MSDN Flash - Volume 19, Number 18: September 9, 2015
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Technical Evangelist James Quick provides an intro to development for the Universal App Platform. Learn how Windows can run on different devices from phones to desktops, and contrast universal apps on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
Don Box, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Rock Star Developer, talks about the Windows 10 release, specifically about developing universal Windows apps. This is unfiltered access to one of the top technical minds at Microsoft. Tune in and prepare to be entertained.
Jerry Nixon welcomes Christopher Bennage from the patterns & practices team to discuss some of the proven practices and tools that are available to developers so that they can be successful on the Microsoft platform. Get free tools for developing on Windows 10.
.NET is open source, and with this comes an opportunity for developers to contribute to the growing OSS .NET community. This short “how do I” video provides an intro to the community and how you can get started.
Continuing DevRadio’s Microsoft for Startups series, David Giard welcomes Manohar Kamath, founder of Pursuits, to the show. Tune in as they chat about what Pursuits does, and how his team uses Microsoft BizSpark and Azure in their operations.
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We are releasing a new Windows 10 Insider Preview building to the Fast ring: Build 10532. There are bug fixes and improvements in this build over 10525, but also some new features we are very excited to share with Insiders. Read more for details.
What better way to get up to speed with building Universal Windows apps than to immerse yourself in the updated Microsoft Virtual Academy training course, the Developer’s Guide to Windows 10, led by Andy Wigley and Shen Chauhan. Get started now.
With the Universal Windows Platform in Windows 10, your apps will run on a number of device families and automatically scale across the different screen and window sizes. Dive into the responsive techniques used to optimize your user interface for different device families. Learn more.
Review what Cortana is, how to make Cortana have a meaningful conversation with your customer, the initial work needed to get Cortana integrated into your app, and then two of the many ways your app could interact with your end user. Learn more.
Two Dev Center features are being released for management of ads-in-apps: • pubCenter integration with Dev Center: manage everything related to your apps in one place • COPPA support in Dev Center: to define how to manage ads in apps whose primary audience is childrenLearn more.
We are making available several new SQL Database capabilities in Azure, in particular: • Two new pricing tiers for our Elastic Database Pool capability • New higher-end scale options for SQL Databases Both of these additions are available to start using immediately. Learn more.
The folks on the Visual Studio team have been making it increasingly easier to move from version-to-version with less impact on projects. This post examines the process of moving from Visual Studio 2013 to Visual Studio 2015. Read more for details.
Office UI Fabric, now available on GitHub, is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework for developers, designed to make it simple to quickly create web experiences using the Office Design Language. Learn more and get started now.
ASP.NET5 is a new open source, cross platform framework for building cloud-ready web apps using .NET. Watch this short how do I video to see how you can get an ASP.NET5 project running on Windows and OS X.
In part 4 of his Azure Machine Learning series, Technical Evangelist Sam Stokes shows us how to use R in Azure ML experiments. Watch this DevRadio episode to learn how you can incorporate your R code in ML Studio.
Check out the Windows 10 by 10 Development Series highlighting ten of the most impactful Universal Windows Platform capabilities. Each module is designed to help you build better apps and includes resources such as code samples, design assets, and related videos.
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