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 Name Joris Peolmans  Blog JOPX on SharePoint
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A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post Microsoft Azure Machine Learning – the power to predict which provided  a high level view  of Microsoft’s service offering around machine learn...
Improve Dynamics 365 and submit your ideas      19-Sep-2017     88  
Microsoft recently setup a new channel to submit your ideas to improve Dynamics 365 – go check it out on https://ideas.dynamics.com/ . Some development teams at Microsoft, definitely take the feedb...
Dynamics 365 monthly reading September 2017      14-Sep-2017     88  
Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)Everyday I’m Shuffling – an alternative approach to DevOps for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Channel 9 00:54:20)Microsoft flow – Create re...
When you need to integrate Dynamics 365 (online) with other applications/services in on premise or in the cloud there are a number of challenges. One of the most commonly used integration patterns ...
Dynamics 365 monthly reading August 2017      20-Aug-2017     55  
Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)Preventing folder names with GUIDs in SharePoint (Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise)Important changes coming in Dynamics 365 ...
Voice of the Customer for Dynamics 365      10-Aug-2017     54  
In March 2015, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojo Surveys – a customer feedback solution which was built solely for Microsoft Dynamics CRM (both online and on-premise).  This product ...
I recently encountered a problem with views in a SharePoint site collection – the values of the managed metadata column were not visible anymore for most users in the list views. However  when...
By now, you have probably all read about the upcoming Dynamics 365 spring 2017 release. If you want to learn more about it register for the free CRMUG Belux webinar – What’s new in Dynamics 365 Spr...
Dynamics 365 for Customer Insights (DCI) was introduced in December 2016 and has recently received some interesting updates in the Dynamics 365 Spring update.  DCI is an Azure-based SAAS servi...
Introducing Cortana Intelligence Solutions      01-Aug-2017     52  
It has been a couple of months since I last looked at Cortana Intelligence Solutions (CIS) in the Cortana solution gallery so I was pleasantly surprised by a number of new solution templates which ...
Dynamics 365 monthly reading list June 2017      27-Jul-2017     46  
Some interesting stuff was published in the last couple of weeks and due to holidays I still need to do some catching up with all the info about the Dynamics 365 July 2017 update. EnjoyTechnical to...
Using Postman and the Dynamics 365 Web API      19-Jun-2017     261  
All applications performing external requests to the Dynamics 365 (online) web API first need to be registered with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to be able to authenticate using OAuth. The same...
When files are attached/linked to Dynamics 365 records, they are stored in the CRM database which will have an impact on licensing cost depending of how much this functionality is being used. In Dy...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list 01/05/2017      01-May-2017     173  
Lots of interesting news on Dynamics 365 the last couple of weeks – keep up to date by subscribing to this blog. Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility) Configuring Live ...
The Dynamics CRM consultant tool belt      25-Apr-2017     124  
To be truly productive as a Dynamics CRM consultant you need a good toolkit to automate tedious or labor-intensive tasks. While you can solve anything by writing code – it just gets a lot easier wh...
  Scalable security modeling with Dynamics CRM 2015 and Dynamics CRM 2016 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Performance and scalability documentation – consists of ...
In this article I will explain what Dynamics CRM plug-ins are and which tools you can use to speed up the development of CRM plug-ins. The goal of this article is not to explain the logic behind pl...
Weekly reading list 06/04/2017      06-Apr-2017     205  
  Troubleshooting Dynamics CRM/365 solution import errors Comparison of Microsoft Dynamics 365 full users vs team member users Strategic business and technical considerations when choosing ...
  As promised below the list of reference links for  the presentation delivered at the CRMUG Belux Q1 2017 Chapter meeting – for those who missed the presentation – you can also find it o...
On March 23th, the Belux chapter of the Dynamics CRM user group organizes the first user group meeting – check out the agenda below and register for the Q1 2017 CRMUG Belux Chapter meeting on the C...
Gotchas when using curl on Windows      07-Mar-2017     228  
Curl is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax supporting multiple protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP,etc… It also supports SSL certificates and HTTP commands such as HTTP POST, ...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list 06/03/2017      06-Mar-2017     207  
  Dynamics AppSource – what’s new in January: rich tools for customer relations, operations, analytics, management and automation Dynamics 365 – Pivoting sales for account based marketing C...
Organization Insights for Dynamics 365 is a new solution that provides insights into the usage, activity and quality of service for your Dynamics 365 (online) instance. It has been available in pre...
Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that  helps non-developers work smarter by allowing them to automate workflows across applications and services such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 but als...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list 02/02/2017      02-Feb-2017     243  
Apparently the weekly Dynamics 365 weekly reading list is slowly evolving into a monthly one but still enjoy: CRM for Dynamics 365 Top 10 New Features PowerObjects’ Top 10 most popular blog posts...
Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics 365 one year later      19-Jan-2017     928  
It has been a year since I last wrote a blog post about Combining Microsoft Dynamics Online and Power BI – so it is time for a little update since a lot of great new features have been released in ...
Organization Insights for Dynamics 365      11-Jan-2017     259  
This new Organization Insights solution provides you with a number of interesting insights and metrics about your CRM instance (aka organization) such as entities which are being used, the storage ...
Using Azure Service Bus and Dynamics 365      08-Jan-2017     361  
You can connect CRM Online (Dynamics 365) with Azure Service Bus by coupling the CRM event execution pipeline to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus. This connection lets the data that has been process...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list 12/31/2016      02-Jan-2017     270  
Happy new year to all of you Dynamics 365 geeks and welcome to a new edition of the Dynamics 365 weeklyDynamics 365 – Needs more cowbell –  InsideView, Customer Insights, Relationship Insights...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list 11/23/2016      23-Nov-2016     275  
The big storm of announcements about Dynamics 365 has passed but still some interesting tidbits of information and new tools were released in the previous weeks: Dynamics 365 (CRM) scheduled workf...
Ignite 2016 slidedeck and video downloader      22-Nov-2016     324  
  Microsoft Ignite is one of the biggest Microsoft conferences in the year with over 700 different sessions over the course of 5 days so it is quite impossible to attend all sessions. Luckily ...
Dynamics 365 weekly reading list      05-Nov-2016     281  
  Welcome to the first edition of the Dynamics 365 weekly reading list – with the official “release” of Dynamics 365, Microsoft took an important step in providing an integrated cloud platform...
If you try to open a Visual Studio 2012 CRM plug-in or workflow activity project which was created with the CRM Developer Toolkit in Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2013 you will notice that it...
Integration between SharePoint and Dynamics CRM allows you to link documents to Dynamics CRM entities but the documents will be stored in SharePoint instead of the CRM database (See Using SharePoin...
So you want to become a data scientist?      14-Sep-2016     308  
It has been over 4 years that the article Data Scientist: the sexiest job in the 21st century appeared and the interest in a data scientist career has probably increased if you take a look at Googl...
As outlined in a previous blog post, Dynamics CRM provides out of the box integration with SharePoint – meaning that you can upload your documents into SharePoint directly from within the CRM ...
I just finished my first installation of SQL Server 2016 and I noticed that SQL Server Management Studio was available as a completely separate install option and not a part of the main installatio...
If you have multiple Azure subscriptions linked to the account that you use to login – the operations in Azure PowerShell are executed against the “current subscription”. You can use the Get-AzureS...
One of the TechNet pages that I consulted quite often as SharePoint architect was the Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013, so I expected the same page to exist for Dynamics CRM 2015/...
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post Problem with filled maps (choropleths) in Power BI for Belgian provinces in which I stated that there are some problems with using filled maps for internat...
Data science for the rest of us      11-Jan-2016     439  
A couple of weeks ago I followed an interesting webinar from Microsoft called Data Science for the rest of us. I have been interested in data science ever since I read the excellent book Doing Data...
Resolving the Dynamics CRM minFreeThreads error      11-Jan-2016     507  
A while ago I booted up a new Hyper-V virtual machine with Dynamics CRM installed and I received the following error “The value for ‘minFreeThreads’ must be less than the thread pool limit of 400 t...
A couple of weeks ago I wanted to try out the new filled map functionality (also referred to as choropleth) in Power BI ( See Tutorial: Filled Maps (Choropleths) in Power BI) – I wanted to start wi...
This is the fifth part in a series of blog posts about Power BI and Dynamics CRM Online – previous blog posts:Using Microsoft Power BI Desktop to build Dynamics CRM Online reports – Part 1 – Introd...
It’s alive– Open Live Writer      29-Dec-2015     502  
I have been using Windows Live Writer since the first beta in 2006 and I it has been my preferred blogging tool ever since. So it was great to hear that there finally is a successor – welcome Open ...
Sometimes you don’t want a password of an Office 365 user to expire e.g. when you use it as a system account. You can’t do this using the Office 365 Admin center but it is quite easy using the Azur...
This is the fourth part in a series of blog posts about Power BI and Dynamics CRM Online.Using Microsoft Power BI Desktop to build Dynamics CRM Online reports – Part 1 – Introduction Using Microso...
Recently I had some issues joining a conference call hosted by a customer – every time the Skype full client tried to open it gave me an access denied error. Luckily somebody suggested to use the L...
This is the third part in a series of blog posts about Power BI and Dynamics CRM Online – for the previous posts check out the links listed below:Using Microsoft Power BI Desktop to build Dynamics ...
A non-interactive user is a user account in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online that will only be used for programmatic access to CRM (using the web services layer) such as as for integration with an ERP...
I must admit that I was surprised that I got renewed as SharePoint MVP (For those who don’t know what a Microsoft MVP is check out http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/overview.aspx ) for the 11th time i...
In the previous post I showed a very simple example of how you can create a report in Power BI Desktop – in this post I will show you how to extend this simple example. First we will create a new d...
A  couple of weeks ago I wrote a posting about Combining Dynamics CRM Online and Power BI Preview but since then a lot of exciting things have been released and announced. One of these things ...
Last week I installed Windows 10 on an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and I encountered an error while trying to create a new partition. The Iconia Tab does not have a DVD drive so the easiest way to start i...
As I outlined in About intent, recall, relevance and precision of search solutions building a good search solution is quite difficult. In this post I will focus on on what content publishers and co...
Integration between SharePoint and Dynamics CRM has been around since Dynamics CRM 2011 – this integration allows for linking documents to Dynamics CRM entities but the documents will be stored in ...
Dynamics CRM 2015 development and NuGet      23-Jul-2015     530  
To be honest I hadn’t used Nuget a lot in the past but  since I took up Dynamics CRM I decided to give it a try. For those of don’t know NuGet, it is a package manager for the Microsoft develo...
Combining Dynamics CRM Online and Power BI Preview      16-Jun-2015     784  
I am a strong believer of the concept of “in-context analytics” and as I outlined in Mindful apps – putting people at the center supported by data I consider analytics and business intelligence to ...
Since a couple of weeks I have been working with Dynamics CRM. One of the things which is always challenging when starting to learn a new product is getting to understand the different versions and...
With all the emphasis on Microsoft Power BI – people seem to forget that there still are some other options for setting up a business intelligence solution based on SharePoint available for those o...
This is the third post in a series of posts which try to delve a little deeper in the inner workings of SharePoint - for the previous post check out:SharePoint Deep Dive exploration: SharePoint ale...
Big Data and Internet of Things (IOT) links      02-Apr-2015     794  
  Just a quick roundup of some interesting links to articles, whitepapers and videos on Big Data and IoT. I would be amazed if you haven’t heard from Big Data – but still you might still take ...
A couple of months ago I wrote a first post about Microsoft Big Data – Introducing Windows Azure HDInsight. In this post I will delve a little deeper into the different components which are us...
Whereas marketing and sales as well as financial departments have been using advanced analytics for quite a while, it seems that HR is still in one of the early maturity phases of analytics usage. ...
BIWUG is organizing the fifth edition of SharePoint Saturday Belgium – this year in Antwerp – for more information check out the site http://www.spsevents.org/city/Antwerp/Antwerp2015/ . Here is th...
On the 19th of March BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing its next session – don’t forget to register for BIWUG1903 – we have planned a great speaker and an interesting session Advanced integration b...
When you are developing against SharePoint Server 2013 search, you might forced to reset the search index. You can do this using the SharePoint user interface through the screen shown below or usin...
War planning      25-Feb-2015     674  
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When preparing for my session The future of business process apps – a Microsoft perspective  last year I got inspired by this great article The future of enterprise apps: moving beyond workflo...
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning provides Machine Learning as a Service (on Microsoft Azure) and allows you to make your own applications more intelligent. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning was init...
  I have uploaded the presentation from yesterday on slideshare – check it out imec Share - An Office 365 customer case from Joris Poelmans Listed below also  a number of supporting li...
On April 18th 2015 BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing its fifth edition of SharePoint Saturday Belgium. We invite you to submit a session  for this year's SharePoint Saturday Belgium using thi...
Interesting video series to start with if you want to learn how you can use Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (AzureML) Beginning Azure ML Part 1 – Importing Data, accessing and creating a new expe...
Introducing Azure Stream Analytics      15-Dec-2014     828  
Azure Stream Analytics  which is currently in preview is a fully managed real-time stream analytics service that aims at providing highly resilient, low latency, and scalable complex event pro...
This is the second in a series of blogpost on SharePoint Server 2013 in which we will explorer how e-mail alerting works in SharePoint 2013. For part 1 – take a look at SharePoint deep dive explora...
  On the 16th of December BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing its next session – don’t forget to register for BIWUG1612 because there are some great sessions planned. SharePoint Factory: a blue...
Microsoft is offering a new First Release program. If you opt-in to join this new First Release program, you get to test the new features for Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online a co...
Azure Event Hubs are an extension on the existing Azure Service Bus which provides hyper-scalable stream ingestion capabilities. It allows different producers (devices & sensors – possibly in t...
On Thursday 20th of November I will be delivering on the new capabilities in the Microsoft Azure Data Platform.  With the recent addition of three new services - Azure Stream Analytics, Azure ...
  On the 26th of November BIWUG is organizing our next session – don’t forget to register for BIWUG2611 because there are some great sessions planned. Writing apps on SharePoint Server 2010 (S...
Getting Virtualbox to work on Windows 8.1      14-Oct-2014     513  
Quick tip for those of you who want to try install Virtualbox on Windows 8.1 – use one of the older versions  -  VirtualBox-4.3.12-93733-Win.exe  worked for me (download locationDown...
SharePoint UserInfo table : deep dive exploration      23-Sep-2014     524  
A couple of months ago we encountered some issues after upgrading a SharePoint 2007 environment to SharePoint 2013 using a migration tool. One of the symptoms was that information about users was i...
Last week when I wanted to modify some user properties in a SharePoint Server 2013  - I got a very strange error “Your search encountered an error. If the problem persists, contact the portal ...
BIWUG SharePoint Quiz 2014      15-Sep-2014     496  
BIWUG invites you to the second SharePoint Quiz: have a great evening while learning some interesting stuff! The rules are similar to last year:•Registration is required•Choose your own team•Up to ...
A couple of weeks ago I first noticed a new warning message in Office 365 stating:“Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating ...
Enterprise Social Collaboration Progress Model (June 2013) - Microsoft and the Eller MBA program at the University of Arizona jointly developed the Social Collaboration Progression Model that outl...
BIWUG–Call for new board members      18-Aug-2014     531  
  During our last board meeting we received the news that both Patrick and Jethro decided to give up their role as board member. We'd like to thank them both for the efforts they put into BIWU...
Updating SharePoint 2013 user profiles using C#      07-Aug-2014     604  
I recently wrote a console program which needed to update some user profile properties for specific users – unfortunately the code gave me the following error when trying to create a SPServiceConte...
I recently got a new HP ZBook with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 installed. While browsing to different websites (Yammer, Twitter, Google,etc …) I noticed that images were not properly rende...
One of my favourite cartoons on big data by Tom Fishburne is shown below, and as the saying goes “Bad humor is an evasion of reality, good humor is an acceptance of it” it reveals an interesting fa...
As outlined in a previous post Introducing Windows Azure HDInsight, HDInsight is a pay-as-you go solution for Hadoop-based big data processing running on Windows Azure. But you don’t even have to u...
Somebody once said - if you're going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously. This is the first in a series of blog...
A while ago I did a presentation at the Future of Business is sharing event on user adoption of collaboration technologies within companies. A good user adoption strategy – this is not the same as ...
IMEC Share - Innovate, collaborate and excel from Joris Poelmans ...
CamlDesigner 2013 – provides you with a graphical inferface which allows you to   build CAML queries for single lists as well as queries that can be executed with SPSiteDataQuery. You can...
Understanding item ranking in SharePoint 2013 search      05-Jun-2014     1731  
SharePoint 2013 allows you to view the result of the ranking model by retrieving the rankdetail managed property. The rankdetail property will only be returned when there are less than 100 results ...
The end of SharePoint autohosted apps      05-Jun-2014     521  
Up until a couple of weeks ago you basically had 3 options to develop a SharePoint app as shown in the figure below – one of the options – Autohosted apps was however available in preview mode and ...
The future of business process apps - a Microsoft perspective from Joris Poelmans Technorati Tags: K2,SharePoint,BPM,Process+Management,Mindflow,Mobile,Organizational+theory ...
K2 FastFWD Event in Gent on May 21st      13-May-2014     679  
  I will be speaking at the K2 FastFWD event in Gent on May 21th. Don’t forget to register on K2 FastFwd Global Roadshow (Gent, Belgium). Join K2 for our exclusive K2 for SharePoint launch ev...
The slidedeck from my session on SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2014 is now available on slideshare. Technorati Tags: Yammer,Data+mining,REST+api,PowerPivot,PowerBI,Office365 ...