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Easily deploy SonarQube Server in Azure

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are a great asset to the VS ALM community, providing important guidance and sharing knowledge from real world experience.  Premier Developer’s own Kevin Mack and Steve St. Jean team up with the Rangers to spotlight SonarQube integration and deployment with Azure. Technical Debt is a growing problem for many ...

SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster

Does the marketing live up to the hype?  Senior ADM, Paul King shares some perspective from the field. Upgrading between major versions of a product can sometimes be a painful and time consuming task.  Development organizations often have to spend time going over depreciated feature lists to make sure that their applications will still ...

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/...

US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – October 2016 Update

Teams struggle to keep up with the latest technology trends, so training and knowledge transfer are important investments to build the expertise required for optimal application and infrastructure.  It’s a great way to proactively stay in front of technical gaps that can manifest in the form of implementation delays, architectural problems...
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HockeyApp replacing App Insights…definitely not…

There has been a lot of chatter about the roadmap and direction of Application Insights in relation to HockeyApp.  Senior Application Development Manager, Brian Swiger, sums it up. In Summary: App Insights originally shipped with a set of SDKs for mobile platforms that pushed telemetry data into the App Insights pipeline. It is these ...

Loading paged and related data from MS Graph API into Power BI using a recursive Power Query function

Senior Application Development Manager, Robert Reilly, recently came upon a situation where he needed to provide enhanced, adhoc, and drillable reporting based on a mix of data sources.  Leveraging Microsoft Graph API for customer data and using Power BI, he explores the power of using these technologies together to build a solution and ...

Referencing a PCL project in both ASP.NET Core and Xamarin Forms

Thanks to Premier Developer Consultant Gustavo Varo for this prescriptive guidance on cross-platform development with Xamarin and ASP.NET Core. Back in March while working with Xamarin Forms and ASP.NET Core, I identified the need of sharing some code between both projects. My very first idea was to create a PCL (Portable Class Library) ...

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