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Exceptions are a type of error that occurs during the execution of an application. Errors are typically problems that are not expected. Whereas, exceptions are expected to happen within application code for various reasons. Applications use exception handling logic to explicitly handl...
Developing and deploying large-scale .NET-based applications can quickly become a time-consuming and error-prone process, as you waste resources and expose yourself to the risk of failure and diminished employee satisfaction. It may seem a trivial task at first, but as .NET development...
Clearly Satya Nadella has made a huge difference at Microsoft since taking office in 2014. The stock in 2016 hit an all time high since 1999. So investors are happy. Here are the key changes he has made since taking the role as CEO: Skipped Windows 9 and went straight from Windows 8 t...
Illumio has extended the capabilities of Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)™ through integration with Microsoft’s Active Directory groups. The new capability, known as Adaptive User Segmentation, dynamically calculates and provisions connectivity rules based on user identity to prevent u...
While this book was designed to be used by Windows System Administrators, any developer who has ever needed to write a batch (.bat) file will welcome with open arms the flexibility and power provided by Windows PowerShell. This book is up to date covering all the way through PowerShe...
My colleague, Jennelle Crothers, and I got a chance to chat about the usability and ease of use in this episode of Windows 10 series in TechNet Radio. She’s great and we had much fun doing it. Jennelle did a quick demo on how to make Windows 10 even easier to use.
Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft. Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture and operate a underwater. Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out. How is latency improved? drop the datacenter at the neare...
AppZero has launched a new version of its application migration tool that features an optional, high performance architecture that accelerates the migration of Windows Server applications over wide area or high latency network connections, typically found between geographically remote ...
ReSharper Ultimate is a license that combines all individual JetBrains .NET tools, as well as ReSharper C++. Each ReSharper Ultimate license allows a single developer to use ReSharper, ReSharper C++, dotCover, dotTrace and dotMemory. If a single developer uses Visual Studio to code bo...
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges; volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabi...
Scott Guthrie's keynote presentation "Journey to the intelligent cloud" is a must view video. This is from AzureCon 2015, September 29, 2015 I have reproduced some screen shots in case you are unable to view this long video for one reason or another. One of the highlights is 3 data...
If you’re part of a substantial development organization standardized on Microsoft development tools, chances are you’ll need to integrate Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio with third-party tools. The DevOps movement further highlights the need to connect a diver...
Early last year Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of PowerBI for Office 365. Office is the most used office program and PowerBI brings in great value by providing a self-service means to discover, analyze and visualize data leading to deep insights. Using PowerBI for...
Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just l...
Shipping daily, injecting faults, and keeping an extremely high availability "without Ops"? Understand why NoOps does not mean no operations. Agile development methodologies require evolved operations to be successful. In his keynote at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical ...
Everyone knows that advancements are very quick in the software world particularly in web development world. Web development technologies experience with .NET has never been so revolutionary like this, since its inception. It’s the first version of ASP.NET that marks a radical evacuati...
It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Why a series of posts on WS2003? Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Sup...
At Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA Microsoft outlined Microsoft's vision of IoT on 16th March. Convergence is actually showcasing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM products but as PowrBI is very much a part of IoT a large part of the talk from the CEO was on 'Azure IoT Suite' and how Windows 1...
The clock is ticking: the End of Support for Windows Server 2003, #WS2003EOS, arrives this July, as in four months from now. This means there will be no more patches or security updates and your applications and business will be at risk. New threats won't be addressed and WS2003 syst...
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will demonstrate the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructur...
AWS was in the premier position having had a head start of more than 4 years in the cloud related business. The lowering of prices by Microsoft; a new CEO; an emphasized bet on the cloud have all contributed to Microsoft Azure's adoption by the enterprises. One of the reasons for this ...
Just got the latest update for the OneDrive app and saw the new tags section that tries to classify photos automatically based on content. Tags range from #building to #group. It is reasonably accurate too, though I don’t take too kindly to baby photos being tagged #dog & #animal. ...
On January 21, 2015, Microsoft unveiled the next major beta of Windows 10, the Consumer Preview, with an event at the company's home in Redmond, Washington. As it is a major release for Microsoft we expected to see several new features toward Microsoft's vision on ‘Mobile First' & ‘Clo...
You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365. I was lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought I would share my initial experience. When you open Delve ...
This is one of the reasons lots of 'traditional' Infrastructure and Application Performance Management (APM) vendors have joined the DevOps mission and started offering many tools and products in support of this. While there are lot of merits in these tools, if we go by the first p...
Simply put, it is about collection of data from various devices (different types, different protocols, different complexity, etc) in real-time and aggregating and processing this incoming stream of data to provide useful information. This can enormously improve efficency and make the b...
For many of us in the enterprise software industry, modernizing IT while maintaining legacy systems is a tightrope walk where it pays to look ahead, stay balanced, and be nimble. As 2014 races to a close, those of us focused on terminal emulation software solutions have a responsibil...
Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and...
Below is my review of the first edition of this book. I have included it in its entirety and because it is rather short. This book does a great job of putting architecture into a view that .NET developers and architects can relate to. The book covers design principles and patterns, a...
Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) is one of the fastest growing cloud services delivery model. While there are some pure play vendors already in the race, considering the diversity of technologies in most enterprises , MBaaS may well be served better when worki...
Applications typically log additional data such as exceptions to different data sources. Windows event logs, local files, and SQL databases are most commonly used in production. New applications can take advantage of leveraging big data instead of individual files or SQL. One of the mo...
Isn’t it great to treat your girlfriend by cooking her favorite omelet every morning? In theory, sure, but in reality, chances are most of the time you end up with darn scrambled eggs instead. Let’s face it: you’re a great boyfriend but a terrible cook. Believe it or not, this is quite...
We have discussed new ways a User can install our Windows Agent from the command line. Now we'll explore more goodies for Users deploying the command line on Windows.
I hear this question fairly regularly and would like to walk you through how to host the controller in your own Azure cloud. First off, the pros of having AppDynamics with Azure: Have full control and ownership of the data collected by AppDynamics Provide additional security to acc...
Picking up where we last left off, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer continue our Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud series as they welcome Andrew Weiss from Microsoft Consulting Services as they show us how we can manage Docker containers using PowerShell DSC...(read more)
For Signing up for DocumentDB read here:http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-do-you-sign-up-for-azure-documentdb.htmlGetting to know Document DB - Part 1 here:http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/08/getting-to-know-documentdb.htmlIn Part 1 we found that we need to install Microsoft Az...
August 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization, software d...
Another name is price war and the battle is on going on all fronts. There has been news on the internet regarding Microsoft's pricewar with Amazon and Google vis-a vis its cloud offerings. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/microsoft-battles-google-amazon-...
This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft.  In this article, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leverag...
The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed...