Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT
In this episode, Donovan Brown makes his debut as a co-host. He is joined by Sondra Batbold, who shows the Kanban board in Visual Studio Team Services. She shows how quickly you can customize the board to fit your team and how it is integrated with Microsoft Teams.
For more information on the basics of Kanban, see the Visual Studio docs.(image)
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Laurent Bugnion, Software engineer and UX enthusiast at Valorem/IdentityMine, introduces us to the world of developing with the MVVM Light Toolkit with Xamarin development. The MVVM Light Toolkit offers Xamarin developers a MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) library that adds data binding, commands, navigation, extensions, and a whole lot more to traditional development with Xamarin. Laurent even shows us the use cases and compatibility with Xamarin.Forms.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:12:34 GMT
Golnaz and Kaitlin had the chance to sit down with ID@Xbox's Senior Program Manager, Katie Stone Perez (and host of Channel 9's Level Up show)!
Katie has worked in gaming for fifteen years. In this episode she talks about her passion for games at an early age, pursuing studies in child psychology, and how that later lead her to Microsoft's ID@Xbox team.
Check out Katie's People feature on Microsoft's news page here.
Follow her on Twitter @KatieStonePerez(image)
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:28:33 GMT
Learn how to easily add powerful artificial intelligence capabilities to your applications with Microsoft Cognitive Services.
See Cognitive Services for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/cognitive(image)
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:52:02 GMT
In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Thomas Dohmke, Group Program Manager on Visual Studio Mobile Center. Thomas joins us to go over the features of the new service and the features it provides mobile developers. Mobile Center combines numerous other features including: HockeyApp, Xamarin Test Cloud, Azure Mobile Engagement, Xamarin Insights, Azure App Service, and CodePush. Mobile Center combines these features into one easy to use offer that is capable of building your mobile apps (including iOS apps without needing your own mac), automating beta app distribution, automating UI Tests, providing usage insights and crash reports, and much more.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMTLast week our show hosts, video producers and bloggers returned from the long holiday weekend, fired up and ready to share the latest and greatest with all of you.Here are just a select 25 posts, shows, videos and episodes from last week...Parsing Akamai logs using Azure HD Insight Spark Cluster.You have seen many videos on Hadoop/Spark cluster, where a ubiquitous example for map reduce is used of counting the words "Banana" from a clean text files. But, in real-life your log files are not this clean, and they are not on cluster itself. Clusters are expensive affairs, so how do you programmatically create cluster and automate your processing? ...TWC9: Visual Studio 2017 Powers Up Your Productivity, Holoportation, Slack on the C64 and…This week on Channel 9, Nikola and new host Kriti Jindal discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:27] Kriti Jindal joins TWC9 ...This Week On Windows: Photos App Update, Minecraft Cartoon Texture packs, and more!This Week on Windows: Cortana helps you tackle the holidays, Minecraft adds a new cartoon texture pack and a photos app update just in time for holiday selfies! Other topics covered in this episode include: ...Enough to Keep You Busy During the Holidays?Today's Hardware Friday post is meant to "teach you how to fish find your own cool projects" ...Episode 219: Visual Studio Mobile Center with Thomas DohmkeIn this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Thomas Dohmke, Group Program Manager on Visual Studio Mobile Center. Thomas joins us to go over the features of the new service and the features it provides mobile developers. Mobile Center combines numerous other features including: HockeyApp, Xamarin Test Cloud, Azure Mobile Engagement, Xamarin Insights, Azure App Service, and CodePush....Azure DocumentDB Elastic Scale - PartitioningDocumentDB collections are logical resources that can span multiple partitions to provide practically limitless scale. In this episode of Azure Friday, Shireesh Thota talks with Scott Hanselman about scaling DocumentDB with a partitioning collection and how best to choose your partition keys to optimize for read and write workloads. Partition management is fully managed by Azure DocumentDB and it is completely transparent to your application, so you do not have to write complex code or manage your partitions. ...German MSP Lukas Pollmann Discusses MVP Summit and Machine LearningEach year, Microsoft's elite engineering partners (MVPs) fly to Redmond Washington from around the world to hear about new Microsoft developer tools and technologies, to network, and to give their feedback on Microsoft developer tools and investments. This event is called the MVP Summit. This year, 13 elite Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) came to this event to join in on the action. In this video, I discuss the MVP Summit with visiting MSP from Germany, Lukas Pollmann, and hear about how he is using Azure Machine learning in his studies. ...Episode 26: Klei Entertainment with Jamie ChengJoin us as we chat with Jamie Cheng, the founder of Klei Entertainment. Jamie got his start as a programmer for Relic, and in 2005 started Klei to develop their own original titles. Klei is best known for titles such as Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja. We'll ask Jamie about their toy business, lessons learned over the years and how his studio actually achieves work life balance....Introducing the Database Experimentation AssistantIn the Channel 9 studios this week is Harini Gupta, a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server SEALS team, and Dinek Kothottil, a Senior Engineering Manager on the SQL Server SEALS team.Both Harini and Dinek are in the studio today to show off a new tool currently in preview called the Database Experimentation Assistant, a tool that enables migrating from a lower version of SQL Server to the latest version of SQL Server. However, it is much different than the Data Migration Assis[...]
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:37:17 GMT
DocumentDB collections are logical resources that can span multiple partitions to provide practically limitless scale. In this episode of Azure Friday, Shireesh Thota talks with Scott Hanselman about scaling DocumentDB with a partitioning collection and how best to choose your partition keys to optimize for read and write workloads. Partition management is fully managed by Azure DocumentDB and it is completely transparent to your application, so you do not have to write complex code or manage your partitions.(image)
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMTLast month we highlighted code samples for developing for the Surface Dial, Radical Samples for the Surface Dial.Today we've got a great post from Connor Weins which shows a number of in's and out's, tips and tricks in developing for the Surface Dial...A New Input Paradigm in Windows – The Surface Dial"...The Surface Dial introduces a new paradigm for input in Windows. The Surface Dial is a new category of input device, which we refer to as a radial controller, and is a revolutionary new tool for the creative process. With tools and shortcuts at your fingertips, the Surface Dial allows you to remain focused on what matters most. You can manipulate images, adjust volume, change color hues and much more, all with simple gestures. With the Surface Dial in one hand and Surface Pen in the other, the creative process is made more productive and more enjoyable. Additionally, you can place your Surface Dial directly on the screen of the Surface Studio and have favorite tools – like a color picker or ruler – at hand and easily accessible on your digital drafting table.When paired over Bluetooth with a Windows 10 Anniversary Update PC, the Surface Dial delivers a breadth of new experiences to users and opens a world of possibilities. The goal of this blog is to walk you through how you can build your own experiences on the Surface Dial in your application.Introducing the Radial ControllerFor Windows, the Surface Dial represents a totally new type of input device in the system, which we refer to as a radial controller. To go along with this brand-new type of input, Windows has delivered an integrated experience that makes it easier and faster for users to customize and do the things they love – all with a turn of the Dial.The Surface Dial has a simple set of gestures: It can be rotated, it can be pressed like a button and it can be placed on the screen of the Surface Studio. These gestures are instantly familiar to users and easy to learn. When you press and hold the Surface Dial, a menu experience shows up that presents a selection of tools that can be controlled. These tools offer a variety of functions designed to improve the user’s workflow and keep them immersed in their creativity – from scrolling and zooming, changing volume and controlling media playback, undo and redo, custom keyboard shortcuts and more. It also integrates further with a broad and growing set of in-box and 3rd party apps, unlocking new tools when used with the Windows Ink Workspace, Office, Maps, Groove Music, Sketchable, Bluebeam Revu, Moho 12, Drawboard PDF and more. With the Surface Dial, unlocking new functions for users across every Windows app, they’ll be excited to explore how the Dial can help them in their favorite apps. With the extensibility available through the Windows universal platform, it’s easy for your app to bring that delightful Surface Dial experience they’re searching for!The first and simplest way to add value with Surface Dial is to use Windows inbox components that come with the Surface Dial integration built-in. For developers who leverage the Windows Ink platform to give their users the power to write, draw, and create with their pen, the InkCanvas and InkToolbar XAML controls populate the Surface Dial’s menu with new tools, allowing users to quickly modify the attributes of their ink, change the thickness of their ink as they write and control the on-screen ruler. This gives you the same great Surface Dial integration available in the Sketchpad and Screen Sketch apps in the Windows Ink Workspace....For media players, integrating with the SystemMediaTransportControls will give the same ability to pause, play and skip tracks with the Dial as Groove Music and Spotify.For developers who want to go beyond the default integration built into the system and create something truly unique, Windows m[...]
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:56:12 GMT
Join us as we chat with Jamie Cheng, the founder of Klei Entertainment. Jamie got his start as a programmer for Relic, and in 2005 started Klei to develop their own original titles. Klei is best known for titles such as Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja. We'll ask Jamie about their toy business, lessons learned over the years and how his studio actually achieves work life balance.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:00:55 GMT
This Week on Windows: Cortana helps you tackle the holidays, Minecraft adds a new cartoon texture pack and a photos app update just in time for holiday selfies! Other topics covered in this episode include:
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:17:37 GMT
Visual Studio Application Insights is an extensible, intelligent application performance-management service for web developers, providing fast analytics and integration with your existing DevOps workflows. This video demonstrates how you can use Application Insights to detect and interactively diagnose performance problems and answer complex questions about usage and performance.
Get started for free: http://aka.ms/AIGetStarted(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:20:05 GMT
A quick overview of some of the new language features coming to C# 7.0.
For more details see our blog post.(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:20:14 GMT
This video demonstrates how Visual Studio 2017 makes it easier to be more productive than ever as you create modern web applications.
Download Visual Studio 2017 and select the "Web Development" workload(image)
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:47:07 GMT
In this brief overview, we present some of the new productivity features to come for Microsoft .NET in Visual Studio 2017, including improvements in debugging, unit testing, live code analysis, and IntelliSense.
To get started and download Visual Studio 2017, visit: http://www.visualstudio.com(image)
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:44:33 GMT
Jeffrey Snover and Kenneth Hansen have been driving PowerShell since the beginning.
They will talk about the vision that drove Monad into PowerShell, and reminisce a bit on what it was like to bring a next-generation command-driven platform to the GUI world of Windows.(image)
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:32:12 GMT
Join us for a panel discussing Windows 10 app development and the Windows Store. UWP enables apps to reach PCs, phones, Xbox, Surface Hub, HoloLens, and IoT devices. The Windows Store enables discovery, distribution, and monetization across all of these device families.(image)