dotNET Weekly Date: 2016-Nov-22 Week: 47 Year: 2016
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Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, and debugging, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform. In addition, for teams embracing DevOps, Visual Studio 2017 streamlines the developer inner loop and speeds up code flow with the brand new real time features such as live unit testing and real-time architectural dependency validation.


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We just started a few hours ago, but Microsoft Connect (); 2016 is already a huge success. In addition to our onsite attendees, hundreds of thousands of developers are watching live through Channel 9, and during the keynote, we made major announcements across our Cloud, Data, and Developer tools and services.


In this spirit of enabling developers and their organizations, Google is pleased to be joining the Technical Steering Group of the .NET Foundation. .NET is a key component in the modern enterprise, and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) team has worked hard to ensure that .NET has first-class support on Google’s infrastructure, including excellent infrastructure for Windows.


We are thrilled by the surprisingly large number of bots, tools, channels and the overall vibrancy and excitement within the developer community since our launch of Bot Framework on Github in March. The democratization of AI and the advancement of conversational canvasses are well underway.


During this morning’s Connect(); 2016 keynote, I introduced the preview of Visual Studio Mobile Center, a set of cloud services for building and managing your mobile apps. Mobile Center is designed for all apps targeting iOS and Android, including apps written in Swift, Objective-C, Java, Xamarin, and React Native.


SAN FRANCISCO – November 16, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Microsoft has joined the organization at a Platinum member during Microsoft’s Connect(); developer event in New York.


People today do everything online or on their phones—buying, selling, banking, researching—and to stay competitive, enterprises constantly need to evolve their applications to deliver the best possible experience to customers who use their services.


Videos we favorited
Connect(); // 2016 on demand
Connect(); // 2016 on demand
Join the Connect(); 2016 live stream to watch keynotes and deep dive technical sessions led by Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie, Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman, and other industry innovators.


Libraries and Tools to the rescue


We are happy to announce that ASP.NET Core 1.1 is now available as a stable release on nuget.org! This release includes a bunch of great new features along with many bug fixes and general enhancements. We invite you to try out the new features and to provide feedback.



With cloud first strategy, the SQL Product Team has observed great success and adoption of SQL Server 2016 compared to any previous releases. Today, we are even more excited and pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). With SQL Server 2016 SP1, we are making key improvements allowing a consistent programmability surface area for developers and organizations across SQL Server editions.



At this morning’s Connect(); 2016 keynote, Nat Friedman and James Montemagno introduced Visual Studio for Mac, the newest member of the Visual Studio family.Visual Studio for Mac is a developer environment optimized for building mobile and cloud apps with Xamarin and .NET. It is a one-stop shop for .NET development on the Mac, including Android, iOS, and .NET Core technologies.



At Connect(); in November, Microsoft is launching a preview of Visual Studio for Mac. This is an exciting development, evolving the mobile-centric Xamarin Studio IDE into a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#, and bringing the Visual Studio development experience to the Mac.



The Azure DocumentDB Emulator provides a local environment that emulates the Azure DocumentDB service for development purposes. Using the DocumentDB Emulator, you can develop and test your application locally, without creating an Azure subscription or incurring any costs.



Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core 1.1 available.