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Books we recommend

Free ebook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

This ebook is for anyone whose responsibilities include training people to use Windows 10. That group includes full-time professional trainers, of course, but it also includes IT pros and those brave souls who staff the help desk in corporations. Most of all, it includes the incredibly large population of people who have earned a reputation for being “the person who knows Windows.”

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Articles we enjoyed

ASP.NET Core – Write Apps with Visual Studio Code and Entity Framework
Open source and cross-platform development are crucial for Microsoft’s current and future strategies. Many building blocks of the .NET stack have been open sourced, while others have been developed to embrace and support the new strategy. ASP.NET Core 1.0, currently in Release Candidate (RC) mode, is the most recent open source technology for building cross-platform applications for the Web and cloud, running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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Traceability with Continuous Testing
With the deployment of Sprint 103, we are enabling users to track the quality of their Requirements right on the Dashboard. We already have a solution for Requirements quality for our Planned testing users and we are bringing it to our users who follow Continuous Testing. Users will be able to link automated tests directly to Requirements and then use Dashboard widgets to track the quality of Requirements you are interested in tracking, pulling the Quality data from Build or Release. This feature will work for tests written in any language and using any framework.

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Building Universal Windows apps targeting the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK
Today we are releasing an update to the Universal Windows App development tools in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 to enable you to build apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK (build 14393). In addition, the Windows Store is now open for submissions of apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK.

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DevOps – Applying DevOps to a Software Development Project
“DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users.”—Donovan Brown in the book, “DevOps on the Microsoft Stack” (Wouter de Kort, 2016). Every DevOps journey begins with an idea that you want to turn into a solution based on a culture of learning and continuous delivery of value. The goal of this article is to share the learnings we gathered during the exploration of implementing an automated release pipeline for our development, user acceptance testing and production environments. We’ll walk you through an automated release pipeline, which you can adopt “as is,” or evolve to meet your requirements.

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Videos we favorited

New hybrid management and security with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Lead engineer Sarah Fender offers a demo-rich tour of the new Operations Management Suite Security & Audit Solution. Part of Operations Management Suite, it provides deep and actionable insights into the security of your hybrid cloud environments, helping you to quickly understand the security state of your resources and identify vulnerabilities and investigate malicious activities.

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Managing Linux Workloads in Windows Server and System Center

Are you running Linux workloads in addition to your Windows Server workloads? Are you a Windows Server administrator now tasked with also managing these Linux workloads? If you answered yes, and if you'd like to reduce the number of tools you are using for administration, take this course!

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Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Microsoft Ignite – September 26–30, 2016

Microsoft Ignite gives you five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts—all in one place. Secure your spot now. Read more

Emerging Tech Virtual Summit

Moving into the future, increases in our technological capabilities will be powered by technology out of our sight. Harry Shum, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Technology and Research, calls this the “invisible revolution.” This revolution has become possible because of emerging technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago, like cloud computing, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence. Read more

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