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Microsoft's Approach to Modern Data

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

The PASS Summit 2017 is a conference for users of SQL Server and related Microsoft data technology. At Day 1 of the conference, Microsoft's Rohan Kumar was on hand to present the opening keynote.

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Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

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ASP.NET Core and F# with Giraffe

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

Giraffe is an F# micro web framework for building web applications. It sits on ASP.NET Core, providing an F# API to the web framework. Giraffe is intended for developers who want to build web applications in F# while retaining access to the features of ASP.NET Core and its ecosystem.

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First Look at Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft continues to quickly iterate development of Visual Studio 2017, and has just released 15.5 Preview, a look at the company’s fifth update to the popular IDE since its release. This update adds new debugging capabilities and performance improvements for C++, Visual Basic, and C#.

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Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for promoting cross-platform application development and code reuse.

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.NET Core and .NET Standard: What Is the Difference?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017 1

.NET Standard is an API specification that defines what Base Class Libraries must be implemented. .NET Core is a managed framework optimized for building console, cloud, ASP.NET Core, and UWP applications. Each managed implementation (such as Xamarin, .NET Core, or the .NET Framework) must implement their BCL according the .NET Standard.

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Improved Accessibility is the Focus of Latest .NET Framework

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Microsoft has announced the pre-release of .NET Framework 4.7.1, which includes various improvements across the board. Today we will look at the changes made to improve the accessibility of WPF applications.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Availability Zones, Completes MAREA Transatlantic Connection

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the expansion of High Availability (HA) and resiliency options for customers. The update comes in the form of Azure Availability Zones which increase the availability of certain Azure services within a specific region by providing complete redundancy and isolation of the infrastructure. Azure Availability Zones include a financially-backed SLA of 99.99%.

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RedHat Announces Support for Azure, .Net Core 2.0 and SQL Server 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017 1

Microsoft and RedHat recently announced support for Windows Containers in Red Hat OpenShift. The main scenario this announcement targets is to make Linux and Windows containers work in the same cluster. This enables enterprises with mixed environments to migrate towards a container based infrastructure without needing separate clusters for Windows and Linux.

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String Interpolation in Entity Framework Raises Concerns

by Jonathan Allen Follow 254 Followers on  Sep 18, 2017 1

One of the new features in Entity Framework Core 2 is the ability to automatically convert interpolated strings into parameterized SQL. Though designed to avoid problems with poorly written SQL, it is feared that it may actually lead to more SQL injection attacks.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure App Service running on Linux and support for Web App for Containers. When provisioning web apps, developers now have the ability to choose an underlying Operating System of Windows or Linux. They also have the ability to ingest containerized applications from popular container repositories.

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Fable 1.2 Announced along with First FableConf

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Three months after its first stable release, community-driven F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.2, just in time for FableConf 2017, the first conference dedicated to web development in F# using Fable.

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UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

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Microsoft Explores Manual Memory Management in .NET with Snowflake

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 01, 2017

A number of researchers from Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University have forked .NET, adding an API to the runtime to support manual memory management, and published details of their approach and performance improvements obtained in the paper Project Snowflake: Non-blocking Safe Manual Memory Management in .NET.

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Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance Released

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 30, 2017

Four application architecture guides are available from Microsoft's Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams. This guidance covers four areas: Microservices, Docker, Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure, and Enterprise Applications Using Xamarin Forms. Each guidance is contained in an eBook. There are two end-to-end reference applications that the guides use as examples.

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