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License Changes Mean More TFS 2015 Feature Flexibility

Changes in licensing allows anyone with the basic CAL to get access to features that were available only to premium subscribers.

Structuring Views in ASP.NET MVC to Centralize Logic

A View without any code is probably impossible in any real-world application. But, by leveraging Partial Views, you can still separate your View-related code from your HTML.

Why I'm Excited About DocumentDB

DocumentDB brings together the best of No-SQL and the cloud, to give you a robust scalable data persistence engine. Here's what you need to know to start developing projects with it.

Variation on Back-Propagation: Mini-Batch Neural Network Training

Let's explore mini-batch training, the third among a variety of back-propagation algorithms you can use for training a neural network.

Official: Visual Studio 2015, .NET Framework 4.6 Now Available

Also released is Visual Studio 2013 Update 5, which rolls up a number of bug fixes but also adds features for developers to perform load testing of apps via an Azure site globally from within Team Foundation Server.

Rosyln Update: The State of the .NET Compiler Platform

Now that Visual Studio 2015 is upon us, here's a brief overview of the capabilities of the .NET Compiler Platform.

Visual Studio Code Supports ECMAscript 6

An update to Microsoft's cross-platform code editor adds support for the popular scripting language.

Domain-Driven Design: Everything You Believe Is Wrong!

Domain-Driven Design claims that it provides a strategy for building applications that will grow and evolve over time without collapsing under their own complexity. It does that by upsetting some conventional wisdom.

Switch Back to the Web Forms Editor for Static HTML

You lose some functionality with the default editor in Visual Studio 2013. Here's how to quickly switch back and get the functionality you were used to.

TDD for ASP.NET MVC, Part 5: Client-Side JavaScript

Let's wrap up this series on TDD for ASP.NET MVC and talk about the view layer via JavaScript.

C# Developers Can Tap Into Azure AD Reporting Data

Developers can tap into Azure AD reporting data and create custom dashboards with the availability of a number of reporting APIs that Microsoft has released as previews last week.

Team Foundation Server 2015 Likely Delayed After July 20

Unexpected stream of bug reports means more testing will be needed before final version is released, which might mean it won't be released in final form with the rest of the Microsoft developer tools on July 20. Meanwhile, the team opens up TFS 2015 RC 2 to testers.

Generate Reliable URLs in ASP.NET MVC AJAX Calls

You've moved your ASP.NET MVC application into production and all of your lovely AJAX calls have started failing. The solution is to ensure the URLs you're using in your AJAX calls are absolutely correct.

Dynatrace 6.2 Gives .NET Devs a Deep Dive into App Performance

The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.

Windows 10 SDK Build Updated

Developers registered with the Windows Insiders program got first crack at the changes made to most recent Windows 10 SDK released earlier this week.

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