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Deploying a Site to an Azure VM using Web Deploy

Tom Dalba

Deploying to an Azure VM is a seemingly simple and easy process, but there are many steps, and thus many places to make mistakes.  Recently I discovered that many, if not all, of the online resources detailing this process are either incomplete or severely outdated.  Here I will outline the configuration and deployment process with up to date information, including instructions pertaining to the new Microsoft Azure Portal.
To get started, you will need a few things that this tutorial does not cover. This tutorial assumes that your Azure VM is already provisioned, deployed, and running IIS (Internet Information Services). The VM should be running Windows Server 2012 R2 or later.  This also assumes that you have administrator access to the Azure Subscription associated with the VM.
Configuring IIS on the Virtual Machine:
First, we’re going to need to install some IIS features.  To assist…


Synthetic Type Inference in JavaScript

Aesa Kamar

TypeScript is Microsoft’s Open Source solution to the dynamic nature of JavaScript. It served the job of making code safer and more maintainable, but a lot of people find it bulky and cumbersome to use. By enabling a new compiler flag in VS Code, you can get IntelliSense, static type information, and code completion for free. And the best part is, you can keep writing vanilla JavaScript!

To start, you can add a file called “jsconfig.json” to the root of your project. You’ll need to add some compiler options, and set “allowSyntheticDefaultImports” to true.

This allows the VSCode precompiler to get type information about your variables and functions, presenting you with handy information when you hover over a symbol.

You can get type information about primitives, or even more complex objects.

And your es6 class declarations too!

The synthetic type inference is smart and can…

BizTalk 2016: New Options in the Admin Console

Chetan Vangala

Last week Microsoft released a new version of BizTalk, and they’ve added some exciting new features. A comprehensive list of changes has been provided by Microsoft here, but we’ll take a closer look at a few of the changes in the admin console which make life a lot easier for BizTalk users.