Build Your First Planet-Scale App With Azure Cosmos DB

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Data Platform MVP Johan Åhlén as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Daron Yondem of the Technical Committee served as the Technical Reviewer of this piece.  Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s distributed, multi-model cloud database service for managing data at planet-scale. It started in 2010 as “Project Florence,” to…


Entity Framework Core and Cross-Database Support

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Shay Rojansky as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editors, Data Platform MVP Erik Ejlskov Jensen, and Diego Vega, a member of the Entity Framework Team.  Just last week, Microsoft released Entity Framework (EF) Core 1.1.  EF Core is a total rewrite…


Build Simple & Clean Input Forms for the UWP

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Development MVP Ricardo Pons as part of our Technical Tuesday series. In this post we are going to discuss a very common scenario: CRUD (create, read, update, delete business objects) operations in our apps. It does not matter what kind of apps we are developing or…


Accessing and deleting large e-mails in Gmail with C#

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Development MVP Bruno Sonnino as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Introduction I am a long time user of Gmail, and I usually don’t delete any email, I just archive the emails after reading and processing them, to keep my inbox clean. Last week, I got…


PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Communicating Your Data’s Story

Editor’s note: The following post was written by PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw as part of our Technical Tuesday series. I’m a huge fan of the Hierarchy of Knowledge theory which is also known as the DIKW pyramid. Basically, it says there are four steps to transform data to wisdom. Gather the data Organize into information…


Office 365 Skype for Business Online: PSTN Audio Conferencing Myths Exposed and Frequently asked Questions!

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers and Services MVP Dino Caputo as part of our Technical Tuesday series.   Microsoft offers a mature and feature rich PSTN Audio Conferencing service in both Skype for Business Server and its cloud version dubbed Skype for Business Online PSTN Audio Conferencing. As announced back…


Using Remote Profiling with Git deployments in Azure Web Apps

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows and Devices for Microsoft Azure MVP Aidan Casey as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor, Microsoft Azure MVP Mahesh Krishnan.   Remote profiling is a cool feature available for Azure Web Apps, WebJobs and API Apps. Let’s say you have…


SQL Server 2016 Query Store

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Data Platform MVP Sergio Govoni as part of our Technical Tuesday series. This article allows us to focus on a new feature of SQL Server 2016 known as Query Store. We will talk about performance issues related to the query plan choice change and how the Query Store…


Enhancements in Upgrading SharePoint Server 2016 RC

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers and Services MVP Zubair Alexander as part of our Technical Tuesday series. If you’ve been putting off the upgrading of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 to Release Candidate (RC) because it’s too time consuming, you may be in for a surprise. With the release of…


Row level security in EntityFramework 6 (EF6)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers and Serices MVP David Bérubé as part of our Technical Tuesday series. There are several situations where you need to manage row level security for your database: Multi-tenancy (SaaS) Role or claim based row level security Logical delete Enabled/Disabled data For this article, we will…