• Export Test Cases from Excel to TFS

      Manjula Chetty, 02 December 2014

      There are many testers who prefer to write test cases in excel as it is easier and one can view all the test cases in one single page and then copy it across to TFS. Copying test cases from Excel to TFS one by one is a very time consuming task. The alternative to that would be using Test case Migrat

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    • Download Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Package files

      Jared Johnson, 10 November 2014

      With an existing Cloud Service in Microsoft Azure there may be times where you want to take a backup of the current Service or to deploy a copy to another Azure subscription, but you do not have access to the original package used to create the Service. Luckily there is a way to retrieve the package

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    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Windows Server & SQL Server Supported Versions

      Greg Olsen, 11 June 2013

      This post will provide a quick snapshot of the supported versions of Windows Server and SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. This posting will also be a quick reference post for me in the future.  Windows Server  The following Microsoft Windows Server editions and versions are suppo

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    • Dynamics CRM 2011 UR12 – Toggle Bing Maps Integration

      Roshan Mehta, 07 February 2013

      Previously I took you through the new Bing Maps integration as part of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 update rollup 12. This feature gives users a quick view into the location of their customers from process-driven forms with single-click access to the Bing Maps website for a better user experienc

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    • Step-by-step guide to setup a Dynamics CRM 2011 development environment on Windows Azure – Part 4

      Vincent Zhong, 22 August 2012

      This blog post is the final part of a series.  Hopefully after a long wait you will see the following screen. When it is done, you have the option to start the installer for Reporting Extension for SSRS. I will just tick it as I don’t want to manually locate the installation file for Repo

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    • Step-by-step guide to setup a Dynamics CRM 2011 development environment on Windows Azure – Part 3

      Vincent Zhong, 22 August 2012

      This is part 3 of this series.  Hopefully after you come back from your coffee break, the status of your virtual machine should say “Running”. I will show you how to connect to it and install Dynamics CRM 2011 in it. * If you logged in your Windows Azure Portal, apart from your vir

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    • Step-by-step guide to setup a Dynamics CRM 2011 development environment on Windows Azure – Part 2

      Vincent Zhong, 22 August 2012

      This is the second post in this series. Last week I have showed you how to create a 3 months trial account for Windows Azure and set up the Portal. Today I will continue from where we stopped last time, and show you how to create the virtual machine we need. * The second stage is to create a Virtua

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    • Step-by-step guide to setup a Dynamics CRM 2011 development environment on Windows Azure – Part 1

      Vincent Zhong, 22 August 2012

      Last week I was preparing for my Dynamics CRM 2011 Installation Exam. I guess same as most people, I used Virtual Machine as my platform for practicing, specifically Hyper-V. While I was building my Hyper-V virtual machine, I did come up another idea, which is can I set up the same Dynamics CRM 2011

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    • Preventing Windows Azure Subscriptions from being disabled due to reaching spending limit

      Jared Johnson, 16 May 2012

      Last month we had our Sitefinity site on Azure go completely down. On checking the Azure management portal, we found that not only was the subscription disabled but our deployment had been deleted! It turns out that the spending limit had not been disabled on the subscription we were using, so onc

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    • Enabling HTTP compression in a Sitefinity website running on Windows Azure

      Jared Johnson, 09 May 2012

      Sitefinity websites can contain a large amount of JavaScript files, possibly up to a megabyte. Thus enabling HTTP compression can significantly increase the performance of your website.    YSlow stats of a Sitefinity page with a lot of JavaScript. To enable HTTP compression first add this

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    • Telerik RadCaptcha in Windows Azure using Windows Azure Caching

      Jared Johnson, 23 April 2012

      After migrating a Sitefinity site that was using Telerik’s RadCaptcha to Azure, I noticed that occasionally the captcha just displayed a grey box. This was because by default the captcha image is stored in the server cache, but with multiple instances in Azure the server the browser is connect

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