Software News and Events for Week 39 – WPF/XAML UI in PowerShell

SDNCast 21

It’s the Last week of September already and our twenty first SDN Cast week filled with announcements with one of the largest IT Pro events going on this week… Ignite! Just too many announcements to sum up but we will try to get some highlights here. Next to the announcements and events we also bring you two demos this week: Building a stub framework with .NET Core and providing great WPF/XAML User Interfaces within this ‘boring’ PowerShell environment. Did you know you can actually build graphical user interfaces while scripting your stuff in PowerShell?

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News of the week

· TypeScript 2.0 is now available!

· Introducing .NET Standard

· Durandal 2.2.0 Release

· Team Foundation Server “15” RC 2 available
Team Foundation Server (TFS) 15 RC2 is available and ready for production use

· Announcing Azure Command-Line Interface (Azure CLI) 2.0 Preview

· Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server now GA

· Announcing the public preview of Azure Monitor

· Microsoft Azure Stack – Preview 2

· Azure Networking announcements for Ignite 2016

· Announcing Azure DNS General Availability

· BIO-key’s Windows Hello fingerprint accessories now available at Microsoft Stores

Office Addin and Web Part Announcements


    • OneNote Online Add-In Support (GA)
    • SharePoint Framework Client side web parts (Preview)
    • Outlook for Mac Add-in Support (Preview – October)
    • Ribbon Extensibility in Outlook Mac (Preview – October)
    • First-Run Callouts in Word/Excel/PowerPoint (GA)
    • Word API 1.1/1.2 in Office Online (GA)
    • Excel API 1.3 in Win32/Online (Preview)
    • Mailbox API 1.4 in Outlook (Preview – October)
    • In-client store improvements (GA)
    • Deep Linking Support for Add-ins (Preview)
    • Admin Deployment (Updated Preview)

Microsoft Graph Announcements

    Support for hybrid environments
    Exchange 2016, mail, calendar, contacts (Preview)
    Webhooks support

Mail, Calendar and contacts entities (GA)
Onedrive Files and Folders (Preview)
SharePoint webhooks (Preview)

Microsoft Graph APIs

Excel (GA)
Outlook – Open Type Extensions (GA)
Outlook – Mailtips and Online meeting URL (Preview)
SharePoint – List and Libraries (Preview)
SharePoint – OneDrive/File Handlers (Preview)
AAD – Administrative Units, Identity Protection, Dynamic Groups (Preview)

Client Libraries

Android (GA)
Python (Preview)
Ruby (Preview)
JavaScript (Preview)
NodeJS (Preview)

There are a lot more announcements this week coming from Ignite, but we’ll leave it here for now. I’m sure we will get back on many of the subjects over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can watch all the Ignite videos at


Last week’s events

Quintor TechDays Preview 2 – September 20th – Amersfoort

How to practice TDD without shooting yourself in the foot – Dennis Doomen – September 20th – Rotterdam

Quintor Introductie App development voor de Hololens – September 21th – Amersfoort

Azure App Services en Azure Functions – September 21th – Eindhoven

Fixxup – September 22th – Utrecht

Fanie and I were there, it was a great evening to meet some of the other peers and learn some new stuff!

LevelUp Mobile 2016 – September 22nd – Leusden

This week’s events

Microsoft Ignite – September 26-30th Atlanta

Recorded sessions:
Next week events

TechDays – October 4-5th – RAI Amsterdam

We will be there, so if you want to talk with us come on over and have a chat!

Upcoming events

CodeUUR Worldrecord – October 14th

Dutch .NET Group – October 18th – Utrecht

ASP.NET Core & Xamarin: Gotta app ’em all

.NET Developer Days – Central / East Europe – October 19-21 th

DevIntersection Europe 2016 – Haarlem – November 14-16!

We will provide discount codes through the SDN newsletter!

Unity Connect – 16-18 November – Haarlem


Demo time

Fanie Reynders created an easy to use stub framework to use within your .NET Core projects to quickly test your application with some dummy information. The tool is available via Nuget and called Stubbr. Following the .NET Core demo Maarten showed us what most of us can’t imagine and that is building PowerShell scripts with an actual graphic designed User Interface implementing WPF/XAML. What you’ll see is that by extending the PowerShell script with additional XAML coding you can start building your own, nothing is too crazy, windows to interact with the end user but keep the power of scripting using PowerShell.

We hope you like watching our Dutch SDN Casts to catch up in a bit more than an hour on the topics that are hot for this week and hear the latest news and see the great demo’s on technology and software development that you can apply in your real world scenarios.

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We are still working on our SDN Cast website; this week you could see that we had our live SDN Cast embedded on the SDN Cast main page while running our show. Check it out but it is still work in progress!

Update: The title said Week 38, but it is actually Week 39 … time flies!

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