Hi everyone. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a product manager on the Partner Services team. One of my focus areas is you the developer. I’m responsible for bringing content (like videos, blogs, etc) to our partners as well as designing services for you to take advantage of to build great solutions (code reviews anyone?).
In the coming weeks and months I’ll be sharing some of the great resources our Partner Consultants have been building for you. A great deal of it is free (never hurts to be free right). We’ll cover Windows Store Application Development, Azure, Windows Phone, Visual Studio, Dynamics, and plenty more, so stay tuned. I’ll also be sharing some of the ideas we have for things we want to bring to you over the rest of 2013 and asking you for your feedback.
Will you be at WPC? Then I’d like to meet you! I’ll share more on how we can do that soon.
Attention developers and aspiring developers, one of Partner Services very own, Laurence Moroney, has created a fantastic video for moving web services to Azure. Hit this link to check it out.
Also, be sure to follow Laurence’s blog for lots of great developer focused postings. We’ll also do our best to highlight them here on the partner blog.
If you are doing any type of Windows Store application development, you should check out the blog from the Windows Store Developer Solutions Team. If you haven’t met this team, they are a group of top level support engineers with some excellent insights into the world of developing for the Windows Store.
In this latest post, Matt Small, kicks off a series of 3-5 minute videos showing some of the coolest tricks for getting the most out of WebView in your Windows Store Apps. Check it out! If you like the post or have questions be sure to let Matt know.
In this 300 level session, you will learn the various options for managing identities, authorization, and authentication with Office 365 and Windows Azure Active Directory. We’ll review the considerations involved in understanding a customer environment and the implications for choosing what authentication method to use. We will demonstrate how to assess and prepare the on-premises Active Directory for synchronization with Windows Azure Active Directory, and will show how to configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and the Directory Synchronization (DirSync) appliance. Finally, we will discuss directory synchronization best practices and how to troubleshoot common synchronization problems, equipping you to see an Office 365 directory synchronization project through to completion.
Session PowerPoint Deck available on SkyDrive here: