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Publishing existing maven artifacts to VS Package Management

On a recent customer engagement, we hit a situation where the customer had some artifacts that were...

Author: ahmeds Date: 05/18/2018

Use Nuget package 2.2 for VS App Center testing

I was doing a simple POC using Xamarin Forms, Xamarin UITest and VS App Center. I created a standard...

Author: ahmeds Date: 05/14/2018

Setting up a Windows/VS Jenkins VM Agent

Note – I am newbie to Jenkins. The steps below might not be best practice, but hopefully useful for...

Author: ahmeds Date: 05/11/2018

How HITS Solutions Is Using Xamarin.Forms To Offer A Productivity App That Manages Employee Development Plans

HITS Products | HITS Customers | Contact HITS Microsoft and HITS teamed up to build Azure-backed...

Author: Sherif El Mahdi Date: 09/30/2017

Develop and Scale applications using OpenShift

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host,...

Author: Francois Smith (AEM) Date: 09/02/2017

Interested in running Red Hat Ansible Tower, OpenShift or RHEL on Azure?

Learn how to automate infrastructure on Azure using Red Hat Ansible!  Microsoft partner Spektra...

Author: Francois Smith (AEM) Date: 09/02/2017

Public preview of Azure Event Grid

Keen to try out the public preview of Azure Event Grid? Azure Event Grid is a fully managed event...

Author: Francois Smith (AEM) Date: 09/02/2017

.NET Core 2.0 released

In case you have missed this recent announcement? .NET Core 2.0 is now generally available. What is...

Author: Francois Smith (AEM) Date: 09/02/2017

Empower Event coming on the 26&27th May 2016

Technology is one of the major driving forces behind the evolution of how business gets done as well...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 05/11/2016

Dev Camps – IoT Jhb, Dbn, CT

  Microsoft Dev Camp is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 02/08/2016

Introducing DevConf: A community organized conference for developers

  Coming up on the 8th March in Johannesburg is a new full day conference for all software...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 01/28/2016

Getting to know IoT on the Windows Stack–Part 1

Abstract This series of posts will detail my somewhat bumbling ordeal of becoming more informed when...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 01/28/2016

[Event] - TFS 2015 Open For All

TFS 2015 - Open for all!? TFS and VSO are undergoing quite a lot of changes, both in functionality...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 11/04/2015

ALM and Visual Studio 2015 Virtual Machines and Hands on Labs

Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) is core to the success of creating and delivering...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 11/04/2015

ALM Days Byte Sized Sessions - Cape Town

Neil Zeeman from Team Foundation Consulting is running a special event that focuses on Team...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 09/03/2015

Microsoft Cloud Dev Day is coming Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban this September

Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 09/01/2015

Event - Preparation for the NUI, a developers survival guide

We have a great event happening on Friday the 4th of September 2015. Bronwen Zande and John O'Brien...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 08/31/2015

SQLSaturdays Events

September is a big month for Data Platform in SA. The team will be hosting 3 SQLSaturdays in JHB on...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 08/27/2015

//build/Johannesburg – 12 June 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015, Build Tour Johannesburg brings the Build experience to you to gain...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 04/14/2015

Up coming events April – June 2015

We have a number of great events coming in following months. First big event to be spoken of is the...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 04/09/2015

Research suggests software development projects usually fail due to management issues rather than technical mistakes.

Research suggests software development projects usually fail due to management issues rather than...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 03/10/2015

Developer Event – What’s new coming to Jhb, CT and Dbn

  Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 02/26/2015

Visual Studio Feature Walkthrough – Part 1

Abstract This is a series of posts that goes through the new features of Visual Studio. This...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 01/20/2015

Join us for Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure event with live Q&A with Product Team

A few weeks ago Microsoft hosted an event in New York callConnect(); where some key announcements...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 11/28/2014

Cloud Camp Content

We recently ran a Cloud Camp in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town showcasing some of the great...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 11/19/2014

Handling Azure credit limits

Azure like most other cloud services has a free tier or you can get some credit upfront when you...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 11/11/2014

Getting Started with Azure and/or VS Online using your MSDN benefits

During the last month we delivered some sessions around DevOps as well as software quality. One of...

Author: southafrica Date: 11/10/2014

Zoaib to Speak at Community Night

On the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft hosts a variety of technical communities at the...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 10/06/2014

Microsoft Dev Day Content

Jarrod and I recently went on a tour around South Africa to present on some great technologies such...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 09/30/2014

Some Recent Product and Policy Updates

It has been a while since I posted some content. Before I leave it any longer here is a round-up of...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 09/22/2014

Microsoft Dev Day

Developing and Testing Mobile Solutions Across a variety of devices This one day workshop will cover...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 09/15/2014

A Day of DevOps, Release Management, Software Quality and Agile Project Requirements Management (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

  Registration Details Cost: Free Cape Town – 10 Sept: Book here Johannesburg – 15 Sept (yes a...

Author: southafrica Date: 08/31/2014

Building a simple executive toy using Kinect for Windows v2 and Unity3D

  Abstract This article will look into how to leverage the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 device to...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 08/15/2014

Team Foundation Server Training

Recently, I seem to be receiving a decent number of requests around training for Team Foundation...

Author: southafrica Date: 08/15/2014

Events–PTA and JHB - Application Lifecycle Management with TFS and Visual Studio

We are delivering some small events focussed around using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio...

Author: southafrica Date: 06/20/2014

Build 2014 – Amazing speakers and breadth of topics

Don’t miss out on this years //build/ event starting tomorrow. It is the Microsoft developer event...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 04/01/2014

Generating Noise for applications

Abstract This article goes into depth around four different types of noise generation algorithms. We...

Author: Dave Russell (Technical Evangelist) Date: 03/26/2014

Introducing Release Management for Team Foundation Server

Come and learn about the new Release Management for Team Foundation Server (formerly known as...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 03/17/2014

Improve your Application Lifecycle Management Processes with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

Join us for an event where you will learn about how Microsoft’s application lifecycle management...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 03/17/2014

The 6 Pillars of a quality App

Pillar 1: Unique Concept or Idea But all the apps have been written already… This is where I think...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 03/11/2014

Location Intelligence

As mobile phones and tablets grow to be the dominant way people access information there is an extra...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 03/05/2014

Updated: BUILD 2014 Keynote Live Stream

The next Build event is rapidly approaching, the event kicks off on 2 April in San Francisco at the...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 03/03/2014

Upcoming Dev Camps in Cape Town & Durban

A deep dive into Windows App Development. Microsoft Dev Camps are expert led, low-cost, hands-on...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 02/27/2014

Understanding your SAFe's & Kanban's from your Scrums

It's more a flash flood through industries and organisations. Scrum, SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework),...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 02/10/2014

More Control for App Developers

You may have missed some of the subtle changes we have made to the certification requirements in...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 01/28/2014

Kaizania Academies Workshop: Agile Project Management with Microsoft TFS Planning and Requirements Management

The Agile Project Management with Microsoft TFS Planning and Requirements Management is a 3-day...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 12/19/2013

The 500K Problem

Having over 500 000 people download your app is a nice problem to have. This is the problem...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 12/10/2013

Build your App and Win

Build 3 or more Windows 8.1 apps and you could win amazing getaways and gadgets! What you can win!...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 12/09/2013

Kick off the new year with ALM Days hosted by Team Foundation Consulting

ALM Days will provide some insight, advice, strategies and techniques to get the end-to-end...

Author: Jarrod Hermer Date: 11/27/2013

End to End Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

We are running 2 smallish events focussed around using TFS and Visual Studio for managing your...

Author: southafrica Date: 11/25/2013

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