Week 3 SDN Cast news with Brady Gaster from Microsoft

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SDN Cast 36 is, to break a pattern, completely hosted in English. Not for no reason, but because we asked Brady Gaster to join us this week on our web cast. And, as we learned from our parents excluding someone from the discussion is ill-mannered by talking in a different language without translation we did not want to do the show half Dutch, half English and went for the English all the way option.

Already said it, we had a special guest this week, Brady Gaster in a live connection with Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Brady is working on some great tooling such as Downr, Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code, also DMC – docs.Microsoft.com is part of he daily playground, so we asked him to tell us all about it and even better to join us at one of our upcoming SDN Events.

Obviously we started with some news and events but the interesting part of this show is the part where Brady explained in a waterfall of information what they built (and deployed). We collected all the links from his presentation and added them to the list of links below.

Take some time to look at his presentation and see where you can use it in your daily job to be more productive, and think of it as a teaser or introduction of what you will see at our upcoming SDN Events later on this year!

Where can you find the 36th edition of our SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/NsISi73TdBU

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Introducing Electron to the Windows Runtime
https://slack.engineering/introducing-electron-to-the-windows-runtime-4fa789b93d90
https://www.npmjs.com/package/electron-windows-store

Announcing “UWPDesktop” NuGet Package Version 14393
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/17/announcing-uwpdesktop-nuget-package-version-14393

New Year, New Dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/01/18/new-year-new-dev-developing-idea-uwp-app

VS Code in store?
https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/15820#issuecomment-273688385

Exploring Intermediate Language (IL) with ReSharper and dotPeek
https://blog.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2017/01/19/exploring-intermediate-language-il-with-resharper-and-dotpeek/

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 for PC and Mobile
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/12/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-15007-pc-mobile

.NET Core Image Processing
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/01/19/net-core-image-processing/

Essential .NET – Essential MSBuild: A Build Engine Overview for .NET Tooling
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt791801

What Xamarin Developers Ought to Know to Start 2017
http://motzcod.es/post/155770642197/what-xamarin-developers-ought-to-know-to-start-2017

Visual Studio Shortcuts Desktop
http://wndw.ms/FkkoWL

Brady Gaster Links

http://twitter.com/bradygaster
http://docs.microsoft.com/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/

http://dotnet.github.io/docfx

http://bradygaster.com
https://github.com/bradygaster/downr

https://www.twitter.com/avodovnik
https://twitter.com/tripdubroot
https://cmatskas.com/
https://twitter.com/stuartleeks

http://aka.ms/vscodeazuretools

Events

Events this week

NDC London – January 16-20 – London, UK
http://ndc-london.com/

Events Next Week

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam
https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x9417743c7a

Fanie Reynders – iSense – January 26
https://www.isense.nl/evenementen/restfulAPI

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal
https://dotnedsaturday.nl/

Upcoming events

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein
http://CodeAndComedy.nl

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017
https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/17-maart-2017

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017
www.sdn.nl

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

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our special SDN Casts this week with Brady. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl

Week 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

Another year, another MVP Award

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The first of January I was (again) awarded  MVP, for the 12th year already. After a bit of a roundtrip I returned back on my ‘home base’ with the award category of “Office Development”. Initially I was awarded MVP “Visual Studio Tools for the Office System” (I know, what is in a name?) in 2006 and was able to hold on to that for nine years. VSTO however went on maintenance mode and the category was merged into the .NET and Office365 expertises. I work with both, a lot, but was sitting somewhat closer to the Office Team and was moved into the Office365 award category the year after.

Due to complete reorganizations within the MVP Program Group the year after moving to Office365 the category moved again! This time the category was part of an even larger group, Office Servers and Services. VSTO was really a small group of about twenty MVPs, maybe less, Office 365 was huge and Office Servers and Services was bigger than huge. Office development was somehow lost in transition and Microsoft also realized there was a gap in that area and introduced the new Office Development award category and I was happy to find out that I returned ‘home’ by receiving MVP award number twelve in the Office Development category.

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Even after so many years of Office Development, there are still exciting things going on with the Office developer platform. Office JS is getting more and more mature over time and the team is really working hard to get the interfaces in par with what was there on the Windows platform in order to be able to run all equally on all platforms such as iOS, Android but obviously also on Windows.

Let’s see what 2017 brings on Office Development, Stay tuned and thanks all for giving me the 12th MVP Award!

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

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

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

· Adriaan van Lent
· Rene Tielemans en
· Ton Soont

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

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

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

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

Cortana Devices SDK

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

Powerful Dolby Atmos Sound Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events

Events Last Week

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

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

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

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

Events this week

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

Events Next Week

No Events … Preparing for Christmas J

Upcoming events

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017
www.sdn.nl

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit
https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/techsummit/amsterdam.aspx

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle
http://build.microsoft.com

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017
www.sdn.nl

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

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6 2017
www.sdn.nl

We hope you like to watch our Dutch SDN Casts to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!
http://www.sdncast.nl

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

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

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

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

Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

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

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

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

Android N Encryption

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events

Events Last Week

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

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

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

Events this week

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

Events Next Week

No events next week

Upcoming events

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

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

SDN Event – December 9 – Zeist, NL

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

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

Build in May 2017?

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

We hope you like to watch our Dutch SDN Casts to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our channel as we can get a better URL to remember our channel if we reach the number of subscribers needed to add this and make your and our lives a bit easier! And if you haven’t heard if you are the number 100 Subscriber you get something in return! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw?sub_confirmation=1

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

Software News and Events for Week 40/41- .NET, Dynamics and HoloLens

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Last week Microsoft was in the Amsterdam RAI with their TechDays 2016. A two-day conference with lots of great sessions to learn a thing or two. Marcel Meijer, Fanie Reynders and I were there as well in the Experts Lounge to answer some questions from the community and to look at some sessions ourselves and learn. While we were around anyway, we decided that it would be a good idea to take some interviews with some of the speakers and record scenes from the venue just for entertainment purposes. You can go to http://www.sdncast.nl to watch the results of it. Keep in mind that as our audience is Dutch the recordings are also Dutch for the large part.

As we skipped the week of news and events, we covered this week the news and events for two weeks. Fanie couldn’t make it this week and he is also very busy preparing his sessions for next week at our Dutch .NET Meetup.

Where can you find the Dutch SDN Cast edition 24?
https://youtu.be/_jPmS0Bcl2M

Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss our broadcast. Usually we broadcast live every Thursday evening 20:00 GMT+2, last week however we recorded at the TechDays so, if you want to be sure you better Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to find out when our next broadcast is planned.

News of the week

Announcing #WINsiders4Good Give Month
https://insider.windows.com/Home/Give?wa=wsignin1.0

Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI
https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/10/announcing-the-preview-of-the-office-365-adoption-content-pack-in-power-bi/

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog

Data Mining the 2016 Presidential Campaign Finance Data
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/machinelearning/2016/10/10/data-mining-the-2016-presidential-campaign-finance-data/

Azure IoT Gateway SDK integrates support for Azure Functions
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-iot-gateway-sdk-integrates-support-for-azure-functions/

What’s new in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 for Universal Windows Developers
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/10/06/whats-new-in-visual-studio-15-preview-5-for-universal-windows-developers/

Code search and Exploratory Testing GA
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2016/10/10/code-search-and-exploratory-testing-ga/

Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/10/10/faster-visual-studio-15-startup/

Announcing Visual Studio “15” Preview 5
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/10/05/announcing-visual-studio-15-preview-5/

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – September 2016 build

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/09/30/just-released-windows-developer-virtual-machines-september-2016-build

.NET Framework Containers
https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/dotnet-framework/

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.1
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/10/05/announcing-uwp-community-toolkit-1-1

Angular 2.1
https://github.com/angular/angular/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/dynamics-365-first-look

Introducing the Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/commercial-suite

Events

Last week’s events

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

The TechDays sessions have been recorded for the most part and are already available on Channel9:
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Techdays-2016-The-Netherlands

Our own recordings:

SDN Cast 22 – TechDays 2016 on location Special Edition:
SDNCast 22 Thunb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya-Y9GhbUI4

SDN Cast 23 – TechDays 2016 on location Special Edition
SDNCast 23 Thumb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEubRoXHBe4

This week’s events

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

Dutch .NET Group – October 18th – Utrecht
ASP.NET Core & Xamarin: Gotta app ’em all
http://www.meetup.com/dutchdotnet/events/233731810/

We will be there in Utrecht again, Fanie is doing his session there with Gerald Versluis. We will broadcast the sessions live and try to record another SDN Cast on location. See you there!

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

Upcoming events

Windows 10 Event – New York – October 26
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/octoberevent

Xamarin Dev Days – Den Bosch – November 5
https://ti.to/xamarin/dev-days-den-bosch

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

We will provide discount codes through the SDN newsletter!

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

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

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

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

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

We are still working on our SDN Cast website; this week you could see that we had our live SDN Cast embedded on the SDN Cast main page while running our show. Check it out but it is still work in progress! http://www.sdncast.nl

Software News and Events for Week 39 – WPF/XAML UI in PowerShell

SDNCast 21

It’s the Last week of September already and our twenty first SDN Cast week filled with announcements with one of the largest IT Pro events going on this week… Ignite! Just too many announcements to sum up but we will try to get some highlights here. Next to the announcements and events we also bring you two demos this week: Building a stub framework with .NET Core and providing great WPF/XAML User Interfaces within this ‘boring’ PowerShell environment. Did you know you can actually build graphical user interfaces while scripting your stuff in PowerShell?

Where can you find the Dutch SDN Cast edition 21?
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News of the week

· TypeScript 2.0 is now available!
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2016/09/22/announcing-typescript-2-0/

· Introducing .NET Standard
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/09/26/introducing-net-standard/

· Durandal 2.2.0 Release
http://eisenbergeffect.bluespire.com/durandal-2-2-0-release/

· Team Foundation Server “15” RC 2 available
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2016/09/26/team-foundation-server-15-rc-2-available/
Team Foundation Server (TFS) 15 RC2 is available and ready for production use

· Announcing Azure Command-Line Interface (Azure CLI) 2.0 Preview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-cli-2-preview/

· Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server now GA
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-service-fabric-for-windows-server-now-ga/

· Announcing the public preview of Azure Monitor
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-of-azure-monitor/

· Microsoft Azure Stack – Preview 2

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/

· Azure Networking announcements for Ignite 2016
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-networking-announcements-for-ignite-2016/

· Announcing Azure DNS General Availability
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-dns-general-availability/

· BIO-key’s Windows Hello fingerprint accessories now available at Microsoft Stores

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/09/28/bio-keys-windows-hello-fingerprint-accessories-now-available-at-microsoft-stores

Office Addin and Web Part Announcements

 

    • OneNote Online Add-In Support (GA)
    • SharePoint Framework Client side web parts (Preview)
    • Outlook for Mac Add-in Support (Preview – October)
    • Ribbon Extensibility in Outlook Mac (Preview – October)
    • First-Run Callouts in Word/Excel/PowerPoint (GA)
    • Word API 1.1/1.2 in Office Online (GA)
    • Excel API 1.3 in Win32/Online (Preview)
    • Mailbox API 1.4 in Outlook (Preview – October)
    • In-client store improvements (GA)
    • Deep Linking Support for Add-ins (Preview)
    • Admin Deployment (Updated Preview)

Microsoft Graph Announcements

    Support for hybrid environments
    Exchange 2016, mail, calendar, contacts (Preview)
    Webhooks support

Mail, Calendar and contacts entities (GA)
Onedrive Files and Folders (Preview)
SharePoint webhooks (Preview)

Microsoft Graph APIs

Excel (GA)
Outlook – Open Type Extensions (GA)
Outlook – Mailtips and Online meeting URL (Preview)
SharePoint – List and Libraries (Preview)
SharePoint – OneDrive/File Handlers (Preview)
AAD – Administrative Units, Identity Protection, Dynamic Groups (Preview)

Client Libraries

.NET (GA)
Android (GA)
Python (Preview)
Ruby (Preview)
JavaScript (Preview)
NodeJS (Preview)

There are a lot more announcements this week coming from Ignite, but we’ll leave it here for now. I’m sure we will get back on many of the subjects over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can watch all the Ignite videos at http://myIgnite.microsoft.com/videos

Events

Last week’s events

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

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

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

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

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

Fanie and I were there, it was a great evening to meet some of the other peers and learn some new stuff!

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

This week’s events

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

Recorded sessions:
http://myIgnite.microsoft.com/videos
Next week events

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

We will be there, so if you want to talk with us come on over and have a chat!

Upcoming events

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

Dutch .NET Group – October 18th – Utrecht

ASP.NET Core & Xamarin: Gotta app ’em all

http://www.meetup.com/dutchdotnet/events/233731810/

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

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

We will provide discount codes through the SDN newsletter!

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

 

Demo time

Fanie Reynders created an easy to use stub framework to use within your .NET Core projects to quickly test your application with some dummy information. The tool is available via Nuget and called Stubbr. Following the .NET Core demo Maarten showed us what most of us can’t imagine and that is building PowerShell scripts with an actual graphic designed User Interface implementing WPF/XAML. What you’ll see is that by extending the PowerShell script with additional XAML coding you can start building your own, nothing is too crazy, windows to interact with the end user but keep the power of scripting using PowerShell.

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

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We are still working on our SDN Cast website; this week you could see that we had our live SDN Cast embedded on the SDN Cast main page while running our show. Check it out but it is still work in progress! http://www.sdn.nl

Update: The title said Week 38, but it is actually Week 39 … time flies!

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