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mySQL, POSTgreSQL DBs as a Service

This post is from App Dev Manager, Omer Amin who spotlights mySQL and POSTgreSQL, both announced at BUILD this year.If you missed the announcement at BUILD earlier this year, Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL provide fully-managed MySQL and PostgreSQL database as-a-service for easy development and deployment using ...

Migrating TFS to a new data center

This post is provided by App Dev Manager, Steve Keeler who outlines an approach for performing TFS migrations to a new data center in a different domain and where there is limited or no connectivity between the current and target environments. Applies to: TFS 2013 | TFS 2015 | TFS 2017 - This article outlines an approach for performing ...

Updating Windows Form UI elements from another thread

This post is from App Dev Manager, Omer Amin who covers how to update Windows Form UI elements using worker threads.In a typical Windows Forms .NET application, the UI elements are created and updated by the main thread. This thread is also responsible for processing Windows messages. For this reason, it is recommended to keep message ...

How to Set Up Multi-Level Hierarchies in VSTS

In another awesome post about Visual Studio Team Services, Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone talks about customizing VSTS by creating a multi-level hierarchy.BackgroundBoth VSTS (Team Services) and TFS (Team Foundation Server) have a set organizational hierarchy. An individual developer belongs to a team. A project (also called Team ...

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