Experiencing intermittent issues in Azure Portal – 09/30 – Resolved

Final Update: Sunday, 30 September 2018 20:00 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 09/30, 19:41 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 09/30, 07:47 UTC and that during the ~12 hours that it took to resolve the issue, some customers may have experienced issues while…


Navigational Links to portal from classic alerting emails are broken – 09/30 – Resolved

Final Update: Sunday, 30 September 2018 17:27 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 09/30, 16:25 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 09/28, 17:00 UTC and that during the 47 hours 25 minutes that it took to resolve the issue customers may have experienced broken…


OfficeMath

Microsoft Word 2007 and RichEdit 6.0 introduced the native Office math facility. PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote followed suit in 2010, and Mac Word followed in 2011. But ironically the native math facility hasn’t had a recognizable name. “Microsoft Equation Editor” (MEE) seems natural, but it’s the name of the Design Science math editor that shipped…


Using Async with ManualResetEventSlim

When I first started writing programs many years ago, my computer had only one processor and no notion of thread, because there was only one. Understanding code for it just meant following one “thread” of execution. I was trying to create a way to queue items to work on in a different thread than the…


Thursday Best Practices: How to find the correct MSDN and TechNet forum

Good day all! We are back with the Thursday Forum Best Practices where we discuss about a feature or practice on how you can best utilize MSDN/TechNet Forums. Today’s blog post topic is inspired from our weekly blog posting theme Wednesday Featured Forums that was published on a topic Wednesday Featured Forums: Where is the…


Early technical preview of JDBC 7.1.1 for SQL Server released

We have a new early technical preview of the JDBC Driver for SQL Server. Precompiled binaries are available on GitHub and also on Maven Central. Below is a summary of the new additions to the project, changes made, and issues fixed. Added Added streaming capabilities for Clob.getAsciiStream() #799 Fixed Issues Fixed a bug where calling length()…


Advanced search using driver attributes now available

We are excited to announce a powerful search experience in Hardware Partner Center with an advanced search feature that allows faster and deeper searches to discover your drivers easily. Why we are delivering this feature? Until today, you as a driver developer or publisher may have experienced slow page-load of the driver dashboard based on…


Public Preview of Graph Edge Constraints on SQL Server 2019

SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced native graph database capabilities used to model many-to-many relationships. The first implementation of SQL Graph introduced support for nodes to represent entities, edges to represent relationships and a new MATCH predicate to support graph pattern matching and traversal. We will be further expanding the graph database capabilities…


Public Preview of Dynamics 365 Channel Integration Framework is released- Bring your own channel provider with ease

Channel Integration Framework is a cloud-to-cloud extensible framework—set of APIs (methods, events, and protocols)—to build and integrate immersive communication experiences such that third-party communication widgets running on channel provider cloud can interact with Dynamics 365. With this framework, you can bring your own (third-party) channel provider or channel aggregators into Dynamics 365 Unified Interface Apps,…


Cloud Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) Diagram

Guessing most of us have seen a version of the diagram that compares the cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and on-premises environments, sometime within the past few years? You know, the one that uses a visualization of four software (layer cake) stacks to describe the differences between infrastructure, platform, and software “-as-a-service” models…