Creating New Power BI Custom Visuals

Step 0 The first step of the process is to install the Power BI Custom Visual Tool globally on your development machine. To do so, you need Node JS and NPM version 5.0 or later. Our second step will involve generating a localhost certificate, which will be located in your dev machine’s global NPM Node…


ARM automated deployment for Logic App SOAP Custom Connector

We released last year support for automated translation of SOAP services into a REST-interface connector for Logic Apps integration. This is good to try out and develop a test or small scale integration. Yet if you want to do it through multiple environments, regions, or alike repeated deployment for enterprise, you will want to automated the deployment of the…


Import a Power BI Custom Visual

All you need to import a Custom Visual from the Power BI App Store is a Microsoft account and one Power BI report. You can import the custom visual into Power BI on the web by visiting  https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/ and clicking “Sign In” Note: Ensure that you have uploaded a table of data to your workspace and have…


Configure WordPress Database Connection on Azure App Services

Configure WordPress Database Connection on Azure App Services For WordPress sites hosted on Azure App Services, there are two ways to configure database connection in wp-config.php. When you modify database connection for WordPress, verify the connection from wp-config.php. 1. Current WordPress installed on Azure App Services pull database connection information from hosting environment- code in…


My Volunteer Experience with TEALS

In this post, App Dev Manager Ruth Ferland shares her experience volunteering through TEALS to promote Computer Science and the education of kids in her community. For School Year 2017-18, I decided to volunteer for TEALS (https://www.tealsk12.org/). TEALS stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools. It’s a non-profit organization in the United States that…


Availability issues and Performance Degradation in multiple regions – 05/22 – Mitigated

Final Update: Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 17:08 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 5/22 16:55 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on May 22 2018 14:55 UTC that during the 2 hours that it took to resolve the issue, users have experienced availability impact and severe performance degradation…


LCS (May 2018 – release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (May 2018, release 2). Performance and reliability improvements In this release of LCS we have made performance improvements to the Cloud hosted environments page. We have also addressed feedback on improving the load times for…


Webhooks and Email Notifications in Visual Studio App Center Build

We’re excited to announce the launch of build status notifications for Visual Studio App Center! Based on your feedback, we know some of you are customizing your build definitions to notify your team about the build status. Now you can say goodbye to these custom steps and simply use the email and webhook notifications feature…


Azure API Management PowerShell Cmdlets update

We are pleased to announce that Azure PowerShell Cmdlets version 6.1 is out and contains the following updates related to Azure API Management: AzureRM.ApiManagement is using 2018-01-01 management API version Added support for versions and revisions Added support for ServiceFabric backends Added support for Azure Application Insights loggers Added support for the Basic SKU Added support…