Last Week on Channel 9: February 8th - February 14th, 2016


Here's a select 27 episodes, shows and posts from the last week with a number of new shows premiering this past week!

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TWC9: Visual Basic gets DICE Award, TechNet Virtual Conference, Bridge to iOS and more...

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

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66 - Diablo Morphine Siege

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!  ...

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More XAML Designer Less XAML Typing

In this episode, Robert is joined by Jon Chu to explore how good the Visual Studio XAML Designer and Blend are these days. Robert's New Year's resolution is to spend less time typing XAML and more time using the designers. Jon shows several examples of how you can build a XAML app and not have to type the XAML. ...

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Episode 199: The Barracuda Next Generation Firewall

In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Vinayak Shastri a Cloud Security Solutions Architect from Barracuda, who joins us to discuss Barracuda's next generation firewall designed for the cloud.  Vinayak takes us through a sample multi-tier architecture involving several subnets and a traditional separation of the web application, web service, and database layers.  He then goes on to explain. ...

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(Part 3) Exam Jump Start 70-534 Prerequisites: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Are you interested in becoming certified in architecting Microsoft Azure solutions? If so, then join us for this new 3 part series hosted by Dan Stolts and Brian Lewis and learn about the prerequisites to becoming Azure certified.
In this final part to our series we'll walk you through another demo heavy session and show you how to use the new or current production Azure portal as we create and manage a new VM and point out the differences between the classic and new Azure portals.  At the end of the video we’ll also provide some quick and easy Exam Tips & Tricks to help you get through the test. ...

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2016-02-11 MTC Studios: Modern Teams and the Evolution of Work

Explore modern cloud-based tools that reinvent the way your teams collaborate.

Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of "if," it's a question of "when."  It's clear that the value of moving to the cloud has never been more pronounced as cloud infrastructure rapidly expands and software as a service becomes increasingly democratized.  Intelligent, cloud based tools, such as Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, are no longer the exception but the norm, enabling you to combine productivity tools with business process solutions to drive your organization's key performance and growth metrics. ...

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Azure CDNs powerful new Premium Features

Scott talks to Anton Kucer about the powerful new Premium Features that are available in the Azure CDN. There's a bunch of new features that have been added lately and there's a custom dashboard that controls it all.

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Azure App Services - Azure Resource Manager Tools in Visual Studio

This week Scott talks to Brady Gaster about some of the new Azure App Service features in Visual Studio. We've got all new Azure Resource Manager Tools in Visual Studio and there's a number of cool tricks that make working easier and more powerful than ever.

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Policy Challenges and Partner Opportunities in U.S. Education

Voices for Innovation hosted a deep-dive webinar into how Microsoft approaches K-12 and higher education in the U.S. Margo Day, the dynamic head of U.S. Education for Microsoft presented where she discussed what's happening now, what's on the horizon, and what are the opportunities and challenges in this arena. In addition, this webinar highlighted how Voices for Innovation advocates can help improve U.S. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, promote computer science in the classroom, and support public policies that help prepare our nation's workforce for the digital economy.

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Azure Data Lake and U-SQL Updates

Today's episode of Data Exposed Scott welcomes back to the show Saveen Reddy and Michael Rys, Principal Program Managers in the Big Data group. In this awesome video both Saveen and Michael give us a "state of the union" regarding Azure Data Lake and U-SQL. For the first 8 minutes of the show we learn from them a lot about current adoption and usage, and the excitement and drive as they watch customers go from simply learning and exploring to full PoC's and production rollouts. We get a peek into the future from Saveen and Michael around how they are applying the lessons learned to future product updates specific to ADL and U-SQL. ...

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Service Bus: Queue's & Topics

In this episode, Jef King goes over the difference between Queue's and Topics...

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Hackathon Projects from Brown University Recap
Hack at Brown 2016 Recap
We did a recap at Hack At Brown - which is a hackathon at Brown University that runs in February every year.  This year they had over 400 students, from many different countries coming together to meet new people and spending the weekend building projects, experiments and realizing ideas. We interviewed some of the top projects from the Hackathon - which had a lot of projects using VR, Unity, Node.js, the Microsoft Band and the Project Oxford API. ...
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Intro to Unreal Engine for VR

Welcome to Just A/VR Show!

In today's episode, Game Developer & Evangelist Amanda Lange (@second_truth) shows us how to get started with Epic's Unreal Engine for developing a mini-app for virtual reality. Amanda covers the basics of building environments, texturing, and working with Blueprint to tackle the ultimate VR test: a movie theater welcome roller coaster!  ...

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MEAN on Azure Episode 6 - A Mean On Azure Project - Chess

In this episode of MEAN on Azure guest speaker David Washington walks us through how to build a multi-player chess game using, Azure, node.js, and  If you want to follow along with the fun, you can find the whole hands on lab here. ...

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IOT Analytics Architecture Whiteboard with David Crook

When working with IOT one of the more common questions we get is this:  "What is the typical architecture in IOT scenarios."  In this video, David Crook uses a white board to diagram and discuss a very common architecture when dealing with IOT devices and then addresses some questions the audience had at the end of the talk. 

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Exploring Nano Server for Windows Server 2016 with Jeffrey Snover

Microsoft Chief Architect, Enterprise Cloud, Jeffrey Snover, takes a closer look at Nano server - the secure new headless deployment option for Windows Server 2016. He demonstrates how it gives you the lightest and fastest option with significantly fewer patches and reboots. Watch as he shows you how to customize Nano Server for your next generation apps and highlights your management options from PowerShell to remote management.

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Application Performance Monitoring and Availability Monitoring

This session on Application Performance Monitoring demonstrates and discusses the benefits of having visibility into key metrics about your applications, as well as alerts and logging about their health. It also covers the Availability Monitoring practice. ...

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Episode 1 - Startup.cs

Well, here we go! This is the inaugural installment of The Monsters Weekly, where we take you up, down through and over all the aspects of ASP.NET Core and Core MVC. In our first episode, we're covering the startup.cs class and what happens as our application loads. ...

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Web Performance

Martin and Martin look at Web performance and how to make websites faster.

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Jared Parsons on Building Roslyn in the Open

Jared, the compiler lead on the Roslyn team, spent some time discussing the intricacies of the Roslyn project. We started out by talking about compilers in general, moved on to the more difficult task of compiling while in error,and generally discussed what kinds of things Roslyn actually provides to developers. In addition to these great topics, Jared also lifted the curtain on the actual open development process the team uses (warts and all). In a word, the whole chat was enlightening. ...

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Use the Force – Biofeedback Heart Monitor with Particle Photon and Microsoft Band

Today's hack is an inspired submission for's Are you an IoT Jedi? Join the Particle Alliance! contest.  The idea around the contest is to build something cool in the realm of Internet of Things using any of the amazing devices from  Having deep familiarity with Particle development and being an avid fan of the Star Wars Universe, this is an awesome opportunity to build something cool and possibly win some cool prizes in the process!

In this post, I plan to explain the creative process that lead to my idea, the serendipitous findings that ended up making it more interesting than I had originally planned, and of course the steps to reproduce the project on your own! ...

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Kraig Brockschmidt, Creator of Calc, on the Early Days at Microsoft

I had the distinct privilege of spending some time with Kraig Brockschmidt a long time Microsoftie who wrote the scientific calculator for Windows 3! He describes some of his early work as a support engineer, the joys of the early OS, and how that revision of the calculator came about. He was kind enough to send in some early-days photos that we happily interleaved into the video. I hope you enjoy our discussion as much as I did! ...

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Tuesdays with Corey: What is Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team walks through the concepts and benefits of Azure Active Directory Domain Services and how it can integrate into your Azure resources. He also plugs his upcoming webinar on Azure ...

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Make Your First Unity2D Pong Game

Create your first Unity2d game in just 7 steps. In this tutorial, I will show you  how to create a simple Unity2D game that will transport you right back to the 80s with a  Pong style clone.  In this tutorial, you will learn how to ...

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The Skype Show: Episode 1 – Cloud, Media & Adoption

In Episode 1 Corey Goodchild gives an update on the current state of Skype for Business Online's Cloud PBX, and discusses functionality differences between on-premises and online. Anthony Caragol (Office Servers and Services MVP) discusses TURN and STUN call flows with Edge services.  Finally, Mark Vale discusses the importance of user adoption and gives tips and strategies. ...

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Configuration Management

This session on Configuration Management demonstrates and discusses the benefits of handling changes systematically so that your systems maintain integrity over time. ...

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Defrag Tools #153 - Media eXperience Analyzer part 5: Audio Glitch Analysis II

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo wrap up a series on Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA). We examine one more audio glitch scenario, and show how to use MXA to determine what caused the problem. ...