Visual Studio Team Services Java Tools Challenge

We are committed to making VS Team Services a great solution for all developers – for any application on any platform.  For several years now, we’ve had a concerted effort to build a great solution for Java developers with an Eclipse plugin, a cross platform command line, an IntelliJ plugin, a cross platform build agent…


Complementos en Internet Explorer

Complementos en Internet Explorer Entendemos por Complementos básicamente a Aplicaciones, cuya integración nos permite la interacción con contenido web. La incorporación de estos componentes tiene como objetivo, extender la funcionalidad ya residente en Internet Explorer, agregando programación personalizada. Una correcta integración exige que los usuarios puedan mantener la integridad en el uso de Internet Explorer,…


Xamarin is taking over mobile app development. Don’t get left behind.

Want to learn how to build compelling and beautiful native iOS, Android & Windows apps quickly and easily using Xamarin? Check out this Periscope video featuring Microsoft Student Technical Evangelist Gavin Gear and special guest Varun Gupta, a Xamarin expert on the Visual Studio team. Together, they unlock the secrets of Xamarin! All the top…


Pokročilý monitoring a diagnostika aplikací v PHP

Před více než dvěma lety spatřila světlo světa služba Application Insights. Netrvalo dlouho a ukázalo se, že se jedná o velmi mocný nástroj pro monitorování dostupnosti a stavu webových i mobilních aplikací. V současné době jsou Application Insights součástí prostředí Microsoft Azure, které je zcela otevřené nejen PHP vývojářům. A hlavně to nic nestojí. K…


Row level security in EntityFramework 6 (EF6)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers and Serices MVP David Bérubé as part of our Technical Tuesday series. There are several situations where you need to manage row level security for your database: Multi-tenancy (SaaS) Role or claim based row level security Logical delete Enabled/Disabled data For this article, we will…


Internet Explorer Life Cycle

General Considerations about Lifecycle in a Product Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy provides consistent and predictable guidelines for product support availability when a product releases and throughout that product’s life. By understanding the product support available, customers are better able to maximize the management of their IT investments and strategically plan for a successful IT future….


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…


Here we go…

I’m Brett Hacker. Yep, it’s my real name. I’ve been working on the Microsoft stack for over 20 years and have recently joined the company as a Cloud Solution Architect in the Health and Life Sciences unit. From time to time, as I work with customers, I’ll discover a new or different way of doing…