Software News and events for week 31

SDN Cast

Every week I collect the news for our webcast. I thought it was a good idea to also share the news here on my blog: The news for week 31 as we discussed in our Dutch SDN Cast Channel. A weekly informal webcast where we discuss the news, events and everything to know on what is going on in software land.

This week the news and events and as special guest we invited Dick Moffat to discuss and demo the latest tech on Power BI. This part obviously is English, where our webcast usually is Dutch.

Where is the webcast to be found?

News of the Week

Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Released
Microsoft announces Windows 10 anniversary update available Aug. 2

How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK Now Available! Windows Store Open for Submissions

Stack Overflow Documentation for Microsoft Developers

Botness 2016 Videos Available

Unity 5.4 is out – here’s what’s in it

Microsoft expanding in Middenmeer (The Netherlands) with two additional datacenters speeding up development (Dutch)

HoloLens Development Edition Updates

Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.2

Xbox One S 2TB Launch Edition is Available Now

API’s for #AzureAD Identity Protection are now available in the Microsoft Graph!

Docker for Mac and Windows is Now Generally Available and Ready for Production

Announcing the general availability of the Microsoft Excel API to expand the power of Office 365

.NET Standard Library Support for Xamarin


Events van vorige Week

Fixxup 28 juli

Events van de Week

NDC Sydney

Upcoming Events

Visual Studio Live 8-12 Augustus – Redmond

Xamarin Dev Days Amsterdam 27 Augustus

SDN event 2 september – Zeist

LevelUp Mobile 2016 – 22 september

14 oktober CodeUUR Worldrecord

Microsoft to acquire Linkedin


Microsoft announced they have bought LinkedIn for the measly amount of $26.2 billion. Here is the new text from Microsoft:

Microsoft Corporation and Linkedin Corporation announced Monday June 13th to have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkeIn for $196 per share in an all cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year.

It is not sure what the reasoning behind the takeover is, other than that captain Satya Nadella from Microsoft said it will complement their businesses. We’ll see what the future will bring with this acquisition.

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