Build 2018 – Day 3

9 05 2018

just saw a really outstanding session of Mark Russinovich, containing a wild ride through Azure Datacenters, Azure hardware, FPGAs, network topologies down to nothing less as quantum computing.

Enriched with great demos and presented with style!

A must see, as soon as the recording will be out: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2018/BRK2508

And yes, Service Fabric people look out for Service Fabric Mesh, could really become a game changer.

Alexander

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Build 2018 – Keynote Day 2

8 05 2018

What really caught my attention were the changes made to the Windows dev platform presented by Kevin Gallo.

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A lot of the initial barriers in UWP are removed and even enriched with a new containerized deployment strategy and tools.

This is definitely going to help all desktop developers creating high fidelity and high efficient apps in the Windows ecosystem.

A good overview on all features is provided in the Windows Blog.

Alexander





Build 2018–Keynote Day 1

8 05 2018

Stunning new Azure IOT capabilities announced yesterday, during Satja Nadella’s keynote. I really like the DJI Drone detecting damages on a pipe system at real-time based on an AI model! This is the future arriving at our doorstep. Find a very good summary in Mary Jo’s article.





This sounds cool!

12 12 2017

Quantum Computing

Get ready  for the next step: https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/2017/12/11/future-quantum-microsoft-releases-free-preview-quantum-development-kit





Renewed as Microsoft RD!

5 04 2017

I am very happy to announce that I was just renewed as a Microsoft Regional Director for the next two years.

 

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The Regional Director Program provides Microsoft leaders with the customer insights and real-world voices it needs to continue empowering developers and IT professionals with the world’s most innovative and impactful tools, services, and solutions.
You will typically find Regional Directors keynoting at top industry events, leading community groups and local initiatives, running technology-focused companies, or consulting on and implementing the latest breakthrough within a multinational corporation.

Very happy to be part of this unique group of exceptional people!

Open-mouthed smile

Alexander





Searching for identity – Azure B2C

30 03 2017

Building systems in the Cloud efficiently means to be smart and use the building blocks offered. One literally have everything, e.g. in Azure, to rebuild your on-premise data center. However it would not be a winner to do this….

 

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Instead, be a fast mover and leverage provided  building blocks to your advantage. Identity Management is a good example, you can roll your own in your solution or turn AAD B2C offering great value at limited costs (https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/services/active-directory-b2c/). And talking about speed, just grab it and use it, nothing can be developed faster.

Alexander





.NET is back!

16 11 2016

After years of being not so in focus as a development platform and sometimes even put into the legacy drawer, .NET in its  appearance as .NET Core seems to have more than a bright future now!

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Microsoft just revealed at its Connect() event in New York that Samsung is going to support .NET Core on Tizen, the companies OS for electronic devices (watches, TVs, IOT, etc.) and Google also joins the party in the name of dotnet foundation (http://dotnetfoundation.org/blog/google-join-tsg).

This is huge, this is awesome, because all of a sudden .NET is back as true a cross-device development platform incorporating all the good stuff Xamarin brought into the company. Not only this, .NET Core is different than .NET, because it is Open Source and has a strong community backing, with over 60% of recent contributions made by 3rd party developers.

The “new Microsoft” does not stop surprising and innovating. 

 

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I am looking forward, to see more!
With sails set in this direction, this can be just the beginning.

 

Alexander