Last Week on Channel 9: February 29th - March 6th, 2016


It was hard picking the episodes, shows and posts for this week. There was some great content released this past week and it was tough trying to select just a few. Yet, in the end, here are 33 shows and posts from the last week.

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68 - Forgetful Jif Leap

It's time for another LiveStream Episode of the Patch and Switch show!!! Two IT guys (Patch and Switch) who are talking about whatever comes up. Can you say Tangent! Ultimately it's the Chat Room where everyone hangs out and contributes to the show, so make sure to load it up during the LiveStream! 

These guys like to talk about tech and beer. How about we find another special guest that likes to talk tech and beer as well? Let's not make this "All About Microsoft".

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Demo of the Day: It's Virtual Chocolate; A Custom VM Dipped in a Chocolatey Box Starter. Delicious.

This is the next episode of Demo of the Day. Jerry Nixon (@jerrynixon), author of Template 10 (, 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 Brandon H, elite Microsoft Developer from up north. Brandon is the author of T-Minus and a significant contributor to Template 10 for Windows 10. ...

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Hacking in High School-What it takes to plan a HS hackathon with 250 students

What were you up to in High School? Planning a hackathon for 250 people? Yea Right! I sure wasn't... Microsoft provided space for 250 high school hackers in our Silicon Valley Office a few weeks ago and had the opportunity to talk to them about their experience. Listen to the Organizer Selynna Sun, tech director Dan Appel, and the Outreach Director Aashia Mehta talk about their experience tackling planning a hackathon. They even give a little advice to those who want to do the same! ...

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AngularJS overview from the perspective of a back-end-dev trying to create a POC or MVP.

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The Maker Show: Episode 5 - Installing Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi 2

In this episode of The Maker Show, we'll get Windows 10 up and running on a Raspberry Pi 2, and take a look at what it comes with out of the box. We'll examine setup with a display for the Pi, how you can get the system up and running in a headless mode through the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard and the Windows Device Portal, and take a look at the options that gives you. Finally, we'll connect through a remote PowerShell session and see what opportunities open up. ...

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Rachel Reese on and F#
Our guest this week is Rachel Reese, to talk about, and about how they use F# to build their micro-service architecture. ...
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SQLIntersection Spring 2016 CountDown Show with Kimberly Tripp

Richard Campbell chats with SQL goddess Kimberly Tripp about all the SQL goodness coming to SQLIntersection at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando Florida April 16-22. SQLIntersection includes an all-star lineup Microsoft and third party presenters digging into what you can do to keep your SQL Server infrastructure happy, healthy and able to meet the demands of the future. And there’s lots of chances to get up close and personal with the presenters at between sessions, lunch breaks and evening sessions – register today at!

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Microsoft HoloLens: Development Overview

This overview highlights the concepts you need to learn to start developing on the Windows holographic platform: gaze, gestures, voice input, spatial sound, and spatial mapping.

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CyberMaze: Connecting Particle Core to Unity

My team recently participated in a hackathon and built a Unity game controlled with Particle Cores. In this interactive game, one player is a cat, the other is a mouse. Right now it's just a game of tag...whoever tags the other player wins. In the future, the mouse will try to get the cheese, while the cat tries to catch the mouse. ...

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Episode 74 (Redmond): Project Oxford - Vision, Face and Emotion APIs

In this episode of TechTalk, Olivia Klose has a sitdown with Anna Roth, Program Manager at Project Oxford and listed as one of the 30 influential women under 30 in tech by Business Insider, to talk about the inevitable: Project Oxford - a set of machine learning based vision, speech and language APIs. ..

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Troubleshooting Surface power management during modern standby

If you experience unexpected power consumption issues, it's likely that your Surface device will have been interrupted from its' lowest power state, DRIPS, more than usual. On today's demo bench Senior Program Manager from the Surface engineering team, Joao Botto, returns to show you how to troubleshoot and pinpoint issues by running and reading available sleep-study and energy reports for the affected device. ...

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ASP.NET Core Middleware Basics

Martin and Martin look into ASP.NET Core and delve into startup.cs, how it works and how to compose your application pipeline.

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.NET Conf UY v2015 - Azure, Internet of Things and BBQ

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. Your fridge can remind you to buy food. Your windows can detect when it's raining and close themselves. The rooms in your house can detect your presence, turn on the lights, adjust the temperature and tune the TV to the Peñarol v Nacional match. While these are all important advancements in convenience and communication there are other tasks that the IoT can aid us with. In this talk you will see how to make use of Azure's features to collect, display and push data as part of the Internet of Things. ...

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Giving Hadoop a Microsoft-class UI with HDInsight and Datameer
In today's episode of Data Exposed, Scott welcomes Andrew Brust to the show. Andrew is Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer, whose product turns HDInsight into a self-service Big Data preparation, analytics, and visualization platform. Today, Andrew introduces us to Datameer, highlighting 3 main points; first, Datameer runs directly on the HDInisght "metal" while providing a spreadsheet interface to work with it. Second, Datameer provides a simple mechanism for entering declarative spreadsheet formulas that are translated to fully optimized Hadoop jobs. Lastly, if you have BI or Excel skills, you can use Hadoop in the cloud quickly. ..
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How to build the "Ultimate Home Network"
This is the first video in a series of videos on "How to build the Ultimate Home Network". In this first video Brian Lewis and David Giard discuss some of the problems with the traditional home networking equipment in regards to poor WIFI coverage, poor scalability, and just plain bad security. This video sets the ground work for why you may want to build your network into an "Ultimate Home Network". In future videos we cover options for several areas of your home network. Specifically we will cover: ...
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SharePointIntersection Spring 2016 CountDown Show with Bill Baer

Richard Campbell talks to Bill Baer of the SharePoint team about the latest coming for SharePoint 2016. Bill talks about how SharePoint 2016 has “come from the cloud”, where the team has learned a lot about running SharePoint at massive scale, and the product improvements reflect that, including continuous uptime while updating. You can learn more about SharePoint 2016 at SharePointIntersection at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando, Florida, April 16-22. Register today at!

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Predict the impossible

How can you use Azure Machine Learning to predict which Game of Thrones character will die next? Watch the predictions unfold.

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CodeChat 056 - Marsman and Me

Jennifer Marsman is all sorts of passionate about technology and specifically about machine learning.

Get this. Jennifer made a lie detector using machine learning, and it actually works. And it was even featured on Bloomberg. ...

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Let's Talk VR at Schell Games!

In this episode, Amanda Lange goes to visit the Schell Games studio in Pittsburgh, PA and meet with their VR development team! She's here checking out some cool VR titles: "I Expect You To Die," "Water Bears VR," and "Orion Trail VR." Three games, three different VR platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR!

See what Schell Games studios can create in Unity 3D with VR in and what they think they'll be doing with VR next! ...

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Architectural Service-Oriented Patterns

Welcome to the third episode of the Software Architecture Microsoft Platform mini course. It's about architectural and service-oriented patterns.

We all know that object-oriented patterns have revolutionized the object-oriented world of software. They have helped software engineers and developers a lot. Gains in productivity and quality are just a few examples of that. More foreseeable results is another. ...

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GoingNative 47: MSVC++ is* C++17 standard library feature complete!

*as of this video's release date =P

Join us (including our new libs PM, Eric Mittelette) as we get an in-depth look at what cool new C++17 features are available for you in yet another round of STL updates! [pun intended] ...

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Intelligent Insights Create Intelligent Organizations

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the most out of your day?  Have you ever wondered if you were getting the most out of your team?  Well now you can know if you are.

Microsoft Office 365 now delivers rich interactive insights into key trends such as reach, influence and work-life balance across your team.  Additionally, with all new tools in Power BI Pro your teams can visualize & analyze live data with greater speed, efficiency, & understanding. Dashboards, interactive reports, & visualizations bring data to life. ...

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Interview with Crystal Thune

In this episode, Golnaz and Kaitlin sit down and chat with Crystal Thune, an Audience Evangelism Manager at Microsoft. Learn about her beginnings at Syracuse University to ESPN, side projects she's worked on, and her life at Microsoft. ...

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Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3 Demo

This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced availability of their new board—the Raspberry Pi 3. We're excited to have Windows 10 support the new board via a new Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update available for download today.

The new Raspberry Pi 3 board is available now in the Microsoft Store online. ...

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A Word from XBOX's Major Nelson & Recap of the NYC 2016 Global Game Jam

We knew it was a long shot, but we tried to get Larry Hryb ( @majornelson ) out to NYC to see all the indie game developers in full game-making mode for the Global Game Jam 2016.  We couldn't make it happen this time, but he was kind enough to send a message to the NYC indie devs and Playcrafting. Next time, @majornelson, next time! We compiled the top audience favorites from the Global Game Jam 2016, and put them in following XBox's Larry Hryb message.

Microsoft teamed up with Playcrafting to host a Global Game Jam in NYC from January 29th-31st! Over 300 people attended and jammed throughout the weekend creating games around the theme of Ritual. We have captured the game jammers favorite games into this indie game dev reel to show off the talent in NYC for indie game developers.  From capturing murderers on a train to sand burying ostriches, check out what some people created in just a single weekend.  ...

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Using Visual Studio Code with Unity on OSX

Need a different code editor on your Mac for your Unity development? In this tutorial, we'll go through how to set up Visual Studio Code to work with Unity and get features needed such as Intellisense and Syntax highlighting.  We'll leverage a plugin created for Unity to work with VS Code created by @Reapazor to make VS Code the default editor. This video was created to show students in a creative coding with Unity class how to set it up. More details can be found on the Visual Studio Code site ...

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MEAN On Azure Episode 7: Mongo Replica Sets

The MEAN on Azure series includes both hands on coding and theory.  In this episode I was able to catch up with Nuri Halperin a MongoDB master and award winner to discuss replica sets in MongoDB ..

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2016-02-29 Mid-Day Cafe: Education Update - MIX

In this Education Update host Michael Gannotti provides educators, as well as Enterprise customers, an overview and update on the latest for MIX. If you, and your students, are not leveraging the power of MIX then you are missing out. Microsoft's best kept secret, MIX, can help you to extend your lessons reach and impact as well as empower your students to create high impact content to present their learning and ideas. ..

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Scott Hanselman

This week, our guest was Scott Hanselman. The topic was highly volatile and subject to complete improvisation.

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Surface Book running CRM 2016 on Hyper-V

Jerry Weinstock, 6x Microsoft Business Solutions MVP demonstrates Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 running inside of Hyper-V on a Windows 10 Surface Book Clip Board. The configuration of the Surface Book is as follows: Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of Solid State Disk and the NVIDIA GeoForce graphics chip. The screen has a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. We are talking hi res and screaming performance.

The Guest has been allocated 8GB of RAM. It is configured with Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012. It is running CRM 2016 version We have the Hyper-V Image configured to run via WiFi.

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Beginner's Guide to VS Code: Up and Running in Ten Minutes

Got ten minutes? That's enough time to get started with VS Code, Microsoft's cross-platform, open source code editor. Become acquainted with the basics, including how to navigate files and folders, set user preferences, install extensions, and set up the git integration feature.

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Defrag Tools #155 - Boot Performance

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette discuss how to analyze and optimize Windows boot performance, using tools available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). ...

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Periscope series: talking about Docker

Sara talks to Ahmet Alp Balkan (@AhmetAlpBalkan) about DockerEU and getting started with Docker.