Last Week on Channel 9: June 13th - June 19th, 2016

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Here are 34 posts, shows, episodes and videos from our awesome hosts and authors...

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Episode 437: Shawn Wildermuth on the "Hello World" Road Trip

Since 2013, Shawn Wildermuth has been recording his "Hello World" podcast - asking programmers how they got started in technology. Recently, he went on the road and scheduled interviews in different cities around the world. Shawn describes the experience of traveling, shares some of the stories of his trip and interviews, and reveals how he plans to end the show.

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TWC9: Updated AI Toolkit, New Pluralsight courses, New Windows 10 Build(s), New Xbox News and more...

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

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Redefining the Laptop: An engineer’s tour of Microsoft Surface Book

Take a guided tour of the design and engineering behind the Surface Book, Microsoft's first laptop. Jeff Stewart, Director of Program Management for Surface devices, demos and details this redefining laptop.

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Episode 37 - Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V All you need to know Part 3

In this episode of Interview with an MVP your hosts, Dave Kawula and Clint Wyckoff discuss many of the new features  and answer questions from a recent webinar.   ...

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IntoxicatingVR Atlanta

IntoxicatingVR was an event held initially at the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2016. Ian Philpot, Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist, (@tripdubroot) was the mastermind behind this event. This was a combined effort of several local virtual reality companies to demo their gear and for all participants to enjoy adult beverages if desired. More Intoxicating events...

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Redesigning the Visual Studio Installation Experience

One of the big release themes for the next version of Visual Studio is improvements to installation and updating the product. The Visual Studio team has been hard at work refactoring the installation experience to be smaller by default, faster and more reliable, and easier to manage. At //build, they shipped the first experimental version of the new installer, and in this video Angelos Petropoulos gives us some updates ...

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76 - Menagerie Swarma iSheep

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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Furious Pete: Microsoft Hacked My Band

Canadian YouTube star Furious Pete does "the big three" (squat, bench, and deadlift) at his optimal heart rate, determined by a "hack" on his Microsoft Band. PLUS: Sergii Baidachnyi walks through the hack's code. ...

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Episode 208: Blockchain with Tom Lindeman and Yorke Rhodes

In this episode Chris Risner is joined by Tom Lindeman and Yorke Rhodes.  Yorke and Tom focus on the partner ecosystem for Visual Studio, Blockchain, and Visual Studio Marketplace.  Tom and Yorke first start by explaining what Blockchain is and how it works.  They then go into talking about what Microsoft is doing to make it easier to build Blockchain based applications with Ethereum, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Azure, and more....

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2016-06-16 | Power It All: The Modern Data Platform

Employees might feel intimidated or overwhelmed with the amount and diversity of business data available to them.  Accessing and harnessing all of that data could be a game changer for them, but they're not sure how to do it. Up until now integrating, analyzing, and understanding all those data sources hasn't been easy, timely, or affordable for your team - not to mention your business users.  Your main role ...

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Engineering the next innovation in material science with Microsoft Power BI

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal is a leading global provider of materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. To accelerate progress toward the next innovation in material science, Kennametal is creating a holistic platform with business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools from Microsoft. By providing more than 12,000 employees with centralized access to sophisticated analytics, ...

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Scaling Azure Container Service

Scott talks with Ross Gardler about how Azure Container Service can be used to scale your Docker and container-based work-loads easier than ever.

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Microsoft R Server Supports Apache Spark for Faster Big Data Analytics

Microsoft is hard at work bringing the fastest, most complete R Analytics environment to the millions of R users. ...

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Women in Tech, represent in Atlanta.

Turn up the power! Every full day at Microsoft Ignite will feature dynamic Women in Tech events. We'll be highlighting key issues, innovating, networking—and generally shaking things up. ...

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The Ops Team #023 - "Free, like a Puppy"

This week on The Ops Team, it's just Matt and David in the 'studio', with Oguz MIA. No camera issues again this week, unless you count the repeated shaking of the camera whenever David bangs his hands on the desk in uncontrollable DevOps excitement. In the news this week, ....

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The Maker Show: Mini - GraviComp Mechanical Computer
A mechanical computer is built from physical components such as levers and gears rather than electronic components. The earliest mechanical computers have existed since 200 B.C. when the ancient Greeks constructed a device named the Antikythera that calculated the positions of the planets. In 1837, Charles Babbage designed (but was unable to construct because of limited funding) arguably the general purpose computer called the Analytical Engine. With the availability of modern tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers, it is possible to design and...
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Windows Subsystem for Linux: File System

One of the key goals for the Windows Subsystem for Linux is to allow users to work with their files as they would on Linux, while giving full interoperability with files the user already has on their Windows machine. Unlike a virtual machine, where you have to use network shares or other solutions to share files between the host and guest OS, WSL has direct access to all your Windows drives to allow for easy interop. Windows file systems differ substantially from Linux file systems,. In this video I had the pleasure of talking to Sven Groot ...

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Game Dev Show 18 - Introduction to Git-LFS

How do you deal with large files, using Git?

Before, you had to deal with bloated repos and mixing multiple version control systems. Now, you don't have to, you can use Git-LFS!

Exactly what is Git-LFS, and how do you use it? Tobiah Zarlez, Game Evangelist at Microsoft, will explain to you what you need to know! ...

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C++ Debugging Tips and Tricks

In this episode, Robert is joined by Andrew Hall, who shows a number of cool debugging tips and tricks for C++ developers. More specifically, he shows:

  • Configuring launch options from project properties (command line arguments and setting environment variables) ...
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Improve your robotics skills with EZ-Robot

This interview we recorder during Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Of course, WMMF is a not quiet space but we hope that you enjoy it. 

Canadian founded by DJ Sures, EZ-Robot (located in Calgary) offers an easy, innovative and powerful platform to build your dream robots. The EZ-B is a robot controller that connects to your computer or mobile device over Wi-Fi. Use the included EZ-Builder Software or EZ-SDK on your computer and control the output of the EZ-B Robot Controller. ....

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Satya Nadella & Jeff Weiner provide an update on Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation on announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn's net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. T...

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The Skype Show: Episode 5 – Hybrid, Polycom & Room Systems

In Episode 5 we are joined by Adam Jacobs, Office Servers and Services MVP and Polycom's Principal Microsoft Architect. Adam discusses the recent developments Polycom announced at Enterprise Connect including the Polycom Cloud Video Interoperability Service, Polycom's involvement around Project Rigel and the new Polycom Trio Hub. We are also walking through how to configure hybrid with Skype for Business when you already have Skype for Business Online users and you want to introduce on-premises Skype for Business Server, along with the pain points that are not documented on TechNet. ...

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JSON in Hadoop and Hive
In this episode of Data Exposed Scott welcomes Rashim Gupta to the show. Rashim, a Senior Program Manager in the SQL Server Big Data group is in the studio today to show us how to query JSON in Hadoop using HIVE and HiveQL. Rashim begins by first providing an overview of Hadoop and HDInsight and the scenarios in which you would use these technologies. ...
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2 days with Bill Buxton

Principal Researcher at Microsoft Bill Buxton during 2 days visited Campus Party, Startup Amsterdam and The Next Web Europe 2016.

Bill Buxton is a relentless advocate for innovation, design, and especially the appropriate consideration of human values, capacity, and culture in the conception, implementation, and use of new products and technologies. ..

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Interview with Sam Guckenheimer

In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Partner PM Manager Sam Guckenheimer about Rugged DevOps and DevOps Anti-patterns. ...

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Stopping Work that looks like Work

When work looks like work, work gets done. Good news for the IT security team. But what if the work is criminal? Today, a story from 0ddJ0bb on how fraudsters used the principle to steal bitcoin.

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Video: Introduction to Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) - Part 6 - Audio Offload

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo discuss a power saving feature in Windows: hardware offloading of Audio Processing Objects (APOs). We demonstrate how to use Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) to determine whether audio offload is working on a given system. ...

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Is the PC industry as we know it dead?

Watch this revealing video to learn how Lenovo sees the state of the PC industry. From Windows 10 adoption, to the Internet of Things, Lenovo brings a unique point of view. We also get to take a look at some of the new devices and interesting form factors that Lenovo is bringing to market. ...

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(Part 1) Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals: Getting Started

As the leading public cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) each offer businesses a broad and deep set of capabilities with global coverage. Yet many organizations choose to use both platforms together for greater choice and flexibility, as well as to spread their risk and dependencies with a multi-cloud approach. Consulting companies and software vendors may also want to build on and use both Azure and AWS as this combination represents the majority of the cloud market demand. ...

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Defeat or control shadow IT in your environment

Whether or not you're in the cloud, your employees are. Bring the security of your on-premises systems to your cloud applications—both approved and unapproved—for deeper visibility, comprehensive controls, and enhanced protection. ..

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Episode 109: Peer to Peer Using Thali with Yaron Goland

We talk with Yaron Goland about peer to peer communications with Thali. Google contributes to .NET. And the coolest posters that you must see. ...

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TWiST - Talking AI and Bots

Artificial intelligence (AI) and bots are transforming the future of software and the way humans interact with machines. Bots are becoming an integral part of your users' digital experience as a way for users to interact with a service or application. Learn about the future and opportunity of artificial intelligence and bots from those on the forefront. Join panelists Amir Shevat (Slack), Crystal Rose ....

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Episode 19: Why Unity Developers Love Visual Studio

Wondering how Visual Studio helps build great Unity games? Nathalie and Jon walk the Game Developers Conference floor, talking with Unity developers about how they leverage Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Tools for Unity in making great games. ...

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Intended for broadcast journalists, this b-roll contains soundbites of Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn and Reid Hoffman, Chair and Co-founder of LinkedIn. It also contains footage of both the Microsoft and the LinkedIn campuses.


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