MSDN Flash - Volume 20, Number 21: October 3, 2016

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Free eBook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Now available: SQL Server 2016 Report Builder update

Get started using Visual Studio Code with C# and .NET Core

CSS Introduction: Register now for free training (begins November 7, 2016)

How to: Create interactive geo-applications using Bing Maps 8
Learn how to build interactive geo-applications with the new Bing Maps 8 library. James McCaffrey presents two web applications that demonstrate some of its most interesting features, which respectively enable user interaction and allow users to deal with large amounts of data.

Windows PowerShell: Open source, Linux support, and other new features
Mark Michaelis explores new features that significantly improve Windows PowerShell. Learn about its new cross-platform support (PowerShell now runs on Linux!), the transition to open source on GitHub, and more.

TypeScript 2.0 is now available
The new release of TypeScript introduces several new features that enhance developer productivity, provide wide support for JavaScript libraries and tools, and augments the language service. Download TypeScript 2.0 today.

Training: DevOps with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server
Is your team designing, building, and managing enterprise solutions and cross-platform mobile business apps? Watch this course for in-depth DevOps training. This course explores the Microsoft DevOps solution built on the Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server platform.

Continuous delivery of iOS apps with Visual Studio Team Services
Get details about a new Apple App Store extension that allows you to deploy iOS applications to the Apple App Store via Team Services or Team Foundation Server, simplifying continuous deployment of iOS applications via Team Services and TFS.

Face and emotion recognition in Xamarin.Forms with Microsoft Cognitive Services
Use the new Face and Emotion APIs in Microsoft Cognitive Services to recognize facial attributes and expressions in Xamarin.Forms, either by loading existing pictures or by taking pictures from the camera.

Get the update: SQL Server Data Tools 16.4 now available
A new update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT 16.4 release adds support for Schema Compare in SqlPackage.exe and as an API, Integrated Workspace Mode for SSDT Tabular, and various bug fixes.

How to use VSTS to deploy Java WAR files to Azure Service Fabric
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) can be leveraged to automate the process of deploying applications to Azure Service Fabric. However, there are special considerations for cross-platform teams deploying Java applications. Here’s what you should know.

Working with memory limits and task priorities in the Universal Windows Platform
Learn how system resource management affects Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, and the techniques that you can use to take part in this management and to profile and tune your apps.

Now open: Take the IT Skills and Salary Survey now through October 21, 2016
Global Knowledge has opened its 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, the largest of its kind, and you are invited to participate. All contributions are confidential and will shed insight into industry salaries, in-demand certifications, skill gaps, and the existing career landscape.


October 25–28, Las Vegas, NV
This exciting event, now in its fourth year, brings your favorite Microsoft leaders, engineers, and industry experts together to educate, network, and share their expertise with you.


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