Why performance is critical in the Health Insurance Industry

Sujith Nair, Senior Application Development Manager, shares his experiences working with a healthcare customer and the performance challenges common during open enrollment season. He also discusses how customers could use Azure, or the Microsoft Cloud, to manage such bursting compute scenarios. What are enrollment cut-off dates in health insurance? Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act…


DevOps – Bridging the gap between development and deployment

Senior Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, gives us his perspective on how DevOps can round out your application lifecycle management (ALM) process by bringing together developers and operations teams to simplify and streamline deployment and production support. A few years ago I remember leaning back in my office chair and feeling very smug. My .NET…


How to choose the Mobile Strategy that best suits your company

A lot of companies that are trying to adapt to the proliferation of mobile devices targeting different platforms have the following question on their mind today: What is the Mobile Strategy that best suits my company?  This post by Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh outlines some of the things to consider when choosing the strategy…

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Windows 10 developer tooling is now available to Windows Insiders!

Windows 10 SDK, tools, and samples were released to the Windows Insiders Program website today!  Be sure and start with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the instructions on the dev center: http://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-10-developer-preview-tools.  Installation order is important in these pre-release kits. For additional details on what to expect, check out Cliff Simpkins Blog! Looking to get…


Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – March 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…


Part 2: Security and the Internet of Things

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT). Part 1 of the IoT series was a primer on the subject matter, looking at it from a business value perspective and looking at some the important questions that…


Microsoft Project Siena – Create a Windows 8.1 App with “zero” Lines of Code!

Rick McGuire, Senior Application Development Manager, spotlights a way to build and prototype applications using rich visuals, custom intelligence, and broad functionality, with no programming skills required. How would you like to be able to build a fully functional Windows 8.1 application that can be distributed to your peers and business owners without writing a…


What’s your software development capability? Try a Developer Foundation Assessment to find out.

Senior Application Development Managers, Pete Fuenfhausen and Paul Martissa spotlight how our Development Foundation Assessment can help identify areas of improvement in your development lifecycle. Do you wonder how effective your team is at building applications?  Have you ever considered that you may not be taking advantage of the best practices available to development teams…


Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP Released!

Sharing on the excitement with our friends over in Visual Studio, be sure and check out the latest builds of VS2015 and TFS 2015! You can Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads) or use the provided VM in Azure. Learn more about what’s…

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Something’s Brewing with Azure Data Factory

In his 3-part series “Something’s Brewing with Azure Data Factory,” Premier Developer Consultant Chris Price walks us through building his beer recommendation demo using Azure Data Factory. If you’re not familiar with Azure Data Factory, you can start with Chris’s great overview post Hello…Azure Data Factory!  To get you started, here’s an excerpt from that…

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