How HITS Solutions Is Using Xamarin.Forms To Offer A Productivity App That Manages Employee Development Plans

HITS is a company specialized in developing Human Resources and People Management Business-to-Business Systems. Over the course of 17 years, HITS has evolved from a small regional enterprise into a world-class multinational company offering their flagship solution “HITS DNA” to more than 300 customers in 52+ countries. HITS Products | HITS Customers | Contact HITS…


How HITS Solutions Is Using Xamarin.Forms To Offer A Productivity App That Manages Employee Development Plans

HITS is a company specialized in developing Human Resources and People Management Business-to-Business Systems. Over the course of 17 years, HITS has evolved from a small regional enterprise into a world-class multinational company offering their flagship solution “HITS DNA” to more than 300 customers in 52+ countries. HITS Products | HITS Customers | Contact HITS… via…


Git and Visual Studio 2017 part 4 : Branching

In previous article, we reset the changes we made. In this article, I will dig into branching. Branch in Git Branching can be considered a copy of entire repository. You typically use branch when you add some changes but keep the original project intact. If you can copy entire repository, then you can do whatever…


How Do I Catch Globalization Biases?

Last time I mentioned that we all have biases ingrained into our subconscious by our cultures, but I didn’t address how we avoid being tripped up by those problems in the first place. Unfortunately, it is difficult to be specific.  I can say “did you know that some places tend toward a month/day date format…


SQL Updates Newsletter – September 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements At Microsoft Ignite, we showcased our work in quantum computing. Watch the Keynote here (quantum computing is discussed ~1hr mark): https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/59125 In just hours or days, a quantum computer can solve complex problems that would otherwise take billions of years for classical computing to solve. Microsoft will release a new quantum…


Experiencing Data Access and Latency Issues for Many Data Types in North Europe – 09/29 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 29 September 2017 23:05 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 09/29, 21:00 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 09/29, 13:30 UTC and that during the 8 hours that it took to resolve the issue, around 5% of customers experienced data access…


Last (Few) Weeks on DirectX Shader Compiler (2017-09-29)

On the HLSL side, we’ve kept on adding support for float16, improving coverage, and fixing bugs. We’ve also been helping partners get their downstream implementations correct and stable. The compiler itself is pretty stable at this point, so we’re looking into doing an out-of-band release at some point in the near future. The very first…


Getting Started with the Azure AD B2B Invite API

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Nick McCollum, who introduces us to Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration. Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) Collaboration enables your business partners to selectively access your corporate applications. In the original release of the product the invitation experience required a user to craft a comma-separated…


Using the latest NuGet in your build

NuGet (both the command-line tool and the accompanying tools built into Visual Studio) continues to iterate rapidly and add support for new .NET Core and .NET Standard target frameworks, among other improvements. Naturally, many users of Team Build in Visual Studio Team Services want to build those apps, and we’ve seen some support issues because…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.09.29

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.  TOP STORIES Creating a CI/CD pipeline on Azure Container Services with Kubernetes and Visual Studio Team Services – Dimitris-Ilias GkanatsiosThis article will demonstrate how to implement a continuous integration/continuous deployment pipeline for a multi-container app…

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