Should I Use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code For My Next Angular Application?

This post on using Visual Studio to develop Angular applications comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. I engage with a lot of our customers that work on Angular applications and I frequently get asked the following question: Should we use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code for our next application? The short…

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SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 – Always Encrypted

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Chris Tjoumas who provides an overview of Always Encrypted with SQL Server 2016. Introduction In this post, I want to focus on the Always Encrypted security feature of SQL Server 2016 SP1, specifically with the Express edition. This post is motivated by a customer who was…


Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server. With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS. If you are new…


Modernizing a Monolithic Application using Microservices and Azure

This post on modernizing your application for the cloud comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari. Context As companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, pressure on IT organizations have been mounting to levels that have never been experienced before.  Businesses have the following expectations, among others, from their IT organizations: Applications need…

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TFVC Source Code Control in Visual Studio Code

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh demonstrates how to integrate Visual Studio Code with your source control environment using Team Foundation Version Control. In this post I will be walking you through the Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support within Visual Studio Code. I will assume that you are running on a windows…

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The Forgotten Roles in an Agile Transformation

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Tuan Nguyen who spotlights the importance of Agile roles and contributions across the business. Most of the organizations I have been involved with that adopted Agile tend to treat non-developers as an afterthought. This is not surprising as Agile is usually driven by the IT department but…


Developing an Azure AD B2C multi-tenant application

In this post from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon provides a demo application that illustrates how to use Azure Active Directory B2C for authentication in a multi-tenant application. The ‘regular’ Azure AD has build-in support for multi-tenant applications. In that case, a user from any Azure AD tenant can sign in to an…

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Using ADAL with Angular2–Part 2

In this post,  Senior Application Development Manager, Vishal Saroopchand who follows up his first post to demonstrate how to pass and revalidate the JWT token. In my last blog posting, I explained how to use Adaj.js with Angular2 and demonstrated how to retrieve the JWT token from AAD. I also stated you can supply the…


Getting the most from your Premier Contract

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Mark Meadows who shares some tips on getting the most from your Premier Support for Developers contract. A Microsoft premier contract can be a very valuable asset to you and your company.  You not only get access to a wealth of reactive and proactive engineers and…


SharePoint portal on O365

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Michael Mano who walks through the basics of setting up SharePoint Online Portal. For a successful migration you need to have a good understanding of business needs and goals. The SharePoint / Office 365 platform delivered by Microsoft will enable customers to successfully manage information for…