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Microsoft Commits to Three More Azure OpenDev Events

Keynotes and general sessions from the Azure event in June are now available on-demand. Also announce is a series of OpenDev events online at least two more times. And in this week's .NET Insight Podcast: How a bug (real, not the computer variety) figured into the making of the iconic Windows XP desktop.

You didn't think there'd just be one Azure OpenDev event, did you? The last one, in June, will be followed by two others, with the next one in October, according to a blog post from Microsoft Azure Architect John Gossman. It's basically a footnote at the end of the post. As he writes: "We're working to make Azure OpenDev a recurring event, three times per year, and I'm pleased to announce that the next one will be in October!"

Gossman's post wraps up the June event. From the event's home page, you can view on-demand videos of Gossman's keynote and other sessions: Docker on Azure, Kubernetes orchestration and tools, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Azure, Red Hat's partnership with Microsoft, using Chef Habitat, and the Skype team's Linux migration efforts.

And in case you're interested: Don't forget to check out the link at the end, which is an offer to try out Azure. Sign up and you can get $200 in Azure credits, for free.

BTW, a special shout out to the folks who run Stackify. One of our authors is featured in one of the tips provided in their roundup (if I told you what tip, you might not read the whole thing....): "Top .NET Software Errors: 50 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them"

In this episode of the .NET Insight Podcast, we look at the story of a bug (a real pest, not the computer variety) that was partly responsible for the career of the photographer of the iconic Windows XP desktop, and I give you short story (for want of a story from listeners) about one of my inspirations who got me into computing in a roundabout way.

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About the Author

Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. For 1105 Media, he managed, Virtualization Review, and was Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine and host of The .NET Insight Podcast until 2017. Contact him via his photography Web site at

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