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C++ Modules conformance improvements with MSVC in Visual Studio 2019 16.5

C++20 is right around the corner. Along with the new standard comes the much anticipated Modules feature! The compiler team initially announced that we were working on the Modules TS back in 2017 and since then we have been hard at work improving the feature and improving compiler conformance around this feature. We finally feel it is time to


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Xamarin Goes Dual Screen

Surface Duo introduces a whole new class of ultra-portable experiences running on dual screens. Today we are excited to announce our public preview of the SDK for Surface Duo. Xamarin developers can take advantage of the new SDK to enlighten existing apps and create innovative experiences for this new device that inspires creativity.


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Getting Started with Blazor Server Apps in Visual Studio for Mac

In Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 one of the big things that we added support for is developing Blazor Server Applications. In this post I’ll show you how you can get started building new Blazor Server applications with Visual Studio for Mac. Blazor lets you build interactive web UIs using C# instead of JavaScript. Blazor apps are composed


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Join us: Microsoft Ignite The Tour Government – Feb. 6-7

Microsoft Ignite The Tour is bringing the very best of Microsoft Ignite to Washington, DC, Feb. 6-7, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Time is running out to secure your spot for two days of technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. During this conference, you’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrat


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Azure Pipelines hosted pools updates

Azure Pipelines is currently investing in updating and removing some of its hosted images. These changes are designed to ensure we are able to better serve the needs of our growing user base. As a result, a set of exciting changes are coming during the months of January - March 2020. Changes coming in January 2020 During the week of January


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Removing older images in Azure Pipelines hosted pools

Over the past year, we have been able to update Azure Pipelines hosted images faster than ever before. We have also rolled out new images - Windows Server 2019 with Visual Studio 2019, Ubuntu 18.04, and macOS Mojave 10.14. We have seen a phenomenal growth in the use of hosted pools. To prepare for another set of exciting updates this year and


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Implementing Zero Trust with Microsoft Azure: Identity and Access Management (1 of 6)

This is the first in a six-part blog series where we will demonstrate the application of Zero Trust concepts for securing federal information systems with Microsoft Azure. In this first blog of the series we will explore identity and access management with Azure Active Directory. Additional blogs will include protecting cloud workloads, mo