MicrosoftDeveloper Newsletter Volume 22, Number 7 | April 4, 2018 
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Free training: Develop, test, and deploy intelligent bots from start to finish
Registration is now open for Microsoft Ignite (September 24–28, 2018)
How to: Containerize and deploy your ASP.NET Core applications to Azure
Sensors in sports: A deep look at how to perform human movement analysis with AI
The state of .NET in 2018 Why miss out on version-controlling your database?
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A look at ASP.NET Core SignalR
ASP.NET SignalR was introduced a few years ago to help ASP.NET developers add real-time functionality to applications. With ASP.NET Core 2.1, SignalR has been completely redesigned. In the latest issue of MSDN Magazine, Dino Esposito explores SignalR in ASP.NET Core.

Essential tools and services for building mobile apps
How can you add cloud services or AI to your apps? What are your options for handling data? Explore the tools available for your various mobile app development needs. Find out how Azure, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and Visual Studio App Center can help you build and deploy powerful Android and iOS apps.
Register now for Toronto OpenHack (April 18–20, 2018)
OpenHack is a fun, challenge-based coding event where enterprise developers can learn how to build business apps using bots, Azure Functions, Event Grid, Microsoft Graph, and Office 365. Register to spend three days in an immersive, hands-on hacking event.

Live webinar: Critical analytics use cases with Azure Databricks (April 12, 2018)
Microsoft Azure Databricks is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform optimized for Azure. This live webinar will explore advanced analytics using Azure Databricks, including recommendation engines, intrusion detection, and churn analytics.
The state of .NET in 2018
Learn how the latest .NET Framework addresses the challenges presented by the future-facing technologies developers are working on.  Download now.
Understanding LSTM cells using C#
Long short-term memory (LSTM) cells can be used to construct LSTM recurrent neural networks. These networks have been responsible for major advances in prediction systems that work with sequence data. James McCaffrey demonstrate how to implement an LSTM cell using C#.

BigDL Spark deep learning library VM now available on Azure Marketplace
The BigDL deep learning library is a Spark-based framework for creating and deploying deep learning models at scale. It is now available on Azure Marketplace as a fixed VM image, offering an easier way to deploy and use the BigDL library.

Now available: TypeScript 2.8
This new release delivers a host of new capabilities, including conditional types, granular control on mapped type modifiers, and more. Here’s an overview of what’s new in version 2.8.

On demand: Complying with GDPR on Microsoft SQL-based technologies
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25, 2018, giving European Union residents greater control of their personal data. Watch this webinar to learn about the implications for your business and how the Microsoft data platform can help your organization comply.

Getting started: Using Docker in SharePoint Framework development
Docker offers an easy way to run multiple configurations for your SharePoint Framework development. Here’s what you need to know to get started – from basics, such as configuration, to more complex topics like debugging a SharePoint Framework solution running in Docker.

Why miss out on version controlling your database?
It’s a lot easier than you think, because SQL Source Control plugs into SQL Server Management Studio and connects your database to the same version control tools you use for applications. So you can version control changes to schemas and static data alongside changes to your application, and see who made what changes, when, and why.  Find out how.
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Azure Developer Tour 
Through April 12, 2018, U.S. and Canada
Register for a free, one-day training event designed by developers for developers. Cloud developer experts will present live coding demos, covering the latest in compute, serverless, storage, big data, AI, machine learning, and more. Find a free event in a city near you and learn how to build great cloud apps.
Explore what’s next at Microsoft Build 
May 7‒9, 2018, Seattle, WA
See what’s next in cloud technology, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and more. Microsoft Build offers more than 350 sessions and workshops, a chance to connect with thousands of other developers, and an opportunity to meet the experts behind the products you use every day.
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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•  Testing tools for web developers
•  Free Microsoft Press eBooks
•  TechNet Flash
•  Get the latest information from Channel 9
•  Microsoft for Startups
•  Code editing tools for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications
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