Sending email from an Azure Web App using an O365 SMTP server

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-10-sending-email-from-an-azure-web-app-using-an-o365-smtp-server.html One of the surprises I had when I moved many of my sites from a domain hoster to an Azure Web App was that the platform only provided web services and that I had lost my SMTP services.  That meant I was not able to…


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…


What does Connection_Dropped_List_Full mean

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-10-what-does-connection_dropped_list_full-mean.html When you look in the HTTP Error log (c:WindowsSystem32LogFilesHTTPERR) and see a lot of Connection_Dropped_List_Full error reasons logged, it means that the client has dropped the connection so many times, in a short period, that the log in which the dropped connections are stored has…


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…


The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 1: New User Synchronization

Let’s take a deep-dive look at the actual synchronization process. For the purpose of this example, we will keep our environment very simple. For the time being, forget about the FIM portal or any other data sources. In this scenario, we will have a SQL data source (HR, for example) and an Active Directory. The…


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…


Create a W3WP memory dump, quick and easy

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-09-create-a-w3wp-memory-dump-quick-and-easy.html I have written a number of articles on how to create memory dumps for troubleshooting W3WP process hangs, crashes or memory consumption issues. • Create a memory dump when the W3WP process terminates using Procdump • Creating a W3WP Memory dump on Windows Server 2003 • Creating a…


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…