SDN Cast 63 – New SDN magazine and .NET Standard 2.0

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Theme of the week in our Dutch SDN Cast was .NET and .NET Standard. .NET Standard 2.0 was released this week, you could already read about it in my ‘special’ post earlier this week. There was a whole set of releases: .NET Standard 2.0, .NET Core 2.0, Entity Framework Core 2.0, Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 and more …

We discussed not only the new releases but also other news like adding VB to the .NET Core CLI, new Apple betas, Xbox Live Creators Program and more. Despite the holidays low season, a lot of news to talk about!

Also, this week the release of our new Dutch SDN Magazine, ready for download. The download links are in the show notes below. Dutchies, go ahead and download it today!

Where can you find our 63th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?https://youtu.be/KNFnlgRkjzA

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:

Announcing .NET Core 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-net-core-2-0/

Announcing .NET Standard 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-net-standard-2-0/

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-entity-framework-core-2-0

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/08/14/visual-studio-2017-version-15-3-released/

Accessibility improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/08/14/accessibility-improvements-in-visual-studio-2017-version-15-3/

F# and .NET Core Roadmap Update
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/f-and-net-core-roadmap-update/

New for Visual Basic: .NET Standard Class Libraries and the dotnet CLI!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vbteam/2017/08/14/new-for-visual-basic-net-standard-class-libraries-and-the-dotnet-cli

Xbox Live Creators Program Is Now Live!https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/08/10/xbox-live-creators-program-now-live

New Apple Beta (6) Downloads Now Available
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=08142017a

Over 500 extensions in the VSTS/TFS marketplace
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/08/16/over-500-extensions-in-the-vststfs-marketplace/

Dutch SDN Magazine 132
https://www.sdn.nl/MAGAZINE/ID/1292/SDN-Magazine-132
http://www.sdn.nl/portals/1/magazine/SDN_Magazine_132.pdf

Events

Upcoming events

Agile 2017 – August 7-11 2017, Orlando FL
ttps://www.agilealliance.org/agile2017/

MvvmCross .NET Summer Hackfest, August 21-September 2, Amsterdam Closing Event
https://www.mvvmcross.com/hackfest

Google Developer Days Europe – September 5-6, Krakow, Poland
https://developers.google.com/events/gdd-europe/

Wazug – September 7 2017, Hilversum
https://www.wazug.nl/Event/Details/2059

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MixUG – End-user Event
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-mixug-eindgebruikers-evenement-34890983872

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

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/

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

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

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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.NET Core 2.0 Released!

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Usually I share the news of the week after our weekly Dutch SDN Cast but I really didn’t want to wait for this as it is just great news that you should hear immediately (if you haven’t already heard from in the social web).

Well, let’s have it:

Announcing .NET Core 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-net-core-2-0/

Announcing .NET Standard 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-net-standard-2-0/

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.0
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/14/announcing-entity-framework-core-2-0

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/08/14/visual-studio-2017-version-15-3-released/

A whole lot of releases, all more or less related to each other but still, great news!

With .NET Core you get:

  • Fasted version of .NET
  • More (a lot more!) APIs
  • More project templates
  • More distros
  • Simplified packaging
  • New and improved Visual Studio tooling
  • Visual Studio for Mac support

It is way too much to put in one blog post so start with watching the video by Scott Hunter and his team:

Have fun and enjoy the new bits!

SDN Cast 62 – Release flavors

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In our Dutch SDN Cast 62 we discuss several releases of frameworks and tools. But things tend to get confusing these days. We see RTM, Release to Manufacturer or is it Release to Market. Candidates for Release with RCs – Release Candidates, Early Access, (General) Availability, Beta or Final. And then there are the Insider Programs with their release flight rings. The Xbox release flights are called Preview Alpha, Preview Beta, Preview Delta and Preview Omega …

Does it get weirder than this? We’ll see … at least there is something released.

Where can you find our 62th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/dcnzI2BxmTE

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:

Rider 2017.1 – JetBrains .NET IDE hits RTM
https://blog.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2017/08/03/rider-2017-1-jetbrains-net-ide-hits-rtm/

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/08/02/sql-server-2017-release-candidate-2-rc2-is-now-available/

Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/07/welcome-to-the-net-framework-4-7-1-early-access

Small Basic 1.3 available now!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/2017/08/07/small-basic-1-3-available-now
http://smallbasic.com/about.aspx

Creating Materials and Lights in the Visual Layer
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/08/04/creating-materials-lights-visual-layer

Xcode 9 beta 5
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=07102017a

.NET Standard 2.0 is final
https://github.com/dotnet/announcements/issues/24
https://github.com/dotnet/standard/blob/master/docs/versions/netstandard2.0.md

Xbox Insider Program
https://news.xbox.com/2017/08/09/fans-can-join-xbox-insider-program

Nuget Fall 2017 Roadmap
https://blog.nuget.org/20170809/NuGet-Fall-2017-Roadmap.html

Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/09/web-apps-aspnetcore-architecture-guidance/

Events

Upcoming events

Agile 2017 – August 7-11 2017, Orlando FL
https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2017/

MvvmCross .NET Summer Hackfest, August 21-September 2, Amsterdam Closing Event
https://www.mvvmcross.com/hackfest

Google Developer Days Europe – September 5-6, Krakow, Poland
https://developers.google.com/events/gdd-europe/

Wazug – September 7 2017, Hilversum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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

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 some time 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!

SDN Event – Brady Gaster – Developing for Azure on a Mac

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In our series of SDN Event session recordings we published last Sunday our fourth recording from our 23rd of June SDN Event. This recording is the second session by Brady Gaster: “Developing for Azure on a Mac”

Abstract

With the introduction of .NET Core, many developers who have previously been married to Windows to do their .NET development are now investigating other platforms. By the same token, many developers familiar to the Mac who have been unable to use .NET are now interested in trying it out but aren’t sure what tools they’ll need. This session will target both audiences and take an intermediate-level tour of how to get started developing .NET applications on a Mac using Visual Studio Code and a series of command-line utilities and extensions. We’ll also investigate how the Azure Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code can be useful when paired with the Azure Portal’s in-browser tools to make developing your Web, Mobile, and RESTful APIs on Azure easy, and how Azure Containers and Docker can bring true portability and flexibility to your DevOps story.

Brady takes you by the hand and shows you the tools you need to develop .NET Core and Azure solutions using a Mac. Using Visual Studio Code and the Azure Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code he goes through his ‘hands-on’ session packed with demos and only a few slides. A joy to watch!

SDN Event – Brady Gaster – Developing for Azure on a Mac

Recordings previously released from the 23rd of June SDN Event.

If you missed the previous recording that we published the last couple of weeks you can still dive in and watch the sessions here online. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe:

SDN Event – Richard Campbell – Saving The World One App at a Time

SDN Event – Brady Gaster – Getting Started building Visual Studio Code Extensions

SDN Event – Richard Campbell – Keynote: The Development Platform Landscape in 2017

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