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TWC9: How TWC9 Should REALLY be Hosted... | This Week On Channel 9

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT

This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad get kicked out of the studio by some special guests who then discuss the week's top developer news, including;[01:20] Follow @danielfe[02:10] Follow @briankel[03:04] Happy 15th Birthday .NET! [Beth Massi][03:57] Welcoming Jon Galloway as the new Executive Director of the .NET Foundation [Martin Woodward][04:56] Five things you didn't know about me[05:28] Martin is back in VSTS![06:01] .NET Core Roadmap[07:07] Microsoft Build 2017 – come code with us [Scott Guthrie][08:02] Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary [Julia Liuson][08:41] How to make an offline installer for VS2017 [Scott Hanselman][08:41] Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.3 [David Catuhe and Giorgio Sardo][10:23] Microsoft’s new Spectator View rig lets you share what you’re seeing on the HoloLens with others [Mehedi Hassan][11:11] Microsoft shares open source system for training drones, other gadgets to move safely on their own [Allison Linn][12:43] The 68 things the CLR does before executing a single line of your code (*) [Matt Warren]Picks of the Week!Brian's Pick of the Week: [13:46] Some friendly advice from the Redmond Public Safety department on nighttime nude jogging [Raymond Chen]Dan's Pick of the Week:[14:36] Developer docs are now all in one place, on [Kip Kniskern], leave a comment or email us at @CH9 Follow @briankel Follow @danielfe Follow @gduncan411 [...]

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Connecting to the Cloud with Visual Studio Mobile Center | Azure Friday

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Visual Studio Mobile Center powers end-to-end mobile app development experiences. Adrian Hall joins Scott Hanselman to showcase how to work with his TODO app data in the cloud with Visual Studio Mobile Center’s Tables feature. Check out the other Mobile Center ( features including Build, Test, Distribute, Identity, Crashes, and Analytics.


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Halo Wars 2, Dr. Strange, and more | This Week On Windows

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

This Week on Windows:  We're giving you tips and tricks to declutter your digital life, we've got Halo Wars 2 making its triumphant debut and we're keeping things Strange and undead in the Windows Store.  Other topics covered on this week's episode include:

  • Did you know: Stay organized with task view and snap
  • MS stores: Declutter your digital life
  • Halo Wars 2: Availability + interview with 343
  • Dr. Strange
  • Walking Dead season 7 part 2/Undead of Winter campaign

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SQL Server in an Azure VM - What's New | Data Exposed

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

It is a pleasure to have Luis Vargas back on the show to show us what's new with SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine since the last time he was here 10 months ago.

No slides and all demo as Luis first provides a quick overview of the available SQL Server offering in Azure Virtual Machines via Azure Marketplace. He shows all the different SQL Server VM images of versions and editions in the gallery, including SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express and Developer as well as SQL Server vNext on Red Hat Enterprise Linux!

Luis also spends a minute showing the BYOL (Bring Your Own License) templates and discusses options as to when those would be useful.

At the [10:15] mark Luis walks us through the creation of a SQL Server 2016 SP1 virtual machine to highlight the new and improved features available, including monitoring of OS diagnostics, automated backups and patching with scheduling, and storage configuration and optimization for optimum performance!

At the [32:00] mark Luis shows off the cool feature of being able to download the configuration template of your configuration which can be used to automate the creation and deployment of the virtual machines. VERY cool.

Luis wraps up the show showing auto-shutdown to automatically stop VMs when not used to save money. He then shows how easy it is to connect to the SQL VM via SSMS.

Great show, and we look forward to having Luis back to discuss High Availability!


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Defrag Tools #174 - Security Baseline, Policy Analyzer and LGPO | Defrag Tools

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis. We talk about the Security Baseline for Windows 10. We also look at the Policy Analyzer and Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO) tools.

Microsoft Security Guidance Blog
Policy Analyzer v3.1
Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO)
Aaron Margosis' Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLog
Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition


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Assembly Load Debugger for Visual Studio 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Today's extension from Mads Kristensen is one that I hope you'll never need, but if you do, it will come in REAL handy...

Assembly Load Debugger

Shows what assemblies Visual Studio loads and what component caused it to load

Show the tool window

Go to View -> Other Windows -> Assembly Load Debugger to open the tool window.


Capturing assembly load events

Click the Capture button in the tool window to start capturing assembly load events. It will then start listing all the assemblies being loaded by Visual Studio.


Show the call stack from an assembly load

By clicking on any of the assembly names in the tool window will open a full call stack to help identify what component was responsible for loading the assembly.

Here's an example of what such a call stack could look like.


Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.

For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure to install the Extensibility Tools 2015 extension for Visual Studio which enables some features used by this project.

[Click through to download it]

And as always, he's open sourced it too!


Last Week on Channel 9: February 13th - February 19th, 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT

While most of the Channel 9 Studio Crew were flying around the world last week, we were still able to keep thing running, including an epic TWC9...TWC9: How TWC9 Should REALLY be Hosted...This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad get kicked out of the studio by some special guests who then discuss the week's top developer news, including; ...Episode 222: Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code with Brady GasterIn this episode Chris Risner and Thiago Almeida are joined by Brady Gaster, Senior Program Manager focusing on Microsoft's technical documentation and the new site.  Brady joins us to talk about an Azure Tools extension he's been working on for Visual Studio Code which enables developers to create and access Azure resources from within VS Code.  ...Login with Facebook using Xamarin.AuthLearn how to use Xamarin.Auth nuget package to : ...Extensibility in PowerAppsKarthik Bharathy joins Scott Hanselman to talk about extending the capability of PowerApps using Custom APIs. In this session, we will use PowerApps with Microsoft Cognitive Services API, a custom Image Upload API and the Camera control to build a cross platform app to detect the age, gender, smile of the user, similar to Karthik explains...Beth Massi - Happy Anniversary, .NET!This week, we chat with Beth Massi about .NET's 15th anniversary. ...Behind the Scenes: How Microsoft and RockStep Built an IoT solution for Research LabsRockStep Solutions creates world-class scientific data management tools for research. Its innovative software system – Climb - is designed to transform and modernize information management in a laboratory setting.As research facilities have thousands of units to house animals, and these units need to be checked on a regular basis to ensure the conditions are within compliance, Microsoft joined RockStep to develop a multi-tenant IoT solution that...Azure Security Center - Just in Time VM AccessThis video provides a pre-release view of a new feature in Azure Security Center - Just in Time VM Access. ...Halo Wars 2, Dr. Strange, and moreThis Week on Windows:  We're giving you tips and tricks to declutter your digital life, we've got Halo Wars 2 making its triumphant debut and we're keeping things Strange and undead in the Windows Store.  Other topics covered on this week's episode include: ...New Delivery Plan ExtensionIn this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Elliott Perry, who shows the new Delivery Plan extension in Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to use the Delivery Plan and how we use it internally at Microsoft. ...Hitman and Azure v1Hitman, by Io-Interactive (in short IOI), published by Square Enix, is a game about Agent 47, the world's greatest assassin. The Hitman franchise is 20 years old and in April 2016 IOI released the latest version of Hitman in the form of the world's first episodic AAA game. Meaning a game that will evolve over time, with features that might only be accessible if you are connected...Tips and Tricks when attending Conferences and EventsMaking sure you get the most from time spent at events and conferences each entrepreneur needs to know he tips and tricks when networking, pitching their business and using social media to their benefit. ...Using Azure Functions to Keep a Site OnlineIn this Episode Martin and Martin look at a little hack to keep Website on the free tier Always on. ...The Xamarin Show 15: Appium Mobile Automation with Glenn WesterThis week James is joined by friend of the show Glenn Wester, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, who talks to us about Appium-based automated mobile UI testing. There are many mobile automation frameworks to choose from when using Xamarin Test Cloud and we're proud to...Continuous Integration with Jenkins Using Azure VM AgentsArun Chandrasekhar, Program Manager for Azure DevOps OSS, returns to Azure Friday to talk with Donovan B[...]

Happy Birthday .NET with Anders Hejlsberg

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:41:54 GMT

A few nights ago we got together with the Microsoft Alumni Network and threw a big .NET birthday bash with former .NET team members & rock stars. We caught up with Anders Hejlsberg, father of the C# language, to share some stories and thoughts on .NET and open source.


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New Delivery Plan Extension | Visual Studio Toolbox

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:25:56 GMT

In this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Elliott Perry, who shows the new Delivery Plan extension in Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to use the Delivery Plan and how we use it internally at Microsoft.

For more information on the Delivery Plans, see the Delivery Plan extension.


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TWC9: NexTech Africa, Windows Dev Day, VS 2017 Launch Date, MVP TechDay and more... | This Week On Channel 9

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT

This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Kriti discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:40] NexTech Africa,[01:46] Windows Developer Day – Creators Update [Kevin Gallo][02:53] Announcing Project Rome Android SDK [Carmen Forsmann][04:12] Telerik UI for UWP Now Open Source [Dobrin Grancharov][04:24] Windows Developer Day—Creators Update - On Demand[04:38] Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary [Julia Liuson][05:08] Register Now For MVP-Led TechDays Online [Claire Smyth][05:31] Microsoft MVP Award Evolution: More Agile, New Benefits![06:19] VS Code January 2017 (version 1.9)[07:18] Microsoft Cognitive Services push gains momentum [John Roach][08:16] AI is getting smarter; Microsoft researchers want to ensure it’s also getting more accurate [Allison Linn]Picks of the Week!Nikola's Pick of the Week:[09:38] Microsoft open sources Bio Model Analyzer, a cloud-based tool for biological research [Allison Linn]Kriti's Pick of the Week:[10:41] Announcing GVFS (Git Virtual File System) [Saeed Noursalehi], Scaling Git (and some back story) [Brian Harry]Please leave a comment or email us at @CH9 Follow @Kriti_J Follow @vladkol Follow @gduncan411 [...]

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Have a Little Heart (Rate Sensor)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Daniel Wertheim shares a cool little(?) project that mashes together a number of components, services and technologies...

Visualising my heart rate on stage using a Hue lamp and a heart rate sensor and .NET

"This week I held a talk at Swetugg, a two day Swedish conference for .NET developers. My title was: "NATS, what a beautiful message protocol!". In order to show a good use-case of NATS I put together a small demo where I read my heart rate in real time using a sensor and ANT+ SDK, which was published via NATS. I then had two different services (apps) running. Both subscribed to the NATS subject to which the heart rate readings were published. One service wrote the data to InfluxDB so that it could be visualised in Grafana. In another subscriber I took the data and matched it to a certain colour and then used the HTTP-API of the Philips Hue bridge to make a Philips Hue Go indicate if I was "calm" or "stressed".


The overall solution

I put together a small sketch to give a quick overview of how the pieces worked together


Some Docker containers...

The "message" HeartRateReceived...


The Indexer...



The HueController

The last piece was a service/app that got a copy of the published message and updated the colour of the lamp. If you are interested, you can get more information about the API of the Philps Hue bridge:


This demo worked well for me. And shows a very good use-case for NATS. Pumping frequent, small sized sensor data, where transactional guarantees is not needed and "at most once" delivery is OK.

That's it. Hope it can inspire you to build something as well."

[Click through for the whole thing]


Day 2 Keynote: Data Dreams | NXTA 2017

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:24:23 GMT

We are living in an extraordinary time where every person and every organization on the planet can achieve more through the power of cloud computing, AI and data. Learn about the vision, and the new realities, from Microsoft CVP of AI & Research Global, T.K. "Ranga" Rengarajan who will share innovations and the capabilities of the cloud with a guest appearance from Scott Hanselman to really drive the point home with a relevant and personal demo. If you can dream it, you can build it.


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Opening Keynote | NXTA 2017

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:55:51 GMT

NexTech Africa opening keynote


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JavaScript, the Cloud, and The Rise of The New Virtual Machine | NXTA 2017

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:22:31 GMT

One day we woke up and things were different. Maybe it happened overnight, maybe it took many years. Suddenly we are scripting against thousands of Virtual Machines from the command line while creating things today with JavaScript in the browser that were impossible yesterday. LiveScript becomes JavaScript becomes ES6 and now we're compiling C++ to JS. Join Scott Hanselman as he explores the relationship between the Cloud and the Browser, many Languages and one Language, how it might all fit together and what might come next. NOTE: Non-technical business people and technical IT people alike will enjoy this lighthearted talk.


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Keynote | Windows Developer Day - Creators Update

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:30:23 GMT

Kevin Gallo takes us on a tour of what's new in Windows 10 Creators Update. He'll apply a developer's lens as he shows off new Windows capabilities and tooling and will share some news along the way.


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Interview with Hoop Somuah | NXTA 2017

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:05:47 GMT

In this session, Seth interviews Hoop Somuah on his role at Microsoft and on his important work in Africa


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Getting started with Facebook App Install Ads | Windows Developer Day - Creators Update

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:15:00 GMT

Facebook App Install Ads is a great way to do user acquisition for your Windows Store apps. You will get broad reach, great targeting, and a great dashboard for creating and managing your ads. This video will walk you through creating a Facebook App Install Ad and adding code to your app for proper install attribution.



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