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Modern Apps: Implement Search in Windows Store and Windows Phone Store Apps

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
February 2015

Search is arguably the most important feature in any app these days. If you want to make your app popular and easy to use, you had better add a search function.
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Don't Get Me Started: 5 Years Down the Road

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
February 2015

Has it been five years already? David Platt looks back at half a decade as the back page columnist at MSDN Magazine.
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SignalR Connection Density Testing with Crank

ASP.NET News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:00
This article describes how to use the Crank tool to test an application with multiple simulated clients.
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Using SignalR Performance Counters in an Azure Web Role

ASP.NET News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:00
This article describes how to install and use SignalR performance counters in an Azure Web Role.
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Visual Basic .NET: 14 Top Improvements in Visual Basic 14

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Microsoft has rebuilt Visual Basic 14 from the ground up. VB team member Lucian Wischik presents the Microsoft VB Language Design Team’s top 14 improvements in the new Visual Basic 14.
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Visual Studio 2015: Web-Based Test Case Management with TFS

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Manoj Bableshwar shows you how to plan, create, run and track manual tests on any platform with Visual Studio Online.
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Azure SDK 2.5: Hadoop Made Easier for Microsoft Developers

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

HDInsight enhances big data processing in Microsoft Azure using the popular suite of Hadoop tools. Now the new Visual Studio tooling for HDInsight makes it easier than ever to take on big data projects using familiar frameworks.
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Big Data: Protect Your Online Services with Big Data and Machine Learning

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

This article explores how big data and machine learning techniques are used to protect the online assets in the Microsoft Application & Services Group, including large services like Bing and MSN properties.
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Microsoft Azure: Occasionally Connected Data in Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Learn how Xamarin and Microsoft Azure Mobile Services enable cross-platform mobile apps to work regardless of connectivity and to synchronize data gracefully with the cloud in Windows, iOS and Android.
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Azure Insider: BYOD Challenge: Connect Mobile Devices to the Enterprise

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

In this month’s issue we’ll take a closer look at what it takes to support more complex scenarios when connecting mobile applications to resources in the enterprise.
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TypeScript: Understanding TypeScript

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

TypeScript is a lot more than just syntactic sugar for JavaScript. With its support for data typing, Intellisense and compile-time checking, TypeScript is a programming language worth considering on its own merits.
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Windows Phone 8.1: Adding Application Data to the Windows Phone 8.1 Map Control

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

In his second article on the mapping capabilities of Windows Phone 8.1, Keith Pijanowski shows you how to get application data into the map control and how to use that data so your maps can be used offline as well.
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Microsoft Azure: Cross-Platform Cloud Automation with JavaScript

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Linux developers working with Azure resources can't turn to PowerShell. For them, the best scripting solution is the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface (xplat-cli), which provides a set of open source, cross-platform commands to work with.
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Editor's Note: Back to Basic

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Lucian Wischik's "14 Top Improvements to Visual Basic 14" leads off this month's issue, and for good reason. Microsoft has performed a ground up rework of the #2 .NET programming language, and the improvements are striking.
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Cutting Edge: Mobilize an Existing Web Site

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Mobile users expect as seamless and smooth an experience working with Web sites on their mobile devices as they have on their desktops. While responsive Web design is one approach, creating discrete sites may be the best answer.
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Data Points: Looking Ahead to Entity Framework 7

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

In this first look at EF7, Julie Lerman discusses what EF7 will bring to developers, the motivations behind decisions being made about the framework, and what this version means to existing apps that use EF6 or earlier.
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Test Run: Logistic Regression Classification with Multi-Swarm Optimization

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

James McCaffrey takes a look at one of the most fundamental forms of machine learning—logistic regression classification—and presents a technique called multi-swarm optimization that can be used for training.
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Don't Get Me Started: An Upstart Again

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
January 2015

Microsoft has done a fine job remaking itself in the image of an increasingly cloud- and mobile-centric world, and the company's partnership with Xamarin is one reason why.
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Cross-Platform: Write Cross-Platform Hybrid Apps in Visual Studio with Apache Cordova

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
Special Issue 2014

Explore the cross-platform capabilities of Apache Cordova by building a simple selfie app that captures a camera image from a mobile device and shares it along with an editable location string to a social network of the user’s choosing.
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Cross-Platform: Cross-Platform Game Development with Visual Studio Tools for Unity

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:00
Special Issue 2014

Microsoft made a great investment in the game development community with Visual Studio Tools for Unity. Learn about what it is, how to use it, and some great new features arriving for Visual Studio.
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