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Should an application handle user credentials?

With development of standard authentication protocols like WS-federation, SAML and OAuth, there should be very few situations where a web application has to implement its own storage and logic for handling user credentials. This blog from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon enumerates the benefits of using out-of-the-box authentication ...

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...

Build development capabilities in the Microsoft Cloud faster with Premier Support for Developers

Hilton L’Orange, Senior Application Development Manager, shares how Premier Support for Developers can help customers rapidly leverage development capabilities and services in Azure. Today, many development teams recognize how valuable services offered in the Microsoft Cloud can be.  These services can make their lives easier ...

What’s next for Developers in 2015?

2015 is positioned to be an exciting year for developers.  Considering the momentum around announcements at Connect and with Build 2015 right around the corner, now is a good time to be thinking about modernization and cloud strategy.  If you haven’t significantly revised the way you build apps and run development projects in the last few...

Windows 10 Insider + Premier Support for Developers: A winning combination to get your app ready for Windows 10

Greg Roe, Senior Application Development Manager, spotlights the exciting new opportunity that Windows 10 represents for developers and shares several great suggestions to help you get started!   By now you've likely heard Microsoft's recent  announcement of Windows 10.  This is an exciting new opportunity for developers ...

The Right Services, Right from the Start

Scott Robinson, Senior Application Development Manager, walks us through a kickoff meeting with Premier Support for Developers and how we work with key technical and business stakeholders to build a delivery plan specifically for your business. There comes a point in every development organization when the decision is made to look ...

The Value of an ADM

Rich Maines, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how a strategic ADM relationship translates into business value for customers. What if you could have your own trusted advisor within Microsoft, a resource whose primary responsibility is to maximize the business value of your investments in Microsoft technologies? The ...

Development practices to minimize OS end of life risks

Derrick Sharpe, Senior Application Development Manager, talks about application compatibility and how to minimize the risk associated with OS end of life transitions. In case you haven’t heard by now Windows Server 2003 support ends on July 14, 2015.  Microsoft will no longer patch Windows Server 2003 for new security ...