Unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh outlines how to set up a unit testing project using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon and Karma. I was trying to setup a project for unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma and I quickly realized that there were so many moving parts that made it…

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Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes…


How to Import Related Data into Dynamics 365

In this post, Senior ADM Justin Scott walks us through how to maintain entity/table relationships when importing data into Dynamics 365. A recent project I was on involved bringing over customer and contact information from another proprietary CRM application. Being newer to the Dynamics platform, one challenge was to figure out how to maintain the…


Rollback tests with TFS/VSTS

In this post, Premier ADM Mike Lapierre covers techniques to rollback bulk editing changes with TFS test cases. I was assisting a customer recently who was working on many TFS test cases, using Excel for bulk editing.  The Excel integration is great for editing regular fields but it can’t handle HTML fields like the description…


Amazon Alexa Skills Development with Azure Active Directory and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web API

In this post, Premier ADM, Rob Reilly, walks us through building Alexa Skills using Azure AD and ASP.NET Core Web API. Background Amazon Alexa is a technology developed by Amazon that takes voice commands, interprets them, and then takes action by sending requests on to API’s to perform a multitude of tasks only limited by…


How to Remove the Server Header from WebListener

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta outlines how to remove the server header from WebListener. Sometimes enterprises or those hosting web sites wish to remove the Server HTTP response header so they can make it more difficult for an attacker to determine what type of web server they are using (IIS, Apache, etc)….

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One less click to download with Edge

This timesaver is shared by Premier ADM, Billy Sun with a simple tweak that can save you a few extra clicks downloading content with Edge. Ever since the release of Windows 10 and Spartan beta in early 2015, Edge has always been the default browser for the new OS. Unless you change the default manually,…


Migrating SQL Workloads? Check out Database Experimentation Assistant

Considering the impact of a SQL upgrade? In this post, Application Development Manager Omer Amin spotlights Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA).  Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL server versions (starting 2005 and above) to any new version of the SQL server will be able to use analysis metrics to help them build higher confidence, making…


An Introduction to Azure Functions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington walks us through an introduction to Azure Functions.  Azure Functions provide a solution for easily running small pieces of code (“functions”) in the cloud. You can write the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application of…


Technical Debt: A change in perspective

In a recent post from his blog, Premier ADM Shawn Gaul puts a metaphorical spin on Technical Debt with Steve St. Jean and Marty Donovan.   This series demonstrates how a metaphor can be used to change the way you look at this problem and thereby help to understand ways to overcome it. With that…