Last Week on Channel 9: December 15th - 21st, 2014


Lots of action last week, with everyone trying to get their posts, shows and such out before the holidays. With that, I've expanded this week's selection to 12, "... On the First day of Christmas my ... ;)"

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TWC9: Last Show of 2014, Orleans, Bing Developer Assistant, VSO news and more...

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

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Taste of Premier: Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft Band Review & Much More!

‘Tis the Season and Happy Holidays! In today’s episode Lex Thomas walks us through a quick preview of Windows 10 Technical Preview  and demos for us some nifty features found in this latest version of Windows. He then walks us through a quick demo of the Microsoft Band, the first device developed by Microsoft Health which helps you achieve your wellness goals and also helps you be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts – right on your wrist.  We then close out the show with a quick tour of the Microsoft Online Store (for all you last minute Holiday shoppers out there!) and scopes out some great last minute gift ideas.  

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Protect Yourself Against Tech Support Scams

Microsoft is taking steps to protect customers from tech support scams.

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3D Builder Tutorial Part 1: Viewing your first 3D object

Welcome to this first video on 3D Builder, a free app that allows anyone to get started with 3D printing. In this introduction we will learn how to load 3D objects from the library or from files, how to view them from different angles and finally how to get them ready to be printed!

You can download 3D Builder HERE.

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Quick Start Challenge: Using Kinect v2 Sensor with openFrameworks in WinRT Applications

Want to work with the Kinect sensor v2? In this hands-on lab, learn how to use the Kinect sensor v2 in an openFramework application running on Windows 8. We use an openFramework version available on GitHub, in MSOpenTech repositories. Build on this knowledge to implement a C++ modern class that allows you use the Kinect v2 WinRT object. And find out how to transpose the sensor data (pixel, depth, and body) into openFrameworks graphic classes. Don't miss this informative Quick Start Challenge!

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Lightweight Web Editing with Markdown Files in Visual Studio Online

In this video, program manager Yi-Wei Ang showcases some of the recent improvements made to the lightweight web editing experience in Visual Studio Online. Yi-Wei shows how markdown files can easily be edited and rendered directly within the browser for any Visual Studio Online project.

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Strategies for Adopting New Technologies

This is the fifth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, Robert is joined by Miguel Castro. They discuss how you approach new technologies, and in particular, how you approach the fact that as new techniques become available, there is more then one way of doing things. Specific examples they discuss are WCF/Web API and WebForms/MVC, but the approach and the way you think about this is broadly applicable.

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Inside the Azure Storage Outage of November 18th

On November 18, Microsoft Azure customers experienced a service interruption that impacted Azure Storage and a few other services, including Virtual Machines. Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich sits down with Channel 9 to provide customers with a look into what happened, along with how the team is actively working to improve customer experiences on the Azure platform as a result.

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How to pick and manipulate a 3D object in universal Windows game apps

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of APIs for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially in game programming. In this video, we'll show you how to use DirectX to pick a 3D object and manipulate it in universal Windows game apps.

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Modern Web Development Tools in Visual Studio 2015 with Mads Kristensen

Join your guide Cory Fowler as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.

This week Cory is joined by Mads Kristensen from the ASP.NET Web Tooling Team to talk about the improvements for Modern Web Development in Visual Studio 2015 including Bower, Grunt, Gulp, LESS, Sass and npm. Mads also explains how to use the new Task Runner Explorer to harness the power of these tools from within Visual Studio.

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Skype Translator preview program b-roll footage

General footage of Skype Translator preview program.

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Anyone can Sell

Selling is not magic. It is not about learning techniques and tricks because selling is just a business conversation between human beings. With the right approach, anyone can therefore be trained.

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