Developing software solutions that work across several devices and platforms is becoming increasingly important. With that in mind, Visual Studio 2015 attempts to streamline sharing code across platforms in a number of ways. This video provides an overview Visual Studio 2015's new shared project type and how you can use it to share code across platforms. The video also briefly covers portable code libraries (PCLs) and shares best practices for choosing a code sharing strategy.
To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.
The new Azure Data Lake Analytics service introduces a Query Language called U-SQL to efficiently and easily process large amounts of data. This video introduces U-SQL, focusing on its integration of declarative SQL with the extensibility of C# and how Visual Studio tooling makes it easy to use.
In 2014, Microsoft open sourced .NET Core, the .NET Compiler Platform (aka "Roslyn") and launched the .NET Foundation. In this presentation, Martin Woodward will discuss the transition the .NET teams in Microsoft made into working in the open. He will also cover how development teams at Microsoft are adjusting to working in a new way and how the community has become an integral part of the .NET open ecosystem.