TechDays NL 2017 – Conference Impression

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Last two days Marcel Meijier, Fanie Reynders and I, the SDN Cast team, spent our time at the Dutch TechDays 2017 in the RAI conference center in Amsterdam to talk to technology specialists and build, just like last year, an impression video of the conference.

The conference is a two day high speed, drink from the firehose, technology event with a great selection of speakers and we had a great time, learning, networking and driving the Beam Robot Camera around at the venue.

We have been shooting many videos and footage with interviews, robot cam interactions and cherry on the cake – the impression video. We collected all the videos and assembled them into a nice short impression worth watchin, even if you didn’t make it to the conference. It is fun to watch so here it is:

It is hard work to get all the videos and equipment up and running, doubled our hours in double day shifts as our work also continues leaving not much time to sleep and catching up -both work and sleep- in the weekend.

There is however nothing more satisfying than being around a great bunch of people at a conferences like this. A couple of thousand or more developers walking around at ‘the show’, good company to be with.

We hope you like it as much as we do and see you at one of the next Software Development events where or whenever we are invited again.

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Window 10 Fall Creators Update RTM: 16299.15

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Yesterday, the day of the Windows Developer Day, the Windows Insiders Blog came with a small but important update:

UPDATE 10/10: As part of final preparations for the general availability of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on Oct. 17th, we have begun releasing Build 16299.15 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. If you are in the Release Preview ring and don’t see this build offered yet – be patient as it will be rolling out over the course of the next few days to everyone in the Release Preview ring.

This, almost certain, means that we are done with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and this (version 16299.15) will be the final release version to be released next week October 17th. The Release Preview ring is considered to be the most secure ‘preview’ ring for people who want to get bits early but don’t want to take the risks of breaking things that come with other less secure build flights such as the Fast or Slow Ring.

So there you have it … Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is cooked and done if you ask me.

They also released the Windows 10 SDK at the Windows Developer Day yesterday (10/10), another sign that things are ready. The SDK usually locks down way before locking down Windows itself, because software developers need a solid base to build their Fall Creators Update versions on, still they released it yesterday. A special day with lots of Ten numbers, waiting for next week with both Ten and Seventeen in the name. But what’s in a name?

What’s New in Windows 10 for developers, version 1709

Windows Developer Day

Update:
The version seems to be 1709, not 1710 although the links contained 1710 the titles are updated to 1709.

Ever wanted to see all the new things available for you as Windows 10 developer for the Fall Creators Update (version 1709)? While Windows Developer Day is still streaming live, Microsoft published a full list of updated items for the Fall Creators Update:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-latest

Also a comprehensive list (a big! list) is published today for all new APIs in Windows 10 version 1709:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-1709-api-diff

And while you are at it … download the latest Windows 10 version 1709 (RTM) SDK:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads#_blank

So, eat your heart out … I won’t hear you again for the next couple of hours/days when you are going over all the new stuff.

SDN Cast 70 – SDN, Microsoft and Google Event News

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Due to the third SDN Event last week on Friday October 6th we were a day early with our weekly Dutch SDN Cast. Usually we broadcast on Thursday but this week we had to shift things a bit, so we broadcasted on Wednesday. As usual we pick up our foreign speakers from the airport the day before the SDN Event and bring them to their hotel to stay the night.

You can’t ask the presenters to travel large distances all on one day, can’t you? For this reason, we moved the SDN Cast a day earlier and didn’t skip the web cast because you don’t want to miss the weekly news either don’t you agree? News just goes on and on, SDN Event or not.

And news there was … a lot of it! Besides the annual hardware event by Google there was the Microsoft Mixed Reality event the day before. Would it be a coincidence? Microsoft’s event was completely focused on Mixed Reality announcements. Some sort of a special on Mixed Reality headsets, HoloLens and MR software.

Other than the already announced headsets Microsoft this event showed off the new Samsung Mixed Reality headset that will become available soon. But more important was the vision Microsoft showed us with regards to the Mixed Reality future developments. All available in the soon to be released Fall Creators Update.

With this Fall Creators Update Microsoft will also include the Windows Mixed Reality home – the Cliff House. In this virtual space you can move and design the spaces with your apps and holograms.

Another thing that was announced is that Microsoft acquired AltSpaceVR and the SteamVR catalog will soon be available from the Mixed Reality world of Windows. Currently already available for developers in Preview.

Somewhat later, the day after, Google held its annual hardware event. Many of the details already leaked as we discussed last week, but now we officially were introduced to the announcements and no need to speculate over the details. A whole slew of new devices, the new Pixel 2, Google Home, Google Buds, Google Clips and the new Chromebook to name a few.

For both events I’ve added the links in the show notes below in this article so you can go back and watch the events again.

We haven’t decided yet what day we will go live with SDN Cast 71, maybe again on Wednesday but another option is live from the TechDays event in Amsterdam. Go to www.sdncast.nl for more information on the exact date and time.

Where can you find our 70th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/9GodcvJrIt8

Our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/sdncast

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:

Meetup group .NET Oost
https://www.meetup.com/NET-Oost

https://twitter.com/dotnetoost

Azure – New Logo
https://azure.microsoft.com

Microsoft joins the Open Source Initiative
https://open.microsoft.com/2017/09/26/microsoft-joins-open-source-initiative/

TypeScript Turns 5
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2017/10/02/typescript-turns-5/

Roslyn Primer – Part I: Anatomy of a Compiler
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vbteam/2017/10/02/roslyn-primer-part-i-anatomy-of-a-compiler/

.NET Framework 4.7.1 Runtime and Compiler Features
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/09/28/net-framework-4-7-1-runtime-and-compiler-features/

The Book of the Runtime – The internals of the .NET Runtime that you won’t find in the documentation
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheBookOfTheRuntimeTheInternalsOfTheNETRuntimeThatYouWontFindInTheDocumentation.aspx

The era of Windows Mixed Reality begins October 17
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/03/the-era-of-windows-mixed-reality-begins-october-17

Google:
October 4th – Google Event
A few new things made by Google

Events

Events this Week

Microsoft Mixed Reality Event
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/03/the-era-of-windows-mixed-reality-begins-october-17

Google Pixel 2 Launch Event 2017 – Live Stream
Google Pixel 2 Launch Event 2017 – Live Stream

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

Upcoming events

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/

Azure OpenDev
https://azure.microsoft.com/nl-nl/opendev/

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 31st-November 1st
https://futuredecoded.com/

Azure IoT Community, November 2nd, Nieuwegein
http://www.azureiotcommunity.nl
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-azure-iot-community-avond-bij-winvision-37965079575

Web Summit – November 6-9 2017, Lisbon, 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/

MVP Summit 2018 – 4-7 Maart – Seattle

Global Azure Bootcamp – 21 April
https://global.azurebootcamp.net/

Techorama, 22-24 mei 2018, Antwerpen, België
https://techorama.be/

Experts Live 2018 – 19 Juni 2018
http://expertslive.nl/
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-experts-live-nederland-2018-36481046793

Ignite 2018 – 24-29 September 2018 – Orlando
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/default.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 Event: Ted Neward – Busy Architect’s Guide to DevOps

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As usual (by now) , we will put some of our SDN Event sessions online on YouTube for the next couple of Sundays.

The first session that we recorded last Friday was the session by Ted Neward, a popular presenter from the Seattle Area (USA). If you watch the presentation you’ll see why.

Go over there and watch Ted’s session if you missed the session at our event or if you’ve attended the session but want to see it again:

Where to go to see the recording:
https://youtu.be/txrNKKtM404

Abstract:

"Developer Operations", or its more commonly-known nickname, DevOps, has taken the industry by storm. Everywhere you turn, everybody wants to be doing DevOps. It’s the new black, the new normal, the thing that everybody clearly represents the next pinnacle in software development…. Except not everybody agrees on what it is, how to do it, or what benefits it will even provide you. In this presentation, we’ll deconstruct the whole "DevOps" movement, talk about what it really represents, how to get started with it, and perhaps most importantly of all, talk about what is realistic to expect out of it once you have actually managed to "DevOps All The Things!" within your company.

Don’t forget to subscribe on our channel so you won’t miss the following sessions that we recorded:
https://www.sdncast.nl/subscribe

SDN Cast 69 – Ignite, free Azure and Meetups!

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Ignite was this week the major event for Microsoft, next to Build probably the biggest Microsoft event of the year. Lots of news around Office 365 (or should we say Microsoft 365 these days), Azure but as always lot to do around the Enterprise solutions such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and so forth, and so forth …

A peculiar group walked up the stage this time. A group of Quantum Computing specialists sat on stage in a cozy setting having fun with all sorts of Quantum Computing jokes, but the audience was not very responsive to it. If you ask me (and if you read the reviews from the media we weren’t the only ones) a bit too heavy subject to discuss for a fairly ‘normal’ audience that attends Ignite. Absolutely a mind-blowing topic but you might wonder if Ignite is the right setting for this.

Satya Nadella released his book Hit Refresh Nadella to tell you all about how he became CEO for Microsoft and pressed the Refresh button, but also explained why he thought it was needed to do this. Satya gave his book to all of his Microsoft employees to read with a customized cover (Our Quest … instead of The Quest). Well worth the effort reading the book, especially to find out how his personal live influenced his many choices in the process.

The 69th edition of our Dutch weekly SDN Cast was partially on location this week, switching between Meetup location Nieuwegein and our home studios.

Our host Fanie was guest tonight at the 4DotNet Event:

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

He talked with Gerald Versluis who presented his session “Xamarin Mobile DevOps: setting up an automated pipeline for your apps” at the event and afterwards had a signing session to sign his new book Xamarin Continuous Integration and Delivery for the attendees of the event.

Where can you find our 69th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?
https://youtu.be/RGl5mVnHj6U

Our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/sdncast

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:

Hit Refresh
https://maartenvanstam.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/hit-refresh-arrived-on-my-kindle-today-update/

Employee edition
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKrtv0bVwAA5L8m.jpg

Office 2019 Perpetual release
https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/26/the-next-perpetual-release-of-office/

Check out all the Microsoft 365 news shared at Ignite
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/25/check-out-all-the-microsoft-365-news-shared-at-ignite

Azure – Ignite
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/?v=17.39a
https://buildazure.com/2017/10/02/azure-weekly-oct-2-2017-ignite-2017-wrapup-summary-edition/

Ignite 2015
https://ppm4all.com/2015/07/15/most-valuable-professional-mvp-award-2015-renewed/

Ignite 2017
https://twitter.com/hashtag/mvpbuzz
https://www.techtask.com/microsoft-ignite-2017-news-annoucements-day-1
https://www.techtask.com/microsoft-ignite-2017-news-annoucements-day-2

Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 F1 (Firstline)
Microsoft 365 for Education
Microsoft 365 for NonProfits
Microsoft 365 powered devices HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 for PC (Skip Ahead)
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/27/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17004-pc-skip-ahead

Events

Events this Week

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

Upcoming events

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 31st-November 1st
https://futuredecoded.com/

Azure IoT Community, November 2nd, Nieuwegein
http://www.azureiotcommunity.nl
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-azure-iot-community-avond-bij-winvision-37965079575

Web Summit – November 6-9 2017, Lisbon, 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!

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 for PC (Skip Ahead)

RS4 Windows 10 Insider Preview 17004.1000

Finally another build for Redstone 4, aka Windows 10 vNext, –following Fall Creators Update to be released in about two weeks from now- aka Skip Ahead, gets an update. For the first time the build number shifted from 16… to 17… something happening with each shift to a new version. The first Creators Update was numbered 15….

The blogpost mentions the watermark, bottom right, was removed, but my build contains the renewed “rs_prerelease” watermark:

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Not much new in this release again, but there are some notable features if you look carefully. The Fluent UI slowly emerges into the UI, subtle lighting in the start menu can be noticed:

RS4 Start Menu

For the most part there are the issues fixed for Redstone 3, Fall Creators Update, that will be incorporated from the other flight into the Redstone 4 flight. So don’t expect too much from the update … yet.

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