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Microsoft Graph: Connect to Essential Data Every App Needs

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 30, 2018

Yina Arenas, principal program manager for the Microsoft 365 Ecosystem, gave a session on how to use Microsoft Graph to connect to application data. Using Microsoft Graph, developers can help users to focus on tasks to be accomplished, rather than applications to run. The talk focused on the Build 2018 announcements, getting started, what tools to use, the main APIs, and tips and tricks.

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Build 2018: The Future of C#

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  May 21, 2018 14

Number one on the list of future C# features is Nullable Reference Types. But also on the table are enhancements to pattern matching, array slicing, asynchronous iterators, default interface methods, and possibly even records.

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New Features in C# 7.3

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  May 18, 2018

Though a comparatively minor release, C# 7.3 addresses some long outstanding complaints from C# 1 and 2 such as overload resolution and generic constraints that work with enums and delegates.

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Build 2018: .NET Overview & Roadmap

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 17, 2018

At Microsoft Build 2018, Scott Hunter, director program management, .NET and Scott Hanselman, director community, .NET gave a session on the future of .NET. The thrust of the presentation was that .NET can be the platform for building any kind of application: desktop, web, cloud, mobile, gaming, IoT or AI. Your existing language skills are not wasted and can be used in new areas.

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First Look at Visual Studio 2017 15.8 with ARM64 Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 14, 2018

The first preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 has been released, and includes the first support for the ARM64 platform.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Brings Full C++17 Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 11, 2018

Microsoft has released a seventh update to Visual Studio 2017. Notable additions in this release include full C++17 compliance, an improved installer, and general quality of life changes that should benefit most developers.

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Microsoft 365 and the Future of App Development: Microsoft Build 2018 Second Day Keynote

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 08, 2018

The second day keynote focused on how Microsoft 365 is the future of app development. Although the talk was focused on the merging of Enterprise Mobility Services, Microsoft Office, and Windows 10 in Microsoft 365, the underlying Microsoft Graph platform will have much wider use as ubiquitous computing, the union of data and AI, and multi-sense and multi-device experiences become more prevalent.

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.NET Core 3 Will Add Windows Desktop App Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 08, 2018

During Microsoft's Build developer conference, the company announced that .NET Core 3 will include support for Windows Desktop apps. This means developers can use .NET Core to write Windows platform apps that use WinForms, WPF, or UWP.

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F# Web Development with the SAFE Stack

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

The SAFE stack is a set of F# libraries used together to create web applications. Tomasz Heimowski recently presented the stack at F# eXchange 2018 in a live coding session. He demonstrated the whole experience by creating and deploying a rating application for his talk.

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.NET Core 2.1 Preview 2 Boasts Improved Networking

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Microsoft continues to work on advancing .NET Core 2.1, and the latest preview exhibits significant speed improvements, rewritten networking code based on pure .NET sockets, and general improvements to the tooling.

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Visual Studio 15.7 Preview 4 Improves Git, C++ Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Microsoft has delivered a couple of new previews for the forthcoming Visual Studio 2017 15.7, and based on the limited size of the changes it would seem that we are nearing its formal release. As usual, the changes cover a wide range of territory- so developers should see some benefits regardless of what languages they use.

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Running .NET in the Browser with Ooui

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 18, 2018

.NET Developers have a new way of using their programming knowledge thanks to the Ooui library. Their .NET apps can be executed straight from a web browser using web assembly. Ooui provides a new way for C# and F# programmers to deliver their work.

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Comparing WCF Performance to ASP.NET Core

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018 2

One would expect to find that ASP.NET Core has better performance than older technologies like Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Developers have setup a comparison between the two technologies to see if this indeed the case.

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Visual Studio 2017 Debuts 15.7 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

Microsoft continues to iterate on the development of VS2017 and has recently released its preview of 15.7. This preview debuts support for TypeScript 2.8, NuGet package signatures, and adds Step-back debugging to .NET Core projects.

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Universal Windows Platform Apps Start to Retrace Win32 Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 27, 2018 1

Microsoft is loosening some of the restrictions on UWP apps to entice more developers to switch. Greater access to the local file system, multi-instancing, and console app support is coming to UWP.

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