The .NET Core RTM

Recently at the Red Hat DevNation conference we announced the release of .NET Core 1.0 and our partnership with Red Hat. You can Watch the on-demand stream via Channel 9 where Scott Hanselman demonstrated .NET Core 1.0. We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core…


Meet the .Net Core Early Adapters

In this post Tim Thomas from NetPotential, a small but mighty web dev agency, shares a 9-month project of theirs using vNext, or as it’s now known – ASP.NET Core! Here’s Tim’s summary. “Black Market, NZ’s largest online retailer of wine, has been running on Microsoft technology since its inception in 1999. First built on…


Xamarin Evolve and //build/ Melbourne

Here’s an overview of the Xamarin Evolve 2016 conference from Orlando, and a recent trip to //build/ Melbourne some of our MVPs made, including Mohit Singh Baweja, who’s contributed the below reviews. Xamarin Evolve With the announcements from //build/ of the Xamarin acquisition by Microsoft and the new pricing as part of MSDN, it was…


Tickets now on sale for Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016!

On your marks… Get set… Tickets for Microsoft Ignite NZ are now available. This is the time and place to see the latest technologies from Microsoft and to hear first-hand where the company is heading. Discover how you can use Microsoft technologies to do things smarter, cheaper, and faster for your organisation. Get your ticket…


Developing for Office

More than a billion people across the globe use Office applications to get things done. But Office is more than just a great set of productivity tools. It’s also a great platform for app developers to use to extend their app features and reach new users. Whether it’s making it easier for existing users to…


Celebrating Student Innovation with MSA

Microsoft Student Accelerator (MSA) programme has three core pillars – Inspire, Develop and Innovate. As part of Inspire, we talked about school students being the core driver for the next generation of technology-generated innovation and how important it is for them to consider a career in tech. The MSA Crew trained over 350 students across…


//build/ on!

ICYMI, here’s Microsoft’s //build/ conference in 15 minutes. The full keynotes and others sessions, including the popular ‘The Future of C#’ and ‘Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’ are available at Channel9. In short – bots stole the show. The future is bots. Using AI to respond to your words and interpret your needs in…


#Build2016 is happening now!

//build/ 2016 is underway, watch it live at Channel 9. Since 4.30am this morning the latest tools and technologies from Microsoft have been shared at //build/ 2016. As always, //build/ is filled with strong technical sessions. Follow along now at the live stream for solid content, and some fun surprises along the way! For a…


Time to //build/

It is again that time of the year when there are Conferences taking place all around the world; left, right and center! It is also the time of the year when we announce a bunch of things at //build/ in San Francisco from March 30 to April 1 (that’s a bleary eyed 04:30 on 31st…


dotnet Command-Line Tooling

Ever wanted to just use the shortcut Windows+R, then type in cmd followed by enter; And then dotnet new, then dotnet compile and finally dotnet run. Back in November during Connect(); we introduced a lot of things, and talked about some of the improvements that we are making in our tooling. We open-sourced our lightweight…