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DevOps for VMs with VSTS and Octopus Deploy

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Jafar Jaffery shares insight into how to deploy web applications to virtual machines using Visual Studio Team Services and Octopus Deploy. You can use Octopus Deploy in conjunction with VSTS to deploy both on-premises or in the cloud in a repeatable and reliable way. Problem Statement The ...

Microsoft Enhanced Application Support: Supporting Custom Applications

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Francis Lacroix who spotlights Microsoft Enhanced Application Support.Custom solutions provided by consultants can sometimes challenge the development groups inheriting them. Perhaps they do not have the skillset to support them and enhance them, or they do not have experience with the platforms the ...

Microsoft Disaster Response: Another great reason to work for Microsoft

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Rich Maines who shares his experience volunteering with Microsoft Services Disaster Response.“When a disaster occurs, you’ve entered a “new reality,” says Lewis Curtis, director of Microsoft Services Disaster Response. It won’t be enough to simply restore your systems and applications to where...

Automating Releases to Separate Azure Resource Groups using both TFS and VSTS

This post is written collaboratively by Premier Developer Consultants Ilias Jennane and Daisy Chaussee along with App Dev Manager Wyn Lewis-Bevan. Read on to learn how to build a solution in TFS, release it in VSTS, and automate the deployments to separate Azure Resource Groups. Business Case: One of our customers recently challenged us ...

Enterprise Deployment of an Internal Load Balancer with an App Service Environment v2

App Dev Manager Mariusz Kolodziej kicks off this multi-part series covering the deployment of an Internal Load Balancer with an App Services Environment via ARM templates and PowerShell.Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is becoming the norm for deploying all resources (IaaS and PaaS) in the Cloud. This post is part 1 of 7 of a miniseries which will...

How Azure IoT helped me buy a new house – Part 4 – Azure IoT Hub

In the fourth post of his series, Premier Developer Consultant Steve St Jean expands on how Azure IoT helped him buy a new home. He goes into detail about how to configure within the Azure IoT Hub. In the first part of this series, I described the problem I was having, my hypothesis as to the source of the issue, and the steps I would take ...

How Azure IoT helped me buy a new house – Part 3 – ESP8266 Code

In the third post of his series, Premier Developer Consultant Steve St Jean expands on how Azure IoT helped him buy a new home. He goes into detail about writing the code for the sensor rig to send telemetry data to Azure IoT Hub. In the first part of this series, I described the problem I was having, my hypothesis as to the source of the ...

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