Week 9 – SDN Cast News, looking for the answer with André Obelink

SDNCast 42

With the twentieth anniversary of Visual Studio and the forty-second broadcast of our Dutch SDN Cast we speak with André Obelink on the subject of VB (Visual Basic) and the future of it. Forty-two is also the answer to life, the universe and all according to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Enough reasons to check out the recording on YouTube for this week.

André Obelink is Microsoft MVP and author of six books, five covering Visual Basic and the sixth written with co-author Sander Gerz on C#.

You can find André Obelink at several places such as
Twitter: @obelink
Website: http://www.obelink.com/

A returning question by many developers is will Visual Basic be around in the near future and if so where will it be positioned by Microsoft. A valid question, as it often appears that also with Microsoft Visual Basic seems to be the ‘forgotten’ language. APIs, sample code and documentation is released for C# at first and following a bit later the VB submission (sometimes we are still waiting for VB equivalents to arrive). We discuss all of this in depth, so if you are Dutch speaking look at this week’s Dutch SDN Cast.

Next to Visual Basic several other subjects get by, from the light-hearted topics such as Xbox Gaming to the very extensive exercise to write books and again – is there a future in book writing.

All in all enough topics making it well worth to jump to YouTube and watch the recording of the 42nd Dutch SDN Cast if you haven’t already watched it live last week.

Where can you find SDN Cast 42?
https://youtu.be/M8818TDd1ys

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

Azure Command Line 2.0 now generally available
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-of-vm-storage-and-network-azure-cli-2-0/

TFS 2017 Management Pack
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/02/27/tfs-2017-management-pack/

Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54791

Announcing the Xbox Live Creators Program
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/03/01/announcing-xbox-live-creators-program

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042 Released
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/28/windows-10-sdk-preview-build-15042-released

Getting Started with a Mixed Reality Platformer Using Microsoft HoloLens
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/27/getting-started-mixed-reality-platformer-using-microsoft-hololens
Node v7.7.1 (Current)
Node.js 7.7.0 contains a bug that will prevent all native modules from building, this patch should fix the issue.

https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v7.7.1/

To relax a bit … Nintendo Switch
http://www.intertoys.nl/games/nintendo-switch/nintendo-switch-met-blauwe-en-rode-joy-con-controllers

Events

Events This Week

Game Developers Conference – February 27 – March 3rd – San Francisco
http://www.gdconf.com/

Events Next Week

Visual Studio 2017 Launch, March 7-8 – Online
https://launch.visualstudio.com/

Visual Studio 2017 Local Events, March 7 – April 30th

https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-events/

XABLU
https://www.xablu.com/event/visual-studio-2017-launch/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-studio-2017-launch-party-amsterdam-tickets-32184912941
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-studio-2017-launch-party-eindhoven-tickets-32184874827
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-studio-2017-launch-party-hengelo-tickets-32184379345

Delta-N
https://www.delta-n.nl/visual-studio-2017-launch-event

Info Support
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-studio-2017-launch-party-tickets-32321070191

Upcoming events

REST-full APIs with ASP.NET Core – March 14, 2017 – Gouda
https://www.isense.nl/evenementen/restfulAPI

AKKA.NET & Docker Deployments – March 16, 2017 – Eindhoven
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/15/akkanet-docker-deployments

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!

Serverless Compute, March 23, 2017 – Quintor, Amersfoort
http://www.dotned.nl/dotned-bijeenkomst/23-maart-serverless-compute-bij-quintor/?id=123

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/

WWDC 2017 – June 5-9, 2017 – San José
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=02152017a

DevSum 17 – June 8-9, 2017 – Stockholm
http://www.devsum.se/

Microsoft Data Insights Summit – June 12-13, 2017 – Seattle
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/datainsightssummit

NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
http://ndcoslo.com

E3 – June 13-1, 2017 – Los Angeles Convention Center
https://www.e3expo.com/show-info/2895/about-e3/

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 7 SDN Cast News and Party Time!

SDNCast 40

It’s party time! There was even more than one party, a lot to celebrate this week! Obviously, starting with our own fortieth SDN Cast and that’s a number worth mentioning.

But there is more. In 1997, twenty years ago now, Visual Studio was released and this week there was announced that the upcoming version “Visual Studio 2017” will be released starting March 7th in an online event by Microsoft and local events will be organized at various locations around the world between March 7 and April 30th. Look for it in the links below to see if there are any events in your area to go to. We will obviously spend some attention as well on our next SDN Event – March 17, with some sessions in this area.

And we’re not there yet, five years after the first release of Visual Studio Microsoft changed direction by releasing Visual Studio .NET and as the name reveals, birth of .NET. The new way of programming with the new .NET framework. Until that time everyone was working with MFC -Microsoft Foundation Classes- libraries or other technologies. There was a big change in the way we were going to develop and brought many new features, think of the Roslyn language services. This allowed all sorts of new benefits where we haven’t seen the end of it.

A lot of attention for the past, but there is a lot of interesting new stuff to come in the near future. We are looking forward to the release of Visual Studio 2017.

Where can you find SDN Cast 40?
https://youtu.be/zL3CIJTK2sk

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

Visual Studio 2017 is coming on March 7
https://launch.visualstudio.com/
https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-events/

TFS 2017 Update 1 RC2
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/02/13/tfs-2017-update-1-rc2/

Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/02/09/visual-studio-2017-launch-event-and-20th-anniversary/

E3 Now open to public, anyone can register 
https://www.e3expo.com/show-info/3197/access-has-been-granted/

Microsoft shares open source system for training drones, other gadgets to move safely on their own

https://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/02/15/microsoft-shares-open-source-system-training-drones-gadgets-move-safely

Microsoft cloud services will be compliant with new General Data Protection Regulation for EU when it takes effect in 2018

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2017/02/15/get-gdpr-compliant-with-the-microsoft-cloud

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.3

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/02/10/announcing-uwp-community-toolkit-1-3

Rider Early Access Program
https://www.jetbrains.com/rider/download/

Building Single Page Applications on ASP.NET Core with JavaScriptServices
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2017/02/14/building-single-page-applications-on-asp-net-core-with-javascriptservices/

Welcoming Jon Galloway as the new Executive Director of the .NET Foundation
https://dotnetfoundation.org/blog/welcoming-jon-galloway-as-the-new-executive-director-of-the-net-foundation

Happy 15th Birthday .NET!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/02/13/happy-15th-birthday-net/

Events

Upcoming events

Visual Studio 2017 Launch, March 7-8 – Online
https://launch.visualstudio.com/

Visual Studio 2017 Local Events, March 7 – April 30th
https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-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 4 SDN Cast News with Pieter Fouché on ARM

SDNCast 37

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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