MicrosoftDeveloper Newsletter Volume 22, Number 1 | January 10, 2018 
    
 
Top News Worldwide
 
 
Span‹T›: Everything you need to know about this new .NET mainstay
 
 
Extending Excel: Data analysis, machine learning, and Excel Functions
 
 
 
Top 12 Visual Studio App Center tips and tricks from 2017
 
 
New: ASP.Net Core 2.0 learning path from Microsoft Virtual Academy
 
 
 
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New features: Visual Studio Code Java Debugger
The latest update to the Visual Studio Code Debugger for Java extension adds two exciting new features – Expression Evaluation and Support Step Filters – as well as a few other enhancements. Learn about these new features and try version 0.5.0.


Build the API to your organization with Microsoft Graph and Azure Functions
Learn how you can leverage Azure Functions to build human and technical processes on top of data within Microsoft Graph. With Microsoft Graph and Azure Functions, you can build out the full API to your organization and transform productivity for all.
 
Free training: Asynchronous Programming with JavaScript
Want to supercharge your JavaScript? Learn the latest asynchronous features in JavaScript (such as Promises and Generators) and make your web applications more responsive by allowing multiple tasks to be processed at the same time.


Reusable controls for your SharePoint Framework solutions
Reusable controls are designed to increase your productivity when you are building solutions for SharePoint. They are open-source, community-driven, and reviewed by SharePoint engineering. Watch this PnP webcast to learn more.
 
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Introducing DevExpress Universal v17.2
DevExpress Universal v17.2 ships with everything you’ll need to build your best, without limits or compromise. Download your free 30-day trial today.
 
How to: Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure
Microservices require a different approach to designing and building applications. Read this new guidance to learn about building and running a microservices architecture on Azure, using Kubernetes as a container orchestrator.


Get started: Text Analytics API
Text Analytics API is a cloud-based service that provides advanced natural language processing over raw text, with three main functions: sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, and language detection. These quick starts, tutorials, and samples will teach you how to analyze content in different ways.



 
Best practices for developing Office Add-ins
Effective add-ins offer unique and compelling functionality that extends Office applications in a visually appealing way. Apply these best practices to create great add-ins that provide an engaging experience, first-class UI, and responsive performance.


New Python Quick Start and samples for Microsoft Graph
The Microsoft Graph team has published a new Quick Start guide for Python. It will get you started with a Python web app that calls the Microsoft Graph API. Check out this new Quick Start, as well as new scenario-specific samples.



 
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Events
 
Live Webinar: Ship Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center
January 25, 2018, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join this live event and learn how to simplify and automate your app development with Visual Studio App Center. Get step-by-step guidance, demos, and best practices, and leave ready to ship your apps faster.
 
DevIntersection: Explore ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Azure, and AI
March 25‒28, 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL
New features for Visual Studio and .NET Core are being released every few weeks. Looking for a way to keep up? Register for DevIntersection to learn from industry leaders.
 
Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your cloud skills with the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365
Through April 25, 2018, worldwide
Register today for Microsoft Tech Summit, a free event for developers and IT pros. Attend an event in a city near you to learn about the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps, and meet with the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services.
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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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