Last Week on Channel 9: January 25rd - January 31st, 2016

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I've been saying our authors and hosts have really gotten into the swing of the new year? This week clearly shows that...

Here are a select 38 (yes, 38, and that's just a subset) shows, posts and episodes from last week here on Channel 9.

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Async and UI Thread with Visual Basic

An asynchronous method provides a convenient way to do potentially long-running work without blocking the caller's thread. The caller of an async method can resume its work without waiting for the async method to finish. Asynchrony proves especially valuable for applications that access the UI thread because all UI-related activity usually shares one thread. If any process is blocked in a synchronous application, all are blocked. Your application stops responding, and you might conclude that it has failed when instead it's just waiting. Asynchrony can be used to prevent this blocking of the UI thread resulting in a much better user experience. ...

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Global Game Jam 2016: #BestMicrosoftHack
Join Microsoft Technical Evangelists, Unity Game Developers, and Savannah College of Art and Design students on another whirlwind adventure through 2016's GLOBAL GAME JAM!® January 29 - 31, 2016. ...
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We've got something exciting to share...

Hi there and welcome to a special video series. This is the first in the series where we want to share with you a little secret!

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NATS with Brian Flannery and Colin Sullivan

This week, our guests are Brian Flannery and Colin Sullivan from Apcera. We're going to talk about NATS, a high performance messaging system with a great .NET client.

The NATS web site can be found at http://nats.io

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A chat about Ubuntu with Nathan Haines

While we were at Scale14 (Southern California Linux expo) to talk to attendees about Microsoft's open source contributions,  we were able to catch up and have a chat with Nathan Haines local Ubuntu community council member and author of Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users to talk about all things Ubuntu. ...

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TWC9: Seth and Shen Stack Azure, Encrypt Web Apps, Challenge VSCode and more...

This week on Channel 9, Guest Hosts Seth Juarez and Shen Chauhan discuss the week's top developer news, including;

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Episode 197: Azure .NET SDK Updates with Brady Gaster

In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Brady Gaster, Program Manager on the Azure SDK and Tooling team.  Brady joins us to talk about some recent updates to the Azure SDK for .NET.  Brady talks about some of the new capabilities of the .NET SDK for Azure and does a deep dive on the new functionality provided in the Visual Studio tooling that is installed as part of the SDK. ...

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65 - Offisite Crisps PM

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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Episode 407: Kevin Griffin on Improving ASP.NET Performance

Kevin Griffin describes a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your ASP.NET application.

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Segmenting and Sending targeted notifications through Azure Mobile Engagement

Scott talks to Piyush Joshi about how you can use Azure Mobile Engagement to target specific users and send them notifications! This is a great way to really connect to small slices of users and give them information and notifications that they care about. Notifications are also a powerful way to remind your users about your apps and keep them coming back for more!

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Don Syme on F#

This week, we're happy to have Don Syme on the show to talk about F#. The UserVoice for the F# language can be found at: https://fslang.uservoice.com/

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Azure Chat with Moises Jaramillo of SensiNM

Blog Post: http://WakeUpAndCode.com/Azure-Chat-Moises-Jaramillo-SensiNM 

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The Ops Team #011 - "BlurCam"

The Ops Team is a weekly show where 4 Technical Evangelists specializing in IT Operations get together to give you the deets on their 4 areas of expertise: Microsoft Azure/Cloud, On-premises datacenter technologies, Enterprise Mobility / Windows and DevOps. ...

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Unity 3D with Jonathan Chambers

Unity is a very popular development platform for multiplatform 2D and 3D games. In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Chambers about what's next for Unity. ...

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Mads Torgersen

This week, our guest Mads Torgersen, Program Manager for the C# language, spouts spoken words at the camera with us.

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Simply Testing Software

In this episode, Jef goes over test coverage in an application - Unit Testing, Integration and UI. ...

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Miguel de Icaza

A weekly chat about current events and topics. This week, our guest is Miguel de Icaza, from Xamarin.

Mono is on Gitter: https://gitter.im/mono/mono

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Periscope series: meet the Azure Linux team

Sara meets some of the folks in the Azure Linux team

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Microservices with Michele Bustamante

We caught up with solution architect and Microsoft Regional Director Michele Bustamante to chat about the new wave of Microservices and how this is effecting how we now think of building applications in the cloud. ...

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(Part 2) Deploying Windows 10: How to Migrate Users and User Data to Windows 10

Yung Chou, Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue their multi-part Windows 10 series and in part 2 they showcase free tools like the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)  that can easily migrate users and user ...

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Defrag: Endoscope USB Camera, The Final [HoloLens] Vote, Adblock Pi and more...

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:35] Holiday Presents: Robert's Endoscope USB Camera (link) ...

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Ask The Experts: Richard Campbell

First stop of the #LetsDevThis Tour, Vancouver! In this series, our dev geek Jonathan Rozenblit is jumping into exciting discussions with The Experts. First in line is the co-host of weekly talk show .NET Rocks!,  - Richard Campbell. Let's see what Richard has to say about programming on the Microsoft .NET platform. ...

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2016-01-25 Mid-Day Cafe: Better together Hybrid - SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016

On this episode of Mid-Day Café:

  • Microsoft Store presents Surface Book (demonstrating inking, Windows Hello)
  • Better together Hybrid - SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016 ...
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Office Dev Show - Episode 21 - Getting Started with Native iOS Development

Office Dev Show - Episode 21 - Getting Started with Native iOS Development

In this episode of the Office Dev Show, Richard diZerega covers how to get started building Office extensibility solutions into native iOS apps with Swift. ...

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Browser and Device Detection in Websites

Martin Beeby (@thebeebs) and Martin Kearn (@martinkearn) host their weekly show, this week talking to James Rosewell from 51 degrees about browser detection, device detection and the difficulties in understanding what devices your users are using to browse your websites.

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Women in Gaming

Sarah Sexton describes what it was like for her to pursue gaming as a career, how she got her first job in the industry, what advice she would give to another woman who wanted to pursue a career in gaming, her greatest challenges and accomplishments, and role models that inspire her.

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Tuesdays with Corey: Troubleshooting and Diagnostics for VMs in Azure

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team shows you some of the built in and ever expanding goodness that is VM Troubleshooting and Diagnostics! ...

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Live coding with ALIVE

In this tech chat, the host of On A Cloud, Jef King is joined by Amadeus (founder of ALIVE) to discuss the LIVE coding plugin for Visual Studio that he is working on. ...

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US Imagine Cup 2016 – Spring Semi-Finals Deliverables

We're here to support you on your US Imagine Cup journey!

If you submitted to Spring Qualifying – Round 1 and were selected to advance to the Spring Semifinals – Round 2, this video will walk you through the four (4) deliverables that you will need to submit by Friday, February 26th, 2016 for the chance to advance to the US Imagine Cup Finals at //Build! ...

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What is TechRewards?

TechRewards uses a gamification model to create a fun, inventive and competitive environment for all technology enthusiasts to learn about Microsoft platforms. Users can earn badges, experience points (known as "XP") and redeemable points (known as "Pts") by completing quizzes and challenges. Users could then redeem their hard earned Pts for any reward of their choice from a wide array of exciting items put together in our reward catalog.

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Give your app a backend using Azure Mobile Apps

Azure Mobile Apps is now free for students as a part of the Microsoft Imagine Program. For more information please see the full blog post for this video on the Microsoft Imagine Blog. ...

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Why customers love Azure Stack

Microsoft Azure Stack brings proven innovation from Microsoft's hyper-scale datacenters into yours. Hear directly from customers who are experiencing this transformation today.

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Episode 14: New ways to drive player engagement and retention on Xbox One and Windows 10

Join us as we explore the new dashboard update on the Xbox One and look at various ways that you as a developer can help drive increased player engagement and retention with your games on Xbox One and Windows 10. ...

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2016-01-14 Learn About Microsoft Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy

Keeping your data center secure is a daily challenge. You need a scalable, easily managed infrastructure that gives your organization flexible access while constantly protecting your data and systems against ever-changing security threats.

Join Microsoft Chief Technologist, Paul Edlund, for an exploration of cybersecurity in an in-depth, interactive story format. ...

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A Brief Look at the .NET Portability Analyzer

.NET is going through some monumental changes! It is often difficult to even begin to think about how to port our particular code to the various flavors of .NET. In this video Taylor Southwick and Connie Yau spend some time discussing a great tool that will definitely help in this difficult process. I was impressed with how easy it was to ascertain trouble spots that might cause issues when attempting to port libraries over to a more lightweight portable profile. Would love your comments!

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Introduction to the new Azure Portal

In this video Byron Tardif, a Program Manager on the Azure team, spends some time discussing the new Azure Portal that was recently released. It was a great video that helped me get up to speed on some of the nuances of working with Azure Apps moving forward. There are also some interesting features that I did not know about!

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Azure Stack Webcast Preview

Azure CTO Mark Russinovich and Enterprise Cloud Chief Architect Jeffrey Snover give a sneak preview of what's coming for the February 3 webcast on Microsoft Azure Stack.

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Defrag Tools #151 - Media eXperience Analyzer part 3: Audio Glitch Analysis

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


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