Last Week on Channel 9: July 10th – July 16th, 2017

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Here's just a few, just a select 19 videos, shows, posts and episodes from last week, here on Channel 9...

HPE Speaks Out on Hybrid Cloud and Windows Server 2016

Watch this episode to learn about HPE's point of view on Hybrid Cloud and Windows Server 2016 and industry trends in the datacenter. Get insights for types of cloud vs. on premise scenarios that may make sense for your datacenter environment as well as how to plan around new trends in software defined storage. ...      

TWC9: Babylon.js 3.0, Paint 3D Holographic Models, Peek Inside the AI Labs and more...

This week on Channel 9, Nikola and returning guest host Killian McCoy discuss the week's top developer news, including;

Behind the Scenes: How Kongsberg used Azure IoT to optimize port operations

Kongsberg Gruppen is an international technology group that delivers advanced and reliable solutions improving safety, security, and performance in complex operations and under extreme conditions.

Shipping ports are a perfect example of this as they are subject to natural and man-caused conditions that affect both the depth of berths and channel. As a result, the harbor bottom is continually changing and knowing the depth is essential for safe port entry, docking, environmental affects and operational efficiency....      

Office 365 Update: July 2017

Welcome to the July 2017 Office 365 Update. The course transcript, complete with links to additional information on everything covered, is available at ...      

Getting Started with Windows Template Studio

Windows Template Studio is a Visual Studio 2017 Extension that accelerates the creation of new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps using a wizard-based experience.

Go to to install the extension.  Or, if you want to check out the source code, go to      

Introduction to MSBuild in .NET Core with Nate McMaster

Nate McMaster gives and introduction to using MSBuild in .NET Core project files. Watch as he runs through the basics in a new .NET Core application (using Visual Studio Code on a Mac), then shows off a few useful tricks including property imports, directory build properties, and running custom tasks like Gulp as part of your build.      

Azure Nested Virtual Machines

We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. You can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months....      

Setting up SQL Server High-Availability between Windows and Linux with SQL Server 2017

Tobias and Slava are back in the studio in this awesome video to show high-availability with SQL Server 2017 between Windows and Linux. After spending a few minutes discussing the background, thought process, discussions that went on trying to determine if this was even possible, and the applicable scenarios, Tobias jumps right into the demo [06:20] to show that yes, Virginia, it is possible, and that it is quite easy to create and configure Availability Groups on both Windows and Linux. ...      

What does it take to migrate to Azure Government?

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Gruenemeier about what it takes to migrate to Azure Government. Scott draws upon his vast experience working directly with customers to clearly articulate the most important steps for getting started with your cloud migration. Steve and Scott discuss the types of workloads that are best suited to start your cloud journey as well as many of the most useful services available on Azure Government today. Scott also touches on several aspects of resiliency in the cloud and shares his thoughts as to why Digital Transformation is inevitable.      

Video Abstract: AI for Earth Classification

Understanding the land cover types and locations within specific regions enables effective environmental conservation. With sufficiently high spatial and temporal resolution, scientists and planners can identify which natural resources are at risk and the level of risk. This information helps inform decisions about how and where to focus conservation efforts. Current land cover products don't meet these spatial and temporal requirements. Microsoft AI for Earth Program's Land Cover Classification Project will use deep learning algorithms to deliver a scalable Azure pipeline for turning high-resolution US government images into categorized land cover data at regional and national scales. The first application...      

Design Patterns: Command/Memento

This is the first of an eight part series where Robert is joined by Phil Japikse to discuss design patterns. A design pattern is a best practice you can use in your code to solve a common problem.  In this episode, Phil demonstrates the Command and Memento patterns. ...      

GoingNative 59: MinGW in Visual Studio

We are back! In this episode, Steve Carroll talks with Will Buik about our new MinGW experience in Visual Studio, as we continue to work to enable different types of C++ development scenarios in the IDE.      

Episode 26: Monetizing Mobile Apps with Ads

This week, we take a look at how to monetize your mobile applications. Specifically we will see how to add mobile ads into your existing iOS, Android, and UWP applications. I walk through how to ad a Google Admob add to a Xamarin.Android application and how to create a custom renderer for Xamarin.Forms in just a few minutes. ...      

Interview with Tara Roth, Corporate Vice President, Office Customer Success Engineering at…

Soumow meets with Tara Roth, the Corporate Vice President of the Customer Success Engineering group, within the Office Product Group Organization.  Improving the customer experience is Tara's top priority.  Her super power is making our software something customers love using, not just something they have to use.   When she isn't making the Office products better,  you can find her in the mountains skiing or on the water boating with her family. ...      

SSMS: Your one-stop-shop for SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting

Today's guest on the Data Exposed show is Pedro Lopes, a PM in the SQL Server TIGER team, and he's in the studio today to show off some of the things his team has been working on over the last year to help improve the tooling around SQL Server performance troubleshooting built right into SSMS.

[03:00] - Microsoft SQL Server Performance Dashboard...      

B-roll 2: Microsoft rural broadband strategy

Microsoft is using part of the wireless spectrum to provide broadband coverage over vast distances at a fraction of the typical cost.      

B-roll 1: Microsoft rural broadband strategy

Microsoft is using part of the wireless spectrum to provide broadband coverage over vast distances at a fraction of the typical cost.      

Microsoft Puts Partners at the Center of $4.5 Trillion Transformation Opportunity

B-roll from Microsoft's Inspire 2017.      

CodeChat 068 - A Broad View of Machine Learning

Rick Barraza (@rickbarraza) works in the AI space at Microsoft, and is particularly good at communicating the concepts of the seemingly (and actually) complex world of machine learning.

In this interview, Rick clarifies the terms machine learning (ML), deep neural networks (DNN), and artificial intelligence (AI), and attempts to cast a vision for this technology in the near and distant future. And an exciting future it is!      

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