OWIN and WS-Federation with CA Siteminder

Check out this blog from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon for information on how to integrate ASP.NET applications with CA Siteminder. A customer was having a problem integrating an ASP.NET application with CA Siteminder v12.52. Firstly, there was a problem with using SAML2.0 token formats. To get around that, we reconfigured SM to use SAML1.1…

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Why Enterprises are Moving to Xamarin for Mobile App Development

Senior Application Development Manager, Mike Finley, spotlights why more and more enterprises are choosing Xamarin to answer the demands of mobile development. With most mobile users on Android, Apple and Windows phones, companies are facing challenges of supporting their applications on multiple platforms. Microsoft acquired its longtime partner Xamarin in March 2016. This acquisition has…


How to Trap Uncaught Exceptions and Avoid 5xx Errors in ASP.Net WebAPI

In this post, Senior Consultant, Tim Omta showcases how to trap Uncaught Exceptions and Avoid 5xx Errors in ASP.Net WebAPI. I was recently writing a WebAPI 2.x project for a customer that involved file IO, decompression, and database IO. Though the things the API does are not complex, there are many things that can go wrong in…

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Visual Studio 2017 Install Screenshots

Building on the momentum of the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event, many of you will be installing the latest drop of our tools.  If you would like to get a peek of the install experience before jumping in, Application Development Manager Al Mata shared a few screen shots and notes from his install experience.  Check…


Visual Studio 2017 Launch Recap

If you missed the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event last week, Senior Application Development Manager, Russ Clark, shared an event recap you may find helpful. Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017! Here is a quick roundup of information that was announced: Launch Event On-Demand Keynote – Julia Liuson Visual Studio…


Implementing Managed Tabbed Navigation with SharePoint – Part 1

Premier Developer Consultant Brian Gregor kicks off a new 3 part series with this overview on implementing Tabbed Navigation with SharePoint. Recently, I changed roles and have more opportunity to work in areas that have more of a development slant to them. One of my customers recently wanted to convert their Intranet portal into a…

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Building a simple photo album using Azure Blob Storage with .NET Core

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Chris Tjoumas builds a simple but powerful photo album using .NET Core, Azure Storage, and WebJobs. Introduction If you’ve ever wanted to create a simple photo application to display an album of photos for each page, Azure Storage is a great technology to use. It is actually the…


An alternative to ConfigureAwait(false) everywhere

In his latest blog post, Premier Developer consultant Ben Williams brings us this article on asynchronous code. One of the general recommendations you may often read is to use ConfigureAwait(false) in library code. This is so that when the library is used, it does not block the synchronization context in use by the application (e.g….

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Transforming Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Culture

When we started the Premier Developer blog, we wanted it to be a reflection of our team and business.  Unlike many Microsoft blogs that focus on one technology or product, you may notice we cover a lot of ground here.  Sometimes post topics are technical in nature, sometimes they are purely business or process focused. …


Factoring impact of SQL Secure Login Certificate Key Length on SQL Performance

In this post, Application Development Managers, Lou Sawyer and Everett Yang spotlight the performance impact of certificate key length for login operations with SQL Server. The effect of RSA Key Length on CPU utilization during decryption is well documented. With a larger key size, we expect higher CPU utilization during decryption. This is a factor…