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Just released – Windows developer evaluation virtual machines – October 2016 build

We’re releasing the October 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors and will expire on 01/17/17.

These installs contain:

If you want a non-evaluation version, we licensed virtual machines as well but you’ll need a Windows 10 Pro key.  The Azure portal also has virtual machines you can spin up with the Windows Developer tooling installed too!

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

 

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – September 2016 build

Today I’m happy to announce the first release of a developer ready, non-expiring (licensed) virtual machines. Last year, we released the evaluation VMs and we took the feedback to heart that you wanted a fully configured Windows 10 development environment that won’t expire.

With these new VMs, all you need to do is insert your Windows 10 Pro license key and instantly can start developing without having to worry about installing all the tooling. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors.
These installs contain:

If you don’t currently have a Windows 10 Pro license, you can get one from the Microsoft Store. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. The evaluation copies will expire after a pre-determined amount of time.

The Azure portal also has virtual machines you can spin up with the Windows Developer tooling installed as well!

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the August 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 10/31/2016.

These installs contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

June 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the June 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 8/23/2016.

These contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

April 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the April 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center.  The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 7/9/2016.

These contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

March 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the March 2016 edition of our 60-day evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center.  The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors.

These installs contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

Building vorlon.JS with the help of the developer community and what’s next

Recently at //BUILD/ 2015 and in the Microsoft Edge Web Platform Summit, we have talked about how our focus on bringing our teams and the technologies behind our web platform closer to the broader community of developers. We’ve made it a priority to contribute to open source projects that improve web interoperability and help developers spend less time testing across browsers and devices.

One such project we recently announced is vorlon.JS – an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. vorlon.JS itself is a small web server you can run from your local machine or install on a server for your team to access, which serves the vorlon.JS dashboard (your command center) and communicates with remote devices. Installing the vorlon.JS client in your web site or app is as easy as adding a single script tag. It’s also extensible, so developers can write plug-ins that add features to both the client and the dashboard, such as feature detection, logging, and exception tracking.

It takes a village – in this case, it was a team of passionate evangelists, engineers, and &yet open source developers building together:

It’s also great to see some of the community responses like this:

We think so too. So we’d like to share a bit more about our upcoming roadmap, how vorlon.JS was made, and how you can contribute to the project too.

Our vorlon.JS roadmap

It’s been a week since we announced it and we’re already getting some great input in how to make it better. Here are our vorlon.JS plug-in priorities over the coming months:

  1. AngularJS – We know Angular is quite popular for building dynamic web apps. Both vorlon and Angular 2 are built on TypeScript so it’s a natural next step for our team.
  2. Web Audio API – It’s a powerful, high-level API for processing audio. But synthesizing and mixing are complex to debug across so device and browsers alike so we think developers building game or music web apps will particularly find vorlon.JS as a useful tool.
  3. Hosted vorlon.JS dashboard – Currently the dashboard can be accessed in your dev environment through localhost.

<script src="http://localhost:1337/vorlon.js"></script>

We can help save developers more time by making vorlon.JS accessible on any device through Azure.

Please share with us what you’d like to see in the next version on Twitter @MSEdgeDev!

Building vorlon.JS for extensibility

From the very beginning, we wanted to be sure that vorlon.JS remains as mobile-first and platform-agnostic as possible. So we decided to use open source tech that worked across the broader number of environments.

Our dev environment was Visual Studio Community, which you can get for free now or use something like Visual Studio Code on your Linux, Mac, or Windows device. We used the node.JS tools for Visual Studio and Azure for the back-end. Our front-end was JavaScript and TypeScript. If you’re not familiar with TypeScript, you can learn why we’ve built JS libraries with it here. But you don’t have to know it to use vorlon.JS or contribute.

Here’s a global schema of how it works:

Global schema of vorlon.JS

Here are the parts with built with:

  • A nodeJS server is hosting a dashboard page (served using express) and a service
  • The service is using socketIO to establish a direct connection with both the dashboard and the various devices
  • Devices have to reference a simple vorlon.js page served by the server. It contains all the plug-ins client code which interact with the client device and communicate with the dashboard through the server.

Every plug-in is split in two parts:

  • The client side, used to capture information and to interact with the device
  • The dashboard side, used to generate a command panel for the plugin inside the dashboard

For instance, the console plug-in works this way:

  • The client side generates a hook on top of log(), console.warn() or console.error() . This hook is used to send the parameters of these functions to the dashboard. It can also receive orders from the dashboard side that it will evaluate
  • The dashboard side gathers these parameters and display them on the dashboard

The result is simply a remote console:

Screenshot of vorlon.JS remote console

Share with us what you’d like to see next

We want to make the Web “just work” for your users and ours. If you’d like to see a new feature or have feedback – on Microsoft Edge, on the new Microsoft Edge Dev site, or on open source projects like vorlon.JS, just reach out to @MSEdgeDev and let us know!

David Catuhe, Principal Program Manager, Developer Experience

Microsoft helps enterprises embrace mobile-first, cloud-first world

HOUSTON — May 12, 2014 — Monday at TechEd North America 2014, Microsoft Corp. announced new services, products and partnerships that remove the barriers to cloud adoption for IT professionals, developers and technology users.

“Mobility and cloud are the future of business, and the future is now,” said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise Division. “Our differentiated cloud innovations, comprehensive mobile productivity solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the true potential of the cloud era.”

Hybrid cloud: the gateway to “cloud-first”

According to Gartner,* “nearly half of large enterprises will likely have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.” Delivering on its commitment to offer the best of both worlds, Microsoft announced the following:

Private connections to the cloud. Available Monday, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute enables customers to create private connections between Azure and on-premises environments. Through alliances with providers such as AT&T, BT, Equinix, Level 3, SingTel, TelecityGroup, Verizon and Zadara Storage, ExpressRoute offers enterprises new options for embracing the cloud, including fast speeds, security and reliability features, and low latency.

Radically simplified cloud storage. Available in preview, Microsoft Azure Files streamlines cloud storage by enabling a single file share from multiple virtual machines, helping save customers time and money.

Enterprise-grade performance and networking. Microsoft also announced the availability of compute-intensive virtual machine sizes, in-region and cross-region virtual networking connections, and reserved IP addresses. Together, these advancements help customers architect, deploy and manage global-scale services.

API management. Available in preview Monday, Azure API Management lets customers improve interdepartmental information sharing and create new business models by exposing APIs through the cloud.

Protecting cloud investments

As CIOs and IT directors move their businesses to the cloud, they have to secure their technology across on-premises and cloud environments. Microsoft announced on Monday new advancements that help customers better protect their data:

Enhanced disaster recovery. Available in preview next month, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, formerly Hyper-V Recovery Manager, enables enhanced, cost-effective disaster recovery in the cloud. With this new capability, customers can replicate and recover virtual machines and services to Azure in the event of an outage at their primary datacenter.

New anti-malware. Microsoft Antimalware for Azure, available in preview, offers customers the ability to install an anti-malware agent for both cloud services and virtual machines. In addition, Microsoft announced solutions with cloud security partners Symantec and Trend Micro that integrate with Azure virtual machines.

Enhanced encryption technologies. Beginning in July, Microsoft will begin to deploy new encryption technology for Microsoft Office 365 business customers, ensuring that every file stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business is encrypted with its own key for highly secure content storage.

Expanded data loss prevention. Starting in June, existing Data Loss Prevention capabilities available in Exchange will now expand to include documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for Office 365 E3 enterprise customers. Data Loss Prevention helps prevent the sharing of sensitive content inside and outside an organization.

Fueling “mobile-first” productivity

As customers use even more devices and services, IT must find ways to empower productivity on the go while protecting corporate information. Building on the recently announced Enterprise Mobility Suite, on Monday Microsoft introduced new capabilities that offer industry-leading mobile application management, protection and delivery:

Office mobile app management with Windows Intune. Later this year, Intune and Office 365 will deliver mobile productivity across Office for iPad, iPhone and Android phones including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook Web App. Part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, Intune will also deliver a tool to help customers manage existing iOS and Android line-of-business apps.

Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. Available Monday in preview, Azure RemoteApp helps companies give mobile employees access to Windows applications across a range of devices. Combining Microsoft’s powerful Remote Desktop Services capabilities with the scale and cost-efficiencies of Microsoft Azure, RemoteApp will help end users stay productive on the go and enable IT to easily scale and meet customer needs.

Enhancing the developer experience

Microsoft also announced a series of tooling and framework updates that enable enterprise developers to embrace development opportunities with next-generation cloud and mobile applications, including these:

Optimized .NET for the cloud. Microsoft shared a preview of the next version of ASP.NET, a streamlined framework and runtime that enables developers to optimize cloud and server workloads with maximum agility and performance. ASP.NET vNext will be a new Microsoft contribution to the .NET Foundation as an open source project.

Advanced mobile development. Microsoft announced a preview of Visual Studio tooling for the Apache Cordova™ platform, allowing developers to easily build multidevice hybrid applications using their HTML and JavaScript skills. Visual Studio developers can now build Windows, iOS and Android native applications with .NET and Xamarin or hybrid applications with Apache Cordova. Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RTM including support for universal Windows apps.

Agile software development. Today, Microsoft extended Visual Studio Online, the cloud-based application lifecycle management offering, by releasing a set of APIs and service hooks that integrate with third-party services. The new APIs make it easier for organizations to adopt Visual Studio Online without abandoning the tools they’re using today.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Gartner Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next, Thomas J. Bittman, Sept. 6, 2013

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Microsoft announces 2014 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

REDMOND, Wash. — May 27, 2014 — On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place July 13–17, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

This year, there are 46 awards that celebrate each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology; Windows 8, Office and SharePoint applications; public sector; citizenship; sales excellence; and many more. More than 2,800 entries were collected from more than 117 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solutions’ market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“These prestigious award winners and finalists represent the best technology professionals our partner ecosystem has to offer,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “The 2014 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists honor our top partners that solve complex business challenges by providing innovative solutions to our mutual customers. Congratulations to each winner on this incredible achievement.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2014, is available at http://www.digitalwpc.com/Awards/Pages/Home.aspx.

Office and SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year

• Winner: DocuSign

• Finalist: Nintex

• Finalist: AvePoint

• Finalist: Spikes

Windows 8 App Developer Partner of the Year

• Winner: Dell

• Finalist: Wortell

• Finalist: InterKnowlogy

Humanitarian Response Citizenship

• Winner: SELA Canada

• Finalist: SkyAlert

• Finalist: Ignify

• Finalist: Esprinet Iberica S.L.U.

Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship

• Winner: NV Interactive

• Finalist: I a cubed

• Finalist: Ignify

• Finalist: Eastridge

YouthSpark Citizenship

• Winner: Teleios Systems

• Finalist: KPN Consulting

• Finalist: New Signature

• Finalist: Enfinito Consulting Services

Cloud Partner of the Year — Enterprise Customers

• Winner: Caase.com

• Finalist: Dot Net Solutions

• Finalist: Infusion

• Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited

Cloud Partner of the Year — Excellence

• Winner: Ensyst

• Finalist: Content and Code

• Finalist: iLink Systems, Inc.

• Finalist: Business Network Solutions Sdn Bhd

Cloud Partner of the Year — Packaged Solutions

• Winner: Cloudamour Limited

• Finalist: CDW

• Finalist: Infotech Caribbean Limited

• Finalist: NEC Australia

Cloud Partner of the Year — Small and Medium Business

• Winner: Object Consulting

• Finalist: InfraScience

• Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited

• Finalist: Northdoor plc

Application Development Partner of the Year

• Winner: Infusion

• Finalist: Kentico Software

• Finalist: EVault, A Seagate Company

• Finalist: Saga d.o.o. Beograd

Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year

• Winner: nFocus testing

• Finalist: InCycle Software

• Finalist: GreenSQA S.A.

• Finalist: Canarys Automations Private Limited

Application Integration Partner of the Year

• Winner: Breeze

• Finalist: Fusionex

• Finalist: Neudesic

• Finalist: everis

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

• Winner: OSIsoft

• Finalist: Accenture/Avanade

• Finalist: Ascribe Ltd.

Data Platform Partner of the Year

• Winner: CSK WinTechnology Corporation

• Finalist: dsp

• Finalist: Hewlett-Packard

• Finalist: Softpoint Cluster Technology

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year

• Winner: Webzavod

• Finalist: Enlighten Designs

• Finalist: Gimmal

• Finalist: Rightpoint

Communications Partner of the Year

• Winner: Orange Business Services

• Finalist: Modality Systems

• Finalist: Polycom

Messaging Partner of the Year

• Winner: Binary Tree, Inc.

• Finalist: Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd.

• Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited

• Finalist: Mimecast

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

• Winner: Sensei Project Solutions, Inc.

• Finalist: Corporate Project Solutions

• Finalist: Projility

• Finalist: UMT360

Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year

• Winner: Wortell

• Finalist: Data#3 Limited

• Finalist: Fujitsu Ltd.

• Finalist: Sogeti

Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year

• Winner: CGI IT UK Limited

• Finalist: Omnivex Corporation

• Finalist: NEC Corporation

• Finalist: Accenture/Avanade

Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year

• Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO)

• Finalist: NetApp

• Finalist: Concurrency, Inc.

• Finalist: Infront Consulting Limited

Server Platform Partner of the Year

• Winner: CommVault

• Finalist: KPCS CZ, s.r.o.

• Finalist: XCentral

• Finalist: Citrix

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year

• Winner: Hitachi Solutions America Ltd.

• Finalist: PowerObjects

• Finalist: Accenture/Avanade

• Finalist: RBA

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year

• Winner: HSO Group

• Finalist: mcaConnect

• Finalist: Tribridge

• Finalist: InterDyn BMI

Digital Advertising Partner of the Year

• Winner: Advance Digital

• Finalist: Cardinal Path

• Finalist: Semdrive

Distributor Partner of the Year

• Winner: Tech Data Europe

• Finalist: Synnex Corporation

• Finalist: ComPortal LLP

Hosting Partner of the Year

• Winner: Triple C Cloud Computing Ltd. & TeamNetcom Ltd.

• Finalist: TeleComputing

• Finalist: nGenx

• Finalist: SherWeb

Learning Partner of the Year

• Winner: Algebra

• Finalist: Global Knowledge

• Finalist: DDLS

• Finalist: Aptech Limited

Mobility Partner of the Year

• Winner: Accenture/Avanade

• Finalist: Blink Systems Assessoria e Informática Ltda

• Finalist: Sparked

OEM Device Partner of the Year

• Winner: COMPAX

• Finalist: DEPO Computers

• Finalist: MouseComputer Co., Ltd.

• Finalist: UNIT.COM.INC

Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year

• Winner: Softcat Ltd

• Finalist: Sam360

• Finalist: Infraware

• Finalist: Consistent Software Distribution

Identity and Security (Access) Partner of the Year

• Winner: Oxford Computer Group

• Finalist: Kloud

• Finalist: Credexo, Inc.

Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

• Winner: Brasoftware

• Finalist: Softcat

• Finalist: Insight

• Finalist: Softwareone

Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year

• Winner: Comping

• Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited

• Finalist: Softsource

• Finalist: BlackPoint IT Services

Small Business Partner of the Year

• Winner: Bitscape Infotech Pvt Ltd

• Finalist: Eastridge

• Finalist: XCentral

• Finalist: HCS Business Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

• Winner: Edgewater Fullscope

• Finalist: eBECS

• Finalist: Junction Solutions

• Finalist: UXC Eclipse

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year

• Winner: Zero2Ten

• Finalist: Hands-on Systems

• Finalist: Socius

• Finalist: SMB Suite

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Education

• Winner: ITWORX

• Finalist: Corinth Investment

• Finalist: Learning Possibilities

• Finalist: Dell

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Government

• Winner: HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd

• Finalist: Gimmal

• Finalist: Espacios en Red y Servicios SA de CV

• Finalist: Sparked

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Health

• Winner: Winvision

• Finalist: Rapid Circle

• Finalist: Dell Japan Inc.

• Finalist: icomedias GmbH

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Public Safety/National Security

• Winner: AvePoint

• Finalist: Tribridge

• Finalist: NetApp

• Finalist: Intelecto Ltda

Public Sector Partner of the Year — CityNext

• Winner: ICONICS

• Finalist: OSlsoft

• Finalist: IEG4 Limited

• Finalist: Software Innovation

Sales Specialist Partner of the Year

• Winner: Geno Ceci of ePlus Technology, inc.

• Finalist: Robert Pope of Outsourcery

• Finalist: Varun Abbi of COMPAREX India Private Limited

• Finalist: Mark Seeley of Intellinet

Pre-Sales Technical Specialist of the Year

• Winner: Graham Quinn of Auxilion (I.T. Alliance Group)

• Finalist: Prashanth Subraman of Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited

• Finalist: Christopher Hertz of New Signature

• Finalist: Jason Bero of Softchoice

Alliance SI Partner of the Year

• Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Alliance ISV Partner of the Year

• Winner: Sitecore

About Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.digitalwpc.com and on the Partner Network home page at http://microsoftpartnernetwork.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.