Microsoft Build 2018 – Session Recommendations (Part 2)

As promised, I bring a couple more sessions from Microsoft Build 2018!

The first part of this list can be found here.

Be aware that I’m a .NET+C# Lover, so those are the sessions that I enjoy the most, but if you want a deeper look into the sessions catalog, you can go through this list on Channel9, all the sessions are there (or will be very soon)

But let’s start with my session recommendations.

.NET Overview & Roadmap

This session was amazing. Presented by Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter, it presented some amazing numbers about .NET Core and how bright (and fast) the future will be.

They also presented a couple of ideas that they are working on and I was particularly AMAZED by the demo on the micro-services template that they are playing with for ASP.NET Core 2.2. You will see that the session’s audience reaction was also very positive.

API CLI

Also great demos on .NET Tooling and Blazor (Blazor is unbelievable so far)

I, particularly, loved it. Also, Scott Hanselman was joking as hell on this one, it’s almost half tech half stand-up comedy 😛 

The session:

Pair Programming Made Awesome with Visual Studio Live Share

I tried really hard to get access to VS Live Share during the Beta phase, but unfortunately it didn’t work out for me, now it really available (in preview) and it’s awesome!

The whole idea is to be able to share code files during a LIVE session in a way that developers can collaborate and help solve each others problems (or any other idea that you can come up in a collaboration session)

But how is it different from Screen Sharing? Well, it has a number of benefits that are enumerated on this session by Jonathan Carter and Jon Chu.

I played with it a little bit with some friends (even friends from Brazil!) and it really is super fun.

Past, Present, and Future of .NET

I did a post not long ago about a session from Richard Campbell on the history of .NET, which was really great. If you watched it you might know that he is now working on a book about the History of .NET (!)

Now, in this Build 2018 Talk/Session, he is exploring some of this history with some major players from the .NET world! Scott Hunter, Beth Massi and Mads Torgersen.

This is really just a casual talk exploring some of the major events that led to the current state of the platform. It’s really nice to see how things played to get us to where we are right now.

The player is a bit different on this one because it’s straight out of Channel9 and not from YouTube.

Technology Keynote: Microsoft Azure

Also traditional at this point is the Microsoft Azure Technology Keynote by Scott Guthrie.

Again there was a big focus on the AI power that Microsoft is adding to the Azure Cloud every day. This one has a number of really interesting demos!

  • Visual Studio Live Share (Amanda Silver & Johnathan Carter)
    • I’m really super excited about this feature! So much potential.
  • VS App Center + GitHub Integration (Simina Pasat)
  • VSTS and a Lot on CI/CD (Donovan Brown)
    • I consume a lot of CI/CD and DevOps resources at my work, but I’m not really a specialist in configuring or maintaining them, still, this Demo made me want to now a lot more about it!
  • Kubernetes + Azure + Visual Studio (Scott Hanselman)
    • Nice Demo on how those 3 tools integrate really well to make the handling of containers with Kubernetes on Azure be as smooth as possible.
    • There was a funny technical problem during this Demo 😛 Scott Guthrie added some value to the presentation.
  • Serverless + IoT (Jeff Hollan)
    • I don’t need to tell you how much Microsoft is investing on this right? Azure Functions are getting better and better in an amazing speed.
  • CosmosDB (Rimma Nehme)
  • Azure Search + Cognitive Skills (Paige Bailey)
  • Azure DataBricks (Paige Bailey)

As you can see there was two Demos by Paige Bailey, a Cloud Developer Advocate for Azure that has a number of amazing posts on twitter! You can follow her here.

And here is the session.

Nice wasn’t it? 😀

I have enough videos on my queue yet, so I will probably make at least one more post with more session recommendations. Let me know if you are enjoying it!


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