Microsoft Official Dev Center Site

Here is the Dev Center site of Microsoft. You can find dev information about Desktop, Hardware, Web etc.

This is about desktop dev. You can see an info about how to choose your tech,  We can see for example the different between WPF and Windows Form:

.NET Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF): This is the preferred technology for Windows-based desktop applications that require UI complexity, styles customization, and graphics-intensive scenarios for the desktop. WPF also takes advantage of XAML views. You can leverage the new simplified asynchronous capabilities (async/await) in .NET 4.5. WPF development skills are similar to Windows Store development skills, so migration from WPF to Windows Store apps is easier than migration from Windows Forms.

.NET Windows Forms: .This was the first UI technology in the .NET Framework for building desktop applications. It is still a good fit for many business desktop applications. Windows Forms is easier to use and lighter weight than WPF for simple scenarios. Windows Forms does not use XAML, so deciding later to extend your application to Windows Phone or Windows Store entails a complete re-write of your UI.

For business application technology guide, you can download from here.

Highlights of Microsoft Build 2014 Day 2

Day 2 of Build 2014 focused on Cloud Computing: Microsoft public cloud platform: Azure; also they had private cloud computing content.

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Seems all above were about Microsoft Azure and related cloud computing

5: (Very interesting thing!)

Mr. Anders Hejlsberg, pressed the public button to push Roslyn – The next generation of Microsoft .NET Compiler Platform  to Open Source !!

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Highlights of Microsoft Build 2014 Day 1

2014 April 2, The day 1 of Microsoft Build 2014.

Highlights:

1: Windows phone 8.1 update;
2: Windows 8.1 update;
3: Personal voice assistant: Cortana;
4: Universal application for desktop and mobile;
5: WinJS becomes open source;
6: Xbox One can run Win8 desktop application directly;
7: Windows to The internet of thing (IoT) and is free;
8: Windows is free to all Windows phone makers;
9 Windows is free to all tablet makers (size < 9") ;
10: TypeScript 1.0 released; (TypeScript is to replace JavaScript)
11: New CEO said: Cloud first ! Mobile First !

See official video playback here.