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Articles we enjoyed

Building a Better MVC Helper
Readers are great. For example: One of the most common things I do when creating a View in ASP.NET MVC is to add a block of HTML that includes a label, an input control and a validation control. I've done that so often, that I created an HtmlHelper extension to take care of it.

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Announcing the Biggest VM Sizes Available in the Cloud: New Azure GS-VM Series
Today, we’re announcing the release of the new Azure GS-series of Virtual Machine sizes, which enable Azure Premium Storage to be used with Azure G-series VM sizes. These VM sizes are now available to use in both our US and Europe regions.

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Sending WebHooks with ASP.NET WebHooks Preview
In the blog Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview, we gave an overview of how to work with Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks. We mentioned that it is not only possible to receive WebHooks from others but also to add support for sendingWebHooks from your Web Application. This blog goes into detail on how to do that.

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Videos we favorited

ASP.NET Community Standup – September 15, 2015

This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup. The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET 5 framework over the previous week.

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The Power of Cross Platform Development with Universal Apps and Xamarin

James Montemagno is the Developer Evangelist at Xamarin and a passionate believer in the importance of cross-platform development for individual developers and for enterprises. In this video, Montemagno talks about why C# is his favorite programming language and how it empowers developers and enterprises to scale across platforms and devices.

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Building Roslyn-Based Analyzers and Diagnostics

It's Theme Week again, with this week's theme the awesome courses that are available free from the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Concurrency Visualizer for Visual Studio 2015

By Using the Concurrency Visualizer, you can examine how your multithreaded app performs. The views in the Concurrency Visualizer provide graphical, tabular, and textual data that shows the temporal relationships between the threads in your program and the system as a whole. You can use the Concurrency Visualizer to locate performance bottlenecks, CPU underutilization, thread contention, cross-core thread migration, synchronization delays, DirectX, activity, areas of overlapped I/O, and other information. Read more

React and TypeScript Get Cozy

With the open source React JavaScript library gaining momentum as well as fans from the Microsoft developer community, it's only fitting that Microsoft's TypeScript team would be working to integrate React support into TypeScript. And that's what dropped this week: an update to TypeScript that adds support for React and JSX, as well as support for class expressions, abstract classes, and a variety of type system features. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

You’re going places. Microsoft could be one of them.

Now through October 15, 2015, building and sharing your Windows 10 prowess could win you a trip to Seattle and a backstage pass to see all the exciting things happening across the Microsoft campus. The Microsoft Backstage Pass Sweepstakes winner will: - Visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios and chat with our experts - Explore the Microsoft Envision Center with a private tour - Tour one of our data centers - Enjoy many other surprises Read more


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