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My television debut!

November 23, 2010 / 1 Comment on My television debut!

Yesterday evening was my television debut:)

I was in the audience of a show called ‘Football International’ with the legendary football analyst Johan Derksen. rtl7

The show was viewed by 684.000 people according to this website. You can replay the show from the RTL website. I am several times on camera between the minutes 40.30 and 55.00.

Electric driving with the Avanade Tesla

There is a selling initiative going on at Avanade Netherlands. Which means that if you sell a project with I believe over a 100 mandays of work, you are allowed to drive in the Avanade Tesla for a week. The car is spotted by the Dutch news website NU.NL

So if you are interested in driving this very fast car, you know what to do and who to call 🙂


When calling a RFC method on a SAP CRM system using the WCF custom adapter with SAP binding I received the following error message:


The adapter failed to transmit message going to send port "WcfSendPort_SAPBinding_Rfc_ARCHIV_CONNECTION_INSERT" with URL "sap://CLIENT=018;LANG=NL;@a/**.*.**.***/35?RfcSdkTrace=False&AbapDebug=False". It will be retransmitted after the retry interval specified for this Send Port. Details:"Microsoft.Adapters.SAP.RFCException: Details: ErrorCode=RFC_EXCEPTION. ErrorGroup=RFC_ERROR_APPLICATION_EXCEPTION. SapErrorMessage=.  AdapterErrorMessage=Error returned by RfcCallReceiveEx while calling RFC: ARCHIV_CONNECTION_INSERT.

The error message doesn’t provide much information:(

In our case the message we were sending towards SAP contained a mandant element <ns0:MANDANT>18</ns0:MANDANT>

Mandant is the highest level of organizational unit on a SAP/R3 system, it’s also called Client.

At our customer the mandant was either 018 or 020. The leading zero was missing which resulted in the exception. So we changed the mandant element to contain the leading zero.



K2 new release Technical and Sales Partner Sessions

The next release from K2 is almost here. This next-generation software from K2 — named 4.5 because it is the fifth release on the fourth major version of our software — focuses on greater stability and better performance and also includes some great additional features, including:

· An updated, more powerful Web-based designer, K2 Designer for SharePoint

· Inline functions, allowing process designers to include functions and calculations in processes without having to write code

· Enhanced SmartObject functionality

· Memory and performance improvements, across design time and runtime

· A simplified installation experience

To make sure K2 partners are ready for this exciting new release from K2, we are hosting a special two part How to K2: Partner Edition series dedicated to K2 4.5.

The first session, taking place Thursday, March, 4th, will provide a technical overview of what’s new in K2 4.5 and demonstrate many of the new features listed above

The second session, taking place Thursday, March 11th, will focus on the business aspect of K2 4.5 and the additional revenue opportunities it will bring to your business.

The How To K2: Partner Edition is a monthly webinar series that covers a range of topics. They may be sales-focused or technical in nature and will include the appropriate K2 subject matter for each topic.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010


09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Central Time
(US and Canada)


Avanade Online Services is Public now

This week Avanade publicly announced Avanade Online Services. A new business for Avanade, AOS makes it possible to offer Avanade’s solutions and offerings in a Software-as- a-Service (SaaS) model.

SaaS allows companies to access software when and where it is needed, rather than purchase it for an enterprise-wide deployment. AOS provides a complete SaaS platform optimized for the delivery of Microsoft-based business applications.

In today’s technology market, companies have constrained capital budgets and IT resources,” EVP Aziz Virani said in a message to the company. “They want to deploy technologies rapidly and they need to reduce operational overhead. AOS makes this possible. It’s a complete optimized platform that lowers investment risk because it reduces costs and speeds time to realizing the value of those solutions. 

CRM first AOS solution

Avanade’s first AOS solution offering is AOS for CRM. Based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, it features hosted infrastructure, day-to-day operations, maintenance, end-user support and upgrade services, as well as the Avanade Productivity Platform suite of assets, which extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM for the enterprise.


If you want more information on this solution go to Or drop me an email so that I can connect you to the right person.

All the best for 2010


I wish all readers of my blog all the best for 2010!!

The last 4 months of 2009 have been extremely busy for me. In the end we managed to get a K2 blackpearl/ASP.NET application out-of-the-door just before Christmas. During the project i came across some things that are worth mentioning on this blog. I will do that in one of my next post(s).


Stay tuned in 2010!!

The Netherlands is an Azure country

Starting in January people with a Community Technology Previews (CTP) account for the Windows Azure platform will be able to upgrade their account to a commercial license. The Netherlands is among the first countries were the Windows Azure platform will be commercially rolled out. Here is the full list of commercially supported Azure countries:

• Austria

• France

• Italy

• Norway

• Sweden

• Belgium

• Germany

• Japan

• Portugal

• Switzerland

• Canada

• Ireland

• Netherlands

• Singapore

• UK

• Denmark

• India

• New Zealand

• Spain

• United States

• Finland


Event: Process efficiency using K2 and Sharepoint

The 1st of October will be the day for the first Microsoft hosted event by Avanade, K2 and Microsoft. Feel free to inform your customers that have an interest in Microsoft SharePoint and Business Process Management.

Learn how to extend your SharePoint Environment to deliver automated processes and business efficiency within your organisation.

Avanade, Microsoft and K2

• IT Architects
• SharePoint Project Managers
• SOA Managers
• Process Improvement Managers

Evert van de Beekstraat 354
1118 CZ Schipol
The Netherlands

Welcome Coffee
Microsoft Presentation –
Coffee Break
K2 Presentation –
Jonathan King and David Craggs
Coffee Break
Avanade Presentation –
Eric Van Wijk
Questions and Answers followed by
Finger buffet and Drinks


You can contact David Craggs to reserve a place at