MSDN Flash - Volume 21, Number 8: April 17, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Watch Microsoft Data Amp. Streaming live April 19 at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time

How to: Develop hosted web apps for UWP (Universal Windows Platform)

Announcing: Azure SDK for Node.js 2.0 Preview

Overview of what’s new in the latest update to Visual Studio for Mac Preview

Azure Application Platform: A quick start for developers
Register for this free webinar and get started developing applications with Microsoft Azure. Learn about architectural approaches and decide which is best for your application.Sign up now.

Build 2017 Developer Conference is coming
Streaming live May 10–12, 2017: Watch the keynotes, announcements, technical sessions, and more.

The New Azure App Service Environment
Microsoft Azure provides an updated version of the App Service Environment (ASE). It offers improved scaling and performance while enabling network isolation for cloud-based apps. Learn more from MSDN Magazine.

On demand: Developer Productivity Toolbox
This webcast series for developers and IT pros explores DevOps and digital transformation. Register to watch for free and check out the new webcasts that were added this month.

Free training: Visual Studio 2017
Take a close look at the new features and capabilities of Visual Studio 2017 in this on-demand course. Watch to learn more about working with Azure Portal, Angular, bots, Entity Framework, and more.

Machine learning: How LogDNA uses Azure to solve complex infrastructure challenges
With billions of events and terabytes processed every day, Y Combinator startup LogDNA is making data logging easy thanks to machine learning. Learn how LogDNA worked with Microsoft for Startups to accelerate its growth and scale globally.

MSDN Magazine: Kernel Perceptrons Using C#
Unlike ordinary perceptrons, which can perform binary classification on simple, linearly separable data, a kernel perceptron can be used to handle non-linearly-separable data. James McCaffrey presents a demo program that creates a prediction model using a kernel perceptron.

Azure Active Directory B2C is now generally available in Europe
Azure Active Directory B2C is a highly available, global identity and access management service that enables organizations to securely connect with their customers at scale.Watch this videoto learn about the benefits andread the Azure AD B2C team blogfor more details.

Office dev: Changes to Planner Task API
Microsoft is making a few changes to the Planner Task API on the beta endpoint to support new features and finalize the schema. Read this formore details.

DEVintersection Countdown Show: DevOps with Donovan Brown
DEVintersection will take place in May, and the Countdown Show is getting you ready. Watch this episode to hear a discussion about DevOps and the evolving set of tools Microsoft produces that can help improve DevOps practices in your organization.

Query JSON Data in SQL Server 2016
Dino Esposito presents JSON-to-rowset native support in SQL Server 2016, and offers a realistic perspective of data query when you have JSON data stored in the database.

Introducing the Office Add-in Validator
The Office Add-in Validator is a command-line tool that goes beyond validation with an XSD to pinpoint errors in the add-in manifest. It provides links to documentation to help you address errors and recommends platforms on which to test the add-in before submitting to the Office Store.Read more.

Now available: Azure Monitor
When you manage resources in the cloud, you need visibility into their state, performance, and usage. Azure Monitor, now generally available, provides built-in monitoring and diagnostics of your Azure resources, enabling operational visibility across your cloud assets.


Free, in-person AI immersion workshop
May 9, 2017, Seattle, WA
Join us in Seattle (just before Build) and start creating the next generation of intelligent apps. Bring your laptops for hands-on tutorial sessions, from applied machine learning and Big AI to Cognitive Services and intelligent SaaS apps. Space is limited, soreserve a spotnow.

Virtual Security Summit: Streaming live on May 10
May 10, 2017
Technology changes, new trends emerge, and architectures evolve, but cybersecurity always remains a top issue for IT pros and their organizations. Join the Virtual Security Summit to learn about new threats and the best practices and solutions you can adopt to keep your organization safe.


Free training: Learn Azure development skills with new Pluralsight online courses
Delivered in partnership with Pluralsight, these “getting started” courses provide instructional demos while covering foundational concepts, common scenarios, and best practices.

Build intelligent cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin and Azure Search
Learn how to add intelligence to your mobile applications using Azure Machine Learning and Azure Search. This free on-demand course explores what a search-enabled application is and how search can enhance your mobile app.


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