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Universal Windows Programming: What is it and how it can help
Universal Windows Programming: What is it and how it can help
Mike Finley, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how Universal Windows Programming can help you develop one application that runs on multiple devices and form factors with Windows 10. More and more devices are now available for the end users to achieve an online and offline mobile experience.  Gartner believes that by ...
Azure AD client certificate rollover
Azure AD client certificate rollover
In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon gives us a step-by-step overview of how to use OAuth2 Client Credential flow with an X509 certificate. This Azure AD sample shows how to use OAuth2 Client Credential flow with an X509 certificate for authentication. Here is a procedure I use to periodically rollover ...
Using Client Certificate Authentication for Web API Hosted in Azure
Using Client Certificate Authentication for Web API Hosted in Azure
In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Razi Rais  gives us a step-by-step overview of how to add client certificate Authentication for Web Api Hosted in Azure. During recent customer engagement there was a discussion around client certificate [a.k.a tls mutual] authentication and how to use it with asp.net web api ...
US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – May 2016 Update
US Workshops, Webcasts, and Tech Talks – May 2016 Update
Premier Support for Developers provides access to a wide range of advisory and training options that include most popular developer technologies.  Options range from onsite, instructor-led workshops to remote training, and even access to a distinguished team of Developer Consultants for specialized advisory needs.  Content frequently ...
Maximize code on the Mobile Platform of your choice
Maximize code on the Mobile Platform of your choice
In this blog post, Application Development Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Justin Wendlandt, highlight the many options to maximize development productivity across a range of mobile platforms, including Windows 10, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and more. Contrary to popular belief, the Windows Phone application development landscape is not dead...
Web Test Plug-in for Authentication
Web Test Plug-in for Authentication
In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo gives us a step-by-step overview of how to add Authentication into your Web Performance and Load Test with Visual Studio. Web and Load testing are an essential part of application life cycle management. Within Visual Studio, we provide a great template to do web ...
Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks
Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks
Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell task or the PowerShell on ...
Passive is good!
Passive is good!
Here’s a quick read from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon’s blog.  In it, Marius gives some great reasons to leverage passive authentication protocols in your applications rather than writing your own code to handle credentials. Some time back I wrote about avoiding handling of credentials (creation/maintenance/...
How Microsoft does DevOps
How Microsoft does DevOps
In this blog post, Application Development Manager, Justin Wendlandt, shares a bit about DevOps strategy, why it’s important, and common areas Premier Developer can help your teams.   One of the core focuses at every enterprise or technology organization is how to deliver more business value to their sponsors. It may be ...
Watch the BUILD 2016 Live Stream
Watch the BUILD 2016 Live Stream
Microsoft continues to focus on enabling developers to do amazing work as businesses and industries transform in support of the shift to a cloud-first, mobile-first world. At Build 2016 we will present the latest tools and technologies and how they can help today's developers be their most creative and productive. As always, Build is ...