The Food Truck Paradigm : Why should I trust open source software?

In this post, App Dev Manager Daniel Setlock reflects on the trust of open source software using the Food Truck Paradigm. Introduction It is somewhat shocking that in 2017 I still receive questions about how open source software, libraries, plug-ins, packages, etc. can be trusted, and the pushback that such things receive from cyber security…


Firebase 101: NoSql Database Management

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant, Kunal Sinha outlines steps to integrate Firebase Database into custom web applications as a NoSql alternative for quick POC demos. I was recently working on building out a Node JS web application POC for one of my projects and wanted to try out a new database service. As this…

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Innovation at your fingertips

In this post, App Dev Manager Adlène Sifi demonstrates innovation at your fingertips by building a real-time earthquake reporting system using Power BI and without writing any code.  You can view a French version of this article on LinkedIn. Innovation usually involves ideation, rapid prototyping, validation with users, measurement (feedback) and finally adaptation. A multitude…


Optimize your Azure spend

In this post, App Dev Manager Priti Kalani shares insight toward optimizing the services you deploy and manage in the Microsoft cloud. Azure tools to optimize and manage your cloud spending Azure has made deploying cloud infrastructure and applications convenient and productive for organizations. Azure also provides tools to help you with managing the spend…


Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries – Part 3

In Part 3 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura describes how to incorporate these libraries into an existing .NET application. 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 In Part…


Async Main() is available, but hidden

Check out this quick tip on unlocking the new features of C# 7.1 from Premier Developer consultant Ben Williams. Ever try to use async/await in your Main method of a .NET app? You couldn’t before, but now you can. I just posted a quick tip about enabling this by turning on C# 7.1 features in…

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[Service Fabric] How to troubleshoot deployment errors in Service Fabric Windows cluster

Having issues deploying your service to your Service Fabric cluster?  Check out this post from Premier Developer consultant Julien Oudot on troubleshooting deployment issues in Service Fabric. The Service Fabric explorer is a great interface to control the cluster health and configuration. However, I recently worked with customers who did not find it obvious how…

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Visual Studio App Center

This overview of Visual Studio App Center comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Sana Noorani. One of Microsoft’s newest offerings, the Visual Studio App Center, is a tool for streamlining the DevOps pipeline for mobile development. The product is an updated version of its previous product, Mobile Center, and has many more features than…

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Get Excited About Microsoft Flow

Need to set up a workflow between applications or services but don’t know where to start?  Check out this post about Microsoft Flow from Premier Developer consultant Daisy Chaussee to learn how to make services talk to each other without even writing one line of code! Microsoft Flow creates automated workflows between apps and services….

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Where Did Application Insights Put my Performance Counter Data?

Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta recently shared this quick tip on his blog about where Application Insights performance counter data is stored after it’s pushed into Azure Diagnostics. I ran into an issue finding performance counter values I had pushed to Application Insights and wanted to note it to save others some time. You can…

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