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Testing your CosmosDB apps locally without actually using Azure


I think you’ll find this implementation of CosmosDB Server for testing your applications locally quite interesting. We will going through the following steps: Download node Make an empty package.json file Install cosmosdb-server using npm Create an app.js file Install cosmos dependency using npm Start your cosmosdb-server Make sure in your TestClass TestInitialize method to ignore […]

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Delete your resource groups in parallel using the az group command


Donovan Brown posted a How to on this earlier this year, I wanted to see if it was possible to do it using the az group command.  This is what I finally came up with. I downloaded and installed the latest PowerShell Core for Windows from GitHub releases.  I picked the latest preview V7.0.0-preview.1 release […]

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Release Annotations


This functionality had been available previously under the name “Deployment Markers” back when Application Insights existed under Visual Studio Online.  Release Annotations for Application Insights is an extension for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Update 2 that will create annotations on the Application Insights Metrics Explorer timeline. To get started […]

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The new web based Release Management “V.Next”


Release Management has been moving at a eager pace at Microsoft which you can see today on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  I have been waiting for this same experience to be available on-premises and I’m happy to say it is included with the Release Candidate of TFS 2015 Update 2! Lots of new release […]

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Join us for the Virtual Event for Microsoft Visual Studio vNext and Azure


A cloud-first, mobile-first, developer-first, virtual event Don’t miss the Microsoft virtual event for developers this November! Scott Guthrie, S. Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman will take the stage to show innovative, new Microsoft products, services, and technologies including .NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online. Dive deeper into the technical details behind the […]

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