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Dissecting the async methods in C#

The async series The C# language is great for developer's productivity and I'm glad for the recent push towards making it more suitable for high-performance applications. Here is an example: C# 5 introduced 'async' methods. The feature is very useful from a user's point of view because it helps combining several task-...

Blog of Blogging

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Marcus Fernandez sets up a blog using Miniblog.Core and Azure in just a few simple steps.Miniblog.Core a project by Mads, on the VS \ .NET team at MS, thank you.  I have been exploring dotnet core since it was released and I really like the idea of a more micro-architecture.  You control more of ...

Cloud Computing + Modern DevOps == Productivity Gains

In this post,  App Dev Manager, Omer Amin reminds us that thinking about old problems in new ways is critically important for maximizing the benefits of the cloud.  The Productivity Paradox...When new tools promise higher productivity, but fail to deliver.I came across this concept last weekend when I was reading Tim Harford's "Fifty...

Homomorphic Encryption 101

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais covers some of the basics of a powerful security & privacy tool – homomorphic encryption.I was recently exploring methods for improved privacy using various encryption schemes and stumbled upon Homomorphic Encryption that has a huge potential  in that area. I do ...

Visual Studio Shortcuts and Add on Tools

This post from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn walks you through customizing Visual Studio to work better for you and your organization. I like tools that make my development faster and more organized. The small amount of time it takes to invest in installing and learning these tools pays off in the long run! I have listed out...

Debugging ASP Core on Linux with Visual Studio 2017

NET Core and specifically ASP Core is an Open Source, High Performance implementation of .NET that runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. After you deploy your web application to a Linux server it can be difficult to troubleshoot when issues arise. In this article, I’ll show you how to configure your Linux test server and Development environment to allow remote debugging giving you all the greatness of debugging in Visual Studio while your code is running on a Linux server.

[Service Fabric] Auto-scaling your Service Fabric cluster–Part I

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall discusses building an ARM template that configures auto-scaling on a virtual machine scale set (VMSS). Like most people, whenever I need to build an ARM template to do something with Service Fabric, I'm browsing around Github or where ever else I can find the bits ...

PowerAppsPuzzle: Sorting SelectedItems

Premier Developer consultant Brian Gregor has launched a new series on his blog called PowerAppsPuzzle where he shows examples of issues and solutions in PowerApps.  Here’s an excerpt of the first puzzle in the series:Let’s take the scenario where you have a ListBox in a PowerApp that contains sorted information – either ...

DevOps is not for sale

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Robert Shanks who reminds us to put away the checkbooks and instead: engage, empower and encourage your people!I'm an Application Development Manager (ADM) on Microsoft's Modern Applications, Premier Developer team. In my role, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across ...

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