SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 – Always Encrypted

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Chris Tjoumas who provides an overview of Always Encrypted with SQL Server 2016. Introduction In this post, I want to focus on the Always Encrypted security feature of SQL Server 2016 SP1, specifically with the Express edition. This post is motivated by a customer who was…


Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server. With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS. If you are new…


The Forgotten Roles in an Agile Transformation

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Tuan Nguyen who spotlights the importance of Agile roles and contributions across the business. Most of the organizations I have been involved with that adopted Agile tend to treat non-developers as an afterthought. This is not surprising as Agile is usually driven by the IT department but…


Using ADAL with Angular2–Part 2

In this post,  Senior Application Development Manager, Vishal Saroopchand who follows up his first post to demonstrate how to pass and revalidate the JWT token. In my last blog posting, I explained how to use Adaj.js with Angular2 and demonstrated how to retrieve the JWT token from AAD. I also stated you can supply the…


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…


SharePoint portal on O365

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Michael Mano who walks through the basics of setting up SharePoint Online Portal. For a successful migration you need to have a good understanding of business needs and goals. The SharePoint / Office 365 platform delivered by Microsoft will enable customers to successfully manage information for…


Surviving Hurricane Irma: Microsoft is a great place to work!

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Paul King who shares a personal story about what it means to be part of the Microsoft team and Premier Support for Developers. I have a fun hobby outside of work where my wife and I work on a Christmas light display at our home. You…


Publishing and Managing your NPM Packages with VSTS

This post is provided by App Dev Manager, Andrew Kanieski who walks us though publishing and managing NPM packages with VSTS. Writing packages in the javascript world historically has been troublesome. The javascript community has been challenged with shifting and numerous standards for package development. In recent years the introduction of NodeJS has breathed life…


Getting Started with the Azure AD B2B Invite API

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Nick McCollum, who introduces us to Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration. Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) Collaboration enables your business partners to selectively access your corporate applications. In the original release of the product the invitation experience required a user to craft a comma-separated…


Windows 10 and HIPAA compliance

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Srividya Annapantula, who spotlights Windows policies and considerations for HIPAA compliance. Windows 10 is the best Windows OS so far. With all the shiny features, there has also been concerns raised in the Healthcare industry about any personally identifiable information (PII) saved on Windows 10 devices….