Agile and the Theory of Constraints – Part 3: The Development Team (1)

(Note: The first version of this was a very random draft rather than the first part that I wrote. I blame computer elves. This should be a bit more coherant) This episode of the series will focus on the development team – how a feature idea becomes a shippable feature. A few notes before we…


Lesson Learned #22: How to identify blocking issues?

Today, we were working on a service request where our customer reported that, some TRUNCATE executions are taking more time that they expected. Normally, these TRUNCATE commands just only take 3 or 5 seconds to complete, however, this time, the problem is that they never finish. Using the following TSQL command: select conn.session_id as blockerSession,conn2.session_id as…


Dynamics Retail Discount Extensibility – Register a New Discount Type

Update: this is out of date. The replacement: Dynamics Retail Discount Extensibility – Multiple ISVs We have some code snippets of how to register your new discount type. Customized retail discount store public class CustomizedRetailDiscountStore : RetailDiscountStore { protected override DiscountBase CreateDiscount(PeriodicDiscount discountAndLine) { if ((int)discountAndLine.PeriodicDiscountType == TeaserDiscount.PeriodicDiscountOfferTypeTeaser) { return new TeaserDiscount(discountAndLine.ValidationPeriod); } else if…


Keine Karten für die Build bekommen? Hier kannst Du die Build kostenlos sehen! (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Das Streaming Event wurde vorverschoben und findet schon um 17:00 Uhr statt, Einlass ist daher schon um 16:30. Wir freuen uns auf euch!
Der Kartenverkauf hat begonnen und schon sind alle Karten ausverkauft! Keine Karten für die Build bekommen? Dann haben wir für euch genau das Richtige!
Wir holen die //build nach Österreich! (Linz, Graz & Wien)
Datum und Uhrzeit: 10. Mai 2017 | 16:45 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr


Dynamics 365 for Financials: Initial User and Security Setup

I’ve had a lot of support requests for users who are unable to sign into Financials.  This problem is usually a symptom of the users being new to the Microsoft O365SaaS environment and Financials.  I’ve created a video that quickly walks through the main points that you need to be aware of when setting up…


Vcpkg recent enhancements

Vcpkg simplifies acquiring and building open source libraries on Windows. Since our first release we have continually improved the tool by fixing issues and adding features. The latest version of the tool is 0.0.71, here is a summary of the changes in this version: Add support for Visual Studio 2017 VS2017 detection Fixed bootstrap.ps1 and…


IaC on Azure – An introduction of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? Infrastructure as Code is a process of managing and provisioning computing infrastructure with some declarative approach while setting their configuration using definition files instead of traditional interactive configuration tools.   What are the benefits of IaC? Consistency Consistently achieve standardised provisioning or deployment Accelerating Accelerating provisioning or deployment rapidly…


Microsoft in Education: Upcoming Webinars and On-Demand Content

View all of our upcoming live webinars and enjoy a range of on-demand content available now. Microsoft in Education are laying on a variety of different webinars of a diverse series of topics, all hosted by teachers and experts from all over the UK. They are all free to join, so register for as many as you’d like, and learn new tricks and trips to apply in your classroom! These webinars are designed by teachers wanting to tell stories about how different technologies and techniques can be applied, as well as sharing best practises for personal development. This blog contains a list of what we have coming up, as well as the past webinars which are available on demand right now.


Skype for Business の機能をアプリに追加してみよう その 2

前回の記事では、UCWA を利用して Skype for Business の機能を UWP アプリケーションに追加しましたが、今回は機能を充実させてみます。 追加する内容 以下のものを追加してみます。 – 自分の写真を取得して表示 – 連絡先に入っているコンタクトの名前、写真およびステータスを取得して表示 – ステータスのアップデート機能 事前作業 上記機能を追加できるよう、事前の作業をしておきます。 写真の追加 1. https://portal.office.com に自分のアカウントでログインします。 2. アプリケーションより「メール」を起動します。 3. 画面右上の ユーザーアイコンをクリックし、「変更」をクリックします。 4. 写真のアップロードより写真をアップロードして、保存します。 5. 同じ作業を他に作成したユーザーでも行い、すべてのユーザーに個別の写真を設定します。 Skype for Business グループにコンタクト追加 1. https://portal.office.com に自分のアカウントでログインします。 2. アプリケーションより「メール」を起動します。 3. 画面右上の Skype for Business アイコンをクリックします。 4. 画面左の検索アイコンをクリックします。 5. 同僚を検索して選択し、「連絡先に追加します」をクリックします。 6. 同じ操作を繰り返し、同僚を連絡先に追加します。 アプリケーションの改修 モデルの追加 まず表示する同僚のクラスを定義します。…


Changing my Workflow Manager Farm Certificates

From my experience one of the situation that most scares anyone administering a WFM Farm is changing/update the certificates. In fact, there is no reason for that fear because the process is pretty much straightforward. See how easy it is. So, the first step should be updating the Service Bus Services, for that you should…