11/26 – This Blog Is Moving

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Maintain high-quality contact data to maximize deliverability and  performance with Dynamics 365 for Marketing

One of the fastest ways to lose sender reputation when doing email marketing is to generate a high number of hard bounces and spam complaints from your email blasts. Your deliverability rates will fall together with your sender reputation, and you risk ultimately landing on blacklists operated by internet watchdogs, major corporations, and major inbox…


Friday Five: Python with Power BI, Microsoft Azure, and More!

Microsoft Azure: implement Update Management Silvio Di Benedetto is founder and CEO at Inside Technologies. He is a Digital Transformation helper, and Microsoft MVP for Cloud Datacenter Management. Silvio is a speaker and author, and collaborates side-by-side with some of the most important IT companies including Microsoft, Veeam, Parallels, and 5nine to provide technical sessions. Follow him on…


Application Insights – Advisory 12/13

As part of capacity management & to upscale performance, we have added multiple new agents to the pool, which is used for Application Insights Availability Monitoring feature. Customers, who whitelist IPs for availability tests, would need to add the following new IPs to their firewall rules along with existing IP Address: Australia East 104.210.65.220 52.187.246.13 52.147.30.74 52.187.250.193…


Experiencing Data Access issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 12/13 – Resolved

Final Update: Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:18 UTC. This is a retroactive notification for an incident in Application Insights.We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 12/13, 10:54 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 12/13, 08:50 UTC and that during the 2 hours and 4 minutes that it took to resolve the…


Release Notes for Project Service Automation Update Release 11, V2.4.7.52

Applies to: Project Service Automation for Dynamics 365 We’re pleased to announce the latest update for the Project Service Automation application for Dynamics 365. This release includes bug fixes. This release is compatible with Dynamics 365 9.x. To update to this release, visit the Admin Center for Dynamics 365 online, solutions page to install the…


Release Notes for Project Service Automation Update Release 11, V2.4.8.47

Applies to: Project Service Automation for Dynamics 365 We’re pleased to announce the latest update for the Project Service Automation application for Dynamics 365. This release includes bug fixes. This release is compatible with Dynamics 365 9.x. To update to this release, visit the Admin Center for Dynamics 365 online, solutions page to install the…


Free Azure Subscription–no credit card needed

What if you have Azure Subscription to play with and need no credit card? Pretty cool, huh!!! You must explore Microsoft Hands on Labs https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/selfpacedlabs  This gives you labs for both on-premises and Azure. The one which is Azure will take you to a console which would have instructions and Azure user id and password….


Visual Studio Toolbox: Building Bots Part 1

A bot is software that interacts with humans to do things like chat, make recommendations, book travel and more. This is the first of a two part series where Sam Basu shows us how to build bots. What are the tools we use and how do they work? Once you understand that, you can think…