Microsoft Dynamics Partner Readiness Update October 2016

BREAKING NEWS Are You Ready for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Launch? Dynamics 365 Launch Blitz Readiness sessions are round the corner in early October. Hurry and REGISTER NOW if you have not done so! Oct 6, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (Australian Daylight Savings Time) Attend these Sales and Technical Blitz sessions to learn more! Subject matter…


Deploy an Azure Container Service cluster – Tips and Tricks

Deploying an Azure Container Service (ACS) cluster is fairly easy. You can use the Azure portal, PowerShell scripts or CLI command lines. You can find a good introduction to ACS at github. You can find step by step instructions below. Deploy an Azure Container Service cluster Connect to an Azure Container Service cluster Container management…


[Service Restored] Customers receiving delayed data acquisition

Final Status: A SQL server entered an unhealthy state and strained resources across the service. Engineers have followed documented procedures to restore full functionality to the Dynamics AX Service. User Experience: Affected users may have experienced intermittent slow data acquisition. Customer Impact: A subset of customers in North America. Incident Start Time: Friday, September 30, 2016,…


Application Insights Planned Maintenance – 09/20 – Initial Notice

Planned Maintenance: 17:00 UTC, 20 September 2016 – 03:00 UTC, 1 October 2016The Application Insights team will be performing planned maintenance on Availability Web Test feature. During the maintenance window we will be installing necessary updates on underlying infrastructure. During this timeframe some customers may experience very short availability data gaps in one test location at…


Quickstart: Sending an alarm in Windows 10

In Windows 10 UWP, alarms are simply Toast notifications with the “alarm” scenario. And to make an alarm appear at a specific time, you use a scheduled Toast notification. Quick Summary If you are already familiar with sending scheduled Toast notifications, the only missing piece is simply using the “alarm” scenario on the Toast XML…


Preview 3 of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver 13 for Linux is released!

Hi all, we are delighted to share the second early technical preview of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for Linux –  (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application. The major highlight of this release is a native command line install experience (apt/yum), for…


New filter experience on the Marketplace

We have enabled a new filter experience with the aim of simplifying the search and navigation on the Marketplace. Filters are now part of the results page, providing more prominence to the extensions on the page. It also allows us to add more filter options, like the Price filter, to quickly filter for paid extensions…


Controlling exposure through feature flags in VS Team Services

One question that I often get from customers is how we manage exposing features in the service. Features may not be complete or need to be revealed at a particular time. We may want to get early feedback. With the team working in master and deploying every three-week sprint, let’s take a look at how…


Performance issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 9/30 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 30 September 2016 16:06 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 30 September 2016 15:39 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 30 September 2016 13:38 UTC. Customers should now be able to use Search functionality and TFS Timetracker feature.  We understand that customers rely on…