I want to apologize for the deviation from schedule in the month of March. I have not covered the following topics as promised:
- Feb 26: Approving requests programmatically
- Mar 5: Sync config: Fundamentals of ma-data and mv-data
- Mar 12: Sync config: Updating the SQL MA
- Mar 19: Adding a custom AuthZ workflow
- Mar 26: Adding a custom Action workflow
There are two reasons for this. First, I do not have a build of ILM “2” RC (or now called by some as RC0) running at the moment. All of my Hyper-V images and lab boxes run more recent builds of the product. Because of the web service changes I cannot use the existing public client. Also, because of the wonderful feedback I’ve gotten about the public client, we came up with a new prototype that has a very different API.* This prototype isn’t compatible with the RC build, so I cannot use it in this forum, yet. There simply isn’t code I can present which shows how to programmatically approve requests or create ma-data objects.
Second, we spent the month of March planning and getting approved to code a much desired tool for customers. We will announce details when appropriate. If you attended the MVP Summit a few weeks back, we took your feedback on this tool seriously: We are not using sync. It’s PowerShell all the way!
Next week I’ll present the agenda for April and Q2. I would like to set the expectations now that the upcoming agenda will be sparse with code as we tread water in-between releases. When the next release is available, we will pick back up on the uncovered topics and expand to more using the latest version of the client.
*We use this prototype in extensibility demos of the product. The intention is to gain feedback and wisdom in building a supported web service client.