EduTECHAU 2018 Wrap Up

Every year, the EduTECH Australia conference brings together the best and brightest minds in classroom innovation to compare, share, and learn from one another. Here are some of the highlights and top insights that we at the Microsoft stand got to experience this year:   The future of learning: it’s predictive, and it’s personalised For…


.NET Core 2.1 Update strategy

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Anant Dimri who shares some helpful Q/A around .NET Core patching strategy. We know that we can create two types of deployments for .NET Core applications: Framework-dependent deployment. As the name implies, framework-dependent deployment (FDD) relies on the presence of a shared system-wide version of .NET Core…


Angular How-to: Simplify Components with TypeScript Inheritance

Laurie Atkinson, Senior Consultant, By moving shared functionality to a base component and assigning dependencies inside the body of the constructor, you can simplify child components. If your Angular components contain identical or similar functionality and you find yourself copying and pasting that code, it makes sense to implement some class inheritance, which is available…


TFS 2018–XAML is back?!

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon weighs in on one of the latest announcements that TFS 2018 will include XAML builds. Starting in TFS 2017 it was announced that XAML builds were being deprecated. No big surprise to anyone paying attention as they are an older build system which had to go at…


Azure AD B2C settings menu unable to load for a small set of customers

A very small set of customers may experience failures loading the Azure AD B2C settings menu in the Azure portal. This does not affect end-users authenticating against Azure Active Directory B2C. As a temporary workaround, administrators should load the settings menu in a different browser or using the Private mode. As per our investigation, the issue…


Proactively Plan for your Critical Event in Azure with Enhanced Support and Engineering Services

In this post, Principal Consultant Jon Guerin lays out the benefits of Azure Event Management (AEM) and how to get started with the program. Deploying an application to Azure in support of a high-profile business event can have many advantages. But failing to assess up front potential gaps that could negatively affect performance and availability…


How-to: Basic check for Exchange Web Services connectivity using code

When a program is about to start talking to Exchange there is the chance of some sort of connectivity problem which will cause its EWS calls to fail. A basic can EWS call can be done to see if EWS can be reached and process a basic request. Below is such a connectivity test call…


Best Practices: Important and critical headers for EWS

It’s important to set several headers in your code help assure calls will work and to provide information to be used in diagnosing issues. As an example, some calls wither won’t work or may only work against some servers if you don’t set the X-AnchorMailbox header. If there is a need to review your application’s…


LCS Restoring Service | Lifecycle Services portal intermittently inaccessible

User Impact: Affected users may be unable to access projects through the Lifecycle Services portal intermittently. Current Status: We are continuing to restore service for users that may be experiencing Lifecycle Services portal issues and will provide an update when new information is available, or by the time listed below. Update 1: We are currently restoring service…


Upcoming DevOps and Tech Conferences

Are you interested in learning about DevOps and the newest advances in technology? Do you want to challenge your development perspectives and current practices? Read this post from Premier Developer Consultant Brian Blackman to find an upcoming conference for you and your team to attend. All of us in software engineering are always looking for…