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Premier Developer @ Microsoft Build 2017

ADM’s Bill Bevan, Marty Donovan, Russ Clark, Joseph Flanigen, joined Garrett Jacobs (Services Market Strategy Director) representing Premier Developer @ BUILD 2017. With another exciting Microsoft Build conference coming to a close, we’re inspired for the future, working with our partners on innovative solutions impacting the world...

Using Azure AD to enable partner access to SharePoint 201x

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon shows us how to use Azure AD to enable partner access to Sharepoint 201x. The following summarizes my experience with setting Azure AD as authentication provider for Sharepoint 2013 or 2016. This setup enables access to SharePoint for external users (business partners, customers). ...

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 ...

Limiting concurrency for faster and more responsive apps

When you have a set of highly parallelizeable work, executing it concurrently can be easy: Of course you'd probably want to track the work at least so you know when it's done: Calling Task.Run schedules the work to run on the .NET ThreadPool which is highly tuned and can likely get the work done as fast as you have CPUs to do the...

Blockchain as an Electronic Medical Record Lifesaver?

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. As of January 2014, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act required all public/private health care providers to use electronic medical records (EMR). That opened so much potential for technological advancements and better health care for all of us! Yet, the ...

Demonstrating the power Xamarin, Azure and HockyApp to fight Youth Homelessness

In this post, Omar Kouatly, Director Premier Developer for Northeast, NY, NJ, spotlights a cross-platform mobile app that uses the power of Xamarin, Azure App Services, and HockeyApp to solve the real-world challenge of fighting youth homelessness. Premier Developer consultants from the Northeast volunteered their time to contribute to ...

Garbage collection and variable lifetime tracking

Here is a seemingly simple question for you: Is it possible that the CLR will call a finalizer for an instance when an instance method is still running? In other words, is it possible in the following case to see ‘Finalizing instance.’ before ‘Finished doing something.’? The answer is: “It depends”. In debug builds this will ...

Empower your Cloud development with Microsoft Premier Developer

In this post, Application Development Managers Frank Ellero and Larry Duff, along with Technical Delivery Manager Dan Simmons, spotlight package offerings from Premier Support for Developers to help make your cloud transition a success. The Cloud. The quintessential IT buzzword of the 21st Century. It is a paradigm shift that rivals any we ...

Coding with My Daughter

When we started the Premier Developer blog, we wanted it to be a reflection of our team, our business, and the things we are passionate about.  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 ...