TWC9: Happy 25th VB, Azure DevTest Labs available, Fetch, Why SQL Server 2016 Rocks and more... | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Mark and Vlad discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:22] Happy 25th Birthday, VB! [Anthony D. Green][02:10] Announcing general availability of Azure DevTest Labs [Xiaoying Guo][03:20] Fetch (or the undeniable limitations of XHR) [Ali Alabbas][05:40] Sideloading and enterprise distribution (Dev Center Tip #4), Publishing hidden apps (Dev Center Tip #5)[06:37] Changes to Project.json [Scott Hunter][09:04] Creating Better User Experiences with Microsoft Cognitive Services [Steve "Guggs" Guggenheimer][11:31] Why SQL 2016 rocks – the series (part 1 & part 2) [Ivan Donev] Bonus LinksA tour through tool improvements in SQL Server 2016 [Ayo Olubeko]Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free [Tiffany Wissner]Picks of the Week!Mark's Pick of the Week:[13:00] Microsoft, Facebook to lay trans-Atlantic undersea cableVlad's Pick of the Week:[14:14] NASA is building the next Mars rover in mixed reality [Mona Lalwani]Please leave a comment or email us at @CH9 Follow @MarkDeFalco Follow @metulev Follow @vladkol Follow @gduncan411

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 5:00 pm

Developer Support Series: Service Fabric - Next-Generation cloud application platform for Hyper Scale, stateful and stateless microservices

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud applications. Service Fabric has built-in support for lifecycle management, stateless and stateful services, performance at scale, 24x7 availability, and cost efficiency. Service fabric in Azure is ideal for highly available and scalable services, computation on non-static data, distributed graph processing and data analytic and workflows etc. In this session we will cover architecture of Service Fabric, programming model, framework and how Service Fabric works in Azure.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 4:44 pm

Episode 207: Netflix Spinnaker on Azure with Andy Glover, Richard Guthrie, and Arun Chandrasekhar | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

In this episode Haishi Bai is joined by Andy Glover, Richard Guthrie and Arun Chandrasekhar to talk about Spinnaker, Netflix's open source, multi-cloud, global Continuous Delivery platform. Spinnaker is designed to be pluggable, allowing different tasks, models and targets to be incorporated into the deployment pipeline. It supports various deployment targets such as Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Platform, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry. Now with Microsoft's contribution, Spinnaker also deploys to Microsoft Azure! After a brief overview by Andy and Arun, Richard and Andy shows a number of deployment pipelines and scenarios to showcase how you can leverage Spinnaker to automate Continuous Delivery pipelines.Links from the show:[02:28] - Andy's Spinnaker overview[06:34] - Arun's Azure Spinnaker overview[13:54] - Richard's introduction demos[20:57] - Andy's pipeline demos[33:42] - Richard's application upgrade demoSpinnaker's home pageSpinnaker's GitHub repoAzure Spinnaker getting started guide (coming soon)Like Cloud Cover on Facebook!Follow @CloudCoverShowFollow @chrisrisnerFollow @haishibai2010Follow @spinnakerioFollow @agloverFollow @alrightguy33 Follow @rcarunmsft

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 2:37 pm

3D Network Printing with IoT Core

Have a 3D printer at home that you want to share? Is it too loud and you'd rather keep it in it's own special place?You can now setup your 3D printer as a network printer, with a little help from Windows 10 and IoT CoreNetwork 3D Printing with Windows 10 IoT Core!Since Windows 8.1, Microsoft has been providing native support for 3D printers with most popular printers already enabled via USB plug and play (see this full list of supported printers).Today, we have added a new Windows 10 IoT Core sample app, “Network 3D Printer” that adds support for an even wider range of 3D printers and allows you to access them over your network.  Multiple Windows computers on your network can even share the same 3D printer.Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use this solution starting today to network enable their 3D printers and we invite device manufacturers to evaluate the experience that this enables and the benefits of being able to easily Wi-Fi enable their devices and connect them to Windows.In this initial release, we’ve added network (both Wi-Fi and wired) and Windows 3D print platform support for more than a dozen well-known and brand new evolutions of 3D Printers:Lulzbot Taz 6Makergear M2Printrbot Play, Plus and SimplePrusa i3 and i3 Mk2Ultimaker Original and Original+Ultimaker 2 and 2+Ultimaker 2 Extended and Extended+And we’ve made it as easy as possible to set up your Windows 10 IoT Core powered device for network 3D printing....This solution also creates a pathway for 3D printer manufacturers to utilize Windows 10 IoT Core and the Network 3D Printer app directly within their devices to add Windows-compatible network and other future features.Adding Network 3D Printer support for an additional printer models is as simple as creating a profile for the device.We are excited to work with our ecosystem partners and users to grow the list of supported printers! ... [Read the rest]Here’s a few more links you might find interesting:3D Printing your own Nine Guy3D Scan, Kinect and Windows 10Carbonite and 3D print yourself with the Kinect for Windows v2Follow @CH9 Follow @coding4fun Follow @gduncan411

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 8:00 am

NuGet Hits A Billion Downloads | Visual Studio Toolbox

NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. It recently surpassed 1 billion downloads. In this episode, Robert is joined by Phil Haack, Jeff Fritz and Hari Menon to talk about NuGet, its origins and the important role it plays in software development.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 10:48 am

Implementing Successful Advanced Analytics Projects

This presentation illustrates how Microsoft Services implements advanced analytics solutions at customers.  The video reviews the current state of advanced analytics solutions and architectures and dives into how organizations can work to move proof of concept technical experiments into deployed solutions that adds value, insight and action to help address organizational challenges.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 10:47 am

Game Dev Show 15 - Building a Windows 10 (or Xbox) Game with Win2D, C# and XAML | Game Dev Show

In this episode of the Game Dev Show, I introduce you to Win2D – a powerful and easy-to-use Open Source library for immediate mode 2D graphics rendering with GPU acceleration. It is available to C# and C++ developers writing Universal apps and games for Windows 10 (UWP) - including Xbox One - and also Windows Runtime apps for Windows & Windows Phone 8.1. It utilizes the power of Direct2D, and integrates seamlessly with XAML and CoreWindow. Win2D ( lets Visual Studio developers tap into hardware accelerated graphics without the need to call low-level DirectX APIs. Win2D is implemented as a layer on top of Direct2D, and supports interop in both directions. In this episode, I show you how to get started with Win2D, then integrate Win2D graphics within a XAML UI canvas, and show you how to draw shapes & primitives. Win2D is a powerful framework for app and 2D game developers alike, come learn how to get started and get involved.Here is an outline of this episode: [00:00] - Teaser[00:32] - Recap of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP)[04:00] - Approaches to build games for Windows 10[06:56] - Introduction to Win2D graphics library[07:43] - DEMO - Win2D Examples Gallery[10:35] - Why use Win2D?[12:18] - DEMO - Building a game with Win2D[24:16] - Wrapping-up and reference links Reference Links Nuget: | File an issueBlog: | Email usWin2D Example Gallery: Windows Store Slide deck: Watch the Win2D session from BUILD 2015 with Simon Tao:Introducing Win2D: DirectX-Powered Drawing in C# Follow Shawn Hargreaves on Twitter, original Win2D creator and key contributor:Follow @shawnhargreaves Follow @ActiveNick

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 7:46 am

Episode 17: Girls Make Games | Level Up

Today I chat with Laila the founder of Girls Make Games about how their program is helping to get more girls into game development and interested in STEM. Join us as we talk about Education and how the program has grown to really help these girls understand how many opportunities there are in the technology industry.Chapter 3 just launched and for anyone who hasn't tried the game yet Chapter 1 is available for FREE now on Xbox One! So no excuses- go play![00:57] - Intro about Girls Make Games[10:30] - After girls win, how do you take these pitches to the point where they can ship?[11:42] - What does the program entail that these girls aren't getting anywhere else?[12:42] - Talking with the dads of Girls Make Games[18:01] - Talking with the Negatives about their game, The Hole StoryAdditional Links:The team at Demo Day pitching The Hole StoryVideo of the team winning their award at GDC

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:00 am

Juval Lowy on the Path of the Architect

Software Legend and Master Architect Juval Lowy joins Dr. Doris Chen for a candid discussion of the career path of architects. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects the world over in his renowned Architect's Master Class, and has a unique perspective on the role of the architect. Juval defines the architect as the technical manager of the project, wearing the hats of the design lead, technical lead and process lead. Juval and Doris discuss how one becomes an architect, the choices and the challenges involved, and the importance of aligning the architect's career phase with the environment.About Juval LowyJuval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft's Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.Links: About Dr. Doris ChenDr. Doris Chen is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, and Java). Doris has over 18 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She speaks at numerous international conferences and user groups including O'Reilly OSCON, Fluent, Dev Nexus, HTML5 Dev Conference, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, and worldwide User Groups.Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. LinksChannel 9:

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 9:00 am

Nano Satellite Project | UK TechDays Online 2016

Microsoft is working with the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Azure User Group to launch a national, crowd-sourced IOT and Data experiment that anyone can take part in to learn & build their skills.  This open-source community project is open to developers of all types –from kids to professionals – regardless of what platform they build for.To find out more about the project and join the mission, come to AzureCraft on 3rd and 4th June.

Posted by on 18 May 2016 | 6:01 am

Release Management with VSTS & integration with Azure, Chef and Octopus Deploy | UK TechDays Online 2016

You are probably familiar with the concept of infrastructure as code, I'll bring it to life in this session. In this demo packed session we'll learn how to provision infrastructure on demand using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates right from within Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). We'll talk about Azure DevTest labs, managing a desired state configuration (DSC) using Azure Automation. Well briefly talk about Octopus extension in VSTS and how easy it is to integrate with Chef from VSTS. Come to this session to learn how to do #DevOps right! 

Posted by on 11 May 2016 | 10:17 am

Ionic and the Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) - Connect("Live"); // Q&A | Connect Live

Using the Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO), Visual Studio enables you to build cross-platform apps using web standards and your development skills with HTML, CSS, JavaScript or TypeScript languages. It gives you near-total code sharing across iOS, Android, and Windows. Ionic Framework is a free and open source library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS CSS components, gestures, and tools for building highly interactive apps. When the two technologies, Visual Studio and Ionic, are paired together, they fit neatly into the JS developer workflow. In this live Q&A event with both the TACO and Ionic teams, you'll learn about:What is Ionic?How do Ionic and Visual Studio work together?What does the future hold with the upcoming Ionic 2 release.We'll look at how the Ionic and Visual Studio teams made a BUILD conference app using VS Code, Visual Studio, Azure Mobile Services, Ionic and Code Push.Speakers:Ricardo "Rido" Minguez - program manager on the TACO teamTim Lancina - Tooling developer for IonicBrandy Carney - Framework Developer for IonicModerated by Seth Juarez of Channel9

Posted by on 6 May 2016 | 5:00 pm

What's Next for C# and VB.NET | DEVintersection 2016

C# and VB.NET are being designed in the open, with eager community participation on GitHub and elsewhere. We are still in the design cycle, but themes and features are emerging. In this talk, we will discuss the design process and the language features that are taking shape, and you are invited to participate with ideas, questions and concerns.

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 5:11 pm

Introduction to ASP.NET Core 1.0 | DEVintersection 2016

ASP.NET Core 1.0 is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET Core 1.0 is fully open source and available on GitHub. In this technical talk The Lesser Scotts will put it all into context. What does that ASP.NET 5 mean for compatibility? What powerful new cloud scenarios does ASP.NET Core enable? We'll cover ASP.NET Core 1.0 both inside and outside the IDE, on Windows, Mac, and Linux. ASP.NET Core 1.0 is released and it's in production!

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 3:51 pm

Keynote: Building the Intelligent Cloud | DEVintersection 2016

Keynote: Building the Intelligent Cloud

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 3:37 pm

Keynote: The State of .NET, ASP.NET, and Open Source at Microsoft in 2016 | DEVintersection 2016

A lot has happened in Open Source at Microsoft this last few years. We've all accomplished a lot. Let's look at the highlights and lowlights of open source in ASP.NET and .NET. Where have we been and where are we headed?

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 3:27 pm

ASP.NET Core 1.0 Deep Dive | DEVintersection 2016

This talk will take you deep into the internals of the all-new ASP.NET Core framework. This new, fully open source web framework sits on top of the new composable cross-platform .NET Runtime - the Core CLR. We will show you how ASP.NET Core enables more choice than ever before. ASP.NET Core gives you more choices for platforms, tools, libraries, runtimes, and more.

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | 3:21 pm

The Future of Programming | DevDays Latam 2016

What will programming look like in the next few years. Or the next few hundred? Will we still argue over tabs vs spaces? Probably. Will we still be using curly braces or even text? Maybe. Will we all be batteries for our AI overlords? Probably not in the next five years anyways.

Posted by on 12 April 2016 | 12:08 pm