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Research Says SQL Server Faster on Azure than on AWS

Research firm GigaOm compared throughput performance between SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server on AWS EC2, finding the former enjoyed a definite speed edge.

Microsoft Plugs Away at 'Huge Technical Challenge' of Creating WinForms Designer on .NET Core

"It is a huge technical challenge to bring the designer to .NET Core because it requires the design surface that hosts the live .NET Core form to run outside the Visual Studio process. That means we need to re-architect the way the designer surface 'communicates' with Visual Studio."

.NET Core, TypeScript Head List of In-Demand Freelancer Skills

Microsoft developer technologies fared well in Upwork's list of the top 100 in-demand skills as compiled by the freelancer-focused careers company.

Xamarin Developer Summit Videos Available On Demand

Developers can revisit last summer's Xamarin Developer Summit with a series of instructional videos for the mobile development framework.

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Microsoft Dropping Support for Alternate Credentials in Azure DevOps Services

Microsoft last week announced that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.

Microsoft Ships Entity Framework Core 3.1 and Entity Framework 6.4

As with .NET Core 3.1, these are relatively uneventful shipments -- most notable for long term support (LTS) licensing -- without a bunch of fancy new features or functionality included, as the dev teams focused on firming up existing code.

Azure IoT Tools Update Brings Standalone Simulator

Microsoft updated its Azure IoT tooling for the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, adding a standalone simulator that doesn't require Python, an Event Grid module, support for Vcpkg for IoT Plug and Play development and more.

Microsoft Releases 'Small and Short' .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft shipped .NET Core 3.1, described as a "small and short release" that focuses on two of the big features highlighting the Sept. 23 release of .NET Core 3.0: Blazor (for C# Web development instead of JavaScript) and desktop development (Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation).

AWS Cloud Development Kit Now Supports .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Top 10 C# Libraries on GitHub Listed

Software analytics company OverOps has published a report on the most popular C# libraries as measured by ussage statistics on the GitHub open source development platform and source code repository.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2019 16.4

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.4, adding new functionality and features dealing with, containers. XAML Xamarin.Forms mobile development, C++ development and much more.

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Solution Architect Details What's New in Entity Framework Core 3

Solution Architect Jim Wooley details the ins and outs of Entity Framework 3.0 -- with an emphasis on breaking changes -- in a presentation at the Live! 360 conference in Orlando.

Facebook Goes All In on VS Code, Teams with Microsoft to Boost Remote Development

Facebook announced it's adopting Visual Studio Code as the default environment for its developers and is teaming up with Microsoft to boost the remote development functionality for the open-source, cross-platform code editor that has been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.

New 'Project Teleport' Speeds Azure Container Creation

While containers can be generated almost instantly when a cloud application needs more capacity, the design of Docker containers can slow things down in serverless environments on platforms like Azure, where such dynamic flexibility is a prime benefit.

2019 GitHub Octoverse Report: VS Code Again No. 1, C# Climbs in Popularity

The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.

Xamarin Dev Team Garners Community Improvements, Asks for Suggestion Input

The Xamarin dev team highlighted awards for its recent Hacktoberfest 2019 contest held to garner community improvements to the mobile development platform for coding Android and iOS apps in .NET and C#.

What's New in Windows Community Toolkit, for Building Windows 10 UWP Apps

ARM64 support and and an XAML Islands update highlight a version 6.0 update to the Windows Community Toolkit, a set of helper functions, custom controls, and app services to simplify and demonstrates common coding tasks for building Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10.

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Microsoft Ships .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 Ahead of Early December Launch, Cites High .NET Core 3.0 Download Numbers

Microsoft shipped another preview of .NET Core 3.1, a "small and short" release that primarily focuses on polishing up new improvements for Blazor -- used for C#-based Web development instead of JavaScript -- and the new desktop development functionality -- Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation -- that was introduced in the milestoe .NET Core 3.0 release.

ML.NET Model Builder Update Boosts Image Classification

Microsoft announced an update to the Model Builder component of its ML.NET machine learning framework, boosting image classification and adding "try your model" functionality for predictions with sample input.

Visual Studio Code Dev Team Cleans Up

The Visual Studio Code development team focused on some housekeeping in the October update, closing more than 4,000 issues on GitHub, where the cross-platform, open-source editor lives.

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