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Volume 21, Number 13 | June 26, 2017 
    
Top News Worldwide
 
 
How to: Use Azure IoT Suite preconfigured solutions to boost IoT development
 
 
Machine Learning: Tools and resources to help you start building intelligent services
 
 
 
Visual Studio for Mac: Hands-on labs for Unity game development and connecting to IoT devices
 
 
Announcing: Windows Template Studio 1.1 release
 
 
Sponsors: DevExpress, and Red Gate Software
Introducing DevExpress v16.2 A third of teams don’t version control their database
 
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CMake in Visual Studio: What’s new in Preview 2
Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 2 updates CMake from version 3.7.2 to version 3.8 and adds improved support for the CMake Ninja generator. Additionally, this preview includes several fixes for community reported bugs. Get the details.


Visual Studio Code: Create a database IDE with mssql extension
In the latest MSDN Magazine, Julie Lerman explains how you can turn Visual Studio Code into a smart IDE for a variety of SQL Server databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and SQL Data Warehouse) by taking advantage of the mssql extension.
 
Make C# more dynamic with Hyperlambda
Thomas Hansen explains Hyperlambda, his “non-programming language” that makes C# dynamic and provides all the benefits of interpreted languages within the context of the static typing of C#.


MSDN Magazine: Git internals for Visual Studio developers
Learn how Git works within the newly released Visual Studio 2017 IDE and how the Git repo is implemented in the file system. Then delve into the topology of the Git data store, the structure and content of its various storage objects, and the make-up of Git branches.
 
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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.
 
Mobile dev: Authentication and data access with Visual Studio Mobile Center
Learn how the Visual Studio Mobile Center eases implementation of authentication and tables for mobile apps with a cross-platform example based on Xamarin.Forms.


MVA learning path: DevOps for Developers
Microsoft Virtual Academy offers specific learning paths to help you focus on a particular area. The DevOps for Developers path will help you enhance efficiencies, optimize resources, and improve ALM. Add the learning path to your dashboard, track your progress, and earn a badge.





 
Burtch Works Survey: R leads and Python gains
For the past four years, recruiting firm Burtch Works has conducted a simple survey of data scientists with just one question: Which do you prefer to use: SAS, R, or Python? The results for this year’s survey are in.


How one company used Azure IoT Suite to transform and modernize
Watch an interview that details the digital transformation of ZPMC, a port-machinery company, and find out how Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, Stream Analytics, and Power BI enabled this company to transform into a comprehensive service provider.






 
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A third of teams don’t version control their database
Connect your database to your version control system with SQL Source Control and find out who made changes, what they did, and why. Learn more.
 
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Events
 
Live webinar: Developer’s intro to Azure Machine Learning
June 29, 2017
Azure Machine Learning makes it easy for developers to incorporate intelligence and predictive analytics into their apps. Join this Xamarin University Presents session to learn core machine learning concepts and see how you can use Azure Machine Learning Studio to start building smarter apps immediately.
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Training
 
Free training: Introduction to Xamarin.Forms
Haven’t used Xamarin.Forms yet? This course, led by Jeff Prosise, provides a deep dive into Xamarin.Forms, showing how you can build cross-platform mobile apps that run on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone using C# and UIs built in XAML.
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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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