Enabling the demo users in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Today a customer asked me if the could get a user and test Microsoft Dynamics AX (for search engine reasons i will add AX7) in our demo environment. The customer does not use Azure Active Directory yet and this made things a bit tricky. If they hade a AAD tenant I would just use this method.

After searching around a bit I found that there is a way to enable the demo users. These are users created by Microsoft which are in a AAD tenant owned by MS.

Note that these users are static and you cannot change the password which means that everyone can use these users to log in to your system if you enable them. This is not recommended in a sensitive environment.

To enable the users just edit the user and add contosoax7.onmicrosoft.com to the domain field. The end result should be https://sts.windows.net/contosoax7.onmicrosoft.com

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The users all use the password Pass1Word

/Johan

Links
http://kaya-consulting.com/how-to-enable-the-contoso-personas/

Microsoft Band and Web Tiles

Edit (10/7 2015): Added Images

To day MS announced a thing that was pretty cool… The ability to easily add an information stream to your Microsoft Band. All you need is an RSS feed and an icon image file… lets do it

  1. Go to http://developer.microsofthealth.com/WebTile/ and click get started
  2. Choose a layout

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  3. Input your RSS adress

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  4. Assign your datafields to the specific fields on the band by drag and drop. I used Channel.Titel, item.title and item.encoded.

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  5. Enter information about your app and add an icon (46 x 46) it needs to be a PNG and have a transparent background

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  6. Download the app and either send it by email och save it to OneDrive

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  7. Open it on your phone
  8. Done

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  9. That all for today /Johan

Geek Trick: Custom “New Tab Page” in Google Chrome

Yesterday I signed up for WunderList (since Microsoft bought it i thought I’d give it a try) and I noticed that there were a Extension in the Google Chrome store which displays my Wunderlist as a “New Tab Page”. That got me thinking: I wonder if I could set up any page as a New Tab Page… Like Todoist, which is the todolist manager I use.

I looked in the Chrome Store and found Replace New Tab Page which I installed and customized to display Todoist… Happy Days

/Johan

Download all Ignite sessions… Using oneget…

Hi

Today I will highlite a couple of things…

First of all: If you have not used OneGet (which comes with Windows 10) you should definately take loog at it. It lets you install software and powershell modules from different repositories on the internet (think Apt-get on Linux)

Second of all… My colleagues at AddLevel has created a PowerShell module for downloading the Ignite sessions automatically and it is available from Technet Gallery which makes it downloadable by using OneGet… Here is how you do it:

    1. Start an elevated Powershell prompt on your Windows 10 Computer
    2. Enter Find-Module CH9 | Format-List to have a look at the information about the package. If this is the first time you use Oneget, Powershell will ask you if it is OK to install the NuGet provider.

    1. If you want to install the package use: Find-Module CH9 | Install-Module
    2. Once you have installed the module, use get-command -module CH9 to fund which CMDlets are available

    1. To download all Mikael Nystroms sessions from Ignite 2015 use this:

      Get-CH9EventItem -Speaker “Mikael Nystrom” -EventName Ignite -Region NorthAmerica -Year 2015 | Save-CH9EventItem -StorePath C:\Users\johan.persson\Downloads

/Johan