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Articles we enjoyed

The Facade Pattern in .NET
The Facade pattern is a common software design pattern used to create a simple unified interface for a set of interfaces in a system. The Facade interface is a higher-level interface that allows easier control of a set of subsystem interfaces without affecting the subsystem interfaces. Today I'll demonstrate how to implement the Facade pattern in the .NET Framework.

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Videos we favorited

Worldwide Finals 2013

This July, Microsoft is flying hundreds of brilliant students from all over the planet to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals. These students will show us their most cutting-edge technology projects, a feast of creativity and innovation that culminates in our awards ceremony hosted by Matt Smith of BBC's Doctor Who. We've got more than one million dollars in prizes for these students and we can't wait to see who will take home the Imagine Cup!

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What’s New in ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2013

It keeps getting better. Join Hanselman for an update on all the webby goodness coming in the next version of Visual Studio. We’ve got a new ASP.NET dialog, amazing CSS3 support, new scaffolding engine and an amazing new surprise code-named “Artery.” We’ll cover ASP.NET MVC 5, Web API 2, Web Forms, SignalR 2, and also learn about OWIN, ASP.NET identity improvements and much more!

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer.  In our emerging world where every company is a software company, developers have the awesome role and responsibility of driving forward all kinds of innovation across many different industries.  Whether building apps for enterprises or consumers, whether harnessing the mobility and intimacy afforded by devices or the scale and economy enabled by the cloud, whether pursuing the art of development as a hobby or as a profession, and whether new to the game or a seasoned veteran, developers everywhere have the potential to build creative and compelling solutions that delight and transform the world.  We at Microsoft strive to ensure developers have the tools they need to thrive while doing so. Read more

Windows Azure: General Availability of Web Sites + Mobile Services, New AutoScale + Alerts Support, No Credit Card Needed for MSDN

This morning we released a major set of updates to Windows Azure.  These updates included: Web Sites: General Availability Release of Windows Azure Web Sites with SLA Mobile Services: General Availability Release of Windows Azure Mobile Services with SLA Auto-Scale: New automatic scaling support for Web Sites, Cloud Services and Virtual Machines Alerts/Notifications: New email alerting support for all Compute Services (Web Sites, Mobile Services, Cloud Services, and Virtual Machines) MSDN: No more credit card requirement for sign-up Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start

Are you ready to go from 0 to 60 in a day and become the Jedi Master of XAML? If you want to boost your XAML skills, join Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and Senior Director for IdentityMine Laurent Bugnion as they dive into the XAML internals to provide you a solid foundation in XAML for the Windows Store and Windows Phone. This event focuses on the ins and outs of XAML and its power as a presentation technology. Get ready for a fast paced event and come ready to learn! Read more

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