Cloud deployment on a developers finger tips

New features and Cloud Capabilities at a Developers’ Finger tips Introduction: The Azure Tooling team within VS has provided a new set of templates that make it easy for a Developer or Development team to programmatically control the spin up and tear down of multiple VMs in a controlled fashion. Benefits and Applications The kinds…

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How to get access to the Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) SDK download.

  Well you might be an indie developer or even otherwise and want to enable MFA for your mobile application. Well you will need the MFA SDK to make the API calls in your app to integrate with your Active Directory provider OR another LDAP provider. Now you get all excited and go and try…

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Microsoft .NET is now Open Source and Cross Platform (Linux and Macs)

  Please read the title again. And Again. It is true. As of today Microsoft .NET platform and runtime will be Open Sourced and take contributions from OSS developers. If you recollect MS has Open Sourced the Roslyn compiler a while ago. Now this is taking it to another level where the entire .NET framework…

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Cross platform apps with Visual Studio 2013

Woot! Yeah. That’s right. MS is changing rapidly and phenomenally and some of these manifest in some of the product capabilities and directions. It was announced this week at TechEd 2014, that developers could build cross platform applications – (woot! again) –  for the Android and iOS platforms right from within VS 2013. You need…

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NuGet Package Restore Error–NuGet package(s) are missing.

Recently I had a bizarre error and this might help someone else who stumbled on this error. Scenario: I had the solution and source code underneath it and worked on one machine and then moved (Copied) to another machine on another folder. Because it is also one of the scenarios I had to support where…

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Removing a TFS Work Item permanently

This came up with a customer of mine and since it gets asked so often, I thought of posting a blog post on how to do it. CAVEATS: First of all you should considering adding a state of “Removed” to the WIT. Once you do that you can change the state of the PBIs to…

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Cloning a GIT based Team Project Created in AZURE – Visual Studio Online (VSO)

When you start using your Azure MSDN Subscription, (this is slightly different experience from VSO which you might have been using before, as you go to the Azure Management Portal and create the subscription, as opposed to earlier where you just used the MSDN subscription and started using VSO) sand decided to create a GIT…

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Integrated End-To-End DevOps LifeCycle from the Azure Portal

This changes a lot of things regarding how apps are developed and deployed. This is just mind blowing for a development team, on all of the new things that you can do from within the Azure Portal. Create Team Project node in the Azure Portal Uses the Visual Studio Online infrastructure, but is now exposed…

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Developer– Virtual Machine Capabilities unleashed in BUILD 2014 specifically for DEVS

Developers can create, destroy and debug VMs to their hearts content in Azure Cloud. Well the key is you can do this right from Visual Studio. To see this in Action go to Server Explorer in VS and Right Click on Virtual Machines and Click on Create Virtual Machine as shown below. Then you are…

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