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ORMs for .NET Core

by Jonathan Allen Follow 261 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017 13

With EF Core struggling to accommodate basic database features such as views and stored procedures, developers are looking elsewhere for their data access needs. Here are some of the more popular options.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Time Series Insight

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Microsoft made Azure Time Series Insights (TSI) generally available. The service is part of Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) platform and has emerged earlier this year in April as a preview. Later in August, it received several updates including root cause analysis.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

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Microsoft Previews Cross Platform Tool for Working with SQL Server

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Operations Studio, a cross platform tool for working with SQL Server. This product is based on the existing Visual Studio Code editor and uses the SQL Tools API service under the hood.

Mobile Follow 76 Followers

Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

Cloud Follow 110 Followers

Azure Managed Applications Generally Available to Partners and Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

Microsoft has made Managed Applications generally available in the Azure Marketplace.

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Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 2

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback.

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Slack Desktop Migrated to BrowserView for 3.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Slack has recently made version 3.0 available in their beta channel, with numerous performance improvements and bug fixes. At its core, most of the changes have revolved around migrating from the Electron component “webView” to “browserView”, a newer and more stable alternative. Charlie Hess, engineer at Slack, has published a blog outlining this journey.

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Microsoft and AWS Collaborate on Machine Learning

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft and AWS have recently announced a new collaboration aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence. Gluon is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and Amazon AI and is intended to make developing solutions using machine learning easier and quicker.

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Azure SQL Intelligences Aims to Help DBAs and Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft seeks to make database management easier for users of its Azure SQL service and SQL Server through the addition of new features it calls Performance Management Intelligence. They are designed to provide easier database management for both DBAs and app developers.

Development Follow 228 Followers

SQL Server in the Hybrid Cloud

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

The recent release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 illustrates how the company is seeking to deliver their tools with an increasingly platform agnostic approach. This is evidenced by the adoption of the “hybrid cloud” terminology as well as the multi-platform nature of SQL Server 2017.

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Angular 5 Comes with Faster Incremental Compilation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

Google has pushed Angular 5 out, adding build optimizations, incremental compilation, and better support for internationalization, among others.

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Cosmos DB - A Globally Distributed Database

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Today at Day 2 of the PASS Summit, Microsoft group product manager for Cosmos DB Rimma Nehme was on hand to give the morning keynote about Azure Cosmos DB. Leading an informative, fast pace talk, Nehme covered Microsoft’s approach to designing and building Cosmos DB.

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Catching up with C# 7.1 and C# 7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 261 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Back in August, C# 7.1 was quietly released along with Visual Studio 15.3, but it’s not quite ready. In this report we’ll look at a subtle compiler bug and what’s next in store for the soon to be released C# 7.2.

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Bringing a DevOps Approach to Databases

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Today at Day 1 of PASS Summit 2017, Redgate Evangelist Steve Jones presented his tips for taking a DevOps approach to database management. His approach includes tips that can benefit installations of all sizes.

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