MSDN Flash - Volume 21, Number 1: January 9, 2017

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Deep Learning with SQL Server and 6 lines of code

Scale your automated mobile app testing with Xamarin test cloud

Generate JavaScript with Roslyn and T4 templates

New from MVA: Intermediate ASP.NET Core 1.0

Download: Transitioning to .NET Core on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
.NET Core offers an open source framework where you can develop and run .NET applications on Linux. Learn how in this new eBook from O’Reilly.

GitHub for Windows users
Get a deeper look at the rich performance Git and GitHub offer. See how the GitHub flow works in the browser, in the desktop, and in Visual Studio tools, as Briana Swift (of and Jeremy Foster (of Microsoft) highlight the different ways to interact with GitHub in Windows.

Project Springfield: A look at how it was created
Project Springfield is a fuzz-testing service that finds security bugs in your code. This blog post looks at how Project Springfield was built using F#, .NET, and Azure.

On-demand training: Web and data application development with Visual Studio 2017 and Azure
Check out the new features and find out what’s new in Visual Studio 2017. In this comprehensive journey through the entire Microsoft stack, you will get hands-on experience working with more than 20 different products involved in the Microsoft stack (and beyond) to create an end-to-end solution.

Free online training: Developing Microsoft Azure solutions
This self-paced training will prepare you to build an ASP.NET MVC application on the Microsoft Azure platform. Learn how to configure and deploy web applications and implement a point-to-site network.

Extensibility in U-SQL big data applications
U-SQL was designed from the ground up as an evolution of the declarative SQL language. Learn how to use U-SQL extensibility mechanisms to process a variety of data and get guidance on how to add your own operators.

Live training: Containers for developers and IT pros
Register for a free, live training session to learn more about container technology and how it can help you deploy and scale your apps in the cloud. Find an event at a Microsoft Technology Center near you.

Use Bot Framework for anytime, anywhere access to application data
Learn how to create and deploy a bot application that can consume information drawn from line-of-business apps and be indexed via Azure Search. And provide interactive access to that information for users via channels, such as Skype or SMS.

Virtual lab: Build your first container using Docker on Hyper-V
Want to speed up your releases? Need to scale your app quickly? Take this 30-minute hands-on virtual lab to learn the basics of installing, deploying, and managing a Docker container.


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