Wednesday September 28th
PSYaml is a simple PowerShell module that I've written that allows you to serialize PowerShell objects to "YAML Ain't Markup Language" (YAML) documents and deserialize YAML documents to PowerShell objects. It uses Antoine Aubry's excellent YamlDotNet library To start, you can simply load the PowerShell file and the manifest from its home on GitHub PSYaml ...
One of the things that we have learned from supporting RavenDB in production is that you by default, everything is a black box into which you have exactly zero input. And in order to figure out what the problems are, you need to use expert tools (WinDBG or VM MAP for example) that are typically more focused on developers, and not usually available in production.
This week we are rolling out our sprint 106 work. Here are the release notes. By now, the update has made it out to most customers and it should finish by the end of the week. Overall, sprint 106 was a modest sprint. It has lots of nice, relatively small, improvements and nothing particularly earth shattering.
Mobile is unlocking new strategic competitive advantages and revenue streams for businesses, which in turn is driving businesses to spend billions in mobile investments, creating tremendous opportunity for Systems Integrators, Consulting Partners, and Digital Agencies as clients turn to outside experts for strategic guidance on how to execute their mobile initiatives.
I've recently enabled support for Facebook Instant Articles, Google AMP, and Apple News on this blog following this enlightening article. It wasn't exactly plain sailing; AMP needs a logo, and a featured image set for every article (both of which must be above a minimum size); the Instant Articles plugin has a feed url which my feedburner plugin breaks; Apple News needs some real tweaking, but still strips out code blocks from posts.
We have now released TFS "15" RC2. We are using it in production internally. It is fully supported for production use. You can upgrade from TFS 2012 or newer to RC2. You can also upgrade the RC1 release to RC2, and you will be able to upgrade from RC2 to RTM (that should be a very fast upgrade, since there will be very few changes between RC2 and RTM).
Tuesday September 27th
Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Shaun Luttin as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Kevin Chalet. We're going to develop a secure single page application (SPA).