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Azure DevOps Feature Timeline

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/release-notes/features-timeline Azure DevOps feature updates roadmap, release notes, release timeline, and server build numbers
Published Date : Saturday, January 18, 2020

Azure Notification Hubs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/notification-hubs/notification-hubs-push-notification-faq FAQs on designing/implementing solutions on Notification Hubs
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Web app performance monitoring - Azure Application Insights - Azure Monitor

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/devops How Application Insights fits into the devOps cycle
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Speech Recognition Using the Microsoft Speech API - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/data-cloud/azure-cognitive-services/speech-recognition The Microsoft Speech API is a cloud-based API that provides algorithms to process spoken language. This article explains how to use the Microsoft Speech Recognition REST API to convert audio to text in a Xamarin.Forms application.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Xamarin.Forms and Azure Cognitive Services - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/data-cloud/azure-cognitive-services/ Add Intelligence to Xamarin.Forms applications with Azure Cognitive Services, including speech recognition, spell check, text translation, and emotion recognition.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Xamarin.Forms and Azure Cognitive Services Introduction - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/data-cloud/azure-cognitive-services/introduction This article provides an introduction to a sample application that demonstrates how to invoke some of the Microsoft Cognitive Service APIs.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Hello, Android Multiscreen: Quickstart - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/get-started/hello-android-multiscreen/hello-android-multiscreen-quickstart This two-part guide expands the Phoneword application to handle a second screen. Along the way, basic Android Application Building Blocks are introduced with a deeper dive into Android architecture.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Deploy a build and release agent on macOS - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/agents/v2-osx Learn how to deploy a macOS agent to build and deploy your iOS application for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Cognitive Services - Bot Service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/bot-service-concept-intelligence Learn how to add artificial intelligence to your bots with Microsoft Cognitive Services to make them more useful and engaging.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Enterprise Productivity bot scenario - Bot Service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/bot-service-scenario-enterprise-productivity Explore the Enterprise Productivity bot scenario with the Bot Framework.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Embed a bot in an app - Bot Service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/bot-service-design-pattern-embed-app Learn how to design a bot that will be embedded within another app.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Using WiFi on your Windows 10 IoT Core device - Windows IoT

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot-core/connect-your-device/setupwifi Learn how to use, setup, and configure wifi on your Windows 10 IoT Core device.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Task-Based Consumer Mobile App - Azure Solution Ideas

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/task-based-consumer-mobile-app Learn how the task-based consumer mobile app architecture is created with a step-by-step flow chart that shows the integration with Azure App Service Mobile Apps, Visual Studio, and Xamarin to simplify the build process.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

AWS to Azure services comparison - Azure Architecture Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/aws-professional/services Compare Azure cloud services to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for multicloud solutions or migration to Azure.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Building a telehealth system on Azure - Azure Example Scenarios

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/example-scenario/apps/telehealth-system A healthcare system connecting users, devices, and providers built using Kubernetes and PostgreSQL
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Social App for Mobile and Web with Authentication - Azure Solution Ideas

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/social-mobile-and-web-app-with-authentication View a detailed, step-by-step diagram depicting the build process and implementation of the mobile client app architecture that offers social image sharing with a companion web app and authentication abilities, even while offline.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Custom Mobile Workforce App - Azure Solution Ideas

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/custom-mobile-workforce-app Learn how the custom mobile workforce management app architecture is built and implemented with a step-by-step diagram that illustrates the integration of Active Directory, SAP, and Azure App Service.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Azure for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Professionals - Azure Architecture Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/aws-professional/ Understand the basics of Microsoft Azure accounts, platform, and services. Also learn key similarities and differences between the AWS and Azure platforms. Take advantage of your AWS experience in Azure.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Release Notes - Speech service - Azure Cognitive Services

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/releasenotes See a running log of feature releases, improvements, bug fixes, and known issues for the Speech service.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Visual Studio documentation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/windows/ Learn how to use Visual Studio to develop applications, services, and tools in the language of your choice, for any platform or device.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

SmtpClient Class (System.Net.Mail)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.net.mail.smtpclient Allows applications to send email by using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The SmtpClient type is now obsolete.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

System.Net.Http Namespace

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.net.http The namespace provides a programming interface for modern HTTP applications.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

NSUrlSessionHandler Class (System.Net.Http)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.net.http.nsurlsessionhandler The default message handler used by  on Apple platforms using the Xamarin stack (iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS)
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

HttpClient Class (System.Net.Http)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.net.http.httpclient Provides a base class for sending HTTP requests and receiving HTTP responses from a resource identified by a URI.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

ObservableCollection<T> Class (System.Collections.ObjectModel)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.collections.objectmodel.observablecollection-1 Represents a dynamic data collection that provides notifications when items get added, removed, or when the whole list is refreshed.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Monitor mobile apps with Azure Monitor Application Insights - Azure Monitor

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/learn/mobile-center-quickstart Provides instructions to quickly set up a mobile app for monitoring with Azure Monitor Application Insights and App Center
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Free Provisioning for Xamarin.iOS Apps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/get-started/installation/device-provisioning/free-provisioning This document describes how Xamarin.iOS developers can test their app on a physical device without needing to sign up for Apple&#x27;s paid Developer Program.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Updating component references to NuGet - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/cross-platform/troubleshooting/component-nuget This document describes how to replace your component references with NuGet packages to future-proof your apps, since the Xamarin Component Store has been discontinued.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

SkiaSharp platform-independent examples - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/graphics-games/skiasharp/introduction This document provides a brief introduction to core SkiaSharp concepts. In particular, it discusses obtaining and drawing on an SKCanvas.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Using ADO.NET with Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/data-cloud/data/using-adonet This document describes how to use the ADO.NET as a method to access SQLite in a Xamarin.iOS application. It discusses assembly references, Mono.Data.Sqlite, and the BasicDataAccess sample.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Mobile software development lifecycle - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/cross-platform/get-started/introduction-to-mobile-sdlc This document describes the mobile software development lifecycle, taking a look at UX design, UI design, development, stabilization, distribution, and more.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Introduction to ASP.NET Core Blazor

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/blazor/ Explore ASP.NET Core Blazor, a way to build interactive client-side web UI with .NET in an ASP.NET Core app.
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Asynchronous Multiplayer - Azure Gaming

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/gaming/azure/reference-architectures/multiplayer-asynchronous This is a reference architecture to build an asynchronous multiplayer game on Azure
Published Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Microsoft Learn frequently asked questions (FAQs)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/support/ General FAQ and troubleshooting resources for Microsoft Learn.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Create backend services for native mobile apps with ASP.NET Core

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/mobile/native-mobile-backend Learn how to create backend services using ASP.NET Core MVC to support native mobile apps.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

ASP.NET Core SignalR supported platforms

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/signalr/supported-platforms Learn about the supported platforms for ASP.NET Core SignalR.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Use ASP.NET Core APIs in a class library

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/fundamentals/target-aspnetcore Learn how to use ASP.NET Core APIs in a class library.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Use MessagePack Hub Protocol in SignalR for ASP.NET Core

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/signalr/messagepackhubprotocol Add MessagePack Hub Protocol to ASP.NET Core SignalR.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Enterprise - UWP apps

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/enterprise/ This roadmap provides an overview of key enterprise features for Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for macOS Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/macos-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for macOS
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for tvOS Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/tvos-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for Xamarin Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/xamarin-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center Xamarin SDK
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with backdoors - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-backdoors Backdoors are methods that can be invoked during a test run to perform some special action to configure or set up testing state on a device.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Supported Test Frameworks - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/supported-frameworks List of test frameworks supported by App Center
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for Unity Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/unity-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for Unity
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for UWP Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/uwp-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for UWP
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with gestures - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-gestures Simulate the gestures users would make when using a mobile app.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Crashes - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/crashes On App Center, Crashes are available under "Diagnostics" which combines crash reporting and handled errors for Xamarin and Unity.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for WPF/Winforms Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/wpf-winforms-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for WPF&#x2F;Winforms
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for iOS Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/ios-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for iOS
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with files - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-files How to include files in Xamarin.UITest test runs in App Center
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with Android signing - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-android-signing How to sign Android apks with your Android keystore in App Center Test
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for Android Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/android-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center Android SDK
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Get started with UITest and Xamarin.Forms - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/get-started-xamarin-forms UITest can be used with Xamarin.Forms to write UI tests to run in the cloud on hundreds of devices using App Center.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Using Azure DevOps for UI Testing - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/vsts-plugin How to get started with UI Testing in Azure DevOps (VSTS)
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Xamarin.UITest - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/ Key features of App Center Test
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Android screenshots - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/troubleshooting/troubleshooting-android-screenshots Troubleshooting App Center Test Reports show blank or scrambled screenshots on Android
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

HockeySDK for Cordova Migration - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/transition/cordova-sdk-migration Migrate from the HockeySDK to App Center SDK for Cordova
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Xamarin.UITest cheat sheet - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/cheatsheet This document is a cheat sheet that condenses some UITest information for quick reference.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with the REPL - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-repl How to perform common tasks when writing and running Xamarin.UITest.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working With - Web Views - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-webviews Describes how to use the Xamarin.UITest APIs to interact with web views in a mobile app.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with Timeouts - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-timeouts This guide will discuss how to identify and select an iOS simulator that should be used to run Xamarin.UITests locally.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Preparing Xamarin.iOS app for testing - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/preparing-for-upload/xamarin-ios-uitest A step-by-step guide to set up Xamarin.UITest for Xamarin.iOS apps
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with Xamarin.UITest - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with How to perform common tasks when writing and running Xamarin.UITest.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Preparing Xamarin.Android app for testing - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/preparing-for-upload/xamarin-android-uitest A step-by-step guide to set up Xamarin.UITest for Xamarin.Android apps
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working with iOS Simulators - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/uitest/working-with-ios-simulator This guide will discuss how to identify and select an iOS simulator that should be used to run Xamarin.UITests locally.
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Xamarin SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/xamarin Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for Xamarin
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Preparing Tests for Upload - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/preparing-for-upload/ How to upload tests to App Center Test Cloud
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Preparing Calabash Tests for Upload - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/preparing-for-upload/calabash How to upload Calabash tests to App Center Test Cloud
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

tvOS SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/tvos Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for tvOS
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

App Center Test - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/ Key features of App Center Test Cloud
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

React Native SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/react-native Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for React Native
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

iOS SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/ios Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for iOS
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

UWP SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/uwp Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for UWP
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cordova SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/cordova Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for Cordova
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

macOS SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/macos Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for macOS
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Environment variables - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/test-cloud/environment-variables Environment variables in App Center Test
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Android SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/android Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for Android
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

Unity SDK Troubleshooting - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/troubleshooting/unity Troubleshooting the App Center SDK for Unity
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

SDK Limitations & Known Issues - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/limitations Limitations and known issues with the App Center SDK
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

App Center Push for Xamarin.iOS Apps - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/push/xamarin-ios Integrating App Center Push into Xamarin.iOS applications
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020

App Center Push for Xamarin.Forms Apps - Visual Studio App Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/push/xamarin-forms Integrating App Center Push into Xamarin.Forms applications
Published Date : Thursday, January 16, 2020