From ASM to ARM – A real world migration

This post is provided by Senior Application Development Manager, Mark Pazicni, who walks us through an Azure migration exercise to move a legacy deployment in ASM to a modern deployment in ARM. Migrating from Azure Service Management (ASM) to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) can be a daunting task, but hopefully this post will outline some…


Using Azure AD to enable partner access to SharePoint 201x

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon shows us how to use Azure AD to enable partner access to Sharepoint 201x. The following summarizes my experience with setting Azure AD as authentication provider for Sharepoint 2013 or 2016. This setup enables access to SharePoint for external users (business partners, customers). While there are other…

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Build sets the stage for developers in 2017

Developers from around the world came together this week as our Build Conference kicked off in Seattle. It’s always an inspiring time to hear new product announcements and seeing many new technologies in action for the first time. Build is sensory overload to anyone who loves technology, but more importantly, this conference sets the stage…


Demonstrating the power Xamarin, Azure and HockyApp to fight Youth Homelessness

In this post, Omar Kouatly, Director Premier Developer for Northeast, NY, NJ, spotlights a cross-platform mobile app that uses the power of Xamarin, Azure App Services, and HockeyApp to solve the real-world challenge of fighting youth homelessness. Premier Developer consultants from the Northeast volunteered their time to contribute to an exciting project for the Connecticut…


Empower your Cloud development with Microsoft Premier Developer

In this post, Application Development Managers Frank Ellero and Larry Duff, along with Technical Delivery Manager Dan Simmons, spotlight package offerings from Premier Support for Developers to help make your cloud transition a success. The Cloud. The quintessential IT buzzword of the 21st Century. It is a paradigm shift that rivals any we have seen…


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…


Add Azure Antimalware Extension to a VM Scale Set

In this short but very useful post, Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script to help automate tasks in Azure. If you’re running a Windows Server 2016 base image, ignore this post because we’ve built Windows Defender in. However, if you’re running Server 2012R2, for example, and wish to apply the Microsoft Antimalware…

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Automating SQL Azure Server Firewall Rule Creation

For this installment of the Premier Developer Blog, Application Development Manager Herald Gjura shares some PowerShell scripts from his toolbox to help automate Azure SQL DB Server firewall rules. Problem to solve This is the problem I am trying to solve. I usually work with multiple Azure clients, who have granted me access to their subscriptions to…

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How to use Azure Resource Health API to gain visibility into the health of a VM, Web App or SQL Database

In this post, Principal Application Development Manager, Rick Caudle, demonstrates how to use Azure Resource Health API to query the health of Azure services. As a developer, I am always interested ways to gain deeper insight into the health of the resources that my solutions are deployed to, especially if an API is involved!  I…


Premier Support for Developers & Microsoft at Orlando Code Camp 2017

Orlando Codecamp is “a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies, concepts and practices.” Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Seminole State College in Sanford, FL, for Orlando’s 12th annual Codecamp.  Several Microsoft employees will be presenting, including Brian Swiger and…