Blog of Blogging

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Marcus Fernandez sets up a blog using Miniblog.Core and Azure in just a few simple steps. Miniblog.Core a project by Mads, on the VS \ .NET team at MS, thank you.  I have been exploring dotnet core since it was released and I really like the idea of…


Cloud Computing + Modern DevOps == Productivity Gains

In this post,  App Dev Manager, Omer Amin reminds us that thinking about old problems in new ways is critically important for maximizing the benefits of the cloud.  The Productivity Paradox…When new tools promise higher productivity, but fail to deliver. I came across this concept last weekend when I was reading Tim Harford’s “Fifty Inventions…


Homomorphic Encryption 101

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais covers some of the basics of a powerful security & privacy tool – homomorphic encryption. I was recently exploring methods for improved privacy using various encryption schemes and stumbled upon Homomorphic Encryption that has a huge potential  in that area. I do feel that…

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Visual Studio Shortcuts and Add on Tools

This post from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn walks you through customizing Visual Studio to work better for you and your organization. I like tools that make my development faster and more organized. The small amount of time it takes to invest in installing and learning these tools pays off in the long run! I…

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Debugging ASP Core on Linux with Visual Studio 2017

Today’s post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Randy Patterson.  It’s an excellent tutorial that walks you through setting up Visual Studio to remotely debug ASP.NET Core applications running on a Linux server. .NET Core and specifically ASP Core is an Open Source, High Performance implementation of .NET that runs on Windows, Linux and…

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[Service Fabric] Auto-scaling your VMSS

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall discusses building an ARM template that configures auto-scaling on a virtual machine scale set (VMSS). Like most people, whenever I need to build an ARM template to do something with Service Fabric, I’m browsing around Github or where ever else I can find the…

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PowerAppsPuzzle: Sorting SelectedItems

Premier Developer consultant Brian Gregor has launched a new series on his blog called PowerAppsPuzzle where he shows examples of issues and solutions in PowerApps.  Here’s an excerpt of the first puzzle in the series: Let’s take the scenario where you have a ListBox in a PowerApp that contains sorted information – either alphabetically or…

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Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries – Part 2

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura covers upgrading the continuous delivery and Build/Release pipeline in VSTS. Part 1: Migrating the libraries and project files Part 2: Upgrading the Continuous Delivery and Build/Release pipeline in VSTS Part 3: Integrating .NET Standard Class Libraries into existing projects (to follow) In…


DevOps is not for sale

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Robert Shanks who reminds us to put away the checkbooks and instead: engage, empower and encourage your people! I’m an Application Development Manager (ADM) on Microsoft’s Modern Applications, Premier Developer team. In my role, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across…


Choosing the right tooling for Azure and side by side Azure CLI and PowerShell commands

This article on the various tools available to perform tasks in Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. There are a lot of tools out there for managing your Azure subscriptions! We have the Portal web page, Visual Studio integration (with the Azure SDK), PowerShell commands, and the Azure CLI. Sometimes it’s…

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