PowerAppsPuzzle: @ vs # == Cryptic Error

In today’s post, Premier Developer consultant Brian Gregor is back with another installment in his PowerAppsPuzzle series! Hey folks!  We are back with another PowerAppsPuzzle this week. This time we are trying to track down the source of a very cryptic error message. I am working on a solution for a PowerApp that integrates with…

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Controlling the Number of Outgoing Connections From HttpClient (.NET Core or Full Framework)

Here’s a quick tip from Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta about configuring the outgoing connection limit on .NET Core.  The entirety of the article appears here, but don’t forget to check out Tim’s blog directly for other helpful posts! Although there are references to this all over the web for full framework, I had trouble…

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Alternative way to protect your Application Insights “Instrumentation Key” in JavaScript

This post on Application Insights and protecting your instrumentation key comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun. Application Insights instrumentation key can be used in both Server and client side. Using the instrumentation key in the server side is secured and no one can see it. The opposite happens on the client side…

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First Look Into Blockchain

There’s been a ton of buzz about Blockchain lately (Bitcoin anyone?) so what better time to highlight this video from Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais on understanding Blockchain technology. Since last year, I have been spending time with customers understanding how blockchain can help them improve/replace existing processes. It’s relatively a new technology but evolving…

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Amazon Alexa Skills authenticated by Azure Active Directory and backed by ASP.NET Core 2.0 Web API hosted on Azure

This post is provided by Premier Field Engineer, Nathan Vanderby, who walks us through how to write an Alexa skill using .NET core and AAD. Amazon’s Echo devices and Alexa assistant need no introduction. In this post I lay out how you can write an Alexa skill and use a .NET core 2.0 API backend…


TFS 2017 – Sometimes we must look back before we can move forward! – Part 1

This is the first of a series of posts is provided by Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), Chuck Goodspeed, focusing on the challenges encountered in migrating/evolving TFS 2005/2008/2010 installations a full decade forward into TFS 2017 and/or VSTS. Experiences and situations encountered at multiple customer installations provide real-life NOT “out-of-the-box experiences”, [! OOB} which can…


Azure Application Insights Best Practices

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun outlines some best practices when using Application Insights. Here are some Azure Application Insights best practices you should consider when monitoring your application: It is always recommended to create multiple Application Insights resources to split telemetry for different environments, but do we have to? The answer is,…

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Creating Developer’s Docker Linux Virtual Machine on Azure

This post on creating Linux virtual machines with Docker in Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais. For an upcoming developer event on Docker I had to create handful of Linux Ubuntu virtual machines on Azure with Docker and few additional software installed on it. I looked into couple of ways to…

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Getting Started with Node.js, Angular, and Visual Studio Code

This step-by-step guide on getting started with Node.js and Angular comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. Here is a simple step by step guide to getting your Angular application setup with Visual Studio Code and Node. This guide will simply help you know what to install, the commands to run in PowerShell,…

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A branching strategy for CI/CD using Git in VSTS

In this post from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses a strategy that can be used for branching and merging using Git in VSTS in a continuous integration/continuous deployment environment. When it comes to Branching and Merging strategies, the internet is full of examples and “best practices”. I personally don’t believe in a…

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