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Automate All the Things: An AutoHotKey Primer for Developers

Avoid the drudgery of repetitive tasks. AutoHotKey is the most powerful keyboard scripting and automation tool for Windows, and I'll show you how to get started.

Huckaby: For Creative Developers, Evolving Natural User Interface Design Opens Up Opportunities

Natural UI expert Tim Huckaby live-demonstrated at Visual Studio Live! in Austin this week some well-developed but primitive NUI capabilities with his phone that show what is capable in the very near future as the technology matures.

Visual Studio Application Insights Pricing Discounted for Volume Users

Microsoft announced pricing cuts for volume users starting June 1 while Application Insights is in public preview.

The Great Conversion Function

Long hours finally took their toll on Adam's health, so Gerry picked up the slack in his own peculiar way -- introducing some slick do-it-all function.

C# 6.0 Gets More Concise with Expression Bodied Properties, Dictionary initializer

Eric Vogel goes over a few C# 6.0 language improvements that will help make your coding experiences more concise.

From Austin: Microsoft Open Source Development Updates for 2015

Microsoft's Jay Schmelzer kicks off Visual Studio Live! in Austin, Texas highlighting the company's latest open source efforts within Visual Studio 2015 and the .NET Framework.

Developing Your First Apple Watch App

Learn how to get started writing apps for your wrist!

Preview of Project System Extensibility SDK for Visual Studio 2015

Project System Extensibility SDK improves upon Visual Studio Managed Package Framework for Projects' process for project system plug-in development.

TypeScript Futures

Now that Google is adopting TypeScript as the development tool for Angular 2, TypeScript 1.5 is going to gain some functionality driven by features in Google AtScript. But there's more in the next version of TypeScript than just AtScript features.

New Open Source Project: Windows Communication Foundation

The newest work-in-progress WCF that's targeting .NET Core is now being open sourced on GitHub.

What's New with the Windows Universal Application Platform

Microsoft finally unveiled the Windows Universal Application Platform at Build in San Francisco. Nick Randolph takes the new controls -- and other changes that assist developers building adaptive layout applications -- out for a spin.

Leveraging Custom ASP.NET MVC Templates to Support Real-World Views

In the real world, you'll often need to display constant and repeating data, a.k.a. Master/Detail pages. Custom templates are the cleanest, simplest way for you to manage them.

Microsoft's May Security Update Includes .NET Framework Vulnerabilities

Buried in Microsoft's May bulletins are two .NET Framework fixes that are rated critical and important.

Creating SharePoint Application Pages with Visual Studio

SharePoint Application Pages provide truly flexible functionality across all the sites within a SharePoint front end. You can use Visual Studio to create those pages, with the added bonus of securing the content during development.

DevExpress TestCafe Updated to 15.1

New features in this version include the automation of screen caps of Web pages being tested and customizable test result reports.

TDD for ASP.NET MVC, Part 3: Contact Service Class

In this final part on test-driven app development with ASP.NET MVC, Eric covers how to unit test the services layer.

Visual Studio Code Feedback Loop, First Updates

The Visual Studio Code Team improves a few features of the portable code editor -- in particular, public issue tracking and centralized feedback channnel -- while still in preview.

Displaying Data Flexibly with Custom View Templates in ASP.NET MVC

You don't always want to display the same data the same way. Here are your options for leveraging custom templates in Views to meet all of your needs -- and the code you need when a template won't do the job.

Agile Project Planning with Team Foundation Server 2015

Many of the changes to TFS affect agile planning features, for the better. Here's a look at five areas.

Build vNext Preview Available in Visual Studio Online

Next generation of the Microsoft Build automation system is now in public preview as part of Visual Studio Online Sprint 82.

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