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Azure Resource Manager Templates with Visual Studio 2015

This post will show you how to create an Azure Resource Manager template using Visual Studio 2015. Background In a previous post, I talked about Creating Dev and Test Environments with Windows PowerShell and showed how to create a virtual network with 3 subnets, and how to create 3 environments that each have 2 virtual… Read more

SharePoint Developers–What’s On Your Machine?

I recently got a question from a customer about utilities to include on their development machines.  My view is that you should trust your developers and let them install the tools they need.  However, some devs don’t have managers who trust their developers to do the right thing and they need to request tools in… Read more

Deck from SharePointPro 2010 Summit – Developer Best Practices

Thanks to everyone who attended the SharePoint 2010 Developer Best Practices talk at the SharePointPro 2010 Summit and Expo conference.  As promised, the deck has been uploaded.  Get it here. Also, please remember to tweet about the event.  The event hashtag is #spprosummit, and my Twitter name is @kaevans…. Read more

My Presentation from the SharePointPro 2010 Summit and Expo on ALM

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk on ALM with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.  It was a great audience, some fantastic questions afterwards.  Sorry there was no PowerPoint (it was all demo), but for those who weren’t able to catch everything… I posted the deck with screen captures of the talk.  If you… Read more

Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-Visual Studio Tools For Architects

Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 60-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs. February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Visual Studio Tools For Architects Abstract: Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation… Read more

Getting Started With DSL Tools – Part II

I decided to install the August CTP for the Visual Studio 2008 SDK since I have been working solely in VS 2008 recently.  Installation was quick and painless; I was able to create a new minimal language template that functions without any magic incantations.  The only problem I ran into was, while following along with Stuart’s… Read more