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Platform tools get some exposure on this week's roundup of news for developers in this week's podcast. Also: Who's listening, and who should we interview next?

In only our second episode, we ask that you pass around this podcast, and cover some of the interviews we have in the can for the weeks to come: MCSD from Microsoft Learning, interview with Jason Beres at Infragistics, and advice from MSDN Magazine Editor in Chief Michael Desmond on maximizing one's time at a conference, like Microsoft Build, which he'll be attending in a few weeks. Plus highlights of this week's news. Links mentioned in this episode:

Here are ten more links I've run across that might be useful to you, in no particular order and definitely not conforming to any particular theme:

Channel 9: Building Games with Service Fabric

Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: From Office 365 To Azure Machine Learning, These Five MVPs Share Their Insights

Silicon UK: Tales In Tech History: PowerPoint

Sara Ford's Blog: How to add a custom Git command to your Visual Studio menu – 110

CodeClimber: Free eBook on ASP.Net Core is available for download

AlignedDev: Query TFS/VSTS for past build history

Setup & Install by Heath Stewart: vswhere is now installed with Visual Studio 2017

site: I was wronng, reflecting on the .NET design choices

Redmond Magazine: A Brave New World: Top Features Coming to SQL Server 2017

Redmond Channel Partner: New Business Models Raise Questions for Microsoft Partners

Application Development Trends: Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

Know of an interesting link, or does your company have a new or updated product or service targeted at Visual Studio developers? Tell me about it at [email protected].

About the Author

Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed several developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. He's also managed IT pubs for 1105 Media, including Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and Virtualization Review before landing his current gig as Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief. Besides his publishing life, he's a professional photographer, whose work can be found by Googling domingophoto.

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