Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion arrives May 9

Forza fans, your Hot Wheels fantasies are about to come true! The second Forza Horizon 3 expansion – Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels – arrives on May 9 exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere), and is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass. This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks. Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker,… Continue reading Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion arrives May 9

Episode 22: Kimono Designer for SkiaSharp with Kevin Mullins | The Xamarin Show

This week, James is joined by friend of the show Kevin Mullins, Senior Content Developer at Microsoft, who introduces us to SkiaSharp, a cross-platform 2D drawing library, and the brand new Kimono Designer to draw and export SkiaSharp and Kimono c… Continue reading Episode 22: Kimono Designer for SkiaSharp with Kevin Mullins | The Xamarin Show

Making your digital difference

I am in New York City today, where we are hosting “Digital Difference.” More than a dozen forward-thinking companies joined us to showcase how they are driving digital transformation – and making a difference – for their businesses. It was exciting to share how UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, is driving its digital strategy with us, powering its risk management on Azure. Maersk, the largest shipping company in the … Read more »

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MSSQL Extension for VS Code | Data Exposed

This week’s episode of Data Exposed welcomes Kevin Cunnane to the show to talk about the Big Data Partner Program. Pranav is a Senior Software Engineering Manager in the SQL Server tools team. 

No slides and all demo (we love that!) as Kevin jumps right in to showcase the multi-OS tools that Kevin and his teams have been working on. Specifically, Kevin is in to show off the MSSQL extension for Visual Studio Code. Notice that Kevin is running VS Code on a Mac! How awesome is that! Today’s agenda is simple; Kevin shows off the awesome MSSQL extension and then he discusses how you can contribute to it!

At the [02:33] mark Kevin provides a simple overview of the MSSQL extension for VS Code, including how to get it, how to download it and add it to VS Code, and then jumps in on how to use it for the next 10 minutes! 

At the [10:05] mark Kevin spends a few minutes discussing how to the MSSQL extension. 

At the [12:24] mark Kevin gets into the “deep stuff” and actually shows us how easy it is to contribute and make changes to the extension by first discussing the VS Code architecture, then at the [T17:00 mark] jumps in to the actual MSSQL extension code and actually fixes a formatter bug that had been reported, simply to show us how easy it is to contribute. 

For more on the extension, visit the Visual Studio marketplace here.

To contribute, visit GitHub here and here.

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Tuesdays with Corey – DockerCon Announces | Tuesdays With Corey

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team asks Taylor Brown from the Hyper-V team to stop by and talk about DockerCon.Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on… Continue reading Tuesdays with Corey – DockerCon Announces | Tuesdays With Corey

Enjoy These Great Sci-Fi Films That Inspired Prey

In celebration of all things sci-fi, Arkane Studios’ dev team shares how classic sci-fi movies inspired the Bethesda Softworks upcoming game, Prey. Launching on May 5, Prey is the highly anticipated first-person sci-fi thriller that Arkane Studios is calling an “open space station game,” blending both RPG and action adventure game styles. The storyline fits right in with sci-fi film classics like The Matrix, Moon, Starship Troopers, and Total Recall. Bethesda Softworks partnered with Alamo Draft House to showcase a few of these films throughout April, and will have their last festival event tonight at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles…. Continue reading Enjoy These Great Sci-Fi Films That Inspired Prey

Interview with Maria Naggaga, Program Manager on the .NET Team | GALs

In this episode, Golnaz sits down with the amazing Maria Naggaga, a Program Manager on the .NET team who loves to draw Afros at http://ladynaggaga.tumblr.com and help the younger dev generation use our platforms.GALs is a show about the women… Continue reading Interview with Maria Naggaga, Program Manager on the .NET Team | GALs