One less click to download with Edge

This timesaver is shared by Premier ADM, Billy Sun with a simple tweak that can save you a few extra clicks downloading content with Edge. Ever since the release of Windows 10 and Spartan beta in early 2015, Edge has always been the default browser for the new OS. Unless you change the default manually,…


Migrating SQL Workloads? Check out Database Experimentation Assistant

Considering the impact of a SQL upgrade? In this post, Application Development Manager Omer Amin spotlights Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA).  Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL server versions (starting 2005 and above) to any new version of the SQL server will be able to use analysis metrics to help them build higher confidence, making…


An Introduction to Azure Functions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington walks us through an introduction to Azure Functions.  Azure Functions provide a solution for easily running small pieces of code (“functions”) in the cloud. You can write the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application of…


Technical Debt: A change in perspective

In a recent post from his blog, Premier ADM Shawn Gaul puts a metaphorical spin on Technical Debt with Steve St. Jean and Marty Donovan.   This series demonstrates how a metaphor can be used to change the way you look at this problem and thereby help to understand ways to overcome it. With that…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – Nov/Dec 2016 Update

Teams struggle to keep up with the latest technology trends, so training and knowledge transfer are important investments to build the expertise required for optimal application and infrastructure.  It’s a great way to proactively stay in front of technical gaps that can manifest in the form of implementation delays, architectural problems, and/or costly production outages. …


Easily deploy SonarQube Server in Azure

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are a great asset to the VS ALM community, providing important guidance and sharing knowledge from real world experience.  Premier Developer’s own Kevin Mack and Steve St. Jean team up with the Rangers to spotlight SonarQube integration and deployment with Azure. Technical Debt is a growing problem for many development…


SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster

Does the marketing live up to the hype?  Senior ADM, Paul King shares some perspective from the field. Upgrading between major versions of a product can sometimes be a painful and time consuming task.  Development organizations often have to spend time going over depreciated feature lists to make sure that their applications will still work. …


New project type has XAML forms by default

Recently on his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy highlighted some new templates available to Xamarin developers in Visual Studio.  See below for the full article, but also be sure to check out Joe’s DevFish blog for lots more great content! Xamarin has some great documentation. The article at [ https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/xamarin-forms/xaml/xaml-basics/getting_started_with_xaml/ ] shows how to…

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US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – October 2016 Update

Teams struggle to keep up with the latest technology trends, so training and knowledge transfer are important investments to build the expertise required for optimal application and infrastructure.  It’s a great way to proactively stay in front of technical gaps that can manifest in the form of implementation delays, architectural problems, and/or costly production outages. …