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Crucial Patch for Visual Studio 2017 Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

A newly released update for Visual Studio 2017 contains an important patch for all developers who use Git as well a key fix for F# developers. The Git issue solves a security issue that allows arbitrary code execution, while the F# fix corrects major editing issues.

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Microsoft Ships Azure Event Grid for Unified Event Processing

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 16, 2017

Today, Microsoft released a novel service for ingesting and processing cloud events. The Azure Event Grid takes events generated from Azure services, or custom apps, and routes them to chosen handlers.

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.NET Core 2 Released, Supports .NET Standard 2.0

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 14, 2017 1

.NET Core 2 has been released, bringing with it the highly anticipated support for .NET Standard 2.0. This release adds support for over 19,000 additional .NET API calls, significantly increasing the usefulness of .NET Core: expanded platform support, improved performance, VB support, and .NET Framework reference compatibility.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Released, Adds .NET Core 2 Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 14, 2017

Microsoft has released production ready Visual Studio 2017 15.3 and it is packed with features that include frontline support for .NET Core 2. Several stability and performance fixes, and increased accessibility support are among several new additions.

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.NET Standard 2.0 Has Been Finalized

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 11, 2017

Microsoft has announced the final version of .NET Standard 2.0 which includes over 32k APIs, a 140% increase over .NET Standard 1.6 and 400% compared to .NET Standard 1.0.

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Azure with Scott Guthrie: Azure Security Center and Role Based Access Controls

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 11, 2017

InfoQ had the opportunity to talk Azure with Microsoft executive vice president, Scott Guthrie. For our second and concluding segment we will discuss using Azure Security Center and Role Based Access Controls.

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Azure with Scott Guthrie: Custom Dashboards and Azure Monitor

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

InfoQ had the opportunity to talk Azure with Microsoft executive vice president, Scott Guthrie. Today we will discuss using Azure Monitor and Custom Dashboards.

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Book Review Docker on Windows by Elton Stoneman

by Roland Meertens Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 09, 2017

Docker on Windows, written by Elton Stoneman, is a great book for Windows developers who want to learn how to effectively use Docker. It covers many aspects from Docker: images and containers, but also newer features such as multi-stage builds. The book is a perfect fit for engineers, architects, and administrators who are already building and delivering server applications running on Windows.

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Public Preview of Azure IaaS Disaster Recovery Announced

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

In a recent announcement, Microsoft released details about its public preview for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Using the ASR service, organizations can protect IaaS workloads in one Azure region and have it replicated to a different Azure region within a geographical cluster.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Preview Nears Final Release

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 04, 2017 1

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 appears to be nearing release as the latest preview focuses on bug fixes. Developers interested in the latest C# 7.1 features and those working with C++ will still find lots to use in the latest Preview 7 release.

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Microsoft Introduces New Azure Container Instances Service and Per Second Billing

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 30, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft introduced a new container service called Azure Container Instances. This service has been positioned, by Microsoft, as a way to deliver containers with simplicity and speed, without VM infrastructure to manage.

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Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is about Survival

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2017

Hiscox's CTO talks about cloud strategy, DevOps and getting ops on board these changes.

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Profile Guided Optimization Comes to .NET Core

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 27, 2017

Profile Guided Optimization is a native compilation technology that has long been available to native code developers (i.e. Visual C++). Microsoft has announced that this technology is now available for .NET Core developers on Windows x86/x64 and Linux x64.

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How Microsoft Uses the .NET Core SDK Telemetry

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017

The .NET Core SDK collects various data points from the developers who use it. This is a voluntary disclosure (albeit via an opt-out procedure) but Microsoft has not previously shared details on the collected information. That information is now available and presents interesting insights into how the tools are used.

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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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