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Get tips on troubleshooting Windows and fine tuning your system performance from the experts.

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Get started with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Here’s what WSL is all about: getting the tools you need to do cross-platform development and management on your PC

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How to use the mediator design pattern in C#

Take advantage of the mediator design pattern to promote loose coupling and simplify the coding of object interactions

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How to port your PC software to the Windows Store

You should deliver the Windows Universal Platform style of applications to users of Windows 10, and especially users of the new Windows 10 S

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How to use correlation IDs in ASP.Net Web API

Take advantage of the built-in correlation IDs in Web API to track HTTP requests that flow through multiple back-end services

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Understand the .Net CLR thread pool

Knowing how thread injection works in .Net is key to allowing your ASP.Net application to make the best use of system resources

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Forget the GUI: The return of the command line

Managing Windows at the scale of the cloud means going back to the command line with PowerShell and Bash

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How to implement the template method design pattern in C#

The template method design pattern allows you to define the skeleton of an algorithm in a base class and defer the details to subclasses

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Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

The integration of Xamarin tools into Visual Studio, plus new tools for cross-platform testing, have transformed the Windows-only Microsoft IDE into a universal tool

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Build a devops pipeline for your Windows servers

Establishing a devops-style automated continuous deployment pipeline makes deploying and maintaining Windows infrastructure a breeze

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Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Combined with Microsoft Graph, Project Rome, and Bot Framework, the personal assistant technology looks to reinvent work across devices

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Waah! WannaCry shifts the blame game into high gear

Every security crisis presents the opportunity to point fingers, but that's just wasted energy. The criminals are at fault—and we need to work together to stop them

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WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching

IT teams have a gap of several weeks between when patches are released and deployed, giving criminals time to make WannaCry a reality

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Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options

Users will no longer be locked into Ubuntu, and they can run multiple Linux distros side by side

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Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Xamarin Live Player is part of the company's broader cross-platform development approach

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Microsoft focuses on engagement with Fluent Design System, UWP, and Windows 10 Fall Update

Developers will get more tools to build applications that use Metro-like design language and work across device types

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

All SHA-1 certificates that chain back to publicly trusted certificate authorities will be blocked, but enterprise and self-signed certificates won't be affected

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

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Windows 10 S: Too smart for schools alone

Windows 10 S can and should be the break from legacy Windows PCs that enterprise IT has long needed

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7 features Microsoft left out of Windows 10

Microsoft teased several interesting updates that didn’t make the final cut

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