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Volume 19, Number 7 | April 7, 2015 
    
Top News Worldwide
 
 
Best of Build: watch the live stream, attend the global tour, join the Windows 10 game jam
 
 
Free online training: A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview
 
 
 
Introducing Project Spartan: The new browser built for Windows 10
 
 
 
You’re all invited: 2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference, May 14–15
 
 
Sponsors: Alachisoft, and Red Gate Software
Four ways to improve ASP.NET performance How to find and fix slow code in your .NET application
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Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview
Windows Insiders can get access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview tools now, and use them with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Read full blog post for more details.


Announcing the new Azure App Service
Azure App Service includes the Web App + Mobile App capabilities that were previously delivered separately. It also includes powerful new Logic/Workflow App and API App capabilities that are being introduced for the very first time. Read more from Scott Guthrie on this announcement.
 
Create your temporary App Service app for free
Be our guest for up to an hour of temporary sandboxed Azure App Service experience with no Azure subscription, free of charge and commitment. Stay longer for the full Azure App Service experience with an Azure free trial subscription.


Born in the cloud – discover the benefits of open source on Azure
Support for open source software (OSS) has become a strength for Azure, extending the reach of the platform. Developers who might not have considered Azure in the past are now making real world bets on the platform…Read the full blog post by Steve Guggenheimer.
April 8 – Data on Azure: A Technology Overview
Join us for helpful guidance and practical tips from this independent expert David Chappell about the amazing things that businesses are doing with Azure data offerings. Plus, subject matter experts will be on hand to answer your questions during the broadcast. Let’s try this again!


Windows Core is Windows 10
Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon helps you understand Windows 10 as he discusses some of the underpinnings that make it possible. Learn why it’s a new kind of Windows with a significantly advanced approach to enabling apps across devices.


Azure Insider: Event Hubs for Analytics and Visualization
When dealing with massive stores and sources of data, you need advanced data analytics and visualization techniques to get the most out of that data. This sample project will show you how to do just that.


Data Points: EF6 Code First Migrations for Multiple Models
The new support for code-first migrations in Entity Framework 6 makes it easier to store data for multiple models in a single database. But that support may not be what you imagine. Julie Lerman explains what this feature does and doesn’t do, and how to use it.


Introduction to Angular JS
Web devs – back by popular demand, experts Stacey Mulcahy and Christopher Harrison show you how to leverage the built-in functionality of AngularJS in your workflow.


Microsoft Azure Back End for Gaming
Experts Steve Maier and Michael Cummings share their real-world experience, explore a case study of Age of Ascent, walk through Microsoft Azure Active Directory authentication and authorization, and more, in this fascinating look at the power of cloud computing for multiplayer games.
 
Universal app today. Windows 10 tomorrow.
For developers creating new apps for Windows today, learn how to build a universal app to target both Windows and Windows Phone and to prepare for Windows 10.


Azure Notification Hubs: Best Practices for Managing Devices
Sara Silva explores best practices for sending cross-platform and customized push notifications using Azure Notification Hubs, and shows how they are integrated into Azure Mobile Services.


Visualize Streaming Data the Easy Way with OData
Louis Ross explores the use of OData for exposing near-real-time time-series streaming data, and demonstrates a sample implementation of an industrial automation time-sequence data streaming capability that uses an OData service.


DevOps Demo: Provision Docker Machine to Microsoft Azure
Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Software Engineer Ahmet Alp Balkan discuss the future of Docker client for Windows, and demo provisioning Docker Machine to Azure.


Announcing the Visual Studio 2015 product lineup
Our new Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN combines Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate, and joins Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Professional with MSDN to round out our primary 2015 offerings. We’ll continue to offer Visual Studio Professional, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Server Express, Visual Studio Express and MSDN Platforms as a part of the complete Visual Studio 2015 and MSDN portfolio.
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Events
 
You’re all invited: 2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference, May 14–15
Register to attend this 2 day free virtual conference presented by MVPs, themed “The Power of Community”. With the Keynote session delivered by Steven Guggenheimer, learn the latest technology trends and grow your knowledge on IT Pro, Developer and Consumer topics. Join us!
 
Get your code running in the cloud at a free Microsoft Cloud DevCamp
Through April 23, 2015, nationwide
Learn how to use Microsoft Azure features and services, including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Websites to build and move apps to the cloud, including websites, mobile, and enterprise-class applications.
 
Develop fast, beautiful, and interactive websites
Through April 14, 2015, nationwide
Take your websites to the next level with the new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio Community 2013. After you build a cutting-edge site, deploy and scale it quickly with Microsoft Azure . Want to learn how? Join us for a free, live WebCamp in your local area. Don’t miss this free opportunity to sharpen your coding skills – regardless of which languages or platforms you use.
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Microsoft Virtual Academy
 
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Resources
 
•  Free offers and discounts from Microsoft partners
 
•  Get started with app development
•  Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free
•  Testing tools for web developers
•  DevRadio
•  Explore virtual labs
•  Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Starts
•  Microsoft Virtual Academy Visual Studio courses on demand
•  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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