Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:00:00 GMT
The Windows Subsystem for Linux was announced as a beta feature at //Build 2016. Since then, we have explored an architectural overview, how Pico Processes work, System Calls redirection and File System support. Today we explore a new WSL feature: the ability for WSL to call Windows executables, and for Windows to call Ubuntu binaries. Ben Hillis will deep dive into the inner workings of our most requested feature and show how these two environments can complement each other in some very interesting ways.(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Frank Krueger, independent app developer, who shows us Continuous, a Professional C# & F# IDE for iPad, that Frank developers in F# with Xamarin. Continuous enables any developer to write full Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms applications interactively with a live REPL that is always debugging your code. Continuous works with C# and F# to build not only applications, but libraries and scripts that can easily be exported. Frank talks about his inspiration for Continuous, open source technology that enabled the creation of Continuous, and to get started using Continuous with some live coding.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:59:11 GMT
We visited the Cybertron PC floor at PAXWEST where they showed us the spirit of customization in their latest desktop gaming PCs. They showed off the Scarab, Cybertron PC's liquid-cooled single graphics card desktop. The Horus, a dual-card mid-tower desktop, and the stunning Ra. The Ra features Cybertron PC's premiere gaming experience offering dual open-loop liquid cooling, up to 4-way SLI/crossfire graphics cards and Broadwell-E support.
[00:33] - Introduction to Cybertron PC
[02:07] - Scarab - Entry-level CLX desktop
[01:55] - Horus - Mid-tower dual graphics desktop
[02:56] - Ra - Full-tower ultimate desktop
[05:07] - Custom paintwork options
[05:43] - Xbox clubs and group options in PC gaming
Cybertron PC builds and sells custom configured servers, rackmount servers, towers, gaming pcs, computers, laptops, notebooks and workstations. Cybertron PC have been an established Kansas Corporation since January of 1997. They take great pride in their high level of customer service and support. Their consistent quality and high level of support has earned Cybertron PC the distinction of being the 15th Largest system Builder in the USA (CRN , 2007) .
For more information please visit http://www.cybertron.com(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:17:35 GMT
Ignite New Zealand is just around the corner. Join us today with special guest, Dona Sarkar, to hear about her upcoming keynote!(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:45:03 GMT
Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks about how to architect your website for speed with none other than Adam Glick - Senior PM on the Azure Resiliency team.
Catch Adam's session from Microsoft Ignite: Design for scalability and high availability on Microsoft Azure
Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on via Twitter.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:44:44 GMT
We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our newly designed preview site of Channel 9!
Our development team has worked collaboratively and tirelessly to put together this new website. The new preview UI is accessible and follows a responsive modern UI design. This is a beautiful brand new accessible UI for the Channel 9 community!
We have taken a lot of time to think through the inclusive user experience, who we are, and why we do what we do, and incorporated all of that into our new design. The goal is to provide visitors and contributors up-to-date content, with clear, accessible, responsive, consistent, and attractive user interface. We have fixed numerous problems with the old, non-accessible, and non-responsive homepage. This work is still in progress and we will be improving the experience in the upcoming months. If a feature is missing, it doesn't mean it has been cut. Hang tight, we are working on it!
Please look around and let us know what you think: Channel 9 Preview Site. Hopefully, you find the new Channel 9 site easy to use and clean. Tell us what you think or your questions by posting comments on our blog post or add a feedback to the Site Feedback Forum.
Below are some screenshots of the new experience.
Channel 9 Interim PM
Channel 9 Homepage
Channel 9 Events
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Remember the cool open robot platform we highlighted a few months ago? Open? Robots? Open Roberta!
The good news is that they have continued to roll forward, recently releasing a new version, with new features and bots.
Version beta 2.0
- NXT - create programs for LEGO Mindstorms NXT
- Bot'n Roll - create programs for the educational robotic kit botnroll.com®compatible with Arduino™
- Start programming with the new welcome tour
- Improved Open Roberta Lab performance
Need a Open Roberta refresher?
A robot lady captured the youth
The Roberta initiative aims to engage and motivate girls and boys to take a sustained long-term interest in information technology, technology and the natural sciences. The Roberta training concept defines "sustained long-term motivation" as simultaneously imparting cognitive knowledge – in this instance from the world of MINT topics – and positive emotions. Only if both are achieved at the same time do students learn – or phrased differently achieve sustainable results. With more than 30,000 children and young people in over 600 documented Roberta courses – Roberta is now a permanent fixture in the German education landscape! Over the past ten years the concept, which was developed by Fraunhofer IAIS, has inspired thousands of young people, particularly girls, to take a more active interest in science and technology.
Open Roberta Lab
The programming environment »Open Roberta Lab" enables children and adolescents to program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. A variety of different programming blocks are provided to program motors, sensors and the EV3-Brick. Open Roberta Lab uses an approach of graphical programming so that beginners can seamlessly start coding. As a cloud-based application, the platform can be used without prior installation of specific software but runs in any popular browser, independent of operating system and device.
Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it? And besides the teaching, it's open source too, https://github.com/OpenRoberta/robertalab
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMTContinuing in our Kinect to Music theme, today we're highlighting another example of how the Kinect is being used to create a new and unique music experience. Remix the music with KinectThis spring, visitors to Seattle radio station KEXP’s new home are being treated to the ultimate air-guitar experience: as they pass through a 4,000-square-foot art installation, their movements alter the music of some of the station’s most popular artists.This innovative project—dubbed a “virtual remix”—uses Kinect for Windows to capture the visitors’ body movements. The audio output, as well as the visual accompaniments to the music, both respond to visitors’ movements in an interactive and ever-evolving environment.As people move through the installation, they continuously reshape and customize the music of alt-J, Floating Points, Ólafur Arnalds, and Samaris, blurring the line between creator and audience. width="425" height="355" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/I8h_CUOvuEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>The installation is powered by four Kinect for Xbox One sensors mounted behind highly flexible mesh curtains hung in the corners of the installation space. Each sensor links to its own PC running Windows 8.1. The mesh curtains appear opaque to the Kinect sensors’ depth sensing technology but invisible to the sensors’ color camera and infrared emitter. The fabric is also pleasant to the touch, which encourages visitors to push on it. As they do so, the Kinect depth cameras collect data on how far and in what direction (left, right, up, or down) the mesh is deformed.These data are then translated into alterations to the music in real time. The music tracks had been previously split into various stems: the drum stem, the bassline stem, the melody stem, and the vocal stem. The Kinect depth data alters one or more stems, depending on how hard and in what direction a visitor pushes on the mesh fabric. These acoustical alterations are complex. A visitor’s push might change both the volume and the components of the drum stem; for example, making the high hat drum component more pronounced. The depth data also trigger changes in the ambient lighting, which is controlled by TouchDesigner....Given the large size of the installation, the developers had to set it up and test it in pieces, in a limited amount of time. Kinect Studio made this feasible, as it enabled the developers to record each session and then debug the coding later, outside of the live test environment. The developers also made heavy use of Kinect Common Bridge, an open-source application that let them work more quickly with Kinect for Windows.“Inside the Music of KEXP: an Interactive Music Experience” is part of Microsoft’s Music x Technology program, which explores emerging modes of artistic expression and celebrates advances in interactive technology. The KEXP installation premiered on April 16, the grand opening of the station’s new home, and runs through May 8. So if you’re in Seattle in the next few days and want to get out of the rain, stop on by and join the remix.Project Information URL: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/kinectforwindows/2016/05/04/remix-the-music-with-kinect/Contact Information:Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/kinectforwindowsFollow @CH9Follow @Coding4FunFollow @KinectWindowsFollow @gduncan411 [...]
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:01:09 GMT
With the popularity of technologies like VR/AR and the ubiqitousness of mobile devices, we are seeing a huge need for better texture compression. Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich of Binomial talk about the current challenges in the field of texture compression, why it's important, and some potential solutions. They also go over the basics of how a texture compressor works.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:29 GMT
Join Scott Hanselman as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of what Microsoft has to offer developers to create and modernize applications and embrace software industry trends such as cross-platform mobile experiences, open source, web and cloud services, and DevOps. We introduce the key technologies provided across Microsoft development tools including Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services, Azure and Office365 services, and mobile, web and desktop platforms to create and modernize applications. Learn what options you have available and see them in action with fast-paced and fun demos that introduce you to the possibilities that the Microsoft platform provides for developers.(image)
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:29 GMTMicrosofts strategy centers on empowering you – the IT professionals - to generate business value within your organizations. With Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack, you can leverage the power of cloud to drive business agility and developer productivity With the launch of Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft System Center 2016, you can accomplish more than ever before in your existing datacenters. And with Operations Management Suite, you can securely manage all of your on-premises and cloud infrastructure from one place. Microsoft Corporate VP Jason Zander discusses in-depth the latest technology innovations across all of these areas that help you reinvent your IT infrastructure, and be a hero within your organizations. (image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Thanks to Quadrysteria for the donation of the Rush 4 kit!
The Drones Garage Show, a showcase produced by the Drones Chapter of the Microsoft Garage. Our goal is to create a community of people excited about drones and their possibilities. We will explore many aspects of working with drones including FPV racing, aerial photography, and programming.(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Welcome to The Xamarin Show Snack Pack Edition. A Snack Pack is bite sized episode that is focused on a specific topic and covered in just a few minutes. Today, we take a look at the many ways of running iOS applications on simulators from Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:42:55 GMT
This is a quick tutorial for getting started with C# in VS Code on Ubuntu 14.04 with .NET Core!(image)
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:31 GMT
Technology continues to rapidly evolve, offering us new ways of working and powering digital transformation for all organizations. Key to our ability to harness technology is our ability to evolve with it, to harness new capabilities and learn new skills. Join Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft; on Monday morning to start Microsoft Ignite. Scott will focus on how technology enables digital transformation and, along with guests, demonstrate new technologies. He will also discuss how IT is transforming and detail investments and programs to help enable this.(image)
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:28 GMTYou can use Skype for Business Online around the world for all your business communication needs, starting now. From online meetings to telephone calls, Skype for Business Online can increase IT agility and reduce overhead with our meeting and voice services in Microsoft Office 365. Join Gurdeep Sing Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype, as he shares our latest innovation in Skype for Business and unveils “Project Rigel." (image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:16:27 GMT
Data science relies on the scientific method of reasoning to help make business decisions based on analytics. Let Rafal explain how his customers apply the trusted processes and the principles of hypothesis testing with machine learning and statistics towards solving their day-to-day, practical business problems. Rafal will speak from his 10 years of experience in data mining and statistics, using the Microsoft data platform for high-value customer identification, recommendation and gap analysis, customer paths and acquisition modelling, price optimization and other forms of advanced analytics. He will share how this work leads to measurable results that not only make his customers more successful but also keep the data scientist true to his principles. This session will also help you understand how to start and justify data science projects in ways that business decision makers find attractive, and how to do it all with the help of the Microsoft platform.(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:17:02 GMT
In this episode of the Ignite New Zealand Countdown Show, find out more about exam crams, Hands On Labs, the party, local wine/beer places to network, cool things to do in Auckland while you're here, party tickets, t-shirts, donuts, and beer (oh my!)(image)