SDN Cast 69 – Ignite, free Azure and Meetups!

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Ignite was this week the major event for Microsoft, next to Build probably the biggest Microsoft event of the year. Lots of news around Office 365 (or should we say Microsoft 365 these days), Azure but as always lot to do around the Enterprise solutions such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and so forth, and so forth …

A peculiar group walked up the stage this time. A group of Quantum Computing specialists sat on stage in a cozy setting having fun with all sorts of Quantum Computing jokes, but the audience was not very responsive to it. If you ask me (and if you read the reviews from the media we weren’t the only ones) a bit too heavy subject to discuss for a fairly ‘normal’ audience that attends Ignite. Absolutely a mind-blowing topic but you might wonder if Ignite is the right setting for this.

Satya Nadella released his book Hit Refresh Nadella to tell you all about how he became CEO for Microsoft and pressed the Refresh button, but also explained why he thought it was needed to do this. Satya gave his book to all of his Microsoft employees to read with a customized cover (Our Quest … instead of The Quest). Well worth the effort reading the book, especially to find out how his personal live influenced his many choices in the process.

The 69th edition of our Dutch weekly SDN Cast was partially on location this week, switching between Meetup location Nieuwegein and our home studios.

Our host Fanie was guest tonight at the 4DotNet Event:

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

He talked with Gerald Versluis who presented his session “Xamarin Mobile DevOps: setting up an automated pipeline for your apps” at the event and afterwards had a signing session to sign his new book Xamarin Continuous Integration and Delivery for the attendees of the event.

Where can you find our 69th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/RGl5mVnHj6U

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Other news:

Hit Refresh
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/hit-refresh-arrived-on-my-kindle-today-update/

Employee edition
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKrtv0bVwAA5L8m.jpg

Office 2019 Perpetual release
https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/26/the-next-perpetual-release-of-office/

Check out all the Microsoft 365 news shared at Ignite
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/25/check-out-all-the-microsoft-365-news-shared-at-ignite

Azure – Ignite
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/?v=17.39a
https://buildazure.com/2017/10/02/azure-weekly-oct-2-2017-ignite-2017-wrapup-summary-edition/

Ignite 2015
https://ppm4all.com/2015/07/15/most-valuable-professional-mvp-award-2015-renewed/

Ignite 2017
https://twitter.com/hashtag/mvpbuzz
https://www.techtask.com/microsoft-ignite-2017-news-annoucements-day-1
https://www.techtask.com/microsoft-ignite-2017-news-annoucements-day-2

Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 F1 (Firstline)
Microsoft 365 for Education
Microsoft 365 for NonProfits
Microsoft 365 powered devices HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 for PC (Skip Ahead)
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/27/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17004-pc-skip-ahead

Events

Events this Week

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

Upcoming events

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 31st-November 1st
https://futuredecoded.com/

Azure IoT Community, November 2nd, Nieuwegein
http://www.azureiotcommunity.nl
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-azure-iot-community-avond-bij-winvision-37965079575

Web Summit – November 6-9 2017, Lisbon, 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!

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Hit Refresh arrived on my Kindle today – Update

Hit Refresh Released

In my previous post around Hit Refresh, Satya Nadella’s just released book:

I mentioned:
BTW, it appears all Microsoft employees received a signed copy … maybe we can get him to sign a couple of them at the next MVP Summit!

Well apparently I was a bit early with preordering so now I already bought and received the book even though I was offered a complimentary copy of the book yesterday as well. So I lost my money on the book? Hell no, Satya is donating all of his proceeds from Hit Refresh to Microsoft Philanthropies.

I still would like to see the option to get Satya to sign a hardcopy for us at the next MVP Summit though … and given that it’s for a good cause I’d even buy the hardcopy to sign as well 🙂

Hit Refresh arrived on my Kindle today

Hit Refresh Released

A while ago I preordered Hit Refresh on Amazon:

It’s the book by the ‘new’ Microsoft CEO. I’m interested to read it and see how it compares to the books by Bill Gates. My guess is that it is a complete different type of book, but we’ll see. I downloaded it on my (Android) phone so I can dive in whenever I have a minute to spare Smile.

BTW, it appears all Microsoft employees received a signed copy … maybe we can get him to sign a couple of them at the next MVP Summit!

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella’s book Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh

Satya Nadella wrote a book about the transformation of Microsoft and his journey coming from India as a child to the Executive role he now performs within Microsoft. I think it is a tradition CEOs write books, Bill Gates had a few (these days he is more into reading books and sharing his book picks every now and then in lists on his blog)

I just pre-ordered Satya’s book, to see how this is different from the books I read earlier published by Bill Gates. My guess is that it will be of a complete different order. We’ll see, it will arrive on my Kindle when it is released September 26th.

The book is now on preorder here:

* Be aware that the link is using my Amazon affiliate tag and I will get filthy rich Smile if you use that so I can buy more computer books and blog even more about interesting technologies! But don’t worry it won’t cost you anything extra …

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