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Volume 21, Number 2 | January 23, 2017 
    
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C++/WinRT: Introducing a new way for C++ developers to access the modern Windows Runtime API
 
 
Free eBook: Containerized Docker Application Lifecycle with Microsoft Tools and Platform
 
 
 
How to: Enable natural language interaction with LUIS
 
 
Now available: Use SharePoint Webhooks to build service-oriented processes in SharePoint
 
 
 
Sponsors: DevExpress, and Alachisoft
Introducing DevExpress v16.2 AppFabric support ends soon. Get a better .NET cache.
 
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Your Featured Content
 
A look at the new MSBuild engine and .NET Tooling
The project file for .NET Core projects has finally stabilized into an MSBuild file. This is simplified and improved over previous versions. Mark Michaelis discusses the new MSBuild and provides an overview of where it is leveraged within the .NET Tooling suite.


Get started with Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DB
Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) is a new security feature used to limit access to sensitive data in a database by obfuscating it on-the-fly in query results. Learn how this feature can help you protect sensitive data.
 
Microsoft Virtual Academy: ASP.NET Core 1.0 Cross-Platform
Our team of experts show you how to build and deploy ASP.NET Core 1.0 apps using Mac and Linux. Get the basics of ASP.NET Core, find out what tools are available on Mac and Linux, explore advanced topics (such as getting started with containers), and much more.


SharePoint Framework RC0 is on its way
SharePoint Framework lets developers use the latest JavaScript frameworks and tools to build SharePoint components. The availability of RC0 is now rolling out to Office 365, taking a big step towards general availability. Check out the details and release notes.
 
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Introducing DevExpress v16.2
DevExpress v16.2 is now available. Built and optimized for software developers targeting Windows, the web, and mobile platforms, DevExpress Universal empowers today’s enterprise and helps any organization deliver best-of-breed software solutions across devices and form factors. Download your free 30-day trial today.
 
Free training: PHP in Microsoft Azure
Watch this practical developer training and discover how to integrate Azure services into your current and future PHP development projects. You’ll learn about deploying your existing application to Azure and explore the database services available in Azure.


Step by step: Use a columnstore index for faster data access
Follow the steps to create a quick and easy sample app and discover how a columnstore index can improve data access performance in your apps.





 
Office Go-to-Market Guide for ISVs
Whether you’re developing Office web apps, add-ins, connectors, or other Office-integrated solutions, this new resource for independent software vendors can help you bring your solutions to market. Download the guidebook and get info about available programs, tools, and resources.


Exploring the Microsoft CNTK machine learning tool
The Microsoft Computational Network Tool Kit is a powerful, command-line system that can create neural network prediction systems. James McCaffrey guides you through setting up a prediction problem, creating a neural network model, making a prediction, and interpreting the results.





 
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AppFabric support ends soon. Get a better .NET cache.
Three ways to replace AppFabric with NCache, including a quick, ‘no-bug’ 3-step process.
Read the document.
 
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Events
 
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.
 
Ask the experts: Using your Visual Studio Subscription benefits
January 26, 2017
Learn all about the new capabilities of Azure and Visual Studio Team Services and benefits. This is a live event and an opportunity to get answers to your 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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