How Azure IoT helped me buy a new house – Part 2 – Electronics

In the second post of his series, Premier Developer Consultant Steve St Jean expands on how Azure IoT helped him buy a new home. He goes into detail about developing the IoT sensor rig. In the first part of this series, I described the problem I was having, my hypothesis as to the source of…


Integrating Angular Unit Tests With Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Using Headless Chrome and Puppeteer

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh expands on a previous post and demonstrates how you can run unit tests using headless Chrome and utilize Puppeteer to install Chrome on your CI server. In a previous post, I showed you how to Integrate Angular Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Whereas…


Cloud Simplified: A practical webcast to demystify Azure features

This post is provided by Ryan Berry, a Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) at Microsoft.  In many of our strategic accounts, CSAs play a key role in the success of customers making a transition to the cloud and work closely with your Microsoft account team and App Dev Manager. The cloud is becoming increasingly important to…


Running .NET Core 2.0 applications in a Linux Service Fabric Cluster on Azure

In this post, Senior App. Dev. Managers Guru Satish Piduru and Mahendar Madhavaram explain how to deploy .NET Core 2.0 applications to a Linux Service Fabric Cluster. The support for running .NET Core 2.0 applications in Service Fabric Cluster (SFC) environment on Linux is in preview mode today and general availability in the coming months….


Spotlight on Industry Experiences

This post is provided by Marty Donovan, Senior Program Manager for Industry Experiences. The Industry Experiences team (as part of Scott Guthrie’s organization) delivers industry technical documentation and experiences to customers including use cases, solutions guides and hands-on architectural design reviews.   Our goal is to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud with clear…


Using AI and Bots as an underpinning for modern UI

In this post, Consultant/App. Dev. Manager Timothy Baillis explains how AI and Bots can improve modern UI designs. It has been said that every great developer is inherently lazy- or at least inspired by boring or repetitive tasks. The idea that you can code a program to automate a task or overcome an obstacle is…


Did you plan for accidental deletion of your critical data in Azure?

In his post, Principal App. Dev. Manager Rick Caudle lays out a strategy for dealing with business-critical data in Azure. So, you moved to the Cloud and you fully understand Azure Storage and all the greatness that comes with the various replication options i.e. Locally redundant storage (LRS), Zone-redundant storage (ZRS), Geo-redundant storage (GRS). All…


Visualize Code with Visual Studio

In this post, App Dev Manager Ed Tovsen spotlight the features and benefits of Code Maps in Visual Studio. Systems architects have long used modeling to design the structure, behavior, and interaction of systems within an organization. Modeling helps to ensure that requirements are clearly defined between users and IT. Models are created with varying…


My Volunteer Experience with TEALS

In this post, App Dev Manager Ruth Ferland shares her experience volunteering through TEALS to promote Computer Science and the education of kids in her community. For School Year 2017-18, I decided to volunteer for TEALS (https://www.tealsk12.org/). TEALS stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools. It’s a non-profit organization in the United States that…


Securing Azure Storage for the Software Architect

In this post, App Dev Manager Keith Anderson explores how Azure Key Vault can be used to secure access to Azure storage operations. In the beginning… As I began to learn about Microsoft’s cloud a couple of years ago, I began to realize that some services had been around since its inception and were fundamental…