Last Week on Channel 9: December 22nd - 28th, 2014

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Quiet week as you might expect, but still the Channel 9 Elves were busy bringing you some great shows and posts...

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Scaling-up Azure SQL Databases with Joseph Idziorek

Joseph Idziorek talks about the Azure SQL Databases pricing tiers and shows Scott how easy it is to scale up and down their SQL Databases in Azure.

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Making the Internet of Things - "The Mistletoe Wingman"

‘Tis the Season, boys and girls, and welcome to our helpful holiday tips and tricks episode with IoT!  :) Well…actually its just one tip…but it’s a good one! In today’s show, Stacey Mulcahy shows us how we can build our very own “Mistletoe Wingman” --- an automated mistletoe wielding device activated by our smartphone that swings out to unsuspecting victims…err… sorry, meant to type loved ones.  So grab your cup of hot cocoa, roast those chestnuts on the fire or pour yourself a glass of Eggnog, it’s Christmas time…DevRadio style! 

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Breakpoint: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Applications with Cordova and Visual Studio

Mobile applications are all the rage, given the proliferation of handheld devices in the market today.  Understanding which platform options that are out there and which one to choose is a significant decision to make that will affect the outcome of how you deliver your app to the masses.  One such platform option is Cordova for hybrid native and HTML5 applications.  On this episode, Paul gives you an idea of what Cordova is all about and introduces you to the sophisticated, yet easy-to-use Cordova tooling in Visual Studio, the HTML5 tooling built into the IDE. He then shows you how you can take advantage of Visual Studio to build the best Cordova-based mobile application you can.

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Making the Internet of Things - (Part 1) Exploring the Littoral Space

Sam Stokes kicks off a new multi-part series today on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can make an impact on exploring planet Earth and our oceans. In part one Sam takes a look at IoT and the littoral space – measuring water temperature, water clarity and the such and explains what sensors you can use, how to set up your dataset and how to store your information using integrate Microsoft Azure.

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GoingNative 33: C++ Refactoring in Visual Studio 2015

Join a (hopefully) familiar face today as we go through the various C++ refactoring features in Visual Studio 2015! This video features the improved versions of the features since Preview, but it is still code in-flight, so definitely let us know in the comments below what your key customizability points are for the showcased features, and feel free to plug what other refactorings matter the most to you as well!

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Defrag Tools #120 - PerfView Part 7

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Vance Morrison joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder to discuss his performance analysis tool, PerfView. In part 7 of this series, we show how easy it is to analyze ETW events with PerfView.

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