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Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released!

(image) Today, we are happy to announce availability of Visual Studio 2013/TFS 2013 Update 5 and the release of Visual Studio 2015 RTM. This Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and updates, such as tools for Universal Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, ...
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Limited time offer for greater than 50% off Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN

(image) Visual Studio and MSDN provides one of the most comprehensive, feature-rich developer toolsets available anywhere.  We frequently engage with teams that would greatly benefit from everything these subscriptions have to offer, but lack access to a higher tier package that includes all the great benefits. There’s ...
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Ultimate Developer Workstation 2015

Premier Developer consultant Ivan Bondy brings us this series on building out a killer developer workstation. UPDATE: Ivan finished his series a few weeks ago, head back over to his blog to complete the saga of the ultimate developer workstation! This is the first post of a 4-part series: As a Senior Consultant for Premier...
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Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP Released!

Sharing on the excitement with our friends over in Visual Studio, be sure and check out the latest builds of VS2015 and TFS 2015! (image) You can Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads) or use the provided VM in Azure. Learn more about what’s in Visual Studio...
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Windows 10: The Next Chapter…with Holograms!

The live Windows 10 Briefing today was full of new information about innovative and groundbreaking technology aligned with the Windows 10 release.  Many of these announcements covered the seamless user experience across devices to make computing “more human”.  Spotlights included Windows 10 speech support and personal ...
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Using Bookmarks in SQL Server Management Studio

Today’s quick tip comes to us from Jorge Segarra, better known to the SQL community as SQLChicken!  Jorge joined the Premier Developer consulting team last year and has since started up a new MSDN blog.  His first post brings attention to a little known feature in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) which can help organize your...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview is Available–Time to Start Thinking About Compatibility

Every new version of Windows brings new features and opportunities for developers, but also some challenges with compatibility of existing applications.  It’s never too early to plan ahead, so big thanks to Premier Developer consultants Maarten Van De Bospoort and Pat Altimore for this piece on Windows 10 compatibility. The ...
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It’s PASS Summit Season and Premier Developer is in the house!

If you are a SQL Server professional, you probably know that November is Summit season in the US.  The PASS Summit is the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world and it provides not only a world-class training opportunity, but an opportunity to network and socialize with SQL Server professionals from around the globe.&...
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Developer Essentials Passport

If you are a developer or an IT Pro, you know that keeping up with essential skills is a constant challenge.   One of the primary benefits of a Premier Support relationship is having access to the many training options and advisory services available directly from Microsoft.  Workshops, Webcasts, Tech Talks, and Chalk Talks are ...
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Testing the Testing Strategy

Having healthy application lifecycle management (ALM) processes is crucial to producing robust software.  ALM guidance is one of the primary services the Premier Development consulting team delivers and our ALM consultants are highly in demand!  Our team is growing and this past summer we were lucky to have Geoff Gray join our team.&...
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