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Volume 20, Number 10 | May 2, 2016 
    
Top News Worldwide
 
 
Use speech and other Cognitive Services in your Universal Windows Platform apps
 
 
 
Bash and Command Line improvements in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332
 
 
 
Jerry Nixon steps through sample code for Windows developers from every announcement from Build
 
 
Build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your users naturally wherever they are
 
 
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Create and submit a Continuum UI idea to win a Surface Pro 4
Submit your UI design for the next great app to take Continuum to the next level. Winners get a Surface Pro 4 and the chance to pitch their app to Microsoft executives at our headquarters in Redmond, WA. Enter by May 11, 2016.
 
Build your own bot
Bots are hot. Microsoft put bots in the spotlight during the recent Build developer conference, and now you can build your own bot, too.
 
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Your Featured Content
 
Write Clean Code in ASP.NET Core with Dependency Injection
Dependency Injection (DI) is a technique that allows applications to be constructed from loosely coupled modules. ASP.NET Core has built-in support for DI and uses it to provide services to applications built on it. Learn how to use DI to access ASP.NET services as well as your own application services.


Writing Windows Services in PowerShell
This article presents a novel and easy way to create Windows services, by writing them in the PowerShell scripting language rather than C# or C++. No more compilation, just a quick edit/test cycle that can be done on any system.
 
Hosted Web Applications for the Enterprise
Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps are well within reach for any enterprise with an intranet. This article explores how to take an existing intranet web app and convert it to a UWP app through a hosted web application while leveraging the Windows API.


How To Be MEAN: Getting the Edge(.js)
Ted Neward continues his series on development with the MEAN stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js). Certain kinds of applications are much easier to write using the various packages available in the npm repository that EdgeJS now opens up to the traditional .NET developer.
 
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Web API Design Jump Start
If you’re a web developer for enterprise or consumer-based apps, and you have some experience with ASP.NET, C#, and JavaScript, let experts Christopher Harrison and Jeremy Likness show you why the ASP.NET Web API is the ideal way to target browsers and mobile devices.


Cross-platform mobile app development with Microsoft tools
May 25, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Create, test, and manage high-performance apps on iOS, Android, and Windows. Microsoft Visual Studio enables developers to build from a single code base and deploy to a native application look and feel.


Get notified of Outlook changes with Microsoft Graph Webhooks
Join Gareth Jones as he talks about the newly released WebHooks on Microsoft Graph and how you can make your app more efficient by subscribing to changes in Outlook data and learning to cut down on your API polling habit.


DevOps Dimension: Mobile DevOps
Technical Evangelist David Tesar talks to engineers from Mobile Apps teams at Microsoft to learn how those teams are putting DevOps practices to use.



 
Security Best Practices for Developers
Technical Evangelist James Sturtevant welcomes Robert Hurlbut , Microsoft MVP and independent software security consultant, to DevRadio for a discussion on Security Tools and Best Practices for Developers. Learn how you can design and write more secure software applications.


The Maker Show: Episode 9 - An Introduction to Wearables
Do you have dreams of blinging out your gear but have no idea where to start? Explore wearables - from microcontrollers made for wearables to conductive thread, and even a bit of bad sewing skills thrown down in between. Get started with your first soft interactive electronics project by learning some of the basics first.


Stress less and code more with development and test environments in the cloud
May 19, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
See how scalable, on-demand cloud infrastructure dramatically reduces the effort required to set up and manage dev and test environments, and how cloud economics can dramatically lower costs and enable scaling on demand to eliminate over-provisioning of expensive infrastructure resources.




 
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Boost your application performance with new ANTS Performance Profiler 9. Find bottlenecks in your .NET code and database queries. Try it free.
 
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Events
 
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – build your cloud skills
Through May 23, 2016, worldwide
At this free technical training event, learn best practices and gain insight directly from the experts who build and run cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, and more. You’ll learn something new and walk away ready to apply your new skills.
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Resources
 
•  Downloads and tools for Windows 10
•  Get started with app development
•  Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free
•  Microsoft Virtual Academy – new training
•  Testing tools for web developers
•  Free Microsoft Press eBooks
•  TechNet Flash
•  Get the latest information from Channel 9
•  Free software and training for startups from Microsoft BizSpark
•  Code editing tools for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications
 
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