10 Techniques to help you present better

One of the fun parts of my job here at Microsoft is being able to offer presentation skills sessions to my peers; this week getting ready for the MVP Summit next week and thought i would put down some of the best practices i often share.   Know your voice/persona Engage your audience LOUDER equals better…


What’s new in Universal Resource Scheduling for Dynamics 365 February 2018 Update

Applies to Universal Resource Scheduling solution (version 2.4.0.47), Field Service application (version 7.4.0.74), Project Service Automation application (version 2.4.0.48) On Dynamics 365 version 9.0.x)   Continuing our theme for our update releases, Universal Resource Scheduling February Update focuses on our customers, with improvements in user experience, feature discoverability, stability, and highly requested scenarios. For a…


PowerShell for Programmers: How to write a function the right way

Just like I mentioned in my first post, PowerShell supports a lot of stuff that makes it pretty easy to dive in and get stuff running. The following two examples are supported in PowerShell, but not something you should really be doing for any reusable tool set. Putting your parameters (arguments) next to the function…


Microsoft Connect Has Been Retired, how to find Dynamics downloads

Microsoft Connect has been retired in favor of new tools and services to engage with Microsoft. If you are a member of an active Connect program, you should have received information on how to continue your engagement with these new platforms, including some that are related with Dynamics products: Microsoft Dynamics 365 The Dynamics 365…


File nesting in Solution Explorer

We are excited to share with you a new capability in Visual Studio that was a clear ask from you, the community. Visual Studio has been nesting related files in Solution Explorer for a long time now, but not everybody agrees with the rules it uses. That’s not a problem any more because Visual Studio…


PowerShell sample for Privileged Identity Management (PIM) for Azure Resources

PIM for Azure Resources provides Just in Time (JIT) and Temporary access capabilities for Azure Resources. See more at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/privileged-identity-management/azure-pim-resource-rbac How cool would it be if I can use the MSGraph PIM api’s to build custom applications. For example, your IT Org has N different resource groups where you want to activate every day. It…


The Windows 10 Link List

This page can be called with the short link:  http://aka.ms/w10links Blue marked links are very important. Green marked links are very new or contain new content.   edited: 23/04/2018 – added links   Hi all, I created some time ago a link list of the most interesting links around Windows 10, which I also gave out…


PowerShell for Programmers: What happened to my operators?

Operators are one of the most frustrating things about learning PowerShell if you’re coming from just about any other language in existence. Operators like ==, <=, !=. etc. are almost ubiquitous in programming, but none of them are supported in PowerShell. This can lead to some pretty frustrating errors with things like If statements. You…