In Search of Silence

UIkit

I have always been a computer builder. I lit my first computer on fire in my teens (power supply overload). Most of the first computers were all about speed. Recently, I have had the desire to match speed with almost silent operation. The way to do it is with large surface fans spinning at lower speeds. If you have the money to spend, someone can design and build it for you, but I prefer the adventure.

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Sales Process Error after Dynamics 365 Upgrade

Dynamics 365 sales process error after upgrade

I discovered after performing the CRM2016 to Dynamics 365 upgrade on-premise that my sales process workflows were not appearing. After some research, I found that this is a known issue, but with no official fix yet. Some people suggested disabling the process and re-enabling it, but I got an error when I tried to disable the process. I created a copy of the process and was able to enable and disable it, but this would mean that I would have to reassign the process to all existing leads in the system.

After reviewing a forum post on MSDN, I found a solution, but their wasn’t many details. I managed to fix it using some of the information from that post, and wanted to share a more detailed post about the solution.

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Beyond SSDs - Testing an NVMe M.2 Drive

M2 Drive

For many years the hard drive was the typical bottleneck of any well-endowed computer. The first response to any complaint about a slow computer was "add memory" after which came the answer "sorry, the hard drive is slowing your down and unless you want to buy SCSI, your stuck." And then came the SSD drive and it freed us from the bottleneck, sort of... And then came the NVMe M.2, with a prosumer price, the speed are still unbelievable!

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CRM 2015/2016: Changing the Logo and Navigation Bar Colors

CRM 2015/2016: Changing the Logo and Navigation Bar Colors

For the first 6 months after seeing CRM 2013, the new navigation and style was very impressive. Soon after, I found myself wondering how hard it was to make a change. Dynamics CRM 2016 and CRM 2015 (after the Spring 15 update) both have the ability to quickly change the logo, header color, and Alt Text (text shown during a mouse hover) rather quickly. In the past version of CRM, this change was very complicated.

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