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Xamarin for Everyone
As of today, we are including Xamarin in Visual Studio at no extra cost. Xamarin will be in every edition of Visual Studio, including the widely-available Visual Studio Community Edition, which is free for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams. Develop and publish native apps for iOS and Android with C# or F# from directly within Visual Studio with no limits on app size.

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Books we recommend

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms

Written by legendary author Charles Petzold, this 1200-page ebook is a deep dive for C# programmers who want to write applications using a single code base that targets the three most popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows, encompassing the Universal Windows Platform and Windows Phone. Produced by Xamarin and Microsoft Press.

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Articles we enjoyed

Mobile App Development made easy with Visual Studio and Xamarin
Last month, we announced that Microsoft acquired Xamarin and welcomed the Xamarin team to Microsoft. Today, in his Build 2016 keynote, Scott Guthrie laid out our plans for how Xamarin and Visual Studio will come together. If you haven’t already, check out Scott Guthrie’s keynote summary post and Nat Friedman’s blog.

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Best of Build 2016
This year’s //build/ is focused on the many things you can do with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. You can deploy to more devices than ever before, from the Xbox to the HoloLens. You can even turn your Xbox One into a dev machine. You also have enhanced versions of More Personal Computing features like Cortana, Inking and smart bots to get your head around.

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Videos we favorited

Build 2016

Microsoft continues to focus on enabling developers to do amazing work as businesses and industries transform in support of the shift to a cloud-first, mobile-first world. At Build 2016 we will present the latest tools and technologies and how they can help today's developers be their most creative and productive.

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The Future of C#

Since Roslyn shipped last year we’ve been hard at work building on it to improve tooling, add new language features and enhance Roslyn itself. In this session Dustin and Mads will play with fire, showing early versions of new C# 7 language features such as tuples and pattern matching, new editor features like code style and source generators, and much more.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free

Exciting news! Starting today, SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members. We are making this change so that all developers can leverage the capabilities that SQL Server 2014 has to offer for their data solution, and this is another step in making SQL Server more accessible. SQL Server Developer Edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data. Read more

Team Foundation Server Extensions

Extensions enable publishers (partners, customers, developers) to create first-class, integrated experiences within Visual Studio Team Services. They enable integration at the UI layer – surfacing the relevant information in the right places and streamlining the user experience. An Extension can be a simple context menu, toolbar action or can be a complex and powerful custom user experience that lights up within the account, collection, or project hubs. Read more

Developers can run Bash Shell and user-mode Ubuntu Linux binaries on Windows 10

Running bash on Windows hits in the sweet spot. It behaves like Linux because it executes real Linux binaries. Just hit the Windows Key and type bash. Read more

Build 2016: Xamarin to bring an iOS emulator for Windows

At Build 2016, Microsoft announced that the company is bringing an iOS emulator in Xamarin for Windows. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Deploying Windows 10: Automating Deployment by Using System Center Configuration Manager

Looking to use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to automate deployment of Windows 10? Join experts Aaron Czechowski and Wally Mead as they step you through it. Read more

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