You are here

Feed aggregator

Поздравляем всех студентов с днем знаний!

MSDN Blogs - 8 hours 52 min ago

Дорогие друзья!

Поскольку это студенческий блог, мы предполагаем, что подавляющее большинство читателей – студенты или школьники. Поэтому очень хотим поздравить вас с профессиональным праздником – днём знаний!

Сентябрь – это отличная пора, когда экзамены еще далеко, и можно постепенно начинать учиться и узнавать много нового и интересного. Чтобы вы могли в полной мере удовлетворить свою жажду к знаниям, мы приготовили для вас замечательную подборку курсов на Microsoft Virtual Academy в новом проекте – MVA Club.

Присоединяйтесь к MVA Club, если вы хотите стать профессиональным программистом или администратором. Помните известную пословицу: научить нельзя, можно только научиться. Поэтому действительно хорошим профессионалом вы сможете стать, если будете дополнительно к обязательной программе что-то изучать и делать самостоятельно. В MVA Club есть курсы как для совсем начинающих программистов, так и для уже умеющих программировать, кто хочет научиться делать современные приложения. Ну а новый курс по AppStudio позволит вам создавать контентные приложения вообще без программирования!

Помимо MVA Club, мы приготовили для вас в этом семестре много интересного, и будем по ходу дела вам про это рассказывать. В конце сентября – начале октября мы проведем существенное обновление программы студентов-партнёров (MSP), а также объявим о начале очередного этапа конкурса Imagine Cup.

Кстати, говоря про Imagine Cup и про уходящее лето нельзя не вспомнить про замечательную победу нашей команды на международном финале конкурса. Сейчас ребята находятся в Сиэтле на конференции PAX, и если вас интересует, как они проводят там время – читайте их официальный твиттер.

Мы желаем вам увлекательной учебы и таких же ошеломляющих успехов в жизни! С днем знаний!

This is just a test 1 2 3

MSDN Blogs - 10 hours 26 min ago

Follow on from here to there!

Con ayuda de SQL Server como detectar puntos claves que ayudan al performance general de Dynamics AX 2012

MSDN Blogs - 10 hours 44 min ago

Hola,

El performance de nuestros ambientes de Dynamics AX 2012, siempre es un tema que involucra muchas horas de inversión en detallar la causa o cuáles son los puntos que debemos mejorar en base a las Best Practices que Microsoft sugiere. El siguiente blog desarrollado por Glen Turnbull les ayudará con este tema. 

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axsupport/archive/2014/09/01/microsoft-dynamics-ax-general-performance-analysis-scripts.aspx 

 

Espero les sirva...

Mantenimiento para las Bases de Datos de las Tiendas cuando tengan SQL Server Express Edition.

MSDN Blogs - 11 hours 3 min ago

 

Hola,

Como saben SQL Server Express Edition, tiene una restricción de 10GB, por lo que les recomendamos el siguiente post que Kim Truelsen desarrolló:

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axsupport/archive/2014/01/10/ax-retail-how-to-maintain-a-store-database.aspx

 

Espero les ayude....

SYSK 393: Error: Cannot obtain Metadata (RESOLVED)

MSDN Blogs - 11 hours 55 min ago
Not all error messages are created equal, and some of them are less helpful than others. Here is one I came across -- "Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved... An exception was thrown in a call to a WSDL export extension: System.ServiceModel.Description.DataContractSerializerOperationBehavior contract... Type 'YourNamespace.YourClass' cannot be serialized. Consider marking it with the DataContractAttribute attribute, and marking all of its members you want serialized with the DataMemberAttribute...(read more)

SYSK 392: WebActivator Under The Hood post by Suhas Rao

MSDN Blogs - 12 hours 15 min ago
Check out a good post by one of my coworkers -- http://blogs.msdn.com/b/suhasaraos/archive/2014/08/13/webactivator-under-the-hood.aspx...(read more)

Do it yourself: CameraCaptureUI für Windows Phone 8.1

MSDN Blogs - 13 hours 24 min ago

Wer Windows und Windows Phone Apps entwickelt wird festgestellt haben, dass es das CameraCaptureUI nicht für Windows Phone gibt. Das CameraCaptureUI stellt Methoden – und vor allem ein UI – zur Verfügung, das das Aufnehmen von Bildern sehr einfach macht und sich daher großer Beliebtheit erfreut. Zumindest für meine kleinen Demos, die ich immer ad hoc während einer Session zusammenschraube, ist es sehr gut geeignet.

CameraCaptureUI cam = new CameraCaptureUI(); var pic = await cam.CaptureFileAsync(CameraCaptureUIMode.Photo);

Diese zwei magischen Zeilen Code führen auf Windows 8 dazu, dass ein neues Bild aufgenommen und gespeichert wird. Nun möchte ich im Zuge der Universal Apps ja recht gerne auch die Kamera benutzen und natürlich auch sehr gerne das CameraCaptureUI. Leider klappt das eben nicht, da es die entsprechende Klasse auf Windows Phone 8.1 heute nicht gibt.  Um hier dennoch Universal App Demos erstellen zu können, ohne auf CaeraCaptureUI zu verzichten, habe ich mir ein Do-It-Yourself CameraCaptureUI gebaut, das unter Windows Phone funktioniert.

Natürlich habe ich es nicht vollständig implementiert (kein Video, kein Einstellungsauswahl, keine Auflösungseinstellung, keine Kameraauswahl), sondern nur, was ich für meine Demo brauche. Die Lösung schaut schematisch folgendermaßen aus.

Ich wechsle also mit dem Aufruf des CameraCaptureUI in einen neuen Frame. Der neue Frame bekommt eine neue Page, die nur die Kamera-Vorschau sowie einen Button zum Auslösen beinhaltet.

Sobald ausgelöst wird, wird das Bild gespeichert, und die App wechselt die Frames wieder aus – der neue Frame wird verworfen, der alte wird wieder angezeigt. Ganz wichtig: Natürlich wird alles wieder schön aufgeräumt. Das hat für meine (einfachen) Demos ganz gut funktioniert.
Die Implementierung der Asynchronität von CameraCaptureUI habe ich durch eine einfache Schleife hinbekommen, die solange warten lässt, bis eben ausgelöst wurde.

Um ehrlich zu sein, finde ich das etwas dirty, (eher so Kategorie Tipp 17B) es hat hier aber seinen Zweck ganz gut erfüllt.

async private Task IsStopped() {
while (!StopFlag) 
{     
await Task.Delay(WaitForClickLoopLength);     
}
}

In die App wird das neue CameraCaptureUI über den Namespace DMX.Helper eigebunden. Den sollte man allerdings nur im Windows Phone einbinden, sonst besteht die Gefahr, dass man dieses CameraCaptureUI auch auf Windows 8.1 verwendet… insofern: Bedingte Compilierung mit #ifdef

#if WINDOWS_PHONE_APP using DMX.Helper; #endif   

Wer jetzt Lust hat kann das Projekt noch ausbauen, Fehler fixen und funktional komplettieren. Den Code dazu habe ich auf Codeplex gestellt.
Kleiner Disclaimer: Seid Euch bitte bewusst, dass das Projekt nicht offiziell  von mir oder MS supported wird, sondern hier lediglich als Anschauungsobjekt dient.

Filtering Show-NetIPSec Rules based on IP Address

MSDN Blogs - 13 hours 54 min ago
Get-NetIPSecRule seems a little half-baked.  A coworker asked me to come up with a way to only return IPsec rules for a given address.  I’m surprised Show-NetIPSecRule natively doesn’t have that, nor does each record have the RemoteAddress property, which would be against which I would filter.  I’m not sure I understand the design decisions behind it, nor Get-NetFirewallAddressFilter.  Either way, I had to caveman a solution.   function Get-NetIpSecRuleByIPAddress { <#...(read more)

It's a trap! Employment documents that require you to violate company policy

MSDN Blogs - 13 hours 54 min ago

One of my colleagues had a previous job involving tuning spam filters and removing objectionable content. Before he could start, he was told that he had to sign a special release. The form said basically, "I understand that my job may require me to see pornography or other objectionable material, and I promise not to sue."

He asked, "So where is the part that says I'm not going to be fired for doing that?"

"What do you mean?"

He explained, "This document protects the company from me. But where is the part that protects me from the company?"

"I don't know what you're talking about."

He spelled it out: "Company policy says that watching pornography at work is grounds for termination. This document does not actually say that it's okay for me to do so if it is done in the course of my job duties."

"Look, you can either sign the release form or not, but you can't work until you sign it."

My colleague sighed as he signed the form. "Whatever. Nevermind."

Debugging Crashes of your apps and games on Windows Phone 8

MSDN Blogs - 15 hours 39 min ago

 

One of the questions I get from game developers  is around debugging of a App/Game after they see reported crashes

Here is a quick guide to how to debug the crash logs from the WP8 dev center

Firstly you need to download and analysis the crash logs

Login to https://dev.windowsphone.com
Click Dashboard
Click Reports
Select Crash Count
Click Export Strack Traces
This will download a .cab

If you then look up specific error numbers at https://dev.windowsphone.com/ and http://msdn.microsoft.com a specific link to Debugging on Windows Phone http://dev.windowsphone.com/en-US/OEM/docs/Debugging/Debugging_Windows_Phone

To Analyse the log

You need to save the .cab then right click and extract it.

Then double click on the mini dump file and open into VS.

They will see something similar to below.

This gives limited info because the debug symbols are missing.

Getting symbols

The symbols are located in two places. To install all available symbols, do the following two steps:

  1. Run the provided symbols installers from the WDK download on the Windows Connect site http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff557573(v=vs.85).aspx.

  2. Run setup.exe from the Windows Phone download on the Connect site. Check the desired boxes for Debugger Symbols, and click the Next button.

    Add the paths of the symbols to the symbol path. For example, you can use .sympath inside the debugger to add folder locations. For more information, see Symbol path.

    For a large workgroup, consider creating a symbol server. For more information, see Symbol stores and symbol servers.

You can then load them in using the links on the right.

If you don't install the symbols “Debugging with native only “ gives the limited call stack:

Studenten aufgepasst - In einem Schritt zum neuen Office!

MSDN Blogs - 16 hours 45 min ago

Studieren ist schon teuer genug. Deshalb können Studenten an vielen deutschen Hochschulen sich Microsoft Office ohne Zusatzkosten (an einigen Hochschulen kann eine geringe Servicegebühr für die Bereitstellung anfallen) über den „Student Advantage Benefit“ installieren.

Hier können Studenten nach ihrer Hochschule suchen und sich sofort Office herunterladen

Mit Office 365 kann immer die aktuellste Version von Microsoft Office auf PC, Mac oder Tablet (inklusive iPad) sowie dem eigenen Smartphone installiert werden, womit dem produktiven Arbeiten zu Hause, im Hörsaal, in der U-Bahn oder auch im Urlaub nichts mehr im Wege steht. Insgesamt kann Office dabei auf bis zu 10 persönlichen Geräten installiert werden. Wer außerdem seine erstellten Dokumente im kostenlosen OneDrive Speicher speichert, kann mit allen Geräten jederzeit von überall auf diese zugreifen. Dank Office Mobile können die mit Office 365 erstellten Dokumente auch auf Smartphones eingesehen und bearbeitet werden. Office Online ist eine kostenlose Online-Version von Office, in welcher Dokumente in Word, PowerPoint oder Excel zusammen mit Kommilitonen erstellt, editiert und geteilt werden können, auch wenn diese kein Office haben.

Mehr Informationen zum Student Advantage Benefit gibt es auch hier im Video zu sehen:
(Please visit the site to view this video)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support–Now on Twitter

MSDN Blogs - 17 hours 52 min ago

Das Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support Team ist nun auch bei Twitter um aktuelle Themen noch schneller an Sie weitergeben zu können.

Wir freuen und auf viele Follower und spannende Tweets!

@MSDynNAVSupport

 

These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confer no rights. You assume all risk for your use.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Sebastian Röttel

Microsoft Dynamics Germany

Microsoft Partner Network Competency Update – September 2014

MSDN Blogs - 17 hours 59 min ago

Industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach US$108 billion by 2017 - the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is here to help you capitalise on that opportunity. To assist in your journey, were updating the program with an increased cloud focus; including the introduction of three new cloud performance competencies and updates to existing competencies.

- The Management & Virtualization and Server Platform competencies to merge

- The Small Business and Mobility competencies retire

- New exam requirements for the Communications competency

Find your competency below to see the changes that will take effect at September 30th.

If you have queries remember you can also contact partner support for further guidance.

 

Application Development, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 74-353: Windows UX Design
Technical Assessment for Using Microsoft Azure for Application Development
An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Application Development, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

The Silver Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 is being retired on September 29, 2014. Existing Application Certifications on Windows Server 2012 will continue to be honored for competency qualification and Customer References for one year.

After September 29, 2015 to meet the competency qualification, your organization may choose from the remaining application tests. The complete list of application test options can be found on the Partner Portal.

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Application Development, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

The Gold Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 is being retired on September 29, 2014. Existing Application Certifications on Windows Server 2012 will continue to be honored for competency qualification and Customer References for one year.

After September 29, 2015, to meet the competency qualification, your organization may choose from the remaining application tests. The complete list of application test options can be found on the Partner Portal.

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Application Integration, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
-Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
-Exam 70-595: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Application Integration, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
-Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
-Exam 70-595: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Collaboration and Content, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Collaboration and Content, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Communications, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional exam is required to demonstrate proficiency in setting up proper networks for Lync. This additional exam requirement must be completed within your anniversary date. All partners with anniversary dates between September 30, 2014 – November 15, 2014 will receive an extension on their anniversary date to November 30, 2014.

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 74-335: Lync Network Readiness Assessment

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Communications, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Communications, Gold Competency, ISV -Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Customer Relationship Management, Silver Competency, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Business Assessment:
-2014 Sales Specialist Assessment - Customer Relationship Management
For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Customer Relationship Management, Gold Competency, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Business Assessment:
-2014 Sales Specialist Assessment - Customer Relationship Management

Additional Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefits: (Available July 1, 2014)
-Microsoft Social Listening: 80 seats
-Microsoft Dynamics Marketing: 15 seats

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Customer Relationship Management, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:

Additional Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefits: (Available July 1, 2014)
-Microsoft Social Listening: 80 seats
-Microsoft Dynamics Marketing: 15 seats

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Data Analytics Competency, Services (formerly Business Intelligence) - Effective September 30, 2014

This competency was formerly the Business Intelligence Competency. We have renamed the competency to reflect the broader analytics solutions partners are delivering as well as the expanded analytics capabilities of our key data management products (SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Azure).

No requirements have changed.

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Data Platform, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Data Platform, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Data Platform, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 70-457:Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
-Exam 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2
-Exam 70-459: Transition Your MCITP on SQL Server 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Datacenter, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

Server Platform and Management and Virtualization are being merged into new Datacenter competency

Microsoft infrastructure solutions are evolving in order to deliver a robust, streamlined, and scalable infrastructure platform that can run on a customer’s datacenter, as a partner-hosted service, or in a hybrid environment. As a part of this evolution, we are merging the Management and Virtualization competency, along with the Server Platform competency, into a single, new Datacenter competency, effective September 29, 2014.

What do you need to do?
Nothing. On September 29, 2014, Server Platform as well as Management and Virtualization partners will be automatically migrated into the new Datacenter competency. You will have a minimum of six months to meet the new requirements for this competency, regardless of your anniversary date. In addition, you will be able to keep the Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefits for products that you are entitled to as a Server Platform and/or Management and Virtualization partner, but are not offered in the new Datacenter competency, for one year.

More about Datacenter
The new Datacenter competency will require that partners have strong capabilities with Windows Server deployment and management, including Hyper-V virtualization, as well as Systems Center infrastructure management capabilities. The requirements, which will be published on the Microsoft Partner Network portal on September 29, 2014, are:

Silver - Services track
Business Assessments:
One individual must pass the following:
• Microsoft Partner Network Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
One individual must pass the following:
• Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Two individuals must pass one of the following:
• Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
• Exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
• Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
• Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
• Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
• Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
• Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
• Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
• Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
• Exam 70-417: Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Customer Evidence:
-Three customer references related to the implementation of Windows Server, System Center, or Microsoft Azure

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

Datacenter, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

Server Platform and Management and Virtualization are being merged into new Datacenter competency

Microsoft infrastructure solutions are evolving in order to deliver a robust, streamlined, and scalable infrastructure platform that can run on a customer’s datacenter, as a partner-hosted service, or in a hybrid environment. As a part of this evolution, we are merging the Management and Virtualization competency, along with the Server Platform competency, into a single, new Datacenter competency, effective September 29, 2014.

What do you need to do?
Nothing. On Sept. 29, 2014, Server Platform as well as Management and Virtualization partners will be automatically migrated into the new Datacenter competency. You will have a minimum of six months to meet the new requirements for this competency, regardless of your anniversary date. In addition, you will be able to keep the Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefits for products that you are entitled to as a Server Platform and/or Management and Virtualization partner, but are not offered in the new Datacenter competency, for one year.

More about Datacenter
The new Datacenter competency will require that partners have strong capabilities with Windows Server deployment and management, including Hyper-V virtualization, as well as Systems Center infrastructure management capabilities. The requirements, which will be published on the Microsoft Partner Network portal on September 29, 2014, are:
Gold - Services track
Business Assessments:
Two individuals must pass the following:
• Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
One other unique individual must pass the following:
• Microsoft Partner Network Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Four individuals must pass one of the following:
• MCSE Server Infrastructure certification
• MCSE Private Cloud certification

Customer Evidence:
-Five customer references related to the implementation of Windows Server, System Center, or Microsoft Azure

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents


Devices and Deployment, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Option 2:
Two individuals must pass one of the following:
-Technical Assessment for Devices and Deployment
For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Devices and Deployment, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Option 3:
Four unique individuals each must pass the following:
-Technical Assessment for Deploying Windows and Office AND
-Technical Assessment for Deploying Desktop Virtualization Technologies

Additional benefits have been included:
-Eligible for Microsoft Online Services Advisor Web-Direct and Deploy*
-Accelerator for Windows Intune and Deploy*
-Accelerator for Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)
*Additional requirements will apply

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Enterprise Resource Planning, Silver Competency, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Business Assessments:
-2014 Sales Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (SMB)
-2014 Sales Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (AX)

Presales Assessments:
-2014 Presales Technical Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (SMB)
-2014 Presales Technical Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (AX)

Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):
-Exam MB4-723: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 Financials
For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Enterprise Resource Planning, Gold Competency, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Business Assessments:
-2014 Sales Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (SMB)
-2014 Sales Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (AX)

Presales Assessments:
-2014 Presales Technical Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (SMB)
-2014 Presales Technical Assessment – Enterprise Resource Planning (AX)

Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):
-Exam MB4-723: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 Financials

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Enterprise Resource Planning, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):
-Exam MB4-723: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 Financials

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Enterprise Resource Planning, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):
-Exam MB4-723: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 Financials

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Hosting, Silver Competency - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Option 2:
Two individuals each must pass the following
• Technical assessment for Hosting Architects – IaaS & Cloud OS AND
Both individuals must pass one of the following:
• Technical assessment for Hosting Architects – Infrastructure and Management
• Technical assessment for Hosting Architects – Infrastructure & Database

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Hosting, Gold Competency - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
Option 2:
Four individuals must pass the following:
• Technical Assessment for Hosting Architects – IaaS & Cloud OS
AND
All four individuals must pass one of the following:
• Technical Assessment for Hosting Architects – Infrastructure and Management
• Technical Assessment for Hosting Architects – Infrastructure & Database

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Intelligent Systems, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
MCSE: Business Intelligence
-Exam 70-457:Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
-Exam 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2
-Exam 70-459: Transition Your MCITP on SQL Server 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
-Exam 70-460: Transition your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence
-Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with MS SQL Server
-Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with MS SQL Server
-Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
-Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
-MCSE: Data Platform
-Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
-Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-331: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Core Solutions
-Exam 70-332: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Advanced Solutions
-Exam 70-488: Core Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
-Exam 70-489: Advanced Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
-Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
-Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8
-MCSE: SharePoint
-MCSD for SharePoint Applications
-MCPD: Windows Developer 4
-MCSA: Windows Server 2012
-MCSE: Server Infrastructure

Additional benefits have been included:
-Partner Practice Enablement Kit for Intelligent Systems
-Preferred status for showcase opportunities
-Eligible for early adopter program(s), as available

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Intelligent Systems, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications
-Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
-Exam 70-331: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Core Solutions
-Exam 70-332: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Advanced Solutions
-Exam 70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
-Exam 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2
-Exam 70-459: Transition Your MCITP on SQL Server 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
-Exam 70-460: Transition your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence
-Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
-Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
-Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
-Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
-Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
-Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
-Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
-Exam 70-488: Core Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
-Exam 70-489: Advanced Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
-Exam 70-511: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
-Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
-Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
-Exam 70-518: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
-Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
-Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8
-Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Additional benefits have been included:
Partner Practice Enablement Kit for Intelligent Systems
Eligible for early adopter program(s), as available

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Intelligent Systems, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
-Silver SQL Server BI 2012 Platform Ready
-Silver SQL Server 2012 Data Platform Test Server BI 2012 Platform Ready Test
-Silver competency test for SharePoint

Additional benefits have been included:
-Partner Practice Enablement Kit for Intelligent Systems
-Preferred status for showcase opportunities
-Eligible for early adopter program(s), as available

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Intelligent Systems, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:
-Gold SQL Server BI 2012 Platform Ready
-Gold SQL Server 2012 Data Platform Test
-Gold competency test for SharePoint

Additional benefits have been included:
Partner Practice Enablement Kit for Intelligent Systems
Eligible for early adopter program(s), as available

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Messaging, Silver Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Messaging, Gold Competency, ISV - Effective September 30, 2014

An additional benefit has been included:
Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Project and Portfolio Management, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For a complete list of new internal use right products and licenses added please refer to the Project and Portfolio License table.
You have the choice to deploy your program license grants as an on-premises only, online only, or an on-premises and online combination solution. Your internal-use of online services decrement from your on-premises licenses and vice-versa.
-Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365: 10
-Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365: 10
-Microsoft Project Online: 5
-Microsoft Project Lite: 20

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Project and Portfolio Management, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For a complete list of new internal use right products and licenses added please refer to the Project and Portfolio License table.

You have the choice to deploy your program license grants as an on-premises only, online only, or an on-premises and online combination solution. Your internal-use of online services decrement from your on-premises licenses and vice-versa.
-Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365: 40
-Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365: 40
-Microsoft Project Online: 20
-Microsoft Project Lite: 80

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions (formerly Small Business), Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

Small Business competency now Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
The Small Business competency is evolving to become a cloud-focused competency and will be renamed Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions. The Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency enables you to capitalize on the demand from the small and mid-market customer marketplace for cloud and hybrid solutions built on Microsoft Office 365, providing you with additional support and incentives as you grow your business. Partners will be able to earn this competency by providing customer references and by meeting specific sales performance requirements—specifically, Office 365 seats sold and customer adds, plus customer references.

If you are a Small Business silver competency partner who meets the performance requirements of the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency on September 29, 2014, you will be granted the competency at the silver level. If you have not met the requirements, you will have until your anniversary date to meet the performance requirements and collect customer references to retain the competency. If, at your anniversary date, you do not meet the performance requirements, you will have the option to earn another competency or purchase an Action Pack subscription to retain key benefits.

SUMMARY OF CHANGES (compared with the Small Business Silver competency)
Business Assessments
Retiring:
Small Business sales assessment
New: None

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Retiring:
-Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
-Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
-Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
-Exam 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
-Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
-Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
-Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
-Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

Customer evidence: Your organization must submit 3 Office 365 customer references.

Cloud Performance Requirement: Your organization must sell 150 seats to 15 new customers within the last 12 months. There are a minimum number of seats and customer adds you must attain within the last 12 months, click here to see your requirements.

NEW AND RETIRING BENEFITS
Retiring: None
New:
Core competency benefits
10 additional Office 365 Internal Use Rights
1 Office 365/Intune demo tenant
Unlimited Signature Cloud Support
Eligible for Microsoft Online Services Advisor Accelerator for Office 365

To give you more ways to sell Office 365 to your customers, we are announcing availability via Open licensing and through distribution in the near future.

Note: For now qualification is based on sold seats and customer adds. In the future we plan to move to measurement of active use as a more accurate representation of customer value received.

Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions (formerly Small Business), Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

Small Business competency now Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

The Small Business competency is evolving to become a cloud-focused competency and will be renamed Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions. The Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency enables you to capitalize on the demand from the small and mid-market customer marketplace for cloud and hybrid solutions built on Microsoft Office 365, providing you with additional support and incentives as you grow your business. Partners will be able to earn this competency by providing customer references and by meeting specific sales performance requirements—specifically, Office 365 seats sold and customer adds, plus customer references and technical exams at the Gold level.

If you are a Small Business gold competency partner who meets the performance requirements of the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency on September 29, 2014, you will be granted the competency at the gold level. If you have not met the requirements, you will have until your anniversary date to meet the performance requirements, plus any additional requirements (e.g. Customer References, Customer Satisfaction, Technical Assessments), as applicable, to retain the competency. If you meet the requirements for the gold level, you will have to pay the gold fee. If, at your anniversary date, you do not meet the performance requirements, you will have the option to earn another competency or purchase an Action Pack subscription to retain key benefits.

SUMMARY OF CHANGES (compared with the Small Business Gold competency)
Business Assessments
Retiring:
Small Business sales assessment
New: None

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Retiring:
-Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
-Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
-Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
-Exam 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
-Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
-Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
-Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
-Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

New:
-Exam: 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Two unique individuals must pass the following exam:
-Exam: 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

Customer evidence: Your organization must submit 5 Office 365 customer references.

Cloud Performance Requirement: Your organization must sell 300 seats to 30 new customers within the last 12 months. There are a minimum number of seats and customer adds you must attain within the last 12 months, click here to see your requirements

NEW AND RETIRING BENEFITS
Retiring: None
New:
Core competency benefits:
-25 additional Office 365 Internal Use Rights
-1 Office 365/Intune demo tenant
-Unlimited Signature Cloud Support
-Eligible for Microsoft Online Services Advisor Web Accelerator for Office 365
-Field or TPAM Management

To give you more ways to sell Office 365 to your customers, we are announcing availability via Open licensing and through distribution in the near future.

Note: For now qualification is based on sold seats and customer adds. In the future we plan to move to measurement of active use as a more accurate representation of customer value received.

Midmarket Solution Provider, Silver Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Business Assessments:
-Sales Specialist Assessment for SMB Infrastructure

An additional benefit has been included:
-Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 5 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.

Midmarket Solution Provider, Gold Competency, Services - Effective September 30, 2014

For greater flexibility, here are new options that are in addition to the current list of exams, certifications, and assessments:

Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Business Assessments:
Sales Specialist Assessment for SMB Infrastructure
An additional benefit has been included:
Signature Cloud support additional benefit of 10 incidents

For existing exam options and benefits, see Partner Portal.


Mobility Competency - Effective September 30, 2014

Mobility competency will be retired in September

As was previously announced, we are retiring the Mobility competency, effective September 29, 2014. Existing partners will automatically be migrated into one of two existing competencies at that time. Service-oriented partners will be transitioned into the Devices and Deployment competency, while ISVs who have completed the Application qualification requirements will be transitioned to the Application Development competency.

What do you need to do?
Nothing to migrate; that happens automatically. After being merged into either Devices and Deployment or Application Development you will have a minimum of six months to meet the requirements for those competencies, regardless of your anniversary date.

You can see the complete list of requirements for the Devices and Deployment and Application Development competencies on the Microsoft Partner Network portal.


Cloud Accelerate - Effective September 30, 2014

As a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate partner, we would like to let you know that the program is being retired on September 29, 2014. However, we are replacing the program with two new competencies, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions and Cloud Productivity, and are very excited about the potential of these new programs to help our partners capitalize even further on the cloud. After September 30, 2014, visit the Partner Center to choose your new competency, view the associated requirements, and sign up.

Also, in FY15, partners can earn incentives for selling, deploying and managing Online Services solutions and driving consumption of Microsoft Azure Services. Please visit the Microsoft Partner Incentives page for more details.


Cloud Essentials - Effective September 30, 2014

As a Microsoft Cloud Essentials partner, we would like to let you know that the program has been retired. However, we are replacing the program with two new competencies, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions and Cloud Productivity, and are very excited about the potential of these new programs to help our partners capitalize even further on the cloud. After September 30, 2014, visit the Partner Center to choose your new competency, view the associated requirements, and sign up.

Also, in FY15, partners can earn incentives for selling, deploying and managing Online Services solutions and driving consumption of Microsoft Azure Services. Please visit the Microsoft Partner Incentives page for more details.

Effective September 30, 2014
Good news! We understand that program changes can be challenging, and our goal is to minimize the impact. You have no changes at this time.

If you would like, you can find out more about the new program and view detailed updates on the portal as well as download the Microsoft Partner Network Disclosure Guide.

Windows 8 apps til Dynamics

MSDN Blogs - 18 hours 23 min ago

Kære Partner,

Efterspørgslen efter apps hos kunderne og stigende krav til mobil adgang kombineret med de teknologiske muligheder ved touch-platforme, var startskuddet til at hjælpe vores partnere med at udbrede og udrulle forretningssystemerne i form af Windows 8 apps.

Microsoft igangsatte en bootcamp, hvor partnerne fik indblik i og hjælp til at optimere værdien af deres forretningssystemer sammen med Windows 8-platformen.

Resultatet var fire innovative forretningsapps, der blev udviklet i bootcampen med hjælp fra app-eksperten Bluefragments og Dynamics partnere.

Elbek & Veirup er en af de Dynamics partnere, der har udviklet en løsning, som effektiviserer bogføringsprocessen hos virksomheder og revisionskontorer. Kunden kan nu spare 50% af den tid, det tager at bogføre et bilag og får en forretningsapp, der letter administrationen og understøtter en mobil strategi.

Læs meget mere om Elbek & Veirups app Smartscan og hvilke apps AlfaPeople, Netcompany og Agidon udviklede i pdf-filen herunder.

Med venlig hilsen

Dynamics Teamet

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

MSDN Blogs - 18 hours 30 min ago

[原文发表地址] Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

[原文发表时间] 08/04/2014 10:00 AM

今天我非常激动的宣布为VS 开发者提供的三个重要的更新发布了。

总之,这些发布的产品主要是持续的为 Visual Studio 2013 用户提供一系列新的功能以及一些改善,并且秉持移动第一,云第一原则,持续投资为应用程序开发的VS工具。

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 现在可以下载了,不久以后将会作为更新被 Studio 2013 用户使用。

Update 3 为 Visual Studio 开发者带来了许多新的功能:基于新的或者已有项目的集成应用见解支持Git自动编译, 支持多设备Windows Store 应用开发, 支持TFS 2013 Update 3

测试计划定制化,支持CPU使用诊断工具资源可视化,改进代码映射,Azure WebJobs 一体化,新 Windows Phone 模拟器等更多的新功能。

查看Update 3 概况视频中有关于产品发布的更完整的详细信息

应用程序周期

在Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate预览版中CodeLens在本地数据及源码控制数据的基础上,在用户关注点直接为其提供了相关的C#或VB源代码的信息说明功能。在Update 3中,已经增加了对Git的源代码控制的支持,因此很容易跟踪到其相关的类或方法。这适用于任何git:本地的,TFS中的Git,或者是从像其他服务复制过来的GitHub。

在任何项目,了解应用程序如何被使用及如何执行都很关键。现在Visual Studio2013 Update 3中的应用见解是Visual Studio的一部分,并且可以直接从新建项目对话框(新项目)或解决方案资源管理器(用于现有的应用程序)集成到您的Web和存储项目。

诊断

内存使用是移动设备性能的重要组成。 Visual Studio 2013 为 Windows Store 和Windows Phone Store 引进了一种新的用量诊断工具。 在 Update 3 中,此工具已被扩展用来支持 WPF 和Win32 应用程序。

Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate版本中的 Code Maps功能允许您去映射复杂代码库的关系,并且获得关于应用结构和框架的见解。 在Update 3中, Code Maps 改进了缩放组件,拥有可以从Dlls中创建映射,和可以更快速的理解关系的彩色链。

Web and Azure

添加到Visual Studio 2013 Update 2中自定义JSON 编辑器,具有支持着色,报告语法错误,概述和JSON功能。在Update 3中,JSON编辑器现在还支持格式及大括号的匹配。

在Azure中使用Azure WebJobs可以让任何控制台应用程序成为按计划或基于命令的工作,更加简单。现在在 Update 3中, WebJobs支持集成到 Visual Studio,对解决方案资源管理器中任何控制台应用程序有可用。

有关在 Visual Studio 2013 Update 3中所有这些功能的更多的细节,请参见Visual Studio 博客.

Azure SDK 2.4

现在在Visual Studio 2012Visual Studio 2013Azure SDK 2.4都可以使用。

对于虚拟机,Visual Studio 开发人员现在可以配置和创建快照,从保存的快照中创建新的虚拟机及远程调试32位虚拟机。对于存储,开发人员现在可以获得地理冗余存储的读取访问权限,也可以查看存储活动日志。

有关更多的详细信息,请参见Azure 博客

多设备混合应用

我们在6月发布的第一个Visual Studio Apache Cordova 工具预览版本中,这些工具为在Apache Cordova框架下使用HTML和JavaScript构建的Android、iOS和Windows应用程序提供端对端的开发经验。

今天,我们发布的多设备混合应用工具的CTP2 更新。此更新包含了开发者可以在Windows 7 台式机上调试4.4以下的Android系统,及在质量、可靠性及性能等多方面的改进。

有关更多的详细信息,请参见Visual Studio 博客

总结

今天这些发布为Visual Studio 2013开发人员传递了新功能及一些改进。同时也特别着重于移动,云与Visual Studio的发展。Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 模拟器 以及对设备混合应用CTP 2.0 工具 现在都可以下载了。

Namaste!

今年も高専生のインターンシップがスタートしました!

MSDN Blogs - 18 hours 59 min ago

みなさん、こんにちわ。日本マイクロソフトのエバンジェリストの渡辺です。

国立高等専門学校機構と日本マイクロソフトの共同教育プログラムの一つとして、毎年、全国の高専から数名の高専生に、日本マイクロソフトの品川オフィスにお越しいただき、1週間、業務を体験いただいています。

今年も、4名の高専生が、本日から品川オフィスに来ています。今年は、品川オフィスに滞在するだけでなく、我々のフィールド(都内各所の現場)にも出向いていただき、学校生活では体験できない様々な体験をしていただく予定です。

初日は、マイクロソフトやImagine Cupについての基礎知識を学んだり、Surface を学生市場へ、いかに普及促進させるかを考えたり、ディスカッションしていただきました。具体的には、商品やサービスが、ある企業から、一般の消費者に届くまで、どのような職種の人々が仕事をしているのかという説明後に、簡単なマーケティングプラン(たたき台)を作成いただきました。マーケティングという職種や概念について基本的なことを理解すると、企業が行っているいろいろな活動の意味が見えてくると思います。Imagine Cup 世界大会で問われるビジネスプランとは、簡単に言えば、このマーケティングプランのことです。自分たちの作成したソリューションを、どのように普及促進させていくのかということです。日本の理系(情報系)の学生さんの苦手な部分であると思います。

左から、鵜重さん(木更津高専)、民谷さん(福井高専)、宮地さん(豊田高専)、友森さん(米子高専)。

初日は、緊張もあり、大変だったと思いますが、1週間頑張ってください!

Join the Big Challenge project - Small Basic Marionette

MSDN Blogs - 19 hours 27 min ago

From today, the new Big Challenge started in Small Basic forum.  Why don't you join this challenge?

 

This thread is for a new group challenge dropped out from the Monthly Challenges.

This challenge is intended for people who are learning to program together within a group using Small Basic.

Please post your application / suggestions / questions / feedback etc. into this thread that will remain ‘sticky’ for the month.

Also post feedback on the kind of challenges that you want to see more of in the future.

Group Challenge

  1. Apply in this thread to create a group (with two or more people).
  2. Then create a marionette (or puppet) per group which can be moved by user interaction.

Current Contributors

  • Ed Price - the marionette graphics or UI
  • litdev - to write a prototype of a motion dynamics engine
  • Jibba Jabba - suggested like / don't like counter
  • Nonki Takahashi - to make bitmaps from your design (picture)

Using LogParser to analyze the EVENTLOG.XML, Azure Websites

MSDN Blogs - 19 hours 36 min ago

If you have an active Azure Web Site and you experience problems or want to do some checks on what might the problem, there is a file called EVENTLOG.XML which contain exceptions and information that may be helpful.  The file is located in the /LogFiles directory on your Azure Web Site.  Figure 1 illustrates how that might look when using an FTP client tool like FileZilla.

Figure 1, EVENTLOG.XML file for an Azure Web Site

As this file can be large, you might consider using a tool like LOGPARSER to perform the analysis as manual analysis might cause your eyes to hurt J.  I wrote a troubleshooting article about this tool here, it focuses on IIS logs, but you can use it for checking XML files as well.

The selectable columns are:

  • Name
  • EventID
  • Level
  • Task
  • Keywords
  • ServerTime
  • EventRecordID
  • Channel
  • Computer
  • Data

An example LogParser query you can use is like the following, with the result shown in Figure 2.

LOGPARSER “SELECT Name, EventId, Count(*) FROM EVENTLOG.XML GROUP BY Name, EventId” i:xml

Figure 2, Analyzing Azure Web Site EVENTLOG.XML file using LogParser

If you see an abundant number of exceptions in the file, you can then write another query to look at the data for these entries.  For example, a query to see what the Data is for all the ASP.NET entries where EventId = 1309, as shown below and in Figure 3.

LOGPARSER “SELECT Name, Data FROM EVENTLOG.XML WHERE EventId=’1309’” i:xml

Figure 3, Logparser query for Azure Web Sites EVENTLOG.XML file analysis

This can help isolate and ultimately find the reason for poor performance or unexpected performance on your Azure Web Site.

I use LogParser Lizard often to perform queries, which you can use in this context too.  Simply select XML Input Format as shown in Figure 4, and execute the same queries.

Figure 4, using LogParser Lizard to view Azure Web Sites EVENTLOG.XML logs

 

 

 

Updating the configuration for the web site failed, Azure Websites

MSDN Blogs - 19 hours 43 min ago

I was making a lot of changes to one of my Azure Websites the other day and received the messages within the Azure Management Console similar to those shown in Figure 1 and 2.

Figure 1, Updating the configuration for web site failed

Figure 2, The deployment history is unavailable when the site is stopped

Azure Websites run on IIS and therefore when you make changes to your configuration, like an on premise installation, the app domain will likely recycle so that the configuration changes get applied and utilized when the pages are rendered.  My favorite article about this topic is here.

What I did to resolve the issue was to recycle the web site.  I pressed the Restart button as shown in Figure 3, the error went away and everything worked out just fine from that point.

Figure 3, Restarting an Azure Web Site from via the Azure Management Console

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Dynamics AX general performance analysis scripts page 8

MSDN Blogs - 19 hours 49 min ago

This is page 8 of 8 of the general performance analysis scripts online for the Performance Analyser 1.20 tool. See page 1 for the introduction. Use the links in the table below to navigate between pages.

- General analysis Analyse SQL Configuration Page 1 Analyse SQL Indexes Page 2 Analyse SQL Queries Page 3 Analyse Blocking Page 4 Baseline - benchmark queries Page 5 - AX Specific Analyse AX Configuration Page 6 Analyse AX Indexes Page 7 Analyse AX Queries Page 8

Analyse AX Queries

AX_LONG_RUNNING_QUERY_TRACE
HIDDEN_SCANS_QUERIES
OPTION_FAST_QUERIES
USER_SCANS_QUERY

--
--   AX_LONG_RUNNING_QUERY_TRACE
--
-- --------------------------------------------------------------
-- Find long running queries from Dynamics AX with source code
-- requires client tracing being enabled on the AOS configuration
----------------------------------------------------------------

SELECT TOP 100 [CREATED_DATETIME],[DATABASE_NAME],[ROW_NUM], [AX_USER_ID], [SQL_DURATION], [SQL_TEXT], [CALL_STACK], [TRACE_CATEGORY], [TRACE_EVENT_CODE], [TRACE_EVENT_DESC], [TRACE_EVENT_DETAILS], [CONNECTION_TYPE], [SQL_SESSION_ID], [AX_CONNECTION_ID], [IS_LOBS_INCLUDED], [IS_MORE_DATA_PENDING], [ROWS_AFFECTED], [ROW_SIZE], [ROWS_PER_FETCH], [IS_SELECTED_FOR_UPDATE], [IS_STARTED_WITHIN_TRANSACTION], [SQL_TYPE], [STATEMENT_ID], [STATEMENT_REUSE_COUNT], [DETAIL_TYPE], [STATS_TIME], [COMMENT]
FROM   [AX_SQLTRACE]
ORDER  BY [CREATED_DATETIME] DESC

--
--  HIDDEN_SCANS_QUERIES
--
-- --------------------------------------------------------------
-- Find Dynamics AX queries that only seek on DataAreaId
-- NOT USEFUL for other products
-----------------------------------------------------------------

SELECT TOP 100 *
FROM   HIDDEN_SCANS_CURR_VW
ORDER  BY TOTAL_ELAPSED_TIME DESC

--
--  OPTION_FAST_QUERIES
--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Find queries option(fast) set that have sort operations
--  Dynamics AX only query
--
-- Either we don't have an index to match the order by clause
--  or the query is potentially to complex for SQL to pick that index
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

SELECT TOP 100 *
FROM   QUERY_STATS_CURR_VW
WHERE  SQL_TEXT LIKE '%OPTION(FAST%'
       AND QUERY_PLAN_TEXT LIKE '%PhysicalOp="Sort"%'
ORDER  BY TOTAL_ELAPSED_TIME DESC

--
--  USER_SCANS_QUERY
--
-- --------------------------------------------------------------
-- Find Dynamics queries that are scanning
-----------------------------------------------------------------

SELECT TOP 100 *
FROM   USER_SCANS_CURR_VW
ORDER  BY TOTAL_ELAPSED_TIME DESC

 

Pages

Subscribe to Randy Riness @ SPSCC aggregator
Drupal 7 Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux