Congratulations Visual Studio on 20 amazing years! Join the VS2017 Launch Event

If you were developing code back in ‘97, perhaps you remember the mind blowing concept of Microsoft delivering a single IDE that could do it all.  Up to this point, developers were used to juggling debuggers, compilers, linkers, editors, and more to build integrated solutions.  It was a special time to experience development technology coming…


Multi-tenant WebAPI – simple admin consent

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon shares his application authentication experience in order to help you create your own Multi-tenant WebAPI applications. The VS.NET 2015 wizard for adding authentication to ASP.NET WebAPI projects does not support using the multi-tenant option. Here are some notes on how to implement this option yourself and create…

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How Do I Set Up A .Net Core WebListener With SSL?

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta outlines the steps to set up a .NET Core WebListener with SSL. I’ve been doing a lot of research on Service Fabric and Windows Docker Containers lately. These are natural platforms for .Net Core, which added another learning item to my list: .Net Core.As a result, I…

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Amazon Alexa Skills Development with Azure Active Directory and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web API

In this post, Premier ADM, Rob Reilly, walks us through building Alexa Skills using Azure AD and ASP.NET Core Web API. Background Amazon Alexa is a technology developed by Amazon that takes voice commands, interprets them, and then takes action by sending requests on to API’s to perform a multitude of tasks only limited by…


How to Remove the Server Header from WebListener

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta outlines how to remove the server header from WebListener. Sometimes enterprises or those hosting web sites wish to remove the Server HTTP response header so they can make it more difficult for an attacker to determine what type of web server they are using (IIS, Apache, etc)….

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Referencing a PCL project in both ASP.NET Core and Xamarin Forms

Thanks to Premier Developer Consultant Gustavo Varo for this prescriptive guidance on cross-platform development with Xamarin and ASP.NET Core. Back in March while working with Xamarin Forms and ASP.NET Core, I identified the need of sharing some code between both projects. My very first idea was to create a PCL (Portable Class Library) project and…

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Universal Windows Programming: What is it and how it can help

Mike Finley, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how Universal Windows Programming can help you develop one application that runs on multiple devices and form factors with Windows 10. More and more devices are now available for the end users to achieve an online and offline mobile experience.  Gartner believes that by 2020, 25B connected “things”…


Using OAuth2 with SOAP

Premier Development Consultant Marius Rochon explores the combination of Universal App Platform (UAP) with SOAP using OAuth2 protocol for authentication. One possible application of this approach might be migrating from WCF to REST and/or needing to mix REST and SOAP services. Although the sample uses a UWP client, the same code would apply to other…


Connect(); // 2015 on November 18-19!

Hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in this exciting journey. Get deeper insights into our exciting announcements with over 70 on-demand sessions. Interact with the engineering team members behind Microsoft tools and technologies to help you get started. Featured Speakers: Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and…


Visual Studio 2015 ALM VMs and Hands-On Labs Available

If you looking to familiarize yourself with all the great new functionality in our 2015 ALM toolset, here’s an easy way to get started.  Check out the Visual Studio ALM VM 2015 (including both Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015) along with many popular demo scripts.  Don’t want to download the giant VM? …