Installing MIM Synchronization Service with an Offline Spare

Using This Guide: Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 Synchronization Server installation. You may perform search and replace on the variables listed below to create a detailed build guide customized for your environment. Document Variables: Description Search and Replace Variable The Domain’s…


Experiencing Data Access Issue in Azure and OMS portal for Log Analytics – 05/24 – Resolved

Final Update: Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:37 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 5/24, 21:25 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 5/24, 19:45 UTC and that during the 40 minutes that it took to resolve the issue 10% of customers experienced delays in getting…


5/29 Webinar: Building Spectacular Power BI Dashboards with Zebra BI visuals

During Matt Allington’s webinar: Time intelligence for retail and wholesale industries with Power BI   the request was made to have a webinar on the best practices for Visualization Business Data particularly Time On Time changes.   With that in mind i have invited Andreje to come show how many of the internal teams at Microsoft are doing this…


Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Automation

In a recent blog post, I described that Azure Traffic Manager (ATM) can be useful in failover scenarios for applications with private endpoints, e.g. internal web apps running in an Internal Load Balancer (ILB) App Service Environment (ASE). In the previous post, I described how the failover can be done manually in the portal and…


Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Manual Method

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is available in Azure Government and it offers many advantages for Government Web Applications. For mission critical applications, it may be a requirement to be able to failover to an alternative region in the event of an application and/or data center…


Did you plan for accidental deletion of your critical data in Azure?

In his post, Principal App. Dev. Manager Rick Caudle lays out a strategy for dealing with business-critical data in Azure. So, you moved to the Cloud and you fully understand Azure Storage and all the greatness that comes with the various replication options i.e. Locally redundant storage (LRS), Zone-redundant storage (ZRS), Geo-redundant storage (GRS). All…


Dynamics 365 Portals Security model

Before doing a deep dive in an organized way of the portals security model i want to say lot of this content is coming from Microsoft’s documentation that you can visit in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/portals its probably the best place where you will get the most up to date information available. I have created this blog entry from…


The hackathon at UG FOCUS 18

As many of you know, we conducted a Hackathon at the UG FOCUS in Indianapolis this week. “A hackathon, a hacker neologism, is an event when programmers meet to do collaborative computer programming.” It all started a little over a month ago, where Mark Rhodes from the User Group called me and asked if I…


Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2017 RTM

The 7th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2017 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU7 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4229789 Starting with SQL Server 2017, we are adopting…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Hot Extensions

In this episode, I am joined by Justin Clareburt, who shows us several Visual Studio extensions that he has written, including: Hot Commands [01:40], a collection of commands and shortcuts for enhanced productivity in Visual Studio IDE. Hot Settings [14:55], menus and toolbars that expose Visual Studio settings Hot Windows [22:40], which provides a menu…