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Understanding how to budget for larger IT projects is critical. But it is the specter of unexpected costs and budgetary over-runs that can intimidate even the most seasoned executive. In this article, we will lay out the logic for major project budgeting and provide some rules of thumb to smooth out the process.
Microsoft Build is one of the biggest events each year for developers. If you write code for .NET, C#, or any other development platform on the Microsoft stack, then MSBuild is Christmas morning — tons of new toys to open up and start playing with. We asked notable Microsoft Community members what the biggest, coolest, or most important announcements coming out of MSBuild 2020. Here’s what they said.
As I write this, virtually the entire industrialized world is in lock-down quarantine in response to the COVID-19. And since we are obsessed with security, it will not surprise you that we have turned out attention to the challenges — some new, some that have been around for years — that are highlighted by the situation. Let's take a look.
While we are all working remotely — including at Microsoft — the team in Redmond has made a few important announcements this month. So let’s take a look at what’s going on in the world of Windows, .NET, 365, and the Azure Cloud at The Edge.
If you have been living in the Microsoft .NET ecosystem as long as we have, you eagerly wait for the second Tuesday of each month for Microsoft’s monthly scheduled update release that covers nearly all of their products and services. Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” is almost a monthly holiday event. The Patch Tuesday release on February 11, 2020, was bigger than usual and held a few surprises. Here is an overview.
Is .NET 3.1 Secure? The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer is that — just like with any development framework — .NET Core is as safe as the development best practices and maintenance deployed to create the code and keep it updated. Here is our overview along with additional references and links to keep your sites and applications safe.