Ping 226 - Ignite conference, Achievements for Halo Master Chief, Tesla and October xBox One Update | Ping!

Hey everybody! Welcome back to Ping!  It's episode 226, apparently NOT an area code (thanks @piercove), so it's just another number... Regardless - it's 226 episodes of what MSFTies are pingin' each other about. In This Weeks episode:[03:20] The Ignite Conference and full schedule for H2.[06:04] 401 Achievements for Halo: Master Chief Collection[08:28] Tesla unveils exotic features, go-fast model[11:33] Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today  [15:52] Question of the week: What new technology would you like to integrated into cars today?Chat with us throughout the week using  #PingShow on TwitterLike us on Facebook @RicksterCDN

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 1:10 pm

Kinect 4 Windows V2 & openFrameworks

Today we highlight a recent post from Peter Daukintis who does a great job of walking us through using the Kinect for Windows v2 device and SDK with openFrameworks.Some recent openFrameworks posts;Cinder, openFrameworks, Kinect for Windows v2 and getting started...Kids, Kinect, Cinder and some C++ too... Meet the Kinect Common BridgeA Bridge not to far... The Kinect Common Bridge get face tracking and voice recognition.Kinect Common Bridge v2 Beta now availablefrom Vimeo.Openframeworks + Kinect 4 Windows V2I am in the process of reviewing various frameworks for visualising my Kinect windows store apps because prototyping ideas Direct3D is a bit labour intensive. My attention has turned towards Openframeworks. This is the official description:openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.The project is designed to be a wrapper around other creative open frameworks; here are some it pulls in:OpenGL, GLEW, GLUT, libtess2 and cairo for graphicsrtAudio, PortAudio, OpenAL and Kiss FFT or FMOD for audio input, output and analysisFreeType for fontsFreeImage for image saving and loadingQuicktime, GStreamer and videoInput for video playback and grabbingPoco for a variety of utilitiesOpenCV for computer visionAssimp for 3D model loadingThis sounds ideal for my requirementsWINDOWS STORE APPRetrieving the source from here instead of usual OpenFrameworks source tree helps as MS Open Tech have done the work to create an OF Project generator which supports Windows Store Applications. This includes the conversion from OpenGL to DirectX and retaining the structure of an OF app so existing apps could be just dropped into place. There is a re-built project generator exe located here \msopentechopenframeworks\openFrameworks\projectGenerator\projectGeneratorSimple_winrt.exewhich will generate a Windows Store c++ project with OF set up and ready to go.Let’s go through the items in this project to gain a better understanding of what happens when the app runs....Project Information URL: Source URL: Information:Blog: @peted70Follow @CH9Follow @Coding4FunFollow @KinectWindowsFollow @gduncan411

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Countdown to TechEd Europe: The last one before we go | The Countdown Show

We are just ONE week away from meeting you all in Barcelona and this week Rick and Joey bring you several items not covered in previous Countdown Shows.First, if you have not yet decided on the sessions you'd like to attend, we have some sample schedules that several of our fantastic community members have put together. Each one of our guys have posted their tips in the blog section but we have the links for you right here:Adnan HendricksSimon DavisFredrik NilssonNext up there are some great sessions this year from our friends in the Office team. Here are the session codes that we featured in this episode:Developer Sessions:DEV B207 Office 365 Developer Kick OffDEV B307 Weave your enterprise solutions directly into Office products with the App ModelDEV B309 Deep dive into the Office 365 RESTful APIsIT Pro Sessions:OFC B320 Overview of Security and Compliance in Office 365OFC B312 Data Loss Prevention in Office 365: Prevent That Ooops MomentOFC B336 Office 265 Professional Plus Deployment Deep DiveNext up in the episode, Rick and Joey are happy to have been given the opportunity to invite everyone to the Office Party being held Thursday Oct 30th from 20:30-23:30 at Opium Mar. Make sure you get your invite from one of the speakers in the Office 365 track or stop by the Office booth in the Expo Hall.Next up the Channel 9 Event App. Make sure to get the Ch9 Events app installed on your device! Browse conference content, follow your schedule, stay connected throughout the event and submit session evaluations afterwards.Download Ch9 Events for Windows 8 | Windows Phone | iOS | AndroidPlease note that to make the catalog easier to browse on your mobile device, we do not show Hands-on Labs, Instructor-led Labs, or Pre-Conference seminars.  All breakout sessions and foundational sessions are listed for your convenience.For additional support you can reach out to: support@eventboardmobile.comFinally don't miss out on Channel 9 LIVE. Bringing you interviews and other fun content LIVE from Barcelona! Tune in on Channel 9 beginning Tuesday October 28th!This is your last chance to not miss out on this fantastic event! Make sure you register today for TechEd Barcelona.We also would love for you to give us your feedback:Twitter: use the #tee14 hashtag or comment to @teched_europeOfficial Facebook Page: TechEd EuropeAsk your questions in the ForumsFollow @TechEd_EuropeFollow @JoeySnowFollow @RicksterCDNFollow @Golnaz89

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:54 am

WebJobs GA Series Episode 1: WebJobs Tooling with Brady Gaster | Web Camps TV

Join your guide Cory Fowler as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.This week Brady Gaster kicks off a series on the WebJobs feature within Azure Websites which has just became Generally Available. Brady shows us how to use the WebJobs tooling in Visual Studio. He also has a special surprise for us at the end of the show where he shows of the "Deploy to Azure" button which he created with encouragement from Devin Rader and a bit of help from our good friend Vittorio Bertocci.Show LinksWebJobs ResourcesEnabling command line or continuous delivery of Azure WebJobsThe Deploy to Azure ButtonDeploy to Azure (Source Code)The use of Azure Active Directory behind deploy to AzureCQRS Journey (Microsoft Patterns and Practices)

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 3:41 am

Keynote | AzureConf 2014

Scott Guthrie kicks off AzureConf 2014.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:10 pm

Bart De Smet, Jafar Hussain, Matthew Podwysocki: Pragmatic Rx

Reactive Extensions Team member Matthew Podwysocki ( has a discussion with Cortana Team member Bart de Smet and Netflix Front-End Team Lead Jafar Husain, to talk about practical uses of the Reactive Extensions. In this episode, Matthew talks with Jafar about the uses of the Reactive Extensions at Netflix, in particular RxJS and RxJava and how they trained a number of developers to be Rx experts.  There is also discussion about Rx at scale, in particular at Netflix, as well as with Cortana.  There are plenty of topics covered for a nice deep conversation about the future of the Reactive Extensions. 

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:07 pm

Defrag Tools #111 - Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript Part 1 | Defrag Tools

In this of Defrag Tools, Kraig Brockschmidt joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder for two episodes to talk about Windows Store Application development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Be sure to download the free ebook!Resources:Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:00 am

TWC9: Build 2015, Connect();, Ignite, Docker and new... !? | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, we have another very special episode (yes, that's two in a row) but first, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:22] Build 2015[00:59] Connect();[02:23] Microsoft Ignite[03:11] Docker and Microsoft: Integrating Docker with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure [Scott Gu][05:07] Mobile Apps for Web Developers [Ryan J. Salva][06:27] Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Azure VM Available [Kirupa Chinnathambi][07:20] What? Brian and Dan are doing what!?[08:03] New Hosts! (We're going to miss you Brian and Dan!)[09:08] Vladimir Kolesnikov[09:18] Greg Duncan[09:27] Nikola Metulev[09:38] Jeremy Foster[09:47] Nisha SinghFollow @CH9 Follow @briankel Follow @danielfeFollow @vladkol Follow @gduncan411 Follow @metulev Follow @codefoster Follow @nisha_siProduction Note: Yeah, my [Greg's] audio is jacked. This was our first Host-via-Skype attempt and we're still working out the kinks. (And yeah, I really need to replace that headset... I know...I know... Oh and yeah, the camera really does add 10 lbs... um... yeah... ;)

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 3:45 pm

Edge Show 123 - Desired State Configuration (DSC) with PowerShell in the Datacenter | Edge

In this episode Symon interviews Kenneth Hansen (Principal Program Manager Lead) and Hemant Mahawar (Senior Program Manager) on the PowerShell team to discuss Desired State Configuration (DSC), and how it can be used in the datacenter. DSC is a new management platform in Windows PowerShell that enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run.The interview with Kenneth and Hemant begins at [07:20]:Why is compliance important in the modern datacenter?Why is automation important in the modern datacenter?What exactly is Desired State Configuration?What is its relationship to PowerShell?What is a DSC resource?How does someone install and use DSC?What is the difference between 'configuration' and 'environment' data?How would a user know if a particular task is a good candidate for DSC?The following scenarios were discussed and demoed: Discovering the actual configuration stateFixing a configuration that has drifted away from the desired stateEnabling or disabling server roles and featuresManaging registry settingsManaging files and directoriesStarting, stopping, and managing processes and servicesManaging groups and user accountsManaging third party softwareWhere can people go to learn more about DSC?Resource Kit: Toolkit Whitepaper: Team Blog:'s DSC Hub: Cloud Blog DSC Series: News:[00:15] Learn what is new in the Technical Preview for Windows Server: the Technical Preview Evaluation for Windows Server: the Technical Preview Evaluation for System Center:[01:05] New Jump Starts on the Microsoft Virtual Academy Dev/Test Scenarios in the DevOps World: your Data Center Jump Start: PowerShell for Active Directory:[03:00] Download the updated Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 3.0 for VMware & P2V Migrations:[04:10] Docker support with Microsoft Azure & Windows Server:[05:10] GridPro released System Center Service Manager connector for Service Management Automation (SMA) within the Windows Azure Pack (WAP):

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 4:43 am

Enhancing online file sharing and storage with OneDrive for Business | The Garage Series for Office 365

On today's show, Jeremy is joined by lead OneDrive engineer, Michael Connolly, to explain the recent changes and announcements around OneDrive for Business. They talk about the trends and events leading up to the standalone offer, hybrid support for SharePoint on premises and everything leading up to the recent announcement and availability of 1 terabyte storage per user.Stay up to date with the latest shows at the Windows Phone app or the Windows 8 appFollow @OfficeGarage on twitter

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 1:05 pm

Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards Launch Event (Morning Session) | Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards

An event for the Sharks Cove hardware development board from Intel. We will demonstrate how it can be leveraged by developers for driver development and see how our Partners have successfully used this platform to further their business.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 9:30 am

Day 4: Post Award Ceremony Wrap-Up | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

John and Golnaz discuss the highlights of the Imagine Cup World Finals 2014 Award Ceremony in this post wrap-up video.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 4:47 pm

Day 3: Interviews with India, Canada and Korea Teams | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

Golnaz catches up with the teams from India, Canada and Korea while they present their projects to Microsoft Employees at the company showcase.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 11:13 pm

Day 3: Hands-On Judging and Partner Awards | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

Today the competition took place at Microsoft and consisted of hands-on judging. Each judge spent fifteen minutes with each team, testing out their project directly. At the end of the judging we had a showcase for Microsoft Employees to come see the finalists and their projects. Also, John announces the winners of the partner awards.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 10:05 pm

Day 2: Live Presentations | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

It is day 2 of the Imagine Cup World Finals and the heat is on! It is the first day of competitions with the start of the live presentations. Each team has ten minutes to present their project to a panel of judges, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. Golnaz catches up with some teams after they finish presenting and we get a sneak peek into the dorm rooms where the students are staying for the week. 

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:47 am

2014 Imagine Cup World Championships | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

We'll award prizes to the first, second, and third place teams in the Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories. And then the three first-place teams will compete live onstage to see who takes home the overall Imagine Cup trophy and gets a private meeting with Bill Gates.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:52 pm

Laura Gagliano, Creator of "Sheep in Space" for Windows Phone

Laura is the creator of "Sheep in Space" for Windows Phone. Listen to her dev story as she describes how she built her app using GameMaker: Studio  and describes some valuable lessons learned while creating her game. Follow the conversation @msdev Become a Fan @ Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace or RSS

Posted by on 15 July 2014 | 11:36 am