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PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux
Today’s customers live in a multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world – that’s just reality. This world brings new challenges and customers need tools to make everything work together. Microsoft is working company-wide to deliver management tools that empower customers to manage any platform, from anywhere, on any device, using Linux or Windows. This shift to a more open, customer-obsessed approach to deliver innovation is one of the things that makes me most excited to come to work every day.

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Books we recommend

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. This book covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This book also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on.

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Articles we enjoyed

Octopus Deploy in Your Cake (C# Make)
I’ve looked at using Cake (C# Make) for build automation C#. The basics were to compile a solution/project using MSBuild and then run our automated tests with xUnit...

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ASP.NET Core – Feature Slices for ASP.NET Core MVC
Large Web apps require better organization than small ones. With large apps, the default organizational structure used by ASP.NET MVC (and Core MVC) starts to work against you. You can use two simple techniques to update your organizational approach and keep up with a growing application.

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Essential .NET – Command-Line Processing with .NET Core 1.0
In this month’s Essential .NET column, I continue my investigation into the various features of .NET Core, this time with a fully released version (no longer in beta or a euphemistic release candidate).

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Reactive Framework – Build Asynchronous AJAX-Enabled Web Pages with Reactive Extensions
In an earlier article, I discussed how the observer pattern can be used to manage long-running tasks ( By the end of that article, I showed how Microsoft Reactive Extensions (Rx) provide a simple mechanism for managing a sequence of events from a long-running process in a Windows application. Using Rx just for monitoring a sequence of events from a long-­running task, however, doesn’t take full advantage of the technology. The beauty of Rx is that it can be used for asynchronously integrating any event-based process with any other process.

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Unity – Building Virtual Reality Applications
Virtual reality (VR) provides a unique opportunity and challenge for application developers. On one hand, there’s opportunity to build immersive experiences unbound by the existing 2D UX paradigm. On the other hand, there’s the challenge to build a great VR experience that’s more than a 3D view of a 2D screen. Fortunately, some fundamentals of app development and UI design are similar, such as creating a master/details view, getting input from the user, and communicating across applications via services. In this article, I’ll explore these topics from the context of building a business application in VR so that you can see how to start your own VR apps.

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New C# 7.0 features in Visual Studio “15” Preview 4
Over the past couple of previews, new C# language features have been trickling in, but Preview 4 marks a point where the majority of C# 7.0 are now available.

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Videos we favorited

Testing in Visual Studio 2015

Do you work with C# or C++ and want to make your tests even better? Whether you are a seasoned developer/tester or are just starting out, join us for a look at the tools available for automated and manual testing in Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Test Manager 2015. Explore features rather than theories, in this Visual Studio training.

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Getting Started with Web Technologies

If you're interested in being a Web Developer but you’re not sure where to start, we have just the course for you.

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Game-Changing Features in ES2015

Curious about the latest version of JavaScript? Once a tool for building interactive webpages, JavaScript is now being used to build enterprise apps.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Announcing MSTest V2 Framework support for .NET Core 1.0 RTM

MSTest V2 is now supported on .NET Core 1.0 RTM. API changes in .NET Core 1.0 leading up to RTM (see #7754), were blocking users of the MSTest V2 packages we had released for .NET Core 1.0 RC2. Not any more (see #10713), we are pleased to note. Read more

Announcing the new VMware migration offer for Windows Server 2016

With the launch of Windows Server 2016, customers have more reasons than ever to switch from VMware to Microsoft. We want to make it an easy decision for VMware customers to switch to Hyper-V, so today we are announcing a new VMware migration offer. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Live Kick-Off

IT Pros, want a comprehensive look at Microsoft Azure and its components? If you’re ready to dive into Azure, from fundamentals to deployment, securing and managing, and scale and agility, experts Corey Hynes and Christopher Chapman have just the series for you. And they’re kicking it off in September! Read more

Microsoft Technology Centers

At the MTC, we will help you find the right solutions to transform your business in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. With over 14 locations across the US, the MTCs bring together the right resources to help you explore the potential impact of cloud, mobile & social solutions to your business. Read more

Microsoft Data Science Summit

Join us to hear from thought leaders and Microsoft engineers on the latest Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Open Source techniques and technologies. Read more

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