Last Week on Channel 9: February 23 - March 1st, 2015


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This week was the kick off of a new event type, live from the Redmond campus... Connect("Live")

Connect("Live") is a series of live streamed discussions directly from the Microsoft Redmond campus, giving you an opportunity to hear from the product teams building the developer tools & frameworks such as Visual Studio, Azure SDK, .NET, ASP.NET, Python Tools and much more.

During these live broadcasts this will be your opportunity to hear directly from the teams, ask your questions and get more engaged.

TWC9: Kinect, MWC, GDC, History of Xbox Live, Connect Live, Hololens and more...

This week on Channel 9, Vlad and guest host Ben Lower discuss the week's top developer news, including;

Real World Site debugging using Application Insights on an Azure Website

Scott talks to Rahul Bagaria from the Application Insights team. We'll cause some real errors in an Azure Website and then root-cause the issues by instrumenting the production site with Application Insights!

Machine Learning for Business Users and Enterprise Developers

Machine Learning has been around for well over a decade and, with the rise of "Big Data" analytics, has become especially prominent in the last few years. Many companies are now considering how best to use Machine Learning for predictive and prescriptive analytics and, ultimately, for maximizing revenue, profit and efficiency.

But Machine Learning has not seen broad adoption by mainstream technology specialists, and certainly not by business users....

TechNet Radio: (Part 17) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC

Keith Mayer welcomes special guest Tommy Patterson to the series as they discuss end-to-end IaaS workload provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC. Tune in as they break down automation into 3 main categories of tasks (managing and orchestrating the overall process, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and provisioning workloads, like operating systems and applications) and then go into in-depth demos showing how you can do this via Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC....

Defrag: Viewing SMART, WIFI Network Connections, Wok, UEFI, Disk Cleanup and more....

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed. ...

Visual Studio Debugging & Cloud Diagnostics Team – Connect(“Live”); // Q&A

Debugging and diagnostics are fundamental skillsets for any Visual Studio developer, so we hope you join us for a live Q&A session with members of both the Visual Studio debugging and Azure cloud diagnostic team, hosted by Dan Fernandez. This will be your chance to meet members of the product team working on the tools you love, to ask your questions and enjoy an hour full of discussion and demos.

Historical Debugging with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015

IntelliTrace automatically records the execution of your application without you performing any additional steps. Any time the debugger breaks the execution of the application (e.g. because a breakpoint is hit), the IntelliTrace UI is updated and displays the data that has been collected up until that point. In this episode, Robert is joined by Angelos Petropolous, who was on the show three weeks ago. Angelos returns to show us in more detail the enhancements made to how you use IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2015 for historical debugging.

Ping 237: Battlebots, an unlikely pairing, Mars One selects its finalists

Welcome back to Ping! We talk about the return of robot combat return to television, we chat about a one-way ticket to Mars on the space desk, and more stories that 'softies are pinging each other about...

#GameDev w/ @ScruffyFurn: IoT for the Game Developer

IoT and Game Dev? While it might not come to mind immediately when thinking about game development, the internet of things could be the next emerging space for game devs.

In this episode, ScruffyFurn (Mickey MacDonald) rants about the idea that game developers only code games and talk about the possibilities of this hot IoT topic. He then shows off....

Microsoft Campus Tours - Building 20 Remodel

Larry Larsen, Eric Havir and Jamey Tisdale take a tour of the newly renovated Building 20. This building is the home of the Channel 9 studio and it is now used to host designers, partners and developers to run workshops, executive engagements and hackathons. In this video, we learn about the remodel process, artwork and new building features.

Moving your business into the cloud: Content Series #1: Assistance Software transformation story

We chat with the CEO of Assistance Software - Martijn van der Hoeden, to learn more about how he successfully moved his on premise business into the cloud. He has great advise for other ISVs\App Builders, as he walks us through the different aspects of Assistance Software's business transformation.

This will be an interesting video for anyone looking to hear about real world examples of companies that have handled the changes to marketing, sales, channel partners and pricing models the move to the cloud demands.

Countdown to Ignite: The One with Q&A from the Ignite Forum + Cool Things to do in Chicago!

Rick and Joey answer two of the top questions from the Ignite Forums, and explain how you can ask questions and share your input. Then, they give you another taste of Chicago's top attractions—including the Museum of Science and Industry (a.k.a., paradise for geeks!) ...

How to Secure Your Service and Applications with Azure Active Directory and ADAL

Jerry Nixon welcomes Danny Strockis to the show as they discuss how you can secure your apps and services using Azure Active Directory and the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). Tune in for an depth walk through of the service as well as a demo of how to implement it for your needs.

3D Builder Tutorial Part 5: 3D Scanning with Kinect V2

In this video, Alex Blondin and Gavin Gear demonstrate how you can plug a Kinect V2 sensor into your PC and turn it into a portable 3D scanning setup using the latest version of 3D Builder.

In this video a custom "turntable" was used so that the person being scanned us rotated smoothly, but you can also use an office chair, or move the Kinect sensor and keep the subject stationary. An Alienware 17 laptop was used for scanning because the powerful onboard GPU can process scan data at a high rate, which means you can achieve a high level of detail and fidelity when scanning....

Defrag Tools #126 - Internet Explorer F12 Developer Tools - Part 1

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andy Sterland joins Chad Beeder to discuss the IE F12 Developer Tools, including some of the new features available in the Windows 10 Tech Preview.


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