Linux Azure VM Scale Sets with shared storage using Lustre

Update from November 21, 2018: Information below is dated. Please review a more recent article from Azure CAT team describing Parallel File Systems for HPC Storage on Azure and download PDF of the whitepaper. Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set is a compute resource you can use to deploy and manage an elastic collection of identical…


Small Basic Featured Program – Program Database

This was a challenge to write a database program with Small Basic.  I started to write this program in June last year in a Challenge of the Month.  But suspended because of Combo Box coding.  Code of Combo Box has been completed last month.  Then I restarted to write my database program and reported about the…


Reporting as finished with the option to mark the order as ended

This blog post describes a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in article 3124753. When reporting a batch order or a production order as finished with End job, the order state will be updated to Reported as finished. This state indicates that no more finished goods are going to be…


Deploying Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* on Microsoft Azure

Arsen Vladimirskiy | Updated April 27, 2016 Update from November 21, 2018: Information below is dated. Please review a more recent article from Azure CAT team describing Parallel File Systems for HPC Storage on Azure and download PDF of the whitepaper. About Lustre Lustre is the most widely used parallel filesystem in high performance computing…


Recommended settings for materials that acts as consumables in production

The core team has been engaged in a couple of requests about how to set up raw materials that acts as consumables in production. In these requests the following characteristics has been used for consumables: They are never stored in the raw material warehouse, but filled up directly at the production locations, therefore warehouse work…


New support for serial number registration in production

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, which is planned for release in mid-October, enables scenarios where registration of a component’s serial number can be postponed until the time of consumption in production. Here is one of the customer scenarios we have been looking at: Most of the components we use for our…


Order picking from license plate locations

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, that is planned to be released mid-October, enables order picking from license plate locations for raw material picking. This hotfix also introduces a policy that controls the status of the material line after raw material picking has been completed. Order picking from license plate locations For raw…


Overproduction in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  With the introduction of the new warehouse management capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, it is possible to Report as finished a production or batch order from a handheld device. The only disadvantage of using this capability is that you can’t overproduce. The user will be blocked by the error: Quantity reported as finished…


ERROR_CONNECTION_TERMINATED msdeploy web deploy

NOTE:  This exception happens most often when your corporate IT department has a firewall rule or proxy which is preventing the deployment to be made.  The first step should be that you attempt a deployment outside of your corporate network, perhaps from home when connected on your private ISP. I was doing some deployments to…


The Top 10 Project Management Books

Note: This article is updated at Program Management Books. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” — H.E. Luccock Being an effective program manager at Microsoft means knowing how to make things happen.  While being a program manager requires a lot more than project management, project management is still at the…