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…


Sitefinity based Azure App Service affected after .NET Framework 4.7 update

Background: As previously announced here – Azure App Service will get support for .NET 4.7 by the end of June 2017. Recently we have seen instances where web apps started failing with below symptom as a result of .NET Framework 4.7 updates. If your Azure App Service is affected by below symptom, please follow below…


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 – Mitigated

Final Update: Wednesday, June 28th 2017 23:28 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 22:31 UTC.Customers should no longer have issues in accessing their Visual Studio Team Services accounts Thanks,Ian Update: Wednesday, June 28th 2017 22:32 UTC We are continuing to investigate the intermittent failures with Visual Studio Team Services….


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…


DO NOT DELETE “Style Resource Readers” Group

So the other day at my customer, the site collection used for training just stopped working, that’s what is said. What stopped working is creating any sub sites, list, libraries. The error was very vague and unhelpful. The SPS Logs simply showed  IO File not found shortly after trying to activate the “WikipageHomePage” feature. While…


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…