Internet Explorer 11 Migration Quick Start

On Jan 12, 2016, IE11 will be the only supported version of IE on most Windows versions. In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Pat Altimore covers the essentials to jumpstart your migration. There are three main areas to plan for when you migrate: deployment, configuration, and compatibility. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/patricka/archive/2015/12/02/internet-explorer-11-migration-quick-start.aspx


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….


Web App Performance : Are you listening to your logs?

In this post, Principal Application Developer Manager, Reed Robison explains how a periodic review of IIS Log data, often ignored and archived, provides valuable insight into the operational health and performance of web applications.   We recently posted about how a focus on DevOps is changing the way IT Operations and Developers work together to…


Microsoft Cloud: Migrating Workloads and Security Planning

In this blog post, Application Development Manager, Lalit Patel, shares examples of customers working with Premier to overcome migration concerns and build confidence while moving workloads to the cloud. Cloud Adoption is underway as more organizations look for opportunities to optimize spending and reduce the operational cost associated with traditional on premises IT infrastructure assets….


Universal App Development and IoT Training – Now Available

Windows Universal App Development (Workshop and Briefing) We hope you’ve been able to watch some of the Build and Ignite sessions over the last few weeks. If the content on Windows 10 piqued your interest, Premier Developer has training materials available. Now you can build one app that runs on all Windows devices and design…


Unit Testing OData Web API/Entity Framework Applications

The cost of fixing bugs is lower if found early in the software development cycle. Unit tests greatly reduce this cost by pushing quality upstream. This helps prevent regression bugs and when coupled with TDD approach, provides a solid foundation for a complete test suite. Furthermore, teams are striving to push code into production more…


Azure ML: NCAA Bracket Prediction – A competitor perspective

Chandra Sekar, Senior Application Development Manager, shares how his simple exploration into Azure Machine Learning quickly produced an accurate predication of March Madness. If you watched the Day 2 BUILD keynote you might have noticed Joseph Sirosh, CVP-Machine Learning, talking about an internal hackathon where competitors used Azure ML to predict the 2015 March Madness…


Ultimate Developer Workstation 2015

Premier Developer consultant Ivan Bondy brings us this series on building out a killer developer workstation. UPDATE: Ivan finished his series a few weeks ago, head back over to his blog to complete the saga of the ultimate developer workstation! This is the first post of a 4-part series: Ultimate Developer Workstation 2015 – Part…

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Part 3: Supportability 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).  For this third and final part, we also strongly collaborated with Carroll Moon a Microsoft Senior Service Management Architect for Cloud. Part 1 of the IoT series was a…


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…