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Volume 21, Number 3 | February 9, 2017 
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How to: Add Universal Windows Platform features to your existing software
Now available: Develop and publish add-ins for Outlook on iOS
A look at serverless architecture with Azure Functions
Introduction to the HoloLens: Spatial Mapping
Sponsors: Syncfusion, and Red Gate Software
ASP.NET Core for Beginners – Syncfusion Video Series How to find and fix slow code in your .NET application
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Event Hubs .NET Standard client is now generally available
The latest Event Hubs clients are being released to general availability. These new libraries, which are open source and available on GitHub, are production-ready and fully supported by Microsoft.

How to: Calling Windows 10 APIs from a desktop application
Discover how PC software written in WPF, WinForms, or MFC can access the Windows 10 APIs used by the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). This post offers valuable background to the article on Adding UWP Features to your Existing PC Software.
Editing posts in Yammer: A look at what’s changing and what’s staying the same
In 2016, Yammer announced an upcoming feature: the ability to edit messages after posting. This left some IT pros and developers with questions about how this will impact Yammer’s developer platform. Here’s an early look at what to expect.

Live: Hands-on cloud training
Attend free, instructor-led classes to learn about the latest cloud technologies. Get hands-on experience with protecting data in Azure, managing your hybrid environment, securing a mobile workforce, and more.
ASP.NET Core for Beginners – Syncfusion Video Series
Syncfusion has partnered with Ugo Lattanzi to create a new video series for beginners on ASP.NET Core – offering a fast way to develop familiarity with its basic operation.
Inside the Azure App Service architecture
Azure App Service is a rich platform as a service that enables web, mobile, and API applications to scale to global levels with minimal complexity. Learn how applications map to App Service scale units and how they run within the App Service infrastructure.

Automate complex deployments with release management
MSDN Magazine continues its series on the mobile DevOps release pipeline with a look at release management. Learn more about managing the flow of all the build artifacts through multiple pipelines on the journey to deployment.

Visual Studio 2017: The keyword yield is becoming co_yield
If you’re using coroutines, you should be aware that the keyword yield will not be available in Visual Studio 2017. Instead, you need to change your code to use the new keyword co_yield. If you have generators that use yield expr, these need to be changed to co_yield expr. Get the details.

Save up to 55% on exam prep books and eBooks
Start studying for your next certification. Now through February 28, 2017, you can save on all exam prep books and eBooks available at the Microsoft Press store.

Announcing: Git Virtual File System
Git is a valuable tool, but it has limitations. For instance, it has a difficult time with unusually large repos, such as the Windows codebase. The new GVFS solves that problem, allowing the Git client to scale to repos of any size.

How to find and fix slow code in your .NET application
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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Webinar: Managing IT Innovation and Digital Transformation
February 15, 2017
Geoff Tewksbury and Sanjay Akut (Director of Corporate Applications at Duquesne Light Company) explore the need for digital transformation, the main barriers, and how industry leaders are using Microsoft technologies to foster innovation and meet their goals. Register today.
Hands-on learning: Containers for developers and IT pros
Through March 7, 2017, nationwide
Join a free, interactive training session to get hands-on experience with container technology. Learn how containers can help you deploy and scale apps in the cloud. Register for an event at a Microsoft Technology Center near you.
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