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Volume 19, Number 17 | August 24, 2015 
    
Top News Worldwide
 
 
September 9: Creating Dynamic Webpages with Knockout
 
 
Hello, Windows 10 IoT Core! Choose your board and start making
 
 
 
A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 on demand
 
 
Windows Server 2016 Containers Preview – Accelerate your DevOps
 
 
Sponsors: DevExpress, and Alachisoft
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MSDN Subscriber Benefits
 
New software available for download
•  Visual Studio 2013 Update 5
•  Visual Studio 2015
•  Windows 10
•  SQL Server 2016 CTP2.2
•  Microsoft Identity Manager 2016
•  Team Foundation Server 2015
 
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Your Featured Content
 
Engaging customers with Live Tiles and toast notifications
If you’re already a Windows app developer, you are probably familiar with Live Tiles and toast notifications. If not, the increasing amount of Windows 10 customers is certainly a good motivator to start thinking about implementing them. Read more to find out what’s new.


Submit your entry: Windows 10 IoT Core Home Automation Contest
To celebrate the release of Windows 10 IoT Core we are hosting a home automation contest for developers, hackers, and makers. Windows 10 IoT Core on the Raspberry Pi 2 is designed for use in small footprint, low-cost devices – perfect for home automation solutions.
 
Streamline migrating your Android projects to Visual Studio
The Eclipse Android Project Import extension is available for download for Visual Studio 2015 users. Check out the demo to see it in action. This is a pre-release feature so we would love for you to try it out and leave us some feedback to help us improve.


Deep Dive: Integrate Office 365 APIs in Your Mobile Device Apps
Learn how to use Office 365 APIs in your own mobile device apps for the Cordova, universal Windows app, and Xamarin project types. You’ll also find out about native iOS in Xcode and native Android in Android Studio.
 
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Create fully customizable dashboards with DevExpress
Learn how you can create fully customizable dashboards with our flexible data visualization tools, and distribute royalty-free.
 
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Prepare for Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, and for setting up enterprise-grade projects. Get conceptual overviews and useful tips, and see demos that showcase the skills and technical tasks that are verified by the exam, to prepare you for the Microsoft Azure Developer Specialist certification.


Data Ingestion in Azure Machine Learning
Technical Evangelist Jennifer Marsman shows how to get data into Azure Machine Learning via samples, your local machine, datasets you create, or from an online source. She also shows several sources of interesting data. Sign up for your free Azure trial and follow along.


Brain Dump on Node.js – Getting Started
Start here if you’re wanting to learn the basics about Node.js. Technical evangelists Jeremy Foster and Kat Harris talk about installing Node (and npm) and walk through the basics of writing your first simple app and requiring modules. Download free tools to build apps.


Data Science Virtual Classroom Course
Starting September 24
Join experts from M.I.T and the industry, partnering with Microsoft, for this five-week edX course. Learn key concepts of data science and machine learning with examples on how to build a cloud data science solution with R, Python, and Azure Machine Learning from the Cortana Analytics Suite.


Microsoft is rolling out Uber, PayPal and Evernote add-ins for Outlook
Microsoft is expanding the preview of its redesigned Outlook.com and powering up Outlook 2013 and Office 365 with support for a host of new add-ins from partner platforms. Newly announced partner, Evernote is available today, being rolled out along with previously-announced Uber, PayPal, and Boomerang support. Get more information on Office.
 
Technology and Friends: Mark Rendle on C# 6
Technical Evangelist David Giard welcomes Mark Rendle to Technology and Friends for a discussion at the Dev Summit. Mark describes the most important new features in the upcoming version of C#.


Arduino Talks Back to Node.js – Drama on the Serial Port
Have you ever wanted to communicate with an Arduino using Node? Explore how to write values from an Arduino to a Node app using serial communication. Get the tools and the flexibility you need to create and deploy modern web applications. Download Visual Studio Community 2015 today.


Segoe: A Font Story - An Inside Look at the Typeface Behind Microsoft
Jerry Nixon and Si Daniels discuss the history of Segoe, Microsoft’s official typeface. Learn how Segoe came to be, best practices for using it in your applications as well as how you can use a Segoe-like font when writing cross-platform apps.


Free Xamarin subscriptions for Windows Phone developers
If you’re a published independent Windows Phone developer and haven’t taken the plunge into native, cross-platform mobile development with C#, there has never been a better time than now to get started. In the month of August, Xamarin is offering free subscriptions. Apply now.


Increase ad revenue in your apps: New Microsoft Windows advertising SDK with support for video interstitials
Several important capabilities will allow you to increase ad revenue in your apps: Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK, video interstitials (ideal for games), and ad mediation, to manage multiple ad SDKs and increase fill rate.
 
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Webinar: Scale Azure .NET Apps with Distributed Caching
Attend and learn how to improve the performance and scalability of Azure .NET applications using distributed caching along with hands on examples.
 
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Events
 
Register now for TechIntersection
September 14–17, 2015, Monterey, CA
Get key insights on IoT, security, and architecture from Paula Januszkiewicz, Juval Lowy, Doug Seven, and others at TechIntersection. Register today and receive your choice of a Surface 3, Xbox, or Microsoft Band.
 
Let’s dev this. | Cloud Tour
September 22–October 29, 2015, nationwide
Use the new features of Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Azure to build a powerful, enterprise-grade cloud platform you can trust. Please join us for this full-day event to learn to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud.
 
Register Today: DEVintersection Conference
October 26–29, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Your favorite Microsoft leaders take you on a journey with exciting new announcements this fall. Industry experts and Microsoft architects help you navigate the new releases and technologies in over 175 in-depth sessions. They will provide you real-world solutions to take back to your company.
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Resources
 
•  Free offers from Microsoft partners
 
•  Downloads and tools for Windows 10
•  Get started with app development
•  Code editing tools for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications
•  Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free
•  Testing tools for web developers
•  Get the latest information from Channel 9
•  Microsoft Virtual Academy – new training
•  Free software and training for startups from Microsoft BizSpark
•  Free Microsoft Press eBooks
•  MSDN Magazine
•  ASP.NET
•  Silverlight
•  ScriptJunkie (DHTML)
•  TechNet Flash
 
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