Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16296

Darn …. these Windows Insiders Program dudes go faster than light!

I just blogged about the 16294 build that I personally missed. Posted the blog, checked the Windows Insiders Program and guess what? Another build!

Yes …. you heard it right … another build …

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296 for PC

Fast ring only, Redstone 3 … not the Skip Ahead, Redstone 4.

The important notice still stands from the previous (16294) build:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will be unable to install *new*/additional language packs on this build. Pre-existing language packs (language packs you’ve installed previously) will carry over and work just fine.

So let’s see if there is another build while I’m publishing this blog update Smile

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16294 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16294

Just a quick update .. I personally missed it because I’m on the Skip Ahead flight and this one is only available on the Fast Ring, not the Slow Ring or the Skip Ahead Ring:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16294-pc

For us … the Dutch people, it was an important build though because they fixed an issue specifically with Dutch builds:

“We fixed an issue on Dutch builds where explorer could go into a crash loop if an app-requested downloads notification popped up from OneDrive.”

Still not much more … only a couple of bug fixes. There is however an IMPORTANT NOTE added at September 21st:

“You will be unable to install *new*/additional language packs on this build. Pre-existing language packs (language packs you’ve installed previously) will carry over and work just fine.”

We are getting closer and closer to the final release. Hardly a prediction anymore.

I haven’t heard anything about it, but would Ignite be an opportunity for release? Sadly, I won’t be there to watch it live … but the keynote is streamed live so I’ll be at the monitor Monday afternoon.

Breaking: React Relicensed MIT

React License

Last few weeks there was a lot of fuzz going around React and other frameworks. The reason? Facebook changed their licensing on a couple of frameworks, React was one, to BSD + Patents License making it hard for many companies to use the very popular frameworks because they conflicted with their policies as there was a potential risk when there emerged a legal issue with Facebook.

Facebook tried to explain their point of view in a FAQ:
https://code.facebook.com/pages/850928938376556

It didn’t help … the fuzz continued to grow bigger and bigger and support for React dropped like a dead fly.

So today there emerged this new blogpost:

Relicensing React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js

In short, they are going back to the MIT license, apologized for the loss of time searching for alternative frameworks and back to business.

So that was that … you may however wonder if the companies touched by the issue are open to return to the framework that might change their licenses in the future again.

It certainly showed the risk on using third party software, even if it was licensed in a very flexible license plan. Apparently licenses can be changed anytime (?) I’m not a lawyer but I wonder if it is even legal to switch licenses back and forth. What is the use of a license if you keep switching it?

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16291

Another day, another Insiders Build for the PC in the Fast Ring of the Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) flight. Not for Skip Ahead (Redstone 4) this time. This is still a stabilizing build to get ready for release soon.

Not much new, couple of fixes, but still a new thingy in this build: Resume from phones to PC with Cortana. If you started reading your articles or news on your iPhone or Android with the Cortana app you can continue reading on your PC.

Sadly enough … -after all these years- still no Dutch Cortana here so nothing to see for us Dutchies again Sad smile (wouldn’t you wish some features were completed first and deployed globally, like Cortana, instead of building new features? … oh well, the burden of a non English nation …)

Anyway … here is the official announcement:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/19/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16291-pc/#BgOMUi6wo341l4cO.97

Help translating Visual Studio Code

Translate VS Code

Last week I found myself in the release notes for the August version of Visual Studio Code in a snapshot of top contributors for this release:

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This was fun, and unexpected… What I did was helping to translate strings used in Visual Studio for the Dutch language. I somehow ran into this, I really don’t know how, but I thought it was fun to do so I went over the English texts and titles and translated them into Dutch.

There are still several languages and phrases to be translated, so I’d like to point you to the translation project and hopefully you like to help out as well.

And why not? It would probably speed up the release of your most fav tool around to arrive in your own language!

How to Contribute

Please see general instruction from Getting Started with Community Localization page. Follow these simple steps to contribute.

  1. Sign up to Transifex free.
  2. Request access to a project.
  3. Start contributing. See What to contribute? and how to get help?

Fun factor … compete!

There is even a fun factor, and I’m sure they did this to push translation speed a bit forward Smile but also for internal reporting to show the boss how they got the community to do work for them.

What they did is create a sophisticated Power BI environment to list the progress in the project:

https://microsoftl10n.github.io/

Using this tooling you can see where you are in the list:

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So, get over there … select one or more languages and start translating (even if you just translate one or a few, everything helps) to get VS Code out in your language!

SDN Cast 67 – Apple Event and Windows Insider Previews

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Another promising week with lots of information to share. A few Windows Insider Previews – for both Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) and Redstone 4 (vNext) but also the big Apple Event of the year where they announce all their new hardware stuff. This year Apple Watch 3, Apple TV, iPhone 8 and iPhone X saw the light and we discussed it all in our Dutch SDN Cast this week. Was it all new they presented? Is it all innovation?

Outside this big event we also talk about the news items of the week. The announcement of the new Windows Developer Day in London, transferring NuGet services to Microsoft, Team guest access, translating VS Code and much, much more (the links from the show are below).

So, if you understand Dutch, watch the recording of our 67th SDN Cast from this week!

Where can you find our 67th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/VuyYYPb22ac

Did you subscribe our Dutch SDN Cast channel already?

Subscribe your YouTube channel if you don’t want to miss a single broadcast. Usually we will broadcast on Thursday evenings at 8 PM but there can be a change of plans where we need to move to another time or day. So to be sure Subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to see when the next episode is due.

Other news:

Windows Developer Day Returns!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/14/windows-developer-day-returns

Transfer ownership of the NuGet.org service to Microsoft
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/transfer-ownership-of-the-nuget-org-service-to-microsoft/

Fall event: Microsoft Future Decoded
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/fall-event-microsoft-future-decoded/

Microsoft Teams Guest Access
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/microsoft-teams-guest-access/

Windows Template Studio 1.3 Released!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/12/windows-template-studio-1-3-released

Apple Event
Apple Watch 3 with Cellular (but not in NL)
Apple TV 4K
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
www.apple.com

Get Your Apps Ready for iOS 11!
https://blog.xamarin.com/get-apps-ready-ios-11/

Announcing Orleans 2.0 Tech Preview 3
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/orleans/2017/09/13/announcing-orleans-2-0-tech-preview-3/

Debug live apps in Azure with the Snappoints and Logpoints preview
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/09/13/debug-live-apps-in-azure-with-the-snappoints-and-logpoints-preview/

Windows Template Studio 1.3 Released!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/12/windows-template-studio-1-3-released/

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16288 for PC & Build 15250 for Mobile
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/12/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16288-pc-build-15250-mobile

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16362 for PC (Skip Ahead)
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16362-pc-skip-ahead

Translate VS Code
https://www.transifex.com/microsoft-oss/vscode-editor/

Events

Events this Week

Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 – September 13, Online
https://summit.microsoftedge.com/

MixUG – Development Event – September 13, Gouda
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-mixug-development-evenement-34890959800

Xamarin Dev Days – September 16th – Amsterdam
https://ti.to/xamarin/dev-days-amsterdam-2017

Upcoming events

DevIntersection Europe, September 18-20 – Stockholm
https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!

.NET Conf – September 19-21
http://www.dotnetconf.net/

Pluralsight Live, Salt Lake City, USA, 19-21 September
https://www.pluralsight.com/event-details/2017/live-2017

Building high performance web applications with Preact – 21 September – .NET Zuid – Rotterdam
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/20/building-high-performance-web-applications-with-preact

Microsoft Envision – September 25-27 – Orlando
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/envision/default.aspx

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

Hybrid IT Event – September 26 – Maarssen, NL
http://www.fujitsu.com/nl/microsites/hybrid-it/event/index.html

4DotNet Events – Xamarin Event – 28 September, Nieuwegein
https://events.4dotnet.nl/xamarin-event

SDN Event 3 – October 6, Zeist, NL
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/6-oktober-2017

OpenHack Amsterdam, October 9-11, Amsterdam
https://aka.ms/openhackamsinvite
Register:
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2564678abcd

Windows Developer Day – October 10, London, UK
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/14/windows-developer-day-returns

TechDays October 12-13, 2017 RAI Amsterdam 
http://www.techdays.nl/
https://techdays.msnlevents.net/content/eventselection.aspx?eventid=26152

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2017, October 21, Brussels BE
http://www.spsevents.org/city/brussels/brussels2017

SharePoint Unite – October 24-26, 2017, Haarlem
https://sharepointunite.com/

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas
https://www.devintersection.com/#!/

Firebase Dev Summit – Amsterdam – October 31st
https://firebase.google.com/dev-summit-17/

Microsoft Future Decoded – London, UK – October 31-November 1
https://futuredecoded.com/

Web Summit – November 6-9 2017, Lissabon, Portugal
https://websummit.com/

Visual Studio Live! November 12-17 2017 Orlando, FL
https://live360events.com/events/orlando-2017/vslive.aspx

MixUG – Eindgebruikers Evenement – November 29 – Gouda
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-mixug-eindgebruikers-evenement-34890983872

NgEurope, February 1-2, 2018 , Paris – France
https://ngeurope.org/

As usual we are always looking for presenters for our own events and Meetup’s so if you want to share something about hot technologies or just about something you implemented at work or in an App that could be interesting to our audience let us know so we can schedule you for one or our next SDN events or Dutch .NET Group Meetups.

This off course also goes for if you want to write a great article for us to publish in our SDN Magazines or at our SDN Website. The downside of publishing a magazine article is that there can be sometime between writing the article and publishing the magazine. So, if it is time critical sometimes the best option is to publish it on the www.sdn.nl website to get more speedy attention to the article.

As you see, options enough to address your audience with top notch information. You can even, if you like, be our guest in our SDN Cast shows to discuss the projects you are working on or other topics you master. We will instruct you how to connect with us and what it is you need to join the show.

Hopefully we will see you at our weekly web cast, for the schedule go to www.sdncast.nl for next week’s announcement to find out the day and time of our next broadcast or go to www.sdncast.nl/youtube to watch old episodes and videos that we recorded at our events. Don’t forget to subscribe our YouTube channel www.sdncast.nl/subscribe or go directly to YouTube not to miss any of our shows!

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16362 for PC (Skip Ahead)

RS4 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16362.1000

Just when I posted the blog about Insider Preview Build 16288 yesterday I received Insider Preview Build 16362 on my Skip Ahead machine and had to reboot for a relatively long boot process.

As you know there are two flights these days, one Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) flight and one Redstone 4 (Skip Ahead) flight. The Redstone 3 flight is now almost ready and on Build 16288 but Redstone 4 is just starting and as of today on Build 16362:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16362-pc-skip-ahead

As they mention: “Because we are just beginning development for RS4, Insiders shouldn’t expect to see a lot of big changes or new features just yet. Our focus remains getting the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ready for release!”

There are some improvements, like the improved boot experience where the boot process is able to use your settings to show information according to your personal settings (this is an Opt-out option, so you can disable it) and Narrator improvements among a long list of smaller fixes.

If you don’t have Skip Ahead, you still need to wait until they open up the program again (to be expected just after the Fall Creators Update is released). All others … enjoy your new Build!

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