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  • Blog Post: Join the Java Tools Challenge- Make Java Great with Visual Studio – Over $80,000 in prizes

    The 2016 Java Tools Challenge officially opened on Feb 1 st and runs through Apr 30 th . Are you up for the challenge? There are two ways you can participate:  Create a Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) extension that helps developers create, test, and/or deploy Java apps; OR Create a Java app...
  • Blog Post: Kinect developer preview for Windows 10!

    https://dev.windows.com/en-us/kinect This preview adds support for using Kinect with the built-in Windows.Devices.Perception APIs , and it also provides beta support for using Kinect with Windows Hello . Getting started is easy. First, make sure you already have a working Kinect for Windows V2 attached...
  • Blog Post: So why do Linux and Mac Devs love Visual Studio Code

    I just wanted to share some of my favourite feature of Visual Studio Code https://www.visualstudio.com/ Any language, any OS Available on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows OS X, Linux, and Windows support Runs natively on the operating system of your choice Get up and running in minutes and be productive no...
  • Blog Post: How to create and manage a web application using DreamSpark Azure

    Microsoft Azure Web App Guide The following guide shows a step by step creation of an ASP.NET Web Application and how to host it on “App Service Web Apps” on Microsoft Azure, using Visual Studio. After completing this guide, you will have created a simple web application running on your DreamSpark Azure...
  • Blog Post: November 18-19 // Developer Virtual Event Microsoft Connect()

      It all started here – are you ready for what's next? A year ago Connect(); started the journey for a new Microsoft for developers, unveiling the future of an open source .NET on Linux and Mac, and a free Visual Studio for targeting any device and any OS. Join us this year to hear directly from...
  • Blog Post: Why are you using AppStudio – Microsoft now provides as Standalone Android Emulator and integration with Visual Studio 2015

      Validate your app at lighting speed Wave goodbye to time spent endlessly staring at the Android boot logo. The new Microsoft Android x86 emulator boots and runs at nearly the speed of a physical device, making debugging a breeze on graphics-intensive, processor-hungry apps.  Also, with Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Installing XNA with Visual Studio 2015

    I get this question so often? How can I install XNA with the latest version of Visual Studio. The question generally comes from UK Academics still teaching XNA here the latest up to date how to use XNA and Visual Studio 2015. Thanks to the Open Source Project MXA, XNA now works fine with Visual...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with Git, Visual Studio Online & Visual Studio

      Lets start with some basics 1. Git is an open source version control system 2. GitHub is a Git repository hosting service So what are some of the common terms you will encounter Terms Clone – creating a copy of the central repository with version control. Once a repo has been cloned you can manage...
  • Blog Post: Learn the Language of the Future–Azure Cloud

    There is already huge demand for computer programmers, and this will only grow. Code is the universal language of the future, and much of everyday life. Whether you're looking for a career in computer science or want an incredibly useful life skill, start creating websites and web apps now with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Code – September Update (0.8.0)

      Visual Studio Code v0.8 is now live   Head over the VSCode website to find out about everything that’s included. There is lots of good stuff to explore so update now (or download VS Code if you have not tried it yet) and let us know how we are doing via Send-a-Smile and our issue tracking...
  • Blog Post: Unity3d Version 5.2 now with Windows UWP and Visual Studio Support

    Today is an exciting day for cross platform game developers using Unity3d.com Unity 5.2 brings you Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) build options. A UWP app can run on any Windows-based device, including Windows Phones, XboxOne, and Windows 10 PC and Tablet! see more details on game development...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Integration and testing using Visual Studio Online

      Both Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015 make it easy to achieve the Continuous Integration Automation. You can see the quick video which shows Continuous Integration workflow and a DevOps walkthrough using Visual Studio 2015 For the purpose of this blog I am going to walk you...
  • Blog Post: Cross Platform development with Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Online

    One of the great advantages of being an educational establishment or a student is access to Microsoft Imagine and Software from DreamSpark. Today there is a huge desire for students to learn and build applications for as many platforms as possible. As educators and students you need to learn and embrace...
  • Blog Post: Start measuring your success with Application Insights free with DreamSpark

    To start using the Visual Studio Application Insights SDK in your app. For those of you not familiar with Application Insights, the service collects telemetry data from your app and uses Azure to store the data. The Windows Dev Center can access this telemetry data to provide you with a view into how...
  • Blog Post: Support for video interstitials on Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10

              Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK for Windows 10 The Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK is now available for Windows 10 devices. The ad SDK also supports Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 apps. The new ad SDK is built using native code and does not require...
  • Blog Post: Quick reference guide for Visual Studio Online using your DreamSpark Account

      With DreamSpark all Students now get Visual Studio Online for FREE Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Visual Studio 2015 Community

    All Schools, Colleges and Univeristies can get a DreamSpark subscription, we are pleased to offer you new Microsoft software and services for free: Simply sign up your institution or register as a student at www.dreamspark.com Visual Studio 2015 is the brand new release of Microsoft’s premier coding...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio 2015 and Deploying your first web app to your FREE Azure Subscription

      Deploying a Web App using Visual Studio With Visual Studio 2015 and the Azure SDK you create website and publish it to Azure, all within Visual Studio 2015, and see how this works. Perquisites · Visual Studio Community 2015 · Azure SDK 2.7 · Activated your free Azure student subscription through...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Student offer with DreamSpark and Free Ebooks

      Microsoft Azure for DreamSpark gets you started with the services you need to develop in the cloud at no cost:   Azure App Service Web Apps is a part of a fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy web apps in seconds. Use ASP.NET , Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Run...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 SKUs for Students & Labs launch day 20th July 2015

    Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as modern web applications and cloud services. To find out more information about the Visual Studio 2015, please visit Visual Studio site or watch Visual Studio videos...
  • Blog Post: Deploying apps to Windows 10 devices via WinAppDeployCMD

    WinAppDeployCMD is a stand-alone tool that is installed on your PC when you install the Windows 10 SDK. Getting the latest Windows 10 SDK Windows 10 SDK preview (10166 or newer) from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page. This tool will also be in the RTM version of the Windows 10 SDK.. How do I get started...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 Release Candidate Now Available and Visual Studio Code for Mac, Windows and Linux

      Download for Free Today The Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is now available for you to download for free and is offered in all of the core Visual Studio languages. You can explore what’s new in this release by checking out our release notes or by watching short feature...
  • Blog Post: New Announcement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

      Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN   Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate together into a single product called Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN . see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/03/31/announcing-the-visual-studio-2015-product...
  • Blog Post: We want to ensure students around the world aren’t left behind, so today we launched Microsoft Azure for student developers.

      We want to ensure students around the world aren’t left behind, so today we launched Microsoft Azure for student developers. This new offer for students in 140 countries around the world gets you started with the services you need most to develop in the cloud at no cost and with no credit card...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 Technical Preview now available

    Windows 10 Adaptive UX : Windows 10 provides the ability to use a single UI that can adapt from small to large screens. User controls : A number of our Windows 10 UI controls will determine, at runtime, how the customer is interacting with your app and render the appropriate user experience API contracts...
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