Windows 10 Technical Preview is Available–Time to Start Thinking About Compatibility

Every new version of Windows brings new features and opportunities for developers, but also some challenges with compatibility of existing applications.  It’s never too early to plan ahead, so big thanks to Premier Developer consultants Maarten Van De Bospoort and Pat Altimore for this piece on Windows 10 compatibility. The beginning of this month Windows…

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It’s PASS Summit Season and Premier Developer is in the house!

If you are a SQL Server professional, you probably know that November is Summit season in the US.  The PASS Summit is the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world and it provides not only a world-class training opportunity, but an opportunity to network and socialize with SQL Server professionals from around the…

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Planning for Support : Premier Developer and MSDN

MSDN provides valuable subscription benefits for building software and creating test environments.  This includes access to installation media, developer tools, online training, Azure/Office 365 subscriptions, and even basic support.  Since most development teams have access to MSDN, businesses will frequently ask: Why would I need Premier Developer?  It is important to understand the limited scope…


Microsoft Services 101: Premier Developer

When it comes to choosing a service provider to partner with in your business, the field is cluttered with countless vendors and possibilities.  With so many options to choose from, finding just the right fit for your organization can be a daunting task.  Even within Microsoft there are many different types of services offered and…

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Developer Essentials Passport

If you are a developer or an IT Pro, you know that keeping up with essential skills is a constant challenge.   One of the primary benefits of a Premier Support relationship is having access to the many training options and advisory services available directly from Microsoft.  Workshops, Webcasts, Tech Talks, and Chalk Talks are just…


Testing the Testing Strategy

Having healthy application lifecycle management (ALM) processes is crucial to producing robust software.  ALM guidance is one of the primary services the Premier Development consulting team delivers and our ALM consultants are highly in demand!  Our team is growing and this past summer we were lucky to have Geoff Gray join our team.  Geoff has…

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Welcome to Premier Developer

Software is our era’s driving force of innovation.  It is constantly changing how we live and work, and businesses everywhere are adapting to mobile, connected, and global economies.  Cloud innovations that open new markets and optimize resources are creating competitive advantages on a daily basis – and these advantages are capitalized upon by a modern…