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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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…


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…


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?…


Integrating Logic Apps and Azure Monitor

In this post, App Dev Manager Jason Venema walks us through a practical example using Logic Apps and Azure Monitor to track down who created a Virtual Machine. Have you ever needed to quickly find out who created a specific virtual machine in one of your Azure subscriptions? If it hasn’t happened yet, it probably…


.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as…


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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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…