MSDN Flash - Volume 21, Number 7: April 3, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Learn what’s new and improved in Visual Studio 2017

Become a mobile developer with C# and Xamarin University

Modernizing .NET apps with Docker: Add features, increase security, and improve performance

Go Mobile Tech Workshops: Bring the Microsoft engineering experts to your team

Bringing Docker to Windows developers with Windows Server containers
Windows Server 2016 opened the world of containers to Windows developers. In the latest issue of MSDN Magazine, Taylor Brown explores how the partnership with Docker expands those possibilities, leading to benefits for both Windows developers and IT pros.

Microsoft Tech Summit On-Demand
Microsoft Tech Summit On-Demand is geared toward developers and IT pros. It features more than 50 technical sessions that cover a variety of topics on Azure and the hybrid platform. Watch to learn about security, networking, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and more.

Understanding C# foreach Internals and custom iterators with yield
Go deep into the internals of a core construct of C# and explore implementing the foreach collection interfaces using the yield statement.

Office Developer Program: New training and free perks
The Microsoft Office Developer Program has added new value, new training opportunities, and free perks for developers who build solutions that extend Office and the Office 365 experience across desktop, the web, and mobile platforms. Read this to learn more.

Yammer Partner Q&A: tyGraph’s Director of Product
Learn why and how tyGraph, a social analytics app, was developed for Yammer users. In this discussion, Dean Swann, Director of Product, shares one of his favorite success stories about a company that used Yammer for a recognition campaign and then used tyGraph to show the impact.

Free course: Intro to ASP.NET Core with Visual Studio 2017
Learn the basics of ASP.NET Core from experts Scott Hanselman and Maria Naggaga. You’ll explore cross-platform tools and technology, learn the foundational skills that employers are looking for, and find out how to build .NET Core applications on any operating system.

Visual Studio 2017: Mobile and desktop development training
In this free on-demand course, expert instructors show you how to optimize your applications and build smarter apps. Take this course to explore time-saving C# tools from Xamarin, find out about profiling tools, and learn how to use Microsoft Graph to tap into data and intelligence across your organization.

Developer Productivity Toolbox
This on-demand webcast series for developers and IT pros explores the Microsoft DevOps and digital transformation journey. New webcasts have recently been added.

Tips for building tests with EF Core and its InMemory provider
The new EF Core InMemory provider can be useful when your tests do not require actual database interaction. Get an introduction to this handy tool and learn some tips and tricks about creating automated tests with EF Core.

Public Preview: Power BI custom visuals gallery in the Office Store
The Office Store now offers Power BI custom visuals to download and use in Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. This exciting new Office Store offering brings a lot of value to both customers and developers.

What’s new with IncrediBuild and Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015 introduced a partnership with IncrediBuild. This allowed developers to install IncrediBuild from the Build Accelerator menu and benefit from key build acceleration features. Learn about changes and improvements to this experience in Visual Studio 2017.


Docker Container Camp: Hands-on training for developers
April 25–May 4, 2017, nationwide
Free, hands-on training session for developers. Real world examples help you improve scalability, availability, and speed to delivery. Microsoft Technical Architects will walk you through how to configure and deploy Docker on an Azure Ubuntu VM. Join a session at a Microsoft Training Center near you.

TechTalk: Harness the power of intelligent data and app development
April 10–May 25, 2017, nationwide
Delivered by Microsoft engineers and cloud experts, this event provides an opportunity for developers, IT pros, and data professionals to explore today’s most transformational cloud solutions. Register today.

Microsoft Ignite: See where tech is headed
September 25–29, 2017, Orlando, FL
Meet with tech leaders, connect with industry peers, choose from over 700 sessions, and develop a plan for your own teams. Register to attend Microsoft Ignite this September in Orlando.


SQL Database Fundamentals
In this three-hour on-demand course, expert instructors cover fundamental concepts that are critical to database administrators, developers, data scientists, and big data specialists.


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