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Volume 19, Number 20 | October 5, 2015 

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Transform your business model with the new Azure IoT Suite


See AzureCon on demand: New India regions, GPU support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and Security Center



Get ready to store and analyze as never before with Azure Data Lake



More ways to bring your code to the fast-growing Windows 10 Store


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Performance test your Azure Web Application directly from the Azure Portal

Ensuring and understanding the performance of your Azure Web Applications before releasing to customers is vitally important. To make this easy, the Web Apps team are previewing a new service that enables this directly from the Web Apps blade.

Introduction to ASP.NET 5

Watch this newly available course , aimed at beginners, to get started with Visual Studio, ASP.NET, and MVC. Learn about modeling your data, managing user requests, and connecting to a back-end database. Create your first application with guidance from Scott Hanselman and a stellar crew.


Microsoft Azure – the Big Picture

Get a big-picture view of Microsoft Azure, and see how giving up some control over your environment can yield benefits in terms of resilience, scalability, and manageability.

Bower: Modern Tools for Web Development

Front-end web development typically involves a variety of libraries, frameworks, tools and more. Learn how Visual Studio extensions let you use Bower, a JavaScript-based tool, to manage them.

Create fully customizable dashboards with DevExpress
Learn how you can create fully customizable dashboards with our flexible data visualization tools, and distribute royalty-free.

ASP.NET 5 Anywhere with OmniSharp and Yeoman

ASP.NET 5 no longer requires that developers work only with Visual Studio in Windows. Learn how to create cross-platform web applications with tools such as OmniSharp and Yeoman.

Build and Deploy Libraries with Integrated Roslyn Code Analysis to NuGet

Learn how to package and deploy your APIs with integrated live code analysis powered by the .NET Compiler Platform.

October 21: Introduction to React.js

Expand your web dev toolbox. Christopher Harrison and Jon Galloway offer a fun-filled session on this easy-to-learn library for building UI. Take a look at its unique JavaScript templating language, compare it to other front-end frameworks (jQuery, Knockout, and Angular.js), and explore React.js with single-page applications.


Build a Game with Cocos2d-x for Windows Devices

See how much fun you can have with the latest and greatest version of Cocos2d-x. Advanced game devs with Visual Studio and C++ experience can watch this on-demand course to explore the engine’s background, walk through setup, and build a game from start to finish.

Microsoft’s Open Source Journey into Big Data - Integrating Apache Hadoop with Azure HDInsight

Technical Evangelist Jennifer Marsman welcomes Matt Winkler, Group Product Manager of the Azure HDInsight solution, to DevRadio to learn about Microsoft’s journey into open source and how his team has embraced open source and Apache Hadoop.

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Watch these free SQL prompt tips videos from SQL Server MVPs, with hints from writing to reformatting, and find out how easily you can write SQL.
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Dive deep into Windows 10 and Office with 300-level content around Windows 10 Adaptive UI, Microsoft Edge, and hosted web apps. Explore how to create connected user experiences with cloud services, and how to monetize and distribute apps through one store for all Windows devices.
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