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John Adali

John Adali

I am a Senior Software Engineer with Concurrency's Modern Applications practice. We specialize in developing fully customized solutions for the Windows platform, Azure PaaS, IoT, mobile devices and even Microsoft HoloLens. I mostly work with Azure and IoT today, but also dabble in other areas such as PowerBI, SSIS/SSAS, and the occasional technology that interests me.

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Using IoT on a Beer Kegerator

Being born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, beer has been a part of most of my adult life. Couple that with my love of technology, I always wondered how I could leverage some cool tech with a beer theme. Since the proliferation of inexpensive hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), it has now become easy (and cheap!) to provide solutions that can be used to monitor (among other things) beer-related activities. This article will describe and detail the steps I took to create a solution for monitoring beer consumption on a beer kegerator.
 

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Disabling Windows Update in Windows 10 IoT Core

If you’re working with Windows 10 IoT Core on your devices and have wondered how you can disable Windows Update, well wonder no more! This article will detail out the steps needed to disable this service.

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No-Code Configurations for Dynamics CRM – Part 2

This is the second article on how you can configure Dynamics CRM without writing code. In Part 1, I described the configuration options with System and Custom entities, as well as explaining how to use Business Rules. In this article, I will describe how you can configure Dynamics CRM using Workflows and Dialog, Business Process Flows, and Dashboards/Reports.

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No-Code Configurations for Dynamics CRM – Part 1

This is the first article (of two) where I am going to detail out the different areas of no-code configurations, to give you an idea of what you can do with this type of customization in Dynamics CRM.

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Customization Options for Dynamics CRM

This is the first post in a multi-part series on how to create customizations in Dynamics CRM. If you’ve ever used Dynamics CRM, you quickly learn that while it’s got a lot of features and functionality out-of-the-box, the system really needs to be customized to your specific environment to fully meet your business needs.

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Creating an Audit Report for User Logins in Dynamics CRM

If you’ve ever tried to create an audit report for Dynamics CRM, you may have noticed that you can’t create one with the Report Wizard. The Audit Summary Report in the Settings area gives you some information, provided you enable auditing for the correct entities. However, if you need detailed information on your report, or you wish to share this report to others in CRM, you quickly realize that your options are limited.

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Ringing in the Holidays with Dynamics CRM 2015

Microsoft has released the next version of Dynamics CRM for general availability on December 1st. Here is a blog from Bob Stutz highlighting the changes included in the 2015 version of Dynamics CRM: ...

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Using SSIS to Import Data into Dynamics CRM

I am constantly being asked to import data into Dynamics CRM from various sources, and over time I have discovered that, even though the sources of data that I am importing vary, the process of perfo...

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PowerView Reports in Dynamics CRM 2013

Dynamics CRM does a really good job of hosting and tracking a company’s critical business data, and the PowerBI technology stack does a great job of modeling and displaying business data to end users...

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