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!

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 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

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

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