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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. 12/05/2019

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    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. 12/04/2019

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    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. 12/04/2019

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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. 12/04/2019

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    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). 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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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. 11/22/2019

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    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. 11/21/2019

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    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. 11/21/2019

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