Last Week on Channel 9: November 10th - 16th, 2014


Last week was a big week for Channel 9 and the Microsoft Development Community as a whole. Given that I've expanded our select list to 10... :)

BTW, you can pretty quickly see a list of new stuff via

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Connect(); Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure

... the Microsoft virtual event for developers this November! Scott Guthrie, S. Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman will take the stage to show innovative, new Microsoft products, services, and technologies including .NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online.

Dive deeper into the technical details behind the announcements with over 40 on-demand technical sessions. Interact with the Microsoft engineering teams in live sessions to get answers to your questions.

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CodeChat 018 - Second Route (Traffic Rerouting App)

Do you remember high school? Yeah, me neither. But the guests in this episode of CodeChat are still in high school, and that didn't stop them from turning their creative idea into a couple of awesome apps and a bunch of prizes from a university hackathon at UW!

Second Route for Android and Windows Phone (not quite available in the Stores at the time of writing, but looking good) doesn't bother making you ask it for the best directions to work considering traffic. After all, who asks for directions to the destination you drive almost every day?! Instead, it uses geofencing and background tasks to just let you know when an alternative route could save you 4 or 5 or more minutes of the day. Now that's convenient.

Hear how these guys did it and get a word of encouragement as these hacking high schoolers tell you to get off your seat and start writing apps!

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STEM Labs shows students what it's like to write code for a living

John Shewchuk and a few of the STEM Labs students talk about some of the great work they did on campus this summer.

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Using SQL Server Integration Services to control the power of Azure HDInsight

In this weeks episode on Data Exposed Scott Klein welcomes his sqlfamily friends Tillmann Eitelberg, Oliver Engels and Niko Neugebauer (SQL MVPs from Germany and Portugal) to talk about their Integration Service Components to control and integrated Azure HDInsight and DocumentDB. Oliver, Tillman, and Niko discuss and demonstrate how easy it is to create HDInsight clusters, MapReduce jobs or Sqoop query from SSIS and integrated Hadoop to your on-premises processes and data flow. This is a must-watch this video if you want to control the cloud from on-premises SQL Server.

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Monthly Catch-up: S73 and MVP Summit

On our very first show, we go take look at the current and future sprints and have some great guests dropping in during the first day of the MVP Summit.

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 4

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM is now available for download. Robert and Dmitry Lyalin – along with special guests Aaron Bjork and Rong Lu from the engineering team – take you through the many new features, highlighting and demoing web editor improvements (HTML, CSS, JSON), various new capabilities in Team Foundation Server such as Git pull requests, updated tooling for Azure WebJobs and the new GPU usage analyzer.

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TechNet Radio: (Part 14) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Disaster Recovery to the Cloud with Azure Site Recovery

In part 14 of our “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through a discussion around the importance of disaster recovery as well as demo how you can implement this in Azure Site Recovery. the steps of the importance of disaster recovery.

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Defrag: Headphones, Bikes, Excel'ing, GetProductInfo 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 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

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DJ Nano uses Windows App Studio to build his first app

DJ Nano, one of the top club DJs in the world, describes how he used Windows App Studio to build his first app for Windows and Windows Phone including tour dates, exclusive videos, social networks, and a discography.

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Learn How to Get Faster End Results from Your R Models

R is the most widely used language today for machine learning, but its power is sometimes limited by gaps in the technology meant to bring it to life. In this webinar, learn how you can use your existing skills in R in new ways, including deploying models as web services with a few clicks. The first half will be presentation content and the second will be open Q&A for everyone interested in optimizing their machine learning solutions.


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