Microsoft Learning Download Center has moved to Cloud!


If you are MCT, you must know that the URL of the MOC Download Center is

Today, when I browse to this url and it shows an image and telling you that “Microsoft Learning Download Center has moved to Cloud! You are automatically being redirected, please click here to go the new website directly.” And your webpage will be redirect to the new portal after few seconds.

So you’d better to update favorites in your Browser and point to the new URL now.
New URL is:

Useful links to learn Windows 10 and VS2015

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I am sure that you all are new to Win10 and VS2015. You may be looking for learning resource. Here I listed some of the sample site for you and so you could get some learning on these 2 new products.

Opportunity URLs Remarks
Developer Tools Download Download any Visual Studio skus, including VS 2015
Developer for Windows 10  -What’s New
Get Started
All the info developers may need to write apps
Windows 10 courses in MVA Great site to get online courses on Windows 10
Channel Another great online resource for Windows 10 related videos
Windows 10 Jumpstart A live event on August 14th

Visual Studio 2015 is released

As many of you might know that VS2015 is already released on 20th July 2015. If you are MSDN Subscriptor, you could download and install it now. For the Team Foundation Server 2015, you might have to wait for a little bit longer.

Watch the keynote on demand below to learn about the latest features and technologies. You can also watch the Visual Studio developer team create an end-to-end solution for an open-source project and see how they tackled problems along the way.

For more Visual Studio 2015 deep dive videos, please visit

To download Visual Studio 2015, please visit

For more information about Visual Studio 2015, please visit

Languages features in C# 6 and VB 14

Languages features in C# 6 and VB 14

  • Exists: Already shipped in previous release
  • Added: Implemented for this release
  • Planned: Intended for this release
  • No: Not intended for this release
  • N/A: Not meaningful for this language

Please note that everything is still subject to change – this is a preview after all. However, we are reasonably confident about the overall feature set at this point.

The  VS2015 Preview has the following features. For a description of each feature see:

Feature Example C# VB
Auto-property initializers public int X { get; set; } = x; Added Exists
Getter-only auto-properties public int Y { get; }
= y;
Added Added
Ctor assignment to getter-only autoprops Y = 15 Added Added
Parameterless struct ctors Structure S : Sub New() : End Sub : End Structure Added Added
Using static members using System.Console; …
Added Exists
Dictionary initializer new JObject { [“x”] = 3,
[“y”] = 7 }
Added No
Await in catch/finally try … catch { await … } finally {
await … }
Added No
Exception filters catch(E e) if (e.Count > 5) { … }
Added Exists
Partial modules Partial Module M1 N/A Added
Partial interfaces Partial Interface I1 Exists Added
Multiline string literals “Hello<newline>World” Exists Added
Year-first date literals Dim d = #2014-04-03# N/A Added
Line continuation comments Dim addrs = From c in Customers ‘ comment N/A Added
TypeOf IsNot If TypeOf x
IsNot Customer Then …
N/A Added
Expression-bodied members public double Dist => Sqrt(X * X + Y * Y); Added No
Null propagation customer?.Orders?[5]?.$price Added Added
String interpolation $”{p.First} {p.Last}
is {p.Age}
years old.”
Added* Planned
nameof operator string s = nameof(Console.Write); Added* Planned
#pragma #Disable Warning BC40008 Added Added
Smart name resolution N/A Added
ReadWrite props can implement ReadOnly Exists Added
#region inside methods Exists Added
Overloads inferred from Overrides N/A Added
CObj in attributes Exists Added
CRef and parameter name Exists Added
Extension Add in collection initializers Added Exists
Improved overload resolution Added N/A

*Design changes expected

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