Legacy monolithic application – not a nightmare anymore!

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Srividya Annapantula who explores how emerging technical trends are changing the way we approach monolithic application. Dealing with a legacy monolithic mission critical application with millions of lines of code is a nightmare.  This is especially true if you are an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) with an…


Fast Start: Infrastructure as Code Using Azure DevTestLabs

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon teaches you how to get started with Infrastructure as Code quickly and easily using Azure DevTestLabs and VSTS. He shows how simple it is to use these two technologies to be able to deploy on-demand. A lot of folks understand that Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a…


Setting up a Spectator View Rig for the HoloLens

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Richard Newell who shares his experience building a spectator view rig for HoloLens. We have been developing holographic apps for several clients and needed a way to allow participants to see what I was viewing using my HoloLens. Microsoft created a hack a few years ago and…


Remote debugging Azure App Services

This post is provided by App Dev Managers Chris Westbrook and Susan Leighton who walk us through remote debugging a web application deployed as an Azure App Service. In this post, we’re going to look at debugging web apps deployed to an Azure App Service. Customers are sometimes apprehensive about using cloud PaaS services, based…


.NET Core 2.1 Update strategy

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Anant Dimri who shares some helpful Q/A around .NET Core patching strategy. We know that we can create two types of deployments for .NET Core applications: Framework-dependent deployment. As the name implies, framework-dependent deployment (FDD) relies on the presence of a shared system-wide version of .NET Core…


TFS 2018–XAML is back?!

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon weighs in on one of the latest announcements that TFS 2018 will include XAML builds. Starting in TFS 2017 it was announced that XAML builds were being deprecated. No big surprise to anyone paying attention as they are an older build system which had to go at…


Upcoming DevOps and Tech Conferences

Are you interested in learning about DevOps and the newest advances in technology? Do you want to challenge your development perspectives and current practices? Read this post from Premier Developer Consultant Brian Blackman to find an upcoming conference for you and your team to attend. All of us in software engineering are always looking for…


Sharing Deployment Groups Across Team Projects in VSTS

Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon walks through how to share deployment groups across team projects in VSTS, so you can take full advantage of your infrastructure and maximize investment in cloud services. One of the many recent enhancements to VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) is the adding of Deployment Groups back in 2017. However ever…


Monitoring Python Applications with Azure App Insights

In this blog post, Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari walks through how to use Azure Application Insights to monitor web applications written in Python using the Flask framework. Read Najib’s blog post here to learn how to set up Application Insights, download and instrument a Python web application, create custom events and metrics in Azure,…


Safe On-Premises Releases Using VSTS

Read on to learn how Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane addresses the idea of safe releases and incremental feature rollout for on-premises releases using Visual Studio Team Services. I have recently interacted with many customers that were clearly under the impression that they should only consider DevOps practices if they are doing Cloud development. So,…