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HoloLens goes to work—but easier developer tools are needed

Microsoft is giving its augmented-reality visors a new enterprise vision, one that’s targeting the 2 billion workers who don’t have a PC

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Testing with the InMemory provider in Entity Framework

How to use the InMemory provider in Entity Framework Core to test your methods without hitting the database or using fakes and mocks

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How to use dependency injection in ASP.Net Core

Take advantage of dependency injection in ASP.Net Core to plug in components and improve code maintenance and testability

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‘Universal’ Windows development adds .Net Standard 2.0 support

Microsoft continues to unify .Net software development across Windows 10 platforms even as it gives up on smartphones and tablets

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How to use the Dapper ORM in C#

Take advantage of the open source, lightweight Dapper micro ORM to simplify data access while ensuring high performance

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When to use the volatile keyword in C#

How to take advantage of the volatile keyword in C# to ensure that concurrent threads get the latest value of an object

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How to perform lazy initialization in C#

Use lazy initialization to save resources and improve performance by deferring the initialization of expensive objects until they're requested

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Progressive web apps in Microsoft Edge: What you need to know

Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser is about to run apps offline. Here’s how to take advantage of its new features in your web apps

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How to work with MongoDB in .Net

Get started with documents and collections in the popular, open source, NoSQL database using C#

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How to work with Elasticsearch in .Net

Take advantage of the open source search engine using C# to search and analyze your application’s data in real time

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Windows Amazon EC2 tutorial: How to set up an EC2 instance

EC2 has changed quite a bit in the last five years, so whether you are new to EC2 or an old hand, it’s worth a look at how to launch your own EC2 instances today

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How to use the object pool design pattern in C#

Boost application performance by using the object pool design pattern to recycle objects that are expensive to create

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Microsoft linker tool shrinks .Net applications

The .Net IL Linker reduces the footprint of .Net apps by discarding unused libraries and references, although it's still in the preview stages

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How to get started with Akka.Net

Take advantage of Akka.Net to build concurrent, fault tolerant, event-driven applications using the high-level abstractions of the actor model

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Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one cluster

The new version of Docker's professional version lets applications across multiple platforms -- Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z -- run side by side in the same cluster

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How to use Apache Kafka messaging in .Net

Take advantage of the fast and scalable open source message broker to meet high-volume data processing challenges on Windows

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How to (not) use the large object heap in .Net

Understand why the large object heap in .Net is prone to fragmentation and how to use memory more efficiently

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How to write performance tests using NBench

Take advantage of NBench to analyze code throughput, memory allocations, and GC overhead in your .NET application

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.Net Core 2.0 to extend coding optimizations to Linux

The next version of Microsoft's open source, cross-platform runtime will make native code run faster on Linux as well as Windows

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Windows 10 S: A Windows Enterprise in waiting?

Microsoft’s locked-down, Windows Store-restricted version of Windows could have a bright future in business

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