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Canberra .NET User Group

Canberra User Group August:

Aug 19

Frankfurt am Main .NET Meetup

In dieser praxisnahen Demo erhältst Du wichtige Grundlagen für den Einsatz in eigenen Projekten und bekommst eine Einordnung in den Kontext der Azure Cosmos DB.

Aug 19

Columbus App Dev User Group

• What's the topic? From C# to React and back again – lessons learned. • Who's speaking? Doug Mair • What to bring Open mind & empty stomach.

Aug 19

.NET Dominicana Meetup

Today, nearly all browser-based apps are written in JavaScript (or similar languages that transpile to it). That’s fine,

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Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 Released!

Visual Studio version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 are available.

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.NET Framework 4.8 is available on Windows Update, WSUS and MU Catalog

We are happy to announce that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is now available on Windows Update,

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.NET Framework 4.8 is available on Windows Update, WSUS and MU Catalog

We are happy to announce that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is now available on Windows Update,

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Episode 315 | Catch up on the Latest Microsoft Azure + Office 365 News

AC and CJ are back as a dynamic duo this week’s to cover the recent goings-on in Azure, Office 365 and more. Notes:

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