Build sets the stage for developers in 2017

Developers from around the world came together this week as our Build Conference kicked off in Seattle. It’s always an inspiring time to hear new product announcements and seeing many new technologies in action for the first time. Build is sensory overload to anyone who loves technology, but more importantly, this conference sets the stage…


Visual Studio 2017 Install Screenshots

Building on the momentum of the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event, many of you will be installing the latest drop of our tools.  If you would like to get a peek of the install experience before jumping in, Application Development Manager Al Mata shared a few screen shots and notes from his install experience.  Check…


Visual Studio 2017 Launch Recap

If you missed the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event last week, Senior Application Development Manager, Russ Clark, shared an event recap you may find helpful. Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017! Here is a quick roundup of information that was announced: Launch Event On-Demand Keynote – Julia Liuson Visual Studio…


Roslyn Analyzer Deltas for VS2017 RC3

In this post, Senior Consultant, Joe Healy showcases Roslyn tools in VS2015. One of my favorite features in VS2015 is the Roslyn based live static code analyzers. Interactive IDE feedback on my code gives me  ‘opportunities for improvement’ to my code.  Think FxCop++ without having to build your project.  I like to say “in your face”…

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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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New project type has XAML forms by default

Recently on his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy highlighted some new templates available to Xamarin developers in Visual Studio.  See below for the full article, but also be sure to check out Joe’s DevFish blog for lots more great content! Xamarin has some great documentation. The article at [ https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/xamarin-forms/xaml/xaml-basics/getting_started_with_xaml/ ] shows how to…

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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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Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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On Prem IIS Web Application Deployment using VSTS RM vNext

In his latest blog entry, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo demonstrates the new Visual Studio Team Services Release Management vNext tool for on premise deployments.  Here’s a quick peek at the blog, be sure to click the link at the end for the detailed step-by-step tutorial! Modern Lifecycle Development requires teams to be agile and…

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