Connect(); 2016 – Announcement Recap

Azure, Conferences, Events, General News, TFS 2017, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Team Services, VSTS, Xamarin
The second day of Connect(); 2016 wrapped up today. While there is one more day left, it is dedicated to on-line training. This means that pretty much all the planned announcements have been, well, announced ;-)If you’ve been watching Connect(); over the past couple of days you have likely come to the realization that, wow!, there was a lot of stuff demoed and talked about and a TON of announcements! To help you sort through some of the announcements, I’ve attempted to capture most of the highlights and related links below. If you were too busy watching and digesting all the cool things Microsoft was demoing and talking about rather than taking notes, you’re in luck!While I doubt I was able to capture every single announcement in the list below…
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Visual Studio 2015 RTM-Join the Fun!

Events, Visual Studio 2015
As announced last month Visual Studio 2015 will be released (and available for download publically and via MSDN subscriptions) on Monday, July 20th – mere days away! If you would like to learn more about the features being included in Monday’s release then you will want to join Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event! You do not need to register for the event, just show up here on July 20th at 3:30pm UTC (10:30am CDT) to watch the online event.   Agenda 10:30 – 12:15 - Keynote: Visual Studio 2015 – Any app, Any developer 12:15 – 12:35 - In the Code – App Overview and planning 12:35 – 12:55 - Live Q&A (Agile Planning and DevOps) 12:55 – 13:10 - In the Code – Building the web site…
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Connect(“Day 1 Recap”);

Conferences, Events
Yesterday, Microsoft streamed live its first ever Connect(); event. Connect(); is a cloud-first, mobile-first, code-first virtual event focused on current and future technologies for developers creating applications across a variety of platforms. Build on your current skills, unleash your creativity, and expand what’s possible to deliver unprecedented innovations. If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live streaming of Microsoft’s Connect(); event yesterday, you can watch the session videos here - http://aka.ms/connectondemand. You can watch day 2’s live stream here: http://aka.ms/connect The Announcements There were lots of great announcements yesterday. Here is a summarized version of most of them: OSS - The .NET Core Framework stack is now open source! Cross-Platform: Microsoft commits to providing an official .NET Core Framework distribution for Linux and the Mac operating system (read…
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Windows Unplugged Events Coming Soon

Events
How many times have you wanted 10 minutes with someone from the Microsoft Windows team to ask a question, share a thought, get a best practice or maybe just better understand a feature? Well here is your chance. Many of you remember Stephen Rose as the previous owner of the Springboard Series. One of the many programs he lead were the Springboard Series Tours across the US, Canada, Europe and South America.  “I’m excited to announce our Windows Unplugged Tour. Windows Unplugged is similar to the Springboard Series Tours we did in the past but scaled down since it’s just me who will be presenting. The events will take place in 5 cities in the US where I'll be walking IT pros through the latest Windows, Windows Phone, Devices as…
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