MSDN Flash - Volume 19, Number 23: November 20, 2015

Top News Worldwide

Build and deploy your app on any platform – Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Insights from Connect(); – over 80 on-demand videos

Connect(); 2015 news from Microsoft Technical Fellow Brian Harry

Introducing the Microsoft Graph – the easiest way to call Microsoft APIs

Sponsors: Dev Express, and Red Gate Software

Touch-optimized hybrid apps

Have you got SQL fingers?

Get the latest on ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core
Get an overview of the latest updates from Scott Hanselman, and get more details in new videos about ASP.NET 5 and Web Tooling and .NET Core.

Learn what’s new in .NET 2015
Jay Schmelzer provides an end-to-end view of the latest updates to the .NET 2015 universe. He’ll go over the full stack, including technologies such as ASP.NET, WPF, WinForms, and managed languages. Watch now.

Announcing Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 – standalone C++ tools for build environments
C++ tools are now available via standalone installer that lays down only the tools required to build C++ projects, without installing the Visual Studio IDE. This new installer is meant to streamline delivery of the C++ build tools in your build environments and continuous-integration systems.

Introducing EdgeHTML 13, our first platform update for Microsoft Edge
With EdgeHTML 13, we’re excited to deliver a broad set of major new platform features only a few months after the first public release of Microsoft Edge, as an automatic update to all Current Branch customers of Windows 10. Read more for details.

What’s new in TypeScript
In this video, Bill Ticehurst demonstrates some of the new developments in TypeScript, including better editor support, improvements when working with dynamic JavaScript code patterns, richer module support, an easier way to manage library definitions, support for React/JSX and Angular2, and various other new features.

Windows Bridge for iOS: Where we are and where we are headed
Check out this blog post for what we’ve been working on for the last few months, some new tools we’re building to help you get started with the bridge and what’s coming next.

Visual Studio Emulator for Android
Make deploying, testing, and debugging your Android apps a breeze with our fast, free, best-of-breed Android emulator. Experience first-class integration with Visual Studio 2015 or work in Java with your favorite Android tools over ADB. Watch this video for details.

Increase your app’s reach with Windows Store for Business
We announced earlier this year that a new storefront for businesses and organizations would be launching this fall. The new unified Windows Dev Center opened in July and the first release of Windows Store for Business is now available to organizations in 21 markets.

First major update for Windows 10 now available for PCs and tablets
With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One.

Learn how video provides easy-to-integrate in-app monetization options
You’ve got a great app, and your users are loyal. You don’t want to charge them money, but you’d still like to get paid, right? Take a closer look at in-app advertising with video ads. Learn more, plus earn points.

AppStudio - How to Add Script to the HTML Widget
Learn why AppStudio for Windows is a fantastic tool for creating Windows 10 apps. The HTML widget in AppStudio is very convenient for displaying static HTML content. See best practices for scripting, styling, and source code generation.

A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10
Find out how simple it is to create outstanding UX tailored to a variety of device types with the Universal Windows Platform and Visual Studio. Learn from expert instructors how to take an app from the Visual Studio 2015 designer all the way to the Windows Store.

Java debugging and language support for Android in Visual Studio
Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC adds support for debugging Java source files that are part of your Android projects and, with the help of an extension, you can get IntelliSense and Browsing assistance for these files in the editor.

Secure the value you create – application risk and security management
December 8 and 15, 2015, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Learn how to implement an effective application security and risk management program without compromising development schedule, budget, or goals. Examples leveraging Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, and PreEmptive Solutions will be used for illustration.

Vungle SDK for Windows 10 released
Microsoft is proud to announce our partnership with Vungle, the leading in-app video ad platform at Connect (); //2015. Vungle has released the Vungle SDK for Windows 10 apps, which powers monetization for apps across Windows 10 desktops, tablets, and phones. Read more for details.

Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586
Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586 is now released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build for mobile has a lots of good bug fixes and general improvements for you to check out. Learn more now.

Are you ready to build a better browser and earn points?
If you’re using Windows 10, you’ve no doubt had a chance to try the Microsoft Edge browser. It is pretty powerful stuff. And now you can harness that power in your own work. Get started.

Edge of the Web: From Nothing to Empty with ASP.NET 5
Learn how to build an ASP.NET 5 website without using Visual Studio 2015. Starting with nothing but the command line and a decent text editor, content created is fairly equal to the Empty starter template in Visual Studio 2015.

#TWEETMONKEY: How to make a monkey that claps when you tweet its name
Learn how to make a clapping monkey clap when anyone tweets its name as a hashtag. Technical Evangelist Jeremy Foster walks through this fun maker project using a classic toy monkey, a circuit board, a Raspberry Pi, and some node.

Introduction to ASP.NET 5
If you’re ready to jump in with ASP.NET and MVC, here’s your chance to learn from ASP.NET star Scott Hanselman and a stellar team. Check out this free, on-demand course and get the solid foundation you need to start creating your own apps.


Ignite your business – Windows 10 and Office
Through December 3, 2015, nationwide
Dive deep into Windows 10 and Office with 300-level content around Windows 10 Adaptive UI, Microsoft Edge, and hosted web apps. Explore how to create connected user experiences with cloud services, and how to monetize and distribute apps through one store for all Windows devices.

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – build your cloud skills
Through March 10, 2016, worldwide
At this free technical training event, learn best practices and gain insight directly from the experts who build and run cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, and more. You’ll learn something new and walk away ready to apply your new skills.

Student News

Learn to code with NASA science!
Microsoft and NASA are offering young coders the chance of a lifetime. Help young devs aged 6–18 build a science-themed app or game using NASA data and they could win $3,000. Sign them up for Imagine Cup Earth today.

Code games like a pro
Know a young dev who wants to create cool new games? Introduce them to the Unity Game Engine, the tool the pros use to build awesome 2D and 3D multiplatform games. Download Unity today and get them started.


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