Category: Events

DevelopmentEvents

Insider Dev Tour coming to Toronto and a city near you

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The Insider Dev Tour is coming to Toronto on June 25, 2018 and will be held at the Microsoft Canada office in Mississauga, Ontario. This is a full day event where you can come and learn about Machine Learning (ML), Modern Desktop Apps, Fluent Design, Artificial Intelligence, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Microsoft Graph, Teams, Mixed Reality, Extending Office 365, and so much more! For the Toronto event register for free at https://www.insiderdevtour.com/Toronto?ocid2=spark . For other locations see this link http://aka.ms/idevtour .

The Insider Dev Tour is for developers interested in building Microsoft 365 experiences today, using the latest developer technologies, as well as for those who want a peek into the future. If you can read code, this is for you, regardless if you are a beginner, expert, student, or hobbyist developer.

The tour is a great opportunity to connect directly with leads and engineers from Microsoft (Redmond), as well as regional industry leads and Microsoft Developer MVPs. If you missed out on attending the Microsoft Build 2018 conference then this is a great opportunity to follow up on some of that same content.

Register today for free at https://www.insiderdevtour.com/Toronto?ocid2=spark .

Enjoy and I hope to see you there.

References

https://insiderdevtour.com/

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Microsoft Build 2018–Day 2 Highlights

Today’s keynote by Joe Belfiore was focused on Multi-sense + Multi-device for Microsoft 365, which is Windows, Office and EMS

Image showing how Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), a complete, intelligent, and secure solution to empower employees.

Announcements

  • Fluent Design System updates.
  • UWP XAML Islands, which lets you incorporate UWP into WinForms, WPF and Win32 applications. This also means you can start to bring in the Fluent Design System into these UI frameworks.
  • Windows UI Library, which brings native platform controls as NuGet packages instead of being tied to the OS version. This will work from the Windows Anniversary Update and newer.
  • .NET Core 3.0, which will support side-by-side runtimes, along with support for WinForms, WPF and UWP.
  • MSIX, which is dubbed the best technology for installing applications on Windows. This inherits the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) features, works across Enterprise or Store distributions, and supports all Windows applications.
  • Windows SDK Insider Preview – https://aka.ms/winsdk
  • New developer revenue sharing model. Developers will get 85% when their app is found in the Microsoft store, and 95% when you provide your customers to your app in the Microsoft store.
  • Microsoft Launcher on Android will support Timeline for cross-device application launching. On iOS this will be supported through Microsoft Edge.
  • A new “Your Phone” experience coming soon to Windows 10 that enables you to see your connected phone text messages, photos and notifications and then interact with them without having to use your phone. Really neat experience – now if only they support Windows Mobile 10 Smile
  • Microsoft Sets was officially shown and demonstrated how it can be used for an easier way to organize your work and allow you to get back to work where you left off when ready. This means not having to have 25+ tabs open in Chrome or Edge. Nice!
  • Adaptive Cards is being added to Microsoft 365, which will enable developers to create rich interactive content within conversations. They demonstrated a GitHub Adaptive Card for Outlook (365) where you could comment and close an issue. Another example shown was paying for your invoice from an email.
  • There was a lot of buzz for Microsoft Graph, which is core to the Microsoft 365 platform. Microsoft Graph helps developers connect the dots between people, schedules, conversations, and content within the Microsoft cloud.
  • Cortana and Alexa start speaking to one another. Sometime in the future you will be able to access your Alexa device through Windows 10 and likewise on an Amazon Echo you will ne able to speak to Cortana.

Enjoy!

References

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/events/build

Modernizing applications for our multi-sense, multi-device world

Microsoft 365 empowers developers to build intelligent apps for where and how the world works

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Microsoft Build 2018 – Day 1 Highlights

This is my first attendance at the annual Microsoft Build conference taking place in Seattle, WA. I have to tell you that so far I’m not disappointed. Here are some of the highlights from today’s events:

  • Azure is becoming the world’s computer: Azure | Azure Stack | Azure IoT Edge | Azure Sphere.
  • Azure IoT Edge runtime which runs on Windows or Linux is now being open sourced.
  • Microsoft showed off Cortana and Alexa integration which was pretty cool.
  • New Azure AI infrastructure announced: Project Brainwave which is a real-time AI on cloud and edge devices.
  • Announced Project Kinect for Azure, an Azure AI-enabled edge device.
  • Visual Studio Live Share is now generally available. This provides real-time collaborative development, shared debugging, independent views and works across Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code (Windows, Mac and Linux).
  • Azure Event Grid is getting new improvements like dead lettering (DLQ) and custom retry policies. Event Grid is also adding new event publishers for Azure Media Services and Azure Container Registry, and new event handlers for Storage Queue and Relay Hybrid Connections. Finally Azure Event Grid is providing an alternative form of endpoint validation. Event Grid provides reliable event delivery at massive scale (millions of events per second), and it eliminates long polling and hammer polling, and the associated costs of latency.
  • Azure Cosmos had some interesting updates like the new multi-master write support. It also provides API support for MongoDB, SQL, Table Storage, Gremlin Graph, Spark, and Casandra.
  • Azure Search now integrates Azure Cognitive Services to provide built-in enrichment of content using AI models, and it enables immersive search experiences over any data.
  • The Fluent Design System which Microsoft first debuted at Build 2017, is expanding beyond Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and will be available for Windows Forms, WPF and native Win32 applications.
  • Windows Timeline is coming to iOS and Android.
  • Azure Functions updates: Durable Functions reaches general availability, and Azure Functions now leverages the App Service Diagnostics.
  • .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8 announced were announced, and .NET Core 3.0 is coming to desktop development (awesome!)
  • Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and the next update version 15.8 preview 1 were released.
  • Visual Studio App Center integration with GitHub.
    • Visual Studio IntelliCode announced, which brings you the next generation of developer productivity by providing AI-assisted development.

    This already feels like a lot but really it’s just scratching the surface. I’m looking forward to what is announced today in the keynote followed by more technical workshops and sessions.

    Enjoy!

    References

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/events/build

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    Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

    This coming weekend will be the 6th Global Azure Bootcamp, which is a worldwide series of one day technical learning events for Azure. This event is created and hosted by the leaders from the global cloud developer community.

    This will be my first year attending the event and I’m honored to be one of the presenters at not one but two events in Mississauga and Kitchener/Waterloo region in Ontario, Canada. I’ll be speaking about Azure Event Grid and how it can be used in a serverless architecture in the cloud.

    “The Global Azure Bootcamp is community at its finest. We are incredibly excited to see community leaders around the world rise up and help developers build the skills they need in today’s cloud-driven business environment. We’re here to help each of these community led events be a success and can’t wait to continue our decades-long commitment to the worldwide developer community,” says Jeff Sandquist, General Manager of the Azure Platform Experiences Group at Microsoft.

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    I hope you’re able to attend one of the events happening this weekend around the world and learn something new about Azure.

    Enjoy!

    Resources

    https://global.azurebootcamp.net/

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/blog/globalazure-bootcamp-2018/

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    Azure Developer Tour is Coming!

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    The latest in compute, serverless and more – hosted by the Azure Advocates.

    This is a a FREE event where you’ll learn about compute, serverless, storage, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and so much more…plus lunch is included (every developer loves a free lunch).

    Cities

    Toronto, On – April 3, 2018

    Vancouver, BC – April 5, 2018

    Washington, D.C. – April 6, 2018

    Los Angeles, CA – April 9, 2018

    Austin, TX – April 10, 2018

    San Francisco, CA – April 12, 2018

    Seattle, WA – April 12, 2018

    In addition there will be University Tours for students and faculty.

    Register at a city near you to learn how to build great cloud apps!

    Enjoy!

    References

    https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x752173abcd&wt.mc_id=AID688794_owned_CESocial_Copy

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    Microsoft MVP Summit Checklist — Ken Cenerelli

    In March 2018, I will be heading to my third Microsoft MVP Global Summit. Just like in past years, MVPs from around the world converge on Bellevue, Redmond, and Seattle, Washington for several days of technical sessions and camaraderie on the Microsoft campus. While the majority of MVPs attending are returnees, a good portion is […]

    via Microsoft MVP Summit Checklist — Ken Cenerelli

    DevelopmentEvents

    Windows Developer Day–March 7, 2018

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    On March 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM PST, Microsoft will livestream a Windows Developer Day event on the latest news on tools and features for developers that will be coming in the next Windows 10 Update. The livestream will cover a keynote by Kevin Gallo, CVP of the Windows Developers Platform and then be followed by a Q&A session.

    No matter what you’re working on, you’ll find plenty of improvements that will make your software even more compelling. You’ll also get inside info on:

    • Building for the modern workplace—Learn how Windows is evolving as a platform to make improving and updating your existing Windows code with new functionality as simple as possible.
    • Making your software part of the intelligent edge—Give your applications the capability to quickly make complex calculations and inferences, enabling them to become a native part of the intelligent edge.

    Windows Developer Day is the only place to find out what’s coming for developers in the next Windows 10 Update, so RSVP today.

    Enjoy!

    Resources

    Windows Developer Day