Week 7 SDN Cast News and Party Time!

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It’s party time! There was even more than one party, a lot to celebrate this week! Obviously, starting with our own fortieth SDN Cast and that’s a number worth mentioning.

But there is more. In 1997, twenty years ago now, Visual Studio was released and this week there was announced that the upcoming version “Visual Studio 2017” will be released starting March 7th in an online event by Microsoft and local events will be organized at various locations around the world between March 7 and April 30th. Look for it in the links below to see if there are any events in your area to go to. We will obviously spend some attention as well on our next SDN Event – March 17, with some sessions in this area.

And we’re not there yet, five years after the first release of Visual Studio Microsoft changed direction by releasing Visual Studio .NET and as the name reveals, birth of .NET. The new way of programming with the new .NET framework. Until that time everyone was working with MFC -Microsoft Foundation Classes- libraries or other technologies. There was a big change in the way we were going to develop and brought many new features, think of the Roslyn language services. This allowed all sorts of new benefits where we haven’t seen the end of it.

A lot of attention for the past, but there is a lot of interesting new stuff to come in the near future. We are looking forward to the release of Visual Studio 2017.

Where can you find SDN Cast 40?
https://youtu.be/zL3CIJTK2sk

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Visual Studio 2017 is coming on March 7
https://launch.visualstudio.com/
https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-events/

TFS 2017 Update 1 RC2
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/02/13/tfs-2017-update-1-rc2/

Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/02/09/visual-studio-2017-launch-event-and-20th-anniversary/

E3 Now open to public, anyone can register 
https://www.e3expo.com/show-info/3197/access-has-been-granted/

Microsoft shares open source system for training drones, other gadgets to move safely on their own

https://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/02/15/microsoft-shares-open-source-system-training-drones-gadgets-move-safely

Microsoft cloud services will be compliant with new General Data Protection Regulation for EU when it takes effect in 2018

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2017/02/15/get-gdpr-compliant-with-the-microsoft-cloud

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.3

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/10/announcing-uwp-community-toolkit-1-3

Rider Early Access Program
https://www.jetbrains.com/rider/download/

Building Single Page Applications on ASP.NET Core with JavaScriptServices
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2017/02/14/building-single-page-applications-on-asp-net-core-with-javascriptservices/

Welcoming Jon Galloway as the new Executive Director of the .NET Foundation
https://dotnetfoundation.org/blog/welcoming-jon-galloway-as-the-new-executive-director-of-the-net-foundation

Happy 15th Birthday .NET!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/02/13/happy-15th-birthday-net/

Events

Upcoming events

Visual Studio 2017 Launch, March 7-8 – Online
https://launch.visualstudio.com/

Visual Studio 2017 Local Events, March 7 – April 30th
https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-events/

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17, 2017
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/17-maart-2017
You can already register, so put it in your scheduler and register!

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium
http://techorama.be/

NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
http://ndcoslo.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our SDN Casts. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl.

Week 6 SDN Cast News on Windows Developer Day and more

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This week was the week of the Windows Developer Day – Creators Update, an online event by Microsoft where they shared that he upcoming version of Windows also called the Creators Update is now feature complete. So also the SDK for this Windows version became available for download. And that was not all, there was more. Open sourcing of about twenty UWP controls developed by Telerik are now available for free.

Project Rome, to control applications on other devices, will now get an Android version soon. Bugs and Features are now in the open and published through a special site providing you with some insights on what is about to come, but also how bugs are progressing. Top UserVoice items will also arrive in the list so you can check for yourself to see how this is evolving.

We looked at migrating .json projects to .csproj. Fanie created a Proof of Concept to transform a .json configuration file into a .csproj equivalent and shows us how to get started in a demo.

Also we added some more interviews (Dutch) that we recorded at the by our friends from dotNed organized dotNedSaturday and also created a dedicated playlist for the dotNedSaturday videos. We are not completely finished yet with editing the interviews so there will be some more the upcoming week. The ones we posted so far can be watched here:

dotNedSaturday impression video:
https://youtu.be/YNqP36H4O_I

Full dotNedSaturday Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC5P51a_60YG8xjivMnQE9QpJtM_Fk3_D

Where can you find SDN Cast 39?
https://youtu.be/uiqiIxQFdhU

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Windows Developer Day – Creators Update
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/campaigns/windows-developer-day
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/08/windows-developer-day-creators-update
See our backlog and completed features, and bugs for the Windows Developer Platform
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/platform

Telerik
http://www.telerik.com/universal-windows-platform-ui

UI for UWP-Open-sourced Edition
https://github.com/telerik/UI-For-UWP

Announcing Project Rome Android SDK

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/08/announcing-project-rome-android-sdk

Using SQLite databases in UWP apps
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/06/using-sqlite-databases-uwp-apps

A Wiki for Team Services and TFS
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/02/08/a-wiki-for-team-services-and-tfs/https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-devlabs.wiki

More on GVFS
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/02/07/more-on-gvfs/
https://github.com/Microsoft/GVFS

Announcing .NET Core Tools Updates in VS 2017 RC
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/02/07/announcing-net-core-tools-updates-in-vs-2017-rc/

Events

Events this week

Windows Developer Day
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/campaigns/windows-developer-day

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

NAV Event, February 8, 2017, Nuland
http://www.dutchdynamics.net/events/nav-event-8-februari-2017


Upcoming events

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17, 2017
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/17-maart-2017
You can already register, so put it in your scheduler and register!

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium
http://techorama.be/

NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
http://ndcoslo.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our SDN Casts. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl.

Week 5 SDN Cast News with Colin Dembovsky on ALM

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Another English spoken SDN Cast, this time Colin Dembovsky is our guest and we speak about ALM, Application Lifecycle Management. Colin helps others companies with his firm to get their heads around things like Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) where a full development line is automated from start to finish. This asks for a mind shift and powerful adjustments within most companies. We discuss the impact and responses from these companies and how they handle things like that.

It can’t be a coincidence that Colin -like Fanie- also has an South African background. Right now Colin is based and working as Senior ALM Developer for Northwest Cadence in Seattle and was awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for his expertise on ALM.

Links to Colin:
https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/4034924?fullName=Colin%20%20Dembovsky
http://www.colinsalmcorner.com/about#
https://twitter.com/colindembovsky

Last week we released some more videos on the dotNed event dotNedSaturday and added them all in one compiled playlist. The interviews are in general Dutch, but the impression video does not contain any languages so that can be viewed by anyone.

dotNedSaturday Impression video:
https://youtu.be/YNqP36H4O_I

Full dotNedSaturday Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC5P51a_60YG8xjivMnQE9QpJtM_Fk3_D

Where can you find SDN Cast 38?
https://youtu.be/05GtU8r-m0k

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

NDepend v2017 has been released
http://www.ndepend.com/ndepend-v2017
https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Patrick-Smacchia-ndepend

Get a sneak peek at Android Nougat 7.1.2
https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/01/get-sneak-peek-at-android-nougat-712.html

Windows 10 Cloud SKU?
https://www.petri.com/windows-10-cloud-sku-shows-latest-insider-builds

The .NET Language Strategy
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/02/01/the-net-language-strategy/

VS Team Services Update – Jan 25
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/01/26/vs-team-services-update-jan-25/

Continuing the evolution of the Microsoft MVP Award!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/stevengu/2017/02/01/continuing-the-evolution-of-the-mvp-award/

Samsung releases second preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/02/01/samsung-releases-second-preview-of-visual-studio-tools-for-tizen/

Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/01/27/update-to-visual-studio-2017-release-candidate/

Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2017/01/27/updates-to-web-tools-in-visual-studio-2017-rc/

Debugging .NET Core on Unix over SSH
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2017/01/26/debugging-net-core-on-unix-over-ssh/

`yield` keyword to become `co_yield` in VS 2017
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2017/01/27/yield-keyword-to-become-co_yield-in-vs-2017/

Round Launcher Icons in Android 7.1
https://blog.xamarin.com/round-launcher-icons-in-android-7-1/Events

Events this week

Workshop – Building ASP.NET apps on Google Cloud Platform – February 1, Amsterdam
https://www.meetup.com/Software-Circus/events/236840180/

Events Next Week

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

NAV Event, February 8, 2017, Nuland
http://www.dutchdynamics.net/events/nav-event-8-februari-2017

Upcoming events

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium
http://techorama.be/

NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
http://ndcoslo.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our SDN Casts. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl.

Week 4 SDN Cast News with Pieter Fouché on ARM

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The guest of our first SDN Cast has returned for SDN Cast 37. Well, not quite the first, we did a couple of dry runs to try things out before going live with or first live casts. But lets keep it at that this was the first public cast. Our guest on the first SDN Cast as well as this one is Pieter Fouché.

Today his subject are not the pooping cats using the restroom for humans but is showing how to use automation with the Azure Resource Manager. So, something completely different and more suitable to use on a wider scope (although you can imagine there could be a potential market to use your own toilet to service the cats instead of having to clean out the litter box on a regular interval). Pieter shows us what you can do with ARM (Azure Resource Manager) and how you can take repetitive work away by coding.

Pieter, a developer from origin coming from South Africa is English speaking but we can address him in Dutch as he has no problem understanding the Dutch language at all. Very useful for us (ok not for the English viewers – sorry …), asking the questions in Dutch and getting the answers in English.

Maybe there is something in this video you can use in your work or just watch this SDN Cast to develop yourself. Yeah, international readers probably don’t get it as most of it is in Dutch, but at least you have the news item links, I’m shure there is always something of use below.

Where can you find SDN Cast 37?
https://youtu.be/nKOxydd-94U

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Windows developer virtual machines – December 2016 build
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/12/22/just-released-windows-developer-virtual-machines-december-2016-build

TFS 2017 Update 1 RC available\
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/01/23/tfs-2017-update-1-rc-available/

Open sourcing the VS Test platform
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/01/20/open-sourcing-the-vs-test-platform/

Documentation available for the Setup Configuration API
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/heaths/2017/01/25/documentation-available-for-the-setup-configuration-api/

Visual Studio Setup PowerShell Module Available
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/heaths/2017/01/25/visual-studio-setup-powershell-module-available/

Announcing the SQL Server v.Next Early Adoption Program
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/01/20/announcing-the-sql-server-v-next-early-adoption-program/

SQL Server next version CTP 1.2 now available
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/01/20/sql-server-next-version-ctp-1-2-now-available/

Working with Multiple .NET Core SDKs – both project.json and msbuild/csproj
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WorkingWithMultipleNETCoreSDKsBothProjectjsonAndMsbuildcsproj.aspx

Three FREE Training Courses on ASP.NET Core from Microsoft Virtual Academy
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ThreeFREETrainingCoursesOnASPNETCoreFromMicrosoftVirtualAcademy.aspx

Announcing the Newest Xamarin MVPs
https://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-the-newest-xamarin-mvps/

Calling Windows 10 APIs From a Desktop Application
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/25/calling-windows-10-apis-desktop-application

Promote your App – Anywhere. Anytime
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/24/promote-app-anywhere-anytime

Events

Events this week

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x9417743c7a

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal
https://dotnedsaturday.nl/

Fanie and Maarten did a report on the DotNed Saturday event and did some interviews with the presenters. The event impression is already finished and you can see it here. No talking, so you international readers can also look at this here: https://youtu.be/YNqP36H4O_I


Events Next Week

Workshop – Building ASP.NET apps on Google Cloud Platform – February 1, Amsterdam
https://www.meetup.com/Software-Circus/events/236840180/

Upcoming events

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

NAV Event, February 8, 2017, Nuland
http://www.dutchdynamics.net/events/nav-event-8-februari-2017

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium
http://techorama.be/

NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
http://ndcoslo.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our SDN Casts. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl

Week 3 SDN Cast news with Brady Gaster from Microsoft

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SDN Cast 36 is, to break a pattern, completely hosted in English. Not for no reason, but because we asked Brady Gaster to join us this week on our web cast. And, as we learned from our parents excluding someone from the discussion is ill-mannered by talking in a different language without translation we did not want to do the show half Dutch, half English and went for the English all the way option.

Already said it, we had a special guest this week, Brady Gaster in a live connection with Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Brady is working on some great tooling such as Downr, Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code, also DMC – docs.Microsoft.com is part of he daily playground, so we asked him to tell us all about it and even better to join us at one of our upcoming SDN Events.

Obviously we started with some news and events but the interesting part of this show is the part where Brady explained in a waterfall of information what they built (and deployed). We collected all the links from his presentation and added them to the list of links below.

Take some time to look at his presentation and see where you can use it in your daily job to be more productive, and think of it as a teaser or introduction of what you will see at our upcoming SDN Events later on this year!

Where can you find the 36th edition of our SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/NsISi73TdBU

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Introducing Electron to the Windows Runtime
https://slack.engineering/introducing-electron-to-the-windows-runtime-4fa789b93d90
https://www.npmjs.com/package/electron-windows-store

Announcing “UWPDesktop” NuGet Package Version 14393
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/17/announcing-uwpdesktop-nuget-package-version-14393

New Year, New Dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/18/new-year-new-dev-developing-idea-uwp-app

VS Code in store?
https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/15820#issuecomment-273688385

Exploring Intermediate Language (IL) with ReSharper and dotPeek
https://blog.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2017/01/19/exploring-intermediate-language-il-with-resharper-and-dotpeek/

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 for PC and Mobile
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/12/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-15007-pc-mobile

.NET Core Image Processing
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/01/19/net-core-image-processing/

Essential .NET – Essential MSBuild: A Build Engine Overview for .NET Tooling
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt791801

What Xamarin Developers Ought to Know to Start 2017
http://motzcod.es/post/155770642197/what-xamarin-developers-ought-to-know-to-start-2017

Visual Studio Shortcuts Desktop
http://wndw.ms/FkkoWL

Brady Gaster Links

http://twitter.com/bradygaster
http://docs.microsoft.com/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/

http://dotnet.github.io/docfx

http://bradygaster.com
https://github.com/bradygaster/downr

https://www.twitter.com/avodovnik
https://twitter.com/tripdubroot
https://cmatskas.com/
https://twitter.com/stuartleeks

http://aka.ms/vscodeazuretools

Events

Events this week

NDC London – January 16-20 – London, UK
http://ndc-london.com/

Events Next Week

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x9417743c7a

Fanie Reynders – iSense – January 26
https://www.isense.nl/evenementen/restfulAPI

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal
https://dotnedsaturday.nl/

Upcoming events

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/17-maart-2017

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our special SDN Casts this week with Brady. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl

Week 2 SDN Cast News Items – .NET Standard 2.0

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Our second Dutch show this year, traditionally filled with bloopers – maybe we will create a gag-reel – this time we discussed .NET Standard some more. The huge expansion of the number of APIs supported by implementing the ‘compat shim’ or Type Forwarding. This allows you to reference the ‘old’ .NET Framework assemblies to make the .NET scope bigger than ever. The information was found directly from the .NET Standard GitHub repo documentation so you can access it yourself and read it in a dull moment!

And oh, while we were discussing the .NET Standard 2.0 Fanie transformed the FAQ right there on the spot into a BOT. We discussed the technology last week (week 1 of 2017). You now can ask your questions on the bot about .NET Standard 2.0 and your .NET Standard FAQ Bot will provide you with the right answers (provided that your question is clear enough to understand …)

Try the bot here:
http://reynders.co/ask-this-bot-about-net-standard

Where can you find the 35th edition of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/GHvJtCbxrTo

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Try the Next Major Xamarin Release Candidate
https://blog.xamarin.com/try-the-next-major-xamarin-release-candidate/

What .NET Developers ought to know to start in 2017
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WhatNETDevelopersOughtToKnowToStartIn2017.aspx

VS Team Services Update – Jan 6
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/01/06/vs-team-services-update-jan-6/

Bootstrap – Flexbox, dropping IE9 support
https://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/utilities/flexbox/
https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap/blob/e4c0311626befc89c9462e675059edf9d52b9bb1/docs/migration.md

DOT Net Core 2
– Adding 11-14k extra API’s
– Reference .NET DLL’s directly!

ASP NET Community Standup – January 3rd, 2017 – Happy New Year (at 46:03 ! )

Compatibility Shim

https://github.com/dotnet/standard/blob/c486c85e76ae628a025954bb824f2660e090f2fb/docs/faq.md
https://github.com/dotnet/standard/blob/c486c85e76ae628a025954bb824f2660e090f2fb/docs/netstandard-20/README.md

For an in depth explanation go and see the videos by Immo Landwerth:
.NET Standard – Under the Hood
.NET Standard – What’s new in 2.0

Microsoft is hiring
https://twitter.com/aarnott/status/817116164329308160

PWA – Progressive Web Apps?
https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/

Events

Events Last Week

CES

Events this week

No events this week

Events Next Week

NDC London – January 16-20 – London, UK
http://ndc-london.com/

Upcoming events

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x9417743c7a

Fanie Reynders – iSense – January 26
https://www.isense.nl/evenementen/restfulAPI

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal
https://dotnedsaturday.nl/

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017
www.sdn.nl

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017
www.sdn.nl

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
https://ignite.microsoft.com

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – 6 October
www.sdn.nl

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Another year, another MVP Award

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The first of January I was (again) awarded  MVP, for the 12th year already. After a bit of a roundtrip I returned back on my ‘home base’ with the award category of “Office Development”. Initially I was awarded MVP “Visual Studio Tools for the Office System” (I know, what is in a name?) in 2006 and was able to hold on to that for nine years. VSTO however went on maintenance mode and the category was merged into the .NET and Office365 expertises. I work with both, a lot, but was sitting somewhat closer to the Office Team and was moved into the Office365 award category the year after.

Due to complete reorganizations within the MVP Program Group the year after moving to Office365 the category moved again! This time the category was part of an even larger group, Office Servers and Services. VSTO was really a small group of about twenty MVPs, maybe less, Office 365 was huge and Office Servers and Services was bigger than huge. Office development was somehow lost in transition and Microsoft also realized there was a gap in that area and introduced the new Office Development award category and I was happy to find out that I returned ‘home’ by receiving MVP award number twelve in the Office Development category.

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Even after so many years of Office Development, there are still exciting things going on with the Office developer platform. Office JS is getting more and more mature over time and the team is really working hard to get the interfaces in par with what was there on the Windows platform in order to be able to run all equally on all platforms such as iOS, Android but obviously also on Windows.

Let’s see what 2017 brings on Office Development, Stay tuned and thanks all for giving me the 12th MVP Award!

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