• Working with the settings.job file of an Azure Web Job

      Jordan Hohepa, 27 September 2018

      When creating an Azure Web Job, you have the option to create a ‘continuous’ web job or a ‘triggered’ web job. With triggered jobs you can decide whether this should only be triggered manually or be triggered on a schedule. The screenshot above shows a web job which is set to be triggered every 30

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    • Dynamics 365 Online ADFS Authenticate with User Credentials

      John Towgood, 14 September 2018

      For a typical setup of a Dynamics 365 Online instance, authentication is done against Azure Active Directory using OAuth2.0 as an authentication method with an access bearer token issued. But occasionally we come across Dynamics 365 Online instance setup against ADFS which involves a two-step proce

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    • Triggering Scheduled Azure WebJobs via a Dynamics 365 Web Hook

      Jared Johnson, 06 April 2018

      Web Hooks were introduced in Dynamics 365 V9. In the documentation for Web hooks, it is recommended to use them with Azure Functions, but what if you have existing Azure WebJobs? For example, WebJobs that are designed as a scheduled service to run complex rollup calculations on recently updated reco

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    • Using a Console Application in an Azure Web Job to Perform Scheduled Tasks

      Jordan Hohepa, 11 January 2018

      Recently I was tasked with developing a scheduled service which would be hosted in Azure. This service needed to retrieve data from a database and update the corresponding records in a Dynamics 365 instance. For this I decided to go with an Azure Web Job, over other options like Cloud Services and A

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    • Preventing Idle Timeout in Triggered Azure WebJobs Jobs

      Jared Johnson, 15 May 2017

      After setting up a Triggered Azure WebJob, you may run into the confusing error message in the logs after running it of “…aborted due to no output and CPU activity for 121 seconds. You may increase SCM_COMMAND_IDLE_TIMEOUT setting to solve the issue”. This is confusing as the SCM_COMMAND_IDLE_TIMEO

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    • Microsoft PowerApps and Dynamics 365 OnSelect Example

      Arpit Malhotra, 28 February 2017

      Microsoft PowerApps provides the ability to users at any level in an enterprise to create fully functional apps without having to write any code or any app development skills. You can use pre-built app templates or start from scratch and connect to your existing services such as Excel, Dynamics 365,

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    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Application Platform in a nutshell

      Arpit Malhotra, 25 January 2017

      Microsoft’s business application platform let organizations innovate business solutions faster. It helps them to build and extend modern business applications by composing analytics, user experiences, tasks automation all together using a wide-ranging and integrated set of services. It offers a rich

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    • Intro to the Bot Framework with Dynamics 365

      Jordan Hohepa, 16 January 2017

      Since Microsoft’s Build 2016 Conference there has been a huge buzz around Artificial Intelligence Bots and Microsoft’s Bot Framework for developers, and recently I have been diving into the discovery and development of these bots for different platform. Bots aren’t anything new, they’ve been around

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    • Resolving Cryptography issues with the Dynamics CRM SDK in Azure Web Apps

      Jared Johnson, 18 December 2015

      When attempting to run applications that use the Dynamics CRM SDK in Azure Web Apps, you can get an exception when the app is trying to connect to CRM that looks like this: “ERROR: System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: The data protection operation was unsuccessful. This may have been

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    • Microsoft Azure API App Invalid Swagger error

      Jared Johnson, 02 June 2015

      In trying out the new Azure API apps by converting an existing ASP.NET Web API, you can run into this error as soon as you publish your API to azure for the first time and check out the API definition blade: Trying to add the API as an Azure App client can get you nicer errors like: "Found operat

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    • Move SQL Azure Database to Local SQL Server

      Dinesh Niroshan, 13 April 2015

      Exporting Azure SQL Database In this post, we are going to look at how we can move a database hosted in Microsoft SQL Azure to a local SQL Server. If you attempt this via the Azure Management Portal, you can export the database into blog storage (.bacpac) and then download it. However, this can be

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    • 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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