A Smart Way to Host Your Training Labs

In this post, Application Development Manager, Wesam Darwish walks us through how to leverage Azure DevTest – a cost effective, consistent, and streamlined way for quickly deploying a virtual training lab in your environment. At Microsoft Premier Support for Developers, we provide a variety of training options and a wide range of knowledge transfer sessions…


TFS automation – User management

In this post, Sr. Application Development Manager, Nandu Muralidharan introduces the TFS API set to help automate administrative tasks associated with managing users in Team Foundation Server. He also shares a set of helper components that he authored to assist developers in this space.   You can check out Nandu’s blog here.  This is part 1…


Monitoring, and Why It Should Come First In Your DevOps Strategy!

Senior Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, spotlights the importance of instrumentation and metrics as the backbone of your DevOps movement.  Monitoring has long been the secret sauce of DevOps. How else do we get feedback on our priorities, and actual metrics – not guesses – on which features are in use? What’s often overlooked though…


Using web.config transforms and Release Manager – TFS 2017/Team Services edition

Senior Application Development Manager, Marcelo Silva, previously posted on Using Web.Config transforms and Release Manager. That post was done on TFS 2015 and using the now “old” architecture of Release Management. This post will follow the same idea of deploying an application to Azure (App Service), but this time using Visual Studio Team Services and…


Scaling Agile using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

In the latest article on his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses how to scale the Agile software development process for large organizations using Visual Studio Team Services. When the Agile Manifesto was written about 16 years ago, it had a simple goal and that is to uncover better ways of writing software. Source:…

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Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes…


Technical Debt: A change in perspective

In a recent post from his blog, Premier ADM Shawn Gaul puts a metaphorical spin on Technical Debt with Steve St. Jean and Marty Donovan.   This series demonstrates how a metaphor can be used to change the way you look at this problem and thereby help to understand ways to overcome it. With that…


Assessing Operational and Technical Risk of Azure Solutions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington discusses why governance model, operations and architecture are all relevant in your cloud journey. By now, we should be aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to any individual or organisaton. There are plenty of case studies, talking about the scalable,…


Versioning and Deploying Salesforce Metadata using TFS/VSTS

In this post Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari will show us how to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or on-prem Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control system to version control Salesforce.com customizations. He showcases how the Build feature in VSTS or TFS can enable you to deploy customizations from one Salesforce development instance to a Salesforce…

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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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