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Build and Deploy Node.js web apps in Azure App Service

This quick tutorial shows you how to build a simple Node.js application and deploy it to the Azure App Service, from the command-line. The steps in this tutorial can be followed on any operating system that can run Node.js.  

Zavier Sanders by Zavier Sanders

Starting from scratch with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary update, many of us will be upgrading to it. But many of us will also be installing it from scratch. You can cut down the time your machine is out of service by automating application installation with a simple script.

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

Using UI Wireframes & UX Mock-ups to Attain Group Consensus - The Art of the Dog-and-Pony-Show.

Creative Platforms are planned, scrutinized and scrapped and then reimagined from the ground up many times over.  If done correctly a creative platform can imbue a consumer with a magical sense that they themselves personify a brand.

This Holy Grail in advertising psychology… is the insubstantial brand equity that agencies strive to produce.

User Interface Design and the ability to shape a User’s Experience operates a lot like the pursuit of a perfect Customer Experience and how it builds Brand Equity

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

ASP.NET Core 1.0 - Quick Look at RAZOR Views new Tag Helpers

Of the many features that are being revealed through the ASP.NET 5 RC's and other announcements, one of the first things that peeked my interest were the updates to RAZOR views with the addition of tag helpers.  The cool thing about these new tag helpers is, it allows the developer to create Razor views that look more like HTML and less like C#.

Sam Figie by Sam Figie

HoloLens Point of View Glimpse

See an example of HoloLens first person point of view. Watch a couple simple HoloLens interactions such as 3D meshing a room, then engaging with holograms.

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

HoloLens Unboxing

Concurrency is excited to receive the HoloLens. Check out the first hands-on unboxing images, and see this historic device.

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

IoT Device Security

IoT is a huge topic, especially for enterprises. Many have been doing it for years, and many more are interested in doing it for the first time. Companies like Target have proven that it is often these smaller and non-obvious machines that are being used to penetrate systems and cause havoc or steal information. Utilizing an air-gap or analog segregations only make manipulations more difficult to detect. Microsoft has created a very robust set of Azure services to mitigate any qualms about using their cloud services, but what about their connected devices? Could an infiltrator access these to penetrate the system, or modify their programming to cause malicious damage?

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

Viewing and Applying Configurations in Azure Automation DSC

I’ve recently been talking about declarative configuration management using PowerShell DSC (platform) and Azure Automation DSC (tooling).  In the previous post we discussed how to get started learning about these concepts, as well as how to spin up your Azure Automation DSC instance.  In this post we’ll cover the capabilities of adding new Azure virtual machines, applying configurations, and viewing configurations.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Visual Studio Online Tutorial to Enable Team Tab on Excel

Excel’s Team tab allows for easy importing and exporting to/from Visual Studio Online and simplifies bulk editing of work items. You can enable the Team tab by following just a few steps, which are listed below

Kendall Saeed by Kendall Saeed