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Missed Build 2017? Try the Build World Tour

Demo-heavy sessions from Build will be circling the globe at select international cities. Also, this week's .NET Insight Podcast features excerpts from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Build keynote, in which he gives some weight to the sheer amount of data that represents developer opportunity for decades to come.

Build 2017 is now a memory, so if you missed it .. .there's actually a Build World Tour. The tour will hit most of the cities listed here for two days, except Munich, Germany, which will be one day only, all in June:

  • June 5-6: Shanghai, China
  • June 8-9: Beijing, China
  • June 12: Munich, Germany
  • June 13-14: Seoul, South Korea
  • June 14-15: Helskinki, Finland
  • June 19-20: Warsaw, Poland
  • June 21-22: Hyderabad, India
  • June 29-30: Sydney, Australia

The first day will be mainly demo sessions "focusing primarily on new technology that you can start using immediately in your projects, with a bit of forward-looking awesomeness for inspiration," according to the blog post linked above. Day 2 will be mainly hackathons where participants will be building projects around the technology introduced the first day. It's not quite Build in miniature, but it's likely less draining mentally as well as physically. (Munich will have sessions only; no hackathon time included in that day.)

And of course, those Build events are likely not going to feature a repeat of Nadella hitting the stage in dramatic fashion. You can catch his whole keynote on the Channel 9 site here, or if you don't want to slog through the whole 2.5-hour talk, check out some excerpts in this week's .NET Insight Podcast (links below).

Here are a handful of other links we've run across that might be useful to you, in no particular order and definitely not conforming to any particular theme:

Microsoft Azure: WannaCrypt attacks: guidance for Azure customers

Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management: Build 2017 Recap

Ayende: Fun with C# Local Functions

Andrew Lock: Exploring Program.cs, Startup.cs and CreateDefaultBuilder in ASP.NET Core 2 preview 1

Wintellect: Migrating Legacy ASP.NET Apps To Docker

Talking Dotnet: .NET Standard 2.0 is out and it's impressive!!!! Garbage collection in C#

Microsoft Faculty Connection: Using Kudu and deploying apps into Azure

Redmond Magazine: SharePoint Virtual Summit Unveils 2017 Roadmap Plans

Visual Studio Magazine: The 30,000-Foot View of the Microsoft Application Portfolio Xamarin Live Player Eases iOS Development from Windows (But You'll Still Need a Mac)

MSDN Magazine: Optimize Telemetry with Application Insights

Know of an interesting link, or does your company have a new or updated product or service targeted at Visual Studio developers? Tell me about it at [email protected].

About the Author

Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed several developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. He's also managed IT pubs for 1105 Media, including Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and Virtualization Review before landing his current gig as Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief. Besides his publishing life, he's a professional photographer, whose work can be found by Googling domingophoto.

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