How Minecraft Improves Social and Emotional Learning, And More On The Friday Five

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Mocking a REST API With Model First Development

Oscar Garcia is a Principal Software Architect who resides in Sunny South Florida. He is a Microsoft MVP and certified solutions developer with many years of experience building solutions using .Net framework and multiple open source frameworks. Currently, he specializes in building solutions using technologies like SharePoint, ASP.NET, NodeJS, AngularJS, and other JavaScript frameworks. You can follow Oscar on Twitter via @ozkary or visiting his blog at

Getting Smart Podcast: How Minecraft Improves SEL Outcomes

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Surface Expert. She has 17 years of experience in the classroom (PreK-10), 10 years implementing research into practice, and co-designing Renton Prep, selected as a Microsoft Showcase School. She briefed Satya Nadella and team. She and her students have presented since 2007 including American Education Research Association to NYU, UCLA, SXSWEdu, and New York Academy of Sciences. Her research is published in Springer’s International Human Computer Interaction Series and VentureBeat. Follow her on Twitter @mrzphd.

    Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication On Windows 2016, Step By Step

    Robert Smit is a Senior Technical Evangelist and a Microsoft MVP since 2009, now in Cloud and Datacenter management. Robert has more than 20 years experience in IT, particularly in the educational, healthcare and finance industries.Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him knowledge and insight which  allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals. Based in the Netherlands, Robert currently holds a position at Insight at the Division as Cloud Architect/Azure Technical Lead. Follow him on Twitter @Clustermvp.

    Developing Product Recommendations On WideWorldImporters Using SQL Graph

    Sergio Govoni has been a software developer for almost 20 years. He received a Computer Science degree from Italy State University in 2000. He’s since worked at Centro Software, which produces an international multi-company ERP on the Windows platform. At Centro Software, Sergio currently serves as Technical Lead and manages the architecture and mission-critical technical details on team projects. Based in Bologna, Italy, Sergio has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP (SQL Server category) since 2010. Follow him on Twitter @segovoni.

    ASP.NET Core 2.0 – Applying CORS Policies

    Jaliya Udagedara is from Sri Lanka and is currently working as a Technical Lead for a software company headquartered in Australia. He's been a Microsoft MVP since January 2014, initially under Visual C# category, then .NET and now under Visual Studio & Development Technologies. He's passionate about everything related to .NET. Jaliya is also a TechNet Wiki Ninja and a blog author at TNWiki Ninja’s official blog. Follow him on Twitter @JaliyaUdagedara.


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