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Volume 21, Number 4 | February 21, 2017 
Top News Worldwide
Save the date: Visual Studio 2017 launch and download available March 7, 2017
Now available: Kubernetes is generally available on Azure Container Service
Preview: Start using Visio JavaScript APIs to extend Visio Online
Webcast: Build engaging mobile apps with Xamarin and an Azure backend
Sponsors: DevExpress, and Alachisoft
Introducing DevExpress v16.2 Scaling your apps or database this year?
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Containers as a service: The foundation for next generation PaaS
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. And now it is generally available on Azure Container Service.

Moving from virtual to mixed reality
Mixed reality goes beyond virtual reality by combining the virtual world with the real to create an overall experience. Tim Kulp updates the virtual reality app he created in the September issue of MSDN Magazine to enable a mixed reality app that employs gaze, gesture, and voice for interactivity.
Mobile DevOps: Driving development with active monitoring of apps and services
MSDN Magazine delves into the tools and practices that enable monitoring of apps and services and explores Application Insights and HockeyApp.

Training: Explore speech, ink, and camera on the Universal Windows Platform
In this free course available on demand, a team of experts explore the features and functionality of a UWP app. Learn about ink, databinding, and serialization, and discover additional resources that can help you build better UWP apps.
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.
Getting started: Azure developer workshop
This course from Microsoft Virtual Academy offers a practical, hands-on introduction to Microsoft Azure for developers. Learn about Azure Storage, Azure Stream Analytics, Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, working with containers, and much more.

Azure Application Insights JavaScript SDK: Reliability and performance improvements
With Azure Application Insights, you can monitor performance and usage of your apps. A bit of JavaScript will let you get timings of page loads and AJAX calls, details of browser exceptions, and more. Learn about the latest JavaScript SDK improvements.

UWP Community Toolkit: Building a Twitter search utility
Learn how the UWP Community Toolkit facilitates rapid development of cloud-connected apps. MSDN Magazine shows you how by building a Twitter search utility.

Announcing: OneNote REST API now supports application-level permissions
The OneNote API team announced application-level permissions support for the OneNote API. With application-level permissions support, your application can now support scenarios without a user being signed in.

Office dev: Build Remote Advisor solutions with Skype for Business
The Skype Developer Platform has gotten a collection of new capabilities. Read about these new capabilities, get the updated SDKs, and start building new solutions.

In-house business intelligence with events and CQRS
Once you have raw information saved at the lowest possible level of abstraction, you can use it in many different ways at many different times. MSDN Magazine explains how to add business intelligence capabilities to an event-sourcing solution.

Targeting the Windows Subsystem for Linux from Visual Studio
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was first introduced at Build in 2016 and was delivered as an early beta in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Since then, it has evolved to run an increasing number of native Linux command-line binaries and tools. Read the blog post to get started with WSL.

Public preview: Custom domain HTTPS support with Azure CDN
The HTTPS protocol ensures data exchanged with a website is encrypted while in transit. Azure CDN already supports HTTPS for Azure provided domains, and it now supports custom domains for Azure CDN from Verizon.

Scaling your apps or database this year?
Learn about 100% native .NET distributed cache and NoSQL database – where and when to use these technologies. Open source, enterprise, cloud, OnPrem.
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Webinar: Building mobile apps on Azure
February 21, 2017
Azure mobile solutions can help mobile app developers overcome the most common challenges they face. Join this live webinar and see how Azure can help you build better apps faster while spending less time worrying about back-end details. Register for the webinar.
IoT training: Register for free hands-on training in a city near you
Discover what’s possible with the Internet of Things. Register for free training and learn how to combine Microsoft Azure IoT services and Power BI with Intel hardware to start innovating.
Live event: The 360 on Innovation Applications
Attend an in-person event in a city near you to learn how Microsoft platforms and tools can deliver efficiencies at scale while offering innovative application experiences. Learn about Visual Studio 2017, explore DevOps practices, and more. Register for an event near you.
Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
February 28, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
March 9, 2017, San Francisco, CA
The fate of Earth’s first mission to Mars rests in your hands. Join the emergency response team to help regain contact with the crew, save the mission, and build your skills at this live training event in a city near you. Find an event.
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