Sign up for the Visual Studio 2017 launch event

Believe it or not, this year is the 20-year anniversary of Visual Studio, and Visual Studio 2017 will be available for download on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Sign up here for the two-day celebration event on Match 7th and 8th: Join us at 8:00 AM PST on March 7 for a two-day online event celebrating…

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New course: Microsoft Blockchain as a Service

Ever wondered if Microsoft has a blockchain solution? Wonder no more, and find out how it works by taking this new class at Microsoft Virtual Academy. You’ll learn: Distributed ledgers, the core blockchain concept; Smart contracts and how they’re used by blockchain; Details about application design for decentralized blockchain applications; How to implement DevOps for…

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Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 is posted

Get it here: Visual Studio “15” Preview 5. VS “15” is cooking along at a good pace, and the latest preview dropped last week. It promises performance improvements especially around installation and load times. From the Visual Studio Blog: Shorter solution load time with lightweight project load: Working on solutions that contain upward of 100…

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Intro to DevOps: New certificate class at edX

Enroll here: Introduction to DevOps. You may have heard that the cool kids are adopting a new software methodology, named “DevOps”: DevOps is the union of people, process and products to enable the continuous delivery of value to end users. It aims to create a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can…

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Remote Desktop for Windows 10 exits preview, now available as a UWP app

  Remote Desktop may be my favorite Windows Store app, and now it’s generally available for Windows 10 devices as a UWP app. If you’ve been running the Windows 8.1 version, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when it automatically updates the next time the Store updates your installed apps. With Remote Desktop for Window 10, you…

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Blog reboot

It’s been exactly two years since my last post, so it’s about time to reboot the blog. After two discreet years on the amazing HoloLens project, I’ve moved to the Learning eXperiences (LeX) team as a Developer Learning Evangelist. The blog’s focus will expand from Windows programming to include code and discussions around more technologies…

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Live stream from Mix ‘11

  Mix ‘11 Live Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Azure,Silverlight,HTML5,Internet Explorer,Windows Phone

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Microsoft, Toyota to partner on cloud-powered auto advances

As a Prius owner and Microsoft developer, I find this announcement to be really exciting. There’s a live webcast today (6 April 2011): Watch at 1 p.m. PDT Here are the official talking points: Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced that they have forged a partnership to build a global platform for…

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MIX 11 – April 12-14, 2011, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Register. Oh, to be able to go this year. So many interesting sessions, I’d be a kid in a candy store. If any of you go and blog, please send me links. In addition to the obligatory boot-camp sessions for HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and the like, these are the MIX 11 sessions that I’d love…

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Patterns and Practices guide: Developing Applications for the Cloud

Download the code samples. The MSFT P&P folks have come up with some great stuff over the years – I have a particular fondness for the original .NET Framework Application Blocks, which made life so much easier, what with the database access and the event logging. So nice. Now they’ve published a new tome, Developing…

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