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Volume 20, Number 23 | October 31, 2016 
    
Top News Worldwide
 
 
Azure IoT Hub: An in-depth look at how you can capture and analyze brain waves
 
 
Live training: Design and operate microservices on Azure Service Fabric (November 2, 2016)
 
 
 
On-demand training: An introduction to ASP.NET Core 1.0
 
 
Forrester study: The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Azure PaaS
 
 
 
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MSDN Subscriber Benefits
 
New software available for download
•  Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7
•  Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 with Service Pack 1
•  Windows Server 2016
•  Visual Studio 15 Preview 5
•  System Center 2016
 
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Your Featured Content
 
Seeing the world with Xamarin and Microsoft Computer Vision APIs
Microsoft Computer Vision enables you to upload a picture (or point to an image URL) and it will return a description in natural, human-readable language. There is no need to construct and format descriptions on your own. Find out how.


New and updated Microsoft IoT kits
Ready to start experimenting with Windows 10 IoT Core? Learn about two new IoT starter kits: The Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 3 (by Adafruit) and the brand new Seeed Grove Starter Kit for IoT based on Raspberry Pi (by Seeed Studio).
 
Xamarin and Azure: Download a mobile shopping app demo
Available on GitHub, the Shopping Demo App is a great B2C sample for multiple platforms. This mobile app demo uses a wide range of Azure services to help users authenticate with Facebook or Twitter, sell and buy personal items, and get notifications when items are purchased.


How to: Installing R packages in SQL Server R Services
Learn how to add references to new R packages, including R packages that are designed for specific purposes. These could be for graphs, connections to data sources, specific statistical computations, and so on.
 
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Use T-SQL statements to access data stored in Hadoop or Azure Blob Storage
Discover how you can use T-SQL statements to import and export data back and forth between relational tables in SQL Server and non-relational data stored in Hadoop or Azure Blob Storage.


Azure SQL Database: Automate build and deployment with continuous integration and deployment
Walk through a series of end-to-end scenarios to learn how you can use Git to manage your database, automate build with continuous integration, and orchestrate releases with continuous deployment.


Code First and database initialization
Dino Esposito reviews Code First as a multi-customer application, focusing on how to create and fill a database and how to programmatically define its name and connection string.




 
CppRestSDK 2.9.0 is available on GitHub
A new version of CppRestSDK (Casablanca) is now available on GitHub, offering new features and fixing various issues in the previous version.


MSDN Magazine: Introduction to the HoloLens
Dive into Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic and explore how the HoloLens development environment addresses the three primary ways users interact with HoloLens – gaze, gesture, and voice.


Microsoft Azure Key Vault: Protect keys, secrets, and certificates
Microsoft IT uses Microsoft Azure Key Vault to store and protect encryption keys, secrets (like authentication keys and passwords), and certificates. Learn more about Azure Key Vault and how it can simplify the protection process for developers.




 
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Events
 
Connect (); // 2016
November 16–17, 2016
The popular developer event is back for a third year. The content-packed event will be streamed globally from New York City. Save the date and watch the event live online to hear the keynotes and sessions.
 
Save the date: Connect(); // 2016 Day 3
November 18, 2016
Join Microsoft Virtual Academy on November 18 to take a deeper look into the technologies announced at the Connect(); event. Explore the tools and platforms that will help you create data-driven solutions and increase the productivity of development teams. Register now.
 
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Training
 
Practical data science training for developers
November 7–11, 2016, Chicago
November 14–17, 2016, Zurich
November 21–25, 2016, Oslo
November 28–December 1, 2016, Stockholm
Join Rafal Lukawiecki in classroom-based intensive training to learn how to solve real-world problems with data science. Experiment with Azure Machine Learning, SQL Data Mining, and Microsoft R, and learn the working methods and processes that successful data scientists use.
 
Webcast series: Developer productivity toolbox for state and local government
Check out this on-demand series designed for developers and IT professionals working in state and local government to take a behind-the-scenes look at how Microsoft technologies are being used to create robust, agency-specific solutions.
 
Ask the experts: Using your Visual Studio Subscription benefits
Learn about the new capabilities of Azure and Visual Studio Team Services, and discover how and why to use the benefits available in your subscription. Watch on-demand webcasts on various topics designed for administrators and subscribers who have subscription-related questions.  
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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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