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Azure Functions and Serverless Architecture in Action

Part 2: Now that we've nailed down the serverless compute concepts, we'll use a handful of online tools to develop Azure Functions.

The Cloud's The Limit with Serverless Architecture and Azure Functions

The cloud has enabled some incredible innovation, like serverless compute, which is transforming the way we build applications for the cloud. We dive into serverless concepts and explore how they are supported by Azure Functions.

.NET Core Support Now Part of Key AWS Coding Services

Developers working in the Amazon Web Services realm who have requested .NET Core support in some of the AWS coding tools got their wishes granted.

Microsoft Commits to Three More Azure OpenDev Events

Keynotes and general sessions from the Azure event in June are now available on-demand. Also announce is a series of OpenDev events online at least two more times. And in this week's .NET Insight Podcast: How a bug (real, not the computer variety) figured into the making of the iconic Windows XP desktop.

Open Source at the Heart of Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud Development Efforts

At the company's Azure OpenDev online presentation, Microsoft and its open source partners showcased a number of tools and resources meant to provide developers a leg up on developing for the "intelligent cloud & an intelligent edge."

AI Gets Smarter with Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit 2.0

Microsoft's second release of its open source deep learning framework earlier this month adds support for Java bindings, Spark, and Keras.

Serverless C# with Azure Functions: Implementing Webhooks

Azure Functions can be used to trigger event-driven Webhooks. Here’s how.

Random Finds Friday: Electron Supports TypeScript, MCSA Exam Name Changes

Electron now includes TypeScript support with a TypeScript definition file that's included automatically in all installs. And several developer-related certifications are renamed to highlight Microsoft-specific technologies.

Azure Cosmos DB Is Out of This World

Microsoft dubs it the "first globally distributed, multi-model database service delivering turnkey global distribution with guaranteed uptime and millisecond latency at the 99th percentile." Also announced: Azure DB for MySQL and PostGreSQL previews.

Breathe New Life for Your ASP.NET Apps with Docker, Part 2

Last time, we used Docker to modernize an ASP.NET WebForms app. In this second part, we take a feature-driven approach to extending it and improving performance.

Xamarin University To Host Free Webinars in June

C# developers can dive into the basics of Xamarin.Forms, and go beyond with customizing them, learning how to target game development for various mobile platforms, and integrate it with Azure Machine Learning to build "smart" apps. It's all free in this once-weekly webinar series.

Use Docker To Breathe New Life for Your ASP.NET Apps

Using Docker's lightweight containerization technology, you can modernize and extend ASP.NET WebForms app quickly and safely on the Microsoft Azure cloud. In this first of a two-part series, we show you how.

Azure Database Migration Service in Limited Preview

With previews announced at Microsoft's Build Conference, the database migration service will allow developers to migrate on-premises databases to the cloud without so much as a hiccup.

Serverless C# with Azure Functions: HTTP-Triggered Functions

Last time I looked at the basics of triggers. Let's look at creating an HTTP-triggered function for displaying a greeting based on a target audience.

Microsoft Build 2017: Evolving the Mobile-First, Cloud-First Message

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella provided the framework of Microsoft's developer tooling and services so far and a nicely detailed glimpse into future direction. Then EVP Scott Guthrie detailed the vast number of new and upcoming offerings as a preview to the sessions taking place the rest of the week.

Supercomputing with the .NET Task Parallel Library

Huge volumes of data need near-supercomputer power to process and analyze it all. You can get there with the .NET Task Parallel Library.

SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 Now Available

The RDBMS formerly known as SQL Server vNext is now out as SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0.

Introducing: Serverless C# with Azure Functions

Azure Functions get you beyond the traditional client/server approach to app creation, right into the cloud. Let’s first look at triggers.

Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated.

Google App Engine Adds .NET Support

.NET developers now have another option for the streamlined creation of cloud apps, now that Google App Engine has announced support for the Microsoft developer stack.

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