Azure Scaffold Templates

‘Azure Scaffolding’ for Cloud essentially refers to creating Cloud design to establish an architecture foundation that supports a scalable, reliable, flexible, dynamic, and redundant architecture.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-architecture-blog/azure-scaffold-templates/ba-p/1455574

June 30, 2020 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Application Lifecycle Management for Power Platform

DevOps, ALM, Source control, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration, Automation using Azure DevOps for Power Platform…all available on the link below:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/finally-application-lifecycle-management-alm-on-the-power-platform-explained/

 

June 17, 2020 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Canvas apps to Model driven apps experience and considerations

Canvas apps to Model driven apps experience and considerations in a OnePager…..

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#digitaltransformation #businessapplications #workflowautomation #integrations #cloudsolutions #cloudcomputing #onepager canvasapps #modeldrivenapps #d365 #dynamics365

June 5, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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New! Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service is available for preview

Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent.. So, the new cloud service which was announced in the public preview in April 2019 is now available (still in preview). It goes without saying, so easy to develop and deploy the virtual agent / bot, I actually did one within 15 minutes…. no boundaries on what you can do with this technology, definitely one of the game changer(s) in digital transformation .

New! Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service is available for preview – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

 

#digitaltransformation #thegamechanger #noboundaries #virtualagent #dynamics365 #artificialintelligence #aiforall #customerservice #bettertogether #insighttoaction #bots #cloudservice #cloud #preview #hosted #announced #technology

June 5, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Flow to Logic Apps : Experiences compared

Summarising the Microsoft Flow to Logic Apps experience in a #OnePager….

MicrosoftFlow-LogicApps experience

 

#digitaltransformation #cloudcomputing #cloudsolutions #microsoftflow #businessapplications #logicapps #azure #office365 #integrations #workflowautomation #onepager

PS: Elements and parameters like security, governance, application lifecycle management etc… are not covered in the One Pager.

April 15, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Business Applications Release | Microsoft Dynamics 365

Watch the virtual launch event to experience the new capabilities and features in Dynamics 365, Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow.

Business Applications Release | Microsoft Dynamics 365

New apps / features summarised in hastags….

#digitaltransformation #cloudcomputing #cloudsolutions #d365 #dynamics365 #businessapplications #ai #customerinsights #serviceinsights #customerexperience #chatbot #virtualagent #omnichannel #fraudprotection #microsoftformspro #surveys #microsoftflow #mixedreality #remoteassist #dynamics365guides #productvisualize #powerplatform #powerapps #powerBI #commondatasource

April 3, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft 365 Security Center reaches general availability

Details at the link below:

Microsoft 365 Security Center reaches general availability – Microsoft Tech Community – 389656

March 31, 2019 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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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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