My Personal Azure FAQ on Azure Networking and ARM

Last updated: July 24, 2016. IMPORTANT: The information I reported in this post is time sensitive since may change in the future. I will try to maintain the content updated, but you should double–check with official Azure documentation sources. This is a new article specifically focused on ARM, you can find a previous old one…


三緯國際力攻機器人市場,加速跨平台開發 以 Microsoft Xamarin 橫跨多重平台及開發團隊轉換程式,確保服務功能及效能一致性

對於未來科技的想像正在付諸實現,三緯國際以「XYZ robot」自有品牌行銷服務型機器人與教育娛樂型機器人,不僅在台灣嶄露頭角,並已打進美、日等地市場,商用化的速度和成熟度領先競爭對手。


MSN News app now supports a new Dark Theme

Hello, everyone! Dark Theme has been a consistent top feedback point for the MSN News app. Back in January we released dark theme for articles to help with nighttime reading, but this did not extend to the full MSN News experience. Now, we are very happy to respond to your feedback, and showcase a new and…


Global resources in Xamarin Forms! No App.xaml? Create one!

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy shows us how to create global resources in Xamarin Forms. Xaml developers moving to Xamarin Forms are hoping to take some of their good habits from the Windows (WPF/Silverlight/UWP) dev world with them. And probably a few of their bad ones as well…


How It Works: Reader / Writer Synchronization

This post is not about a specific SQL Server object but instead outlines a technique used in various locations to reduce contention while still providing thread synchronization.  There are hundreds of locations throughout the SQL Server code base that must account for multi-threaded access.   A common technique used in multi-threaded coding is a reader, writer…


Application Insights Planned Maintenance – 07/15 – Initial Notice

We will only perform maintenance in one region at a time, and will keep the blog updated with expected start times for each region. Region in Progress: None. Upcoming Region: Maintenance will begin in Paris at 17:00 UTC, 25 July 2016. Completed Regions: Maintenance in Amsterdam began at 17:00 UTC, 20 July 2016 and completed at 19:17…


Hosted Build issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 7/22 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 22 July 2016 22:29 UTC A fix has been deployed to our production services and we confirm that all systems are back to normal as of 22 July 2016 ~20:45 UTC. Visual Studio Team Services customers should be able to trigger new builds without any issues. We understand that customers rely on VS Team Services as…


ODT 2016 を使用したインストールで 3029-10011 エラー

Japan Lync/Skype Support チームです。   Skype for Business 2016 のインストールに Office 展開ツール (Office 2016 バージョン) をご利用の方も多いのではないかと思います。 この Office 展開ツールを使用した Office 2016 / Skype for Business 2016 のインストールで、3029-10011 エラーでインストールが失敗する問題が発生していました。  


Deploying a NixOS VM on Microsoft Azure

Today we are excited to announce the ability to provision a NixOS VM on Azure. NixOS is a Linux distribution that uses a declarative approach to configure your system. You can read more about NixOS on https://nixos.org/ . We will use the Azure CLI to provision a NixOS VM. You can install the latest Azure…


Let’s talk about Technical Debt

It seems that every company has at least one application built on aging technology and held together by virtual duct tape. Have you been that developer, fighting to upgrade a solution before it breaks? Have you been that business guy making the tough budget decision—maintenance or new development? This post is for both of you….