Event series “Innovate Yourself” – Azure Talks

  Microsoft’s event series “Innovate Yourself – Azure Talks” will be held in the coming weeks. We warmly invite you to visit the four different events, which have a common focus on application-based examples involving the Microsoft Cloud. There you can learn how the electric car manufacturer Tesla uses Microsoft Azure in its vehicles, how…


Complete Overview of the Topics at Build 2017

In the middle of the month, Microsoft once again presented a number of exciting innovations relating to the products, technologies and services of the Microsoft platform at the annual Build developer conference in Seattle. In the last newsletter, Sascha Corti (Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Switzerland) reported live from the keynote speech on day one. We…


Build 2017 Main Keynote Highlights

I have the privilege to write live from the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle. Once again, this year’s keynote has been chock full of new and exciting announcements, here are a few that really stood out. The new concept of the “Intelligent Edge” is really interesting, making it the interface between the digital and…

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Microsoft Data Amp Web Conference: Data is Your Most Strategic Asset

The Data Amp web conference was hosted in late April and showed developers how data can impact their apps and services. Watch Scott Guthrie and Joseph Sirosh showcase how data is the nexus between application innovation and artificial intelligence in their keynotes. You can also access a variety of deep dive sessions on the big…

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The Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK are Available

There is big news in April with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDKs for developers. Here is a summary of the most exciting news. We published a list of a few of the new and powerful capabilities in the Creators Update. These include enhancements to the visual layer, improvements to…

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Bots: Start Developing the Applications of the Future Today

Conversation is without a doubt the next generation of user interface, enabling us to talk naturally to computers that grow ever smaller, freeing us from keyboards and screens. The enablers for these conversations will be our digital assistants such as Cortana, Siri, OK Google or Alexa. But their skills are limited to what they know…

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Visual Studio 2017 is here!

Visual Studio 2017 is released and now ready for download. Time to upgrade to the new version with countless enhancements in performance and usability. Visual Studio 2017 is available in the following three versions: Visual Studio Community 2017, a free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers Visual Studio Professional 2017, professional developer tools,…

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Switzerland Tech Event Highlights, Spring 2017

Spring 2017 is just around the corner and there are a lot of great Microsoft technology events planned in Switzerland of which I want to highlight a few. The Visual Studio 2017 Roadshow takes place at Microsoft in Wallisellen on March 23 and in Vernier on March 29 where Marc Müller, Principal Consultant at 4tecture…

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We Are Happy to Announce the New “Swiss Microsoft Meetup Service”

The service can be found at http://aka.ms/chtechmeetup and helps local Microsoft Technology Meetups and Speakers. We started the service to help support local, Swiss meetup groups that organize interesting events on Microsoft technologies. We help find speakers on a specific topic, assist in organizing a venue to host a meetup and can even provide Subway…

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Visual Studio 2017 is Launching on March 7

Join us at 17:00 CET on March 7 for a two-day online event celebrating the launch of our latest version as well as 20 years of Visual Studio. Tune in to https://launch.visualstudio.com/ for the live, online event. March 7 features a live stream of keynotes featuring Julia Liuson, Brian Harry, Miguel de Icaza, and Scott…

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