The Maker Show: Azure IoT Starter Kits | The Maker Show

This lengthy episode contains a ton of good information about IoT in general, about Azure IoT and the services that it brings this category of computing, and finally about a number of starter kits designed and built for Azure IoT that you can use to get you building connected devices very quickly.I doubt you'll have any questions remaining on IoT or how to get started by the time you finish this video. You'll learn...what is IoTwhat does Azure offer you when you're working on an IoT projectwhich device should you start withwhat language should you choose getting startedwhat sort of projects should you do when you're first learning IoTwhere to find a bunch of starter project code on GitHubEnjoy!

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 11:35 pm

Getting Started with CSS Transitions

CSS Transitions allow you to animate CSS properties from one value to another.  Learn how you can use this feature to make your web UIs more engaging and fun.  For more info, go to http://aka.ms/CSSTransitions.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 11:12 am

Erica Wu on the Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services and the Bot Framework are two new exciting technologies that Microsoft is offering to devs; in this chat Erica talks about how she combined the two to create a bot that can help you monitor all the exciting events at the Olympics.Important links:London 2012 Olympian Erica Wu destroys me at Table TennisCognitive ServicesLUISMicrosoft Bot Framework

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 5:58 pm

Linux Management with Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Managing your Linux servers across the public cloud and private cloud can be challenging and complex.In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) integrates with your existing Linux or Windows-based management tools to provide a unified view across your entire environment.In this session you will learn how OMS customers:Search across billions of logs and metrics in secondsCentralize alerts from Nagios, Zabbix, and System CenterGain out of the box insights on their infrastructure and workloadsPerform security and configuration analysisSome useful links:OMS Agent for LinuxSign up for our Free Tier and start managing today at http://www.microsoft.com/OMS  

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 5:19 pm

Delivering Products at Velocity | ChefConf 2016

Learn from Justin Arbuckle, Chef VP of Transformation, how to transform enterprise IT for speed, scale, and consistency. Justin discusses the culture and technologies essential for getting great products in the hands of customers—faster. He relays how, by measuring the velocity of product development from ideation to production, we can pinpoint and address the cultural roadblocks that are stalling progress. He also promotes an intriguing new approach to project estimation: target what can be developed in two weeks versus focusing on how long an entire project will take. Justin next elaborates on how Chef products—along with open source community contributions—can speed and support the DevOps process, providing automation and workflow tools to manage application code, infrastructure code, and compliance in any environment.Find a topic:[00:49] Disrupting the norm[04:43] Assessing velocity to drive change[08:32] Make no estimates[11:12] Chef Server[16:15] Chef Habitat[21:51] Chef Automate[25:22] Chef resourcesGet started:Master the DevOps FundamentalsVisit DevOps Dimension for the latest news on DevOps practicesCheck out our DevOps blog Take the next steps:Watch the ChefCon 2016 keynote with Chef's Justin Arbuckle and WestPac's CIO Dawie OlivierGo to Chef.io and Learn.Chef.io for more details on Chef offeringsVisit the Creative Commons Repo for DevOps Transformation PracticesRead Vasco Duarte's No Estimates: How to Measure Project Progress Without Estimating Grow your DevOps understanding and skills with Microsoft Virtual Academy DevOps coursesConnect on social:Follow @SethJuarezFollow @dromologue

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 11:08 am

Last Week on Channel 9: August 15th - August 21st, 2016

Here's just a few, just 27, shows, episodes, posts and videos from last week here on Channel 9.TWC9: Open Source PowerShell, UWP Community Toolkit, Minecraft Oculus Rift and more...This week on Channel 9, Vlad and Petri discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:30] Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X [Frederic Lardinois], https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell, [Official Blog Post] PowerShell on Linux and Open Source!, [Post from Jeffery Snover] ...Diagnose and resolve issues with Azure TroubleshootingAt Azure Support, our aim is to help you in your cloud journey, all the way from initial experimentation to running production workloads on Azure with confidence. Software fails, hardware breaks and you can run into issues when trying new things. That's why it's important that you're able to diagnose and resolve issues quickly. To support those efforts, the Azure Support team is pleased to share features in the management portal to help you diagnose and resolve issues, find authoritative troubleshooting resources (tools, guided steps and articles) and easily get additional help as needed....Getting Started with Visual Studio - Tips & TricksGet started with Visual Studio by learning some features that will help you be more productive. ...Getting Started with Visual Studio - Installing Visual Studio extensionsGet started with Visual Studio by learning about additional extensions you can install, like the GitHub or Web Essentials extension. ...Run PowerShell Natively on Linux with DockerHave you turned into a skeleton, waiting for an object-oriented shell on Linux, that is easy to use, but is incredibly powerful and extensible? Have you been waiting to run PowerShell on Linux? Do you love Docker software containers? If so, then don't miss this awesome introduction to building your own custom Docker container image, that runs PowerShell natively on Ubuntu Linux! ...PowerShell on Linux and Open SourceContinuing the commitment to enable an open and flexible platform that meets customers where they are, Microsoft has now open sourced PowerShell and made it available on Linux and macOS. Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist is joined by Jeffrey Snover, inventor of PowerShell, who shares the details of these announcements with hands-on demos from a range of special guests. ...Episode 118: Live from That Conference 2016 Part 2Carl interviews some amazing guests live at That Conference. You won't want to miss it. ...Azure Data Lake: PowerShell, CLI, SDKs, and APIsIt's a pleasure welcoming Matthew Hicks to the Data Exposed show this week! Matthew is a PM in the Big Data team and is in the studio to talk about the breadth of functionality available in Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics SDKs and APIs for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The goal is to provide developers with the same set of functionality that you find in the portal, including account management, data sources, compute, and much more. ...ASP.NET Monsters #59: The Razor View Engine with Taylor MullenIn today's episode, we learn about Razor from special guest Taylor Mullen. Taylor works for Microsoft on the ASP.NET team where he works on the Razor view engine.Regardless of whether or not you've been on MVC for some time, or if you've continued on with Web Forms, chances are you seen or worked with Razor. Further odds suggest that you may have learned syntax, but a lot of folks ...Defrag: We're Back (again), New or Old Studio (You Decide), Windows 10 Anniversary and more...Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed. ...User Profiling Based on Various Data Sources for Personalized ServicesPersonalization has gained a lot of attractions both from academia and industry, being specific in the applications of recommendation systems. There are a lot other applications or services involving personalization. User profiling helps extracting personalized information for those services, where information retrieval is done to build a separate user profile for individual user and the profile can effectively identify user's interest domain or behavior patterns. The main objective of ...Resume-job matching and extension for document matchingHow to find the best candidate for a job position (or vice versa) from a pool of millions of candidate documents? This task is much harder than we thought, given the daunting amount of unstructured content and the complex nature of the search problem. We used machine learning and Cortana Analytics Suite to help our client unlock the value of big data. More specifically, we developed and operationalized an end-to-end solution that mines super complex unstructured data about candidates and position specifications, and then learns the patterns of good matches. ...Seth plays against USA Table Tennis Olympian, Erica WuBehind the scenes: see Seth Juarez be humiliated by Microsoft intern and USA Table Tennis Olympian, Erica Wu. Full interview coming up later this week.Let’s celebrateJoin us under the stars in Centennial Olympic Park, in the heart of Atlanta, for a Microsoft Celebration unlike any other. Mouthwatering aromas of abundant cookouts, the clamor of summer games, and the lively beat of outdoor music. Jump into old-fashioned summer camp activities—or grab a drink, hang out, and do some "glamping." Your choice ...Tuesdays with Corey Azure Functions Part 2 - Expanded DemoCorey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks with Chris Anderson - one of the brains on the team behind Azure Functions. We figured Corey needed a "re-do" on the Azure Functions session, so we found ourselves an expert! ...Using Azure Notification Hubs from a Xamarin.Android ApplicationDen Delimarsky shows how to use Azure Notification Hubs from a Xamarin.Android application. ...Using Temporal in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DatabaseIn this episode of Data Exposed Scott welcomes back to the show Jovan Popovic to the show, Program Managers in the SQL Server group. Today Jovan is in the studio all the way from the Microsoft offices in Serbia to show how to use Temporal in SQL Server 2016. ...ASP.NET Monsters #58: Nginx, Kestrel and SSLIn an earlier episode we explored how to use Nginx to front a Kestrel server. In this episode we will explore adding SSL and HTTP 2 using Let's Encrypt for a free certificate.  ...Thank you to all who registered, we're sold out!We're looking forward to a full house in Atlanta this September! Microsoft Ignite is now at capacity and is officially sold out; thank you to all who registered! Not able to join us in Atlanta? Then help us kick off the event by joining online at http://ignite.microsoft.com on Monday, September 26 at 8:30 AM ET ...Intel and Microsoft Discuss Software Defined Infrastructure Find out how you can get more for your money, faster time and velocity of new services and faster payback for software and hardware investments through Software Defined Infrastructure. Microsoft and Intel have developed many new and upcoming innovations to enable unique and complementary Software Defined Infrastructure scenarios. Join Intel and Microsoft as they provide an overview of SDI innovations and use cases for consideration. ...Windows App Studio UWP from No Code to CodeJoin MVP Russ Fustino and all of the Fustino Brothers in this live studio audience session recorded recently at the Tampa Code Camp. They present a deep dive into Microsoft Windows App Studio. It is a hot off the metal session.Building universal Windows apps with no code using Microsoft App Studio. It's all about creating quality apps quickly using templates. The enhanced App Studio (now for Windows 10) gives you a great start. Use the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) - one binary, one project for phone and tablet. Employ new the pivot control API's for YouTube and Flickr integration. Deploy ads easier. And wrap-up a responsive website in an app. ...80 - Pokeball Darwin BananaIt's time for another LiveStream Episode of the Patch and Switch show!!! Two IT guys (Patch and Switch) who are talking about whatever comes up. Can you say Tangent! Ultimately it's the Chat Room where everyone hangs out and contributes to the show, so make sure to load it up during the LiveStream!  ...Episode 117: Live from That Conference 2016This is the first episode of two where Carl interviews some amazing guests live at That Conference. You won't want to miss it. Also, Brandon joins Carl for the news. ...2016-08-10 | DX: Using Containers for Agile Scalable Releases2016-08-10 | DX: Using Containers for Agile Scalable Releases ...Defrag Tools #166 - Performance Analysis of UWP AppsIn this episode of Defrag Tools, Sylvain Goyette joins Chad Beeder to discuss performance tracing of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. ...Energy Demand Forecasting Template with SQL Server R ServicesHong Lu, a data scientist at Microsoft, talked about how to use SQL Server R Services to do electricity demand forecasting. The SQL Server R Services available in SQL Server 2016 brings new opportunities to perform in-database advanced analytics. The Energy Demand Forecasting Template with SQL Server R Services demonstrates how to use SQL Server R Services ...Big Data, Multivariate, Window based Feature Engineering using Microsoft R ServerIoT data is characterized by long time signals recorded from multiple sensors at the same time. Such sensors are utilized to monitor intricate systems and machine learning can be used to understand complex patterns of sensor data (called features) and their association with events of interest like failures or abnormal system behaviors (prediction labels). ...Follow @CH9 Follow @gduncan411

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 4:00 am

TWC9: Open Source PowerShell, UWP Community Toolkit, Minecraft Oculus Rift and more... | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Vlad and Petri discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:30] Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X [Frederic Lardinois], https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell, [Official Blog Post] PowerShell on Linux and Open Source!, [Post from Jeffery Snover] PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux[01:38] Introducing the UWP Community Toolkit [Giorgio Sardo][03:03] Learn what every PC game dev should know about Windows 10 [Alex Teodorescu-Badia][04:14] Unity and Facebook Team Up to Support Game Developers[05:11] I tested out a virtual reality fart simulator and it was as odd as it sounds [Sam Haysom][06:56] Windows Holographic experience available for mainstream Windows 10 PCs next year [Terry Myerson]Picks of the Week!Petri's Pick of the Week:[08:20] Experience Minecraft in a whole new way with Oculus Rift Today [Mike McGrath]Vlad's Pick of the Week:[09:51] Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month [Max Chafkin]Please leave a comment or email us at twc9@microsoft.com.Follow @petriwFollow @CH9 Follow @MarkDeFalco Follow @metulev Follow @vladkol Follow @gduncan411

Posted on: 19 August 2016 | 4:45 pm

Diagnose and resolve issues with Azure Troubleshooting | Azure Friday

At Azure Support, our aim is to help you in your cloud journey, all the way from initial experimentation to running production workloads on Azure with confidence. Software fails, hardware breaks and you can run into issues when trying new things. That's why it's important that you're able to diagnose and resolve issues quickly. To support those efforts, the Azure Support team is pleased to share features in the management portal to help you diagnose and resolve issues, find authoritative troubleshooting resources (tools, guided steps and articles) and easily get additional help as needed. Learn more

Posted on: 19 August 2016 | 4:00 am

Getting Started with Visual Studio - Installing Visual Studio extensions | Visual Studio Getting Started Series

Get started with Visual Studio by learning about additional extensions you can install, like the GitHub or Web Essentials extension.Download Visual Studio for free at http://www.visualstudio.com/community

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 3:26 pm

Run PowerShell Natively on Linux with Docker | Microsoft Azure

Have you turned into a skeleton, waiting for an object-oriented shell on Linux, that is easy to use, but is incredibly powerful and extensible? Have you been waiting to run PowerShell on Linux? Do you love Docker software containers? If so, then don't miss this awesome introduction to building your own custom Docker container image, that runs PowerShell natively on Ubuntu Linux!The new, native PowerShell on Linux solution is called PowerShell Core, and sits on top of the Microsoft .NET Core framework that was released on June 27th this year!During this information-packed video, we will:Provision an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS VM on the Microsoft Azure public cloudInstall the Docker Engine on the brand new VMWrite a custom Dockerfile using the cross-platform Visual Studio Code Build a custom .NET Core / PowerShell Core Docker container image using a DockerfileRun PowerShell Core on Linux natively, using our custom Docker imageDownload the Dockerfile from the video, and build your own PowerShell Core Docker image!Cheers,Trevor SullivanMicrosoft MVPDocker Captainhttps://twitter.com/pcgeek86https://trevorsullivan.nethttps://artofshell.com

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 10:18 am

PowerShell on Linux and Open Source

Continuing the commitment to enable an open and flexible platform that meets customers where they are, Microsoft has now open sourced PowerShell and made it available on Linux and macOS. Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist is joined by Jeffrey Snover, inventor of PowerShell, who shares the details of these announcements with hands-on demos from a range of special guests.Demos:[12:34] - Managing Azure using PowerShell on Linux[15:57] - PowerShell on Linux with Python, REST, Visual Studio Code and more[27:54] - Managing Linux and Windows Containers with Docker[34:40] - Native Linux Management with PowerShell[42:29] - Managing AWS using PowerShell on Linux[45:55] - Managing VMware using PowerShell on LinuxResourcesLearn more at:  GitHub project https://github.com/powershell/powershellPowerShell Home Page http://microsoft.com/powershell  Announcement blog https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-is-open-sourced-and-is-available-on-linux/

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 10:15 am

Energy Demand Forecasting Template with SQL Server R Services

Hong Lu, a data scientist at Microsoft, talked about how to use SQL Server R Services to do electricity demand forecasting. The SQL Server R Services available in SQL Server 2016 brings new opportunities to perform in-database advanced analytics. The Energy Demand Forecasting Template with SQL Server R Services demonstrates how to use SQL Server R Services to build an end-to-end, on-prem solution for electricity demand forecasting. The template includes a real time data simulator, feature engineering, model retraining, forecasting and visualization. A Windows PowerShell script is provided to automatically deploy the entire template on the user's SQL Server. Reference links:Energy Demand Forecasting Template with Cortana Intelligence SuiteSQL Server R Services templates in Cortana Intelligence Gallery

Posted on: 15 August 2016 | 4:35 am

You Have Too Much Time | That Conference 2016

In today's social exchanges, "not having enough time" is a traditional excuse nearly everyone uses. I contend that, in fact, you have too much time, and it's keeping you from changing the world. In the same way that too many choices forces indecision, having too much time brings its own share of challenges. This talk will address ways you can identify what your real priorities are (vs. what you tell yourself), show you how much of your days are truly wasted, and help you to stop feeling so overwhelmed.

Posted on: 3 August 2016 | 7:08 pm

Build Real-Time Websites and Apps with SignalR | Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016

If you've ever wanted to build a highly responsive app that leverages a real-time communications library, then SignalR is for you! Real-time Web functionality is the ability to have the server push messaging aggressively to the client, rather than relying on the client to make multiple and frequent requests. SignalR is a set of ASP.NET server and client libraries that you can use to build real time, scalable, Web sites and apps. You can use SignalR in both enterprise and consumer apps, and across platforms. This session covers what you need to know to build a SignalR app that connects multiple clients instantaneously.You will learn:To use the SignalR librariesAbout polling and real-time development techniquesAbout cross platform client connectivity

Posted on: 22 July 2016 | 1:59 am

The Future of Visual Studio “15” | Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016

Visual Studio 2015 was a feature packed release with additional updates adding tons of value. But time waits for no one and the Visual Studio team knows it. Come to hear about the future of Visual Studio. This session will illustrate how Visual Studio is evolving for its next big release. Mark will even provide some insight into how the team uses your feedback to continuously improve Visual Studio.You will learn:About the new streamlined installerNew features in actionHow the team listens to your feedback to make the product better

Posted on: 22 July 2016 | 1:53 am

Keynote: Zero to DevOps with VSTS | Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016

DevOps is about people, process and products. Getting it all right requires effort but the benefits to your organization and customers can be huge. Microsoft has a fantastic set of products that can adapt to any language on any platform. In this demo-heavy keynote, Donovan Brown will show you how to go from "zero to DevOps" like a pro. Starting from just a blank desktop, he will create a new team project and a complete pipeline. He will also deploy an ASP.NET MVC application into Azure all live and hands on.

Posted on: 22 July 2016 | 1:50 am

Go Mobile with C#, Visual Studio, and Xamarin | Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016

Xamarin helps C# developers become native iOS, Android, and Windows mobile app developers overnight. In this session, you'll learn how to leverage your existing .NET and C# skills to create iOS and Android mobile apps in Visual Studio with Xamarin. Besides letting you write your iOS and Android apps in C#, Xamarin lets you reuse existing .NET libraries and share your business logic across iOS, Android, and Windows apps. This session will also give you the tools to determine how much existing C# code can go mobile to iOS and Android, plus help you determine the architecture necessary to support maximum code sharing and reuse. You'll also receive some guidance and best practices for handling fragmentation across and within each device platform.This session will cover the Xamarin platform and how to create native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C#. Moreover, it will really focus on the code with several live coding adventures throughout the entire session. When you leave, you'll have the knowledge to create your first iOS & Android in C# with Xamarin in Visual Studio.You will learn:How to apply C# and Visual Studio skills for mobile developmentAbout assessment tools for determining how much existing C# code can be mobilizedAbout architectural best practices

Posted on: 22 July 2016 | 1:24 am

Keynote: The Open Microsoft Developer Platform | Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016

As a Microsoft developer, you've built some great solutions for your customers. You've solved business problems and made the world better. But the Microsoft Developer Platform as you know it is no more. It's better. It's faster. It's open. And it's cross platform. In this keynote come get insight from Amanda Silver, Partner Director of Program Management, into the wonderful world of changes where Microsoft has shipped .NET Core, NuGet, ASP.NET, TypeScript, Xamarin and a cross platform editor in VS Code through an open development process. This will lead to a great new release of Visual Studio this fall to make building any app on any platform as easy as it's been to build a .NET apps on Windows.

Posted on: 22 July 2016 | 1:20 am