Blog Migration

In the coming days, we’ll be moving our developer blogs to a new platform with a modern, clean design and powerful features that will make it easy for you to discover and share great content. This week, you’ll see the Visual Studio, IoTDev, and Premier Developer blogs move to a new URL  – while additional…


The Configuration registry database is corrupt

This post is about an error that happened to an Desktop Bridge application that was published on Microsoft Store. The following error was happening for machines with the Windows 10 build higher than 17763.55 and I could reproduce the issue in a machine with the version 1809. The Configuration registry database is corrupt It was…


SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.0 New Features – Columnstore support for sp_estimate_data_compression_savings

Next up for new Storage Engine area features in SQL Server 2019 is an update to the sp_estimate_data_compression_savings stored procedure to add support for both columnstore and columnstore archive compression. This stored procedure has been around since SQL Server 2008 and is handy when you are evaluating whether to compress tables and indexes. The procedure…


The Configuration registry database is corrupt

This post is about an error that happened to an Desktop Bridge application that was published on Microsoft Store. The following error was happening for machines with the Windows 10 build higher than 17763.55 and I could reproduce the issue in a machine with the version 1809. The Configuration registry database is corrupt It was…


Develop and Test sandbox environments have moved to Managed premium disks. Please redeploy today!

As of October 13, 2018, we adjusted the configuration of Develop and Test sandbox environments for better performance. All new deployments have moved to Managed premium disks, optimized for DS12v2 VMs. Because of updates to code and metadata, development and testing requires extensive disk access operations. Moving to Managed premium disks will provide a much…


Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2018.10.19

It’s another Friday, and I’ve spent another week talking to customers about their DevOps journey. And it’s another week of amazing content about DevOps on the Microsoft cloud from the community. Azure Pipelines YAML – uh, what do I type? The new YAML configuration in Azure Pipelines helps you manage your build pipeline with configuration…


ASP.NET Core 2.1 Web API – Load App Configuration from appsettings.json, Dockerfile environment variables, Azure Key Vault Secrets and Kubernetes ConfigMaps/Secrets

This article is second part of the series on Deploying Angular, ASP.NET Core and SQL Server on Linux to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. The first part, describes steps needed to deploy these components to AKS. App configuration in ASP.NET Core is based on key-value pairs established by configuration providers. Configuration providers read configuration data into key-value…


Automating the creation of Azure Service Principals with PowerShell

Recently had to give a chalk talk on a Azure Service Bus (ASB). Creating and recreating the various topics and subscriptions is a bit of a pain since there are so many options and parameters to consider. The way I go about it is to create a utility that simply creates and destroys all the infrastructure I need for the chalk talk.