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The Biggest Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020: The Community Weighs In

Microsoft Build is one of the biggest events each year for developers. If you write code for .NET, C#, or any other development platform on the Microsoft stack, then MSBuild is Christmas morning — tons of new toys to open up and start playing with. We asked notable Microsoft Community members what the biggest, coolest, or most important announcements coming out of MSBuild 2020. Here’s what they said.
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Microsoft Update for March 2020

While we are all working remotely — including at Microsoft — the team in Redmond has made a few important announcements this month. So let’s take a look at what’s going on in the world of Windows, .NET, 365, and the Azure Cloud at The Edge.
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2020 State of the Public Cloud Market Report

We are about to start a new decade, and that suggests a time for reflection. 2019 was a big year for the Big 3 of global public clouds — Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The entire market has shifted and 2020 might be a tipping point. Join us on a journey into the heart of the global public cloud business and let's take a look into the future together.
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When Do I Upgrade Major Versions of .NET Core?

You want your production releases to go live on a stable, fully-supported platform. And if you are in active development, you need to know the risks and prepare for updates and changes on pre-release versions and also on versions that may not have Long-Term Support (LTS). In this post, we decode the Microsoft release cycle numbering schema for the .NET Core framework.
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Top Five Tips to Control Costs in Microsoft Azure

When you are using any large public cloud infrastructure – Azure included – there are a few potential issues to keep an eye out for. The biggest is cost. Note that I didn’t say “price,” I said “cost.” Let's take a look at some of the ways businesses and enterprises can control their cloud hosting costs in Microsoft Azure.
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Choosing the Best Cloud or Hosting Solution for Your App or Website

We still get asked this question all the time. Once we have helped a customer build their application or website, they want our advice on where they should they put it. It’s a great question, because the “right” answer has changed over time as project requirements and hosting technologies have changed. And even today the answer can be different depending on your individual business needs and the industry that you are in. So, let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between the four broad categories of application and website hosting and then drill down to discover what our go-to recommendation is for most businesses today.