SDN Cast 67 – Apple Event and Windows Insider Previews

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Another promising week with lots of information to share. A few Windows Insider Previews – for both Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) and Redstone 4 (vNext) but also the big Apple Event of the year where they announce all their new hardware stuff. This year Apple Watch 3, Apple TV, iPhone 8 and iPhone X saw the light and we discussed it all in our Dutch SDN Cast this week. Was it all new they presented? Is it all innovation?

Outside this big event we also talk about the news items of the week. The announcement of the new Windows Developer Day in London, transferring NuGet services to Microsoft, Team guest access, translating VS Code and much, much more (the links from the show are below).

So, if you understand Dutch, watch the recording of our 67th SDN Cast from this week!

Where can you find our 67th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/VuyYYPb22ac

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:

Windows Developer Day Returns!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/14/windows-developer-day-returns

Transfer ownership of the NuGet.org service to Microsoft
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/transfer-ownership-of-the-nuget-org-service-to-microsoft/

Fall event: Microsoft Future Decoded
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/fall-event-microsoft-future-decoded/

Microsoft Teams Guest Access
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/microsoft-teams-guest-access/

Windows Template Studio 1.3 Released!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/12/windows-template-studio-1-3-released

Apple Event
Apple Watch 3 with Cellular (but not in NL)
Apple TV 4K
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
www.apple.com

Get Your Apps Ready for iOS 11!
https://blog.xamarin.com/get-apps-ready-ios-11/

Announcing Orleans 2.0 Tech Preview 3
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/orleans/2017/09/13/announcing-orleans-2-0-tech-preview-3/

Debug live apps in Azure with the Snappoints and Logpoints preview
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/09/13/debug-live-apps-in-azure-with-the-snappoints-and-logpoints-preview/

Windows Template Studio 1.3 Released!
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/12/windows-template-studio-1-3-released/

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16288 for PC & Build 15250 for Mobile
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/12/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16288-pc-build-15250-mobile

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16362 for PC (Skip Ahead)
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16362-pc-skip-ahead

Translate VS Code
https://www.transifex.com/microsoft-oss/vscode-editor/

Events

Events this Week

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

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

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

Upcoming events

DevIntersection Europe, September 18-20 – Stockholm
https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!

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

Pluralsight Live, Salt Lake City, USA, 19-21 September
https://www.pluralsight.com/event-details/2017/live-2017

Building high performance web applications with Preact – 21 September – .NET Zuid – Rotterdam
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/20/building-high-performance-web-applications-with-preact

Microsoft Envision – September 25-27 – Orlando
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/envision/default.aspx

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

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

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

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

OpenHack Amsterdam, October 9-11, Amsterdam
https://aka.ms/openhackamsinvite
Register:
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2564678abcd

Windows Developer Day – October 10, London, UK
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/09/14/windows-developer-day-returns

TechDays October 12-13, 2017 RAI Amsterdam 
http://www.techdays.nl/
https://techdays.msnlevents.net/content/eventselection.aspx?eventid=26152

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2017, October 21, Brussels BE
http://www.spsevents.org/city/brussels/brussels2017

SharePoint Unite – October 24-26, 2017, Haarlem
https://sharepointunite.com/

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas
https://www.devintersection.com/#!/

Firebase Dev Summit – Amsterdam – October 31st
https://firebase.google.com/dev-summit-17/

Microsoft Future Decoded – London, UK – October 31-November 1
https://futuredecoded.com/

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

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

MixUG – Eindgebruikers Evenement – November 29 – Gouda
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-mixug-eindgebruikers-evenement-34890983872

NgEurope, February 1-2, 2018 , Paris – France
https://ngeurope.org/

As usual we are always looking for presenters for our own events and Meetup’s so if you want to share something about hot technologies or just about something you implemented at work or in an App that could be interesting to our audience let us know so we can schedule you for one or our next SDN events or Dutch .NET Group Meetups.

This off course also goes for if you want to write a great article for us to publish in our SDN Magazines or at our SDN Website. The downside of publishing a magazine article is that there can be sometime between writing the article and publishing the magazine. So, if it is time critical sometimes the best option is to publish it on the www.sdn.nl website to get more speedy attention to the article.

As you see, options enough to address your audience with top notch information. You can even, if you like, be our guest in our SDN Cast shows to discuss the projects you are working on or other topics you master. We will instruct you how to connect with us and what it is you need to join the show.

Hopefully we will see you at our weekly web cast, for the schedule go to www.sdncast.nl for next week’s announcement to find out the day and time of our next broadcast or go to www.sdncast.nl/youtube to watch old episodes and videos that we recorded at our events. Don’t forget to subscribe our YouTube channel www.sdncast.nl/subscribe or go directly to YouTube not to miss any of our shows!

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SDN Cast 66 – XlPublish with Mr. Moffat and Mr. Hoppe

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Today we had our 66th SDN Cast, our 100th published video. Today with Mr. Moffat and Mr. Hoppe showing their new Excel tool XlPublish an Add-In for Microsoft Excel to better integrate Excel data and Microsoft’s Power BI’s Dashboarding product and make it available to every Excel user everywhere.

Usually the SDN Cast in Dutch but today the webcast is in English as Dick Moffat is from the other half of the globe from Canada. My connection was a bit crappy this time, probably my family was busy streaming Netflix eating all the bandwidth instead of watching daddy in his webcast Confused smile.

XlPublish is a very interesting product, making your work as Power BI person a lot easier if you have your data in Excel or even in external data that you can expose through Excel!

Where can you find our 66th episode of our SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/KE6bhvdLLnI

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 TypeScript 2.5
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2017/08/31/announcing-typescript-2-5/

Events

Events this Week

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

Upcoming Events

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

DevIntersection Europe, September 18-20 – Stockholm
https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!

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

Building high performance web applications with Preact – September 21th- .NET Zuid – Rotterdam
http://www.dotnetzuid.nl/Meeting/20/building-high-performance-web-applications-with-preact

Microsoft Envision – September 25-27 – Orlando
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/envision/default.aspx

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

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

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

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

SDN Event 3 – 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/

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas
https://www.devintersection.com/#!/

Firebase Dev Summit – Amsterdam – October 31
https://firebase.google.com/dev-summit-17/

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!

SDN Cast 65 – Alexa and Cortana Integration

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Amazon and Microsoft announce to continue to work together and added integration between Alexa, Amazons smart IA interface, to communicate with Cortana, Microsoft’s smart girl – the other IA Interface in both directions.

It should be possible soon to open Cortana’s interface from Alexa and ask Cortana when your next meeting is scheduled, or to reschedule your appointment if you can’t make it and you want to move the appointment to another time or place.

The other way around you could open Alexa’s from Cortana to order some stuff on Amazon. Both domains are really extending each other and with that extending their scope of applications. It would allow you to create your own Cortana Skill using Cortana Skills Kit or develop Alexa skills with the Alexa Skills Kit to connect your own platform to both smart bots.

Some other news items we discussed this week was about the sneak preview of the upcoming release of XLPublish and the next version of UWP Community Toolkit. We want to try to get Dick Moffat on the show again so he can give us a demo of their new product.

Where can you find our 65th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/nuoigZhnRKI

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:

The UWP Community Toolkit v2.0
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/08/30/uwp-community-toolkit-v2-0
https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/

XLPublish
https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/xlpublish-is-almost-here/

TFS 2018 RC1 is available
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/08/30/tfs-2018-rc1-is-available/

VSTS Update – Aug 28
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/08/29/vsts-update-aug-28/

Hey Cortana, open Alexa: Microsoft and Amazon’s first-of-its-kind collaboration
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/08/30/hey-cortana-open-alexa-microsoft-amazons-first-kind-collaboration/

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4 Preview
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/08/25/visual-studio-2017-version-15-4-preview/
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/08/25/uwp-net-standard-2-0-preview/

Events

Events this Week

MvvmCross .NET Summer Hackfest, August 21st to September 2nd, 2017
https://www.mvvmcross.com/hackfest/

IFA 2017, Berlin, Germany
http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/en/IFA/IFAKeynotesConventions/IFAKeynotes/Microsoft/index-2.html

Upcoming events

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

DevIntersection Europe, September 18-20 – Stockholm
https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!

.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

4DotNet Events – Xamarin Event – 28 September, Nieuwegein
https://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/

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas
https://www.devintersection.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 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!

SDN Cast 64 – Live at 8 with C# 8 and Android 8

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Lucky 8, this week is themed number 8 … We are broadcasting the Dutch SDN Cast 8 squared = 64, Mads Torgersen was interviewed by Seth Juarez on C# 8 discussing features like Nullable Reference Types, Async Streams, Default Interface Implementations and Extension Everything. C# 8 is still in the planning phase but as with previous releases Mads shares the things the C# team are thinking about to put in the next release. Features obviously may be dropped or can be changed for the final release but the recording shares a lot of new stuff with the public already.

Also, Android 8 aka Android Oreo was released this week. Another 8 for us to consume. The Dutch Android site is still on Android Nougat but setting the locale to United States changes the site to Oreo.

Another big thing this week is Gamescom, where Microsoft opened the pre-order for Xbox X aka Xbox Project Scorpio. With this Xbox is opened for any games developer. Xbox used to be closed for development unless you were one of the certified game developers. This restriction is now lifted and only thing you need is a Dev Center account that you can purchase for $20 one-time fee.

Another demo this week, this time Skype integration on your website with two lines of code. How to easily put Skype interaction on your site, to living persons or even bots.

Where can you find our 64th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/5FkP9AuuZmY

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:

A Preview of C# 8 with Mads Torgersen
https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Seth-Juarez/A-Preview-of-C-8-with-Mads-Torgersen

· [05:37] – Nullable reference types

· [16:30] – Async Streams

· [26:13] – Default Interface Implementations

· [32:11] – Extension Everything

Angular v4 TypeScript Snippets
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=johnpapa.Angular2

Git vulnerability with submodules
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2017/08/15/git-vulnerability-with-submodules

Android 8.0 Oreo
https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/

Apple: New Beta Downloads Now Available, Beta 7
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=08212017a

CodeRush 17.1.7 Released
https://community.devexpress.com/blogs/markmiller/archive/2017/08/22/coderush-17-1-7-released.aspx

Rider 2017.1.1 is released
https://blog.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2017/08/22/rider-2017-1-1-released

Taking feedback
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/08/18/taking-feedback/

Events

Events this Week

Gamescom
http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/gamescom/index-9.php
https://mixer.com/Xbox

https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/store/d/1-tb-xbox-one-x-console-project-scorpio-editie/8zjh508rnql0/xk0g

MvvmCross .NET Summer Hackfest, August 21st to September 2nd, 2017
https://www.mvvmcross.com/hackfest/

Upcoming events

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

DevIntersection Europe, September 18-20 – Stockholm
https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!

.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

4DotNet Events – Xamarin Event – 28 september, Nieuwegein
https://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/

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas
https://www.devintersection.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!

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!

Yes! 100 SDN Cast Subscribers

SDNCast 100 Subs

After fifteen months of hard work, creating a weekly live webcast called SDN Cast Marcel Meijer (@marcelmeijer), Fanie Reynders (@faniereynders) and I (@aafvstam) we reached the milestone of 100 subscribers of our YouTube channel. That may sound as a low number and sure, compared to some popular YouTube celebs this is, but our webcast is a bit of a niche product.

First, our webcast in general is Dutch except if we have guests in the show not speaking Dutch. In that case we obviously switch to English. Most webcasts are however in Dutch.

Second, the subject of Software Development is not the most popular subject on the interwebs for ‘normal’ human beings outside our little group of developers. And because we target the even smaller group of -Dutch- developers the number of potential subscribers is even lower.

Third, the number of Developers watching YouTube webcasts (especially live) is even lower.

We discuss news and events of the week and try to push in some demos or guests. Sometimes we do specials on location, we always try to be live on Thursdays 8 PM UTC+1.

So why are we doing this?

Well, first of all … it is fun to do!

Second, it keeps you focused. We are forced to monitor what is going on in the market and keep ourselves up to date. Everyone knows the feeling that you have to catch a deadline to do something, and just because the deadline is there you are forced to get your behind out of your lazy chair and get something done (in this case, we need to get into the chair to do some real computer stuff).

Third, we try to get in touch with authors, presenters or other potential guests to show us what they have an can do to writer articles, do presentations at our events or simply share thoughts in our webcasts.

Anyway, I’d like to thank all 100 subscribers to our YouTube Channel for your trust and let’s work on the next 100 subscribers! If you want to share your comments please do so, let us know what we can do better or if you want to join us in our show as a guest: Ping us, leave a Tweet or Google us, I’m sure you can find us.

Subscribe

If you haven’t done so already: http://www.sdncast.nl/subscribe !

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!

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