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Creating Load Test Plugins for Cloud-based Load Test
This week I have had two questions that involved the need to create a load test plugin.   In the latest scenario the person wanted Cloud-based load test to ramp up the user count randomly. Yes plugins work the same for both on-premises and Cloud-based load testing.  In this post i will walk through creating a load test plugin that randomly increments the user count every second (this is how often the heartbeat event is fired).

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What’s New for Developers in the Windows 10 SDK Build 10586 Update
To go along with the recent release of Windows 10, version 1511 update, we have released a Windows 10 SDK build 10586 update along with Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 this week.

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A case for microservices
I want to make a case for microservices. I think they represent something really powerful, in a similar way that Go represents something powerful. But I’m not going to make a technical case. Because, on technical grounds, microservices are pretty crummy.

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Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start? A Study Resource List
The question of “Where do I start?” can be confusing if you’ve never studied for or taken a Microsoft Certification exam before. It can also be a bit daunting if you don’t know anyone who has done it themselves either. Do not let this discourage you. It may be a bit confusing, but it’s actually rather simple. This post will outlines the main steps necessary as well as the main resources you’ll need to begin, study, eventually pass an exam, and finally obtain a Microsoft Azure Certification yourself!

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Building Stateful Services with Azure Service Fabric
Azure Service Fabric offers two modes of operation: stateful and stateless. Both implementations allow for microservice-style application development. This tutorial focuses on building a simple, stateful microservice; that is, a microservice that maintains a degree of state between calls such that underlying objects retain their properties’ state after a client applies changes to the object.

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Videos we favorited

Satya Nadella on Cybersecurity and Microsoft’s new Cyber Defense Operations Center

In this special Taste of Premier episode we welcome Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GM of Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Julia White to discuss Microsoft’s new approach on cyber and operational security in our mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

.NET Framework 4.6.1 Improves on WPF, SQL Connectivity

Microsoft's .NET Fundamentals Team a few weeks ago announced a new version of .NET Framework 4.6.1. It includes a number of streamline improvements to Windows Presentation Foundation and SQL Connectivity, to name a few. And just recently, the team also re-emphasized end of support for versions of .NET Framework versions older than 4.5.1. Read more

New C# REPL and scripting capabilities

Along with a number of other welcome additions to Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 brings back and old friend. the C# Interactive Window.  The C# Interactive Window is what’s known as a “Read-Eval-Print-Loop” (REPL).  Interactive Windows are great when you just need to test a simple block of code, and don’t want to create an entire sample project, or code file. Read more

Windows 10 IoT Core is available for commercial and industrial device builders

Today, the Windows IoT team announced on the Windows blog that Microsoft is making Windows 10 IoT Core available to all device builders. Read more

Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript engine to go open-source

Today at JSConf US Last Call in Florida, we announced that we will open-source the core components of Chakra as ChakraCore, which will include all the key components of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge. The ChakraCore sources will be made available on GitHub under the MIT license next month. Read more

This article shows how to document your MVC 6 API using Swagger with Swashbuckle. Per default, it does not use your xml comments in the code and this needs to be configured if required. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Creating Real-World Applications with Django

When creating a web app, there are so many questions to consider. How are you going to manage security? What about encryption? Authentication? Authorization? Administration? Implementing the various aspects of a real-world application can be challenging. Fortunately, Django makes it much easier! This back-end web development framework allows you to focus on what your application needs to do rather than on how everything is going to work behind the scenes. Read more

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