Help! “Bluetooth – Optional – HciExtensions (Development and Integration)” test causes a bug check on the secondary machine

We have discovered that the “Bluetooth  – Optional – HciExtensions (Development and Integration)” test in the HLK 1703 kit will cause a bug check on the secondary machine approximately 15 minutes after the test is complete. While the bug check does not affect the overall test result, it can interrupt the automation process. To avoid…


Announcing TypeScript 2.5 RC

Announcing TypeScript 2.5 RC Today we’re happy to announce our RC of TypeScript 2.5. To get started with the latest stable version of TypeScript, you can grab it through NuGet, or use the following command with npm: npm install -g typescript@rc Visual Studio 2015 users (who have Update 3) can install TypeScript 2.5 RC from here, and Visual…


Visual Studio, Docker & Azure Container Instances better together!

One of the features I love, love, love about Visual Studio 2017 is the support for Docker integration with ASP.NET Core allowing to design, build and containerize solutions and run on either Linux or Windows! Of course with that we also have the integration with Azure to push Docker images to Azure Container Registration and use them to…


Microsoft Azure helps pet technology startup PitPat

If you are a fan of the BBC TV series Dragon’s Den, then you may remember PitPat, who featured in series 14, episode 6, where CEO Andrew Nowell came in to pitch for his new activity monitor which attaches to a dog’s collar and records their movements such as running, walking, sleeping and playing Since…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Design Patterns: Decorator

This is the last of an eight part series where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss design patterns. A design pattern is a best practice you can use in your code to solve a common problem.  In this episode, Phil demonstrates the Decorator pattern. This pattern allows behavior to be added to an…


Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…


Nailing it: Making Sense of Vague PowerShell Errors

This post on troubleshooting PowerShell errors comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor. PowerShell is a “must-know” for Azure cloud development. Yes, it’s a scripting language, but moreover, it’s an automation engine that can execute complex tasks with minimal effort. The vast majority of Azure administrative functionality is available in PowerShell. Many of…


Introducing Proactive Auto Heal

Many of you may be familiar with the Auto Heal feature which allows you to configure limits on your Web App for request count, slow requests, Http status codes, and memory usage. Many times when you are experiencing problems with your Web App that can include slow responses or a non-responsive site, a simple restart…


R and ADLS: A walk-through of Azure Data Lake Store file system operations in R

Earlier this year (2017), my Microsoft colleague Ramkumar Chandrasekaran published a blog post about performing Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) file system operations using the R language. After working through that for a recent project, I decided to write a detailed, step-by-step walk-through of getting this running, including the required Azure configuration steps. Who is this for?…