Setting up your machine for Xamarin – Visual Studio 2017

Hi you lovely people of the internet, today I’ll guide you through how to setup your machine for Xamarin development. The guide is going to be done in 2 flavors, vanilla(Visual Studio 2015) and chocolate(Visual Studio 2017). So let’s get started. Chocolate guide 😊 You’ll need a machine with at least 8GB of RAM. (Okay…

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Setting up your machine for Xamarin - Visual Studio 2015

Hi you lovely people of the internet, today I’ll guide you through how to setup your machine for Xamarin development. The guide is going to be done in 2 flavors, vanilla(Visual Studio 2015) and chocolate(Visual Studio 2017). So let’s get started. Vanilla guide 😊 You’ll need a machine with at least 8GB of RAM. (Okay…

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BizSpark Tools with Benefits

Congratulations! BizSpark members unite! So here’s how you get access to your tools. Its located at https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits (If you have dev essentials activated and tied to this account, you’ll need to choose between the drop down to your BizSpark account). The tools:-  https://my.visualstudio.com/downloads The product keys: https://my.visualstudio.com/productkeys Why is Microsoft making my life so hard? There’s…

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Activate Free Azure Cloud Credits - Visual Studio Dev Essentials

In today’s article, we will be talking about Visual Studio(VS). VS is not only a tool(well, it was once a tool), now it’s a complete suite of things. As the suite goes, Visual Studio Dev Essentials. These are the essentials of what a dev need to get started – the cloud, the tool and how…

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DIY: Build your own VPN with Microsoft Azure #OSS

Before we start, lets set a few expectations first. We are not building a VPN service! If you plan to build a subscription service with a bunch of servers, please look else where. The traffic will go out from Azure Datacenter. If the website/app you are browsing/using blacklist Microsoft’s Azure datacenter IP addresses, this will…

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How to activate Azure $150 credits on Microsoft BizSpark program

Dear startups, In order to redeem your Azure credit (aka MSDN Subscription or better known by Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription), you’ll need to activate it at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0064p/. Log in to the BizSpark portal, under ‘myBizSpark’ you’ll see ‘Offers’. This is the place where you can assign accounts (screenshots shown) BUT FIRST You’ll have to have…

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What is Microsoft Azure - The World Map of Things

In today’s journey to the middle earth, let’s talk about Microsoft Azure. In your journey to explore the world of Azure, you’ll need a map. The map will be your key to understanding different components of Azure and how they can fit together. The great sea of Datacenter Infrastructure The great sea connects 30+ datacenters…

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