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Microsoft Releases Big Data Services with HDInsight for Windows Azure:
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Microsoft Bing gets a new Speech Recognition Controller for Windows:
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Adobe Breach Affected More Developers and Designers Than Previously Reported:
Hackers gained access to 38 million customer records.
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Microsoft Shows Strong Gains in Cloud Computing:
Azure and Office 365 are experiencing triple-digit growth.
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Five Things You Must Do Before You Publish Your App:
Jerry Nixon outlines the five things you should absolutely do before you even think about publishing your app.
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Best Practices for Windows Phone Proximity API:
Learn how you can enable NFC (Near Field Communications) and Bluetooth features in your apps and device.
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Working with the New Point Of Service APIs in Windows 8.1:
Windows 8.1 introduces first class support for Point of Services (POS) devices like barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers. Read on to learn the basics of the Point of Service APIs and how to use them in a Windows 8.1 application.
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Testing location-aware apps with emulation:
If you need to test location-aware web apps on a desktop or laptop, IE11’s new Emulation tool makes it easy to simulate GPS and feed your app the coordinates you need to test.
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Entity Framework 5 and 6:
In this episode, Robert is joined by Rowan Miller and Glenn Condron of the Entity Framework team. Rowan and Glenn first provide a brief history of EF
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Building Mobile Applications using HTML5 with Nomad for Visual Studio:
In this weeks episode Cory is joined by co-host Jaffe Worley as well as Kevin Boyle and Bart Read from Red Gate Software as we talk about Nomad for Visual Studio.
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Daily Digest: 30 days of TDD, VS2013 new features, Azure BizTalk Services and more…


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Microsoft cuts first-generation Surface Pro prices by $100:
Attention, bargain hunters and those who don’t need to be on the cutting edge: The 64GB and 128GB versions of the older tablets now cost $699 and $799, respectively
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Google breaks old promise by working on search banner ads:
Google is testing banner ads in search results, apparently reneging on a 2005 promise by Marissa Mayer to never run them.
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Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, and .edu:
The Internet’s address books just got the first four new generic top-level domains, but they won’t go live on the Net until trademark holders get a chance to stake their claims.
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What Does an Architect Do in an Agile Shop?:
If you’re wondering what a software architect does in an agile development environment, you’re not alone. Mark J. Balbes shares what he does and how it all comes together in better code.
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Scheduler API in Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013:
Learn how to manage and schedule tasks or jobs in Windows 8.1 using The New Scheduler API, which forms part of WinJS.Utilities and is brand new.
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Introduction to Windows Store App Development for Android Programmers:
This session will help developers leverage their existing Android concepts to build Windows Store apps.
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Working with the New Point Of Service APIs in Windows 8.1:
Windows 8.1 introduces first class support for Point of Services (POS) devices like barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers. Read on to learn the basics of the Point of Service APIs and how to use them in a Windows 8.1 application.
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Windows Azure BizTalk Services:
Kris Iverson discusses some of the different models and talked about the differences between them and what 3D printing support in Windows means for users and developers.
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What’s New in the Visual Studio 2013 IDE:
With Visual Studio 2013 it just gets better when your IDE is connected. New roaming support, notifications and a new Visual Studio Updates experience means you get fixes and features sooner.
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Daily Digest: 3D Printing in Windows, Key Technologies in 2014 and more…


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Robot makers index fund launches on Nasdaq:
Robo-Stox is a newly launched index that tracks robotics and automation companies, making it easier to invest in the industry.
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Microsoft brings speech recognition to Bing developers:
Microsoft continues to flesh out its Bing developer platform with a new speech-recognition control, allowing coders to add speech input to their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps
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Gartner: 10 Key Technologies for 2014:
Cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things will be a big deal.
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9 Top Mobile Development Skills:
These are the skills enterprises are looking for.
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Taking Your Apps to Market:
Explore the ever-changing world of apps with Brian Hitney and learn more about what is working when it comes to top apps – getting users, feedback, and ultimately monetizing your apps.
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A Look at 3D Printing and Windows 8.1:
Kris Iverson discusses some of the different models and talked about the differences between them and what 3D printing support in Windows means for users and developers.
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Windows Azure AD Application Access:
Learn about the new preview of Windows Azure AD application access enabling seamless SSO integration with apps like BOX, SkyDrive, ADP, and Office365 in this interview with Mark Wahl, Principal Program Manager for Windows Azure Active Directory.
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Daily Digest: Presentation Skills, A GPS for your kids, Azure Mobile on VS 2013…


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US government releases draft cybersecurity framework:
NIST comes out with its proposed cybersecurity standards, which outlines how private companies can protect themselves against hacks, cyberattacks, and security breaches.
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The 10 Hottest Javascript Framework Projects:
Community strength is a huge factor is determining which JavaScript framework to adopt. Here’s a close look at the activity swirling around AngularJS, Backbone.JS, Ember.js, and more.
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Start Developing for Windows (8.1) Store Apps Using HTML5:
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Michael Palermo provides a quick start to the development process with Windows 8.1 and HTML5T.
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Handling Gestures in Your Windows Store Apps:
Continuing his topic of gesture support in Windows 8, Vipul Patel offers a step-by-step of working with ‘Press and Hold’, ‘Pinch ‘n Zoom’ and Rotation.
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Tips on better Demo Presentation Skills and StoryTelling:
Rick Claus gives a talk on presentation skills to a worldwide gathering of Microsoft Certified Trainers as a segment on their quarterly update online event.
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Azure Mobile Services Tools in Visual Studio 2013:
Robert Green is joined by Merwan Hade, who demonstrates how easy it is to add Azure Mobile Services that use push notifications to a Windows Store app built using Visual Studio 2013
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