Authentication options for custom application when accessing data from O365

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Anant Dimri explains authentication options available to application developers who wish to interact with data in O365. A developer writing applications that interact with SharePoint (SP) data (Lists/Events/Documents, etc.) will be faced with several options to setup authentication.  While there are numerous blog and support articles that cover…


AI with an Online College

Senior Application Development Manager, Justin Scott, launched a new podcast this month you will want to check out.  AI exposed looks at the world of Artificial Intelligence– discussing some of the latest trends, interviewing industry experts, and having fun in the process. In Episode#1, Justin Scott sits with one of our Microsoft data scientists, TJ…


Documentation in a DevOps World

In this post, Application Development Manager, Chris Mason discusses the challenge of keeping documentation up to date in this fast moving DevOps world.  In addition, he spotlights DocFX and writes a build task extension which integrates it into your build pipeline. Overview We talk a lot about DevOps today and it represents a major strategy…


.NET Core Overview

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Sash Kavalaparambil introduces .NET Core and many of the features that make it a powerhouse for cross platform development scenarios. It has been over 16 years since the first version of .NET framework has been released. In spite of its wide adoption among developer community, todays cloud first…


Thinking about moving to TFS 2017?

In this post, Application Development Managers,  Sheldon Ledbetter and DeWayla White, share a few of their favorite things about TFS 2017. Thinking about moving to Team Foundation Server 2017?  Here are just a few highlights regarding improvements to the latest release:  One of the first things you’ll notice is the collection page has been improved…


Microservices Application Architecture: One Customer’s Journey from Azure Cloud Services to Service Fabric

In this post, Senior Application Development Consultant, Greg Roe, shares insights from a cloud transformation using Azure Cloud Services and ultimately, Service Fabric. I love helping customer’s optimize their Applications using Microsoft technologies such as Azure. In doing so, our team helps customers proactively vet architectural decisions, save development costs, and go to market faster….


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…


SSRS and the Case of the Out-of-Order Report Tables

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Patrick King shares a SSRS tip to help control report item order when it differs from what you may see in VS designer. I recently worked with a customer developing a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report that was rendering in a different order than what appeared in…


Azure App Service : Swap with Preview

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Nayan Patel, spotlights App Service deployment using Swap with Preview I was recently assisting a customer with an App Service deployment problem in Azure and came across a fairly new feature (Swap with Preview) that addressed the customer need.  App Services offer multiple deployment slots which effectively provides…