Experiencing Data Access Issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 09/18 – Resolved

Final Update: Monday, 18 September 2017 22:53 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 09/18, 21:50 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 09/18, 21:05 UTC and that during the 45 minutes that it took to resolve the issue customers would have experienced Data Access…


Please uninstall our deprecated extensions!

Are you using one of these [partially] deprecated extensions from the marketplace? Print Cards 800+ installations remain. Deprecated since October 4th, 2016. Extension was deprecated aa the gap was filled by Agile Cards. Latest sample code can be found here. Folder Management 25k+ installations remain. Partially deprecated for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team…


Visual Studio Team Services is in Canada!

In 2014, we set a goal to make Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) a global service. This is driven by our commitment to provide our customers around the world great performance and compliance with local data sovereignty requirements. Between 2014 and 2016 we announced VSTS instances in Europe, Australia, India, and Brazil. Along the way…

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Partner Post: Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360

Microsoft has a lot of great partners, and one of our missions is to highlight these, if you want to do a partner post on our team blog reach out to us either over mail or through comments on this post. This post is written by BizTalk360 to highlight how they take advantage of BizTalk…


Issues with My.VisualStudio.com in Visual Studio Team Services – 09/18 – Mitigated

Final Update: Monday, 18 September 2017 23:38 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal, users are now able to load the my.visualstudio.com page. During this issue, customers were not able to access the my.visualstudio.com page. Root cause for this issue is still under investigation. Sincerely,Daniel Update: Monday, 18 September 2017 22:50 UTC…


VSTS in Canada

Today we launched our latest Visual Studio Team Services instance in the Canada Central region. This adds to our instances in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Australia, and India. I’ve had numerous conversations with customers who really wanted to have a VSTS account on Canadian soil and Canada was by far the most requested region…


SharePoint People Picker is Not Resolving Users in One-Way Trust

Scenario: You have your SharePoint farm in a domain, e.g. ahmedamin.local, and you have one-way trust with another domain, e.g. contoso.local. Hereafter, you followed this article and configured your People Picker to retrieve the users from the trusted domain contoso.local. However, while searching for any user from the trusted domain contoso.local, you get no results.  …


Installing Build Tools for Visual Studio 2017 in a Docker container

Docker containers are a lightweight alternative to full virtual machines that abstract the file system of the host operating system but are otherwise isolated. While popular for service deployments as a complete means of acquisition, containers are also useful for isolating build and test environments. You can install Visual Studio 2017 and the Build Tools…


Release notes – September 18, 2017

On Tuesday, September 18, 2017, we began to deploy a regular service update. We upgrade production services in batches, and it takes about a week for the update to complete. Below is the list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes in this release. New functionality We launched a public preview of API Management in China. The service is…


NVidia P40 & P100 GPU now available in PREVIEW on Azure Cloud

Last year we introduced our first GPU offering powered by NVIDIA’s Tesla-based GPUs and we have seen an amazing customer response within UK education with Universities all across the country using GPUs within teaching, learning and Research. The largest use of the Azure NC-series & NV- Series includes workloads on DNN, Tensorflow, CNTK and graphics…