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Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29
Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here:

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Testing in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Workflows
At a high level DevOps is to focus on increasing customer value by reducing cycle times in the development process.  There are lots of ways to achieve this - increase developer productivity, speed the feedback process, and eliminate friction in the testing and deployment process. This post is focused on this latter tactic, while this post will be looking at testing in continuous integration using Build.Preview in Visual Studio Online the same tasks can be used in a continuous deployment (or continuous delivery) workflow with Release Management as well.

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Migrating 8.1 Apps to Windows 10
If you got the windows 8.1 store app and you want to move it to Windows 10 UAP, you can easily do that with some minor changes as Windows 10 UAP is a super set of winRT. You have to do some UI work to make your app look great on small devices. Underline code is almost compatible with Windows 10 UAP. If you got a Universal winRT app then you have to do some more work on adaptivity as only a single binary is created with windows 10 UAP which is going to run across all the devices, You don’t have to rewrite all the code but you have to just reorganize things.

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Guide to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
In this guide, learn about: - A new way to think about building Windows apps. - What a device family is, and how to decide which one to target. - New UI controls and panels that allow you to adapt your UI to different device form factors. - How to understand and control the API surface available to your app.

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CQRS for the Common Application
Domain-driven design (DDD) surfaced about a decade ago, inspiring software developers and architects. Beyond its concrete merits and faults, DDD incarnates an old dream to which anyone from the early days of the object-oriented paradigm can relate: the dream of building applications around a comprehensive object model to address all stakeholder requirements and concerns.

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Videos we favorited

Developing Universal Windows Apps

In this episode, Robert is joined by Navit Saxena, who demonstrates building Universal Windows Apps with Visual Studio 2015. Navit reviews how to install the Windows 10 tooling, create adaptive apps, build UI for different device families and use platform and 3rd-party extension SDKs.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

New Open Source Project: Windows Communication Foundation

Early last week, The .NET Foundation announced that Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), the Microsoft unified programming model for building service-oriented apps, is now an open source project. This version of WCF targets .NET Core 5, which is the small optimized runtime based on ASP.NET 5. Read more

Windows App Studio Beta for Windows 10 Insider Preview

Windows App Studio Beta is a free online app creation tool that gives everyone the ability to create an app, regardless of experience. It is designed to help people easily bring an app idea to life by applying text, web content, images, and design concepts to a rich set of customizable templates. In addition, App Studio can help facilitate and accelerate the app development process for developers of all levels. Read more

Adding Microsoft Azure Search to Your Websites and Apps

Want to add a great (even amazing) search experience to your apps and websites? Find out how to give your users the level of availability and efficiency they expect. Microsoft Azure Search is one of the latest services delivered in Azure, and it's gaining global popularity, from the United States, to Canada, Albania, and beyond. Read more

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