Cloud Computing


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Today I attended a Federal Government briefing at the Microsoft offices in Canberra. The agenda covered a wide area of topics, all relevant to Government and other sectors.  These are my raw notes, taken during each session.  I apologise in advance if they appear incoherent; I was put to task […]

Microsoft Federal Government Briefing – September 2016


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CRM User Group – Unstructured Notes Noticeboard AppSource – online store built by solution providers, provide domain functionality as add-on CRM Ideas – http://crmideas.dynamics.comA bit like connect, but CRM focused.  Add suggestions; community focused; vote on requests (like connect).  More focus from the product team H2 Release – CRM Roadmap.  […]

Canberra CRM User Group – August 2016


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Upgrading from Dynamics CRM 2011 to Dynamics CRM 2016 Microsoft Canberra  29/4 As Dynamics CRM 2011 rapidly approaches end of life, many organisations are looking at potential upgrade paths.  Dynamics  CRM 2016, the most recent version, was released in December 2015 and represents significant benefit over previous editions.  This presentation […]

CRM 2016 – Notes From Presentation





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Today I was able to successfully migrate all of my Windows Azure artifacts from one Microsoft Account/Subscription to another Microsoft Account/Subscription.   The scenario was – I had an MSDN subscription via my former employer, and over the source of the past year, I’d developed a number of applications whilst learning […]

Migrating Subscriptions and Data within Microsoft Azure



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Yesterday I attended an executive breakfast briefing hosted by Oracle at the Hyatt Hotel in Yarralumla. The event was hosted by Oracle’s Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Long and also featured a case study by NTT Communications. As usual, I took shorthand notes based partly off the presentation slides and mostly […]

Oracle Cloud Strategy Breakfast






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Following on from my previous article about Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview, I’m now moving on to Visual Studio 2013 Preview.  I’ve installed on the same VM which now hosts Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview, selecting only a small subset of the available options.   I’m mainly interested in Web Development, […]

A Look at Visual Studio 2013 Preview


Introduction We’re now looking at Hybrid BizTalk/Azure design opportunities.  Starting off, a review of service bus messaging options: Service Bus Messaging Queues Topics, and, Subscriptions Queues are per standard queuing theory, message on – message off (FIFO).  Topics are a like a digest of messages distributed, and subscriptions are a […]

BizTalk 2013, Hybrid Applications and BizTalk Services