Microsoft held its annual developer conference, Build, in San Francisco last week. Big announcements such as new offerings and improvements to various technologies are done at Build. Also, many developer sessions are offered on various topics. This allows developers to learn and discuss the information in 30 minute or 60 minute blocks.
The Keynote this year showcased many new things such as Windows 10 enhancements, being able to develop XBox games from your XBox, and voice bots aka “Conversations as a Platform”.
Dreaming of Attending
One of these years, I’m going to attend. Perhaps next year.
Estimated Price: $4,000. $2,000 for registration, $1,000 for lodging and $1,000 for travel and food.
Exercising on my elliptical machine while watching Build videos is one of my favorite activities in the spring. With so many sessions, this keeps me busy for about a month.
Watching presentations from Scott Hanselman is especially entertaining. He keeps it light while keeping the great knowledge flowing like a river.
Sessions To Watch
The Future of C#
The Future of .NET Languages
Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
A Developers Guide to Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Large-Scale Compute with Azure Batch
Applications That Learn & Adapt: Azure Machine Learning + Search
UI Test Automation for Browsers and Apps Using the WebDriver Standard
TracePoints, a Better Way to console.log
U-SQL in Azure Data Lake – HyperScale Data Processing for the .NET Developer
Managing Secrets for Azure Apps
Building Multitenant SaaS Applications with Tenant Isolation and Unlimited Scale on Azure SQL Database
Building an Application for the Azure Marketplace
Conversation as a Platform
Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Build with Microsoft Edge
The Future of Visual Studio
Debugging Tips and Tricks for .NET Developers with Visual Studio
What’s New in Typescript
Building Resilient Services: Learning Lessons from Azure with Mark Russinovich – One of my favorite sessions to watch every year. Mark gives case studies from real clients of what they did wrong and how to improve.
Getting Started in Open Source with Scott Hanselman
Creating Cross-Platform Apps with Angular 2
DevOps at Scale: A True Story
How Google Uses TypeScript
Python and Node.js on Visual Studio
Mark Russinovich Live
Envisioning Next Generation Financial Trading with HoloLens
Azure Functions Under the Hood
Building and Maintaining Resilient Customer Applications on Azure
Visual Studio 2015 Extensibility
Build 2016 Session Videos