Can lessons learned in manufacturing apply to IT?

Our technology landscape has never been more diverse.  Developers are taking on an increasingly broad range of tools and skill sets under the flag of innovation and agility.  Senior ADM, Rob Reilly reflects on experiences in the manufacturing industry to ask important questions about efficiency, creativity, and maturity. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-lessons-learned-manufacturing-apply-rob-reilly?trk=pulse_spock-articles   Premier Support for Developers provides…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – December 2015

Premier Support for Developers provides access to a wide range of advisory and training options that include most popular developer technologies.  Options range from onsite, instructor-led workshops to remote training, and even access to a distinguished team of Developer Consultants for specialized advisory needs.  Content frequently includes proven practices established through the support of Microsoft’s…


Internet Explorer 11 Migration Quick Start

On Jan 12, 2016, IE11 will be the only supported version of IE on most Windows versions. In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Pat Altimore covers the essentials to jumpstart your migration. There are three main areas to plan for when you migrate: deployment, configuration, and compatibility. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/patricka/archive/2015/12/02/internet-explorer-11-migration-quick-start.aspx


BUILD 2016 dates announced

Build 2016 will be back in San Francisco, March 30-April 1 at the Moscone Center. Build is for developers looking for the latest vision and direction from Microsoft. Be sure and mark your calendars!


Are You Embracing Open Source?

Rich Maines, Senior ADM, and Jeremy Rule, Services Practice Leader, share an important message about how Open Source is shaping our industry. Microsoft is. At the last BUILD conference, Satya Nadella famously stood in front of “Microsoft ♥ Linux” and spoke to the work Microsoft had done to with Linux in the Azure public cloud…


Using OAuth2 with SOAP

Premier Development Consultant Marius Rochon explores the combination of Universal App Platform (UAP) with SOAP using OAuth2 protocol for authentication. One possible application of this approach might be migrating from WCF to REST and/or needing to mix REST and SOAP services. Although the sample uses a UWP client, the same code would apply to other…


Connect(); // 2015 on November 18-19!

Hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in this exciting journey. Get deeper insights into our exciting announcements with over 70 on-demand sessions. Interact with the engineering team members behind Microsoft tools and technologies to help you get started. Featured Speakers: Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and…


Visual Studio 2015 ALM VMs and Hands-On Labs Available

If you looking to familiarize yourself with all the great new functionality in our 2015 ALM toolset, here’s an easy way to get started.  Check out the Visual Studio ALM VM 2015 (including both Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015) along with many popular demo scripts.  Don’t want to download the giant VM? …


Announcing Red Hat on Microsoft Azure

As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat are also working together to address common enterprise,  ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – October 2015

Premier Support for Developers provides access to a wide range of advisory and training options that include most popular developer technologies.  Options range from onsite, instructor-led workshops to remote training, and even access to a distinguished team of Developer Consultants for specialized advisory needs.  Content frequently includes proven practices established through the support of Microsoft’s…