Our Reaction to the News and Announcements Made at Build 2016

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Build 2016 has come and gone and our DevRadio regulars decided to get together for a candid no-holds barred session and discuss what they thought of all of the news and announcements made last week. Curious what they think of the new Bot Framework or Bash on Windows? Or maybe that they little announcement made about Xamarin? Well stop reading this and tune in now!

  • [0:43] UWP Announcements
  • [4:32] Cortana New Features
  • [6:18] Bot Framework! Where do Bots live exactly?
  • [15:02] Edge and Windows Hello
  • [18:01] IoT and Azure
  • [20:30] Microsoft Cognitive Services
  • [22:40] Project Murphy
  • [25:00] The “Seeing Eye” App demo
  • [28:07] Skype for Developers
  • [32:36] Bash on Windows
  • [34:05] Xamarin is ____!!!
  • [35:00] NASA Space Apps
  • [36:05] Project Centennial
There's way too much content for one short video though, so this is only the beginning! Jump over to codefoster.com/build16react to see an index post of even more evangelists with even more reaction to the announcements at Build 2016.

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    • User profile image

      Not to be a wildly crochety grumpy old man here (even though I am) ... but does every single show on Channel9 have to start with a blisteringly loud riff of cheap power chords at full volume?

      It's near enough to ten times the speaking volume of the presenters in the show itself.

      Think about the User Experience of people watching tech videos. I'd imagine a massive proportion are "headphones-in" & "at-work". Ramp up the volume to the level that the presenters will be talking at.

      Do we really need cheap Nickelback-inspired rock guitar riffs to get us hyped up for a video about bash on windows 10?

      Sigh. Grumpy old man achievement unlocked.

    • User profile image

      Damn right and while you are at can you pull it from all the video on ms virtual academy - so annoying.

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      Doctor Who

      Enjoyed this episode. Got a question about the Project Murphy and its integration with Skype. I went ahead and looked up Project Murphy, added it to my contacts in Skype and started chatting. One of the suggestions it gave was to ask it, "What if I were president?" So I went ahead and entered that. And then Murphy asked me to upload a picture of myself. I wasn't exactly sure how to do that, but I found it. Then I discovered my problem.

      My Skype allows only 2 options, either I can add an emoticon or I can send the text message. That's it. There's no uploading a file, sharing a file, etc. Not sure why I don't have that button in the chat window/text box, but I don't. My version of Skype is

    • User profile image

      @Doctor Who: I have Skype version  I see 3 options: a paper clip button to attach something, an emoticon button, and the send button.  I click the paper clip button (which expands into several options) and then click another camera button to send an image. 

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