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#341 – All the way with DLJ

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One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time

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In today's episode, I discuss a simple way of regaining time in your day that has worked very well for me.





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Last Week on Channel 9: March 20th - March 26th, 2017

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Here are a select few, 28, shows, posts, videos and episodes from last week, here on Channel 9....

Three steps to activate Bot features within SharePoint Framework

Azure Bot Service enables rapid intelligent bot development powered by Microsoft Bot Framework, and run in a server-less environment.

This recording will give you a heads up how you could enable bot features within your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) app and you could advance your solution with implementing your own logic with client side object model (CSOM) or with consuming REST endpoints. Clone "SP Rider" sample in the GitHub to make your learning experience more interesting. ...

94 - Shenanigans Hijinx Docs

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!  ...

TWC9: Small Big Feature in VS 2017, Insane Dev VM, Howdy Json.NET 10.0, New MVP Show and…

This week on Channel 9, Vlad and guest host Seth Juarez discuss the week's top developer news, including;

Inventory and Store System - Part 4.2 (Populating the Data)

In this episode, we are going to wrap up the Store UI in our RPG project. We will focus on populating the data that we've setup with scriptable objects, using various techniques that we have gone over in previous episodes. We'll also tackle some common problems such as clearing out the data from the UI, locking player movement and adding an OnClick event to a button to close the UI. ...

Episode 225: Deep Learning with Microsoft CognitiveToolkit (CNTK)

This show starts a series of short talks introducing Deep Learning with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK). Topics covered in this series will range from elementary to advanced techniques. The intended audience includes:

  • Data scientists who are new to deep learning
  • Machine learning scientists looking for advanced techniques
  • Engineers looking for means to scale and leverage cloud computing in Azure ...
Save the Date: 2017 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals are almost here

Attention US students! It’s almost time to watch the U.S. Imagine Cup virtual event, Microsoft’s premier student tech competition, hosted by YouTube star Sabrina of Nerdy and Quirky. Tune in to check out all the tips, info and pitch training that the competitors receive and apply it to your projects or startups.

Save the date for Thursday, April 27th!

More Bot Demos and Advanced Considerations

In this session we give you an overview of the Microsoft Bot Framework for developers using two different bot examples, one in Node.js and one in C#. We then talk about DevOps and how it applies to any team developing any solution including bots. ...

Episode 90: Trompeloeil Mocking Framework with Björn Fahller

Episode 90 of CppCast is live! In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Björn Fahller to talk about the trompeloeil Mocking Framework for Modern C++ Unit Testing....

Securing SOAP and REST

A quick run down of security options for SOAP and REST Web services and APIs. ...

Latest Windows 10 PCs with Windows Hello, and more!

This Week on Windows: We've got the Rebel Alliance, we're showing the latest Windows 10 PCs with Windows Hello, and we've got a scary good deal on Resident Evil 7. Specific topics covered this week include:

  • Windows Hello PC round up ...
ASP.NET Monsters Episode 95: Creating a RabbitMQ Windows Container

Docker is now fully sported on Windows 10. In this episode we'll see what it takes to avoid installing RabbitMQ locally and, instead, use a Windows container. Keeping RabbitMQ in a container allows standing up a cluster on one physical machine, greater ability to experiment and a high degree of isolation. In the future we expect that a great deal of local development will leverage containers. ...

Episode 1: Taiwan - Interview with MVP, Shih-Ming Tung (董是明)

In this video, Seth interviews Shih-Ming Tung (董是明), a Software Engineer at Yahoo and a Microsoft MVP in Windows development. In this episode, we discuss technology, and have fun exploring Taiwan together to learn more about his background, including where he came from, and what the future has in store for him. His field of expertise are in chat bot development, C#, Xamarin and iOS development. ...

Lighting up network innovation

Driving up network speed, reducing cost, saving power, expanding capacity, and automating management become crucial when you run one of the world's largest cloud infrastructures. ...

Cloud Gal: Oana Platon (Ep. 1)

In the pilot episode of Cloud Gal, we talk to Oana Platon, Senior Developer in Azure Service Fabric. Oana shares her technical and mathematical history, her technical passions, role models, work/life balance and self care, and provides an overview of Azure Service Fabric. ...

MVP Community Mixer Diversity Panel

Diversity Panel at the Microsoft MVP Community Mixer ...

Interview with Melissa Sassi CEO & Founder of MentorNations

In this episode, Soumow sits down and chat with Melissa Sassi, CEO & Founder of MentorNations, a community of volunteers who believe digital literacy is a human right. Melissa also works at Microsoft and is a Phd student. She is a proof that even if you did not study CS, you can still work in the IT world and contribute to it in your own way and using your own tools. ...

Costa Farms

The Azure loT system helps Costa Farms increase revenue and profitability in using modern technology in agriculture/farming. Recalling optimal pH levels is essential for nutrient uptake. Increased nutrient uptake directly effects yields, in turn driving improved revenue per plant harvested. On the cost side, this system will allow growers to be more productive and utilized across all growing activities as they spend less time manually checking pH values by hand. ...

Episode 19: MonoGame - Write Once, Play Everywhere with Dean Ellis

This week, James is joined by friend of the show Dean Ellis, Developer at Microsoft and MonoGame contributor/evangelist, who introduces us to the cross-platform and open source game framework, MonoGame. Dean walks us through how MonoGame took everything that we loved about XNA and created a full cross-platform game framework that runs on iOS, Android, macOS, Linux, Windows, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It powers some of your favorite games today such at TowerFall, Bastion, and Infinite Flight, and Dean shows us how to get started, how to deploy our first game, and how to run it on all of the platforms. ...

Continuous Deployment and Release Management for the Bot Framework

In this session we cover Continuous Deployment (CD) and Release Management for bots built with the Microsoft Bot Framework. ...

Managing and optimizing resources for cloud computing at Microsoft

Host Lyle Dodge chats with Pete Apple, Principal Service Engineer, and Rick Ochs, Senior Service Engineer, to learn how Microsoft IT understands our cloud investment and how we implemented cloud resource management and cost optimization strategies. Listen in as they discuss the tools and processes that we built on our journey to an efficient cloud environment. ...

Behind the Scenes: How Chefs for Seniors uses Xamarin, HockeyApp & Azure App Service to…

Chefs For Seniors provides personalized in-home meal preparation for senior citizens on a weekly basis that aligns with dietary restrictions. The service includes grocery shopping, help with meal selection, in-home cooking, and companionship during meal prep. Currently, the chefs at Chefs For Seniors handle their planning and operations by carrying large binders with them to their clients’ homes and to the grocery store to ensure they are purchasing the right ingredients and are fully prepared to cook all of their upcoming meals. Chefs For Seniors needed to build an app as they scale in order to make operations more manageable. ...

Happy Birthday .NET with Mads Torgersen

Mads Torgersen is the Principal Program Manager for the C# Language. He maintains the language specification and runs the language design process for C# in the open at https://github.com/dotnet/csharplang. We caught up with Mads at the .NET 15th anniversary party where he shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of .NET. ...

Episode 464: Ed Charbeneau on Machine Learning and the Full Stack Developer

Microsoft MVP Ed Charbeneau is learning Machine Learning. He discusses the challenges of this education and how it relates to his primary focus as a front-end developer. ...

DEVintersection Countdown Show on Azure Development with Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie and Richard Campbell talk about how Azure has evolved into a fantastic solution for development, making it easy to build, deploy, test and instrument applications. And all sorts of applications too, not just web apps (which are Scott's first love), but also desktop apps, mobile apps and more. Across any platform and client, Azure can help you make better apps. Learn more about Azure at DEVintersection, May 21-24 in Orlando at the Swan Hotel. A number of Microsoft Azure team members will be presenting an all day ...

Episode 143: Visual Studio 2017 with Amanda Silver

We talk with Amanda Silver about the massive Visual Studio 2017 release. Background tabs in your browser might start using less power. And did I mention how awesome VS 2017 is turning out to be? ...

ASP.NET Monsters #94: React with Server Side Rendering

React is a fantastic view engine and one of its best features is that it can be attached to pre existing markup. This allows us to render out HTML on the server side and then hookup React to it once all the JavaScript has been downloaded and started. We can get the best of single page application and the best of full web applications. In this episode we mash on speeding up single page react applications on the server. ...


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Ep. 133 – Building Robot Vacuum Cleaners: An Intro to Embedded Systems (Chris Svec)

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Chris’s job sounds impressive. After over a decade working in tech, he’s designed microprocessors and now helps build robot vacuum cleaners. He’s at the intersection of hardware and software in a space called embedded systems. We explore this field, get a solid intro to working with chips, and discuss the many ways a codenewbie can start learning more about the fascinating world of embedded systems.

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Chris Svec is an embedded software engineer at iRobot where he works on the Roomba vacuuming robot and other robots. He started his career designing x86 chips and later moved up the hardware/software stack into embedded software. He knows that bugs always show up at interfaces, which is why he thinks about things like empathy and people as well as bytes and protocols. Chris has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University.





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Episode 220 | John Baluka - Fully Engaged

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John Baluka talks with Dave Rael about business and software, presence in daily activity, the power of mastermind groups, and creating useful content

John has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples.

John's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Marry the problem and not the solution
  2. Try not to create a solution that's looking for a problem to solve
  3. Weekly milestones help better manage the workflow for everyone involved




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