Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government

Guidance on verifying the security of cloud services for Australian Government…

The Australian Attorney Generals Department has released a revised framework for assessing compliance and risk for cloud services.  Microsoft welcomes this forward-looking guidance that describes a streamlined decision-making process while reinforcing the need for risk assessment and compliance with Australian security requirements.

Microsoft is making available an assurance handbook consistent with this new guidance that enables any organisation to compare alternative cloud services on the basis of capability, compliance and risk.  This handbook is technology and service agnostic and can be used for any cloud service from any cloud provider….more @ the link below:

Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government – GovTech – Microsoft Australia Government Affairs Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

September 3, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Government rolls back dual ministerial offshore cloud approval

Government departments will no longer need to seek ministerial approval from their portfolio minister and the attorney-general to move their cloud-based IT services offshore, with the Australian federal government rolling back the requirement which was introduced by the previous Labor administration…more @ the link below:

Government rolls back dual ministerial offshore cloud approval | ZDNet

September 2, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation guide Version 6.1.0 Aug 2014 update…

The following table outlines the changes since the last version, more @ the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699811.aspx:
 
 

New and updated topics

Description of changes

Compatibility for client computers running Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems

Describes requirements for running Microsoft Dynamics CRM on a Windows 8.1 computer that has Windows 8.1 update for x64-based systems.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online reporting considerations

New topic that explains best practices when you run reports with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Manage Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online instances

Two new topics added for Sandbox instances.

Create and edit web resources

New topic added.

Define status reason transitions

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises)

Set custom icon for custom case origin

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1

New section that describes Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1.

Lync and Skype integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Updated topic.

Add Office 365 Online services

New topics that describe integrating CRM and Microsoft Office 365.

Tablet support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and CRM Online

Updated for support with Windows 8.1 and Android.

Set up CRM for tablets

New section added: “Get your on-premises deployment ready for CRM for Windows 8.1 tablets”.

Manage your configuration data

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Deploy packages using CRM Package Deployer and Windows PowerShell

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Manage Bing Maps for your organization

New topic added.

Install product updates

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Control social data

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Connect to Microsoft Social Listening

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14.

Detect duplicate data

Updated topic.

Planning messaging integration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

New section that describes email messaging and email server integration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

 

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Dynamics CRM 2011 Recover Deleted Active Directory User Accounts

 

Some times user accounts in CRM get out-of-synch with Active Directory and this could be related with:

  • AD account deleted and re-created
  • AD restores
  • Or anything else that would change the objectGUID in AD

Dynamics CRM 2011 Recover Deleted Active Directory User Accounts – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki

June 29, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Dynamics CRM Tools: New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor

A great tool to have in your armour…New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor…more at the link below:

Dynamics CRM Tools: New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor

You can use ‘Synchronous events execution order editor’ to set the “rank” property of a synchronous workflow.

June 24, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Check your JavaScript code to prepare for your upgrade

Great guidance on preparing for CRM upgrade….

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is changing. To keep up with these changes so that you can take advantage of new features you need to check that any JavaScript code you are using is ready for an upgrade.

Check your JavaScript code to prepare for your upgrade – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

June 18, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Announcing Surface Pro 3

Announcing Surface Pro 3 | Surface Blog

May 21, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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New updates for Power Query – PowerBI

A must update for Power Query users…more info at the link below:

The Power Query team has been busy adding a number of exciting new features to Power Query. You can download the update from this page.

New updates for Power Query – PowerBI – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

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Converting a SQL report to FecthXML

Scenario:

“I want to move to CRM Online, but I wrote all my SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) using the SQL Data Source.  How do I convert them to use FetchXML?”

Converting a SQL report to FecthXML – Gold Coast – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 11, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Getting FetchXML from LINQPad

Get approach to get productive in composing FetchXML queries…more at the link below:

Getting FetchXML from LINQPad – Gold Coast – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 11, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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