Topology Blast–Send topology change updates to all instances at once

  Windows Azure SDK 2.2 introduces the concept of a topology blast.  This blog post will describe how topology changes happen at the fabric level and how you can take advantage of topology blast to build a more robust service.   Definitions: Role Topology – The number of instances, number of internal endpoints, and composition…


Simple consoles and async

[UPDATE: 12/11/2017 – Asynchronous Main methods are now directly supported in c# 7.1. See this post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benwilli/2017/12/08/async-main-is-available-but-hidden/] When presenting, I like to demonstrate simple concepts in console apps because they don’t have any other baggage around them. This is a problem with async code though because you cannot have an async Main method. Entry point…


What version of Team Foundation Server do I have?

Team Foundation Server has improved a lot over the years. From being deployed to physical machine(s) to the cloud. There has been a variation in terms of updates pushed to Team Foundation Server from 2005 to the latest version (2013). In simple terms, in 2005, 2008 and 2010, the updates were given out as Service…


Important application hotfixes

Short link to this page is http://aka.ms/axapp   Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Area Topic Build Comment Update Link Financials General Electronic Reporting 7.2.11792.62135 15 Aug 17 After App7.2 KB4036532   Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Area Topic Build Comment Update Link RUS CLADR > Storage and Import of FIAS 6.3.6000.3510 27 Dec 2017 After CU13…


2. Neues Übermittlungsverfahren zur Zusammenfassenden Meldung (ZM)

Die Objekte für die Zusammenfassende Meldung im sog. ELMA5-Verfahren für die Version Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1/R2 wurden überarbeitet und am 05. September ausgetauscht. Das aktuellste Paket ist das mit der Bezeichnung „TFS352870_EUSalesList_DE_NAV2009SP1“. Folgende Änderungen wurden vorgenommen: – In ELMA5-Erstmeldungen/Originalmeldungen (im Abgrenzung zu „Korrekturmeldungen“) dürfen, anders als bei der ZM vorher (REP 11007 – xml) keine…


Visual Studio 2012: "The event log file is full" error message

I installed Visual Studio 2012 Professional. The installation did not complete successfully so I ran a Repair. During the Repair, the following error occurred: The event log file is full   Thanks to a StackOverflow post, (which I’m not finding today), the following steps resolved the issue: 1. In Control Panel, uninstall Visual Studio 2012. 2….


Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments

this post, and the posts it links to have been updated for VS 2013 RTM – enjoy! Hi, I am Daniel Moth, a Program Manager in Visual Studio. I don’t know about you, but I usually spend more time (and more fun time in fact!) in the debugger than I do in actually constructing my app….


The new Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller website

Microsoft globally sells academic licences for our software and services exclusively through Authorised Education Resellers (AERs). It’s an authorisation programme that ensures that customers are able to get the appropriate advice about the best licensing option for a particular scenario, and ensures that our partners only sell Microsoft Academic licences to the customers who qualify…

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Setting up Always On Availability group on SQL Server 2012

Note: User is expected to have basic knowledge of Always On Availability groups. Pre-requisites :- Setting up Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) Installation of Windows Server edition (2008 R2 or higher), SQL Server 2012, Windows Cluster + KB for quorum voting configuration, SQL Light Speed and DFS. The primary and the secondaries on the primary…