Azure Reservations with monthly payments

Microsoft just introduced a new way to pay for Azure Reservations that enables customers and partners to lower their upfront payments while enjoying discounts offered by Azure reservation. Previously, Azure reservations required the whole term payment up front, which reduced the attractiveness for many customers. Now you have the choice between paying for reservations upfront… Read More »

Dynamics 365 Licensing Changes (Fall 2019)

With the 2019 Fall releases and expiration of licensing discount programs, effectively October 2019 Microsoft introduces a series of major changes to the Dynamics 365 licensing program. Moving forward, Dynamics 365 licensing will evolve from multiple application plans for Customer Engagement (CE), Unified Operations (UO) and the arching Dynamics 365 Plan into licensing of individual… Read More »

Important change in PartnerSource and CustomerSource Technical Support

As of 15. March 2019, Microsoft is moving the management of technical support cases for on-premises products from PartnerSource and CustomerSource, to a new unified portal:  Microsoft Support for Business After March 15th, partners will be redirected from PartnerSource to create and view technical support requests. By this date, Microsoft Support for Business portal must… Read More »

Changes in support cycle for Dynamics 365 application releases

Microsoft have just released the official policy for updating major releases in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Some of the scope and procedures was disclosed during the Spring ‘18 Release, but many details has not been public available before now. As announced earlier, each year Microsoft plan to release… Read More »

How to Download a Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations OneBox VM

The process for getting a downloadable VHD for running a Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations OneBox VM locally has recently been changed, as announced in the LCS February release notes – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/02/13/lcs-february-2018-release-1-release-notes/. While the process previously involved starting a “Cloud-hosted Environment” deployment, it has now been simplified, and relocated to the Shared asset library.… Read More »

Resolve fatal error during installation of Dynamics NAV 2015 on Windows Server 2016

During an installation of Dynamics NAV 2015 on Windows Server 2016, I encountered the following error: The installation log: Configuring package. Id = ‘IISURLRewite’ MSI log file set to: C:\Users\SRV_SV~1\AppData\Local\Temp\setup.wix.msi.c.log Windows Installer: Error: IIS Version 7.0 or greater is required to install IIS URL Rewrite Module 2. Done configuring package. Id = ‘IISURLRewite’ ReturnCode =… Read More »

Azure AD Connect 1.1.553.0 released – with fix of critical security vulnerability

Last week, Microsoft launched the Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0 which include a vast range of fixes, improvements and new features. Among the most urgent fixes is the update that addresses a vulnerability which could allow elevation of privilege if Azure AD Connect Password writeback is misconfigured during setup. This vulnerability allows an attacker to… Read More »

How to switch Office 365 licenses using PowerShell

When making changes to licenses in Office 365, I sometimes experience that the old and new licenses include options that conflict, and does not allow the licenses to be pooled or added to accounts at the same time. Changing the license of users in Office 365 need to be performed without impacting the end users… Read More »

Azure AD Connect 1.1.443.0 (March 2017) released

After several versions released during the last months of 2016, there has not been much news about Azure AD Connect. Although Azure AD Connect is still a cornerstone in the integration of on-premises identity platforms with Azure AD, the Identity Team are most certainly putting a major effort in preparing Azure AD pass-through authentication and… Read More »

DirSync and Azure AD Sync tools approaching end of support

As announced by Microsoft a while ago, the DirSync and Azure AD Sync tools has been deprecated and support of both products is expiring. The announced time is approaching, and both DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on 13. April 2017. DirSync and Azure AD Sync have been replaced by Azure… Read More »