Docker Blog Series Part 7– Deploy Azure Web App On Containers

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo shows how to deploy a Container to Azure Web Apps directly from Azure Container Registry. Container services are encapsulated, individually deployable components that run as isolated instances on the same kernel to take advantage of virtualization that an operating system provides. Thus, each application and its…


Flat Cube became default in SAP BW

This blog has been re-published at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Running-SAP-Applications-on-the/Flat-Cube-became-default-in-SAP-BW/ba-p/368151 This blog post might be outdated by now. The latest documentation regarding SQL Server Columnstore on SAP is available in https://www.sap.com/documents/2019/04/023e5928-487d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html Overview The following features have been optionally available in SAP BW on Microsoft SQL Server for several years: SQL Server Columnstore for BW cubes (as of SAP…


Columnstore became default in SAP BW

This blog has been re-published at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Running-SAP-Applications-on-the/Columnstore-became-default-in-SAP-BW/ba-p/368149 This blog post might be outdated by now. The latest documentation regarding SQL Server Columnstore on SAP is available in https://www.sap.com/documents/2019/04/023e5928-487d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html Overview The following features have been optionally available in SAP BW on Microsoft SQL Server for several years: SQL Server Columnstore for BW cubes (as of SAP…


Rotate the expired or nearly expired certificates on your downloadable VHD

To rotate certificates on machines created from the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations downloadable VHD, complete the following steps for each certificate. Sample PowerShell scripts are provided where applicable. 1. Identify which certificates will expire in the next two months. Get-ChildItem -path Cert:LocalMachineMy | Where {$_.NotAfter -lt $(get-date).AddMonths(2)} | Sort NotAfter | Format-Table Subject,…


Role of Web Based Technologies In Maximizing Code Sharing In Your Applications

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh shares ideas of the alternatives to reduce web complexity and increase code sharing. He does a side-by-side comparison of Cordova/Iconic, NativeScript, and React Native to help you explore some of your options to reduce complexity. I was recently approached by a colleague of mine with the following…


Docker Blog Series Part 6 – How to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services

Learn about the container orchestrator, Service Fabric, and how to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services in Monu’s latest post. Monu Bambroo is a Consultant on the Premier Developer team. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service…


Azure IoT Hub Toolkit extension for Visual Studio Code is now open sourced!

In our previous post Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT, we introduced Azure IoT Hub Toolkit extension, which provides some key features that help IoT developers to easily interact with Azure IoT Hub. Now we released a new version v0.6.0 and glad to share the news that the extension has been open sourced on GitHub!…


Performance traps of ref locals and ref returns in C#

The C# language from the very first version supported passing arguments by value or by reference. But before C# 7 the C# compiler supported only one way of returning a value from a method (or a property) – returning by value. This has been changed in C# 7 with two new features: ref returns and…


Azure Content Spotlight – Building Mobile Apps

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Azure provides a rich set of backend services for building mobile solutions. This week’s highlight is a collection of resources put together by Rob Caron: Essential tools and services for building mobile apps. The…

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How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio

I have relocated this article to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-how-to-create-an-azure-function-in-visual-studio.html These are some good instructions as well “Create your first function using Visual Studio”.  But I like to try it out myself.  Check out these other articles as well. How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created…