Last week was a big week for Channel 9. Events, events, events! Here are just a few

Plus here are 36 select posts, episodes and videos from last week too!

GoingNative 50: New Visual C++ Code Optimizer

Happy 50th episode! This episode covers our new, more advanced code optimizer for the Visual C++ compiler back-end. It provides many improvements for both code size and performance, bringing the optimizer to a new standard of quality expected from a modern native compiler. …

TWC9: Raising Chickens, Free Cake, HoloMeasure, a Bug Bounty and more…

This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad again on location, discuss the week’s top developer news, including;

Fun with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms using just a few lines of code. They work across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

Join Jennifer Marsman and Rachel Weil as they unveil some fun projects they’ve been working on using Cognitive Services. …

The Ops Team #022 – “Sehr gut!”

This week on The Ops Team, it’s just Matt and the ‘DevOpsBoyz’ again, with Oguz operating the camera with sublime efficiency. No camera issues this week, so we can just focus on bringing you the latest in IT Professional news. This week, David brings us up to speed with some new integration with Visual Studio and Cloud Foundry, along with some cool stuff on Atlassian Bitbucket. Matt shares the on-prem news, focused on a recent Cloud and Datacenter event in Germany, a great RunAsRadio interview and awesome Hyper-V Containers on Windows 10 info. Oguz talks about Red Hat and Jenkins running on Azure, along with improvements to Redis Cache on Azure, and finally, Matt rounds out the show by sharing a new Orchestrator to OMS Automation migration tool, running your SQL licenses on Azure, and some new info around backup and site recovery. …

Adventures in Space Exploration: Astronaut Doug Wheelock’s Stories for Admirers & Words of Wisdom for NASA’s Next Generation

Doug Wheelock aka “Wheels” was just an “ordinary kid from an ordinary place” … “that’s how it happens at NASA.” With 18 years at the organization and 178 days in space under his belt, Wheels explains the special sauce in aspiring to become an astronaut: preparation, curiosity, and a love for STEM. …

The Maker Show: Episode 18 – Easy IoT with the Tessel 2

Meet the Tessel 2.

This cool, little IoT device makes things really easy.

Getting started is really quick and easy and you get to write your app using JavaScript (or even TypeScript for an extra dose of awesome!). …

Data Discovery with Azure Data Catalog
This week’s episode of Data Exposed welcomes to the show Matt Roche, Senior Program Manager in the Cortana Intelligence team. Today Matt is in the studio to talk about Azure Data Catalog, a fully-managed data source discovery service in Azure. …
U-SQL: The U in Big Data

Oliver Engels hosts the father of U-SQL, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Michael Rys and other panel members Kenneth Nielsen and Sascha Dittmann to talk about the new U-SQL language, its capabilities, and how it relates to Azure Data Lake Analytics. The panel will also discuss what they can about the future of the language and service and its benefits for data analysis.

Game Dev Show 17 – From Motion Capture to Unity – Part 1

Ever wonder how motion capture is used in games and movies? There’s extremely expensive equipment available (I’ve heard of million dollar systems) which clearly makes them out of the reach of the vast majority of game devs out there. There are however some awesome cheaper tools available.

In part 1 of Motion Capture, we look at an off-the-shelf solutions from Noitom (Perception Neuron) and Reallusion (iClone) to create a powerful workflow. We continue working with our beloved ‘Virtual made somewhat in the likeness of Adam but definitely cooler” Adam (we’ll call him 00Adam pronounced ‘Double 0 Adam’) that we created in this video on creating 2D & 3D facial animations. Adam walks you through the MoCap aspect creating some basic ‘action’ animations and bringing them into Unity. James Martin (from MobaCap) then takes this animation data and maps it to our virtual character in iClone, to create a James Bond influenced character and simple but effective cinematic effects. …

Docker Swarm Part 1

In this episode of the Containers Channel, David Tesar, Technical Evangelist, is joined by Docker Core Team Engineer, Dongluo Chen, to discuss Docker Swarm clusters. Swarm is Docker’s native clustering tool, which helps solve for resource utilization and creates cluster to serve as giant Docker engines. Dongluo will demonstrate how to create Swarm clusters and use Azure Swarm templates. …

Windows Subsystem for Linux – Syscall Translation

Exploring the Windows Subsystem for Linux, we have looked at the architectural overview and deep dived into the Pico Processes. In this video we focus our attention on the way the subsystem redirects system calls. Stephen Hufnagel will explain how system calls work in general on Windows and Linux, then dive into the mechanics of WSL’s translation. He’ll discuss system calls which are easily mapped, as well as some which are a little more difficult. The more I get to dive into this awesome technology the more impressed I become with the amount of engineering effort that went into the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Enjoy!

Episode 108: Continuum with Liz Threlkeld

We talk with Liz Threlkeld about Continuum. A better speed test. Is unit testing a waste? And a PC you wear as a backpack? …

MEA MSP Summit 2016 – Egypt

Have you heard of MEA MSP Summit?

Well if you didn’t yet, this is your chance!

Have a look at this awesome video from MEA MSP Summit in Cairo, Egypt. Taken by Hero MSP from Tunisia, Firas Mdimagh. …

OneNote Class NoteBook

In this webinar we will speak to Rhoda Larangeira, a Geography teacher from St Andrews in Johannesburg, who is using One Note Class Notebooks to stay organized and as well as create and share inspiring lessons.

IT Professionals getting value from Windows 10

Windows 10 – The most trusted Platform

Episode 431: Jason Farrell on Xamarin Test Cloud

Jason Farrell describes how he uses Xamarin Test Cloud to test his mobile application on multiple hardware configurations. …


Setting up rights management and loss prevention for secure file exchange. Hardening the circadian rhythms of our organizations.

MVA Monthly: June 2016

Spring is over and Summer is upon us! Just because school has let out doesn’t mean its time to stop learning boys and girls — its actually quite the opposite for the folks at Microsoft Virtual Academy. Join Jerry Nixon and Matt Calder as they give us a sneak peak into what we can expect to see this month. …

Tuesdays with Corey: Migrating from Service Manager to Azure Resource Manager

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team gives you the INSIDE scoop on migrating your “Virtual Machines (Classic)” to Azure Resource Manager. …

Best of TWiST Live!

Highlight reel of the Best of TWiST Live! Listen to some of Jason Calacanis’ best interviews with startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors including Mark Cuban, Tony Hawk, Helen Greiner and Daniel Ek. Learn about their struggles and hear stories of overcoming insurmountable odds and striking when the market is hot.

CodeChat 062 – Paul from Octopus Deploy

Paul lives in Australia and works for Octopus Deploy – a software tool for pushing your code out to all of your servers.

You can use Octopus Deploy for free for small teams, so it’s really easy to try it, realize the benefit, and then move into a higher scale production scenario. …

TWiST – Talking AI and Bots

Artificial intelligence (AI) and bots are transforming the future of software and the way humans interact with machines. Bots are becoming an integral part of your users’ digital experience as a way for users to interact with a service or application. Learn about the future and opportunity of artificial intelligence and bots from those on the forefront. Join panelists Amir Shevat (Slack), Crystal Rose (Sensay and LA StartupWeek) and Vikram Dendi (Microsoft) as they discuss their visions for humans, bots and existing platforms and what this means for entrepreneurs, developers , non-developers and consumers.

ASP.NET Monsters #39: Creating Tokens for Basic API Authentication

If you’ve already got a built-in data store and want to extend your API to a third party service, chances are you’ll need a way to let those users call into your application in a secure way.

In this episode, Monster James dives into a mechanism to create per-user tokens that can easily be revoked or invalidated, while still providing a straightforward way for callers to self-generate the access artifacts they need to use your API. …

TWC9: From the BuildTour in India

This week on Channel 9, Nikola, Petri and Jeff are on a remote shoot in India and discuss the week’s top developer news, including; …

(Part 1) Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: What’s Your Business Continuity Plan?

If a disaster strikes, what is your business continuity plan? It’s a question that lurks in the deepest darkest bowels of every organization and strikes fear in the hearts and mind of every IT Professional. Join Jennelle Crothers and Brian Lewis for part 1 in this 2 part series and learn how you can use the Microsoft datacenters as an integral parts of your Disaster Recovery Plan. …

Windows Holographic: Enabling a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between. Windows Holographic will help expand the Windows ecosystem far beyond the PC. …

2016-06-06 Mid-Day Cafe: All you need to know about the new Office 365 Admin Center

In March, Microsoft started to roll out a new Admin Center for Office 365 – making it faster, easier and more efficient for you to manage the service.

Over the last few years, Office 365 has been evolving at a rapid pace, making more features and functionality available to users and admins on an almost daily basis. We all love more features and functionality but the amount of growth and new services in Office 365 resulted in the admin center becoming more complex and difficult to navigate. The new admin center will make it easier for you to find common tasks and scenarios and provide a variety of …

Introducing Office 365 auditing and investigation workflow with eDiscovery

A walk through of the Security and Compliance Center; enabling search and investigation in the Office 365 service. These new capabilities give you transparency into the actions taken against your data and allow you to investigate and respond to potential issues.

Be ready for MakerFaire: AllJoyn demo

In this session I am going to show our first demo for MakerFaire in Vancouver: AllJoyn and Windows 10 IoT. In this demo: LifX All Joyn bulb, Phillips Hue (ZigBee) and Z-Wave Smart Switch. …

Lucian Wischik
This week we speak with Lucian Wischik, Program Manager on managed languages at Microsoft, and concurrency expert. …
Shipping .NET Core RC2 & Tools Preview 1

On .NET 5/12/2016 – Shipping .NET Core RC2 & Tools Preview 1

Visual Studio Tips

Learn how to be more productive with Visual Studio by using extensions, Peek Definition, Resharper and shortkeys.

How to work with AllJoyn devices in C#: LIFX Color 1000 example

In the previous session we discussed, how to onboard a LIFX bulb to our network. Now it’s time to manage the bulb, using AllJoyn providers.

Episode 18: Xbox Dev Kit Mode

Join us as we talk with two of the developers behind Xbox Dev Kit Mode. Xbox Dev Kit mode enables anyone to start building games on Xbox One. We’ll talk about what you need to get started, see a demo of how to get up and running, and find out how you can provide feedback and share what your creating! …

Episode 57: Runtime Compiled C++ with Doug Binks

Episode 57 of CppCast is live! In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Doug Binks from Enkisoftware to discuss Runtime Compiled C++. …

Tempdb Metadata Contention in SQL Server – Table Variable Vs Temporary Table

In SQL Server, the concurrent creation of temporary tables from many sessions can lead to tempdb metadata contention. Tempdb metadata contention does not affect the concurrent creation of table variables. …

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