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Books we recommend

Learn from other IT pros running apps in the cloud

This e-book is based on a joint study by IDG and Microsoft, looking at the experience of IT pros who have already moved enterprise business apps to the cloud. It is designed to help you improve business performance and position for the future.

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Ignore the Myths About C++ And Read This

Whether you're an accomplished developer or starting to understand the ways of C++, Andrey's book, "The Ultimate Question of Programming, Refactoring, and Everything," which is available in full at, is a great place to brush up or learn something new.

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Articles we enjoyed

Making it easier to port to .NET Core
In my last post, I talked about porting to .NET Core and requested feedback from our community on what their experience was and what we could improve. This sparked many great conversations with our users. Based on these conversations as well as our experience working with first- and third-party partners, we’ve decided to drastically simplify the porting effort by unifying the core APIs with other .NET platforms, specifically the .NET Framework and Mono/Xamarin. In this blog post, I’ll talk about our plans, how and when this work will happen, and what this means for existing .NET Core customers.

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Videos we favorited

Tech Futures: How can we achieve more?

“Empowering every organization and every individual on the planet to achieve more.” It’s an ambitious statement and Microsoft’s vision for a more productive work force and everyday life experiences.

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An Interview with Paul Thurrott: Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 NOW!

The “World Famous” Paul Thurrott makes his TechNet Radio debut as he joins Dan Stolts to discuss their Top 10 Reasons to make the move to Windows 10 now.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

SAP on Azure

Announcing: Microsoft and SAP partner for broader support of SAP HANA applications on Azure Read more

Announcing General Availability of Azure DevTest Labs

Today, we are very excited to announce the general availability of Azure DevTest Labs: your self-service sandbox environment in Azure to quickly create Dev/Test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs. We’ve been hearing from a lot of customers about all kinds of challenges they’ve been facing in their Dev/Test environments. With the power of cloud, some problems have started being solved such as the hardware maintenance cost. Read more

Announcing the new Desktop to UWP Packaging Project for Visual Studio “15”

At the Build 2016 conference, we released the Desktop App Converter which enables you to bring your existing desktop applications to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). With the Desktop App Converter, a number of important improvements are being made to the Windows platform for all developers. First, you can convert existing Windows desktop apps or games to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) packages so your users will be able to install them easily and experience seamless updates. Once converted to the UWP application model, the desktop app has access to new UWP APIs which previously were inaccessible to desktop apps, such as Live Tiles and push notifications. Read more

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