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Git in Education

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Brian Blackman introduces one of our training offerings – the Microsoft Git Solutions workshop.With Premier Support for Developers, our customers have access to many resources including education. Case in point is our Microsoft Git Solutions workshop. This educational opportunity is a two-day ...

Visual Studio App Center

This overview of Visual Studio App Center comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Sana Noorani.One of Microsoft’s newest offerings, the Visual Studio App Center, is a tool for streamlining the DevOps pipeline for mobile development. The product is an updated version of its previous product, Mobile Center, and has many more features...

Visual Studio Shortcuts and Add on Tools

This post from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn walks you through customizing Visual Studio to work better for you and your organization.I like tools that make my development faster and more organized. The small amount of time it takes to invest in installing and learning these tools pays off in the long run! I have listed out...

Debugging ASP Core on Linux with Visual Studio 2017

NET Core and specifically ASP Core is an Open Source, High Performance implementation of .NET that runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. After you deploy your web application to a Linux server it can be difficult to troubleshoot when issues arise. In this article, I’ll show you how to configure your Linux test server and Development environment to allow remote debugging giving you all the greatness of debugging in Visual Studio while your code is running on a Linux server.

Should I Use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code For My Next Angular Application?

This post on using Visual Studio to develop Angular applications comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh.I engage with a lot of our customers that work on Angular applications and I frequently get asked the following question: Should we use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code for our next application? The short answer is ...

Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server.With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS.If you are new to ASP.NET Core application deployment on ...

TFVC Source Code Control in Visual Studio Code

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh demonstrates how to integrate Visual Studio Code with your source control environment using Team Foundation Version Control.In this post I will be walking you through the Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support within Visual Studio Code. I will assume that you are running on ...

Resolving Azure ARM REST API Versions Conflict In ARM Templates

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun.Usually if you use the Azure Portal Automation Script feature to generate an ARM template and copy that to a new Visual Studio Azure Resource Group project, Visual Studio editor will complain about the API version that is used in the template and suggest a new version. It ...

How to Track Impediments in VSTS

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone.Note: While this post discusses impediments in VSTS, everything mentioned can be applied to TFS as well.Visual Studio Team Services (or VSTS) has great tools to support Scrum teams. The product owner can use the backlog and board to track the progress of individual teams or the entire ...

What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t in the full .NET Framework?

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Managers, Keith Beller and John Abele who ask the question, “What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t do in the full .NET Framework?”Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization is manifested in .NET Core, the most transformative .NET framework ever. Rebuilt from the ...