BUILD 2015: Day 1 and Keynote Highlights

It may take some time to process all of the game changing announcements that came out of the BUILD keynote today. If you missed it, be sure and check out the on-demand recording here. Satya framed up the road forward to build an intelligent cloud, reinvent productivity and business processes, and create a more personal…


Part 3: Supportability and the Internet of Things

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT).  For this third and final part, we also strongly collaborated with Carroll Moon a Microsoft Senior Service Management Architect for Cloud. Part 1 of the IoT series was a…


BUILD 2015: If you can’t be there, join in! Watch Live and On-Demand

Get Ready!  It’s going to be a BIG week for developers @ BUILD! Build Event Page on Channel 9 · Watch Live — Starting April 29th Click to add a reminder to your calendar · Session Listing – Browse the sessions and build your own schedule (specific sessions & schedule to be added prior to…


Free ebook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Agile, Open-Source, and Visual Studio Online are all topics that quickly peak the interest of modern developers.  This month, Microsoft Press announced a new ebook, freely available for download, from some of the leading minds in this space.  The ALM Rangers are a special group for several reasons. Not only are they innovative and focused…


Partnering with Premier against Cybersecurity Threats

Cybercrime is no longer a distant warning.  It is an active industry with talented players, lucrative ambitions, and devastating consequences.  A recent study estimated the cost the US economy about $140 billion annually.  The numbers grow year over year and that’s just financials you can measure.  It’s difficult to put a price on the long…


Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – April 2015

Premier Support for Developers provides access to a wide range of advisory and training options that include most popular developer technologies.  Options range from onsite, instructor-led workshops to remote training, and even access to a distinguished team of Developer Consultants for specialized advisory needs.  Content frequently includes proven practices established through the support of Microsoft’s…


Why performance is critical in the Health Insurance Industry

Sujith Nair, Senior Application Development Manager, shares his experiences working with a healthcare customer and the performance challenges common during open enrollment season. He also discusses how customers could use Azure, or the Microsoft Cloud, to manage such bursting compute scenarios. What are enrollment cut-off dates in health insurance? Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act…


DevOps – Bridging the gap between development and deployment

Senior Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, gives us his perspective on how DevOps can round out your application lifecycle management (ALM) process by bringing together developers and operations teams to simplify and streamline deployment and production support. A few years ago I remember leaning back in my office chair and feeling very smug. My .NET…


How to choose the Mobile Strategy that best suits your company

A lot of companies that are trying to adapt to the proliferation of mobile devices targeting different platforms have the following question on their mind today: What is the Mobile Strategy that best suits my company?  This post by Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh outlines some of the things to consider when choosing the strategy…

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Windows 10 developer tooling is now available to Windows Insiders!

Windows 10 SDK, tools, and samples were released to the Windows Insiders Program website today!  Be sure and start with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the instructions on the dev center: http://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-10-developer-preview-tools.  Installation order is important in these pre-release kits. For additional details on what to expect, check out Cliff Simpkins Blog! Looking to get…