, the default time zone on Azure SQL DB is UTC. Unfortunately, there is not possible to change by server configuration or database configuration. All Azure services use UTC time zone settings, regardless of their physical location. This also applies for SQL Azure, so if you need a custom time zone you’ll have to manage that in…


IIS Bindings

Introduction A binding is an attribute of a website which is used to uniquely identify itself and consists of a combination of IP, Port and the Hostname. Basically Binding = IP + Port + Hostname Confusion So if its that simple, where and when does the confusion arise? Consider a situation where you have multiple websites hosted…

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Azure AD B2C is now GA in North America

Welcome to the Azure AD B2C service blog! We’ll use this blog to post service notifications & minor updates. You should continue to monitor other official channels as well. To kick start this blog, we have some great news! Today we announced the general availability of our service in North America. Read this blog post…


Lesson Learned #3: Modifying the fulltext stopword list in Azure SQL Database.

Hello everyone This morning I was working in a new very interesting situation is using fulltext, as you, probably know, Azure SQL Database V12 is possible to use fulltext with partial implementation, until today. In this situation, we are not able to obtain any row running the following query SELECT [Key] as OrgId, [Rank] as Score FROM CONTAINSTABLE(Company, Name,…


Export Dynamics AX”7” Entities to your own Azure SQL Database

We are happy to announce the availability of the feature to export Dynamics AX Data Entities to your own database with hotfix KB 3175368 and KB 3175369 available for download immediately. This feature will also be included with the next Dynamics AX platform update. With this capability, Administrators have the ability to “configure your own…


Mobile Report Publisher update for July now available!

The July 2016 update of the Mobile Report Publisher is now available for SQL Server 2016 with over forty bug fixes and optimizations included with this release. Download SQL Server 2016 Download Mobile Report Publisher Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 (x86) (if prompted) Download Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 (Recommended)…