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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#AzureAD a leader in the 2016 Gartner IDaaS MQ! | Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

 

Gartner released their Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) for 2016 and Azure Active Directory was placed in the “leaders” quadrant, and positioned very strongly for our completeness of vision. We have worked with Gartner to make complimentary copies available, which you can access here.

Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service

#AzureAD a leader in the 2016 Gartner IDaaS MQ! | Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

 

The key strengths highlighted are:

Strengths

  • Identity Manager includes user administration workflow abilities and capable administrative delegation, along with access certification features. These features were made deeper this year to support complex B2B and B2C relationships.

  • Has shown leadership in support of IoT initiatives, particularly in the automotive industry. It continued to deepen its entity relationship management capabilities in support of IoT initiatives, specifically to support complex relationships among identities, entitlements and things.

  • Added data centers in Germany and China to support data residency concerns in these jurisdictions, and to grow its presence in those regions.

  • Made its service granularly accessible through microservices and APIs; it can be implemented in public or private cloud, and to support partners that white-label the offering.

  • Can cross-sell IDaaS with its Portal, IoT and Messaging & Orchestration solutions.

June 8, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft announces major commitment to Apache Spark

Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings announcement, excerpts of the announcement as below:

Spark for Azure HDInsight General Availability, previously announced as public preview, Spark for Azure HDInsight generally available today, and introducing a fully managed Spark service from Hortonworks that has been hardened for the enterprise and made simpler for you to use. You can also rely on the industry’s highest availability service level agreement for Spark at 99.9%. You can get value out of Spark immediately with out-of-the-box integration with Jupyter, the most popular open source notebook for data scientists.

R Server for HDInsight in the cloud powered by Spark, previously announced as public preview, R Server for HDInsight will be generally available in the summer making the Spark integration available both on-premises and in the cloud. This makes it easy to move code and projects to the cloud with a few clicks and within a few minutes without buying hardware or hiring specialized operations teams typically associated with big data infrastructure.

R Server for Hadoop on-premises now powered by Spark, as the leading solution in the world to run R at scale, R Server for Hadoop will support both Microsoft R and native Spark execution frameworks available in June. Combining R Server with Spark gives users the ability to run R functions over thousands of Spark nodes letting you train your models on data 1000x larger and 100x faster than was possible with open source R and nearly 2x faster than Spark’s own MLLib.

Free R Client for Data Scientists, today we are announcing Microsoft R Client, a new freely available tool for data scientists to build high performance analytics using R.  R Client not only allows you to use any of the open source R functions to analyze the data present on your local workstation, it also enables you to analyze remote big data and scale out the analytics by pushing the computation to a production instance of Microsoft R Server such as SQL Server R Services, R Server for Hadoop and HD Insight with Spark. You can download Microsoft R Client today at http://aka.ms/rclient.

Power BI support for Spark Streaming, previously announced with Power BI General Availability, Spark support in Power BI is now expanded with new support for Spark Streaming scenarios. This allows you to publish real-time events from Spark Streaming directly into one of the fastest growing visualization tools in the market today.

More at the link below:

Microsoft announces major commitment to Apache Spark | SQL Server Blog

June 6, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Compatibility information on various Dynamics CRM versions

The below links provides details around recent and upcoming compatibility testing for Microsoft Dynamics CRM:

 

Compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

Compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

Compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

May 30, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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