MXChip IoT DevKit board package v1.0.0 is now available

After a month work of stabilizing the code, fixing bugs and adding more samples, we are happy to release the v1.0.0 for our IoT DevKit. You can download the latest package by following the get started guide or from direct link here. And soon we will open source the stacks including firmware, toolchain and all…


Rules Extensions – MA Extension

  The following is just an example of what an MA Extension would like like and should only be used as a reference on how to build your own MA Extension, I use this post as a reference for all my MA Extension Post which I have broken up into sections Rules Extensions – ShouldProjectToMV…


Rules Extensions – Helper Functions

  This post is focused on Helper Functions  that Multiple Methods can call to complete a task, additionally talks about Function Overloading, “Overloaded functions enable programmers to supply different semantics for a function, depending on the types and number of arguments.” See Referenced Documents: Understanding the Helper Function Function Overloading Account-Expires attribute Pwd-Last-Set attribute Last-Logon-Timestamp…


On-premises TFS to VSTS Migration Whitepaper

  If your company/Team is planning to migrate on-premises Team foundation Server (TFS) collection(s) to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), whitepaper (link below) with this post can provide detailed information about the process & migration. White paper includes detailed information with screenshots to migrate a TFS 2008 based instance to VSTS.   TFS-to-VSTS-Migration_WhitePaper TFS-to-VSTS-Migration_WhitePaper_MSWord2003  …


Demystifying Windows as a Service – wake up! please.

TL;DR; (“too long; didn’t read”) There are some people who don´t have the time to read the whole text – if you are familiar with the topic the text in bold includes the most important points and is just for you. Disclaimer: This is a recommendation article for Enterprise Customers to adopt WaaS in the…


Tips for Running an Angular app in IIS

Laurie Atkinson, Premier Developer Senior Consultant, A few tweaks are necessary to take an Angular app and move it to IIS. Here is a list of changes required to get everything running smoothly. Using the Angular-CLI to generate an Angular SPA is an excellent way to scaffold out a well-organized application. This tool also includes…

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Skype for Business Online connectivity paths

Recently Microsoft released a blog article to provide awareness and guidance on Simplified port requirements for Skype for Business Online: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Simplified-port-requirements-for-Skype-for-Business-Online/ba-p/77094 which had an updated destination ports to the cloud that makes the high ports TCP and UDP optional. what concerns us here in this article is any traffic going through the Cloud services; so…


Client Certificate Authentication (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my earlier post on Client Certificate Authentication (Part 1) aka TLS Mutual Authentication. Earlier, I had discussed on what Client Certificates are and how they work in SSL/TLS Handshake. In this post, I will explain how to review SSL/TLS handshake with help of tools like WireShark & Curl. Before proceeding…


Excel Functions–Data Comparison and Manipulation

Ok so you might ask what does this posting have to do with FIM, MIM, or Identity Management … Well it doesn’t not Directly. I was involved in a scenario where I am Synchronizing Data across many Data Sources that Some are Read only to the Synchronization Service and when dealing with legacy data we…