SDN Cast 69 – Ignite, free Azure and Meetups!


Ignite was this week the major event for Microsoft, next to Build probably the biggest Microsoft event of the year. Lots of news around Office 365 (or should we say Microsoft 365 these days), Azure but as always lot to do around the Enterprise solutions such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and so forth, and so forth …

A peculiar group walked up the stage this time. A group of Quantum Computing specialists sat on stage in a cozy setting having fun with all sorts of Quantum Computing jokes, but the audience was not very responsive to it. If you ask me (and if you read the reviews from the media we weren’t the only ones) a bit too heavy subject to discuss for a fairly ‘normal’ audience that attends Ignite. Absolutely a mind-blowing topic but you might wonder if Ignite is the right setting for this.

Satya Nadella released his book Hit Refresh Nadella to tell you all about how he became CEO for Microsoft and pressed the Refresh button, but also explained why he thought it was needed to do this. Satya gave his book to all of his Microsoft employees to read with a customized cover (Our Quest … instead of The Quest). Well worth the effort reading the book, especially to find out how his personal live influenced his many choices in the process.

The 69th edition of our Dutch weekly SDN Cast was partially on location this week, switching between Meetup location Nieuwegein and our home studios.

Our host Fanie was guest tonight at the 4DotNet Event:

Xamarin Event – September 28, Nieuwegein

He talked with Gerald Versluis who presented his session “Xamarin Mobile DevOps: setting up an automated pipeline for your apps” at the event and afterwards had a signing session to sign his new book Xamarin Continuous Integration and Delivery for the attendees of the event.

Where can you find our 69th episode of our Dutch SDN Cast?

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Other news:

Hit Refresh

Employee edition

Office 2019 Perpetual release

Check out all the Microsoft 365 news shared at Ignite

Azure – Ignite

Ignite 2015

Ignite 2017

Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 F1 (Firstline)
Microsoft 365 for Education
Microsoft 365 for NonProfits
Microsoft 365 powered devices HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 for PC (Skip Ahead)


Events this Week

Microsoft Envision – September 25-27 – Orlando

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

Hybrid IT Event – September 26 – Maarssen, NL

4DotNet Events – Xamarin Event – 28 September, Nieuwegein

Upcoming events

SDN Event 3 – October 6, Zeist, NL

OpenHack Amsterdam, October 9-11, Amsterdam

Windows Developer Day – October 10, London, UK

TechDays October 12-13, 2017 RAI Amsterdam

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2017, October 21, Brussels BE

SharePoint Unite – October 24-26, 2017, Haarlem

Dev Intersection, October 30- November 2, Las Vegas!/

Firebase Dev Summit – Amsterdam – October 31st

Microsoft Future Decoded – London, UK – October 31st-November 1st

Azure IoT Community, November 2nd, Nieuwegein

Web Summit – November 6-9 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Visual Studio Live! November 12-17 2017 Orlando, FL

MixUG – Eindgebruikers Evenement – November 29 – Gouda

NgEurope, February 1-2, 2018 , Paris – France

As usual we are always looking for presenters for our own events and Meetup’s so if you want to share something about hot technologies or just about something you implemented at work or in an App that could be interesting to our audience let us know so we can schedule you for one or our next SDN events or Dutch .NET Group Meetups.

This off course also goes for if you want to write a great article for us to publish in our SDN Magazines or at our SDN Website. The downside of publishing a magazine article is that there can be sometime between writing the article and publishing the magazine. So, if it is time critical sometimes the best option is to publish it on the website to get more speedy attention to the article.

As you see, options enough to address your audience with top notch information. You can even, if you like, be our guest in our SDN Cast shows to discuss the projects you are working on or other topics you master. We will instruct you how to connect with us and what it is you need to join the show.

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