Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray comes to us this week with the first post in a new series from his awesome ‘Testing the Testing Strategy’ blog. This series will focus on the structure of the Visual Studio Load Test results database and how you can derive insight on the performance of your application from this valuable data source.
In this post, Senior Application Developer Manager, Paul King reflects on how an ADM provides value and drives results into the software development lifecycle as an organization grows and matures.
If you are reading this BLOG, you are learning about Microsoft Services and more specifically,
Establishing good ALM practices and learning to take full advantage of ALM tools is one of the best investments you can make with your team. Premier Support for Developers works with many of Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to optimize the use of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM tools.
If you write software or manage infrastructure, unplanned downtime will occur. Even with the very best people and process that money can buy, the unexpected still happens.
At Premier, we support Microsoft’s most innovative and talented customers but nobody is immune—not even Microsoft.
In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes.
With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as roadmap and framework announcements.
In this blog post, senior Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo demonstrates how to easily unit test an OData based Web API service which is consuming data from SQL DB using Entity Framework. The goal is to write unit tests which stub out the actual DB calls. We will make use of faking the DB Context and using a common DI pattern of construction injection. The result is a highly testable maintainable and cohesive codebase.
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). For this third and final part, we also strongly collaborated with Carroll Moon a Microsoft Senior Service Management Architect for Cloud.
Agile, Open-Source, and Visual Studio Online are all topics that quickly peak the interest of modern developers. This month, Microsoft Press announced a new ebook, freely available for download, from some of the leading minds in this space. The ALM Rangers are a special group for several reasons.
Sujith Nair, Senior Application Development Manager, shares his experiences working with a healthcare customer and the performance challenges common during open enrollment season. He also discusses how customers could use Azure, or the Microsoft Cloud, to manage such bursting compute scenarios.
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 feeling very smug.