Have you ever opened up the Windows 10 Mobile Outlook calendar app and have it close on you 10 seconds later… and no matter how many times you open the app, it just keeps closing down on you?

This might also happen when you open the Windows 10 Outlook Mail app as well.  (I believe this actually applies to both Windows 10 Desktop & Windows 10 Mobile.)

Do you have an Office 365 email account?  This might apply to Exchange (on-prem) account users as well but I had this problem and near as I can tell, something in my local Outlook database for the Office 365 account got corrupted on my Windows 10 Mobile phone.

I’ve read stories about this having to do with some sort of malformed HTML in an Calendar or Email object that it was reading/processing and the result was an errorless crash of the respective app.

The solution is simple. 

  1. Go to you Account settings in your phone, find the Exchange/Office 365 account that exists for your device, and DELETE IT.  This won’t delete any content on your account in the cloud of course – just the local copy on your phon.
  2. Shutdown/Reboot your phone – this is normally done by holding down the Power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously for a few seconds.  Power it back on.
  3. Run the Calendar/Email app.  At this point, your calendar should be clear of any calendar items from your Office 365/Exchange account.  More importantly, the app should stop “dying” or “crashing” on you every 10 seconds and you should be able to use it, just as you would normally.
  4. Re-add your Office 365/Exchange account, and do a sync from the Mail app, which will resync your email, contacts, and calendar.  This process may take a long while.

If all went right, you should be able to open your calendar and email without it crashing on you while you’re using it.

imageI’m a little late on this but in case you missed it, Microsoft Flow is released & “generally available”

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that makes it simple to automate common tasks and business processes across your applications and services, such as Office 365, Slack, Dropbox,, Dynamics 365 and many more.

What differentiates Microsoft Flow from other cloud-based automation services like IFTTT, are a few characteristics that are hallmarks of Microsoft’s cloud:

    Microsoft Flow is the end user automation & productivity solution for Office 365 & Dynamics 365.  

    Every SharePoint Online user in the world can now use Microsoft Flow to take action directly from the context of their SharePoint Lists. In the coming months, we will be adding the ability to run any flow on-demand for a specific document or list item.

    We are adding new services every week. Just this month we’ve added a dozen third-party services, including, Campfire, Cognitive Services Text Analytics, Instapaper and Pinterest. Microsoft Flow can also work with on-premises data in SharePoint Server or SQL Server.

    Flow comes with the Microsoft Flow Admin Center to provide control over the Microsoft Flow environments inside of their organization.

    Data-loss prevention policies control the flow of data and the use of services within the Enterprise.  Administrators of Premium Plan 2 subscriptions will also be able to see the services used by Microsoft Flow overall.

    Environments will enable IT to store flows by geography or team for Premium users. (Plan 2) When you create an environment, you can pick its geographic location. Today, we offer the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia, India, and Japan as regions, with more coming soon.

    Premium services access (like Salesforce & Common Data Store) for Flow is also available to subscribers of Premium Plan 1 or 2.

    Get notifications on your desktop, iOS or Android devices, via native apps for each OS platform.

    Create flows directly on your mobile device, easily & intuitively for end users.  Access the template gallery to get started and navigate through available services via keyword or category. 

    Watch this short video to get to know our mobile app. 

    Create flow buttons for mobile device users to quickly trigger any action at anytime and anywhere.

Microsoft Flow is now available in both free and paid service plans. Using premium services like Salesforce and the Common Data Service is exclusive to Microsoft Flow Plans 1 and 2, and each plan has a different limit on the number and frequency of runs.

    If you are an Office 365 or Dynamics 365 customer, a Microsoft Flow plan called “Flow for Office 365” is included at NO CHARGE with your license. Learn more about pricing here.
    It has the following additional benefits over the “free” service:
        • 2000 runs/user/month (1200 more)
        • 5 min Flow frequency (vs 15 minutes)
        • 99.9% Service Level Agreement (No SLA for free)
        • Connectivity to Dropbox, Twitter & Excel
        • Access to on-premises data using on-premises data gateway
        • Collaboration with co-workers on flows (coming soon)

For more information on Microsoft Flow, visit the following sites:

Posted by: kurtsh | November 16, 2016

EVENT: Microsoft Technology Center events for November 2016

imageJoin us at Microsoft Technology Center in a rich interactive and immersive environment to learn first-hand how Microsoft can help you take on your most difficult challenges.

Here is Irvine’s calendar of events:

Attend a free technology workshop event. Register here!

imageAnnouncing a new Free eBook: “Introducing Machine Learning – A guide for technical professionals

The eBook covers the core principals of ML and what tooling is available in Azure without going deep into each area. The process of going from raw data to consuming a “trained” model (as shown in the diagram below) seemed pretty straight forward and I’m now ready to start tackling the tools themselves for which there is plenty of videos on Channel 9 or in the Azure Documentation.

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Posted by: kurtsh | November 14, 2016

TRAINING: Dynamics Technical Conference 2016 Sessions

imageWe’ve posted all the technical sessions from this year’s Dynamics Technical Conference (Feb 23-25, 2016) to the Dynamics Learning Portal.

There are over 200+ Dynamics AX video training sessions available online – they include:

  • Curriculum guides
  • Video playback of the sessions
  • Course outlines
  • Downloadable PowerPoint decks
  • Resource Guides


Visit the portal to access the training:


Join our webinar on 11/15 at 10 AM PST to learn how to embrace the benefits of Shadow IT.

Shadow IT is a reality for most companies today. The proliferation of unauthorized IT on the network can cause issues for IT staff. How can you ensure your standards for stability, compliance and security are met if you don’t control the project?

New approaches to data collection and analysis across your hybrid cloud environments will give you the visibility you need to maintain control without hindering the agility of fast moving teams. Join us for this free webinar to learn:

  • How deep does shadow IT run?
  • How you can embrace the benefits of shadow IT
  • How insights and analytics can help you work with shadow IT

Sign up here:

Posted by: kurtsh | November 7, 2016

EVENT: Connect(); // 2016 – November 16-18


Join the Connect(); 2016 live stream to watch keynotes and deep dive technical sessions led by Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie, Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman, and other industry innovators.

The live broadcast starts November 16th at 9:45am EST, and continues with interactive Q&A and immersive on-demand content. Click add to calendar and join us online from November 16th-18th, 2016.

Special offer

Sign up to receive email updates about Connect(); and you’ll receive a free, extended 60-day trial of Xamarin University, which includes live online classes led by mobile experts in your time zone and on your schedule.

Just announced

We’ve added a special third day of live streaming on November 18th! Choose from full-day courses on developing and deploying web and data applications or cross-platform mobile apps.


November 16th-18th, 2016
Day 1: 9:45am EST
Day 2: 8:00am PST
Day 3: 9:00am PST


imageThe world around us—every business and nearly every industry—is being transformed by technology. SQL Server 2016 was built for this new world and to help businesses get ahead of today’s disruptions.

With this free ebook, learn to install, configure, and use Microsoft’s SQL Server R Services in data science projects. R is one of the most popular, powerful data analytics languages and environments in use by data scientists.

Posted by: kurtsh | November 7, 2016

VIDEO: Marvel Studios uses Surface Pro 4

Marvel Studios Executive Producer Victoria Alonso wants to make the super heroes in her movies reflect the world around them. To do that, she needs a versatile PC that can go from on set to in the office and everywhere in between.

With the Surface Pro 4, Victoria can review footage and make notes on wardrobe selections right on the screen – no matter where she is.

Surface Pro 4–Marvel Studios Executive Producer Victoria Alonso

imageEager to get going with Microsoft Teams?  Here’s a list of resources, including material for both the IT Admin as well as the Team Leader & End User.






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