GitHub, NuGet, and VSTS

There are April 2018 releases on GitHub for DirectX Tool Kit (DX11 / DX12), DirectXTex, DirectXMesh, and UVAtlas. These were more minor releases focused on code quality, fixing a few bugs, and cleaning up some new /analyze issues based on the C++ Core Checker rules that will be appearing in Visual Studio 2017 (15.7 update)…


Setting Microsoft Outlook MailTips – Modern Workplace Tips

This morning a colleague working with a fellow customer account shot me an instant message. He said that the customer wanted to know if it was possible to set a MailtTip in Microsoft Outlook to alert their users when they were sending an email to someone outside of their organization. The short answer was yes,…


The Emerging Identity Security Perimeter – Archived Webcast

In this archived webcast delivered 4-25-2018 Microsoft’s Amir Gabrieli guest presents “The Emerging Identity Security Perimeter.” (note webcast starts at the 6:46 mark) Learn About: How an identity security perimeter   Extends the existing network perimeter Secures access to services and data beyond the firewall Architecture of the identity perimeter How to protect data in a borderless…


How to Get to the Keys/Secrets From Azure Active Directory

Introduction This article has been written to help find where the keys/secrets are in the Azure portal depending on how you have set up your application. It will also provide some help in regards to extending/changing the Client Secret for an Enterprise Application in a Multi-Tenanted Scenario.     Custom AAD Registration Keys/Secrets In order…


Azure SQL Database – the database engine that cannot die

Azure SQL Database is highly available database Platform as a Service that guarantees that your database will be up and running 99.99% of time, without worrying about maintenance and downtimes. This is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine process hosted in Azure cloud that ensures that your SQL Server database is always upgraded/patched without…


Copy and Paste Tips for Excel to PowerPoint – Modern Workplace Tips

Yesterday I was with a client discussion collaboration and co-authoring scenarios in Office 365. During the session when I discussed co-authoring and full fidelity round-tripping across rich apps, web view, and mobile apps, I received and objection from one of the attendees. He wanted to know how we could guarantee full fidelity round-tripping and no…


Unified Service Desk 3.3.0 is Released

Continuing towards our goal towards bringing the best and the brightest of Dynamics 365 experiences to our users, enabling our developer community to build and deploy robust solutions, and providing our customers with even more reliable and compliant Unified Service Desk, we have released the latest version 3.3.0. Download Unified Service Desk 3.3.0 The highlights…


Replication Enhancement – Distribution Database in Availability Group

SQL Server replication uses the publisher, distributor, and subscriber paradigm to provide logical data replication capability between different SQL Server instances, and sometime with heterogeneous data source or data destination. Replication uses the distribution databases hosted on a distributor to centrally manage and control the configuration and operation of data replication. While the actual data…


New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019.  We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be.  To do so, go to this link and sign up….


Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be. To do so, go to this link and sign up….