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Volume 19, Number 11 | June 1, 2015 
    

Build Tour

Chicago, USA (June 10)
Toronto, Canada (June 12)
Los Angeles, USA (June 15)
Get the best of Build, dive deep into the Windows 10 developer platform with coding sessions and exciting demos across devices and platforms, plus partner showcases, Q&A, and face-to-face time with Microsoft engineers. All for free.

Top News Worldwide
 
 
The Universal Windows Platform Guide
 
 
 
 
Windows App Studio Beta with support for the Windows 10 Insider Preview – now available
 
 
 
On demand: A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10
 
 
 
June 17: Building Websites with Python and Django
 
 
Sponsors: Red Gate Software, and LEADTOOLS
How to track every change to your SQL Server database Download free evaluation of LEADTOOLS V19 Imaging SDKs
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Build and Beyond
 
The Best of Build and Windows 10 now available on demand on MVA
Missed Build 2015? Don't worry, we’ll bring it to you. Step through sessions on the new Windows 10 app model, open source tools, Microsoft Edge, the Internet of Things (IoT), and universal app creation in Visual Studio 2015.
 
DVLUP and Build - take the tour, take the quiz, get the points
Get the best of Build at a city near you, then get DVLUP points with a quick and easy quiz and Microsoft Virtual Academy’s Best of Build and Windows 10.
 
 
Students get coding at the free Windows 10 Game Jam from Microsoft Imagine
Join students from your area in an all-day game jam that kicks off with insight and instructions from Microsoft gaming experts. Find out how your next game project can support multiplayer gaming across devices.
 
Build on-demand sessions on Channel 9
Filter by tag, speaker, level, and more to get just the sessions you want.
 
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MSDN Subscriber Benefits
 
New software available for download
•  Visual Studio 2015 RC
•  Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC
•  Windows 10 Insider Preview 10074
•  Skype for Business Server 2015
•  Windows Server Technical Preview 2
•  System Center Technical Preview 2
•  Windows 10 Insider Preview VHD
•  System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection with Service Pack 2
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Your Featured Content
 
Introduction to Azure Machine Learning and Azure ML Studio
Sam Stokes kicks off a new DevRadio multi-part series on Azure Machine Learning . Tune in for part 1 as he covers Azure Machine Learning basics, from why it is important to how it can be used for your purposes. Also, get an introduction of the AzureML Studio so that you use it in your applications.


Get Ready for Windows 10: Learning Universal Windows App Development
Windows 10 is coming this summer. It’s available in preview today. Technical Evangelist Nick Landry has a compiled a list of free training and resources for all levels of developers on Microsoft Virtual Academy that will bring you up to speed on app development for Windows devices.
 
Windows 10 Dev Tools Preview – Download available
Install the tools and start exploring the Universal Windows platform. With this preview release of the Windows 10 developer tooling, you have the opportunity to experiment with the new platform capabilities while we continue working to finish Windows 10. Get started today.


Implementing and Using Data Binding in Xamarin
Laurent Bugnion discusses data binding in XAML and Xamarin and shows how it can be implemented, using examples based on the MVVM Light Toolkit.
MapReduce Without Hadoop Using the ASP.NET Pipeline
Learn how to use the ASP.NET pipeline as a MapReduce pipeline in order to add rich data analytics, add processing power, or transform parts of a single-node system into a distributed system. Setup is ridiculously easy and access is through a simple REST API.


CQRS for the Common Application
CQRS is an implementation pattern that’s appropriate for nearly any type of software application. The CQRS approach pays off regardless of the project’s perceived complexity. It’s essentially a rework of the classic multi-layered architecture that leaves the door open for more significant changes and evolution.


Twenty C# questions answered
What is the difference between String and string? Get this and 19 other top C# questions answered. This training session focuses on 20 of the top questions surrounding the C# language, based on number of views and votes on Stackoverflow.


Building Apps with TouchDevelop - Publishing Your App
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Christine Matheney concludes her DevRadio series by showing you how to publish your new app to various platforms. Get started with TouchDevelop.


Skype Translator: Making the Microsoft Translator API work for you
Jerry Nixon welcomes Yasmin Khan and Olivier Fontana to DevRadio for a discussion about the Skype Translator and how it uses the advancements of Microsoft Translator. Tune in for this great real-world example of cloud-based automatic translation services at work.


DevOps: New resources for faster, more predictable application lifecycles
Get the latest resources to enable DevOps in your organization – resulting in faster, more predictable, higher-quality application lifecycles.


Answers to your Microsoft Certification questions – all in one place
What is the value of a certification? How do I prepare? Where do I get study materials? These new bite-sized videos will quickly give you the scoop on specific topics related to Microsoft certification and training. Free training is available at Microsoft Virtual Academy.


Microsoft – the only vendor named a leader across Gartner Magic Quadrants for IaaS, Application PaaS, and Cloud Storage
Gartner recently published their Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft has been named a Leader based on the completeness of our vision and ability to execute in the IaaS market for the second year in a row. Read more for details.
 
Event Hubs for Analytics and Visualization, Part 2
Event Hubs can store massive amounts of data, but you have to make informed decisions about how and where to do so in order to effectively consume data stored in Event Hubs data stores. This is a second in a series on Azure Event Hubs.


Add Microsoft Azure Search to your websites and apps
Add an amazing search experience to your apps and websites – check out this on-demand course. See how this service helps customers to naturally and effectively explore and find data, plus look at index tuning, scoring, and weighting to help meet business objectives.


Big Data Analytics with HDInsight: Hadoop on Azure
Find out how to turn data into action, visualize it, and monetize it. Leading experts on big data analytics with Microsoft Azure HDInsight and Hadoop show you how to get started now so you can make sense of those ever-increasing volumes of data.


Write your first Windows IoT app
Explore sample projects, watch tutorials and videos, learn more about universal Windows apps, and then begin developing your own. Start the tutorial and begin writing your first Windows app.


Chef Blog: DevOps @ MS Ignite
The DevOps conversation change at this year’s Ignite evolved in a major way. Read Chef’s insight into this change, gathered from over 1,000 conversations with developers, architects, and IT pros – and watch the Azure and Chef session delivered jointly at Ignite.


3 million techies who never stop learning
Share how Microsoft Virtual Academy has been a part of your learning, and learn from others. Join our celebration party in to the “Know it. Prove it.” forums, where people are posting about completed projects and achieved goals.


Missed Build? Catch up and earn DVLUP pts
Complete at least one of the “Know it. Prove it.” DVLUP Build Challenges in Microsoft Virtual Academy for 400 PTS/XP. Choose from a variety of developer topics. Enhance your knowledge and earn reward points for the DVLUP store.


June 11: Maximize your development technology investment
Microsoft development technologies, including Visual Studio 2015, continue to adapt and support you with state-of-the-art features. Get the latest on the Microsoft development ecosystem, and see the value you can realize with Visual Studio 2015, MSDN, and more.


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Events
 
IoT DevCamps
Discover how to use Microsoft Azure services as a full, end-to-end IoT solution as we put Event Hub, Streaming Analytics, and Web Sites under the microscope.
 
The best of Build, on tour: through June 19
The Build Tour includes more than 20 one-day events featuring Microsoft experts, Windows 10 deep dives for app and web developers, key insights, demos, and coding sessions. Register today to secure your spot. #buildtour
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Student News
 
 
Students get coding at the free Windows 10 Game Jam from Microsoft Imagine
Join students from your area in an all-day game jam that kicks off with insight and instructions from Microsoft gaming experts. Find out how your next game project can support multiplayer gaming across devices.
 
Write your first Windows IoT app
Explore sample projects, watch tutorials and videos, learn more about universal Windows apps, and then begin developing your own. Start the tutorial and begin writing your first Windows app.
 
New learn-to-code kits for beginning developers
Encourage young developers to visit the new Microsoft Imagine site. View and download our great new learn-to-code kits, suitable for beginners of any age. Help young developers make their first game, app, or school project.
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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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