Using ADAL with Angular2

In this post,  Senior Application Development Manager, Vishal Saroopchand, walks us through an example of ADAL with Angular2. The primary goal of this post is to give a high level walkthrough on how to use ADAL (Azure AD Authentication Library) with Angular2. ADAL ships with support for Angular1; however, there are no clear guidance for…


Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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Tips for Running an Angular app in IIS

Laurie Atkinson, Premier Developer Senior Consultant, A few tweaks are necessary to take an Angular app and move it to IIS. Here is a list of changes required to get everything running smoothly. Using the Angular-CLI to generate an Angular SPA is an excellent way to scaffold out a well-organized application. This tool also includes…

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Angular How-to: Editable Config Files

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Laurie Atkinson walks through how to allow editing of your Angular configuration files after your app has been built, bundled, and deployed. The Angular-CLI is the recommended way to build a production-ready app, complete with bundling, uglifying, and tree-shaking. An Angular-CLI generated application even comes with a mechanism for…

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Why Developers Should Install WSL Today

In this post, App Dev Managers Matt Hyon and August Banks spotlights the developer benefits of WSL. You’ve just finished installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on your Windows 10 computer and feel pleased to see your favorite Linux distro icon pinned to your taskbar. You click to open a shell session and think,…


Amazon Alexa Skills Development with Azure Active Directory and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web API

In this post, Premier ADM, Rob Reilly, walks us through building Alexa Skills using Azure AD and ASP.NET Core Web API. Background Amazon Alexa is a technology developed by Amazon that takes voice commands, interprets them, and then takes action by sending requests on to API’s to perform a multitude of tasks only limited by…


Running Docker Windows and Linux Containers Simultaneously

Many of you with familiarity with Docker for Windows know how you currently have to switch between running either Windows or Linux Containers. In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to combat this limitation and run Docker Windows and Linux Containers simultaneously on the same host. Starting with Docker for…


Getting Started with the Azure AD B2B Invite API

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Nick McCollum, who introduces us to Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration. Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) Collaboration enables your business partners to selectively access your corporate applications. In the original release of the product the invitation experience required a user to craft a comma-separated…


Add Application Insights to an Angular SPA

Laurie Atkinson, Senior Premier Developer Consultant, The steps and pieces you need to add logging and telemetry to an Angular SPA using Application Insights Application Insights is an Azure service for monitoring web applications. It includes analytics tools to help you understand application usage and to diagnose issues with the goal of continuously improving performance…

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Why Enterprises are Moving to Xamarin for Mobile App Development

Senior Application Development Manager, Mike Finley, spotlights why more and more enterprises are choosing Xamarin to answer the demands of mobile development. With most mobile users on Android, Apple and Windows phones, companies are facing challenges of supporting their applications on multiple platforms. Microsoft acquired its longtime partner Xamarin in March 2016. This acquisition has…