SDN Cast 52, live from Madrid, news for week 22

In this week’s SDN Cast (week 22) we connected live to Madrid – Spain, where I attended the MVP Community Event. Between sessions and eating at a restaurant in the Real Madrid Stadium I quickly escaped the group for a moment to give you our weekly report and to sit with Marcel Meijer and Fanie Reynders to present you with the latest news and upcoming events. A show with a sunny Spanish touch.

One of the interesting events for this week is the Computex 2017 event where Microsoft not only announced new products but also presented their vision on “Always Connected Devices”.

The “Always Connected” topic wasn’t their first time, Bill Gates mentioned that years earlier, but this time in a way where devices have integrated their SIMs, so called eSIMs. These are provider independent chips/SIMs installed in your machine and enables you to connect to one or more supported mobile providers. There won’t be a vendor lock with this and allows you to switch providers as you like.

With this you will turn all your devices into phone. This means that your small tablet form factor can act like a phone, but also with larger devices you can turn your device in a phone (note: not like Skype is doing using the internet, but using the 4G/LTE services from your mobile provider).

It’s an interesting development and we might see in this what Microsoft has in mind for mobile phones. Up to now we were kept into the dark on any plans or roadmap for Windows Mobile.

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News from the show:

Reactive Extensions v4 Preview 1

Announcing the preview of Azure’s Largest Disk sizes

Getting started with the Video Indexer API

.NET Framework May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

Evolving TFS/Team Services build automation capabilities

Microsoft highlights ecosystem growth and innovation at Computex 2017 with Windows 10 devices


Last week’s events

Techorama – May 22-24 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium

Scott Guthrie’s Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17

This week’s events

WWDC 2017 – June 5-9, 2017 – San José

Upcoming events

Global Devops Bootcamp June 17

DevSum 17 – June 8-9, 2017 – Stockholm

Goto Amsterdam – June 12-15

Microsoft Data Insights Summit – June 12-13, 2017 – Seattle

NDC Oslo – June 12-16, 2017 – Oslo

E3 – June 13-15, 2017 – Los Angeles Convention Center

Office365 Engage – June 19-22 – Haarlem

Google Cloud Next – June 21 – Kromhouthal – Amsterdam

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017

Inspire July 9-13 – Washington D.C.

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

SDN Event 3 – Zeist, NL – October 6, 2017

TechDays – October 12-13, 2017 RAI Amsterdam

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