The week in .NET – Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, For the King

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Microsoft Build 2017

The Microsoft Build 2017 conference is over. Here are some of the announcements and highlights:

And of course, all the sessions are available on Channel 9.

.NET Core 2.0 preview 1 shipped!

Here are the announcements:

And Mono 5 also shipped!

Game of the Week: For the King

For the King is a fun and unique take on an the classic RPG adventure game genre as it blends strategy, JRPG combat and roguelike elements beautifully. In For the King, you control three adventurers who set out on a journey to help squash the chaos that is rising due to the king being murdered. Each turn, you must make critical strategic decisions that can very easily result in your entire party being wiped out. For the King is intentionally unforgiving as you are expected to learn from your mistakes after each death and come back stronger.

For the King

For the King was created by IronOak Games using C# and Unity. It is in early access on Steam for Windows and Mac.

Meetup of the week: Introduction to Docker on Azure in Perth, Australia

The Perth MS Cloud Computing User Group is giving an introduction to Docker on Azure on Wednesday, May 17, at 5:00PM in Perth, Australia.

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ASP.NET

C#

F#

Xamarin

Azure

Data

UWP

Game development

And this is it for this week!

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This week’s post (and future posts) also contains news I first read on The ASP.NET Community Standup, on Weekly Xamarin, on F# weekly, and on The Morning Brew.