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

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…


Maximize code on the Mobile Platform of your choice

In this blog post, Application Development Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Justin Wendlandt, highlight the many options to maximize development productivity across a range of mobile platforms, including Windows 10, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and more. Contrary to popular belief, the Windows Phone application development landscape is not dead.  There are several initiatives and projects underway…


Web Test Plug-in for Authentication

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo gives us a step-by-step overview of how to add Authentication into your Web Performance and Load Test with Visual Studio. Web and Load testing are an essential part of application life cycle management. Within Visual Studio, we provide a great template to do…

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Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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Passive is good!

Here’s a quick read from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon’s blog.  In it, Marius gives some great reasons to leverage passive authentication protocols in your applications rather than writing your own code to handle credentials. Some time back I wrote about avoiding handling of credentials (creation/maintenance/verification of user names, passwords, pins, etc.) in your own…

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How Microsoft does DevOps

In this blog post, Application Development Manager, Justin Wendlandt, shares a bit about DevOps strategy, why it’s important, and common areas Premier Developer can help your teams.   One of the core focuses at every enterprise or technology organization is how to deliver more business value to their sponsors. It may be phrased differently depending…


Watch the BUILD 2016 Live Stream

Microsoft continues to focus on enabling developers to do amazing work as businesses and industries transform in support of the shift to a cloud-first, mobile-first world. At Build 2016 we will present the latest tools and technologies and how they can help today’s developers be their most creative and productive. As always, Build is filled…


Workflow Manager 1.0 Refresh Disaster Recovery (further) Explained

Premier Developer Consultant Brian Gregor recently took some time on his blog to document his experiences implementing disaster recovery for Workflow Manager.  The following is an excerpt from his post, get the full story over at Brian’s blog Nose to the GrindStone: With the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft released a new platform for workflows…

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Strategic Partnerships in an Agile World

Bryan Towne, Sr. Application Development Manager, discusses the advantages of strategic partnership in this fast moving technical landscape.  You should expect more.  Here’s why. What is a strategic partner? In the course of my professional career I have had interactions with customers of all types.  Some were small, independent software vendors (ISVs) and  some were…


Developer’s Guide to Automated Install of ADFS On Windows Server 2016 (TP4)

In a recent article on his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Razi Rais outlines the steps required to set up a developer environment instance of Active Directory Federation Services on the current Technical Preview (TP4) of Windows Server 2016.  Here’s a snippet of Razi’s article, be sure to follow the link to his blog for the…

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