Homomorphic Encryption 101

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais covers some of the basics of a powerful security & privacy tool – homomorphic encryption. I was recently exploring methods for improved privacy using various encryption schemes and stumbled upon Homomorphic Encryption that has a huge potential  in that area. I do feel that…

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Visual Studio Shortcuts and Add on Tools

This post from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn walks you through customizing Visual Studio to work better for you and your organization. I like tools that make my development faster and more organized. The small amount of time it takes to invest in installing and learning these tools pays off in the long run! I…

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Debugging ASP Core on Linux with Visual Studio 2017

Today’s post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Randy Patterson.  It’s an excellent tutorial that walks you through setting up Visual Studio to remotely debug ASP.NET Core applications running on a Linux server. .NET Core and specifically ASP Core is an Open Source, High Performance implementation of .NET that runs on Windows, Linux and…

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[Service Fabric] Auto-scaling your VMSS

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall discusses building an ARM template that configures auto-scaling on a virtual machine scale set (VMSS). Like most people, whenever I need to build an ARM template to do something with Service Fabric, I’m browsing around Github or where ever else I can find the…

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PowerAppsPuzzle: Sorting SelectedItems

Premier Developer consultant Brian Gregor has launched a new series on his blog called PowerAppsPuzzle where he shows examples of issues and solutions in PowerApps.  Here’s an excerpt of the first puzzle in the series: Let’s take the scenario where you have a ListBox in a PowerApp that contains sorted information – either alphabetically or…

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Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries – Part 2

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura covers upgrading the continuous delivery and Build/Release pipeline in VSTS. 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 (to follow) In…


DevOps is not for sale

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Robert Shanks who reminds us to put away the checkbooks and instead: engage, empower and encourage your people! I’m an Application Development Manager (ADM) on Microsoft’s Modern Applications, Premier Developer team. In my role, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across…


Choosing the right tooling for Azure and side by side Azure CLI and PowerShell commands

This article on the various tools available to perform tasks in Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. There are a lot of tools out there for managing your Azure subscriptions! We have the Portal web page, Visual Studio integration (with the Azure SDK), PowerShell commands, and the Azure CLI. Sometimes it’s…

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[Service Fabric] Full/Incremental backup and restore sample

Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall created this sample application to demonstrate how to do full and incremental backups of your Service Fabric services to Azure blob storage. I recently worked with a client who said that they had had trouble implementing incremental backup and restore for their stateful services, so I was set to the…

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Deploying Your Angular Application To Azure Using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

This tutorial on using VSTS to deploy your Angular application to Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. Introduction It is no secret by now that the Angular CLI is the preferred method to develop an Angular application due to its simplicity and power at the same time. One of the main…

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