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.NET Core Open Source Update
Wow. Just wow. I don’t know of a better way to describe my feelings right now. Open source is probably one of the most energizing projects our team has been working on. It’s been a blast so far and the stream of enthusiastic contributors and interactions doesn’t seem to stop any time soon. In this post, I want to give you a long overdue update on where we are, interesting changes we made, and give an overview of what’s coming next. Read to the end, this is a post you don’t want to miss.

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Continuous Delivery on Windows Azure Websites using Visual Studio Online (VSO)
Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online and Azure are now closely integrated to give us an effortless way to do Continuous Delivery of the web application. In this article, we will see the steps to link these products. Like every company, Microsoft has had its good and not so good days. In the last ten years Microsoft has released some products that were moderately successful with market share ranging in a lower single digit. During the same time Microsoft also introduced some products which were/are immensely successful, two of them being so successful that they either lead the market, or are ranked second. These products that I am talking about are so feature rich that even competitors influence there products with these features.

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ASP.NET MVC Security through Validation
In IT development work, security is everyone's responsibility. Most computer security breaches do not usually occur as a result of a single vulnerability. They happen because a breach exposes other security weaknesses to the intruder. Systems that rely on a single line of defense easily allow bad things to be done on the computer system. SQL Injection, for example, is impossible unless the user-interface fails to perform some very simple validations on the input. Every component in an application should assume that it is possible for a malicious intruder to gain access it, and take sufficient measures to prevent unauthorized penetration.

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Why Developers Need to Understand Execution Plans
An execution plan is a visual representation of the operations performed by the database engine in order to return the data required by your query. Sometimes, you will be surprised by what they reveal, even for the most innocuous-looking query. Most queries can be logically understood within the context of the execution plan. Frequently, any problems created by the query will be readily apparent within the execution plan.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Licensing changes – User acceptance testing and Agile planning

This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December.  With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made.  Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Universal Windows App Development with Cortana and the Speech SDK

Want to add Cortana to your app? Whether you're into text-to-speech (TTS) technology for accessibility, social responsibility, or gaming (or all of the above!), you're probably excited about the possibilities that Cortana offers. Join mobility pioneer Nick Landry and popular author/teacher Jeremy Foster as they share their practical experience in computer speech technologies and mobile app development scenarios.​ Read more

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