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  • MFractor for Windows | The Xamarin Show | The Xamarin Show
    by James Montemagno on 2nd July 2020 at 19:00

    This week, James is joined by Matthew Robbins from the MFractor team who shows off the brand new version of MFractor with Windows support! MFractor adds several features so you can make great Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms apps faster. It includes tons of refactoring for C#, XAML, and more! So Tune In!Time Codes:[00:00] Intro to MFractor[02:30] XAML Analysis[07:00] Refactoring Styles & Intellisense[11:20] ViewModel Association[16:10] Grid Intellisense and Refactoring[18:00] Image ManagementShow Links:MFractorBlog: Introduction to MFractorXamarin Show - Intro to MFractorFollow @JamesMontemagnoNever Miss an Episode: Follow @TheXamarinShowUseful Links:Learn more about XamarinLearn more about Xamarin.FormsLearn more about Cross-platform developmentXamarin Developer CenterXamarin BlogMicrosoft Learn Self-Guided TrainingCreate a Free Account (Azure)Xamarin Developers YouTube ChannelXamarin on Twitter 

  • Finding Code Part 2 | Visual Studio Toolbox
    by Leslie Richardson [MSFT] on 2nd July 2020 at 17:17

    In part 1 of our two-part series on finding code, we discussed the new updates made to the Find in Files tool in Visual Studio. In part 2, Andrew and Dante share other useful ways to search your code, including a preview of the brand new cross-repository search feature!Sign up for the Rich Code Navigation private preview:

  • Why Azure SQL is Best For Developers - Part 1 | Data Exposed
    by Anna Hoffman, Marisa Brasile on 2nd July 2020 at 16:00

    Azure SQL has a lot of built-in features that make it the best database in the cloud for developers. In this first part of this two-part series, we'll discuss what those features are and which kinds of customers can benefit most from them.[01:30] Why customers choose Azure SQL[02:21] Security[02:30] Scale-out[03:15] Advanced analytical processing[03:42] High-concurrency optimizations[04:10] Development experience[05:02] Geospatial support[05:30] Multi-model capabilities[07:00] Start-up example using Azure SQL[08:38] Enterprise example using Azure SQL[10:45] Web ApplicationsAdditional Resources:JSON Samples10 Reasons why Azure SQL is the Best Database for DevelopersBig Red Cloud Case StudyBing Ads Technical Blog PostDevOps for Azure SQL IntroSync Mobile Apps with Azure Using Change Tracking API

  • How to manage technological change creatively with Elaiza Benitez using the Power Platform | #LessCodeMorePower
    by Cameron Tomisser on 2nd July 2020 at 16:00

    Join Elaiza Benetez, a legend in Power Automate and Business Applications who creates amazing YouTube tutorials across the whole business applications stack, including an awesome series called 'What the Flow'. She shares her journey in both the technology as it has changed throughout the years and in the community where she has impacted so many people with her knowledge sharing practices! Learn how YOU can do the same and get started!Elaiza is a Senior Consultant who has been working in Business Applications for over 10 years. She creates creative tutorials on the platform and shares them with the community. She is a firestarter in her community and gets people together - she has travelled the world meeting the business applications community! Learn more about Elaiza here:

  • ASP.NET Core Series: Deploying your Microservice to Azure Container Instances | On .NET
    by Cecil Phillip, Brady Gaster on 2nd July 2020 at 12:00

    Azure Container Instances a simple way to run a container in Azure, without having to manage any virtual machines.Brady Gaster returns in this follow up to the previous episode on Worker services. This time Brady will show us how to deploy our worker service to Azure Container Instances[00:58] - Creating a new container instance[03:08] - Exploring the Docker tools in Visual Studio Code[04:30] - Reviewing the deployed container instance[05:50] - Exploring the tools for Kubernetes in Visual Studio Code[09:57] - Kubernetes Namespaces and Deployments[12:10] - .NET Architecture Guides Useful LinksAzure Container RegistryAzure Container Instances.NET Microservices Architecture Guidance  

  • How Fidelity Investments enabled Azure at scale for their developers | Azure Friday
    by Scott Hanselman, Rob Caron on 1st July 2020 at 17:15

    Maintaining an elevated level of security and governance in regulated industries like financial services can introduce complexity and friction. Geoff Langfield from Fidelity Investments joins Scott Hanselman to show how they're eliminating this friction by using automation to onboard their large developer community to Azure at scale.[0:00:00]- Intro[0:00:40]- Episode start[0:03:47]- Demo: Fidelity's AAF user portal, Part 1[0:05:50]- Explanation of the automation workflow[0:09:36]- Demo: Fidelity's AAF user portal, Part 2[0:10:47]- Architectural design discussion[0:13:47]- Episode wrap-upAzure AutomationAzure FunctionsAzure Logic AppsAzure LighthouseCreate a free account (Azure)

  • Demystifying ARM Templates: Creating Your First Template | The DevOps Lab
    by Damian Brady, AbelSquidHead on 30th June 2020 at 14:00

    Now it's time to code. This session will introduce Visual Studio Code tools and show you how to create your first template from snippet, and how to deploy it. Learn More: Code SamplesAzure Resource Manager (ARM) ToolsDevOps Lab Favorite Links: Create a Free Azure DevOps AccountAzure DevOps DocsWrite Cool CodeGitHub Actions

  • ASP.NET Core Series: Getting started with the Worker templates | On .NET
    by Cecil Phillip, Brady Gaster on 30th June 2020 at 12:00

    The Worker Service templates in ASP.NET Core provides a starting point for writing long running service apps.In this episode, Brady Gaster to show us how we can get started with the Worker templates inside of Visual Studio.[00:31] - What are the Worker templates?[03:58] - Creating a new worker service in Visual Studio[07:59] - Using the worker services in Docker Useful LinksBackground tasks with hosted services in ASP.NET Core.NET Generic HostHost ASP.NET Core in Docker containersAzure Container Registry 

  • Azure Digital Twins Preview New Capabilities | Internet of Things Show
    by Olivier Bloch on 29th June 2020 at 14:47

    Here is a quick overview of the new capabilities for the Azure Digital Twins Preview, the IoT platform that enables the creation of next-generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world. In this video, you will not only learn about the new features but you will also see them in action as we walk through how to get started with the service!Learn more about Azure Digital Twins:

  • Listen to the WHY of the Power Platform with Charles Lamanna | #LessCodeMorePower
    by Cameron Tomisser on 26th June 2020 at 16:00

    The Visionary Episode: Join Dona and Sarah as we talk to Charles Lamanna, CVP of low code platforms at Microsoft why exactly he believes in the Power Platform. If you want to know the 'WHY' behind Power Platform, then join us and become part of the conversation! We also have a great RPA demo connecting to Power Virtual Agents and discuss plans around how we will be creating User Groups in every city in the world, so stay tuned! Charles Lamanna is the CVP of low code platforms and is the leader of the Power Platform movement at Microsoft. Charles gets involved in internal Microsoft initiatives and external communities, demonstrating the capabilities of Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents across every industry. Learn more about Charles here: learn more, visit: 

  • F# Fabulous - Beyond MVU Basics | The Xamarin Show | The Xamarin Show
    by James Montemagno on 25th June 2020 at 19:00

    This week, James is joined once again with designer and architect of F# Don Syme and Fabulous maintainer Timothé Larivière. They are back to talk more in-depth about building Xamarin mobile apps with F# and Fabulous. This approach combines functional programming and MVU style of development create a lovely environment for build apps. Time Codes:[00:00] Recap of Fabulous[03:00] Fabulous + ML from Faisal Waris[05:40] Architect of a Fabulous App[15:30] Contact App Walkthrough[25:00] Custom Controls and StylingShow Links:FabulousBlog: How to become a Fabulous developerGitHub: BERT QAGitHub: Fabulous ContactsGitHub: Fabimals SampleGitHub: Fabulous WeatherGitHub: Fabulous PlanetsFollow @JamesMontemagnoNever Miss an Episode: Follow @TheXamarinShowUseful Links:Learn more about XamarinLearn more about Xamarin.FormsLearn more about Cross-platform developmentXamarin Developer CenterXamarin BlogMicrosoft Learn Self-Guided TrainingCreate a Free Account (Azure)Xamarin Developers YouTube ChannelXamarin on Twitter 

  • The History of Visual Studio Code | Microsoft Build 2020
    by Erich Gamma, Asim Hussain, Simona Cotin on 26th May 2020 at 16:02

    We speak to the creator of Visual Studio Code about the early challenges to now becoming the most popular development environment in the world.

  • Mark Russinovich on Azure innovation and more! | Microsoft Build 2020
    by Mark Russinovich, Seth Juarez on 21st May 2020 at 03:56

    Join Seth and Mark in a conversation discussing Azure innovation, cloud native programming models, and other exciting technology.

  • The Journey to One .NET | Microsoft Build 2020
    by Scott Hunter, Scott Hanselman on 19th May 2020 at 18:59

    Get the latest updates in .NET Core and how you can be more productive building apps that run on any platform or device. Learn about some of the exciting things we're working on for .NET 5 and beyond.

  • C# Today & Tomorrow | Microsoft Build 2020
    by Mads Torgersen, Dustin Campbell on 19th May 2020 at 18:59

    With C# 8 recently shipped, we paint the big picture: we lay out where the C# and Visual Studio experience is headed. We'll also show you early glimpses of what we're currently thinking with C# 9.

  • Keynote: Xamarin All The Things | Focus on Xamarin
    by Amanda Silver, David Ortinau, Maddy Leger on 18th March 2020 at 15:37

    Join Maddy, David, and Amanda as they kick off a day full of Xamarin and .NET. Find out what is new and awesome for Xamarin developers to build stunning cross-platform mobile apps with .NET and Visual Studio. You do not want to miss out!For more information on Xamarin head over to

  • Welcome to Blazor | Focus on Blazor
    by Daniel Roth on 8th January 2020 at 19:58

    Welcome to the event including status of the product and what you can do with it today!For more information head over to