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The Morning Brew #1725

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Software Visual Studio Online is in Europe! – Brian Harry announces the availability of a Visual Studio Online instance in the West Europe Azure Region, giving European users a closer (and therefore speedier and lower latency) instance of the service to use. European Datacenter & REST 1.0 – The Visual Studio blog also discuss the […]

APress Deal of the Day 29/October/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 5

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro ASP.NET MVC 5. The author is Adam Freeman so you can be sure that the book is filled with real world examples. “The ASP.NET MVC 5 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.”

Use corporate identities with existing VSO accounts

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If you configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) you can use corporate identities with existing VSO accounts. Link to your internal domain and you can get a completely seamless Single-Sign-on from your local network to the cloud for Office 365, SharePoint Online, and now Visual Studio Online (VSO). The post Use corporate identities with existing VSO accounts appeared first on naked ALM - Experts in ALM, TFS & lean-agile with Scrum.

TechEd Europe 2014 News

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Today, in the keynote for TechEd Europe, we announced several cool new things… VS Online European data center We now have a VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” data center and it is open for business.  You can read more about it in my separate post. VS Online REST APIs and Service Hooks RTM This spring, at TechEd in the US, we announced a new extensibility approach for VS Online, and ultimately for TFS too, based on REST, OAuth and Service Hooks.  Today, we announced that the V1.0 of these APIs are
now final.  That’s not to say, by any stretch, that we are done with the APIs completely but rather that a core set are now complete and from here forward, we’ll be versioning them for backward compat so your apps that use them don’t break every time we update them.  You can learn more in the VS Online release notes. REST API Exploration We’ve been playing with ways to make our (and by that I mean broadly across Microsoft) increasing set of REST APIs approachable.  Our first generation was the VS Online REST API docs I linked...(Read whole news on source site)

Azure: New Marketplace, Network Improvements, New Batch Service, Automation Service, more

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Today we released a major set of updates to Microsoft Azure. Today’s updates include: Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners Networking: Network Security Groups, Multi-NIC, Forced Tunneling, Source IP Affinity, and much more Batch Computing: Public Preview of the new Azure Batch Computing Service Automation: General Availability of the Azure Automation Service Anti-malware: General Availability of Microsoft Anti-malware for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services Virtual Machines: General Availability of many more VM extensions – PowerShell DSC, Octopus, VS Release Management All of these improvements are now available to use immediately
(note that some features are still in preview).  Below are more details about them: Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners Last week, at our Cloud Day event in San Francisco, I announced a new Azure Marketplace that helps to better connect Azure customers with partners, ISVs and startups.  With just a couple of clicks, you can now quickly discover, purchase, and deploy any number of solutions directly into Azure. Exploring the Marketplace You can explore the Azure Marketplace by clicking the Marketplace title that is pinned by default to the home-screen...(Read whole news on source site)