MSDN Flash - Volume 19, Number 18: September 9, 2015

Top News Worldwide

AzureCon: Be the first to see what’s next. Attend the free, virtual event September 29.

How Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 work better together in the enterprise

Developing for Windows 10: Interview with Kevin Gallo

.NET Native – What it means for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers

Sponsors: Hibernating Rhinos, and Red Gate Software

New Entity Framework Profiler 3.0 tool

.NET performance issues?

“Quick Tips” with Windows 10

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.

MCP Insider Series: Developing Universal Windows Apps, Featuring Don Box

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.

Microsoft patterns & practices: proven practices for predictable results

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.

Introduction to Open Source .NET

.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.

Microsoft for Startups: An Interview with Manohar Kamath, Founder of Pursuits

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.

Data Science Virtual Classroom Course

Starting September 24
Join experts from M.I.T and the industry, partnering with Microsoft, for this five-week edX course. Learn key concepts of data science and machine learning with examples on how to build a cloud data science solution with R, Python, and Azure Machine Learning from the Cortana Analytics Suite.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10532 for PC

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.

Update to Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 video series

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.

Make your app look great on any size screen or window

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.

Using Cortana to interact with your customers

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.

New advertising and campaign tracking capabilities for Windows Store apps

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.

Announcing Great New SQL Database Capabilities in Azure

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.

Moving to VS 2015 from VS 2013

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.

Introducing Office UI Fabric – your key to designing add-ins for Office

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 from Windows to Mac (cross-platform)

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.

Using R in Azure Machine Learning (Part 4)

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.

Build better Universal Windows Platform apps

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.


Register now for TechIntersection
September 14–17, 2015, Monterey, CA
Get key insights on IoT, security, and architecture from Paula Januszkiewicz, Juval Lowy, Doug Seven, and others at TechIntersection. Register today and receive your choice of a Surface 3, Xbox, or Microsoft Band.

Let’s dev this. | Cloud Tour
September 22–October 29, 2015, nationwide
Use the new features of Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Azure to build a powerful, enterprise-grade cloud platform you can trust. Please join us for this full-day event to learn to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud.

Register Today: DEVintersection Conference
October 26–29, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Your favorite Microsoft leaders take you on a journey with exciting new announcements this fall. Industry experts and Microsoft architects help you navigate the new releases and technologies in over 175 in-depth sessions. They will provide you real-world solutions to take back to your company.

Student News

2016 Imagine Cup registration is open
Dream big and begin building your team for the 2016 Imagine Cup. Register today and be a part of the next Imagine Cup.

Get Microsoft Azure at no cost
Looking to leverage the power of the cloud, but not sure where to start? Microsoft DreamSpark can help. Sign up today to deploy websites and web apps to the cloud with Microsoft Azure.


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Downloads and tools for Windows 10

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Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free

Microsoft Virtual Academy – new training

Testing tools for web developers

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Free software and training for startups from Microsoft BizSpark

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