Live! 360 Orlando 2016: Digital Transformation -- Is Your IT Career on Track?

The rapid rise of new technology available to consumers and enterprises alike are having a major impact on the IT skills employers are investing in. David Foote, chief analyst with Foote Partners and a prominent expert in IT skills, certification and salary benchmarks, will reveal some important trend and pay data and discuss the importance of choosing a set of IT skills in line with what organizations are seeking to protect and move their businesses forward.

Posted on 12/06/2016 at 11:25 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live/Modern Apps Live Orlando 2016: The Next Generation of Visual Studio

The next release of Visual Studio is nearly here, and it’s faster, leaner and more productive than ever. In this keynote, Microsoft Principal Lead Program Manager Tim Sneath explains how the Visual Studio team stripped Visual Studio down to the chassis, creating a streamlined, fast and lightweight core; then added back all the different tools and capabilities that make Visual Studio the class-leading developer environment for any language or framework. He also talks about how the team was able to add hundreds of productivity features and new capabilities based on developer feedback.

Posted on 12/06/2016 at 11:23 PM0 comments


Live! 360 Orlando 2016: Mobile -- Choosing a Direction for Your Company

Every mobile app should be native! Hybrid is the way to go! PWA's are the wave of the future! Who's correct? Which mobile platform should we choose? Are these even the right questions? Before solving the problems of the ever changing mobile world, we must first understand our own environment and the challenges we face. Google Developer Expert and Microsoft Regional Director John Papa breaks it all down in this session.

Posted on 12/06/2016 at 11:20 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: The Future of Visual Studio “15”

Visual Studio 2015 was a feature-packed release with additional updates adding tons of value. But time waits for no one and the Visual Studio team knows it. In this session, you'll hear from Microsoft's Mark Wilson-Thomas about the future of Visual Studio -- how it's evolving for its next big release, and even provide how the team uses developer feedback to continuously improve Visual Studio.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 10:14 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Get Good at DevOps -- Feature Flag Deployments with ASP.NET, WebAPI, & JavaScript

Want to get good at DevOps, but deployments are getting you down? Is the code integration process just plain driving you crazy? Maybe it's time to try out feature flags: what they let you do, how it'll help your Scrum teams, and also show you how to actually implement them in your applications. Scrum specialist Benjamin Day demonstrates.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 10:17 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Building Solutions with the Microsoft Graph SDKs

Microsoft Graph is the one endpoint to rule them all. Paul Stubbs, a Microsoft Architect for Windows Azure, and Robert Anderson, a Microsoft Software Engineer, show how easy it is to use Microsoft Graph to build people- and group-centric applications that use the latest APIs from Azure AD, OneDrive, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, and more all under a single endpoint and enabling high impact business and consumer scenarios using the Microsoft Graph SDKs.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 10:02 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Windows for Makers -- Raspberry Pi, Arduino & IoT

In this session with Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Nick Landry, you'll learn about the tools, how to get started, what hardware you'll need, and how to build your first Windows hardware project on the Raspberry Pi. You'll also explore how you can extend your Windows 10 mobile projects with custom hardware using the Windows Arduino Remote, and how your Arduino projects can leverage Windows hardware as affordable virtual shields. Take your maker projects to the next level, and come learn valuable skills to prepare and extend your developer skills for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 10:05 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: TypeScript for C# Developers

Not the easiest language to learn and understand, JavaScript is full of awesome features and some really bad ones. And being as flexible as it is, tooling has a hard time keeping up. That's where TypeScript comes in and tries to solve a lot of these problems, and make the code more structured, and less error prone. And it also offers tooling support in a way that JavaScript just can't. It's what this session, headed by Chris Klug at Novatrox, is all about.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 9:58 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Zero to DevOps with VSTS

In this demo-heavy Wednesday keynote, Microsoft Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown show you how to go from "zero to DevOps" like a pro. Starting from just a blank desktop, he creates a new team project and a complete pipeline, and deploys an ASP.NET MVC application into Azure all live and hands on.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 9:53 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Azure Portal -- The Largest SPA in the World

The Azure Portal is one of the biggest, and most complex Single Page Applications (SPA) in the World. Are you curious what's under the cover? This session with Microsoft Software Engineer Jakub Jedryszek uncovers all of the details of the end-to-end development process, performance tweaks, and how his team implemented Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery.

Posted on 07/22/2016 at 10:00 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Using Universal Windows Platform and Azure to Build Connected Solutions

Microsoft Visual Studio Program Manager Daniel Jacobson demonstrates a unique way to take advantage of the Universal Windows Platform to build a product that spans multiple device families including IoT, Mobile, and Desktop. He also dives into utilizing Azure services with UWP to build a cloud-connected solution.

Posted on 07/21/2016 at 5:34 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2016: Go Mobile with C#, Visual Studio, and Xamarin

James Montemagno, a Principal Program Manager with Microsoft's Mobil Tools Division, covers the Xamarin platform and how to create native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C#. His session focuses on coding, with several live coding adventures throughout the entire session, where, at the end, you'll have the knowledge to create your first iOS & Android in C# with Xamarin in Visual Studio.

Posted on 07/02/2016 at 9:56 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Boston 2016: More Personal Computing Through Emerging Experiences

In the Wednesday general session, InterKnowlogy chairman Tim Huckaby focuses on the lessons learned in over 10 years of building software for emerging experiences: designing, developing, and putting interactive software systems into production; touch, gesture, voice recognition, AR & VR, holographic, neural, demographic, emotional, & Facial Recognition and other futuristic interfaces: All the bad; all the good; and the tools, tips and tricks learned along the way.

Posted on 06/16/2016 at 9:48 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Boston 2016: .NET and .NET Core in 2016 -- From 64kb to 64MB

In the Tuesday keynote, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Jeffrey Fritz covers some of the new innovations including the .NET Framework updates, .NET Standard, Universal Windows Platform updates, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, managed languages and more.

Posted on 06/16/2016 at 9:46 PM0 comments


Visual Studio Live! Austin 2016: Looking Into Visual Studio's Future

In the Tuesday keynote, Visual Studio Principal Group Program Manager Tarek Madkour gives an early sneak peek into the new innovations of the upcoming Visual Studio “15", .NET and Visual Studio Team Services releases.

Posted on 05/18/2016 at 5:37 PM0 comments


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