MSDN Flash - Volume 20, Number 1: January 12, 2016

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Learn what’s new for developers in Windows 10 Version 1511 Update

January 13: Easily create single-page applications with Ember

Save up to 55% on exam prep books and eBooks

Are you ready for the world’s largest Arduino maker challenge?

Windows 10 Development for Absolute Beginners
Get started developing for Windows 10 by joining the always-popular Bob Tabor as he steps you through dozens of modules. See lots of demos, take interesting challenges, and even play games, including the “Album Cover Match Game,” all while building your Windows 10 dev knowledge.

Publish your games on Xbox One and Windows 10: “Level Up” on Channel 9
Join us as we talk with Chris Charla from Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program to discuss independent development on Xbox One and Windows 10. ID@Xbox enables qualified game developers to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live.

AT-AT Bluetooth Programming
It’s a special Force Friday-inspired show, folks, and Sam Stokes has built something with all of you makers in mind. In part 1 we’ll show you how to get started in AT-AT (no, not that AT-AT) Bluetooth programming.

Generate apps and connect them to the cloud: “Cloud Cover” on Channel 9
Stephen Siciliano joins us to talk about the newly announced PowerApps. PowerApps enable you to generate applications that run on mobile devices that connect to resources in both Microsoft Azure, as well as other SaaS providers. Watch now.

Explore Angular applications with TypeScript
Take a look at TypeScript within the context of AngularJS. Explore the major features of TypeScript, and see how they can make teams more productive. Learn to create an Angular 1.x application, and find out how TypeScript enables and supports interaction with JavaScript libraries.

Get 50% off Action Pack and get your app built, certified, and in front of customers faster
An MPN Action Pack membership provides resources to help you create applications, certify your work, and make money from your product. You’ll receive the latest Microsoft software, including Visual Studio Professional, Office 365 E3, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Azure, and more. Use code WELCOME2ACTIONPACK.

Get started with the Universal Windows Platform
If you’d like an in-depth look at Universal Windows Platform development in Windows 10, but you're short on time, watch this newly available course from the experts at Crank211, Daren May and Geoffrey Morgan.

Evolving Microsoft SmartScreen to protect you from drive-by attacks
We’re happy to announce that with the latest Windows 10 updates, we’ve extended SmartScreen to include protection from drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. Get the details.

Windows 10 now active on over 200 million devices
This post provides a few updates on how we’re tracking toward our goal of seeing Windows 10 active on more than one billion devices. Read here for the details.

Easier cross-platform code: Clang with Microsoft CodeGen in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1
The open-source Clang parser for C and C++, along with the code generator and optimizer from the Visual C++ compiler, lets you compile your cross-platform code for Windows using the same Clang parser that you use for other targets.

Microsoft Azure Back End for Gaming
Whether dev or architect, you can put the power of the cloud to work for your multiplayer online games. Our expert instructors explore practical applications of Azure in games, authentication and authorization, plus how to create for scale, and avoid common pitfalls. Watch here.

Learn effective DevOps habits and get “The Inside Story from Box to Cloud”
Sam Guckenheimer of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Cloud Services shares effective habits of DevOps and the role of Visual Studio Team Services.

Startup Stories: An Interview with Jan Hase, CEO of Wunderflats
David Giard welcomes Jan Hase, CEO of Wunderflats , an online service that helps you find or rent your furnished apartment. Learn how his startup got off the ground – from conception to early challenges, finding funding, and working with angel investors, venture capitalists, and Microsoft Ventures.

Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.36
This build continues to address feedback we’ve received from Windows Insiders as well as customers using our brand new Windows 10 phones like the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.


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

Love the hour of code and want more?
Find resources to help students continue the fun and learning after Hour of Code, including self-guided tutorials to Minecraft Redstone and a full semester-long coding curriculum.


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