Referencing a PCL project in both ASP.NET Core and Xamarin Forms

Thanks to Premier Developer Consultant Gustavo Varo for this prescriptive guidance on cross-platform development with Xamarin and ASP.NET Core. Back in March while working with Xamarin Forms and ASP.NET Core, I identified the need of sharing some code between both projects. My very first idea was to create a PCL (Portable Class Library) project and…

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Using Azure AD to authenticate public clients to SQL Azure

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon shows how to use Azure AD to authenticate public clients to SQL Azure. Azure AD enables access authorization to SQL Azure as an alternative to providing username/password information in the connection string: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-aad-authentication/. It is somewhat analogous to using Windows Authentication when both the client…

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Docker Blog Series Part 1- Building ASP.NET Core Application using Docker For Windows.

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo  shows how to build ASP.NET Core Application using Docker For Windows. Applications and their set of user expectations continue to evolve over the last few years. We have seen various trends like microservices and containerization become mainstream. The enterprises are beginning to realize the…

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Using Redis as ADAL token cache

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon  shows how to use Redis as ADAL token cache. Here is a sample TokenCache class implementation using Redis for use with the Active Directory Access Library (ADAL). The library is used for obtaining tokens from Azure AD or AD FS using the OAuth2 protocol. Continue…

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Assessing Operational and Technical Risk of Azure Solutions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington discusses why governance model, operations and architecture are all relevant in your cloud journey. By now, we should be aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to any individual or organisaton. There are plenty of case studies, talking about the scalable,…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – September 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. …


Getting started with your DevOps journey

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane  explains about navigating through the Dev Ops journey. You have probably started to hear all the noise about DevOps. Most likely you fall into one of the following categories: I have no idea what DevOps is. Sounds promising. Where can I buy it?…

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Five DevOps Must-Reads

DevOps promotes the collaboration between developers and other IT stakeholders to optimize software delivery.  For many organizations, it’s a challenge for teams to come together with the right mix of priorities and expectations.  Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, shares five of his favorite DevOps books. DevOps as a movement is gaining traction, but you could…


Millennial Manager

Unlike a lot of technical blogs, Premier Developer covers a range of both technical and business focused topics.  Why?  Simply put, developers need to understand the business and the business needs to understand developers.  This post is provided by Dan Simmons, a Technical Delivery Manager in Microsoft’s Modern Application Domain and a millennial manager.  David…


Building cross-platform Xamarin.Forms apps in VSTS

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Jim Blizzard shows how to navigate past some of the issues when setting up VSTS builds for a multi-project Xamarin.Forms solution. The other day I wanted to create a DevOps CI / CD pipeline for a simple Xamarin.Forms app that I’d created. The Visual Studio…

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