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Overview

Azure is a complete cloud platform that can host your existing applications and streamline new application development. Azure can even enhance on-premises applications. Azure integrates the cloud services that you need to develop, test, deploy, and manage your applications, all while taking advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing. With all the services that Azure offers, it can be an intimidating task to figure out which services you need to support your solution architecture. This section highlights the Azure services that developers commonly use.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 5/27/2019, Ebook
    This guide is designed for developers and architects who are starting their journey into Microsoft Azure. In this guide, we’ll take you through the ins and outs of Microsoft...

Development News

8/14/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
Lots of new stuff to talk about this month! Ever want to get down to the nitty gritty and do some drawing in Xamarin.Forms! Well, now in Xamarin.Forms 4.8 you can! James and Matt discuss all the...
8/13/2020,
The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.08 is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed. The retail evaluation period provides 14 days for backwards compatibility testing. During this...
8/11/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Today, we released Azure DevOps Server 2020 RC2. This is our last planned prerelease before our final release of Azure DevOps Server 2020. You can upgrade from Azure DevOps Server 2020 RC2 or...
Joining Jeffrey Palermo today is Mike Sigsworth, a Principal Software Architect at Clear Measure.   Mike has been developing for over 20 years (most of that in the .NET space) and an unquenchable...
8/7/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Happy Friday and welcome to August! This week we have a nice variety of posts, ranging across supporting infrastructure as code, workflow management, integrating with GitHub, and working with...
8/6/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Many communities are considering renaming the default branch of their repository away from master. Azure DevOps customers are no exception. We’re committed to making the renaming process as...
8/5/2020, Service Updates
Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service
8/5/2020, Service Updates
In order to provide Azure Service Bus to more customers irrespective of their application stack and application ecosystem, and in keeping with that vision, we’re announcing feature parity with...
Azure Service Bus simplifies enterprise messaging scenarios by leveraging familiar queue and topic subscription semantics over the industry driven AMQP protocol.
8/4/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Hey folks, I'm happy to announce that the next iteration version of the TypeScript Website has launched on typescriptlang.org. The new version of the website was built out of a desire to make the...
8/4/2020, MS Dev Blogs
When using Azure SDK .NET client libraries in high throughput applications, it's important to know how to maximize performance and avoid extra allocations while preventing bugs that could be...
8/4/2020, MS Dev Blogs
The CharUpper function takes a buffer of characters and converts them in place to uppercase. This requires that the uppercase version of any character occupy the same number of code units as the...
8/3/2020, MS Dev Blogs
At the Microsoft Build conference, you may have seen our C++ Codespaces demo (at 26:00). We showed several ways Codespaces can improve your C++ development experience, including offloading your...
8/3/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Windows 1.0 had functions called AnsiUpper and AnsiLower. You passed these functions a pointer to a string, and it converted the string in place to uppercase or lowercase, respectively. If the...
In today’s episode, Jeffrey is joined by a good friend and incredible software engineer and trainer, Richard Hundhausen.   Richard helps software organizations and teams deliver better products...
7/31/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Semantic Highlighting in the PowerShell Preview extension for Visual Studio Code Hi everyone! I'm Justin and I am currently an intern on the PowerShell team. One of my projects was to add...
7/31/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Let's take your development skills to the next level in this new virtual reality! Below are just a few of the amazing online events, streams, and videos for you to tune into this August. As well...
7/31/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Today, we are releasing the July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 on Windows 10, version 2004. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and...
7/31/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Happy Friday! It’s the fifth Friday in July, so I’m going to try something a bit different today. There’s a lot of interest in GitHub Actions, so we’ve got a number of Actions-related posts...
7/31/2020, MS Dev Blogs
There's an undocumented switch for the Microsoft Visual Studio linker known as /ALTERNATENAME. Despite being undocumented, people use it a lot. So what is it? This is effectively a command line...