TechNet Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia

Regional issues concerning compliance can be complex. In an effort to provide insight into issues in Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia Security and Privacy Requirements….

TechNet Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia

August 22, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Dynamics 365 and more: What you need to know

Satya Nadella Announces Microsoft Dynamics 365 at WPC 2016…..

Designed to help change the nature of digital work within organizations of all sizes, Microsoft Dynamics 365 empowers business users with built-in insights and intelligence within the business applications they’re working in – applications like field service, sales, finance, and operations. As a result, Microsoft Dynamics 365:

  • Introduces a disruptive and customer centric business model to build what you want and buy just the capabilities you need, while ensuring all roles have access to all the data they need to be successful in their jobs
  • Helps organizations move from monolithic application suites to purpose-built, SaaS applications with intelligence built-in
  • Integrates Microsoft Office 365

Dynamics 365 and more: What you need to know

August 17, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2016 Zero Downtime Patching Start to Finish….this is something that everyone in the community have been requesting.

Video demo of Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint Server 2016

August 4, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Internet accessible URLs required for connectivity to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

 

Add the following URLs to the white list to allow traffic to proceed to these URLs.
North America based organizations:
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://login.live.com
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl
• https://online.dynamics.com
• https://mbs.microsoft.com
• https://go.microsoft.com
• https://urs.microsoft.com
• https://auth.gfx.ms
• https://sc.imp.live.com
• https://dynamicscrmna.accesscontrol.windows.net 
• https://*.windows.net
• https://*.microsoftonline.com
• http://*.passport.net
• http://*.crm.dynamics.com
https://*.crm.dynamics.com

South America based organizations:
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl
• https://online.dynamics.com
• https://mbs.microsoft.com
• https://go.microsoft.com
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://urs.microsoft.com
• https://auth.gfx.ms
• https://dynamicscrmsam.accesscontrol.windows.net
• https://*.windows.net
• https://*.microsoftonline.com
• http://*.passport.net
• https://*.crm2.dynamics.com
http://*.crm2.dynamics.com

Europe, Africa and Middle East based organizations:
• https://login.live.com
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl
• https://online.dynamics.com
• https://mbs.microsoft.com
• https://go.microsoft.com
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://urs.microsoft.com
• https://auth.gfx.ms
• https://dynamicscrmemea.accesscontrol.windows.net
• https://sc.imp.live.com
• https://*.windows.net
• https://*.microsoftonline.com
• http://*.passport.net
• https://*.crm4.dynamics.com
http://*.crm4.dynamics.com

Asia / Pacific area based organizations:
• https://login.live.com
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl
• https://online.dynamics.com
• https://mbs.microsoft.com
• https://go.microsoft.com
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://urs.microsoft.com
• https://auth.gfx.ms
• https://dynamicscrmapac.accesscontrol.windows.net
• https://sc.imp.live.com
• https://*.windows.net
• https://*.microsoftonline.com
• http://*.passport.net
• https://*.crm5.dynamics.com
http://*.crm5.dynamics.com

Japan area based organizations: 
  • https://login.live.com
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl
• https://online.dynamics.com
• https://mbs.microsoft.com
• https://go.microsoft.com
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
• https://urs.microsoft.com
• https://auth.gfx.ms
• https://dynamicscrmjpn.accesscontrol.windows.net 
• https://sc.imp.live.com
• https://*.windows.net
• https://*.microsoftonline.com
• http://*.passport.net
• https://*.crm7.dynamics.com 
http://*.crm7.dynamics.com

Oceania area based organizations:
• https://login.live.com 
• http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl 
• https://online.dynamics.com 
• https://mbs.microsoft.com 
• https://go.microsoft.com 
• http://login.microsoftonline-p.com 
• https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com 
• https://urs.microsoft.com 
• https://auth.gfx.ms 
• https://dynamicscrmoce.accesscontrol.windows.net 
• https://sc.imp.live.com 
• https://*.windows.net 
• https://*.microsoftonline.com 
• http://*.passport.net 
• https://*.crm6.dynamics.com 
• http://*.crm6.dynamics.com

Internet accessible URLs required for connectivity to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2728473

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-URLs-and-IP-address-ranges-8548a211-3fe7-47cb-abb1-355ea5aa88a2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

July 13, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

 

The Bing Maps V8 control reduces development time by requiring less code to implement more features into your app. It also brings significant performance improvement by using the HTML5 canvas, which provides the ability to render vector data over 10 times faster than previous versions of the Bing Maps JavaScript (AJAX) control. It also supports rendering thousands of more shapes, allowing users to view more data and gain deeper insights into their data. In addition to this we have added a number of exciting new features such as autosuggest, drawing tools, heat maps, automatic user region and culture detection, and many other business intelligence tools.

Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released | Maps Blog

June 27, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure Channel Pricing Calculator

The Azure Pricing Calculator now has a version that includes Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) pricing. This new version is called the Azure Channel Pricing Calculator, and it allows users to estimate their Azure pricing after applying the appropriate EA and CSP discounts.

Previously, the Azure Channel Pricing calculator was only available to users who could access Microsoft’s corporate network, but it is now available to external users via invitation. Any user with a @microsoft.com account (including vendors and P-Sellers) can invite an external user to access EA pricing for Azure.

Azure Channel Pricing Calculator

June 17, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Pricing Calculator | Microsoft Azure

Now generally available….

Pricing calculator

Price and configure Azure features for your scenarios
  • No upfront costs
  • No termination fees
  • Only pay for what you use

Pricing Calculator | Microsoft Azure

June 17, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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CRM Solution: Company News timeline for CRM Online

You can now view news related to an Account, Lead, Contact or Opportunity in the CRM app on your mobile device. The Company news timeline solution for mobile enables sales and service users to view the latest and most important news in the mobile client from Bing news. The news articles are organized by time (Today, This Week, Last Week) and contain the headline, date/time, and source of the news article. Important events are detected and categorized (including Management Changes, Earnings Releases, New Offerings, Cost Cutting, Growth, Legal Issues, Acquisitions and Partnerships).

 

Instructions on how to get the solution on the selected instance of CRM Online:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/crm-customer-center/get-the-company-news-timeline-for-crm-for-phones-and-tablets.aspx 

 

Some important information to be aware of:

  • This solution is available globally for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online subscriptions, but only available in English at this time
  • Customer Data from the name, address, and industry fields of your account records will be sent to Bing (a consumer service)
  • Customer Data sent to Bing will be subject to the Microsoft Online Services Privacy Statement

June 14, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Government Digital Service–Design Principles

A great article on Digital Services Design Principles for Government:

GOV.UK – GDS design principles

1 Start with needs*

2 Do less

3 Design with data

4 Do the hard work to make it simple

5 Iterate. Then iterate again.

6 This is for everyone

7 Understand context

8 Build digital services, not websites

9 Be consistent, not uniform

10 Make things open: it makes things better

June 14, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn | News Center

June 13, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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