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Shutting down CodePlex

April 1, 2017

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye.  We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software.  Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de facto place for open source sharing and most open source projects have migrated there.

We migrated too.  As many of you know, Microsoft has invested in Visual Studio Team Services as our “One Engineering System” for proprietary projects, and we’ve exposed many of our key open source projects on GitHub (Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, .NET, the Cognitive Toolkit, and more).  In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner closely with GitHub to promote open source.

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Over the past few years, we’ve watched many CodePlex projects migrate.  During the same period, we’ve had to address several issues, including a spam epidemic over several months in 2015, as spammers sought to take advantage of the CodePlex.com domain to boost their illicit activities.  We’ve also seen a substantial decrease in usage: as of this writing, less than 350 projects saw a source code commit in the last 30 days.

The shutdown plan

So, it’s time to say goodbye to CodePlex.  As of this post, we’ve disabled the ability to create new CodePlex projects.  In October, we’ll set CodePlex to read-only, before shutting it down completely on December 15th, 2017.

The CodePlex archive

We’ll take a final, complete backup of the site before shutting down and decommissioning the existing CodePlex site and servers.

At that time, CodePlex.com will start serving a read-only lightweight archive that will allow you to browse through all published projects – their source code, downloads, documentation, license, and issues – as they looked when CodePlex went read-only.  You’ll also be able to download an archive file with your project contents, all in common, transferrable formats like Markdown and JSON.  Where possible, we’ll put in place redirects so that existing URLs work, or at least redirect you to the project’s new homepage on the archive. And, the archive will respect your “I’ve moved” setting, if you used it, to direct users to the current home of your project.

There isn’t currently any plan to have an end date for the archive.

Migrating your data

We’re providing two first-class ways to get your data out of CodePlex.  First, we’ve partnered with GitHub to provide a streamlined import experience to help you bring your CodePlex source code, license, and documentation to GitHub.  A migration tool for issues is also in the works and will be available soon – we’ll update this blog post with more details when it’s available.  And, we’ve added a new option to your project to set an “I’ve moved” banner on your project that will direct your users to your new home. There’s a walkthrough on the CodePlex wiki to help you through the migration process.

Second, the CodePlex Archive will allow you to download an archive file, as described above.

If you’d like to migrate just your source code, you have a variety of options depending on your source control type.  For Git users, many Git hosting services, including Visual Studio Team Services and BitBucket, offer an easy import flow to help you migrate.  Bitbucket also offers import for Mercurial users.

We’re here to help

As you use these tools, CodePlex support is standing by to help via email.  GitHub is also ready to help if you encounter any issues with the import experience.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service

January 5, 2017

Field Service for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 is a powerful tool to help support the activities of field based engineers.

Neil Parkhurst have been blogging on this subject for a few months!

Here I will give a collection of links to Neil Parkhurst various posts on Field Service for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Collectively these posts should provide you with a detailed user guide, you could think of this post as a “book” on Field Service.

  • Introduction / Theory
  • Installation
  • General Setup
  • Using Field Service
  • Customizing Field Service

Introduction / Theory

Post Description Last Updated
Overview
An overview of the capabilities of Field Service August 2016
Work Order Theory A description of what a work order is, its lifecycle and how it relates to other Field Service entities August 2016
Video Demo A video demo of Field Service and notes on how to create the demo. October 2016

Installation

Post Description Last Updated
Installation Step by step guide to creating a Field Service trial solution and installing the mobile application. August 2016

General Set-up

Post Description Last Updated
User Setup
Field Service users, security roles and field security profiles explained. August 2016
Reference data
There are many reference data fields to define including work order types, pay types, work order sub-statuses etc. I describe them all here. August 2016
Skill Types (Characteristics) How to create skill types and use them to ensure the right engineers are used. August 2016
Configuring the Schedule Board In this post I describe how to configure the schedule board including adding new tabs and changing views. September 2016
Service and Billing Accounts A description of the additional fields on service and billing accounts in Field Service. Plus, how to Geo Code accounts. August 2016
Price Lists How to create price lists for Field Service including using Field Service Price List Items to apply minimum call out charges etc. August 2016
Product and Services How to create the products and services to be included on work orders August 2016
Incident Types Incident types are used to speed the creation of work orders. In this post I explain what is involved in creating an incident type. August 2016
Resources How to create resources, define their working hours and associate them with territories. August 2016

Using Field Service

Post Description Last Updated
Calculating Engineer Pay A description of how pay types and resource information is used to derive payment values for each booking September 2016
Manual Scheduling (Schedule Board) An explanation of how to manually schedule work orders on the schedule board and also review driving direction / routes. September 2016
Scheduling Assistant Using the scheduling assistant to use the semi-automatic scheduling capabilities of Field Service. September 2016
Time Groups A description of how to define timeslots and then how you can use them in the scheduling assisstant. September 2016
Customer Assets / Equipment How to create and see customer assets September 2016
Agreements Agreements are used to automatically create regular work orders based on a “contract”. Ideal for a preventative maintenance schedule. This post describes on how to create agreements and their associated booking and invoice setups. September 2016
Time Off Requests This post explains what happens when the engineers request time off from the mobile application. August 2016
Purchasing and Inventory An overview of the purchasing and inventory options in Field Service September 2016
Inventory Quantities An explanation of when stock quantities and allocated values change. Plus unit groups explained. September 2016

Customizing Field Service

Post Description Last Updated
Field Service and Voice of the Customer Example workflow to send out a survey after completion of a work order. You may also find this post on how to create a survey useful. September 2016
Download Resco CrmMobile Woodford You will need to download the client if you wish to customize the mobile application. September 2016
Risky Situations A description of a simple change to warn if your field agent is working on something risky. September 2016
Show Entity Images A example of how to improve the mobile app by adding images. September 2016

CHNTPW Remove, bypass, unlock and reset forgotten Windows password

December 1, 2016

Chntpw (also known as Offline NT Password & Registry Editor) is a small Windows password removal utility that can run from a CD or USB drive. The latest version is 140201. Please download the Bootable CD image or the USB version for your own purpose:

  • cd140201.zip (~18MB) – Bootable CD image. (md5sum: f274127bf8be9a7ed48b563fd951ae9e)
  • usb140201.zip (~18MB) – Files for USB install (md5sum: a60dbb91016d93ec5f11e64650394afb)

You can also download chntpw for ALT Linux, Arch Linux, CentOS / RHEL, Debian, Fedora, Mageia, ROSA, Slackware, Ubuntu distributions from this link.

If you need to download the old version, please visit Offline NT Password & Registry Editor’s official website.

After you’ve downloaded it, you then need to burn chntpw to CD/USB drive in order to get it to work.

A full-featured copy of Developer Edition by Force.com

October 1, 2016

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  • Build apps Lightning fast with drag and drop tools
  • Customize your data model with clicks
  • Go further with Apex code
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  • Customize UI with clicks or any leading-edge web framework

Keep your life in sync

September 12, 2016

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

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Microsoft Dynamics XRM Tools

June 3, 2016

Dynamics XRM Tools brings you a quality range of applications that provide a useful set of features to enhance your experience while using and developing against Microsoft Dynamics CRM. You simply import the managed solution into CRM to begin working with it.

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Currently available tools include

  • OData Query Designer
  • Metadata Browser
  • CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter
  • Trace Tool (on premise onlyand_v2)
  • Statistics

Configuration Module

The Dynamics XRM Tools project provides a modular framework for hosting Silverlight applications within a single shell.

A joint effort started by Rhett Clinton MVP and Ramon Tebar MVP has produced an extensible application framework that allows additional tools to be developed and included as a part of the toolset. Rhett’s original CRM tools have been ported to the new framework and additional tools have already been created with more in development.

FiledOne Online Courses Self Sign Up

March 5, 2016

Register to access courses by entering the code provided to you

https://fieldone.litmos.com/self-signup/

And using the code below when prompted:

code: microsoft

FieldOne Playbook

March 3, 2016

FieldOne Systems has been in the business of proving world class Field Service Management (FSM) and mobile workforce solutions for over a decade. FieldOne was acquired by Microsoft in the summer of 2015.

FieldOne’s leadership predicted the massive disruption driven by the convergence of three interdependent trends – Mobility, Cloud, and Big Data – and made a radical choice. Rather than building on our legacy software – which had served our customers so well for so long – we chose to develop a completely new solution designed from the ground up to harness the capabilities of this tidal wave of technology.

Combining our team’s broad industry experience with a dedication to innovation and passion for listening to our customers, we launched Sky – the agile platform for intelligent enterprise field service management.
Sky provides the most comprehensive feature set, an open architecture for simplified integration, flexible deployment options, and on-demand configuration. These combined elements drive rapid implementation, maximum adaptability, and fast ROI. FieldOne’s technology, and consistent collaboration between our team and our customers, is driving the success of diverse enterprises across a wide cross-section of industries.

Most recently, we have invested heavily in building our FSM solution from the ground-up (SKY), on top of FieldOne Dynamic’s xRM/CRM – the most widely deployed open architecture platform. We will continue to advance our industry leading mobility platform and most importantly continue to listen to our customers who provide us with excellent specific feedback on product.

http://aka.ms/f1playbook

Free eBook: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview

February 18, 2016

Get a head start evaluating Windows 10—with technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.

This edition was written after the release of Windows 10 version 1511 in November 2015 and includes all of its enterprise-focused features.

The goal of this book is to help you sort out what’s new in Windows 10, with a special emphasis on features that are different from the Windows versions you and your organi­zation are using today, starting with an overview of the operating system, describing the many changes to the user experience, and diving deep into deployment and management tools where it’s necessary.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Autonumber

November 22, 2015

Working for Online and onpremise!

– Able to create autonumberting using Prefix, Suffix and ZeroPads.
– Working for default entities aswell for custom entities
– Easy mantainable, all from the Counter Configuration Entity
– Creates automatically the plugin step for the related entity
– Check available if entity and field exist to prevent type mistakes
– Able to deactivate/activate counters (pluginstep is also deactivated/activated)

Working for onpremise ans online.

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