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…


Part 2: Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set and Windows Containers–Networking Tips

In part 2 of 2 blog posts, Premier Developer Consultant Julien Oudot continues his networking tips about Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) and Windows Containers. Building on the first post about VMSS set-up, Julien walks through how to communicate with containers running on nodes deployed as part of VMSS. If you haven’t read it…


SonarQube Integration with VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani details how to integrate SonarQube with VSTS, so you can detect issues in code and trigger builds only when code checks pass. Introduction to SonarQube SonarQube is an open source tool used for continuously checking code quality. Many developers will add it to their DevOps pipelines with…


Experiments with HoloLens, Mixed Reality Toolkit and two-handed manipulations

Senior Consultant/ADM Davide Zordan recently posted this article on his HoloLens experiment.  In this post, he explains how to get started with HoloLens and Mixed Reality Toolkit. I’ve always been a big fan of manipulations, as in the past I worked on some multi-touch XAML Behaviors implementing rotate, translate and scale on 2D objects. As…


Physical Data Center Security

Senior Consultant Omar Amin recently posted this article on securing a physical data center.  In this post, he highlights roles and responsibility on security across various hosting options. I don’t spend a lot of time talking to customers about physical data center security. As a developer using mostly PaaS or IaaS compute platforms, I just…


Ramping up on Powershell & CLI

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Danny Kolke, gives a practical guide on getting started with PowerShell and Azure CLI. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” Aristotle In working with my customers I often run into those who want to get started with…


Microsoft Immersion Program: Bringing Microsoft Product Engineers to your Team

App Dev Manager Katie Konow spotlights the Microsoft Immersion Program and the value it brings to both Microsoft and our valued customers. immerse verb  im·merse  \ i-ˈmərs \ ENGROSS.  to take or engage the whole attention of : occupy completely As a developer or development lead using a Microsoft technology, you may find yourself wondering:…


Part 1: Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set and Windows Containers–Networking Tips

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Julien Oudot teaches you how to ensure network connectivity when working with Windows Containers and Virtual Machine Scale Set in Azure. When working with Windows Containers and Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) in Azure, some steps need to be performed to make sure the networking connectivity works as expected….