MSDN Flash - Volume 19, Number 5: March 9, 2015

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Top News Worldwide

One app to run on every Windows device – A first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform

Fresh from GDC - Xbox One, Windows 10, and the future of gaming across the Microsoft ecosystem

Scott Guthrie introduces ASP.NET 5

March 24: SharePoint Online Development for Office 365 - get practical, expert guidance in these hands-on labs

Sponsors: LEADTOOLS and Red Gate Software

Integrate imaging into your applications faster

24% of database devs don’t use source control. Do you?

Your Featured Content

March 19 – Creating 2D Games with GameMaker: Advanced Techniques
Ready to take your 2D game skills to the next level? If you loved the Creating Your First 2D Game with GameMaker course and you're ready for more, join us and dig deeper into the product features that make GameMaker such a powerful game development platform.

March 24: Data on Azure: A Technology Overview
Enterprise developers, join us for an information-packed, hour-long session on Azure data offerings, led by David Chappell. Learn about running an ordinary DBMS in an Azure Virtual Machine, using the managed relational service provided by SQL Database, working with NoSQL services, and more.

Building universal Windows apps for all Windows devices
Learn how to develop once for all Windows devices using a unified Windows runtime and Visual Studio tools that allow you to support experiences unique to a device in XAML, HTML, and DirectX, and share the code using C++, C#, or JavaScript.

Sample project for using ASP.NET Web API in Xamarin iOS apps
Learn the process of creating an ASP.NET Web API project in Visual Studio, and then writing an iOS app using Xamarin to consume the API. Technical Evangelist Dave Voyles share his project for writing an application that works for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

March 12: Construct 2 Advanced Game Development
If you can drag and drop, you can create a game using Construct 2. Build on the foundation of the Developing Games with Construct 2 course by taking a deeper look at behaviors and attributes and learning to apply them to actual game projects.

Now what do I do? Next steps after signing up for an Azure Trial
Get on the fast track for learning what is possible in a way that is both simple to understand and relevant to what you are doing now.

How to secure your service and applications with Azure Active Directory and ADAL
Learn why and how you can secure your apps and services using Azure Active Directory and the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). Tune in for an in-depth walkthrough of the service, as well as a demo of how to implement it for your needs.

Using Azure Media Services streaming video with Dash.js player
Learn how to use Azure Media Services to publish video and consume it in a Dash.js player, allowing you create professional streaming capabilities in a few clicks.

March 18: Java on Microsoft Azure
Explore the latest tools and technologies to help Java developers get in the cloud with Azure, including plug-ins for Eclipse and IntelliJ, plus a look at options in Windows and Linux for authentication, security, and continuous integration.

March 11 – ASP.NET MVC for Java Developers
If you’re moving from Java to ASP.NET MVC, join us for practical help from pros Christopher Harrison and Ted Neward . Whether you’re just curious or need to get trained up for basic tasks, get a concrete look at the similarities and differences between Java and ASP.NET.

Cloud DevCamp on demand: The how and the wow
If you’re cloud-aware but not cloud-practiced, join renowned experts David Chappell and Bret Stateham as they explore common Azure scenarios and look at industry-wide adoption of public cloud platforms. See demo on features and services to build, deploy, and move applications to the cloud.

On demand: A Lap around Azure Websites
You know you can build an Azure Website in seconds. But where do you go from there? You need to be able to deploy, scale, and troubleshoot your hosted sites. Find out how with experts Jon Galloway and Cory Fowler.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure
April 14, 2015, 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Attendees will be provided with a special link for a free hour of IaaS architecture review from one of our Azure architects.


Get your code running in the cloud at a free Microsoft Cloud DevCamp
Through April 23, 2015, nationwide
Learn how to use Microsoft Azure features and services, including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Websites to build and move apps to the cloud, including websites, mobile, and enterprise-class applications.

Develop fast, beautiful, and interactive websites
Through April 14, 2015, nationwide
Take your websites to the next level with the new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio Community 2013. After you build a cutting-edge site, deploy and scale it quickly with Microsoft Azure . Want to learn how? Join us for a free, live WebCamp in your local area. Don t miss this free opportunity to sharpen your coding skills – regardless of which languages or platforms you use.

Meet the minds that make it happen: Microsoft Ignite
May 4–8, 2015, Chicago, IL
Cloud, big data and analytics, productivity, unified communications, mobility, social – whatever your challenges, Microsoft Ignite offers training and insights to tackle them. Hear keynotes from CEO Satya Nadella and others. Check out the catalog of 600+ sessions and labs. Secure your spot today.

Microsoft Virtual Academy

March 11: ASP.NET MVC for Java Developers

March 12: Construct 2 Advanced Game Development

March 18: Java on Microsoft Azure

March 19: Creating 2D Games with GameMaker – Advanced Techniques

March 24: Data on Azure – A Technology Overview

On demand: A Lap around Azure Websites


Free offers and discounts from Microsoft partners

Get started with app development

Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free

Testing tools for web developers


Explore virtual labs

Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Starts

Microsoft Virtual Academy Visual Studio courses on demand

Free software and training for startups from Microsoft BizSpark

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