Project Service Automation provides a cornucopia of desirable functionality for organisations wishing to integrate their sales and project management processes tightly. Be careful, though when implementing this app when using custom calculations within Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, as you may encounter a few issues…
Longstanding Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement professionals will be well versed in the capability to auto-create new entities and fields, based on a data import file. This functionality has been exposed fully within the Common Data Service as well, which naturally means the same kind of issues can crop up.
Dealing with “Your Azure credentials have not been set up or have expired” Error Message in a Azure Template Visual Studio Project
Keeping things simple is an idea I like to promote at all times, particularly in the world of IT. Adopting this mantra can lead to fewer headaches and, as a recent example involving Azure Template deployments within Visual Studio demonstrates, a much faster resolution to your particular problem.
Migrating across from Microsoft Flow to Azure Logic Apps is ridiculously easy. However, there are some critical feature differences that you must make yourself aware of. One difference relates to how triggers actions work, particularly in tandem with an Azure template.
Dealing with “SQL Bulk Copy failed due to received an invalid column length from the bcp client” Errors in Azure Data Factory
When you are amid a pesky IT issue, it can be difficult determining whether the problem is down to a bug/system fault or human error. Like this recent example involving Azure Data Factory illustrates, it is generally best to assume the latter, to avoid any prolonged difficulty.
Resolving “No IP address is available to hand out to the dial-in client.” VPN Errors (Windows Server Routing and Remote Access)
Sometimes in IT, you can hit a brick wall when working with something outside of your comfort zone. When this occurs within a personal testing environment, then it also means that resolving errors, such as IP address assignment for the Windows Server Routing and Remote Access service, can be somewhat challenging…
The ability to consume Application Insights data from directly within Power BI is an excellent feature in what is already a pretty outstanding product. However, there will likely be some steps that you have to follow to ensure that your reporting solution is secured, using an appropriately privileged API key.
Resolving AADSTS50126: Invalid username or password Errors During Azure SQL Database Deployment Task (Azure DevOps Pipelines)
We saw a few weeks ago how to utilise Azure Active Directory (AAD) Security Groups to manage Azure SQL database access at scale. When using this feature, you must ensure database changes are deployed out using an AAD administrator account or similar, a task which may be difficult to achieve in an Azure DevOps Pipeline.
Having the ability to straightforwardly obtain a records Globally Unique Identifier after programmatically creating it within Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement can help significantly with data integration requirements. This is a relatively easy task when working with the Web API using JScript but less so if C# is your language of choice...
Azure SQL Server has long supported the ability to use Azure Active Directory user accounts to access and work with databases. What you may not know is that it is also possible to add users via membership of a security group, a feature which, I believe, is incredibly useful for managing large-scale deployments.