Evolving TFS/Team Services build automation capabilities

***UPDATE 7/7/2018*** https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/releasenotes/tfs2018-update2 You can now upgrade to TFS 2018 Update 2 and continue to connect your XAML controllers and run XAML builds. When we removed support for XAML build in TFS 2018 RTW and Update 1, some of you could not upgrade due to having legacy XAML builds, and we want to unblock you. Although…


Small Basic – Pictionary Project

I started new project especially for non-native kids to understand Small Basic keywords with pictures. Purpose Small Basic is a programming language for kids. Little difficult to understand English keywords especially for non-native kids. This project suggests to draw pictures about keywords in Small Basic. Sample Pictures Site Pictionary Project for Small Basic – home…


Debug your Arduino code with Visual Studio Code

Debugging Arduino application is a challenging task as the debugging feature has not been officially supported in Arduino IDE. Many modern IDEs have debug support that developers are used to, using Breakpoints, Steps, Call Stack, Watch, Local/Global Variables, etc. Arduino developers often have to explore many alternative methods and tools to debug Arduino code. If the board…


Using .NET and Docker Together

Update: See Using .NET and Docker Together – DockerCon 2018 Update Many developers I talk to are either using Docker actively or planning to adopt containers in their environment. Containers are an important trend in our industry and .NET is part of that. Microsoft and Docker have been working together so that you’ll have a…


Why are my Favorites missing after updating to Windows 10?

This is a quick post to help you identify what could be causing your Favorite links not to show in your favorites when updating to Windows 10  version. Here are two possible scenarios to look at. : SCENARIO I: When you build a Windows image from unattended Sysprep setup, please consider the following: The unattend.xml…


Get Started with Azure IoT today

At //Build 2017, Microsoft Azure made several announcements related to get started development experience with Azure IoT. Based on customers’ feedback, most of the developers are focusing on the device-cloud connectivity. Today, you can find more uniformed tutorials about how to connect your devices to Azure IoT and other Azure cloud services. By getting started with…


Universal Resource Scheduling Solution for Dynamics 365 Update 1

Applies to: Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation, Dynamics 365 for Field Service   This past fall, we introduced Universal Resource Scheduling Solution in Dynamics 365. Regardless of what type of scheduling your organization is engaged in, be it Field Service scheduling, Project Service Scheduling, Case scheduling, Lead scheduling, or maybe something completely custom, Universal…


Azure Preview (プレビュー) 機能 のサポートについて

高原 伸城 Support Escalation Engineer   皆さん、こんにちは。 BI Data Platform サポートチームの 高原 です。 ※ BI Data Platformサポートチーム では、Microsoft SQL Server/Azure SQL Database/BI Azure などの製品をサポートしています。 Azure では、Preview (プレビュー) 機能が存在し、最新の機能をいち早く公開しています。 しかしながら、Preview (プレビュー) 機能を使用するうえで、次の点にご注意ください。   1) サービス レベル契約 および 限定的保証の対象とはならない 2) 限定的なサポート (英語のみ もしくは、フォーラムのみ など)   1) については、Preview (プレビュー) 機能を使用し、該当の機能が正常に動作しない状況となったとしても、サービス レベル契約 (SLA) の対象とならないため、返金の対象にはなりません。 また、該当の Preview (プレビュー) 機能が正常に動作しない状態となったとしても、該当機能が使用できる状態に復旧させるために、多くの時間を頂く可能性があります。   また、2)…


SQL Server 2017 Showplan enhancements

In my previous post on Easy way to get statistics histogram programmatically, I referred to statistics as the building blocks on which the Query Optimizer reasons to compile a good enough plan to resolve queries. Knowing the status of distribution statistics over a given table and set of columns allows the user to have insight…


Azure Monitoring and Analytics at Scale

Authored by Michael Thomassy and Tycen Hopkins. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Jeff Fattic. Monitoring health and usage information is a critical maintenance task for any site or application. Azure provides several tools to help you track and interpret events generated by your solutions, but as traffic and workload scales up to very high…