Bash on Windows Productivity Talk

The bi-annual Denver Dev Day was last week and I had the opportunity to present a topic titled “Using Bash on Windows to Increase your Productivity” to an awesome room of fellow techies. The idea […] Read More

MobyLinuxVM Root Access

I’ve needed/wanted this a couple times so posting here to make it easier to find. When using Docker for Windows in Linux mode, it creates a Linux VM running in Hyper-V which actually hosts the […] Read More

New Service Fabric PowerShell Cmdlets

If you prefer to use PowerShell to interact with Azure and you are working with Service Fabric, today is your lucky day! Technically, //Build held a couple weeks ago was your lucky day since that’s […] Read More

Oracle Database on Docker for Windows

Coming out of DockerCon this year one of the announcements I was most excited about was from Oracle with their Docker support. I don’t know why I was excited about it as I haven’t used […] Read More

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