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Getting Started with the Azure AD B2B Invite API

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Nick McCollum, who introduces us to Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration. Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) Collaboration enables your business partners to selectively access your corporate applications. In the original release of the product the invitation experience ...

Windows 10 and HIPAA compliance

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager Srividya Annapantula, who spotlights Windows policies and considerations for HIPAA compliance.Windows 10 is the best Windows OS so far. With all the shiny features, there has also been concerns raised in the Healthcare industry about any personally identifiable information (PII) saved on Windows ...

Looking back at Build 2017–Going “All In” on Microsoft Azure

In this post, Senior App Dev Managers, Latha Natarajan and Sujith Nair reflect on some of the improvements and announcements from Build 2017 that made it even easier to enable your cloud transformation.  If you have been meaning to review the buzz from build, this post is a good place to start! Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest ...

Maximize productivity with a large UHD 4K display (40” or more)

This post is provided by Senior ADM, August Banks who highlights the many benefits of having a large display area to increase developer productivity.If you are considering a dual monitor setup for your desktop using 24” or smaller displays, or if your think that more screen real estate would help you to be more effective and efficient then ...

Leveraging Windows Hardware Dev Center and Microsoft Premier for Hardware Development Support and Submissions

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Managers, David Huang, Charles Ofori, and Sheldon Ledbetter who outline important process changes for partners building Windows drivers.For many years, IHVs (Independent Hardware Vendors), ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who are writing driver software to ...

So What Is WebAssembly All About?

This post on the new WebAssembly technology comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. Every now and then people get excited about a new feature that is being developed as a web standard. One such technology that has been garnering excitement lately is called WebAssembly. It's a new way of running code on the web. Think ...

Yes or No Classification: Practical Logistic Regression

In this post, App Dev Managers Edward Fry and Sheldon Ledbetter explorer the practical implications of Logical Regression and how we’re using to solve problems in systems via Machine Learning. Logistic Regression. The very phrase is a mouthful. It's easy to imagine it being used by actors to improve elocution or by math professors to ...

Managed object internals, Part 4. Fields layout

In the recent blog posts we've discussed invisible part of the object layout in the CLR: This time we're going to focus on the layout of an instance itself, specifically, how instance fields are laid out in memory. There is no official documentation about fields layout because the CLR authors reserved the right to ...

Cloud Design Patterns – Availability

In this post, App Dev Manager John Tran explores some important availability concepts you need to consider when moving applications to the cloud.Moving to the cloud forces us to change the way we design and deploy applications.  The traditional way of application development for on premises infrastructure is not the same as development ...

DevOps with Containers

This post from Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais talks about his recent Channel9 video series on using Containers for DevOps.Recently I did a video series for Microsoft Channel9 on DevOps with Containers (thanks to Lex Thomas and Chris Caldwell for recording these). The idea was simple- show and tell how container technology can help in ...