SDN Cast 61 with guests Sjoukje Zaal and Alexander Meijers


This week we had guests Sjoukje Zaal and Alexander Meijers at our weekly Dutch SDN Cast episode 61. Sjoukje and Alexander are active in their User Groups SPCNL and MixUG so we discussed the topics in relation to this.

With SPCNL their website will provide an updated view on all things related to SharePoint, Office365, Office and Azure and with MixUG they have a User Group where they organize meetups themed around Mixed Reality and everything related to that.

We discuss subjects like AI, Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, HoloLens, Unity, Vuforia and more. What are the differences between Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality? We are diving deep into the subject matter ..

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Other news:

Windows Subsystem for Linux out of Beta!

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2 Alpha Preview

CodePush joins Visual Studio Mobile Center

AutoMapper joins the .NET Foundation

.NET Framework July 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10


Upcoming events

Agile 2017 – August 7-11 2017, Orlando FL

Wazug – September 7 2017, Hilversum

Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 – September 13, Online

MixUG – Development Event – 13 September, Gouda

Xamarin Dev Days – 16 September – Amsterdam

.NET Conf – 19-21 September

Microsoft Envision – September 25-27 – Orlando

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

Hybrid IT Event – September 26 – Maarssen, NL

MixUG – End User Event

SDN Event 3 – October 6, Zeist, NL

TechDays October 12-13, 2017 RAI Amsterdam

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2017, October 21, Brussels BE

SharePoint Unite – October 24-26, 2017, Haarlem

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

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

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.

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Week 2 SDN Cast News Items – .NET Standard 2.0


Our second Dutch show this year, traditionally filled with bloopers – maybe we will create a gag-reel – this time we discussed .NET Standard some more. The huge expansion of the number of APIs supported by implementing the ‘compat shim’ or Type Forwarding. This allows you to reference the ‘old’ .NET Framework assemblies to make the .NET scope bigger than ever. The information was found directly from the .NET Standard GitHub repo documentation so you can access it yourself and read it in a dull moment!

And oh, while we were discussing the .NET Standard 2.0 Fanie transformed the FAQ right there on the spot into a BOT. We discussed the technology last week (week 1 of 2017). You now can ask your questions on the bot about .NET Standard 2.0 and your .NET Standard FAQ Bot will provide you with the right answers (provided that your question is clear enough to understand …)

Try the bot here:

Where can you find the 35th edition of our Dutch SDN Cast?

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News of the week

Try the Next Major Xamarin Release Candidate

What .NET Developers ought to know to start in 2017

VS Team Services Update – Jan 6

Bootstrap – Flexbox, dropping IE9 support

DOT Net Core 2
– Adding 11-14k extra API’s
– Reference .NET DLL’s directly!

ASP NET Community Standup – January 3rd, 2017 – Happy New Year (at 46:03 ! )

Compatibility Shim

For an in depth explanation go and see the videos by Immo Landwerth:
.NET Standard – Under the Hood
.NET Standard – What’s new in 2.0

Microsoft is hiring

PWA – Progressive Web Apps?


Events Last Week


Events this week

No events this week

Events Next Week

NDC London – January 16-20 – London, UK

Upcoming events

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam

Fanie Reynders – iSense – January 26

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein

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 – 6 October

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