Week 50 – SDN Cast 32: VS 2017 RC Update, Cortana


Last week we had our ‘quarterly’ SDN Event with as ‘special’ a couple of speakers from Canada and Italy! For the Delphi Track we invited Marco Cantù, Delphi Product Manager with Embarcadero, and Andrea Magni – Embarcadero MVP Delphi, both from Italy. Marco and Andrea completely filled the Delphi track for the full day. We also flew in Dick Moffat from Canada to enlighten us on the developments on Power BI. Dick Moffat also joined us as a guest live in our 31st SDN Cast at my house. Obviously all other speakers at the SDN Event provided us with their high quality sessions and by now their session slides are available at our SDN website: : https://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/9-december-2016. We also did broadcast the Power BI/Excel sessions live through our SDN Cast site: www.sdncast.nl so if you missed it your can go back and watch our recordings for these sessions. For next year we already planned the dates for the first three SDN Events, look at the events list below and add them to your schedule.

As promised we also picked the three winners for the Resharper licenses among the registered attendees and the winners are:

· Adriaan van Lent
· Rene Tielemans en
· Ton Soont

These guys will get the licenses mailed on their registration address, congratulations! We also want to thank JetBrains for their contribution at our event!

Where can you find the 32nd edition of our Dutch SDN Cast?

Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode. Usually we are broadcasting live on Thursday evening 8PM GMT+1 in the winter but it might change depending on how things go that week. If you want to be sure you better subscribe to our channel on YouTube or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to discover when our next show will be planned. It will show you when the next show is starting.

News of the week

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate
Visual Studio 2017 RC Refresh

Cortana Devices SDK


Powerful Dolby Atmos Sound Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10


Connect(“demos”); // 2016: BikeSharing360 on GitHub

Announcing TypeScript 2.1

.NET Framework December Monthly Rollup is Now Available

Announcing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks V1

New Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC

Google Developers YouTube Channel Reaches 1 Million Subscribers!


Events Last Week

ASP.Net Core & Xamarin – App development end to end

VS Live 360 – December 5-9 – Orlando

SDN Event – December 9 – Zeist

Review door Eric Tummers:

Events this week

Elastichsearch on .NET workshop – 15 December
Star Wars – Rogue One – Première

Events Next Week

No Events … Preparing for Christmas J

Upcoming events

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6 2017

We hope you like to watch our Dutch SDN Casts to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

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Go to the website and check when our next broadcast will be!

Software News and Events for Week 40/41- .NET, Dynamics and HoloLens

SDNCast 24

Last week Microsoft was in the Amsterdam RAI with their TechDays 2016. A two-day conference with lots of great sessions to learn a thing or two. Marcel Meijer, Fanie Reynders and I were there as well in the Experts Lounge to answer some questions from the community and to look at some sessions ourselves and learn. While we were around anyway, we decided that it would be a good idea to take some interviews with some of the speakers and record scenes from the venue just for entertainment purposes. You can go to http://www.sdncast.nl to watch the results of it. Keep in mind that as our audience is Dutch the recordings are also Dutch for the large part.

As we skipped the week of news and events, we covered this week the news and events for two weeks. Fanie couldn’t make it this week and he is also very busy preparing his sessions for next week at our Dutch .NET Meetup.

Where can you find the Dutch SDN Cast edition 24?

Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss our broadcast. Usually we broadcast live every Thursday evening 20:00 GMT+2, last week however we recorded at the TechDays so, if you want to be sure you better Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oE_YPB4AJVQSInC-yy3pw or go to http://www.sdncast.nl to find out when our next broadcast is planned.

News of the week

Announcing #WINsiders4Good Give Month

Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog

Data Mining the 2016 Presidential Campaign Finance Data

Azure IoT Gateway SDK integrates support for Azure Functions

What’s new in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 for Universal Windows Developers

Code search and Exploratory Testing GA

Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup

Announcing Visual Studio “15” Preview 5

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – September 2016 build


.NET Framework Containers

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.1

Angular 2.1

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365


Introducing the Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite



Last week’s events

TechDays – October 4-5th – RAI Amsterdam

The TechDays sessions have been recorded for the most part and are already available on Channel9:

Our own recordings:

SDN Cast 22 – TechDays 2016 on location Special Edition:
SDNCast 22 Thunb

SDN Cast 23 – TechDays 2016 on location Special Edition
SDNCast 23 Thumb

This week’s events

CodeUUR Worldrecord – October 14th
Next week events

Dutch .NET Group – October 18th – Utrecht
ASP.NET Core & Xamarin: Gotta app ’em all

We will be there in Utrecht again, Fanie is doing his session there with Gerald Versluis. We will broadcast the sessions live and try to record another SDN Cast on location. See you there!

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

Upcoming events

Windows 10 Event – New York – October 26

Xamarin Dev Days – Den Bosch – November 5

DevIntersection Europe 2016 – Haarlem – November 14-16

We will provide discount codes through the SDN newsletter!

Connect(); // 2016 // November 16-17

Unity Connect – November 16-18 – Haarlem

Xamarin Dev Days – Rotterdam – November 25

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.

Don’t forget to subscribe our channel as with enough subscribers we get the option to create an easier to remember link instead of the complex URL we are forced in today for our channel! And if you haven’t heard, the 100th subscriber will get something in return!

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! http://www.sdncast.nl

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