Enabling ALM Tooling in the Cloud for PubSec Customers

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Doug Owens explores cloud hosted TFS options for government organizations. In sharing notes with peers within Microsoft, it becomes clear that many of our PubSec customers can benefit from improved Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and DevOps practices. The world-class features, low barriers to entry, scalability, reliability, and ease…


Docker Blog Series Part 5 – Understanding new container management features in Service Fabric

In the latest post in his Docker series, Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo talks about some of the new features in Service Fabric regarding container management. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges…

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Walk-through of using SSH to connect Azure VM Jump Servers

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Kurt Schenk walks us through setting up an SSH connection to Azure using a jumpbox. Using SSH to access resources is becoming increasingly common for Windows users. Some typical scenarios are connecting to Linux VMs from Windows development computers; another common one is using SSH to connect to VMs…

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DevOps and Finance

Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent recently posted this article on the relationship between Finance and modern software development practices such as Agile and DevOps.  It’s an interesting discussion of how you can bring finance and planning along on your DevOps journey. I know, who wants to talk about finance when it comes to software development?…

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LUIS & Speech API Integration

Ever wondered how to integrate speech and AI into your application?  It’s easy with this tutorial from Premier Developer consultants Adel Ghabboun and Kunal Sinha! Have you ever wondered what are some of the technologies behind personal home assistants such as Cortana, Alexa and Home? Whether you want to tell your personal AI to open…

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Building and Running an Auditing Solution on Blockchain

If you are in the NYC area on Feb 21, Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais will be hosting an event to demonstrate how to build and run a fully functional blockchain based audit trail application. The first half is a good fit for both business and technical audiences, as it covers auditing scenarios using blockchain….


PolyBase – How SQL Server does Big data!

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Nayan Patel introduces SQL Server PolyBase and shares some insights from a recent engagement using the technology. I was recently involved in helping my customer complete a successful PoC around SQL Server 2016’s PolyBase feature.  They have invested a signification amount of budget and resources standing up their…


Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science – Sharpen Your Data Science Skills

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Pete Fuenfhausen breaks down the concept of Data Sciences and provides a walk through of free training track to get oriented with the technologies Microsoft offers in this space. These days it’s pretty hard to be an application developer without running into concepts like big data, data science,…


Partner Center API’s

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Deepak Malik, explains how Partner Center API’s provide extensive management functionalities and enable partner to extend their existing systems. The Partner Center REST API helps Cloud Solution Provider partners (CSP’s) integrate their existing CRM or billing systems with the Microsoft systems to manage multiple entities.  This might include…


Setting up windows containers offline

No internet access on that development VM?  No problem.  In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Nandu Muralidharan Nair walks us through how to setup Windows containers offline. Containers and Serverless are all the rage these days, but many enterprise developers do not have internet access on their development VMs. So how do we get…