Premier ITSM Testing Services: Anatomy of a Lab Engagement (Part 2)

Sanjeev Gogna and Charles Ofori, Senior Application Development Managers, discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available to our customers as part of a testing engagement. This is the second of a three part series to discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available through Premier Support and our IT Support…


A Smart Way to Host Your Training Labs

In this post, Application Development Manager, Wesam Darwish walks us through how to leverage Azure DevTest – a cost effective, consistent, and streamlined way for quickly deploying a virtual training lab in your environment. At Microsoft Premier Support for Developers, we provide a variety of training options and a wide range of knowledge transfer sessions…


Integrating Angular 4 Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh brings us this post on integrating Angular 4 unit tests into VSTS. One of the nice features of Angular 4 (and Angular 2 before it) is the introduction of the Angular CLI (command line interface). I like to think of it as a style guide coming straight from the Angular…

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Unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh outlines how to set up a unit testing project using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon and Karma. I was trying to setup a project for unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma and I quickly realized that there were so many moving parts that made it…

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Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes…


Web Test Plug-in for Authentication

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo gives us a step-by-step overview of how to add Authentication into your Web Performance and Load Test with Visual Studio. Web and Load testing are an essential part of application life cycle management. Within Visual Studio, we provide a great template to do…

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Dissecting the Visual Studio Load Test Results Database (Part 1–Intro to the Schema)

Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray comes to us this week with the first post in a new series from his awesome ‘Testing the Testing Strategy’ blog.  This series will focus on the structure of the Visual Studio Load Test results database and how you can derive insight on the performance of your application from this…

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Web App Performance : Are you listening to your logs?

In this post, Principal Application Developer Manager, Reed Robison explains how a periodic review of IIS Log data, often ignored and archived, provides valuable insight into the operational health and performance of web applications.   We recently posted about how a focus on DevOps is changing the way IT Operations and Developers work together to…


Unit Testing OData Web API/Entity Framework Applications

The cost of fixing bugs is lower if found early in the software development cycle. Unit tests greatly reduce this cost by pushing quality upstream. This helps prevent regression bugs and when coupled with TDD approach, provides a solid foundation for a complete test suite. Furthermore, teams are striving to push code into production more…


Why performance is critical in the Health Insurance Industry

Sujith Nair, Senior Application Development Manager, shares his experiences working with a healthcare customer and the performance challenges common during open enrollment season. He also discusses how customers could use Azure, or the Microsoft Cloud, to manage such bursting compute scenarios. What are enrollment cut-off dates in health insurance? Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act…