Microsoft Campus Tours - Inside the Channel 9 Studio | Microsoft Campus Tours

In this episode of Microsoft Campus Tours we take you inside the Channel 9 studio where the majority of Channel 9 homepage content is shot, edited and live streamed. In 2011 we had Microsoft Campus Tours - Channel 9 Behind The Scenes where we took a sneak peek inside the Channel 9 studios. Four years later, we are back again to show you the latest gear, upgrades and remodel of the studio. Is this how you imagined it?

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 9:00 am

//build/ 2015

I'm sure you all know that Build 2015 is happening this week, and we all expect a number of announcements, releases, news, etc.Given the very limited number of tickets, I'm willing to bet only a few of you were able to get them, and so attend in person.But I've got a deal for you! (Actually two!).Would you like to see the Day 1 and 2 keynotes live? See live Q&A sessions all day Wednesday and Thursday? See all the sessions on-demand approximately 24 hours after they are presented? Not have to deal with TSA, Travel, sitting behind the "stinky guy", able to see the conference without getting out of your Bunny Slippers?Deal One: You can! Come to our home page, http://channel9.msdn.com, or the Build home page, http://www.buildwindows.com, and we'll be streaming Build live all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Come back and see the sessions on-demand too. Deal Two: Aren't willing take no as an answer, still want to go to Build? How about if I were to tell you you can! We're bringing Build to you!Build TourBringing the Build experience to cities around the globe.As a developer you can expect:Best of Build announcements and insightsDeep dive in the Windows 10 developer platform for app and web developersCoding sessions and exciting demos across devicesPartner showcasesOpen Q&A and face-to-face time with Microsoft engineersThis is a free event...Did you catch that last bullet? Free! Yep, we're brining Build to you, in-person, a day long event, for free. Now THAT's a deal!Follow @CH9 Follow @coding4fun Follow @gduncan411

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Last Week on Channel 9: April 20th - April 26th, 2015

Last week was the final week before Build, Ignite and more. Make sure you come back here Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to see Build streamed live!TWC9: Visual Studio for Game Development, .NET Foundation News, Building Cloud Apps ebook and more...This week on Channel 9, Jeremy and guest host Kyle Gostinger, discuss the week's top developer news, including;“Must Have” Event Elements You’ll Experience at Microsoft IgniteAt our September Roundtable Discussion in Chicago, we asked Microsoft event alumni to share their top "must have" elements that create an event that's valuable, informative, and inspiring. Here are the elements that topped the list—and yes, you can expect all this, and more, at Ignite....Guest Post: Open Source Predictive Maintenance for Industrial IoTThis is a guest post from Microsoft Azure partners DataArt and Canonical.The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) enables businesses to predict when industrial equipment is going to fail, so that action can be taken beforehand. A leader in this space, DataArt, developed one of the first IoT and big data open sourced platforms, DeviceHive, and published on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.DataArt has collaborated with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, as well as Microsoft. ...B-roll: We Day Seattle 2015B-roll video from the We Day Seattle event held April 23, 2015, intended for broadcast/media use.Azure PowerShell 101 - Managing the Cloud from the Command LineIn this video, Scott learns from Guang Yang about how to manage Azure from the PowerShell command line! We learn how to manage multiple accounts and subscriptions, and access any Azure resource.Instrumenting your Web API using Application Insights with Victor MushkatinScott talks to Victor Mushkatin from the Application Insights team. They create a new Web API application to deploy to Azure, but they instrument that all with Application Insights. Victor show us how to instrumental the ASP.NET Web API and hook it directly into Application Insights to get use amounts of context. It's hugely useful when trying to understand production applications in the cloud.Office 365 Development: Top 5 Reasons to Start Building Productivity apps for OfficeAs a developer, the Office 365 platform allows you to reach over 1 billion Office users all over the globe. Join Jerry Nixon and Christine Matheney as they discuss the Top 5 Reasons you should start building productivity apps for Office and learn how you can get started building business solutions using the technologies you already know and love....New Technology for 3D Printing – New Consortium Leading the WayThe capabilities of modern 3D printers have outstripped the capabilities of the 3D printing file formats commonly used today. People are unable to access the full potential of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing because of basic limitations in core technologies used by 3D printing. ..Edge Show 144: Azure IaaS VM management and more in VMM UR6!In Edge Show episode 144, Matt meets with Jonobie Ford, Senior Program Manager on the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) team, to discuss a number of key capabilities coming to VMM with Update Rollup 6 (UR6), specifically focusing on 2 highly requested features.  The first is Azure IaaS virtual machine management from within the VMM console! The second is support in VMM Service Templates, for Generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machines! If you're currently using VMM, and you're also using, or thinking about using Azure IaaS virtual machines, UR6 should be very interesting to you! ...Come explore the Ignite Expo Hall: A one-of-a-kind experience for innovatorsComing to Microsoft Ignite? Make sure to schedule time to explore the Expo Hall! This area has been designed to provide you a rich, hands-on experience with products and solutions. Bring your questions and spark ideas that make a difference.What can I find in the Ignite Expo Hall?...Storage Spaces: Lessons from the FieldIn the last part of our Storage Spaces deep dive we share some lessons from the field. ...Boot A Surface Pro 3 from a Windows 10 Technical Preview USB mediathis video shows how to boot a Surface Pro 3 from a USB stick3D Builder User Manual...TechNet Radio: Navigating the Hybrid Cloud: Making it Work for YouThe “cloud” has become the next great frontier for IT Pros to explore and conquer. However, if you’re like many in the profession, there are a lot questions in the field that have left many looking for answers.  While you can certainly search the web and hunt and peck for answers as questions arise, wouldn’t it be better if you already knew where to turn to for free resources, training and tools? ...Azure Storage 5 Minute OverviewThis short video provides an overview of Azure Storage and its key products - Blob Storage, Table Storage, Queue Storage, Disk Storage and File Storage. The video also walks you through how to write your first Storage application - using either Blobs, Tables or Queues.Monthly Catch-up: S81 with special co-host Barry PaquetIn this show, we go take a look at the current and future sprints. We also talk to Barry Paquet and see what he has been up to. ...Real-time Monitoring of Mobile Apps with Xamarin InsightsThis is the last of our second four part series on building cross-platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode Robert is joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who discusses Xamarin Insights, a new monitoring solution for all mobile applications. We get an indepth look at how to integrate Xamarin Insights into your iOS, Android, and Windows applications to get real time crash reporting of native and managed crashes. Then, we see how to monitor custom events and data and tie directly into popular services such as Visual Studio Online to get mission critical updates. ..Episode 7: Interview with Ken LobbInterview[00:47] Ken Lobb, Tech Director at Microsoft Studios [02:33] Microsoft Games? ...Countdown to Ignite: The One about What to Pack and What’s New, Two Weeks Out!With just two weeks until Microsoft Ignite, you're probably finessing your session schedule and starting to think about packing. In this week's Countdown Show, Joey and Rick talk about what's new on MyIgnite, last-minute tips to maximizing your Ignite experience, and the all-important question of What to Pack. Watch the show, or read-on, to hear their tips as you count down the days until Microsoft Ignite.As you fine tune your personal session schedule, consider including a Pre-Day Session in your Sunday agenda—it's not too late to add one to your registration. ...Ping 242: Getting your Goat, MP3 to Vinyl, more TV on Xbox OneWelcome back to Ping! We talk about the return of robot combat return to television, we chat about a one-way ticket to Mars on the space desk, and more stories that 'softies are pinging each other about...[00:37] Last week...[06:16] Goat Simulator will be chewing on your Xbox One and Xbox 360 from tomorrow  ...IoTShow: WinHEC and //BuildGavin Gear and Larry Larsen talk about news in IoT, interview IoT influencers, highlight IoT projects, and more. If you have ideas for the show, please leave a comment, we'd love to hear what you all would like to see!In this episode Gavin and Larry talk about the past WinHEC and the coming Build conferences and the Windows 10 IoT story. ...CodeChat 026 - Moshe Gutman (GeoSafe)Moshe Gutman comes on to CodeChat to talk about a startup he's working hard on. It's called GeoSafe (geosafecorp.com). GeoSafe (@GeoSafe) provides easy-to-use GPS tracking and CAD integration for police, fire, and EMS. First-responders can quickly access and communicate critical data to each other in the field. It's way cool to see live, little icons representing where the workers are right now, and even cooler to imagine the results of a system like this - saved lives!Moshe is going to tell you how the system works as well as provide some anecdotes on being in a startup.Follow @CH9 Follow @gduncan411

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 4:00 am

TWC9: Visual Studio for Game Development, .NET Foundation News, Building Cloud Apps ebook and more... | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Jeremy and guest host Kyle Gostinger, discuss the week's top developer news, including;[01:37] Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d [Soma][02:19] .NET Foundation Welcomes Executive Director Martin Woodward[03:19] Announcing LLILC - A new LLVM-based Compiler for .NET [Martin Woodward][03:59] mspnp/azure-guidance[04:58] Free ebook: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure[05:31] Announcing Azure Service Fabric: Reducing Complexity in a Hyper-scale World [Mark Russinovich][06:38] Introducing the Skype Web SDK [Matthew Proctor][07:54] INFO: The Difference between Lync 2013 & Skype for Business [Kurt Shintaku, Christian Burke][09:22] Closer Look at Datazen [Richa Yadav][10:05] The Programmer’s Guide to Networking at a Conference [John Sonmez][10:58] Open source at Microsoft: The next chapter for Microsoft Open Technologies [Jeffery Schwartz]Picks of the Week!Jeremy's Pick of the Week:[11:56] https://www.siteextensions.net/packages, phpMyAdminKyle's Pick of the Week:[13:23] First Look At Uber’s Co-Founder’s Shopping Concierge “Operator”Please leave a comment or email us at twc9@microsoft.com.Follow @CH9 Follow @metulev Follow @gduncan411 Follow @codefoster Follow @nisha_si Follow @vladkol

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:00 pm

Countdown to Ignite: The One About the Attendee Celebration and Live Broadcast | Microsoft Ignite Countdown

The Countdown Show continues, with Episode 13! Alex Bradley joins Rick and Joey to cover the details of the Ignite Attendee Celebration and the online broadcast experience. They fill you in on what to expect as well as give you some helpful tips. See a special video message from a member of one Chicago's own GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock bands that will perform at the celebration.Attendee Celebration 6:30 P.M.–10:30 P.M. Lakeside Center, McCormick Place It'll be an evening to remember... with a major headliner, incredible Chicago cuisine and craft beer, plus local music on the terrace. With a convenient location, right in Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, you can head straight to the party after sessions end on Thursday.Food and Beverage Chicago is a foodie town and we're bringing in 30 local Chicago restaurants to serve you complimentary samples of their best local cuisine. A must-stop is the Goose Island beer garden. Touted as one of the Midwest's largest craft breweries, Goose Island will provide a variety of their latest craft beer. Beer reps, beer geeks, and even a few certified Cicerones (the sommeliers of beer) will be on hand to answer questions.Entertainment Head outside to the East Fountain Terrace, for a laid back atmosphere that's perfect for networking. Featuring food trucks, a beer truck, a cool local band, and a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan.Continue into Hall D where you'll find music, activities, and entertainment at every turn. Experience a sampling of Chicago's popular neighborhoods as you walk around discovering all the cool stuff to see and do. At 9:00 P.M., head to the main stage for the concert. Viewing is available throughout the hall. No professional cameras or audio equipment are permitted during the concert.More Details to KnowYour conference name badge is your ticket into this fabulous concert event. Please be sure it's visible as you enter.Bag check will be available in Hall B. Joey, Rick and Alex highly advise bringing a pen and paper or use OneNote on your mobile device on Thursday.Shuttle service will be provided between McCormick Place and conference hotels. Service will be available from 6:15 P.M.–10:45 P.M.Broadcast Alex and Joey will broadcast starting at 8:30 AM Central Time, Monday, May 4 before the keynote (which starts at 9:00 AM). Then stay tuned immediately following the keynote for a recap and highlights of the morning keynote followed by live session room content and Channel 9 Live.Channel 9 Live will broadcast deep technical interviews between the live steamed sessions and during break times. Expect to see Jeffrey Snover, Mark Russinovich, Paula Januszkiewicz and Brad Anderson on the Channel 9 stage during the week!Go to ignite.microsoft.com to see the stream live during the event!Questions? Look for one more Countdown Show! Next week's episode will feature a mini-version of Ignite 101. If you have specific questions (or suggestions), we'd love to hear them, so please comment in the discussion area below.Interact with Alex, Rick, Joey and the Ignite team thru the MyIgnite Yammer site, on twitter @amcgb, @joeysnow, @ricksterCDN and @MS_Ignite using #MSIgnite hashtag. 

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 9:55 am

Windows IoT, Galileo, Azure, Event Hubs and Stream Analytics

There have been a number of comments asking for more IoT and cloud/Azure posts. So when I stumbled across Vinoth's blog and his lastest post, I knew I found a winner. Also make sure you check out the rest of his posts too...  :)Windows IoT on Galileo – Using Event Hubs and Stream AnalyticsThis blogs explains you on how to access Azure Event hubs from Galileo integrated with Adafruit 10-DOF IMU sensor board and using Azure stream Analytics to pipeline the sensor data stream to Azure storage services. Prerequisites Supported for both Intel Galileo Gen1 and Gen2.Latest OS update released (A common .wim for Gen1 and Gen2) for lightning (improved performance on I2C, SPI, and UART etc..)Visual studio 2013 with Windows IoT SDK (Visit: windowsondevices.com for more details) and Microsoft IoT C++ SDK and its dependent NuGet Package is required.As explained in Windows IoT on Galileo – Using Event Hubs (Connectthedot.io) , Download the sample Event hub source code given for Galileo from github.Integrating Adafruit 10-DOF IMU with Galileo· Refer the below blog post.Windows IoT on Galileo – Connecting Adafruit 10DOF IMU Breakout Part – 1 Windows IoT on Galileo – Connecting Adafruit 10DOF IMU Breakout Part-2Creating Azure Service Bus Event hubRefer Event hub getting started document , follow the steps up to 6.Follow the step 6 and Create a policy named “manage policy” with manage, send and listen rights.Follow the step 7 to copy the access connection string for “manage policy”.Click the Consumer group tab next to configure and Click CREATE at the bottom of the page and supply a Consumer Group Name in the Create a Consumer Group dialog. This will be used when you configuring stream analytics for this event hub.Create an Azure Storage accountThis sample application requires an Azure Storage account or a storage emulator for maintaining the application state. You can use an existing Storage account or follow the steps below to create one:...Creating Azure Stream Analytics jobRefer “provisioning the stream Analytics job” topic in Stream Analytics getting started document, I named it as a “Galileosensorstream” for my stream analytics job in our case....Building the Galileo Wiring ApplicationCreate a “Galileo Wiring App” solution, let’s named as “GalileoEventhub”. You can download it from the below codeplex link. https://galileoeventhub.codeplex.com/Main.cpp contains integrated source code that can access the Adafruit sensors and send the data to Azure Service bus Eventhub from Galileo. Please refer the above listed blogs to know more about the Adafruit sensor integration....Build the application and run it on Galileo.You can see the data in the Azure storage table as created above through stream Analytics. Below picture shows the data on the Azure storage table using Azure storage explorer application.[Click through for the complete post]Follow @CH9 Follow @coding4fun Follow @gduncan411

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Instrumenting your Web API using Application Insights with Victor Mushkatin | Azure Friday

Scott talks to Victor Mushkatin from the Application Insights team. They create a new Web API application to deploy to Azure, but they instrument that all with Application Insights. Victor show us how to instrumental the ASP.NET Web API and hook it directly into Application Insights to get use amounts of context. It's hugely useful when trying to understand production applications in the cloud.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

Edge Show 144: Azure IaaS VM management and more in VMM UR6! | Edge

In Edge Show episode 144, Matt meets with Jonobie Ford, Senior Program Manager on the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) team, to discuss a number of key capabilities coming to VMM with Update Rollup 6 (UR6), specifically focusing on 2 highly requested features.  The first is Azure IaaS virtual machine management from within the VMM console! The second is support in VMM Service Templates, for Generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machines! If you're currently using VMM, and you're also using, or thinking about using Azure IaaS virtual machines, UR6 should be very interesting to you!Useful Links:Blog: October 2014 Announcements for Windows Server ContainersBlog: Windows Server and Hyper-V ContainersBlog: Announcing Nano Server for Modern Apps and CloudVirtual Machine Manager - User Voice FeedbackBlog: System Center Virtual Machine Manager TeamConnect with the Edge Team:Follow @tnedgeFollow @mattmcspiritFollow @dtzarFollow @SimonsterFollow @RicksterCDNFacebook

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 10:30 am

PowerShell basics for managing Office 365 and the space race | The Garage Series for Office 365

On this week's show Jeremy Chapman is joined by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to introduce PowerShell for managing Office 365. Jeremy and Greg explain when PowerShell makes sense compared to the user interface and describe the basics of how PowerShell works. Then Jeremy puts PowerShell to the test at NASA in Houston by attempting to add 150 users into Office 365 within the 8 minutes it would take the space shuttle to reach orbit when it was in service.Stay up to date with the latest shows at office.com/mechanicsDownload the Windows Phone app or the Windows 8 appFollow @OfficeMechanics on twitter

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 12:18 pm

Real-time Monitoring of Mobile Apps with Xamarin Insights | Visual Studio Toolbox

This is the last of our second four part series on building cross-platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode Robert is joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who discusses Xamarin Insights, a new monitoring solution for all mobile applications. We get an indepth look at how to integrate Xamarin Insights into your iOS, Android, and Windows applications to get real time crash reporting of native and managed crashes. Then, we see how to monitor custom events and data and tie directly into popular services such as Visual Studio Online to get mission critical updates.Resources:Try Xamarin today: www.xamarin.comFollow James on Twitter and his personal blogXamarin developer documentation and blogParts one, two and three of this seriesParts one, two, three and four of James' debut Xamarin series

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 10:32 am

CodeChat 026 - Moshe Gutman (GeoSafe) | CodeChat

Moshe Gutman comes on to CodeChat to talk about a startup he's working hard on. It's called GeoSafe (geosafecorp.com). GeoSafe (@GeoSafe) provides easy-to-use GPS tracking and CAD integration for police, fire, and EMS. First-responders can quickly access and communicate critical data to each other in the field. It's way cool to see live, little icons representing where the workers are right now, and even cooler to imagine the results of a system like this - saved lives!Moshe is going to tell you how the system works as well as provide some anecdotes on being in a startup.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 12:07 pm

HTML, CSS, JavaScript & TypeScript Development using Visual Studio - Connect("Live"); // Q&A | Connect Live

Visual Studio is a comprehensive tool for building everything from modern, responsive websites, to corporate intranet portals or even cross-platform Apache Cordova apps, all using web standards and your development skills with HTML, CSS, JavaScript or TypeScript languages - learn more here.We've also got powerful debugging capabilities such as Browser Link, and an extensible platform where extension creators can make your experience even better such as what Web Essentials extension brings to our community.In this session this will be your opportunity to do a live Q&A with the Visual Studio product team that works on these code editors, extensions and debugging experience.Speakers:Mads Kristensen, with expertise in Visual Studio HTML/CSS editors and design/debug features such as Browser Link. Also the creator of Web Essentials. Damian Edwards, with expertise in the full ASP.NET framework stack, and extensive knowledge of real-time communication technology SignalRRyan J. Salva, with expertise in the Visual Studio JavaScript Editors, TypeScript language and cross-platform mobile app development using Visual Studio with Apache CordovaTo read more on this check out the Visual Studio Blog.Moderated by Seth Juarez of Channel9Please join us April 9th, at 10am PDT. See you then!Note - We had Glenn Condron fill in since Damian couldn't make it

Posted by on 3 April 2015 | 6:47 pm

Building Devices with Windows 10 IoT | WinHEC Shenzhen 2015

As component costs decrease and connectivity increases, the demand for intelligent IoT devices continues to accelerate rapidly. Windows 10 IoT offers solutions enabling everything from small, low-cost devices, to ruggedized portable handhelds, to powerful, graphics-rich systems. In this session, you will learn about the capabilities of these editions, their interoperability, and how to leverage them to create more secure and manageable enterprise class devices. Topics include: Overview of the Windows 10 IoT editions, their features, and capabilities, Supported hardware and SoCs to build your device, Rich developer tooling to build universal drivers and applications for your devices, How to leverage security and manageability features to build more secure enterprise devices, and Case study on building a more secure device from a hardware partner. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, ISVs, Peripheral Manufacturer, Driver Developer.

Posted by on 17 March 2015 | 10:06 pm

.NET Core Deep Dive | dotnetConf 2015

.NET Core 5 is a refactored and highly optimized version of .NET. In this presentation, we will dive deep into exactly what makes up .NET Core 5 and describe in detail the components that make up .NET Core 5. Furthermore, we'll describe the differences between the full .NET Framework and .NET Core 5.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Debugging Performance Issues Using Visual Studio 2015 | dotnetConf 2015

In this session we'll look at how to use Visual Studio 2015 to continuously improve the performance of your applications during normal development. You'll learn how to use the new capability of running diagnostic tools with the debugger and how to use the tools without the debugger to diagnose a broad range of performance issues.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn"): Analyzers and the Rise of Code-Aware Libraries  | dotnetConf 2015

We've rewritten (and open sourced!) the C# and VB compilers, and exposed their functionality through APIs as the .NET Compiler Platform. But what do these APIs mean for those who aren't compiler jocks?Learn about diagnostic analyzers, a key new feature of Visual Studio 2015 that lets a NuGet package introduce custom warnings and errors to your build. Analyzers let a NuGet package easily introduce custom warnings and errors to your build, along with automatic fixes in the IDE. We'll walk through the thought process and development of a simple diagnostic and code fix for the Regex API to see what it's like to quickly build analyzers for an API.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

WPF in 4.6 and beyond | dotnetConf 2015

Are you interested in the future and the roadmap for the WPF platform? If so, this session is for you. We will take an in-depth look at our areas of investment and the new features we are working on for .NET 4.6 and future releases of the WPF Platform. We will talk about how WPF platform will evolve in the long term, and the strategies you should start considering to get the best out of future platform improvements. Finally, we will take a look at the new authoring, debugging and diagnostics experiences available for WPF applications in Visual Studio 2015.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am