Deploying Your Angular Application To Azure Using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

This tutorial on using VSTS to deploy your Angular application to Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. Introduction It is no secret by now that the Angular CLI is the preferred method to develop an Angular application due to its simplicity and power at the same time. One of the main…

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My experiment and observation on Service Fabric Communication Stacks

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Vishal Saroopchand who asks the question, “How do you decide what Communications Stack to use in your Service Fabric applications?” How do you decide what Communication Stack (Remoting, WCF, Custom Implementation) to use in your Service Fabric applications? Do you know how each communication stack performs?…


Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura discusses converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries. Overview I have been working for this client for quite a few years and had advised them to break down some of their key business functionality and features and distribute them…


EF 2.0 I am a believer

This post is provided by App Dev Manager, Marcus Fernandez who shares first impressions of EF Core 2.0. I am not much of a database guy. I enjoy code but not a big fan of learning tools like SQL Management Studio, SSIS, etc. Not my forte. So I am working on a project and exploring…


Docker Blog Series Part 4 – Managing Secrets inside Kubernetes Cluster in Azure Container Service

This post is the next in a series of Docker posts from Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo.  In this post, Monu walks through setting up a Web API to leverage Kubernetes for managing secrets. One of the common tasks in application development is to manage configurations. Some of the configurations can be sensitive information. One…

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Should I Use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code For My Next Angular Application?

This post on using Visual Studio to develop Angular applications comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. I engage with a lot of our customers that work on Angular applications and I frequently get asked the following question: Should we use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code for our next application? The short…

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SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 – Always Encrypted

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Chris Tjoumas who provides an overview of Always Encrypted with SQL Server 2016. Introduction In this post, I want to focus on the Always Encrypted security feature of SQL Server 2016 SP1, specifically with the Express edition. This post is motivated by a customer who was…


Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server. With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS. If you are new…


Modernizing a Monolithic Application using Microservices and Azure

This post on modernizing your application for the cloud comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari. Context As companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, pressure on IT organizations have been mounting to levels that have never been experienced before.  Businesses have the following expectations, among others, from their IT organizations: Applications need…

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