‘Access to the path…is denied’ Build Definition Error (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server/Team Services)

A vital part of any DevOps automation activity is to facilitate automatic builds of code projects on regular cycles. In larger teams, this becomes particularly desirable for a multitude of reasons: Provides a means of ensuring that builds do not contain any glaring code errors that prevent a successful compile from taking place. Enables builds [...]

Some Thoughts on the Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cybersecurity should be an ongoing concern for any organisation, regardless of its size and complexity. This is chiefly for two essential business reasons: A cybersecurity incident or breach could, depending on its severity, result in significant reputational or financial damage if not adequately safeguarded against or handled correctly. When judging whether to award a contract [...]

The Mystery of the Missing Workflow Sitemap Area (Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement)

UPDATE 02/09/2018: It turns out that there is a far better way of fixing this problem. Please click here to find out more. I thought I was losing my mind the other day. This feeling can be a general occurrence in the world of IT, when something completely random and unexplainable happens - emphasised even [...]

‘Could not create a managed connection manager’ Error Message on SSISDB .dtsx Package Execution

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package execution can always throw up a few spanners, particularly when it comes to the task of deploying packages out to a SQL Server SSISDB catalog - principally, a specialised database for the storage of .dtsx packages, execution settings and other handy profile info to assist with automation. Problems can [...]