The registration link for Microsoft UK TechDays Online is now live. This is a 5 day event live broadcast from the Microsoft Campus in Reading. You will be able to view the sessions live at https://channel9.msdn.com/
The themes for each day are:
- Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs
- Tuesday, 13 September: DevOps in practice
- Wednesday, 14 September: A day at the Office!
- Thursday, 15 September: The inside track on Azure and UK Datacenter
- Friday, 16 September: Find out more about Artificial Intelligence
I am doing a session on the Thursday on Azure DevTest Labs.
Hope you find time to watch some or all of the events. For more details see the registration link
There have been some requests for more information about the areas I convered in my presentation at the Black Marble Tech Update 2016 that we held last week.
I could send out slides, but I think it is far more useful to point you at the ‘live’ resource on the Internet. The key reason for this is that the whole of the Visual Studio family is now being released at a ‘cloud cadence’ i.e. new features are appearing rapidly, so anything I write will soon be out of date. Better to look at the live sources where possible.
- The Visual Studio Team Services Feature Timeline explains what is available for TFS and VSTS, it includes links to UserVioce and/or background blog posts about the new features
- You can find more post on all the features of TFS and VSTS at the ALM Team Blog or Brian Harry’s Blog
- Visual Studio Code can be download from here. Once installed it should keep itself up to date
- The videos from the Connect() conference from late last year gives the best overview of the Visual Studio family. The keynotes are a great place to start
- A great discussion on .NET Core and ASP.NET Core can be found in Scott Hanselmans blog and podcast.
- Look out for all Microsoft’s open source projects at the .NET Foundation and GitHub
Hope you find these useful pointers
Thanks to everyone who came to my session at DDDNorth on SonarQube, hope you found it useful. The links to resources for my session are
- SonarQube documentation
- Microsoft Product Team posts on Technical Debt
- ALM Rangers Guide on SonarQube (source)
- ALM Rangers Guide on SonarQube (explanatory post)
And you can find my slides on my GitHub repo https://github.com/rfennell/Presentations
The agenda for our 8th annual Black Marble Architecture Forum is firming up. Just confirmed is our keynote from Martin Woodward the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation, discussing open source adoption within Microsoft
There are still spaces for this free event, so why not register?
The event is on the 15th of December in Leeds.
Pleased to say my session on SonarQube has been accepted for DDDNorth. And it seems that registration has opened and closed today, there is a wait list up now
Good to see the DDD events still popular after 10 long years
Voting for DDD North Sessions is now open – http://bit.ly/DDDNorth15Sessions
Vote on what you would like to see at this community conference
DDDNorth is on again this year, back in it’s more northern base of the Sunderland University on the 24th of October
You can submit your session proposal in here
‘In the Windows world, due to its API based architecture, deployment is too often not as simple as copying an EXE and updating a text configuration file. Desired State Configuration is an attempt to ease the pain we suffer in this space. Providing a set of tools that can be leveraged by any set of deployment tools whether in a Windows or heterogeneous environment. In this session we will look at what DSC is, what resource are available and how to write your own’.
If you came to our re:Build and re:Ignite events last week and want more information on the subjects we covered, remember that all the sessions from both the Microsoft Build and Ignite events are available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015 and http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015. On these sites you can find videos of the sessions and slide stacks, hours of family viewing.