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Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

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What’s Coming Next for Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Visual Studio 15.2 was just released but the development team continues to work non-stop. At Build 2017, Microsoft discussed the new features coming in 15.3 and where the product is headed next.

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Microsoft Announces Draft .NET Architecture Guidance

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Four application architecture guidance drafts are available from Microsoft. These drafts cover four areas: Microservices and Docker, ASP.NET Web Applications, Azure Cloud Deployment, and Xamarin Mobile Applications. Each guidance consists of a set of documents appropriate for the topic. Microsoft wants feedback from the general community on these draft documents.

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.NET Core 2.0 Preview Released, Includes Visual Basic Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 11, 2017 4

Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 2 Preview 1. This brings .NET Core into compliance with .NET Standard 2 and adds Visual Basic support to .NET Core for the first time.

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What ASP.NET Core May Bring to the .NET Framework’s String Handling

by Jonathan Allen Follow 6 Followers on  May 11, 2017

In what was apparently a major miscommunication among Microsoft’s developers and managers, ASP.NET Core 2.0 will in fact be supported on the full the .NET Framework. The change to only offer ASP.NET Core on .NET Core was supposed to be a temporary step to ease development.

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Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 11, 2017

On day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft turns to focus on Windows 10, new developer tools for supporting non-Windows devices, and new devices in mixed reality.

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Build 2017 Day 1 Keynote Recap

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 10, 2017

Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference began today with an informative and wide-ranging presentation of new technologies for the artificial intelligence, Azure and the cloud, and developer tools. InfoQ was there to provide a running summary and key takeaways.

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Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 1 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 10, 2017

Microsoft has granted several news sites, including InfoQ, an early look at what will be introduced at Build 2017. Take a look at what Microsoft has in store for developers and be sure to check back throughout the day for updates on these announcements.

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ASP.NET Core Drops Support for .NET Framework

by Jonathan Allen Follow 6 Followers , Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 09, 2017 4

Last Friday, ASP.NET Core quietly switched to only supporting .NET Core 2.0. This means that ASP.NET Core 1.0/1.1 applications running Mono or the full .NET Framework will not be upgradable to ASP.NET Core 2.0 when it is released in 2-3 months. Seen as a major breaking change to the platform without a public discussion or formal announcement, this has angered many prominent developers.

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.NET Framework 4.7 Now Generally Available

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 05, 2017

.NET Framework 4.7 debuted with the release of Windows 10 Creators Edition, but was not available for prior releases of Windows until now. The general availability of .NET Framework 4.7 provides users of Windows 7-10 with the latest features including support for C#7 and VB 15, bug fixes, and expanded cryptography support.

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Being a Polyglot Programmer

by Stéphane Wojewoda Follow 2 Followers on  May 03, 2017 2

Every programmer knows a langage or two. Being a polyglot programmer is a different mindset, fitting with the "Engineering yourself" principle. Zaiste, co-organizer of Polyconf, a conference dedicated to IT polyglotism, explains what it means to be a polyglot programmer, why it is useful, how to use it in your day-to-day job.

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F# Support Highlights New Rider Preview Release

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 02, 2017

JetBrains' Rider, their multiplatform IDE for .NET development, continues its open development cycle with Early Access Preview 21. Featured in this preview is support for the functional language F#. Along with this, several important bug fixes and added support for both TFS and Virtual Studio Team Services can be found.

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.NET Futures: Asynchronous Streams

by Jonathan Allen Follow 6 Followers on  May 01, 2017

Since async/await was announced for VB/C#, developers have been asking about an asynchronous version of IEnumerable. But until C# 7 and ValueTask, that was potentially challenging from a performance standpoint.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Microsoft Updates Azure IoT Platform: Adds Connectivity, Time Series Insights and Edge Analytics

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 29, 2017

Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series Insights, additional connectivity platform support for OPC UA/DA and Azure Stream Analytic support on edge devices. In addition, Microsoft also announced a new SaaS-based IoT Solution called Azure IoT Central.

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