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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: (image) Launch Event Blogs...

Implementing Managed Tabbed Navigation with SharePoint – Part 1

Premier Developer Consultant Brian Gregor kicks off a new 3 part series with this overview on implementing Tabbed Navigation with SharePoint. Recently, I changed roles and have more opportunity to work in areas that have more of a development slant to them. One of my customers recently wanted to convert their Intranet portal into a more ...

Building a simple photo album using Azure Blob Storage with .NET Core

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Chris Tjoumas builds a simple but powerful photo album using .NET Core, Azure Storage, and WebJobs. Introduction If you’ve ever wanted to create a simple photo application to display an album of photos for each page, Azure Storage is a great technology to use. It is actually the ...

An alternative to ConfigureAwait(false) everywhere

In his latest blog post, Premier Developer consultant Ben Williams brings us this article on asynchronous code. One of the general recommendations you may often read is to use ConfigureAwait(false) in library code. This is so that when the library is used, it does not block the synchronization context in use by the application (e.g. the UI ...

Transforming Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Culture

When we started the Premier Developer blog, we wanted it to be a reflection of our team and business.  Unlike many Microsoft blogs that focus on one technology or product, you may notice we cover a lot of ground here.  Sometimes post topics are technical in nature, sometimes they are purely business or process focused.  Perhaps the most ...

Factoring impact of SQL Secure Login Certificate Key Length on SQL Performance

In this post, Application Development Managers, Lou Sawyer and Everett Yang spotlight the performance impact of certificate key length for login operations with SQL Server. The effect of RSA Key Length on CPU utilization during decryption is well documented. With a larger key size, we expect higher CPU utilization during decryption. ...

Discovering AuthorizeAttribute role names

In this post, Senior Consultant, Marius Rochon showcases how to discover 'AuthorizeAttribute' role names. The AuthorizeAttribute is used in ASP.NET code to decorate controller classes and methods which require authorization, e.g. [Authorize(Roles =“admin”)] public class HomeController : Controller { Meaning that to call any ...
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