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Dissecting the pattern matching in C# 7

C# 7 finally introduced a long-awaited feature called "pattern matching". If you're familiar with functional languages like F# you may be slightly disappointed with this feature in its current state, but even today it can simplify your code in a variety of different scenarios. Every new feature is fraught with danger for a developer working...

TFVC Source Code Control in Visual Studio Code

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh demonstrates how to integrate Visual Studio Code with your source control environment using Team Foundation Version Control. In this post I will be walking you through the Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support within Visual Studio Code. I will assume that you are running on ...

The Forgotten Roles in an Agile Transformation

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Tuan Nguyen who spotlights the importance of Agile roles and contributions across the business.Most of the organizations I have been involved with that adopted Agile tend to treat non-developers as an afterthought. This is not surprising as Agile is usually driven by the IT department but it can be ...

Developing an Azure AD B2C multi-tenant application

In this post from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon provides a demo application that illustrates how to use Azure Active Directory B2C for authentication in a multi-tenant application.The 'regular' Azure AD has build-in support for multi-tenant applications. In that case, a user from any Azure AD tenant can sign in to an ...

Using ADAL with Angular2–Part 2

In this post,  Senior Application Development Manager, Vishal Saroopchand who follows up his first post to demonstrate how to pass and revalidate the JWT token. In my last blog posting, I explained how to use Adaj.js with Angular2 and demonstrated how to retrieve the JWT token from AAD. I also stated you can supply the JWT to your back...

Getting the most from your Premier Contract

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Mark Meadows who shares some tips on getting the most from your Premier Support for Developers contract.A Microsoft premier contract can be a very valuable asset to you and your company.  You not only get access to a wealth of reactive and proactive engineers and services, but an advocate ...

SharePoint portal on O365

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Michael Mano who walks through the basics of setting up SharePoint Online Portal. For a successful migration you need to have a good understanding of business needs and goals. The SharePoint / Office 365 platform delivered by Microsoft will enable customers to successfully manage ...

Surviving Hurricane Irma: Microsoft is a great place to work!

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Paul King who shares a personal story about what it means to be part of the Microsoft team and Premier Support for Developers. I have a fun hobby outside of work where my wife and I work on a Christmas light display at our home. You can see a sample video here, or check out our Facebook ...

Publishing and Managing your NPM Packages with VSTS

This post is provided by App Dev Manager, Andrew Kanieski who walks us though publishing and managing NPM packages with VSTS.Writing packages in the javascript world historically has been troublesome. The javascript community has been challenged with shifting and numerous standards for package development. In recent years the introduction of ...

Dissecting the local functions in C# 7

The Local functions is a new feature in C# 7 that allows defining a function inside another function. When to use a local function? The main idea of local functions is very similar to anonymous methods: in some cases creating a named function is too expensive in terms of cognitive load on a reader. Sometimes the functionality is inherently ...