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…


Windows Server 2003 Migration (Part 1) – coping when reality interferes with the plan.

In Part 1 of this 5 part series, Senior Application Development Manager, Chuck Goodspeed, shares insights and lessons from a large Windows Server 2003 migration. July of 2015, Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 came to an end. By this point of time, all of our customers should have migrated off of Windows Server 2003…


US Developer Ramp-up Series

The Developer Ramp-Up Series, offered through Premier Support for Developers, is a collection of webcasts created with the goal of teaching developers basic development skills. No prior knowledge is necessary. The current offering includes a collection of webcasts and hands on lab guides/exercises in the areas of PowerShell, Object Oriented Programming basics, Web Development Basics…


Spotlight on ALM and TFS

Establishing good ALM practices and learning to take full advantage of ALM tools is one of the best investments you can make with your team. Premier Support for Developers works with many of Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to optimize the use of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM tools. Whether you are…


.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as…


Premier Support for Partners: A Winning Strategy

David Weiler, Application Development Manager, explains how the Premier Support for Partners relationship provides value above and beyond traditional technical support. Most already know about Premier’s fantastic support for Enterprise customers and Software Development Teams. If you are running a business that relies on Microsoft technology, our offerings are there to help with maintaining a…


What’s next for Developers in 2015?

2015 is positioned to be an exciting year for developers.  Considering the momentum around announcements at Connect and with Build 2015 right around the corner, now is a good time to be thinking about modernization and cloud strategy.  If you haven’t significantly revised the way you build apps and run development projects in the last few…


Windows 10 Technical Preview is Available–Time to Start Thinking About Compatibility

Every new version of Windows brings new features and opportunities for developers, but also some challenges with compatibility of existing applications.  It’s never too early to plan ahead, so big thanks to Premier Developer consultants Maarten Van De Bospoort and Pat Altimore for this piece on Windows 10 compatibility. The beginning of this month Windows…

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