MSDN Flash – Build 2016 special issue



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Volume 20, Number 7 | April 4, 2016










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Build Code Challenge: What’s New in TypeScript?
TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that allows developers to build JavaScript apps that scale. The TypeScript type system provides optional static typing for compile-time error checking as well as enhanced editing and tooling support. In addition, TypeScript incorporates features from future versions of JavaScript (ES6+) to allow developers to use the future of JavaScript today.


Build Code Challenge: Build Websites with ASP.NET Core 1.0
In this lab, you will learn about some of the new features available to ASP.NET MVC developers in Visual Studio 2015, by learning how to build websites with ASP.NET Core 1.0.


Build Code Challenge: Using Azure API Apps
A very common application pattern, especially in the multi-platform mobile world, is for applications on devices to talk to back-end services using standard REST based approaches. It’s becoming more common to just take this approach to connect various application components and logic as well – simply exposing application logic using a REST based API. In this challenge, you will build a simple API that represents some business logic in an application. You will then consume this API from another application.


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What’s Happening Near You



DevOps Road Show with Keynote Speaker Gene Kim
April 12, Edina, MN
Join us to hear fresh insights from Gene, author of The Phoenix Project, and other Microsoft DevOps experts at this free, full-day training session on app deployment – an event created specifically for developers and IT pros like you.



Windows 10 Anniversary Update is bringing exciting opportunities for developers


Kevin Gallo highlights the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK and other important announcements from Build, and what they mean for software developers.


Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, details the key innovations in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, coming this summer.


Office at Build 2016 – new opportunities for developers
At Build 2016, three new Office-specific opportunities were announced for developers: enhancements to the Microsoft Graph; improvements to the add-in model; and new extensibility features for Skype and Office 365 Groups.
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Using Ionic and TACO to Create Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
Cordova enables developers to create cross-platform, hybrid apps for the optimal blend of reach and impact. Learn how to use the Ionic 2 framework to build an advanced UX for a Cordova app and explore the new Cordova Tools extensions for IntelliSense and debugging in Visual Studio Code.


Scott Hanselman on running Bash Shell and user-mode Ubuntu Linux binaries on Windows 10
At Build, Kevin Gallo announced that you can now run “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.” This is a new developer feature to be included in the Windows 10 anniversary update (coming soon). It lets you run native user-mode Linux shells and command-line tools unchanged, on Windows.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 have shipped
At Build 2016, we announced the final release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2. We also released an early preview of Visual Studio “15”.
Learn more.


Zero to Xamarin: Cross-platform goodness made easy by MVA
Excited about the Xamarin news? If you’re a .NET developer, you can use your existing C# skills to create apps that can work on iOS, Android, and Windows. Microsoft Virtual Academy has the training you need to get familiar with Xamarin.


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