Don’t disable the IP Helper Windows service in your Windows VM’s running in Azure

I ran into a problem with a customer while we were trying to deploy Windows VM’s in Azure. We had SysPrep’d and generalized the VM and captured the image using PowerShell using the steps in this article: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt619423.aspx. We then deployed the VM using an ARM template. However, after roughly 90 minutes, the deployment would…


Token-based authentication support for Azure SQL DB using Azure AD auth

SQL Server security team would like to announce token based authentication support for Azure SQL DB V12 authentication using Azure Active Directory (AD). Currently we support two authentication methods: Azure AD user/password and Azure AD integrated authentication supporting Windows credentials ( see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-aad-authentication/ ). The new token-based authentication method allows middle-tier services to obtain a…


ASP.NET Community Standup – February 2, 2016

This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup.  The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET 5 framework over the previous week. …


What’s inside a PDB File?

Background We have all used the Visual Studio Debugger to step through code, in the hunt for bugs.  For C or C++ code, that Debugger relies upon a file, with the extension “.pdb”, called the “Program DataBase”, or simply “the PDB”.  The PDB is written by the Linker when you build your program; it contains line-number and symbols…


Azure Content Spotlight – February 2016

Welcome to the Azure Content Spotlight!  Here the Azure Development Community will post some articles and posts that we feel the community should be aware of. The Microsoft Azure Stack is a feature that many organizations have been waiting for before moving to the cloud and could make a lot of sense when there is already an…


Write once and deploy to Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Azure Stack from Visual Studio

The Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview gives enterprises the ability to deliver Azure applications and services from their own datacenters. Today, we’re happy to share that we’ve built Azure Stack support into Visual Studio’s Azure Resource Group deployment process. Enterprises today must manage both hyper-scale web applications and complex requirements such as ensuring regulatory compliance…


This week in Azure – February 8, 2016

Platform updates Monday We announced that the module gallery for Azure Automation is available and it helps you in importing modules from the PowerShell Gallery without leaving the Automation account Mingfei Yan announced that the Google Widevine license is generally available with Azure Media Service Joe Levy announced that PowerShell V5 is now supported in Azure…


Learn Xamarin. Land your dream job.

If you’re looking to bolster your resume so you can make yourself more attractive to prospective employers, Xamarin is the perfect place to start. Check out this short video featuring Gavin Gear, Student Developer Technical Evangelist, and special guest Varun Gupta, a Xamarin expert on the Visual Studio team. Companies across the globe are scouring…


Pozvánka: virtuální konference TechNet a další akce

Níže jsme pro vás vybrali několik online akcí, které Microsoft pořádá v únoru a březnu a které by neměly uniknout vaší pozornosti. Bližší informace a detailní program ke každé akci naleznete po kliknutí na název. TechNet Virtual Conference 2016 1.-3. 3. 2016 Tři dny plné technologií, inspirace a zábavy. Akce je určena pro všechny IT…