Using Bookmarks in SQL Server Management Studio

Today’s quick tip comes to us from Jorge Segarra, better known to the SQL community as SQLChicken!  Jorge joined the Premier Developer consulting team last year and has since started up a new MSDN blog.  His first post brings attention to a little known feature in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) which can help organize…

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Build development capabilities in the Microsoft Cloud faster with Premier Support for Developers

Hilton L’Orange, Senior Application Development Manager, shares how Premier Support for Developers can help customers rapidly leverage development capabilities and services in Azure. Today, many development teams recognize how valuable services offered in the Microsoft Cloud can be.  These services can make their lives easier while significantly enhancing their development capabilities. While it’s easy to talk…


What’s next for Developers in 2015?

2015 is positioned to be an exciting year for developers.  Considering the momentum around announcements at Connect and with Build 2015 right around the corner, now is a good time to be thinking about modernization and cloud strategy.  If you haven’t significantly revised the way you build apps and run development projects in the last few…


Windows 10 Insider + Premier Support for Developers: A winning combination to get your app ready for Windows 10

Greg Roe, Senior Application Development Manager, spotlights the exciting new opportunity that Windows 10 represents for developers and shares several great suggestions to help you get started!   By now you’ve likely heard Microsoft’s recent  announcement of Windows 10.  This is an exciting new opportunity for developers to ride the wave and get your applications ready…


The Right Services, Right from the Start

Scott Robinson, Senior Application Development Manager, walks us through a kickoff meeting with Premier Support for Developers and how we work with key technical and business stakeholders to build a delivery plan specifically for your business. There comes a point in every development organization when the decision is made to look into different ways of “Building Software…


Why you are failing with Waterfall – Consider Agile and Scrum

Rick McGuire, Senior Application Development Manager, shares what many development teams are discovering in their effort to build better software: Agile has many advantages over traditional waterfall methodologies. Surprisingly there are still a lot of development teams clinging to the old Waterfall methodology for software development.  This methodology typically requires a team of business analysts to painfully extract functional…


The Value of an ADM

Rich Maines, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how a strategic ADM relationship translates into business value for customers. What if you could have your own trusted advisor within Microsoft, a resource whose primary responsibility is to maximize the business value of your investments in Microsoft technologies? The basic charter of Premier Developer is to help customers build…


Development practices to minimize OS end of life risks

Derrick Sharpe, Senior Application Development Manager, talks about application compatibility and how to minimize the risk associated with OS end of life transitions. In case you haven’t heard by now Windows Server 2003 support ends on July 14, 2015.  Microsoft will no longer patch Windows Server 2003 for new security vulnerabilities. You certainly don’t want to…


When QA Testing isn’t enough to keep your application error-free

Linkai Yu, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses his experience with enterprise applications that fail after being deployed in production and how Premier Developer works with customers to resolve and prevent these types of issues. Even though Applications Go Through Rigorous Tests It’s true that most applications go through rigorous QA testing before being deployed into a production…


Connect(“November 12 & 13”); is almost here!

Premier Developer wanted to give a shout out to our Visual Studio and Azure friends hosting an exciting event this week. The live Connect(); two-day virtual developer event starts this Wednesday, so save the date, connect with a community of dedicated developers, and get a jump start on the road ahead! Day 1, November 12th: Watch…