WMI Manipulations and Manifestations

As a follow-on to my System Center Universe 2014 session, I thought I’d put together the various ways to create WMI “objects” so that ConfigMgr can later pick them up using Hardware Inventory. The below examples do not include any error checking and simply contain the core code snippets needed to perform the actions; variations…

Two new compute-intensive instances are now generally available for use with Windows Azure Cloud Services

I received an email from Microsoft yesterday introducing two new compute-intensive instances in Windows Azure.  They’re pretty powerful, and expensive.  Not only is the processor and RAM way up there but you get a 40 Bbit/s InfiniBand network with RDMA!  If your company needs this kind of server it’s available now in Windows Azure. Remember,…

January #Office365 International User Group Meeting Recap

We had a great Office 365 International User Group meeting! I started off the meeting with a couple quick updates: SkyDrive to be rebranded as OneDrive and SkyDrive Pro to be OneDrive for Business, http://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive-for-everything-your-life/ Office Web Apps to be rebranded as Office Online?, http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-office-web-apps-to-be-renamed-office-online-7000025633/ New Partner Admin Center for Office 365 Partners, http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/28/introducing-the-new-office-365-partner-admin-center/ Next…

CRM 2013 – Accessing On-Premise XRMService OrganizationData.svc over SSL/HTTPS :: IIS Host Name Field Disabled

I ran into an odd problem today. I am upgrading our on-premise CRM environment to CRM 2013. I have some client-side code that uses the OrganizationData.svc to fetch some data from a related Opportunity entity, as follows: } function PopulateOpportunityData(oppId){ var ODataHost = location.protocol + ‘//’ + location.host + ‘/’ + Xrm.Page.context.getOrgUniqueName(); var ODataService =…