Microsoft Developer Newsletter - Volume 22, Number 21: October 17, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Public preview: Build next-gen IoT solutions with Azure Digital Twins

Five things JavaScript developers should know about .NET Core

Create automated UI tests for Windows desktop applications

How to: Implement face detection using the GPU

Free resources: Migrate your .NET apps to Azure
Get help migrating your .NET apps to Azure to take advantage of a full range of cloud benefits including automatic scaling, simplified patching, and performance monitoring. Read the documentation, download e-books, and apply for free help from Microsoft.

Augmented reality in Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms is a valuable resource for reusing UI code and assets in enterprise development. Learn how to create immersive, augmented reality apps using Xamarin.Forms with the ARKit SDK for Apple iOS or ARCore SDK for Android.

C++: How, when, and why to use std::any
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 includes new “vocabulary types” to be used in the interfaces between components from different sources. Learn about the std::any vocabulary type and how it should be used.

Artificial intelligence: An intro to reinforcement learning
Learn about reinforcement learning and discover how this approach to goal-oriented machine learning lets an agent learn on its own by interacting with the environment.

Now available: Updates for Azure Media Services API
Azure Media Services v3 API is now generally available and includes support for low-latency live streaming, 24-hour live encoding, and streaming with Common Media Application Format (CMAF). Learn more about these enhancements and updates to Azure Media player.

Mobile app development: Microsoft named a leader in 2018 analyst reports
The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Development Platforms has named Microsoft a leader for (mobile) application development. And for the third year in a row, Microsoft has been named a leader for mobile application development in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms. Get complimentary access to these reports.

Sentiment analysis using Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)
Find out how to create a custom sentiment analysis model with the help of the Microsoft CNTK library. James McCaffrey steps you though a demo program with all the information you need to start building your own solution.


Azure + AI Conference 
December 3‒6, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Cloud services and artificial intelligence have converged to create new possibilities. Attend the Azure + AI Conference to hear from industry leaders, including Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, and James McCaffrey, as they explore the future of AI and cloud technologies.


Downloads and tools for Windows 10

Get started with app development

Create your Azure free account today

Microsoft Virtual Academy – new training

Testing tools for web developers

Free Microsoft Press eBooks

TechNet Flash

Get the latest information from Channel 9

Microsoft for Startups

Code editing tools for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications

Microsoft Docs for developers and IT professionals

See previous issues of the Microsoft Developer Newsletter in the archive.