Debugging Windows Applications with DebugDiag Workshop

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Jason Giordano, who spotlights our DebugDiag workshop available to Premier Support customers.  If you have ever engaged Microsoft to assist with an application hang or crash, chances are, DebugDiag was used at some point.  While there are many tools out there to capture exceptions, crash dumps, and memory…


Inspiration from the Microsoft Ability Summit 2017

This post is from Senior ADMs, Bill Bevan and Joseph Flanigen, who discuss incorporating accessibility into the product lifecycle in a sustainable way, including business and design requirements, leadership roles and responsibilities, design vs. remediation projects, and assessing legal risk. For the seventh year, Microsoft has hosted an internal Ability Summit featuring inspirational talks from…


Getting Started with Java on Azure

This post is provided by App Dev Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Andrea Martini, who spotlight the use of Java on Windows Azure. Many people are surprised to hear that running Java on Microsoft Azure is even possible, but there are many large, Java-based production applications running in the Microsoft Cloud. Azure provides numerous resources just…


Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Brian Swiger, who shares several helpful .NET Architectural Guidance e-books and samples. Four application architecture guidance drafts are available from Microsoft’s Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams.  These drafts cover four areas: Microservices and Docker, ASP.NET Web Applications, Azure Cloud Deployment, and Xamarin Mobile Applications. Each…


Computer Vision Made Easy with Cognitive Services

This post is provide by App Dev Manager, Andrew Kanieski, who takes K9 obedience training to a new level with computer vision and Cognitive Services. Computer vision is truly amazing technology! It can be used to distill rich information from images that can help you breathe life into your applications. Microsoft’s Cognitive Services – Computer…


Using PerfView with Azure Service Fabric Event Source Messages

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Mark Eisenberg, who spotlights the use of PerfView as a handy tool for debugging Azure Service Fabric applications. The Service Fabric tooling provides a Diagnostic Events viewer for Visual Studio that displays Event Trace for Windows (ETW) messages generated by the event sources provided with the…


Closing the gap between TFS and Scrum

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Alexei Govorine who covers the use of scrum with TFS and spotlights TFS Version Control, Dashboards, and Markdown. Introduction Scrum is one of the most used agile frameworks that helps people address complex problems while delivering products of the highest possible value. For additional information on…


An overview of SSDT

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Fadi Andari who provides some history around Data Tools and a practical walk-through of SSDT. I am the first to admit that the SQL Server/Visual Studio relation has been very confusing for the past few years especially when it comes to Data Tools and Source Control….


Delighting students with Microsoft Hour of Code and Minecraft

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Cissy Ho, who spotlights an “Hour of Code” to inspire others through technology and shares information on how you can too. As a part of working in Premier Developers and Microsoft Canada, I am honored  to share my technology expertise with Enterprise developers, and even broader communities with…


What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t in the full .NET Framework?

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Managers, Keith Beller and John Abele who ask the question, “What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t do in the full .NET Framework?” Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization is manifested in .NET Core, the most transformative .NET framework ever. Rebuilt from…