Microsoft Azure

  • 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. 05/30/2017

  • 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. 05/25/2017

  • 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. 05/23/2017

  • 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. 05/15/2017

  • 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. 05/10/2017

  • 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. 04/20/2017

  • 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. 04/19/2017

  • 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. 04/12/2017

  • 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. 03/27/2017

  • 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. 03/14/2017

  • Azure Stack TP3 Gives Visual Studio Some DevOps Hooks

    Now that Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is out, Visual Studio developers building apps in the Azure cloud platform can take it for a spin. 03/03/2017

  • Microsoft Needs Developers for New Data Sciences Beta Exam Testing

    Even though this new data sciences exam is aimed at MCSEs, Microsoft Learning is seeking out developers and data scientists to beta test it. 02/01/2017

  • Visual Studio Code November Build

    Last VS Code update of 2016 has hot exit and a number of other code-focused enhancements and improvements. 01/10/2017

  • Building onto the AWS Cloud with Visual Studio

    Amazon offers solutions specifically for Visual Studio developers who want to start deploying services on its cloud. Here's a guide to do it with minimal effort and all it takes is digging into the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. 01/04/2017

  • ORM-Less Data Storage with Document Databases and Marten

    Document databases are a form of NoSQL database that may store all of the information for a given object in a single instance in the database. 12/12/2016

  • Microsoft Discounts Azure Exams

    The Azure developer exam discounts are part of a broader initiative by the Microsoft Partner Network to narrow the Azure deployment and development skills gap. 12/09/2016

  • Azure, Amazon Web Services Ramp Up with Dev Tools for Serverless Computing

    Amazon and Microsoft are anticipating the serverless computing space to heat up, with support and developer tools. 12/09/2016

  • Leverage Real-Time Communications in ASP.NET Sites, Apps with Signal R

    In a Q&A preview of her session at Live! 360, veteran Visual Studio Live! presenter Rachel Appel shares her thoughts on the benefits of working with SignalR. 12/01/2016

  • Azure Data Lakes Tools for Visual Studio Code Now in Preview

    The ability to embrace U-SQL jobs via authoring, scripting, extensibility via the VSCode environment and using C# is the key to this tooling preview. 11/17/2016

  • VS Team Services Sprint 108 Is More Like a Jog

    Visual Studio Team Services is at Sprint 108 this week, and it might seem like a lightweight with mainly fixes, but it does pack quite a few new features -- integrating Team-based collaboration features, build and replace enhancements, Docker support -- to be worthy of attention. 11/10/2016

  • MCSD and MCSE Titles Revamped

    Changes take effect immediately, and MCP transcripts are being evaluated now. Also, new rule: New MCSE and MCSD titles will no longer expire (but there's a catch). 11/08/2016

  • What Makes SQL Server 2016 a Game-Changer

    Polybase, Query Store, dynamic data masking, row-level security, and temporal data JSON support -- just some of the new features that veteran SQL Server Live! presenter Leonard Lobel covers in this exclusive Q&A with Lafe Low. 11/08/2016

  • October Surprise: Azure Developer Updates

    Fresh from Ignite, the Azure teams have been on a DevOps-heavy kick with a number of new tools for managing Azure services. 10/13/2016

  • Use VMs for Windows 10 Development

    Microsoft is making it so much more convenient for developers to get hands-on experience building Windows 10- and UWP-based apps -- via preconfigured Windows 10-based virtual machines. 10/05/2016

  • Azure Application Platform: Moving to the Modern Cloud

    From VSLive!: Microsoft's Matt Nunn demonstrated some use cases for the modern cloud platform, one that opens up options for businesses to tranform the way they do business internally and externally. 10/04/2016