Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Musings and rants about solution architecture, EA and consulting

The last year I have been working as a solution architect for a large European company as part of the EA team and I must say, it  has been quite an interesting experience. The vision/ideas that the other architects within EA have about software architecture made me explore a little bit on how software architecture has been perceived by the industry. During in this exploration I stumbled on a number of interesting articles that I want to share:

I also became a big fan of Eric Dietrich (@daedtech) writings – so check out some of his postings

Other architects you might also follow on Twitter include  Martin Fowler (@martin fowler) (author of a number of excellent books you should read as well) , Michael Nygard (@mtnygard)  Matt Stine (@mstine) and Simon Brown (check out his video on  Visualize, Document and explore your Software architecture). Leave a comment if you think I missed a thought leader in the software architecture space on Twitter or other blog post which you consider must reads or just interesting.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list November 2017

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)

Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power users and end users

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quick tip: using Google Analytics in Blogger

Blogger provides some out of the box statistics on number of pageviews, traffic sources, etc… but some functionality is unfortunately missing such as the ability to export these statistics,user by time of day, session durations, etc … Fortunately it is also possible to use Google Analytics as well by following these simple steps:
  • Create a web property ID at https://analytics.google.com
  • Open your Blogger Settings > Other > Google Analytics and enter the web property ID

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list October 2017

The Dynamics 365 Spring release (or July 2017 Update v9.0) reached the GA (Generally Available) milestone in the first weekend of October (online only) – so the first “official” documentation became available as well.

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)
Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power users and end users

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quick tip: Format JSON documents in Notepad++

Notepad++ does not have built-in support for formatting JSON documents, but you can use JSONViewer for this. It can be installed directly using the "Plugin Manager" in Notepad++. Just got to "Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager > Available tab"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Use Chrome user profiles to simulate different Dynamics 365 identities


Great tip that I saw on Twitter from @jukkan and @georgedude – you don’t need to use private browsing in Google Chrome to login to Dynamics 365 with a separate identity, you can use Chrome user profiles instead.

Click the person icon
 in the top right corner to configure your chrome profiles.



Check out Share Chrome with others or add a profile for more details.