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Connect(“day one”) at a glance

Today Microsoft Connect(); Event Day 1 took place in New York. The Keynote and the sessions can be watched or downloaded at channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014/011. Microsoft had a lot of announcements for developers. See a short summary in screenshots here!

ScottGu opened the event (in his classic red poloshirt and jeans).

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As of today Microsoft runs 19 datacenters worldwide (much more than Amazon and Google).

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Microsoft wants to push .NET and developers using .NET, Visual Studio and Azure. The numbers are impressive.

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“DevOps” is today´s most loved keyword.

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Nicole Herskowitz demoed a Showcase “MyShuttle” with mobile devices.

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Microsoft partners with Xamarin for building native Apps on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Apps should have a good user experience on each platform. Also mobile Websites can do a great job. Push notifications via Azure Services and SignalR deliver instant communication.

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Machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) will play a significant part in our developers life stories. The demo shows data collected from cars and drivers.

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The new Azure portal looks pretty – and delivers a lot of information about app status, performance and code quality.

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..and Visual Studio is the tool for … everything in one place.

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Scott announced Open Source of the .NET Core Runtime and Framework (will be available on GitHub)…

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…the official .NET server framework distributions for Linux and OS X – which means that ASP.NET 5.0 apps will run on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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…and the free version of Visual Studio “Free Visual Studio Community” edition – for non professional use of Visual Studio for developers (a full version with no program membership necessary).

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So, a lot new and hot stuff!

Watch the video here on channel9!

 

BTW, see also what Mary Jo Foley writes about the openness of Microsoft:
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