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Store tiny bits of , such as user preferences and settings, in your mobile using Xamarin.Essentials Preferences API.

See how to get started: 

What's new with the App Service integration? What is KQL?

In the latest episode, @micwebnet returns to give us updates on some new capabilities available on Application Insights. Watch: 

Join the Dev Collective to get access to a catalog of free courses—covering topics from fundamentals to mastering Git to building cloud-connected apps and more.

Start building your dev skills: 

Want to create, deploy, and test a web app in CloudShell with no tooling other than a browser?

See an example using : 

Deploy Java code from a Git repository to using .

We'll look at two approaches:
• Pipeline as code
• Azure Pipelines visual designer

Get started: 

This week, you’ll see the , IoTDev, and Premier Developer blogs move to a new URL, while the additional developer blogs will transition over the coming weeks.

Suggest topics and tutorials you would like us to cover in future posts: 

Securely save into the system-wide key store/chain using Secure Storage.

On the latest Xamarin.Essentials API of the week, @JamesMontemagno shows you how to integrate the Secure Storage API into your apps. Watch: 

.@jeremylikness migrated his production app from v1 to v2 . He explains the process and the lessons he learned in detail: 

It covers:
• Business logic
• HTTP responses
• Proxies
• Testing
• Deploying and more

Infuse your retail apps, websites, and bots with intelligent algorithms.

On the latest episode of , @NoelleLaCharite shows you how to build engaging conversational apps using different Cognitive Services: 

See the most important concepts broken down into bite-sized lessons with exercises and labs.

Download the Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches e-book and start building your cloud computing skills: 

RT @aspnet
Coming to you February 28 10AM PT - Register for this webinar to learn how to modernize your  apps to Azure. We will share customer stories on how to scale and solve performance and security considerations. See you there!

Be one of the first to try out the Visual Studio 2019 release!

Join us online on April 2 at 9 AM PT for demos and conversations centered around development with , , and GitHub. Learn more: 

Want to learn Docker  from the beginning? @chris_noring has created a 3-part blog series to explain everything from basics to volumes and databases. The first part covers:
• The basics of containers
• Hands-on advice and sample code to get started


Xamarin.Forms 101 is back with a new episode. This week, @JamesMontemagno shows you how to pass parameters into commands with MVVM.

Watch and start building awesome cross-platform iOS, Android, and apps in : 

We’ve written a host of articles to explore what's new in 2019 Preview 2 in more detail. Start reading: 

Do you stream programming on Twitch and do you use ?

@_clarkio has created the Twitch Highlighter, an extension to enable your viewers to better pair program, help spot bugs, and chat to highlight code via commands.


TFS Search is now supported with Azul Zulu OpenJDK, allowing you to choose between Azul Zulu OpenJDK and Oracle JRE.

Explore your options and learn more about the experience in Server 2019 RTW and onward: