Here are 34 shows, episodes and posts from last week here on Channel 9…

Monthly Meetup February 2016 – Topic 2: Nothing Sounds Quite Like An (ng)808

abstract:: Do you like JavaScript? How about music? No? Ok, you should leave now.

For the rest of you hi, thanks for sticking around! I’ve built a fun little sequenced drum machine using Angular 2, TypeScript, and an audio/sequencing library developed at Splice called Shabu-shabu.

In this talk, I’ll show you how it works, and point out some of the cool new features of Angular 2 which has just officially gone beta. I’ll also show you how TypeScript can make JavaScript even more fun (and safe) for everyone. …

Server Trends: Virtualization Trends and Rationalizing On-Premise vs. Hybrid vs. Cloud Server Solutions

Join Microsoft’s Eric Mills, US OEM Windows Server Marketing Manager and Sandeep Mitra, Director of WW OEM Windows Server Product Management for a discussion on server trends in the marketplace. They will talk through: on premise vs. hybrid vs. cloud server options, product selection based on virtualization needs and how to take advantage of the trend towards virtualization from a business and operations perspective.

Electroknit! Pixel to Textile – Programming a Knitting Machine with JS by Mariko Kosaka

Electroknit is a craft project to convert graphics into knitted patterns for an electric knitting machine. What does it take to turn a digital image into a physical object like a knitted sweater? The answer is series of image processing operations. As web engineer, we take it for granted displays an image because it is a “digital photo.” Let’s look at what “a Pixel” is & how you can manipulate for fun with Canvas API & JavaScript.

[01:00] Knitting is like coding …

Travis Won’t Accept My Packages – Testing Hardware with Suz Hinton

In this talk, Suz Hinton discusses the process of automated testing for hardware. From continuous integration testing using Travis CI, setting up webhooks in Github and leveraging a Raspberry PI as a dedicated server, she highlights some of the processes and some of the issues she came across for automated hardware testing. …

Your Employer Owns Your Job, but YOU Own Your Career: Why Mobile Dev Matters

Have you ever built and published a mobile app? Maybe you’ve tried and abandoned the idea because you didn’t make any money. Maybe you gave up before even trying because it’s a saturated market and making money is hard. Forget the app money, mobile development can be your path to a better career, and yes, that will bring you more money too. …

Azure Scheduler 101 – Q4 2015 Update

Kevin Lam joins Scott to give an update and overview of the Azure Scheduler. Azure Scheduler lets you create jobs in the cloud that reliably invoke services inside and outside of Azure—such as calling HTTP/S endpoints or posting messages to Azure Storage queues. You can choose to run jobs right away, on a recurring schedule, or at some point in the future.

Demo of the day: Getting Cortana to obey. By your command.

This is the next episode of Demo of the Day. Jerry Nixon (@jerrynixon), author of Template 10 (http://aka.ms/template10), Developer’s Guide to Windows 10, XAML for Windows 10 and dozens of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Universal apps and XAML techniques, Skypes with Dwight Goins, Microsoft Emerging Experience MVP (Most Valued Professional) who loves to show off the terrific differentiators of Windows 10.

In today’s demo call, Dwight shows Jerry how to leverage IoT and Cortana through a background Windows UWP app. …

ASP.NET Core Authentication with Pranav Rastogi

I took some time from Pranav’s busy time so he could help me get acquainted with some of the new authentication/authorization bits inside of ASP.NET Core. Even though we shot this video a couple of months ago the content is absolutely still relevant and helped get me prepared for the more complex authorization concepts that Barry introduces in a later video. Enjoy!

Microsoft improves its SAP disaster recovery capabilities by upgrading to SQL Server 2014

Microsoft has run its mission-critical SAP environment for nearly 20 years, and continually pushes to improve performance, efficiencies, scale, and business productivity. In moving to SQL Server 2014, Microsoft IT delivered a straightforward and fast upgrade experience, increased high availability to internal customers, and dramatically improved disaster recovery scenarios. …

Azure AD and Identity Show: Identity Protection Preview

The identities of your users are under the constant risk of attack but it can be hard to keep track of potential threats with such a rapidly evolving world. In this episode of the Azure AD and Identity show, Simon May, talks to Alex Weinert from the Identity team about Azure AD Identity Protection. This new capability identifies potential threats on the fly (such as leaked credentials, connections from unknown or anonomized networks, brute force attacks and more) and “scores” your users risk level before granting access. If the risk is too high for your organization, you can prompt for additional authentication factors or block the access….

The Maker Show: Episode 4 – Building and Printing a 3D Model to Fit a Real Component

Often times, when you are designing a 3D part to print, you’ll need it to marry up to an existing part or assembly. Perhaps you need a motor to be mounted on the part, or perhaps the part is going to integrate with a home power outlet cover. This is such a common case, that I wanted to take an episode to discuss how I’ve found to get this done quite elegantly. …

How to Build and Deploy Applications using Docker and Microsoft Azure

Led by Doris Chen, we focus on how to build and deploy applications using Docker and Azure, Microsoft’s flexible open source friendly cloud platform. We discuss scaling out over the Docket CI infrastructure on Azure for Windows testing and demonstrate clusters on Azure.

VS Team Services Extension – Print Cards v2

Anthony Borton provides an overview of the Print Cards v2 extension, and walks through how you can use it. V2 includes QR codes.The extension was created by Gordon Beeming and Robert MacLean. …

Episode 408: Kevin Griffin on Improving ASP.NET Performance

Kevin Griffin describes a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your ASP.NET application.

It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest

I had the pleasure of attending Drexel University’s Philly Codefest this weekend for the second year in a row. Students and professionals had 36 hours to create a project of their choice, then showcase it to a panel of judges.

TechNet on Tour | Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise mobility management is complex. Users want access to on-premises and SaaS applications via multiple devices and operating systems, which can create significant security and management challenges.

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Control the uncontrolled. Join us for a free, one-day training event where you’ll learn how to enable user productivity across devices and platforms, while maintaining device management and data protection. ..

Interview with Sonja Madsen, Sharepoint MVP

GALs is a show about the women who work in Tech (at Microsoft or outside) from three ladies that currently work on the Channel 9 team. Golnaz Alibeigi, Soumow Atitallah, and Kaitlin McKinnon have started a new series featuring women in Tech who work in development, management, marketing and research who have interesting stories to share about their success in the industry and ideas on how to grow diversity in IT. …

Template 10 for Windows 10 Apps

In this episode, Robert is joined by Jerry Nixon, who shows us Template 10, a set of Visual Studio project templates for Windows 10 apps. Template 10 provides a number of controls (eg Hamburger), services (eg Navigation), converters (eg StringFormat and ValueWhen), MVVM classes and more. Why write your own when you can use the ones Template 10 provides? If you are writing Windows 10 apps, you should look at using Template 10, or at least look at the code and …

67 – Talking Too Long

What was the name picked by the chat room last week? We didn’t have one? Ohhhh, we talked too long. Now, the title makes sense.

What’s this episodes topic? We still don’t know until the show starts, if it starts. We have some ideas on what to talk about – but the chatroom shapes the show! …

The Ops Team #014 – “did we name this one?”

The Ops Team is a weekly show where 4 Technical Evangelists specializing in IT Operations get together to give you the deets on their 4 areas of expertise: Microsoft Azure/Cloud, On-premises datacenter technologies, Enterprise Mobility / Windows and DevOps.

This week on The Ops Team, we’re STILL missing MATT!!! How is it he’s on vacation – who authorized this departure? The remaining guys cobble together a show with Rick pulling double duty (can we say hybrid?) on Azure / Azure Stack topics. …

Game Dev Show 03 – Global Game Jam

Microsoft teamed up with a number of Sponsors to host a Global Game Jam in San Francisco from January 29th-31st at the Microsoft Reactor Space!

We filmed some highlights of the teams, interviews, and the games that were created over the weekend. …

Machine Learning for Muggles

Martin and Martin look into Machine learning for web developers (and muggles).

Episode 407: James Montemagno on Xamarin Plug-Ins

Xamarin Evangelist James Montemagno describes Xamarin Plug-Ins – a way to increase the amount of reusable code in your cross-platform mobile applications. …


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Building the VR Web with A-Frame

In today’s episode of Just A/VR Show, we’ll be looking at A-Frame, a markup-styled experience for creating virtual reality enabled websites with HTML-styled tags!

A-Frame is a cool project coming out of the MozVR team, and is built on top of the WebVR API. …

Understanding Surface Power Management with Modern Standby in Windows 10

Surface is in a class of devices that uses Modern Standby rather than traditional S3 Sleep. This allows us to manage power consumption right down to the individual hardware components. The net effect is near instant resume times and more efficient power consumption. In today’s demo bench with Program Manager Joao Botto, we walk through the two Modern Standby modes and how to switch between them: …

DevIntersection Spring 2016 CountDown Show #3 with Doug Seven

Richard Campbell dives into the Internet of Things with Doug Seven! As usual, Doug arrives with a bunch of cool IoT gadgets and talks about his plans for an awesome IoT workshop at DevIntersection Spring, being held this year at the Swan Hotel in Orlando, Florida April 16-22 2016. Every workshop attendee comes away with an awesome kit of equipment to get started building IoT solutions. This workshop fills up fast, so register today at..

Tuesdays with Corey: RedHat Images, Azure Container Services and Images with Bitnami

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team walks through last weeks announcements on Azure.com We’re talkin’ about RedHat Images being available worldwide, the launch of Azure Container Service into public preview and VMDepot image migration with Bitnami …

2016-02-22 Mid-Day Cafe: Office 365 Video Update

Rich Media is increasingly becoming a core part of Enterprise Corporate Communications as well as for training and organizational tacit knowledge capture. In this episode of Mid-Day Day Café Worldwide MTC Studios host Michael Gannotti is joined by special guests, Senior Program Manager, Marc Mroz and Program Manager Emma Dong for “2016-02-22 Office 365 Video Update – What’s new and how are organizations leveraging to better enable communications.” .” In this guests appearance from Redmond Marc and Emma provide an overview of Office 365 Video and the exciting updates (today and upcoming) that are taking rich media communications to the next level. …

Error Logging with Umbraco and elmah.io

This video is shot during Umbraco UK Festival 2015 in London.

Error logging is an important aspect of every web application. In this session you will be presented with a general introduction to error logging as well as some practical examples on how to move your entire Umbraco log to elmah.io. Storing your logs in a product build on top of Elasticsearch, will make log4net log files feel like something out of the 1980’s

Periscope series: talking about PHP

Sara interviews Microsoft Program Managers Corey Fowler and Sunitha Muthukrishna about PHP, joined by special guests, the adorable elePHPants.

5 | State of DevOps with Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs helps sysadmins automate machine configuration and management, including the software running on them. In this episode, we’re fortunate to have Alanna Brown from Puppet Labs in the studio. We will discuss the key findings in Puppet Labs’ annual State of DevOps report including how DevOps affects IT salaries and learn about how Puppet Labs adopts DevOps practices internally. …

Defrag Tools #154 – Memory Footprint and Leaks

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette discuss how to diagnose issues related to memory usage, using tools available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).

We cover two scenarios:

  1. Looking at the baseline memory footprint of a particular Windows installation, and comparing it to the usage during a certain activity
  2. Diagnosing memory usage and leaks in a particular app. …
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