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Upcoming Events and Meetups

Apr 23

Enterprise Developers Guild

Join Gravity IT Resources and us on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6:00 PM in the Redwood Conference Room of the Microsoft Charlotte Office.

Apr 23

Sioux Falls Developers Group

Join us to go over the new features in visual studio 2019.

Apr 23


O que é UX? Como o design pode fazer a diferença dentro de um time de TI? Quem pode ser UX e como começar? Palestrante:

Apr 24

.NET São Paulo

Quer aprender a criar aplicativos para Android e iOS de graça, com aulas ministradas por especialistas da comunidade? Inscreva-se na #MaratonaXamarin http://maratona.

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Latest News and Blog


Build Visual Studio templates with tags, for efficient user search and grouping

Visual Studio’s project templates enable you, the developer,


Dew Drop – April 19, 2019 (#2941)

Top Links ASP.NET Core updates in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4 and Updated Razor support in Visual Studio Code,


RavenDB Clients: Lessons learned

Krzysztof has been working on our RavenDB Go Client for almost a year, and we are at the final stretch (docs, tests,


Baby Monitor Chrome Extension – Streaming from Raspberry PI using SignalR and Cognitive Vision Service

SignalR Streaming is a latest addition to SignalR library and it supports sending fragments of data to clients as soon...

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