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Creating Complex Records in Dynamics CRM 2011 from BizTalk Server 2010

May 20, 2011


A little while back I did a blog post that showed how to query and create Dynamics CRM 2011 records from BizTalk Server.  This post will demonstrate how to handle more complex scenarios including creating fields that use option sets (list of values) or entity references (fields that point to another record). To start with, […]

6 Quick Steps for Windows/.NET Folks to Try Out Cloud Foundry

May 11, 2011


I’m on the Cloud Foundry bandwagon a bit and thought that I’d demonstrate the very easy steps for you all to try out this new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from VMware that targets multiple programming languages and can (eventually) be used both on-premise and in the cloud. To be sure, I’m not “off” Windows Azure, but the […]

Now Online: My New Pluralsight Course on UML Modeling in Visual Studio 2010

May 10, 2011


My second on-demand course for Pluralsight is now online. This course, Solution Modeling with UML in Visual Studio 2010, has three major components: how to build models, how to manage models and why to build models. First, I show how to create both behavioral diagrams (Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams) and structural diagrams […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Buck Woody

May 2, 2011


Hello and welcome to my 30th interview with a thought leader in the “connected technology” space.  This month, I chased down Buck Woody who is a Senior Technology Specialist at Microsoft, database expert and now a cloud guru, regular blogger, manic Tweeter, and all-around interesting chap. Let’s jump in. Q: High-availability in cloud solutions has […]


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