Microsoft Developer Newsletter - Volume 22, Number 24: November 28, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Now available: Find out what’s new in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9

Introducing: The Azure Blockchain Development Kit

Windows 10 SDK: Get the update and learn what’s new

Now in preview: Razor support in Visual Studio Code

Create your own script language with symbolic delegates
Explore a home-brewed scripting language that uses symbolic delegates and discover techniques to create your own programming language.

Add unit testing to existing code
Watch to find out how to add unit testing into existing code, when this will be beneficial, and when you should not add unit testing to your legacy code.

Reinforcement learning and the Epsilon Greedy algorithm
Learn about the Epsilon Greedy algorithm and how it applies to the classic “multi-armed bandit” problem, focusing on the dilemma of whether to explore or exploit.

Strategies for improving security when developing applications with Azure Cosmos DB
Get an overview of features, strategies, and best practices for improving security in applications using Azure Cosmos DB.

Quantum Katas: Learn Q# programming
Learn about an open-source project that provides a hands-on approach to learning quantum computing and Q# programming.

A quick start to building your own enterprise-grade virtual assistant
Discover new tools and resources to jump start your own bot project, including a solution accelerator for virtual assistants, a web chat control, and customizable conversational experiences.

A guide to cross-platform development with Visual Studio
Follow a step-by-step tutorial to configure cross-platform Visual Studio C and C++ development and debugging for a mixed environment using both Windows and Linux.

How to: Perform background processing for web apps
Get a deep explanation of how to perform long-running processing in the background of a web app using Azure Functions and a Service Bus queue.

Get started with Windows Machine Learning
Check out a new video series to learn about Windows Machine Learning, explore the new APIs, and find out how to get started.


Microsoft Connect(); 2018 
December 4, 2018, online
Join this online event for a full day of developer-focused learning. Watch live keynotes and demos, participate in interactive coding sessions, explore the latest developer technologies, and find out what’s in store for Azure and Visual Studio.

Live webinar: Government Digital Summit 
December 5, 2018, online
Join this live, virtual event to learn how state and local government agencies are using modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence and IoT, to improve operations and provide better services.

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.

Microsoft Ignite: The Tour 
Through May 22, 2018, worldwide
Attend a free technical training event for tech professionals in a city near you. Explore the latest developer tools and cloud technologies, and put your skills to work in new areas, including IoT and machine learning. Find an event near you.


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

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