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07Jul 20

Azure Files – New Data Protection Features

Recent enhancements of Azure Files provide improvements to multiple data protection strategies. Azure Files provides a systematic approach to ensuring your data is available, backed up, and recoverable, here are some recent announcements in this area:
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10Jun 20

Exposure Notification APIs Available on Xamarin

Google and Apple have produced Exposure Notification APIs through Bluetooth Low Energy to aid in contact tracing. The Xamarin team has been following the development closely and the first preview of bindings for Android and iOS Exposure APIs is now out.
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08Jun 20

Azure Cosmos DB – New Features Now Generally Available

As with all areas of Azure we are seeing updates and new features constantly. With Azure Cosmos DB, these are features to make possible swift application development across teams and enhanced enterprise-level security accessible to apps of any magnitude or scope.
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05Jun 20

Azure Synapse Link – Now in Preview

Microsoft has announced a cloud-native execution of HTAP called Azure Synapse Link. A capability which eliminates the obstacles between Azure operational database services and Azure Synapse Analytics.
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05Jun 20

Xamarin.Forms 4.6 Styling Improvements

Xamarin.Forms regular updates bring us a range of improvements. An interesting new feature from version 3.6 was the addition of Material Design controls from Google which allows you to match the default Android experience. Xamarin.Forms 4.6 is now building on this addition with further bindings to the Google library and added styling support.
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14May 20

Microsoft Partner Code of Conduct

Microsoft recently updated its partner code of conduct, and as Microsoft Gold partners, we are proud to support these principles that Microsoft holds itself and its partners to. Running the…

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05May 20

Updates to Azure Maps

Azure maps received several updates in April. Here is a quick roundup of recently added features. Now Generally Available: Azure Maps Batch services Azure Maps Batch capabilities available through Search…

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05May 20

Xamarin.Essentials 1.5 – What’s New

April brought us the release of Xamarin.Essentials 1.5. Xamarin.Essentials always brings us simplification of intricate native features into a single cross-platform library. Here is a quick round-up of the new…

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