CodePush joins Visual Studio Mobile Center

[Update 11/15/2017: Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more on the announcement post from Connect(); 2017] About two years ago, a group of developers at Microsoft crafted a service for distributing Apache Cordova, React Native, and Windows Mobile updates to applications in the wild. They called it “CodePush.” Since then,…


Exceptions: Não use try-catch-finally

Essa semana estava revendo um trecho do ARDA (https://github.com/DXBrazil/Arda) e os primeiros issues e pull requests estavam relacionados com o tratamento de exceção. Por coincidência, nessa mesma semana, fui perguntado sobre as melhores práticas de Exceptions sobre como e quando usar. Comecei olhando a documentação do C# sobre o try-catch-finally. Try-catch-finally https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/language-reference/keywords/try-catch-finally Nesse artigo, há…


Intelligence from social list hashtags can power a more human search

Underneath the layer of factual information and numerical data is a deeper, more personal Internet. The online world comprises vast data and information resources and our search engines are adept at crawling through it and finding answers. But what if a user needs more than just a straightforward answer? What if the user needs insights…


Reset lost admin account password

Symptom: If you lost your admin account password, or you need to change the password for any reason follow this article to reset your admin account password. Resolution: Option 1: Using Azure Portal Using Azure Portal open your Azure SQL Server blade (do not confuse with the database blade) Make sure you are in the…


Using R to generate API Client from Swagger

Microsoft R Server’s operationalization feature enables data scientists to deploy and consume web services to operationalize their R analytics. The publishService() function in mrsdeploy package can be used to publish an R code block as a new web service. After it has been deployed, the web service can be: Consumed directly in R by another…


Using MinGW and Cygwin with Visual C++ and Open Folder

Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4.  The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin.  MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it, is a compiler in the GCC family designed to run…


Query Store Questions From The Field

I have had several Query Store questions come in from customers lately.  Some of the questions stemmed from things read on the internet so this video is aimed at both answering the questions and debunking some false information you might find out there.  We want concrete answers to the following questions, so we’ll demonstrate them…


Understanding Server Traffic logs and detecting Denial of Service Attacks

With increased cyber-attacks, there is always a threat to the Internet Security. Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attacks is the most common way – where a perpetrator renders network of hosts temporarily or indefinitely unavailable disrupting and taking down the servers and the services provided to their customers. This downtime costs affected companies millions…


The Migration Guide is now available for Public Preview!

We are pleased to announce Public Preview availability of a new database Migration Guide for enterprise customers, partners, and business decision makers who are interested in moving to the Modern Data Platform, for example migrating from Oracle to SQL Server or to Azure Data Services. Overview Hosted on the Microsoft Web, the Migration Guide is…