Dynamics 365 April 2019 release and how to enable the preview content

The Dynamics 365 April 2019 release overview is available at the link:

April ’19 release overview – Release Notes  Microsoft Docs

The release schedule and information on how to enable the preview in your sandbox environment is available at the link:

Dynamics 365 release schedule  Microsoft Docs

January 29, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Planning a Cloud Solution – Recommended Standards and Frameworks

As shared on LinkedIn….

Extending the "Architecture: Planning for a Cloud Solution – The Journey" article, I have tried to map the Stages, Sub-stages to some standard and/or recommended frameworks.

Every matured Enterprise would have a defined set of standards and/or framework (standard or custom), to be used as a baseline to comply against, below is a #OnePager mapping of the standards / frameworks.

CloudSolutionArchitecture-StagesMappedToFrameworks

Sharing the Stages and Sub-stages mapped to Standards / Frameworks (with some handy links) as below:

Stage: Direct

Stage: Change

Stage: Operate

  • Sub-Stage: Operations, Maintenance and Managed Services: ITIL
  • Sub-Stage: DevOps : DASA

The above is by no means a comprehensive list, I am sure Architects and Digital Advisors worldwide would be using a variety of standards and frameworks, happy to hear about experiences on the varied depth and breadth of the standards used.

#cobit #cmmi #pmp #pmbok #agile #prince2 #scrum #togaf #zachman # prosci #itil #dasa #babok #digitaltransformation #digitaladvisory #architecture #cloudcomputing #growthmindset #changemanagement #productivity #cloudsolutions #coe #collaboration #businessandmanagement #onepager #standards #frameworks

Please also read: "Architecture: Planning for a Cloud Solution – The Journey"

January 28, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Architecture: Planning for a Cloud Solution–The Journey

As shared on LinkedIn….

#digitaltransformation #architecture #cloudcomputing #growthmindset #changemanagement #productivity #cloudsolutions #coe #collaboration #businessandmanagement

The Cloud Solution Architecture journey (multi-directional) stages and activities simplified in two diagrams:

The Stages…..Direct, Change/Transform and Operate.

CloudSolutionArchitecture-Stages

And the high level details around the Sub-stages and related Activities to explore during the journey (for each stage) ….

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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/architecture-planning-cloud-solution-journey-rahul-desai/

January 24, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Managing Windows 10 with Intune – The Many Ways to Enrol

There are many ways to enrol Windows 10 devices into Microsoft Intune for device management. Some are User-driven and some controlled by IT administrators, Some exist to support BYOD programs and others to streamline modern provisioning scenarios and management for corporate-owned devices.

Nicely presented in a single slide, thanks Scott Duffey.

 

 

Managing Windows 10 with Intune – The Many Ways to Enrol – Micro-Scott – Blogging Windows and Device Management

September 2, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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PowerApps Governance and Deployment Whitepaper is now available

PowerApps is a high-productivity application development platform from Microsoft. The platform is used by Microsoft to build their own 1st party applications Dynamics 365 for Sales, Service, Field Service, Marketing and Talent. This means these applications are built natively on the platform. Enterprise customers can also build their own custom line of business applications using the same technology. Individual users and teams within your organization can also build personal or team productivity applications with no-code or low-code.

PowerApps Governance and Deployment Whitepaper is now available

August 19, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure IoT Reference Architecture update

 

Azure IoT Reference Architecture update | Blog | Microsoft Azure

May 27, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Top Partner Product Questions

 

Review the top product questions asked by Partners during the presales and deployment phases of their customer projects – including deployment, configuration, demos, migration, value proposition, and licensing

Top Partner Product Questions

May 22, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Notifiable Data Breaches scheme| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – OAIC

 

The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme under Part IIIC of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) established requirements for entities in responding to data breaches. Entities have data breach notification obligations when a data breach is likely to result in serious harm to any individuals whose personal information is involved in the breach.

Notifiable Data Breaches scheme| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – OAIC

May 22, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Use Compliance Manager to help meet data protection and regulatory requirements when using Microsoft cloud services – Office 365

 

Compliance Manager, a workflow-based risk assessment tool in the Microsoft Service Trust Portal, enables you to track, assign, and verify your organization’s regulatory compliance activities related to Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Use Compliance Manager to help meet data protection and regulatory requirements when using Microsoft cloud services – Office 365

May 22, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Power BI Desktop April 2018 Feature Summary

Reporting : Q&A Explorer (preview), Buttons to trigger actions, Combo chart line styles, Improved default sort for visuals, Numeric Slicer now generally available

Analytics : Update your linguistic schema, New DAX function: COMBINEVALUES()

Custom visuals : Organizational visuals now generally available, Overview by CloudScope, Icon Map by Altius, Hexbin Scatterplot

Data connectivity : Adobe Analytics connector now generally available, SAP HANA connector improvement: Port selection, Dynamics 365 Business Central connector

More at the link below:

Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

May 7, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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