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Microsoft Flow: Expose Public APIs via Custom Connector

In this post we’d like to highlight an article from Premier Developer consultant Megan Meyer’s blog where she walks us through setting up a Custom Connector in Microsoft Flow in order to access data from her FitBit device.I love fitness trackers. I was excited to get the new Fitbit Alta HR, but some of my eagerness waned when I remembered ...

5 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Failure

In the second post in his series on risk management in modern software development, Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone further explores the concept of mitigating risk by reducing the impact of failures. In the previous post we discussed risk management, how many of us manage it today by attempting to control the likelihood of failure...

Git in Education

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Brian Blackman introduces one of our training offerings – the Microsoft Git Solutions workshop.With Premier Support for Developers, our customers have access to many resources including education. Case in point is our Microsoft Git Solutions workshop. This educational opportunity is a two-day ...

Docker Blog Series Part 5 – Understanding new container management features in Service Fabric

In the latest post in his Docker series, Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo talks about some of the new features in Service Fabric regarding container management. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric ...

Walk-through of using SSH to connect Azure VM Jump Servers

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Kurt Schenk walks us through setting up an SSH connection to Azure using a jumpbox. Using SSH to access resources is becoming increasingly common for Windows users. Some typical scenarios are connecting to Linux VMs from Windows development computers; another common one is using SSH to connect ...

DevOps and Finance

Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent recently posted this article on the relationship between Finance and modern software development practices such as Agile and DevOps.  It’s an interesting discussion of how you can bring finance and planning along on your DevOps journey.I know, who wants to talk about finance when it comes to ...

LUIS & Speech API Integration

Ever wondered how to integrate speech and AI into your application?  It’s easy with this tutorial from Premier Developer consultants Adel Ghabboun and Kunal Sinha! Have you ever wondered what are some of the technologies behind personal home assistants such as Cortana, Alexa and Home? Whether you want to tell your personal AI to open...

Designing a Cosmos DB database

Premier Developer consultant Julien Oudot brings us this blog with some considerations when designing a Cosmos DB database. The intent of this article is to summarize some of the key aspects to keep in mind while designing a database using Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. Sometimes ...

Microsoft’s Geospatial Capabilities

In a recent article published on LinkedIn, Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent highlights some of Microsoft’s geospatial capabilities, both past and present.Microsoft has for some time now had some level of geospatial capabilities but since Azure has come along there has been many developments on this front. In this article, I think it...

Async Main() is available, but hidden

Check out this quick tip on unlocking the new features of C# 7.1 from Premier Developer consultant Ben Williams.Ever try to use async/await in your Main method of a .NET app? You couldn’t before, but now you can. I just posted a quick tip about enabling this by turning on C# 7.1 features in Visual Studio (they are not enabled by default). ...

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