It is a general complain of any developer. Why is it so SLOOOWWWWW? And yes, it is slow. But there are performance tuning tricks. Slow is influence on 3 things
- Startup VM
- Is also startup of
- Management reporter
- Windows security
- Windows update
- Windows maintenance
- There is no SQL maintenance
- Is also startup of
You could disable the batches & management reporter. That will help. But the real issue is how the disks of that VM are configured. In general, it looks like below 16 lazy disks.
Now you can change these to faster disks , but please be aware of the prices. Also, these are managed disk, the cost fixed amount every month, so stopping the VM will not reduce below cost.
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How does the disk migration work? The first step is migration to managed disks
Managed Disks simplify disk management for VMs by managing the Storage accounts behind the scenes. Managed Disks also provide granular access control with RBAC and better reliability for VMs in an Availability Set. Learn more about the benefits of using Managed Disks
Source unmanaged disks are not deleted after the migration. Managed Disks are created by making a copy of the source disks. You can revert back to unmanaged disks by creating a new VM with the source disks. Configuration of the VMs is not changed after the migration. Learn more about migrating to Managed Disks
In order to complete migration, we will need to start the virtual machine. Once migration is complete, you may stop the virtual machine.
Next you can change all the discs
But hold on 16 disks multiplied with 18.29 makes 292 euro on top of running the VM. This is very expensive in the relation to how you use it. So next step:
- Archive your code & database.
- Delete the VM
- Deploy a new one
And of course, do not forget to setup the auto shutdown and the azure software reductions
This blog assists those who are struggling to set up some aspect of printing in D365 for Operations due to the limited documentation in circulation.
We had 2 scenarios at our customer site:
– Barcode printing.
– FollowMe printing.
Barcode printing is not meant to be complex, but when printing to screen or printer, it did not work. The reason was that the machine which generated the report must have the barcode font installed. When printing to screen a webpage is generated that contains the following content.
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LCS is the place for getting all the information from Microsoft related to your Dynamics 365 for Operations projects. This Web portal also allows you to get your MS fixes to your environment and knows which Knowledge Base (KB) articles have been applied.
In the next image, for instance, we can see that there are 167 fixes applicable. So, let’s start cherry picking.
Deploying packages is a time-consuming thing. MS has improved the speed, but we partner can also help. This helping is by merging the packages. Good merged combinations are Binary updates and x++ updates, but your own code can also be combined with your customizations on your Retail (SDK) part.
Till now I was not able to merge ISV packages, so those must be deployed separately. However, there is quick dirty trick for local VM.
LCS is your friend in Dynamics 365 as long it is up-to-date. And I have seen it is not always the case. So I will share some tricks to force it.
There are some things you should know LCS is only updating 1 time a day and that is 10 o clock in the evening. But when you look in LCS you see it is not updated for a couple of days. So what’s next?
We all must use LCS when working with Dynamics 365 these days, sometimes it feels good and sometimes it is frustrating.
The next real live image of LCS shows how I feel about the experience.
We are speeding up but at the same time we have to wait.
The pitfalls one might encounter are the following:
If you haven’t heard already, there will be a Summit EMEA 2017 coming April 4-6 in RAI, Amsterdam. This is a community-driven conference around Microsoft Dynamics products. Information about this event can be found on the next website: http://www.summitemea.com. Attendees can learn from other customers and product experts to excel their daily work. I will also be present and will act as speaker during multiple sessions.
But… why should you join this 3-day event? I noted 5 reasons: (meer…)
Last year I was creating an interface for products and their attributes. The funny thing was that the attributes did not appear in the interface, but on opening the form, all the attributes were there. So one begins to think what is going on! Where are my missing attributes?
On the last day of the year 2016 I was looking back at the past year. It has been an extremely busy year. Business wise I was mainly working for two customer projects, managed to get our Data Validation Framework ISV solution into “AX7” and did some smaller tasks in between. In private I coached 2 baseball teams of my sons. In addition, I did contribute quite a lot on answering questions on forums and writing some blogs. Together this felt like having work weeks of 60-70 hours. It was the year where I reached 20 years of work experience (all in ICT). In this blog, I will quickly look back at the 20 years and also look back at the year 2016. (meer…)