How to record your user group presentations in high quality with low budget tooling

Every three months we at SDN manage to pull off SDN Events, full day four track, five sessions a track with great Dutch and some occasional international speakers showing off their great content to our attendees.

Last year we started to record some of these sessions, first ones to try out as proof of concept, but now in production already to share our content to a bigger audience.

I was asked more than once how we were able to record our SDN Event session recordings in relatively high quality with only some low budget tools. So here it is so far.

Recording gear setup:

SDN Event Recording - 2 Hangout Connections

This has been our setup up as we used it until today, but for the next event we will try something else for the reasons you will read at the end of this blog post. I guess we will continue to tinker with the setup until it is just perfect. This change will be the subject of another blog post, but only if all of this tinkering actually appeared to work for us. No need to bore you with something that does not work properly.

Right now we use two Google Hangout logins per recording, one from the ‘recording device’ (actually the device is not recording, Google Hangouts/YouTube is doing the recording for us) and one login from the laptop used by the presenter.

The ‘recording device’ is logged into Google Hangouts with the recorded projector screen and presenter and presenter voice using the Logitech webcam and wifi microphone set. The presenter logs into Google hangouts with his own laptop, sharing the desktop, providing a high quality representation of what is shown on the projector screen.

My gear list as used up to today with the configuration in the picture:

    • One recording laptop and a Google ID
    • Behringer XENIX QX1002USB
    • AKG WMS45 Band D Wireless Microphone Set
    • Logitech 930e HD Web Cam
    • One presenter laptop to share his desktop

 

Installing the recording gear:

Put the camera in front of the presenter covering both the projector screen and the presenters desk. Be careful not to put the camera too much into the viewing field of the audience.

The camera is fairly small, so not really an issue as it seems. This camera will be the ‘overview’ camera setup showing both the presenter walking around, sitting down at his desk and the big screen.

The wireless microphone is pinned on the presenter for near field voice recording, don’t hurt him by clipping it on his skin. This microphone will record his story telling voice, picked up with the AKG WMS45 wireless receiver set and dropped into the Behringer XENIX QX1002USB. The Behringer will provide the sound USB input channel for Google Hangout ‘source one’ combined with the camera ‘overview’ output by the Logitech 930.

The presenter is also logged in to Google Hangouts as ‘second source’. This will be full time sharing his desktop.

The main recording device will be logged in as video producer and you will be able to switch between sources, big screen and presenter or desktop view.

An example of a session recording (this recording is in English b.t.w.) :
”Mr. Moffat – Introducing Microsoft Power BI”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_bQ_EivYb4

A full playlist of all our (Dutch and English ) recorded sessions so far can be found here if you want to see more:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC5P51a_60YElMJvidAy7GagDJH0Y-UwX

What you see in this example is that we are able to switch between the big picture on the overhead screen and jump into detail by showing the desktop from the presenter laptop to get a good readable picture of the slides or even when there is live coding going on.

So is all good, doing it this way?

No, we are still learning and we found some downsides with this configuration (maybe more, but this is the main one) and that is that you require the presenter to log into Google Hangouts and therefor he needs a Google ID. This means that this is not a zero configuration solution to the speaker invited to do his session.

It seemed not everyone owns a Google ID. Also, it can be somewhat cumbersome to the presenter to log into Google Hangouts, disable his camera and recording microphone (check this ahead of time before the recording starts, as this will cause a critical echo caused by getting two sources at once, one over the wireless mic the other through the presenter laptop mic. So the last one has to be disabled. Also there is a small amount of his resources used to run the Hangout in the background. This could affect the responsiveness a little bit and maybe interfere a bit on high resource claiming presentations (for instance if he needs to compile a bit of code in the demos).

With the setup above you are able to live broadcast your sessions and immediately record it as is to share after the event. If you are afraid to broadcast live risking a lower number of attendees (why going to the event, it is broadcasted live) you can record the session private or unlisted and expose the video only when the event is over (this also gives you the option to record the session, download the video and edit the footage adding annotations, start or end screens and upload the edited footage to share as public video).

To get around the issues mentioned above we will test a slightly changed configuration by adding en extra device. But as said, I will explain this later on, when tested and with proof of recording properly.

I really hope this post will encourage you to try the same thing what we did and get more of the community efforts recorded and to get more of our valuable arranged sessions shared to a bigger audience. The information is way too valuable not to share!

If you want to comment on this setup, share improvements, have questions or just want to say something, leave your comments below on this post!

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 3 SDN Cast news with Brady Gaster from Microsoft

SDNCast 36

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 50 – SDN Cast 32: VS 2017 RC Update, Cortana

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Last week we had our ‘quarterly’ SDN Event with as ‘special’ a couple of speakers from Canada and Italy! For the Delphi Track we invited Marco Cantù, Delphi Product Manager with Embarcadero, and Andrea Magni – Embarcadero MVP Delphi, both from Italy. Marco and Andrea completely filled the Delphi track for the full day. We also flew in Dick Moffat from Canada to enlighten us on the developments on Power BI. Dick Moffat also joined us as a guest live in our 31st SDN Cast at my house. Obviously all other speakers at the SDN Event provided us with their high quality sessions and by now their session slides are available at our SDN website: : https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/9-december-2016. We also did broadcast the Power BI/Excel sessions live through our SDN Cast site: www.sdncast.nl so if you missed it your can go back and watch our recordings for these sessions. For next year we already planned the dates for the first three SDN Events, look at the events list below and add them to your schedule.

As promised we also picked the three winners for the Resharper licenses among the registered attendees and the winners are:

· Adriaan van Lent
· Rene Tielemans en
· Ton Soont

These guys will get the licenses mailed on their registration address, congratulations! We also want to thank JetBrains for their contribution at our event!

Where can you find the 32nd edition of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/9155-6bxOQk

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

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/12/12/updating-visual-studio-2017-release-candidate/
Visual Studio 2017 RC Refresh
https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-relnotes

Cortana Devices SDK

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/12/13/cortana-skills-kit-cortana-devices-sdk-announcement

Powerful Dolby Atmos Sound Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

http://news.xbox.com/2016/12/14/dolby-atmos-xbox-one-windows-10

Connect(“demos”); // 2016: BikeSharing360 on GitHub
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/12/14/connectdemos-2016-bikesharing360-on-github/

Announcing TypeScript 2.1
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2016/12/07/announcing-typescript-2-1/

.NET Framework December Monthly Rollup is Now Available
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/12/13/net-framework-december-monthly-rollup-is-now-available/

Announcing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks V1
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2016/12/14/introducing-microsoft-asp-net-webhooks-preview-2/

New Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2016/12/12/new-updates-to-web-tools-in-visual-studio-2017-rc/

Google Developers YouTube Channel Reaches 1 Million Subscribers!
https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/12/1millionsubscribers.html

Events

Events Last Week

ASP.Net Core & Xamarin – App development end to end
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aspnet-core-xamarin-app-development-end-to-end-tickets-29122676710

VS Live 360 – December 5-9 – Orlando
https://live360events.com/events/orlando-2016/home.aspx

SDN Event – December 9 – Zeist
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/9-december-2016

Review door Eric Tummers:
https://erictummers.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/sdn-event-december-2016/

Events this week

Elastichsearch on .NET workshop – 15 December
http://www.dotned.nl/dotned-bijeenkomst/elastichsearch-on-net-workshop/?id=120
Star Wars – Rogue One – Première

Events Next Week

No Events … Preparing for Christmas J

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

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 2017
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our Dutch SDN Casts 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

SDN Cast 29 Week 47 News and Events – Happy Holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Traditionally from a US point of view one of the main sources for news and information on Software Development is shutting down. It is the week in the United States where everybody is moving home to celebrate their annual day of Thanksgiving to eat turkey and much more than that. No one is releasing any news in this week or even the week after (we did find a few exceptions as you can see in the news overview below). The day after Thanksgiving retail stores start their big day of sales called Black Friday, who hasn’t seen the videos where large groups of people all run into the stores falling over each other and steal products from other customers baskets? Following Black Friday there is Cyber Monday, originally meant to do the same as Black Friday but now for online retail stores. Both days did merge a bit and we see a whole week of online offers on great discounts. What did you buy today?

Even though it’s quiet this week we did find some interesting news items and discussed it at our SDN Cast this week. The number of events is dropping around this time, Connect(); by Microsoft was about the one big closing event. The videos are currently available on Channel9 if you want to watch them.

Where can you find the 29th edition of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36S3hboRi0U

Subscribe to our 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

New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online – November 2016
https://dev.office.com/blogs/new-sharepoint-csom-version-released-for-Office-365-november-2016
The future of SharePoint development
https://dev.office.com/blogs/pnp-core-team-on-the-future-of-sharepoint-development

MVP Hackathon 2016: Cool Projects from Microsoft MVPs
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2016/11/22/mvp-hackathon-2016/

Calling European game developers, enter the Indie Games Contest by December 31
https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/11/calling-european-game-developers-enter-the-indie-games-contest-by-december-31.html

Android N Encryption

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2016/11/24/android-n-encryption/

MSDN Magazine – Connect(); 2016
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/connect16mag.aspx
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/msdn-magazine-issues.aspx

Xbox One Game Streaming Coming to Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift on Dec. 12

http://news.xbox.com/2016/11/22/xbox-one-game-streaming-coming-windows-10-pcs-oculus-rift

Microsoft’s x86 on ARM64 emulation: A Windows 10 ‘Redstone 3’ Fall 2017 feature
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-x86-on-arm64-emulation-a-windows-10-redstone-3-fall-2017-deliverable

Black Friday
http://www.xbox.com/nl-NL/promotions/sales/black-friday/xbox-one-games
https://store.playstation.com/#!/nl-nl/black-friday/cid=STORE-MSF75508-BFMWD2016
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday
https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Monday

Events

Events Last Week

DevIntersection Europe 2016 – Haarlem, NL – November 14-16
https://devintersectioneurope.com/#!

Connect(); // 2016 // November 16-17 – Online
http://connectevent.microsoft.com/

Unity Connect – Haarlem, NL – November 16-18
https://www.unityconnect.com/2016

Events this week

Xamarin Dev Days – Rotterdam, NL – November 25th
https://ti.to/xamarin/dev-days-rotterdam

Events Next Week

No events next week

Upcoming events

ASP.Net Core & Xamarin – App development end to end
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aspnet-core-xamarin-app-development-end-to-end-tickets-29122676710

VS Live 360 – December 5-9 – Orlando, USA
https://live360events.com/events/orlando-2016/home.aspx

SDN Event – December 9 – Zeist, NL

Soon we will bring you another SDN Event. You can now register using the SDN website for another great day filled with sessions and interesting information:
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/9-december-2016

Elastichsearch on .NET workshop
http://www.dotned.nl/dotned-bijeenkomst/elastichsearch-on-net-workshop/?id=120

Build in May 2017?

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

We hope you like to watch our Dutch SDN Casts 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

We are still working on our SDN Cast site, but while doing so we were able to stream the big Connect event live from our website through an embedded web stream on our main SDN Cast page. Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl

Software News and Events for Week 36 – Windows Wedding Day?

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A day early, today we recorded our Dutch SDN Cast live from our own home locations. Last week we recorded our SDN Cast on location at venue Hotel Oud London in Zeist to introduce our quarterly SDN Event. As usual we discussed the news and events for this week and tried to hook into the Apple Event while we were casting our show.

Just before going live I updated my broadcasting PC to Microsoft Anniversary and due to having a Dutch system I was redirected to an information page explaining I was eligible to install “Microsoft Wedding day” and my machine was ready to install “Microsoft Birthday” edition. An example of how machine translations messed up … The upside is that it was fun to read providing a good laugh. I won’t laugh too loud though as I probably make similar mistakes translating Dutch to English resulting in Denglisch J. Obviously it is not easy to translate Anniversary into the Dutch equivalent.

For my Dutch readers, here is the info provided:

Microsoft Trouwdag

Where can you find the Dutch SDN Cast edition 18?
https://youtu.be/Rpv3ZrmM8OY

Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss our broadcast. Usually we broadcast live every Thursday evening 20:00 GMT+2, this week however a day early, if you want to be sure you better Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw !

News of the week

Announcing a Microsoft .NET Core and ASP.NET Core Bug Bounty
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2016/09/01/announcing-an-ongoing-microsoft-net-core-and-asp-net-core-bug-bounty

The Web Clipper Goes Open-Source
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/onenotedev/2016/08/31/the-web-clipper-goes-open-source

Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/09/01/free-ebook-microsoft-azure-essentials-fundamentals-of-azure-second-edition/

10k Apart – Inspiring the Web with Just 10k
https://a-k-apart.com/

New Dev Center Capabilities
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/08/29/new-dev-center-capabilities

Official Docker Images by Microsoft
https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/

Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine for Windows and Linux now available
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/08/30/microsoft-data-science-virtual-machine-for-windows-and-linux-now-available

Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53614

Xamarin.Forms now has a Mac front-end on GitHub
https://twitter.com/migueldeicaza/status/773234995473244160/photo/1

Xamarin.Android 7.0 Now With More Nougat
We’re excited to announce that we have published Xamarin.Android support for Android 7.0 for both Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio.
https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-android-7-0-now-with-more-nougat

Apple Event

This week we have tough competition with our SDN Cast. At the same time of our Cast there was the Apple Event announcing a new Apple Watch, the iPhone 7, wireless earbuds. Every now and then we picked up some pricing or news items from the Apple show. We are not forgetting that a large part of Software Development is targeting Apple devices so it has our attention!
http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2016/
https://youtu.be/_OMFCLQztMg

New version Wordperfect
Yes, after all this years, from being the largest text editor to a minor player today they still exist. And now there was a new version announced. Old times are back again! Do you remember what F7 will do?

http://www.wordperfect.com/en

Events

Last week’s events

Announcing the “App Dev on Xbox” – Augustus 30th live event

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/08/23/announcing-the-app-dev-on-xbox-live-event

SDN event September 2nd – Zeist
http://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/2-september-2016

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This week’s events

IFA
http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com

Look at all the cute machines they all announced around IFA
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/09/01/innovative-devices-from-microsoft-partners-bring-windows-10-experiences-to-life

Centric Tech Event 2016 – September 7th – CineMec Ede
https://www.evensi.nl/centric-tech-event-2016-bezoek-de-microsoft-update-van-het/184045528

AmsterdamJS – The Comeback Edition – September 8th – Amsterdam
https://www.meetup.com/AmsterdamJS/events/233107619/

Next week events

TechDays Online—Starting September 12th!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mvpawardprogram/2016/08/24/techdays-online-starting-september-12/

Emerging Tech Virtual Summit – September 12th
https://t.co/QbiLdly8uN

Hands-on Azure Service Fabric
http://www.meetup.com/Dutch-Azure-Meetup/events/231591196/

Quintor TechDays Preview 1 – September 14th – Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/techdays-preview1/

Upcoming events

Quintor TechDays Preview 2 – September 20th – Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/techdays-preview2

How to practice TDD without shooting yourself in the foot – Dennis Doomen – September 20th – Rotterdam
http://blaakselectie.nl/overige-berichten/dinsdag-20-september-how-to-practice-tdd-without-shooting-yourself-the-foot-dennis-doomen

Quintor Introductie App development voor de Hololens – September 21th – Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/introductie-app-development-hololens/

Azure App Services en Azure Functions – September 21th – Eindhoven
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/8/azure-app-services-en-azure-functions

Fixxup – September 22th – Utrecht
http://fixxup.nl

LevelUp Mobile 2016 – September 22nd – Leusden
https://www.afas.events/portal-events/levelup2016?_anta_mlayout=Single

Microsoft Ignite – September 26-30th Atlanta
https://ignite.microsoft.com

TechDays – October 4-5th – RAI Amsterdam
http://www.techdays.nl/

CodeUUR Worldrecord – October 14th
http://Codeuur.nl

.NET Developer Days – Central / East Europe – October 19-21 th
http://net.developerdays.pl/

Demo time

Fanie Reynders gave a short intro on Code Connect and Alive, tooling to enhance your Visual Studio experience and showing what the guys were doing just before going over to Microsoft. Let’s wait and see how acquiring Code Connect will turn out in the near future.

http://blog.comealive.io/Code-Connect-Joins-Microsoft/

We hope you like watching our Dutch SDN Casts to catch up in a bit more than an hour on the topics that are hot for this week and hear the latest news and see the great demo’s on technology and software development that you can apply in your real world scenarios.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel as with enough subscribers we get the option to create an easier to remember link instead of the complex URL we are forced in today for our channel! And if you haven’t heard, the 100th subscriber will get something in return!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw

Software News and Events for Week 35

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This week we recorded our Dutch SDN Cast live on location at venue Hotel Oud London in Zeist as intro for our quarterly SDN Event. As usual we discuss the news and events for this week but today also a short intro on the speakers at our SDN event.

It is our first on venue recording so we had no clue to what to bring and how to get this to work. I’ll promise, next recordings will slowly get better once we know how to get our gear functioning properly J.

Where can you find the Dutch SDN Cast edition 17?
https://youtu.be/yEJ1IWgKmhU

Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss our broadcast. Usually we broadcast live every Thursday evening 20:00 GMT+2 (may vary) but to make sure you best Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw !

News of the week

Paid extensions in the Visual Studio marketplace
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2016/08/30/paid-extension-in-the-visual-studio-marketplace/

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 now available as a partner delivered cloud service

https://blogs.windows.com/business/2016/09/01/windows-10-enterprise-e3-and-e5-now-available-as-a-partner-delivered-cloud-service

Announcing MSTest V2 Framework support for .NET Core 1.0 RTM
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2016/09/01/announcing-mstest-v2-framework-support-for-net-core-1-0-rtm/

Events

Last week’s events

Xamarin Dev Days Amsterdam- Augustus 27th
https://www.xamarin.com/dev-days
https://ti.to/xamarin/dev-days-amsterdam

This week’s events

Announcing the “App Dev on Xbox” – August 30 live event
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/08/23/announcing-the-app-dev-on-xbox-live-event

SDN event September 2nd – Zeist
http://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/2-september-2016

Next week events

Centric Tech Event 2016 – September 7th – CineMec Ede
https://www.evensi.nl/centric-tech-event-2016-bezoek-de-microsoft-update-van-het/184045528

AmsterdamJS – The Comeback Edition – September 8th – Amsterdam
https://www.meetup.com/AmsterdamJS/events/233107619/

Upcoming events

TechDays Online—Starting September 12!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mvpawardprogram/2016/08/24/techdays-online-starting-september-12/

Hands-on Azure Service Fabric
http://www.meetup.com/Dutch-Azure-Meetup/events/231591196/

Quintor TechDays Preview 1 – September 14th – Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/techdays-preview1/

Quintor TechDays Preview 2 – September 20th – Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/techdays-preview2

How to practice TDD without shooting yourself in the foot – Dennis Doomen – September 20th – Rotterdam
http://blaakselectie.nl/overige-berichten/dinsdag-20-september-how-to-practice-tdd-without-shooting-yourself-the-foot-dennis-doomen

Quintor Introductie App development voor de Hololens – September 21st- Amersfoort
https://www.quintor.nl/event/introductie-app-development-hololens/

Azure App Services en Azure Functions – September 21st – Eindhoven
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/8/azure-app-services-en-azure-functions

Fixxup – September 22nd – Utrecht
http://fixxup.nl

LevelUp Mobile 2016 – September 22nd- Leusden
https://www.afas.events/portal-events/levelup2016?_anta_mlayout=Single

TechDays – October 4 and 5th – RAI Amsterdam
http://www.techdays.nl/

CodeUUR Worldrecord – October 14th
http://Codeuur.nl

.NET Developer Days – Central / East Europe – October 19-20th
http://net.developerdays.pl/

SDN Event

September 2nd we had our latest SDN Event in Zeist, with all kind of topics software development related with great speakers. For a full list of our events schedule take a look at:

http://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/2-september-2016

There is a list with all the abstracts giving you an impression of what it was all about.

We recorded a couple of our sessions (again, we are in the learning process to get our sessions recorded so we started by recording just a few to ‘test drive’)

Recordings:

Build Intelligent Bots with IoT on Azure by Fanie Reynders
https://youtu.be/WmxOSXqC7S4

[Dutch Recording] Continuous Delivery and DevOps – The Microsoft Way by Hassan Fadili
https://youtu.be/0x5c4o5ywWk

[Dutch Recording] Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery for Your Xamarin App by Gerald Versluis
https://youtu.be/4G-jvq0zTuw

HoloLens

Roy Janssen offered to show us the HoloLens to all the attendees at the SDN Event on top of an introduction session in the first session slots to give an impression what you can do with it and how to work with a HoloLens to create your own applications. Over the day everyone had the chance to try the HoloLens and personally experience what it feels like. His company can be found at his website http://semper-IT.nl.

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We hope you like watching our Dutch SDN Casts to catch up in about an hour on the topics that are hot for this week and hear the latest news and see the great demo’s on technology and software development that you can apply in your real world scenarios.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel as with enough subscribers we get the option to create an easier to remember link instead of the complex URL we are forced in today for our channel!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw

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