Watch GoingNative 2012|
"C++11 feels like a new language" says C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup. Tune in and find out why.
Letter from Scott Hanselman
Don't think of ASP.NET as an island. It's a citizen of the larger community. More and more of ASP.NET is open source, and we push hard every day to stay open and be open. We want to make ASP.NET more pluggable, more open, more fun. We've got big things planned - some that will surprise you. I hope you'll join the conversation and the community.
Read about the next version of ASP.NET at
HTML5 History in IE10|
The pushState, replaceState, and popstate APIs provide fine-grained control over the behavior of the back button and the URL presented to the user for dynamic content. These APIs help you improve the performance of your site without sacrificing usability.
C++ for C# Developers|
C++ is an uncontested tool for delivering innovation outside the box (augmented reality, natural user interfaces, compelling games, and more). But how to reconnect with C++ using our C# background as starting point?
C++ AMP Open Specification Published|
We reached another milestone, one that delivers on the promise we made in June 2011 when we introduced C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP).
Azure Acceleration Webcast|
Go to market with your cloud offering more quickly and reduce the risk by learning to effectively implement Windows Azure applications. Attend and complete a post-webcast evaluation to enter to win an Xbox 360 Kinect!
Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview - New Features|
Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate at Microsoft, spoke with Tim Huckaby at BUILD about new VS11 features, including the requirements storyboarding tool, managing product backlog via web portal, a feature to keep devs in the zone, and more.
The Coming Wave of Innovation|
Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, spoke with Tim Huckaby at BUILD about the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview and Windows Azure.
C++11 Conformance Survey|
We want to check which features you think are more urgent for your needs to make sure we are in fact implementing the ones most urgently needed by our customers.
Asynchronous Programming in C++ Using PPL|
New in Visual Studio 11, the task class of the PPL allows you to succinctly represent an individual unit of work to be executed asynchronously. It allows you to express your program logic in terms of independent (or interdependent) tasks and let the runtime take care of scheduling these tasks in the optimal manner.
C#, Visual Basic .NET, and Windows 8|
Anders Hejlsberg, "Father of C#," spoke with Tim Huckaby at BUILD about the first-class status of C# and VB.NET, and the increasing importance of Async in building responsive apps.
Hello Gadgeteer World|
If you've ever considered trying your hand at microcontrollers, but weren't sure where to start, Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie can help. With a couple of videos and a little code, he'll show you how to go from 0 to blinky LED to using an OLED display module with .NET Gadgeteer.
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Leveraging SQL Azure in SharePoint OnlineMarch 6, 2012, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
SharePoint Online is the portal and collaboration platform of Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service. SQL Azure provides a highly available and scalable cloud database service as part of Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. This session will investigate scenarios combining SharePoint Online and SQL Azure. The session will be primarily demonstration-based, with several code walkthroughs. An understanding of basic SharePoint development and SQL Server is preferred.
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One Week Left to Save US$200 on TechEd North America 2012June 11 - 14, 2012,
Get four days of more than 1000 learning opportunities and hands-on training, connect with Microsoft and industry experts and share real-world IT solutions with like-minded peers. Register by February 29 to save US$200.
Cloud Intelligence Technology ConferencesMarch 13 - May 23, 2012,
Choose from multiple technical sessions about System Center 2012, Office 365, SharePoint2010, Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and more, providing an overview of Microsoft cloud technologies and how you and your organization can benefit.
Microsoft ASP.NET, HTML5, and Windows Azure ConnectionsMarch 26 - 29, 2012,
Las Vegas, NV
Train and network with over 150 Microsoft and industry experts. Choose from over 250 in-depth sessions, workshops, plus exciting keynotes by vice presidents Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander.