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Volume 19, Number 15 | July 30, 2015 
    
Windows 10 Top News Worldwide
 
 
Windows 10 free upgrade available now in 190 countries
 
 
Live, August 12–13: Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 RTM
 
 
 
Opening the Windows 10 store for developers
 
 
 
It’s time to upgrade your world, and your apps
 
 
Sponsors: Visual Studio Live! New York, and Red Gate Software
Visual Studio Live! helps you navigate the .NET highway How to track every change to your SQL Server database
 
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Your Featured Content
 
Downloads and tools for Windows 10
Get the tools you need to build for Windows – whether you’re building universal Windows apps for tablet, phone, PC, or Xbox on the Universal Windows Platform or classic Windows applications for the desktop.


Port your existing apps or build new ones with Windows 10 and earn DVLUP points
Ready to port your existing apps from 8.1 to Windows 10 or build an all-new app? Earn DVLUP points through these challenges and continue with more Windows 10 challenges to build skills and earn rewards. Get started.
 
Migrate apps to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
Make the necessary manual changes to your existing project files for Windows Store 8.1 apps, Windows Phone 8.1 apps, or universal Windows apps created with Visual Studio 2015 RC, so that they can be used with Visual Studio 2015 RTM.


Develop Windows apps: How-to articles and API reference
Here’s the training you need to create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10. A UWP app can run on any Windows-based device. If you’re looking for docs for older Windows app types and previous versions of Windows, you’ll find them here, too.
 
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Visual Studio Live! helps you navigate the .NET highway
Join us September 28–October 1 @ Visual Studio Live! New York for 4 days of practical, unbiased .NET training and networking. Click for details.
 
Build apps for Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015
Along with the RTM of Windows 10, you can now build apps for the Universal Windows Platform with Visual Studio 2015. Since the first preview of these tools in March, we have made significant updates to many parts of Visual Studio to make it easier. Learn more.


Universal Windows app samples
These samples demonstrate API usage patterns for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 10. The code is designed to run on desktop, mobile, and future devices that support the UWP.


Visual Studio on-demand videos
Browse through a variety of videos highlighting the capabilities of Visual Studio. Bookmark the page and use these as a reference for a current project or inspiration for your next. Watch now.
 
Develop games on Windows 10
With Xbox on Windows, Xbox Live, cross-device multiplayer, an amazing gaming community, and the power of DirectX 12, Windows 10 games will thrill millions of players worldwide across phone, PC, and Xbox One. Learn more.


Dev Center open for Windows 10 app submissions, adds new features
The new unified Windows Dev Center is now open for Windows 10 app submissions. Learn the details of the new features and the impact on app submissions, development simplification, and app marketing and promotion.
 
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How to track every change to your SQL Server database
See who made changes, what they did, and why, with SQL Source Control. Works with your source control system to give you a full version history. See how.
 
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Resources
 
•  Free offers 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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