AzureCon 2015 – What’s New in Azure for Developers

Pete Fuenfhausen, Senior ADM, shares highlights from AzureCon 2015 and what it means for developers. Microsoft held its first virtual Azure Conference, AzureCon 2015, on September 29, 2015, and what an event it was! From Scott Guthrie’s kickoff keynote to deep technical sessions to customer and partner stories from companies as varied as Docker and Mesosphere…


Hololens Development Edition and Upcoming Roadshows (US)

Microsoft HoloLens devices will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2016. Apply now to help develop the future of holographic computing. Hololens Development Edition (Apply Here) Prerequisites You are a developer in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada where the Development Edition will first be available. You are a Windows Insider. By…


Team Foundation Server 2015 upgrade planning

The Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management blog is a great resource to help you stay informed of current announcements and guidance material. If you are in the process of planning your move to Team Foundation Server 2015, be sure and reach out to your ADM who can help with training, guidance, and support throughout the effort…


Great Article on Understanding DevOps

Cross posted by Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray. We wanted to cross-post an article from Linked-In that does a great job of talking about what DevOps means. The author explains how DevOps is often misunderstood and explains a few key points that companies need to start understanding if they want their IT departments to start…

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Why should diversity matter to Developers?

David S. Lipien, a Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services, collaborated with Stephen Barnes and Katie Konow to highlight the value of team diversity in application development.  They are all part of the Enterprise Services Business, enabling clients to leverage IT for business success in the cloud and on the ground.   Do you operate in…


Dissecting the Visual Studio Load Test Results Database (Part 1–Intro to the Schema)

Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray comes to us this week with the first post in a new series from his awesome ‘Testing the Testing Strategy’ blog.  This series will focus on the structure of the Visual Studio Load Test results database and how you can derive insight on the performance of your application from this…

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Tasks are (still) not threads and async is not parallel

Premier Developer consultant Ben Williams recently had the honor of having one of his blog posts reposted to Wintellect’s Dev Center as a guest post.  Here’s a blurb from that post, be sure to head over to Ben’s blog to check out the full technical deep-dive and download his sample WPF application. I talk to…

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Windows Server 2003 Migration (Part 1) – coping when reality interferes with the plan.

In Part 1 of this 5 part series, Senior Application Development Manager, Chuck Goodspeed, shares insights and lessons from a large Windows Server 2003 migration. July of 2015, Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 came to an end. By this point of time, all of our customers should have migrated off of Windows Server 2003…


Big Data on Azure: A Real-World Implementation Using Cortana Analytics

Premier Support for Developers was part of the first ever Cortana Analytics Workshop earlier this month.  Be sure and check out our own Brian Raymer discuss how an international customer can ingest millions of events per hour, exploit near-real-time analytics, and tackle true ‘Big Data’ problems successfully on our Azure data platform. This talk provides…