Archive for May, 2013

Developer Must-Have: 125+ Apps for Office and SharePoint Code Samples

The Microsoft Office Content Publishing group has published more than 125 code samples for apps for Office and SharePoint, and new samples are added regularly. The code samples are now available as two sample packs to make it easier for you to download and use the materials.

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May 30, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Lync-Skype connectivity available today…

As Microsoft continues towards the goal of rehumanizing communications from the living room to the boardroom….more at the link below:

Lync-Skype connectivity available today – Lync Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

May 29, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Windows Azure in Australia: Facts and Rumours

Windows Azure in Australia: Facts and Rumours – Tom Hollander’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 20, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Windows Azure in Australia! How does that change your security outlook?

Great piece of information covering the security aspects of Azure in Australia – from Rocky Heckman…

Windows Azure runs in data centres managed and operated by Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS). These geographically dispersed data centres comply with key industry standards, such as ISO/IEC 27001:2005, for security and reliability. They are managed, monitored, and administered by Microsoft operations staff that have years of experience in delivering the world’s largest online services with 24 x 7 continuity….more information at the link below:

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May 20, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Windows Azure expands Downunder

Exciting announcement and news….

The new Windows Azure major region in Australia will consist of two sub-regions located in New South Wales and Victoria. These two locations will be geo-redundant, offering our customers the ability to back up their data across two separate locations, both within Australia…more at the link below:

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May 20, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on Windows Server 8 (Windows Server 2012)

Microsoft has released support for Windows Server 2012 in its UR13 update. With the availability of UR13, you should NOT need to read this blog post in the case that you intend to use UR13+ as your development environment. If your plan is to not use the latest rollup but rather stay with a rollup prior to UR13, then you can still use the techniques in this blog post (link below).

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May 19, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Surface Pro hits Australian shores on May 30

On May 30, the Surface family of PCs will be growing in Australia with the launch of Surface Pro. Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase online via the Microsoft Store and through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

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May 16, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Connecting SharePoint Online and CRM Online using BCS – 2013 Edition

Nice post….

This blog post is a simple step-by-step walkthrough on connecting SharePoint Online (SPO) to CRM Online using the Business Connectivity Services (BCS). This can be useful in a number of situations including self service portals, executive dashboards, etc. The end goal for this post is to have CRM account information displayed within SharePoint as illustrated below (nothing fancy) but you can easily extend this sample to include additional scenarios such as pulling additional entities/tables, create/update CRM data, charts/dashboard, mashups with ERP and much more.

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May 14, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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