Don't forget your Kerberos - Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) authentication failed

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I had a colleague reach out to me today because they were facing an issue calling Dynamics CRM 2015 web services over HTTPS. The calls worked over HTTP, but not HTTPS. He sent me the details of the exception he was getting, as seen below. SOAP security negotiation with https://d....2/A....EV/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc for target https://dcb.../A...EV/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc failed. See inner exception for more details. Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) authentication fa…

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SSRS .rdl file will not open in design view in Visual Studio

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So you've got a SQL Server Reporting Services .rdl file and you want to open the report in Visual Studio and modify it. But it just keeps showing you the XML of the report. You've installed all the right SQL Server Data Tools / Business Intelligence Studio (BIDS) bits for your version of Visual Studio and all that jazz. Double-clicking the file from Windows Explorer shows you an XML view, not the report designer. File -> Open also shows you XML and not the report designer. How the hell do you ge…

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The Interview Master - Cal Fussman

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I love the Tim Ferriss Show podcast, there's very rarely an episode that I don't come away with anything new from. Even so, when I saw there was a 3+ hour episode with someone I'd never heard of I didn't rush into it, I listened to some other things first. 3 hours of my life, are you kidding? I just finished listening though and it was amazing, one of the best - well one of the most entertaining anyway. Cal is packed full of amazing stories and will have you hooked. Be sure to check it out. For…

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Passed MB2-714 CRM Customer Service exam today

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I managed to passed the MB2-714 CRM 2016 Customer Service exam today. It was pretty challenging. All I can recommend is pay close attention to what the exam page says will be the topics and study up on those topics. Neil Parkhurst has published a great series of blog posts summarising a lot of the key content for CRM functionality in these areas and I suggest they are well worth reading in addition to watching the official eLearning material if you have access. CRM Tip of the Day has some pretty…

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Android to Windows Phone experience

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I have a new job and landed a shiny new Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, so I'm switching from Android for a while to see how I enjoy it. By far the biggest challenge so far is the state of apps, the numbers of apps is less and the quality of the apps you find are a bit hit and miss. Following are some of the main apps or equivalents that I've found to be good. Twitter The official Twitter app is pretty average - it gets the job done, but it's not very configurable and lacks integration with Pocket…

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