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Enabling IoT Remote Server in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This post is the eighth in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT Core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to enable IoT remote server in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Embedding Power BI Reports with the New JavaScript API

Posted by Slava Trofimov on Sep 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM

On September 1, 2016, Microsoft announced the release of a new JavaScript Power BI API, which enables you to enhance your web apps with contextually-relevant Power BI reports that seamlessly integrate and interact with your applications.

One of the common needs expressed by KiZAN’s clients involves embedding Power BI reports into existing applications, websites, and portals in order to equip them with powerful business intelligence capabilities. In certain scenarios, Power BI reports not only need to be embedded into the application but also need to interact with the application to provide relevant information to the user.

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Topics: Power BI

Disabling the Soft AP on Windows 10 IoT Core Using PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM
This post is the seventh in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT Core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to disable SoftAP in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell.
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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Setting the Time Zone in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 16, 2016 3:08:24 PM

This post is the sixth in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT Core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to set the time zone in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Setting the Screen Resolution in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 9, 2016 2:30:00 PM

This post is the fifth in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT Core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to set the screen resolution in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Disabling Windows Update in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is the fourth in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to use PowerShell for Disabling Windows Update on Windows 10 IoT Core.



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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Installing Wifi Drivers in Windows 10 IoT Core with PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Sep 6, 2016 3:00:00 PM

This post is the third in a series describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT core on a Raspberry Pi. To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In this post, you'll learn how to use PowerShell to remotely install WiFi drivers on a Windows 10 IoT core device.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

CRM App For Outlook - Email Tracking In The Office Or On The Go

Posted by Chris Harris on Sep 6, 2016 11:46:55 AM

One of the major benefits of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the ability to track interactions with contacts, whether they’re customers, prospects or leads. For many people these days, those interactions start right in their Outlook Inbox, much of them lined with subfolders galore to help organized the huge volumes of email coming in each day. With the Dynamics CRM App for Outlook, emails are easily organized and tracked back to CRM records, right from the comfort of your local Inbox.



Outlook email can be tracked to contact records, opportunity records, case records or just about any record type in CRM. The entire message is copied, as well as any attachments (if configured). The app even works with Outlook Web Access (OWA), so you can even use this when you’re out of the office in a web browser or smartphone using OWA. Your CRM administrator will have to do some setup on their end to push the installed to your Outlook client, and once that’s done here’s what the user experience is like:

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Topics: CRM

Renaming a Windows 10 IoT Core Device via PowerShell

Posted by Mike Branstein on Aug 31, 2016 11:34:55 AM

This post is the second of a series of posts describing our automation efforts for provisioning Windows 10 IoT core on a Raspberry Pi. (Click here to read the first post)

To recap, KiZAN has a lab of 26 Raspberry Pi 2 boards running Windows 10 IoT core. On a regular basis, we need to re-flash, provision and configure the boards. When we perform the re-flash and provisioning process, it is manual and consumes more time than we want to spend (up to 2 days). In our first post, you learned how to find the IP address of a Windows 10 IoT core device after the initial flash. The second step in our automation journey is automatically renaming a device. In this post, you'll learn how to use PowerShell to rename a Windows 10 IoT Core Device after its initial flash.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things)

Automating Secure File Transfer in Epic

Posted by Brandon Stephenson on Aug 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Automating Data Integration with Epic Using PowerShell

Epic is arguably the healthcare application in the United States. There are other systems that serve the same function. But let's face it, Epic holds a 51% margin as US healthcare organizations' choice for clinical systems. It is impossible to deny, if you are in the IT Healthcare space, you are interfacing with Epic.

One of the challenges Epic poses is its interdependency on third parties. Specifically, with one of our clients, there was a problem with the manner in which data moved between the Epic modules for Revenue Cycle and third parties who provided billing services to the organization.

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Topics: Service Management