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Are You Mobile Friendly?

Candidates and hiring managers alike are on the go today. Neither are always given the luxury of sitting down at a computer to apply for jobs or review resumes. Sometimes, applications must be submitted and viewed from the convenience of a mobile device. In this case, resumes have slightly different rules. The key word is simplicity. 

Dynamics CRM: Add Items to an OptionSet

While working in Dynamics CRM, I needed to add several options to a few different optionsets on the Lead entity. Adding the options isn’t difficult, but can be tedious and repetitive, so I didn’t want to do it manually. I decided to leveraged the CRM SDK and used a LINQPad query to populate the optionset as shown in Figure 1.

CORS Security, and Allowing JSONP Responses from Web API

When building a Web API project, you need to keep in mind how requests to your methods will be made. If requests are made client-side, you'll need to take CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) security into consideration. This can be done a few ways, which I won't get into for the sake of this post, but you can find more information about CORS here.

Follow the Sun: Handoffs via Kanban within VSTS or TFS

Do you have a global software development team? Do tasks get passed daily from work site to work site around the world?

Task handoffs can be tricky when team members are many time zones apart. 

You can try using email to communicate work assignments, but emails can be overlooked and emails lack trackability.

You can try a shared spreadsheet of work items, but the spreadsheet can be cumbersome and time-consuming to maintain.

VSTS Test Results Reporting with Power BI

Would you like to use Power BI to build data visualizations around your Visual Studio Team Services user stories, test cases and test results?

Here are the steps to get you there: 

1. In the VSTS Work hub, build a query in VSTS to extract user stories and their associated test cases

Using C# 7 Local Function

A handy new feature introduced with C# 7 is Local Functions. As an example, in the LINQ query below, the select method is bit hard to read and can be simplified using a helper function.

void Main()

{

    AccountSet

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