How to Add the OMS Client to a VM Scale Set

Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script he used to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet. I was asked by a customer to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet (VMSS). This is not documented directly for a VMSS, though it is for Azure VMs. After some asking…


Using VSTS API with PowerShell to scaffold Team Projects

In this post, Senior Application Development Managers Art Garcia demonstrates how to navigate the VSTS REST APIs. Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS has matured into one of the leading Application Lifecycle management tools available. It allows you to not only manage your work and team velocity, but it also is a great tool to…


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…


Role of Web Based Technologies In Maximizing Code Sharing In Your Applications

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh shares ideas of the alternatives to reduce web complexity and increase code sharing. He does a side-by-side comparison of Cordova/Iconic, NativeScript, and React Native to help you explore some of your options to reduce complexity. I was recently approached by a colleague of mine with the following…


Docker Blog Series Part 6 – How to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services

Learn about the container orchestrator, Service Fabric, and how to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services in Monu’s latest post. Monu Bambroo is a Consultant on the Premier Developer team. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service…


Real-time Code Quality with SonarLint in Visual Studio

In the second part of her SonarQube series, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani builds on top of SonarQube technology and explains how SonarLint can be added in Visual Studio to track real time code quality. What is SonarLint? SonarLint an extension you can add to an IDE such as Visual Studio that can provide developers…


Agile UX: Incorporating User Experience into Agile Processes

Premier Developer Consultant Daisy Chaussee writes how to integrate user experience and design into agile processes. In combining Agile and UX, teams can attain greater collaboration, continuous improvement, and efficiency in development. The goal of this blog post is to provide guidance on how to integrate User Experience into Agile processes. In doing this, you…


Order of Precedence when Configuring ASP.NET Core

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson introduces the new configuration API for ASP.NET Core and its order of precedence. In previous version of ASP.NET, configuration was primarily handled by the ConfigurationManager class. This class typically obtained the user configurable settings from the AppSettings section located in the XML file web.config. While these limited…


ARR and benefits for Premier customers

Senior Application Development Managers Sanjeev Gogna and Charles Ofori explain Azure Rapid Response (ARR) program, and explain how it benefits Premier customers. Overview With today’s technology, availability, reliability, and uptime are fundamental to success. To overcome incidents and interruptions, Microsoft offers Azure Rapid Response, an expedited response framework with prioritized access to Microsoft’s most knowledgeable…


Integrating Selenium tests in a release pipeline

Senior Application Development Manager Marcelo Silva recently posted this article demonstrating how to implement UI test automation using VSTS and Selenium. Today, I’d like to show you a proof-of-concept I created for one of my customers where we implement User Interface (UI) test automation into a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline in Visual Studio Team…