US Developer Ramp-up Series

The Developer Ramp-Up Series, offered through Premier Support for Developers, is a collection of webcasts created with the goal of teaching developers basic development skills. No prior knowledge is necessary. The current offering includes a collection of webcasts and hands on lab guides/exercises in the areas of PowerShell, Object Oriented Programming basics, Web Development Basics…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – August / September 2015

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…


Results, Value, and Premier Support for Developers

In this post, Senior Application Developer Manager, Paul King reflects on how an ADM provides value and drives results into the software development lifecycle as an organization grows and matures. If you are reading this BLOG, you are learning about Microsoft Services and more specifically, Premier Support for Developers.  I want to expand on the…


Spotlight on ALM and TFS

Establishing good ALM practices and learning to take full advantage of ALM tools is one of the best investments you can make with your team. Premier Support for Developers works with many of Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to optimize the use of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM tools. Whether you are…


Spotlight on Critical Situation Support

If you write software or manage infrastructure, unplanned downtime will occur. Even with the very best people and process that money can buy, the unexpected still happens. At Premier, we support Microsoft’s most innovative and talented customers but nobody is immune—not even Microsoft. We all deal with system outages and downtime of critical business systems….


.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as…


US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – July / August 2015

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…


Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released!

Today, we are happy to announce availability of Visual Studio 2013/TFS 2013 Update 5 and the release of Visual Studio 2015 RTM. This Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and updates, such as tools for Universal Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, and Windows, including Xamarin,…


Protect Your Enterprise with the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help organizations with their defense in depth strategies against cyber attacks, by helping detect and block exploitation techniques that are commonly used to exploit memory corruption vulnerabilities. Tune in as Lex Thomas and Kurt Falde dive into the EMET and showcase its capabilities and features in…


Simplify Migration to the Cloud with RAP as a Service

In this blog post, Application Development Manager, Lalit Patel, shares some examples of working with Premier to minimize risk and validate environments using RAP as a Service. Migrating workloads to the Microsoft Cloud (Azure) provides many benefits for our customers. It is also a paradigm shift in how to approach capacity planning and risk management….