Removing SharePoint Groups With PowerShell

Recently, I needed to load test a CRM plugin that created groups in SharePoint. The use case of interest is how the plugin performed when many or all of the groups did not currently exist in SharePoint. The first test went well and we were able to collect the information that we needed. When it was time to redeploy our plugins and test our performance … Continue reading Removing SharePoint Groups With PowerShell

DevOps for your Organization – Part 4: Creating a Build

In the previous post, we created the demo application that we will be working with throughout this series and committed the code to our git repository. In this post, I will be going through the steps for creating a simple build process in Azure DevOps that can build our code on demand. Build Process as a Quality Gate The benefits of having a build process … Continue reading DevOps for your Organization – Part 4: Creating a Build

Finding Document Templates for Entities in Dynamics 365 – Part 2: Publishing your Control

In our previous post, we discussed a Dynamics 365 client had a need to add a new button to the to an entity’s ribbon that allowed for the client to: open a popup window, select a document template designated for the entity, generate a document based on the template, and add it to the the entity’s annotations It was focused on creating the page to … Continue reading Finding Document Templates for Entities in Dynamics 365 – Part 2: Publishing your Control

DevOps for your Organization – Part 3: Creating Your Demo Project

In the previous post, we set up and connected to an Azure DevOps git repository. In this post, I will be going through the steps for creating a sample application and committing it to our git repository. By the end of this post, we will have: Created a sample ASP.NET Core Web Application Project Pushed your project to Azure DevOps Create Demo Project For the … Continue reading DevOps for your Organization – Part 3: Creating Your Demo Project

Finding Document Templates for Entities in Dynamics 365 – Part 1: Creating the Control

Show us the Document Templates! Recently, a Dynamics 365 client had a need to add a new button to the to an entity’s ribbon that allowed for the client to: open a popup window, select a document template designated for the entity, generate a document based on the template, and add it to the the entity’s annotations There is tremendous value in this flow in … Continue reading Finding Document Templates for Entities in Dynamics 365 – Part 1: Creating the Control

DevOps for your Organization – Part 2: Creating Your Repository

This post is part of the DevOps for your Organization series, where we walk through some basic steps you can take to move your organization towards the DevOps process. The full series can be found here. Our Goals In our previous post, we covered Code Vanguard’s DevOps process and reviewed the immediate and long-term benefits that we have seen with our clients. In this post, we will be going through the steps for setting up and connecting to an Azure DevOps git … Continue reading DevOps for your Organization – Part 2: Creating Your Repository

Code Vanguard Rebranding

New Look, New Focus Code Vanguard is going through a complete rebranding. This is the starting step in what will be a total overhaul of the services we offer. We will be shifting focus to becoming a full-service business consulting company that seeks to solve business problems through the lens of technology. We will strive to understand the challenges you face and to design the … Continue reading Code Vanguard Rebranding

DevOps for your Organization – Part 1: Overview

This post is part of the DevOps for your Organization series, where we walk through some basic steps you can take to move your organization towards the DevOps process. The full series can be found here. DevOps for Code Vanguard Clients For all of our clients here at Code Vanguard, the first thing we do when starting a new project is to build out an automated build and release pipeline. We found that this minimum DevOps implementation has had a measurable … Continue reading DevOps for your Organization – Part 1: Overview

What are Natural User Interfaces?

This article covers the basics of Natural User Interfaces (NUI). More articles about NUI are available here. There is a quiet revolution happening in the world of computer interaction and it is all centered with how we interface with them. With the advent of more powerful CPUs, we now have the capability to reinvent how we interact with our machines. This trend will lead to … Continue reading What are Natural User Interfaces?

Microsoft Azure 70-533 exam Azure AD Permissions

70-533: Understanding Azure AD Permission Types

This is part of a series of posts I will be writing while studying for the 70-533 exam from Microsoft. You can see all of the posts related to this exam here. While studying the “Managing Azure Identities” requirements for the Microsoft 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam, I came across the concept of permissions types. More specifically, there are two types of permissions: … Continue reading 70-533: Understanding Azure AD Permission Types