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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Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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Strategic Partnerships in an Agile World

Bryan Towne, Sr. Application Development Manager, discusses the advantages of strategic partnership in this fast moving technical landscape.  You should expect more.  Here’s why. What is a strategic partner? In the course of my professional career I have had interactions with customers of all types.  Some were small, independent software vendors (ISVs) and  some were…


On Prem IIS Web Application Deployment using VSTS RM vNext

In his latest blog entry, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo demonstrates the new Visual Studio Team Services Release Management vNext tool for on premise deployments.  Here’s a quick peek at the blog, be sure to click the link at the end for the detailed step-by-step tutorial! Modern Lifecycle Development requires teams to be agile and…

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Microservices and Service Fabric – The Future Architecture?

Rick McGuire, Senior ADM, provides an introduction to Microservices, an increasingly effective architecture to enable agile development with complex systems. Microservices are a hot topic these days as more companies are looking for ways to simplify managing complex enterprise applications. If you are not familiar with microservices, the idea is to break up complex monolithic…


Can lessons learned in manufacturing apply to IT?

Our technology landscape has never been more diverse.  Developers are taking on an increasingly broad range of tools and skill sets under the flag of innovation and agility.  Senior ADM, Rob Reilly reflects on experiences in the manufacturing industry to ask important questions about efficiency, creativity, and maturity. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-lessons-learned-manufacturing-apply-rob-reilly?trk=pulse_spock-articles   Premier Support for Developers provides…