In a couple of days I am doing a session at the D365UG Community Summit 2020 and the tool they are using for presenting requires 3rd party session cookies to be allowed. This is a short description on how to do that in Chromium Edge.
In Chromium Edge go to edge://settings/privacy
You now have two options:
You change the privacy setting to Basic (that will change it for all websites which my IT-Sec friends tell me is a bad thing 🙁 ). The better option is to create an exception the site you want access to.
To set an exception click Exceptions and add the URL in the following format in the [*.]domain.com
* Mats har haft en intensiv vecka, men nu har det varit två lugna dagar. David har en ålderskris och fått glasögon, dessutom har han blivit drabbad av en Samsung-TV. Björn har fått en pool och är sjukt missnöjd. Johan har motionerat både sig själv och 3D-skrivaren.
Last week we ran a webinar for some customers using Teams Live Events (which is awesome once you learns all the ins and outs). The event is later going to be edited and uploaded online. For that we need the file.
To download the file, start Teams and Open the meeting from the calendar view.
Go to the Live Events Resources – Recording and click the download symbol
When trying to set up hosted builds for D365FO in Azure DevOps according to this guide posted by Paul Heisterkamp i bumped into an issue… in one of the last steps you push the NuGet packages, downloaded from LCS, into the artefact feed that you have created.
The issue I got was when uploading the largest package (microsoft.dynamics.ax.application.devalm.buildxpp.10.0.464.13.nupkg) is that first I got a timeout an I had to set the timeout parameter in nuget.exe.
When I did that I got another error:
Error: Reponse status 503 – service unavailable
This happened after the upload had gone on for some time. Looking online I noticed that others having the same issue had discovered it to be a network issue (and in some cases proxy issues).
In order to solve the issue I uploaded the file to my D365FO dev machine and tried the push from there… it worked and it took only a couple of seconds… Wohoo…
The learnings of the day… Azure VMs has more bandwidth than I do… who knew #abitenvious
This morning our developers reached out to me telling me that we had certificate issues with two of our environments. The problem with certificates is that they have an expiry date.
Since all Dynamics environments are deployed using LCS and the Cert used is owned by Microsoft we have limited ability to fox the issue on our own. This is why Microsoft built functionality into LCS to help us with this. To fix the issue, just look up the environment in LCS, click Maintain and select Rotate Secrets
The Cert you need to fix is the SSL Certificate
Simply click Rotate SSL Cert and wait for the process to finish. In my experience you will also need to reboot the VM.
Since I am not a developer… especially not an X++ developer I am ususlly not entrusted with access to Visual Studio (this statement was more for dramatic effect but the truth is that I am trying to avoid it to not mess things up).
The main reason for this work around is that in some environments Visual Studio is not set up and to do that would require setting up the correct account, mapping workspaces and a whole lot more. This way is simpler:
Today when writing release notes for my customers latest release I bumped into an issue. I have a query that returns all item in the current Iteration Path with their release notes. The release notes are written in Microsoft Word so I thought that if I could just get the query into Excel it would be an easy “Copy and Past” operation into word.
Fortunately Azure DevOps have just this feature. You simply go to queries, click the three dots negt to the query and select Open in Excel
Last week Microsoft finally released the complete PDFs with new features of Dynamics 365 and PowerPlatform Wave 1 2020. I browsed through them (all 405 pages of them 🙂 ) to to try to understand where we are going… here are my top 10 12.
Mass deployment of the Warehouse App This gives an organization the ability to use Microsoft Intune (or your favorite MDM solution) to deploy the warehouse app to mobile devices.
The UI will start adapting to the license the user has assigned in order to make the UI “less complex”. This means that there is no longer a possibility to get by under licensed”.
The new grid now allows you to group rows based on a column and also to easily rearrange the columns.
Tables, Entities and Aggregate measurements can be stored in Data Lagke Storage Gen 2. Prior to this release we were only able to store Aggregate Measurements in Data Lakes.
The ability to embed a Power Automate Flow directly in the UI in Dynamics. This flow can be triggered by the end user. This feature is even cooler since it was suggested on the Dynamics Ideas site.
Azure AD sign-in in the POS client. This could previously only be done using a worker ID
The ability to create a PowerApp directly in Microsoft Teams.
Great improvements for running model-driven apps offline. Really cool since this is geared towards mobile front line workers.
Monitor and get insight into usage of your canvas apps using Azure Application Insights.
Power Apps Test Studio is available in General Availability. This gives you the possibility to automate testing and integrate it into Azure DevOps release and Build Pipelines
Simplified expressions in Power Automate. Instead of having to write a complex expression for a string operation there are ready-made blocks for this.
Copy and Paste in the Power Automate designer (Yay)
As you can see this selection of features are quite tech/IT heavy… There are a LOT more app related features in the Wave 2 release. Look through the PDFs linked below to get a grasp on these.
One thing to note is that this is Wave 1… Not everything in Wave 1 is general available or in some cases even in preview… but it is coming. Something to look forward to.
I work as a consultant and I often help different customers and since all of them insist on me using their Azure AD (and my employer has their own) I am often getting logged in with the wrong account… or rather I was.
My old solution to this issue was to use Incognito/InPrivate mode which means that all Single SignOn cookies are getting erased when you restart the browser. The problem is that if you have multiple browser windows in InPrivate mode then “leak” data. They are not isolated from each other.
The solution is to use Chrome/Edges profile feature to have different personas. Lets get started. I am doing this in Chromium based Edge but it works basically the same in Google Chrome.
In the upper right corner of your browser click your user profile icon.
Click Manage Profile Settings
In the top right corner click “Add Profile”
A couple of good things to know here: As I said each profile is separate which mean that you can add Chrome Adding separately to each one. If you are using Chrome you can even install different themes in each of them to make it more intuitive to find the correct window. If you, like me, use Chromium Edge each profile can be logged in with a different Microsoft/Azure AD account which means that if you set up the same account profile on a different computer it will sync settings between computers. If you use Chrome you can have different Google accounts.
Using this method means that you will never be logged in using the wrong account (as long as you are good at separating them).