How to Build Better Apps with Xcode 9 and iOS 11

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   Apple’s official release of iOS 11 is packed with a smorgasbord of tasty morsels for users and developers. To help you dive in and get the most from iOS 11 and Xcode 9, I’m highlighting my favorite new features and how…


Announcing the Modern Servicing Model for SQL Server

Background to SQL Server servicing Historically, we have released Cumulative Updates (CUs) every 2 months after a major version is released, and roughly yearly Service Packs (SPs), containing fixes from all previous CUs, plus any feature completeness or supportability enhancements that may require localization. You can read more about the SQL Server Incremental Servicing Model…


Migrate from Visio Web Access to Visio Online

Overview Visio Online replaces Visio Web Access (also called Visio Services) in SharePoint Online. Visio Online is the new way to view, create and share Visio diagrams in SharePoint Online. As part of the Office Online ecosystem, Visio Online includes a modern UI, introduces performance improvements and has richer capabilities that aren’t available in Visio…


Burndown and Burnup Widgets available for the VSTS Analytics Extension

UPDATE 10/06/2017. The S123 Deployment is complete. The Burndown / Burnup widgets are now available for all accounts. === The Burndown and Burnup Widgets are now available for those who have installed the Analytics Extension on their Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts. (NOTE: The S123 Deployment should be completed by the end of September….


Building Compliant Team Sites

Companion article to my session at Microsoft Ignite 2017 Thanks to everyone who attended my session at Microsoft Ignite 2017, Building Compliant Team sites (THR2057). For those who missed it, here is the recording. This article provides links to resources and additional details. The talk was about how enterprises can manage modern SharePoint team sites…


How We Do Code Review

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   The Mobile Center team is a diverse mix of engineers, product managers, and UI/UX designers with varying professional backgrounds, experience, and countries of origin. Our team has people from over 10 countries working across 8 time zones. Some are fresh out…


Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part I: 150+ Apps Later

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is a special guest post from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. It’s hard to go more than a few minutes before seeing some mention of “DevOps,” whether it be in an article, a conference talk, or a job spec….


Installing Hotfixes – Please use the Update Installer

Greetings, Dynamics community!  We’ve all been there.  You are trying to resolve a problem in your production Dynamics AX deployment.  You discover a hotfix in LCS that should resolve the issue.  You also discover that there are hundreds of axmodel files that are included in the hotfix. The clock is ticking and the pressure is…


Get Started Faster with Mobile Center: Build, Test, and Deploy your Apps with New Quickstarts

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   As a developer, you want to focus on building new features, solving users’ problems, and shipping high quality code. Whether you write your apps with Xamarin, Swift, Objective-C, Java, or React Native, Visual Studio Mobile Center helps you simplify your development…


Getting Started with Azure Analysis Services Webinar Sept 21

The Azure Analysis Services team would like to help you get started with this exciting new offering that makes scaling Business Intelligence solutions easier than ever. In this Webinar you will meet the Analysis Services team (such as Josh Caplan and Kay Unkroth) where they will show you the easiest way to get started with…