Monitoring Azure in Operations Manager 2012 using the Azure Applications management pack (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

The Azure Applications Management pack is the same management pack that I blogged about at: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/11/09/kicking-the-tires-using-the-azure-management-pack-in-opsmgr-2012-scom-azure-sysctr.aspx. This blog post provides some additional detailed on this management pack such as management pack details, what the management pack adds to Operations Manager and an important note on certificates in Azure/Operations Manager. This is the first part of…

XrmServiceContext Caching Issue

I love using the XrmServiceContext Caching issue in order to use LINQ queries to retrieve items from our CRM implementation. So much nicer to work with than the old SOAP model!!! However, I ran into an issue pretty quickly with a custom service I created that provisions a SharePoint team site for a CRM opportunity.…

Entity Framework Code First

Entity Framework Code First Pluralsight course Entity Framework 4.1 – Code First by Julie Lerman General Info Code first is a very convention heavy method of describing how an application should interact with a database. It is used in place of a .edmx model file and typically implemented when there is no database to begin with, but…