Microservices == Microdatabases

I’ve been playing in the microservices conversation for quite a while now, and just wanted to callout a really nice codebase/walkthrough at https://github.com/dotnet-architecture/eShopOnContainers While we’re on the topic, the first question I often hear is “what is a microservice?” or “what is the difference between a microservice and SOA?” Seeing as how microservices doesn’t even have…


Update to Expanded Device Targeting

Last year, we added support for the ability to manage bid adjustments by device type using the API. We are now relaxing the constraint for desktop bid adjustments. As this announcement explains, you can now set the bid modifier for desktop to anywhere within the range -100% to +900%. Prior to this change the supported…


Replace ConnectionString values using transformations in Team Services

First off, check out this great overview https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2017/04/05/managing-configuration-app-settings-for-multiple-environments-in-your-cd-pipeline/ And be aware of how stinky-easy this is when deploying to Azure web sites.  Note: Creation of variables in Team Services, and slot settings in Azure are typically done by an Operations or Infrastructure/Deployment team, *not* by developers :). Managed via Variables in Team Services: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/apps/cd/deploy-webdeploy-webapps#configure-the-environment Managed…


Issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 06/28 – Investigating

Update: Wednesday, June 28th 2017 22:32 UTC We are continuing to investigate the intermittent failures with Visual Studio Team Services. A subset of users, approx. 224, in North Central US may experience ‘503 – Service Unavailable’ error while accessing their accounts. Our partner teams have been engaged and are assisting with the investigation. Next Update:…


TFVC to Git – How do I???

A great primer on Git interactions for those of us that have been in TFVC for sooo long :).   https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/articles/mapping-my-tfvc-actions-to-git


New Innovations for SharePoint Developers

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Ed Tovsen who highlights some of the new innovations available for SharePoint developers. SharePoint development has evolved over the years since its initial release in 2001. Customization options have varied from fully trusted code, to sand-boxed solutions, to add-ins. With each new option, Microsoft has intended…


Insider Fast release notes: 15.37 (170627)

This week brings our first version 15.37 update to reach Insider Fast. Here’s a quick look at the update:   Top improvements and fixes: Favorites: Folders can now be added or removed via clicking star icon displayed on hover of folder Favorites: Top-level Favorites group is now only displayed if at least one folder has…

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Getting the most out of your Premier Support for Developers Contract

In this post, Application Development Manager, Deepa Chandramouli shared some tips on getting the most of your Premier Support for Developers contract. Microsoft Premier Support manages the highest tier support programs from Microsoft. Premier Support for Developers (PSfD) empowers developers and enterprises to plan, build, deploy and maintain high quality solutions. When you purchase a…


Azure SQL Database の Point in Time Restore を使用したデータベースの復元方法と注意点

皆さん、こんにちは。BI Data Platform サポートチーム です。 SQL Database をご利用いただいている方の多くにその便利さを感じていただいているであろう機能の一つとして Point in Time Restore があるかと思います。 大変便利な機能ですが、利用にあたり少し留意いただきたい点がありますので、Point in Time Restore の利用方法とともに、説明します。


Webinar with Talena: Migrate open source big data applications to HDInsight, add backup & restore to your existing apps running on Apache Hadoop & Spark

“Are you building Big data applications using open source platforms such as Apache Hadoop or Spark, but unsure of how to add cloud to your architecture and manage your data assets better?” Join me for a webinar on June 29th, 2017 at 10am PST with Hari (CTO of Talena) as we explore how Talena can help customers migrate their big…