Microsoft Flow: Expose Public APIs via Custom Connector

In this post we’d like to highlight an article from Premier Developer consultant Megan Meyer’s blog where she walks us through setting up a Custom Connector in Microsoft Flow in order to access data from her FitBit device. I love fitness trackers. I was excited to get the new Fitbit Alta HR, but some of…

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5 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Failure

In the second post in his series on risk management in modern software development, Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone further explores the concept of mitigating risk by reducing the impact of failures. In the previous post we discussed risk management, how many of us manage it today by attempting to control the likelihood of failure,…

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Git in Education

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Brian Blackman introduces one of our training offerings – the Microsoft Git Solutions workshop. With Premier Support for Developers, our customers have access to many resources including education. Case in point is our Microsoft Git Solutions workshop. This educational opportunity is a two-day instructor-led training course that provides participants…

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Using VSTS Service Hooks in Release Management to add resource cleanup resilience

In this post, Principal Consultant/App Dev Manager Lou Sawyer describes how to integrate webhooks and runbooks to cleanup failed Azure deployments. Release Management capabilities in Visual Studio Team Service are fantastic and offers extensibility points to make everyone’s life easier. In this post, we’ll be discussing the Service Hooks feature along with a potential use…


Risk: You’re Managing it Wrong!

The following post about managing risks in modern software development is from Premier Developer consultant, Assaf Stone. No offense, but despite your best intentions, you might not be handling risk properly. In this day and age, everything is software-dependent; even if you do not consider yourself a “software-firm” per-se, even if you are just running…


Enabling ALM Tooling in the Cloud for PubSec Customers

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Doug Owens explores cloud hosted TFS options for government organizations. In sharing notes with peers within Microsoft, it becomes clear that many of our PubSec customers can benefit from improved Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and DevOps practices. The world-class features, low barriers to entry, scalability, reliability, and ease…


Docker Blog Series Part 5 – Understanding new container management features in Service Fabric

In the latest post in his Docker series, Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo talks about some of the new features in Service Fabric regarding container management. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges…

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Walk-through of using SSH to connect Azure VM Jump Servers

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Kurt Schenk walks us through setting up an SSH connection to Azure using a jumpbox. Using SSH to access resources is becoming increasingly common for Windows users. Some typical scenarios are connecting to Linux VMs from Windows development computers; another common one is using SSH to connect to VMs…

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DevOps and Finance

Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent recently posted this article on the relationship between Finance and modern software development practices such as Agile and DevOps.  It’s an interesting discussion of how you can bring finance and planning along on your DevOps journey. I know, who wants to talk about finance when it comes to software development?…

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LUIS & Speech API Integration

Ever wondered how to integrate speech and AI into your application?  It’s easy with this tutorial from Premier Developer consultants Adel Ghabboun and Kunal Sinha! Have you ever wondered what are some of the technologies behind personal home assistants such as Cortana, Alexa and Home? Whether you want to tell your personal AI to open…

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