Archive for December 2014

Moving from MS Azure hosted WordPress to WPEngine

In an earlier post I wrote about Azure WordPress performance compared to a Linux VPS hosted instance for WordPress, with the later completely trouncing the Azure hosted instance. While I really wanted the Azure environment to be a success, until the database performance increases we’ll be hosting our WordPress sites elsewhere. To start with let’s…

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SQL Server Table Designer can’t save changes

I come across this warning/error message every time I do a fresh install of SQL Server on my laptop and despite having set this option back more times than I care to remember, I end up spending a few minutes looking for the setting in the Management Studio options. Figure: Warning saving changes would result…

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CRM 2015 Hierarchies are cool!

CRM 2015 Hierarchies are a really cool feature that let users navigate records by visually seeing parent child relationships. Out of the box Accounts, Positions, Products, and Users entities get hierarchies baked in. Hierarchies can be added to other built-in entities and to all custom entities. Figure: CRM 2015 Hierarchy Visualization To make working with…

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Installing a Dynamics CRM 2015 for Demo Environment

With Dynamics CRM 2015 now available on MSDN for download I thought I’d get on top of it right away and setup a demo VM. With most MS products this is pretty easy, but Dynamics has a higher requirements list. The prerequisites include: Windows Server Active Directory (yep you’ll need to setup a domain controller)…

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Dymanics CRM 2015 and Dymanics GP 2015 now on MSDN

Head over to msdn.microsoft.com (needs msdn subscription) to get the downloads. Really looking forward to getting CRM 2015 up and running and playing with some of the new features like: Enhanced Business Processes Enhanced Business Rules Fields: Calculated and Roll-up Hierarchy Visualization

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Azure WordPress Performance vs Linux VPS

I’m sure there’s probably more to this, but here are some numbers on an Azure WordPress installation compared to a Linux VPS. The Azure hosting details are: Instance: Large 4 Cores, 7 GB RAM, ClearDB 1GB MySQL Venus Plan, hosted US West Linux VPS, 4 Cores, 2GB RAM, 1 GB Swap, Local MySQL Install, hosted US…

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First Post

This blog is a place for random posts, mainly used as a holding place for things that come up during my day job.

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