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DevOps – Bridging the gap between development and deployment

Senior Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, gives us his perspective on how DevOps can round out your application lifecycle management (ALM) process by bringing together developers and operations teams to simplify and streamline deployment and production support. A few years ago I remember leaning back in my office chair and ...

How to choose the Mobile Strategy that best suits your company

A lot of companies that are trying to adapt to the proliferation of mobile devices targeting different platforms have the following question on their mind today: What is the Mobile Strategy that best suits my company?  This post by Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh outlines some of the things to consider when choosing the strategy that ...

Windows 10 developer tooling is now available to Windows Insiders!

Windows 10 SDK, tools, and samples were released to the Windows Insiders Program website today!  Be sure and start with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the instructions on the dev center: http://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-10-developer-preview-tools.  Installation order is important in these pre-release kits. For additional details on...

Part 2: Security and the Internet of Things

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT). Part 1 of the IoT series was a primer on the subject matter, looking at it from a business value perspective and looking at some the important questions that should...

Microsoft Project Siena – Create a Windows 8.1 App with “zero” Lines of Code!

Rick McGuire, Senior Application Development Manager, spotlights a way to build and prototype applications using rich visuals, custom intelligence, and broad functionality, with no programming skills required. How would you like to be able to build a fully functional Windows 8.1 application that can be distributed to your peers and ...

What’s your software development capability? Try a Developer Foundation Assessment to find out.

Senior Application Development Managers, Pete Fuenfhausen and Paul Martissa spotlight how our Development Foundation Assessment can help identify areas of improvement in your development lifecycle. Do you wonder how effective your team is at building applications?  Have you ever considered that you may not be taking advantage of the best...

Using Azure AD to authorize Service Bus requests

Most Service Bus examples use symmetric keys directly in applications needing access to the Service Bus, usually as part of the connection string. That approach does not work so well with widely distributed applications, e.g. desktop or mobile apps.  In the latest post from his blog, Marius Rochon gives an example of how to use Azure ...

Microsoft HoloLens and the Internet of Things. Two sides of the same coin?

Mark Taylor, Premier Services Senior Consultant and David S. Lipien, Director in Microsoft’s Premier Services present a 3 part installment on the internet of things (IoT). Augmented reality brings the software world into the real world enabling mind bending experiences.  The Internet of Things brings the everyday world into the world...

Premier ITSM Testing Services: Features and Benefits (Part 1)

Sanjeev Gogna and Charles Ofori, Senior Application Development Managers, discuss the features and benefits of ITSM Testing Services provided through Premier Support for Developers.   This is the first of a three part series to discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available through Premier Support and our IT ...

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 ...