Microsoft Enhanced Application Support: Supporting Custom Applications

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Francis Lacroix who spotlights Microsoft Enhanced Application Support. Custom solutions provided by consultants can sometimes challenge the development groups inheriting them. Perhaps they do not have the skillset to support them and enhance them, or they do not have experience with the platforms the solution was built…


Microsoft Disaster Response: Another great reason to work for Microsoft

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Rich Maines who shares his experience volunteering with Microsoft Services Disaster Response. “When a disaster occurs, you’ve entered a “new reality,” says Lewis Curtis, director of Microsoft Services Disaster Response. It won’t be enough to simply restore your systems and applications to where they were before –…


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Developers

If you are looking to maximize your productivity and impact as a modern developer, consider these seven habits shared by App Dev Manager Ketuan Baldwin. Reaching your full potential as a developer requires you to be highly effective. In this blog, I will discuss some principles that are important for modern developers to be successful….


Cloud Computing + Modern DevOps == Productivity Gains

In this post,  App Dev Manager, Omer Amin reminds us that thinking about old problems in new ways is critically important for maximizing the benefits of the cloud.  The Productivity Paradox…When new tools promise higher productivity, but fail to deliver. I came across this concept last weekend when I was reading Tim Harford’s “Fifty Inventions…


Getting the most from your Premier Contract

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Mark Meadows who shares some tips on getting the most from your Premier Support for Developers contract. A Microsoft premier contract can be a very valuable asset to you and your company.  You not only get access to a wealth of reactive and proactive engineers and…


Microsoft Best Places to Work – Chicago

This post is provided by David S. Lipien, Director Premier Support for Developers with a spotlight on Microsoft Chicago. Microsoft was awarded Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work 2017 in April. This was a great external recognition for the Microsoft team in Chicago. As a leader of people at Microsoft and part of the…


Premier ITSM Testing Services: Anatomy of a Lab Engagement (Part 2)

Sanjeev Gogna and Charles Ofori, Senior Application Development Managers, discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available to our customers as part of a testing engagement. This is the second of a three part series to discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available through Premier Support and our IT Support…


Getting the most out of your Premier Support for Developers Contract

In this post, Application Development Manager, Deepa Chandramouli shared some tips on getting the most of your Premier Support for Developers contract. Microsoft Premier Support manages the highest tier support programs from Microsoft. Premier Support for Developers (PSfD) empowers developers and enterprises to plan, build, deploy and maintain high quality solutions. When you purchase a…


A higher level of Premier Support for Developers – Premier Mission Critical

In this post, Sr. Application Development Manager, Wyn Lewis-Bevan spotlights Premier Mission Critical Support. So, you have a multi-million-dollar revenue generator that uses Microsoft supported technologies, either on Premise, in the Azure cloud, or both. Because it generates a significant portion of your company’s revenue and is therefore a mission critical application, you want to…


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…