Extending Dynamics 365 for Operations

Dynamics 365 for Operations has great support for implementing pure add-on solutions. A pure add-on solution is extending the existing functionality using non-intrusive extension points.   In the Dynamics AX era implementing non-intrusive solutions was near impossible. My decade old Channel 9 video on Smart customizations is recommending being as little intrusive as possible. That…


Create a Container with Active Directory Support

Windows Containers don’t ship with Active Directory support and due to their nature can’t (yet) act as a full-fledged domain joined objects, but a certain level of Active Directory functionality can be supported through the use of Globally Manages Service Accounts (gMSA). An introduction to gMSA can be found here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2012/12/16/windows-server-2012-group-managed-service-accounts/ The gMSA is used…


Group Managed Service Accounts

If the app which you will be deploying to a Windows Container requires Active Directory support, then you will need to obtain at least one Group Managed Service Account (gMSA). In this post we will describe how to create/obtain a gMSA, in later posts we will show you how to apply them to Windows Containers. If…


How to unconfigure TFS 2015 Build Agent Service

There may be times when you need to unconfigure, or remove a build agent configured as a service  TFS 2015 and above and there are a few steps missing from the online documentation. UNCONFIGURE AGENT: The steps to configure/unconfigure are located here https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/admin/agents/v1-windows Open a command prompt in admin mode and navigate to the folder…


Thursday Content Spotlight – December TechNet Guru Winners!

Today we’d like to highlight some of the amazing content that has been coming into our community coffers last month. Some of it is Azure related, as you’ll see below, so I drop a blog here about it.   Every month those that are most awesome within our world-wide community contribute some of their knowledge back…


Skype for Business の機能をアプリに追加してみよう その 1

今回から数回で、C# を使った、開発中のアプリケーションに Skype for Business の機能を組み込む方法を紹介します。 Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) UCWA は Skype for Business (オンライン/設置型ともに) の機能を、簡単気軽に REST で呼び出せる API です。概要や基本的な使い方については、以下のブログがわかりやすいので参考にしてみてください。 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tsmatsuz/2013/03/26/lync-ucwa-unified-communications-web-api/ UCWA C# ライブラリ UCWA 2.0 は現時点でオフィシャルの C# ライブラリがありませんが、コミュニティエフォートで公開中です。 ソース: https://github.com/kenakamu/UCWA2.0-CS 以下手順でローカルにソースをダウンロードしておきます。 1. https://github.com/kenakamu/UCWA2.0-CS にアクセス。 2. 画面右側の 「Clone or download」より「Download ZIP」をクリック。 3. 保存した ZIP を右クリックし「プロパティ」を確認。ロックされている場合はアンロックする。 4. ZIP ファイルを任意のディレクトリに解凍。 Skype for Business 環境の準備 兎にも角にも…


Using Backup to URL in SQL Server 2012 instance

  In this post, we would like to explain on how we can overcome the limitation of using the feature “backup to URL” in Maintenance Plan wizard in SQL 2012   Symptoms We cannot take backups from maintenance plans using backup to URL to Azure Blob Storage using SQL 2012 Engine instance with 2012/2014/2016 SSMS….


Azure Relay Namespace Separation

We wanted to provide an update on this blog post about separating our namespaces. You may have noticed we didn’t include specific dates for Azure Relay namespace separation. This was done so we could focus first on Service Bus queues and topics and Event Hubs. Now we are ready to follow a similar process for…


Predicting NYC Taxi Tips using MicrosoftML

MicrosoftML is a new package for Microsoft R Server that adds state-of-the-art algorithms and data transforms to Microsoft R Server functionality. MicrosoftML includes these algorithms: Fast linear learner, with support for L1 and L2 regularization. Fast boosted decision tree. Fast random forest. Logistic regression, with support for L1 and L2 regularization. GPU-accelerated Deep Neural Networks…