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Microservices Application Architecture: One Customer’s Journey from Azure Cloud Services to Service Fabric

In this post, Senior Application Development Consultant, Greg Roe, shares insights from a cloud transformation using Azure Cloud Services and ultimately, Service Fabric. I love helping customer's optimize their Applications using Microsoft technologies such as Azure. In doing so, our team helps customers proactively vet architectural ...

How to use Azure Resource Health API to gain visibility into the health of a VM, Web App or SQL Database

In this post, Principal Application Development Manager, Rick Caudle, demonstrates how to use Azure Resource Health API to query the health of Azure services. As a developer, I am always interested ways to gain deeper insight into the health of the resources that my solutions are deployed to, especially if an API is involved!  I mean, ...

SSRS and the Case of the Out-of-Order Report Tables

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Patrick King shares a SSRS tip to help control report item order when it differs from what you may see in VS designer. (image) I recently worked with a customer developing a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report that was rendering in a different order than what appeared in the ...

Premier Support for Developers & Microsoft at Orlando Code Camp 2017

(image) Orlando Codecamp is “a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies, concepts and practices.” Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Seminole State College in Sanford, FL, for Orlando’s 12th annual Codecamp.  Several Microsoft employees ...
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Scaling Agile using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

In the latest article on his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses how to scale the Agile software development process for large organizations using Visual Studio Team Services. When the Agile Manifesto was written about 16 years ago, it had a simple goal and that is to uncover better ways of writing software. (image...

Azure App Service : Swap with Preview

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Nayan Patel, spotlights App Service deployment using Swap with Preview I was recently assisting a customer with an App Service deployment problem in Azure and came across a fairly new feature (Swap with Preview) that addressed the customer need.  App Services offer multiple ...

Validate input in Xamarin.Forms using INotifyDataErrorInfo, custom Behaviors, Effects and Prism

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Davide Zordan, explores the rich set of validation features in Xamarin.Forms. I have recently been investigating the support available in Xamarin.Forms for validation and, in particular, researched the possibility of using INotifyDataErrorInfo to complement the traditional approach of ...