Launch Visual Studio from Bash on Windows

Since I’m starting to use Bash on Windows (WSL) more regularly, I added a quick way to launch Visual Studio 2017. Edit .bashrc and add the VS path (I’m obviously using Enterprise so your path […] Read More

Azure Event Hubs vs AWS Kinesis

With Amazon and Microsoft being the main providers for cloud based telemetry injestion services I wanted to do a feature and price comparison between the two. If nothing else, this info should help with an […] Read More

File Upload to SharePoint Online

One of my peers, Doug Perkes, wrote an awesome sample project on GitHub called Office 365 SharePoint File Management which demonstrates a multi-tenant MVC application connecting to Office 365 to allow a user to upload […] Read More

Check Users Browser within Office 365 Add-In

When writing an Office 365 Add-In intended to be run in Office 365 (as opposed to just an Office thick client, such as Word), you may need to be concerned about which browser your user […] Read More

Convert Office Add-In Web to MVC

Using Visual Studio to create a new Office Add-In results in two projects:  One for your Office Add-In (basically, the manifest) and another for the web project where you do the bulk of your work […] Read More

Open XML SDK Intro

Let me start by saying I AM NOT an expert with Open XML. I dabbled with it a few years ago for a small project I was doing and then merrily went on my way […] Read More

Entity Framework Code First Deployment of Azure AD Sample

If you’re interested in building applications using Azure AD (and really, why would you *not*?), the best code repository to be aware of is https://github.com/AzureADSamples. TONS of samples with documentation showing many different scenarios. This […] Read More

Using Event Hub and EventProcessorHost on Azure Government

There are few needs which apply to almost every industry when it comes to building software and solutions to meet the needs of that industry. Manufacturing, healthcare, industrial, education, home automation, military and public safety […] Read More

How to Install Windows 10 Preview on a WinBook TW700

I picked up a couple WinBook TW700’s from MicroCenter back around Christmas time and after seeing some good stability results running Windows 10 preview on my Surface Pro 3 I thought the tablet would be […] Read More

Get Started with PowerShell on Azure Government

Many folks using Azure Government probably have a subscription or two on public Azure. If you’re bouncing between environments and using PowerShell on each, it could become cumbersome to switch between them. This post shows […] Read More