Tuesday, 11 August 2015 08:01

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 are go


Programmers have been anxiously waiting for the release of Visual Studio 2015 given it was previewed last November – impatient lot.

Visual Studio (VS) has become a tool of choice for app developers and this supports Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services. VS also runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux making it a competent cross operating system development environment.

The Community version (for non-commercial use and experimentation) is free. The Professional version with Microsoft Developer Network MSDN support is US$1,199 and the Enterprise version is $5,999.

A few new features include:

  • Debugging and Diagnostics: Debugging and profiling is now unified into a single Diagnostics Tools window. PerfTips allows you to draw in performance information right in your code as you set breakpoints and step with the debugger
  • Mobile Development: Visual Studio 2015 includes cross-platform mobile development tools for targeting iOS, Android and Windows, including tools for Apache Cordova, Xamarin, the Visual Studio Emulator for Android and more
  • Web and Cloud Development: It comes with the newest version of the web development framework, ASP.NET 4.6
  • It includes the latest Azure SDK 2.6, providing one-click provisioning and deployment to Azure for websites and cloud services

Somasegar (that is his first/last name) has a blog that gives a better overview for developers.

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LogicMonitor, the cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence platform, is hosting an online event at 2PM on May 27th aimed at educating IT administrators, managers and leaders about IT and network alerts.

This free webinar will share best practices for setting network alerts, negating alert fatigue, optimising an alerting strategy and proactive monitoring.

The event will start at 2pm AEST. Topics will include:

- Setting alert routing and thresholds

- Avoiding alert and email overload

- Learning from missed alerts

- Managing downtime effectively

The webinar will run for approximately one hour. Recordings will be made available to anyone who registers but cannot make the live event.



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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!



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