MicrosoftDeveloper Newsletter Volume 23, Number 6 | March 20, 2019 
    
 
Top News Worldwide
 
 
Check out the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event agenda and speakers
 
 
Get an overview of Microsoft Game Stack
 
 
 
Five ways to infuse AI into your applications
 
 
What’s new in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3
 
 
 
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Your Featured Content
 
Parse the command line with System.CommandLine
Learn about an open-source command line parser with built-in features such as tab completion, directives, unit testing support, and typo correction.


Delegate your build and deployment to Azure
Discover a faster way to the cloud to help you remain focused on app development. Find out how to delegate building and running your code with App Service Web Apps, which now supports .NET apps, Node.js, and Python.
 
How to: Create a custom model for Visual Studio IntelliCode
If you code in C#, IntelliCode can analyze your own code and share what it learns with your team. Using a custom model can save your team hours of hunting through lists and documentation.


Achieve more with Microsoft Game Stack
Discover how Microsoft Game Stack brings together a full range of game development solutions to help you achieve more. Design, test, and build your games. Train your AI, add support for virtual currency, and integrate analytics.
 
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Experience the fastest UI components on the market
Infragistics Ultimate offers the fastest UI components available for Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, Angular, JavaScript, and more.  Learn more and download today.
 
Learn how support vector machines work using C#
A support vector machine (SVM) is a software system that can make predictions using data. However, implementing an SVM is quite complex and difficult. Explore a complete working example to understand exactly how SVMs work.


Azure Data Studio: An open-source GUI editor for Postgres
Learn about the new support for PostgreSQL in Azure Data Studio and the PostgreSQL extension in Visual Studio Code. Both are currently in preview.


Game performance and compilation time improvements in Visual Studio 2019
The C++ compiler in Visual Studio 2019 includes new optimizations and improvements geared for game developers. Find out how these changes improve game performance and reduce the compilation time of large projects.



 
Explore hierarchical Blazor components
Delve into C# development with Blazor and explore hierarchical and templated components, which are the most common type in Blazor applications.


Understanding properties and the Naked Objects Framework
Work through the domain model for a conference system to understand how the Naked Objects Framework can be used to support essential capabilities, such as validating fields.




 
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Events
 

Microsoft Azure Developer Camp – Containers 

March 26, 2019, Independence, OH
March 27, 2019, New York, NY
March 27, 2019, Bellevue, WA
March 28, 2019, Tampa, FL
April 17, 2019, Denver, CO
April 17, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 18, 2019, Edina, MN
April 25, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
April 30, 2019, Bellevue, WA
May 2, 2019, New York, NY
  May 2, 2019, Irving, TX
May 7, 2019, San Francisco, CA
May 9, 2019, Reston, VA
May 16, 2019, Houston, TX
June 4, 2019, Detroit, MI
June 7, 2019, Burlington, MA
June 7, 2019, Chicago, IL
June 11, 2019, Irvine, CA
June 11, 2019, St. Louis, MO

Learn what containers are how you can use them to migrate or modernize existing applications, or build entirely new applications. Increase your technical understanding of Microsoft Azure, Azure Kubernetes Services, Azure DevOps, and more.

 

Cloud Immersion Experience: Azure Databricks and Spark 

March 26, 2019, Houston, TX
March 28, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
  March 28, 2019, Reston, VA
March 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA

The Azure Databricks hands-on lab will cover loading data, connecting to Azure Blob Storage, a demo of Structured Streaming, Spark SQL, connecting to SQL Data Warehouse, Databricks optimizations, and machine learning in Azure Databricks.

 
Cloud Immersion Experience: SQL Database Managed Instance 
March 27, 2019, Malvern, PA
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (MI) is the strategic piece in Microsoft’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. It provides scalability, high availability, and flexibility while reducing administrative complexity. MI is also nearly 100% compatible with versions as far back as SQL Server 2008.
 

Cloud Immersion Experience: DevOps for Azure Applications 

April 2, 2019, Detroit, MI
April 2, 2019, Irving, TX
April 4, 2019, Chicago, IL
April 4, 2019, Denver, CO
  April 4, 2019, Edina, MN
April 4, 2019, New York, NY
April 9, 2019, Bellevue, WA
April 10, 2019, Houston, TX

Join us for a 1-day deep technical hands-on workshop and learn how you can build templates to automate cloud infrastructure and reduce error-prone manual processes by using Azure DevOps.

 

Learn AI Bootcamp for Emerging AI Developers 

April 9, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 10, 2019, Irving, TX
April 11, 2019, Denver, CO
April 11, 2019, Houston, TX
April 11, 2019, New York, NY
April 12, 2019, Reston, VA
April 16, 2019, Irvine, CA
April 16, 2019, San Francisco, CA
  April 17, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
April 17, 2019, Burlington, MA
April 17, 2019, St. Louis
April 18, 2019, Chicago, IL
April 18, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
April 24, 2019, Bellevue, WA
April 25, 2019, Edina, MN

Get your hands on with activities that develop proficiency in Azure Cognitive Services, including Computer Vision, Custom Vision, LUIS, and Bing Search. You will also learn to leverage other AI-oriented services such as Azure Search and Azure Bot Services.

 

Cloud Immersion Experience: The Azure Kubernetes Challenge 

April 10, 2019, Irvine, CA
April 10, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 11, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
April 11, 2019, Reston, VA
  April 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
April 11, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
April 16, 2019, St. Louis, MO
April 18, 2019, Burlington, MA

Join us for a 1-day hands on immersive experience where you will be guided through a hands-on, structured, and robust set of challenges delivered by technical Azure and Kubernetes subject matter experts, and learn best practices of Kubernetes on Azure that you can apply today.

 

Cloud Immersion Experience: DataStax and Microsoft Azure Hands-on Technical Workshop 

April 16, 2019, Detroit, MI
April 16, 2019, Irving, TX
  April 18, 2019, New York, NY

Join us for Apache Cassandra for the Enterprise: Hands-on Technical Workshop, packed with hands-on activities, industry use cases, and technical info on DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and Microsoft Azure, the only hybrid cloud data layer infrastructure for distributed, always-on, real-time applications.

 

Cloud Immersion Experience: Microsoft Azure Developer Camp 

April 17, 2019, Denver, CO
April 17, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 18, 2019, Edina, MN
  April 25, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
April 30, 2019, Bellevue, WA

Explore the latest developer tools and technologies and learn how to put your skills to work in new areas – including app services, microservices, containers, DevOps, and more. Learn how to architect and build or migrate your applications to take advantage of the scale that the cloud offers. 

 

Cloud Immersion Experience: Azure Cosmos DB Hands-on Workshop 

April 24, 2019, Burlington, MA
  April 24, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA

Learn how applications on popular no-SQL platforms like Mongo DB and Casandra can be easily moved to Azure Cosmos DB, with few to no changes. This session will also highlight functionality such as support for Azure Table and Apache Tinkerpop’s graph traversal language Gremlin.

 
Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch Event 
April 2, 2019, online
Register for this free, online event to learn how new updates and features will affect your business. Find out how to build and deploy smart, customizable apps using new platform capabilities.
 
Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event 
April 2, 2019, online
Join the launch event for Visual Studio 2019. Learn how you can be more productive and build innovative apps with Visual Studio 2019, participate in live Q&As, and take the latest version for a spin.
 
Microsoft Ignite: The Tour 
Through May 22, 2019, 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.
 
Microsoft Build 2019 
May 6–8, 2019, Seattle, WA
Join us in Seattle for Microsoft’s premier event for developers. Come experience the latest technologies and imagine new ways to create solutions. Connect with your community to share new trends and innovative ways to code.
 
Microsoft Business Applications Summit 
June 10‒11, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Register for this event for analysts, technical architects, and advanced users. Delve deeper into the tools you use every day, get a sneak peek at what’s next, connect with experts, and learn new skills.
 
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•  Microsoft for Startups
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•  Microsoft Docs for developers and IT professionals
 
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