Over the last few months I’ve seen a lot of comments about Microsoft Virtual Academy being retired, in addition to a fair amount of traffic going to an article I posted about Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) being retired January 31, 2019. It’s important to note that Microsoft hasn’t abandoned the learning community. They’ve actually been…Microsoft Learn is the new Microsoft Virtual Academy — Build Azure
In this article we will run through a couple of scenarios using the UWP TeachingTip control. This relatively new control is an animated flyout that according to the documentation “draws the user’s attention on new or important updates and features, remind a user of nonessential options that would improve the experience, or teach a user how a task should be completed”.
The high quality of this official documentation made us decide to skip a high-level introduction and to immediately expose the TeachingTip control to some more challenging ‘enterprise-ish’ scenarios. Here are the things you can expect us to cover in this article:
- programmatically creating a TeachingTip,
- precision targeting a XAML control,
- state management,
- auto-hiding a TeachingTip on time-out and navigation, and
- building an inherited control.
We also added a sample that expresses our concerns on the light dismiss behavior, and identified an interesting use case for the TeachingTip as ‘Form…
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SQL: Think that varchar(10) means 10 characters ? If so, think again… – The Bit Bucket
— Read on blog.greglow.com/2019/07/25/sql-think-that-varchar-characters-if-so-think-again/
What are the Benefits of Employing a Microsoft MVP?
— Read on www.nz365guy.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-employing-a-microsoft-mvp/
Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Plato.Core, a port of our popular Plato.NET library for .NET to the .NET Core framework.
Plato.Core supports the following features:
- Object Mapper
- Memory Cache
- Support for ActiveMQ
- Support for RabbitMQ
- Support for Redis cache
To get started, search for Plato.NetCore on NuGet.org from within Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. Take a look and let us know what you think and please contribute!
The ReflectSoftware Team
NOTE: This post was reposted on https://blog.reflectsoftware.com .
Microsoft recently released information around the new Azure DevOps exam: – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-400.aspx
This blog post will cover available learning materials and docs links to information relevant to the exam AZ-400, links to these articles will be updated regularly.
Hopefully this will give you a head start on what you need to learn in order to pass the AZ-400 exam.
Introducing Azure DevOps – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-devops/ and https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/devops/
And how about some free Azure DevOps labs – https://azuredevopslabs.com/
Design a DevOps Strategy (20-25%)
Recommend a migration and consolidation strategy for DevOps tools – Analyze existing artifact (e.g. deployment packages, NuGet) and container repositories
– Analyze existing test management tools
– Analyze existing work management tools
– Recommend migration and integration strategies for artifact repositories, source control, test management, and work management
Azure Test Plans – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/devops/test-plans/
Azure Boards – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/get-started/what-is-azure-boards?view=vsts&tabs=new-nav
Migrate to Azure DevOps – https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/azure/devops/articles/migration-overview?view=vsts
Design and implement an Agile…
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Azure File is a service in Azure Storage Accounts such that I look at it a managed network file share. For a further introduction read Introduction to Azure Files
A practical use case for me in a development team scenario is where each team member has its own or shared Azure Virtual Machine and there is a need to share files. A traditional approach I have seen is using on-premises network file shares.
The type of files one can store are software installation files, scripts, local Git repos, developer and system admin documentation, etc. But I wouldn’t suggest this to be a replacement for project and document management solutions such as SharePoint or TFS.
Other alternative approaches may not feasible such as Dropbox or online cloud drives where they have network policies and security policies that discourage or limit use. Or on-premises network file shares may not be accessible or the…
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Logic Apps is an Azure service for enterprise integration. It comes with many connectors including from outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. In this blog post, I will show an implementation and key implementation points that will facilitate an approval process for approving a document in SharePoint Online.
- User publishes a document for approval.
- Assigned approver gets an email to either approve or reject
- Document is set as approved or rejected.
The business process will be integrating the following three Office 365 services.
- SharePoint Online – Document Library
- Office 365 User Profile with Email
The Logic App Design
- To trigger this Logic App, it done through any modification of the document item properties such as the user action of publishing.
- We must get the file metadata of the document specifically the ETag which represents the file version. This is for future use. Note this is not…
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The last few years, RightScale has been surveying organizations and putting together the annual “State of the Cloud Report”. The survey includes data collected from 997 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations, and focuses on gathering information about their adoption of the Cloud. Some of the metric included in the report show the…