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Inside Windows Platform | Common App Developer Design Considerations with Dave Crawford

Inside Windows Platform | Common App Developer Design Considerations with Dave Crawford

3 years ago
Dave is an experienced graphic design professional, who’s spent the last several years driving high quality design into some of the most popular Windows apps. This week Shen and Dave spent time reviewing some of the key themes that he leverages in his work, and things you can do to radically improve the quality of […]

Visual Studio Tip: Where Does the Open Brace Go?

3 years ago
Want to start a fight between two coders? Ask them if the open brace goes on a new line or at the end of the method declaration! Luckily you can set up Visual Studio to put the brace in whichever location YOU prefer. Go to Quick Launch and type in "format" you will find lots […]
Ping 224 Band Seeking, predicting the future, Creative Sway, Windows Insiders, Forza Horizons 2 and Middle Earth

Ping 224 Band Seeking, predicting the future, Creative Sway, Windows Insiders, Forza Horizons 2 and Middle Earth

3 years ago
Hey everybody! Welcome back to Ping!  It’s episode 224, which is 2+2=4!!!.  (Yes, we passed math – or at least Mark did). 224 episode of what MSFTies are pingin’ each other about. [03:32] Cortana will never let you miss a concert by your favorite bands [05:18]  Microsoft is trying to predict the future, and so far […]

CodeChat 013 – Nox Wilairat (Being an Indie Game Dev)

3 years ago
Nox Wilairat has one of the coolest titles around these days. He’s an indie game developer. With at least 14 titles to their name, Nox’s group has utilized Unity and other game frameworks to make exciting, modern, mobile games primarily for the Windows Phone platform. Listen to Nox talk about how they do it, what […]
Defrag: Windows 10, Minecraft, Edison Robot, EMET and more…

Defrag: Windows 10, Minecraft, Edison Robot, EMET and more…

3 years ago
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 DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will […]

Encryption in SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure for better security

3 years ago
Jack Richins teaches Scott how to easily encrypt his SQL Server databases on Virtual Machine Azure instances. It’s easier than you’d think! Areas covered in this video:  – Understanding encryption and SQL Server  – Understanding the Data Protection API, master keys, and certificates  – Using SQL commands to create the master key and certificates, and […]

Best Practices for Securing Azure SQL Database

3 years ago
Scott learns how to secure Azure SQL Database with Jack Richins. We cover getting started and best practices for a more secure database. Areas covered in this video:  Azure security and compliance  Understanding Azure role (hardware, network, OS, and SQL Server)  Understanding Network SSL/TLS, IP Restrictions, and Least Privilege Useful topics and links:  Microsoft Azure […]

Security Logging and Audit Log Collection within Azure

3 years ago
Scott and Becky Ochs dig into what settings you need to enforce to make sure your Azure instances are collecting the correct Security and Audit logs. We’ll learn about logging for Cloud Services, VMs and configuration for both. Areas covered in this video:  Azure Diagnostics Agent  Auditing in Azure  Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) Useful topics […]

Azure Redis Cache 103 – Failover and Monitoring

3 years ago
Scott talks with Saurabh Pant about the new Azure Managed Redis Cache. In this more advanced session we learn about failover and monitoring. How to Use Azure Redis Cache Azure Redis Cache
Ping 223: CastleStorm, xBox One Comedy Central app, Inbox Personality Rules, MSFT Hardware and Home Automation

Ping 223: CastleStorm, xBox One Comedy Central app, Inbox Personality Rules, MSFT Hardware and Home Automation

3 years ago
Hey everybody! Welcome back to Ping!  It’s episode 223, which is country code, not an area code.  Travel schedules and studio availability got the best of us this past week – sorry about that!  As a bonus – there were LOTS of comments on 222 – so much so, we took the first 9 minutes […]
35 – Powerpoutine Octoberfest Truck

35 – Powerpoutine Octoberfest Truck

3 years ago
It’s time for another LIVE episode of the Patch and Switch show!!! Two IT guys (Patch and Switch) who are talking about whatever comes up. Can you say Tangent! Ultimately it’s the Chat Room where everyone hangs out and contributes to the show, so make sure to load it up during the LiveStream!   What’s this episodes topic?  […]

HATEOAS, REST, and Hypermedia Primer with Mat Velloso

3 years ago
All this talk about REST and RESTful Web Services can be overwhelming. There’s also terms like "HATEOAS," which sounds scary but actually means "Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State." Scott talks to Mat Velloso about all these topics and get s a nice primer on REST as it relates to hosting Web Services in the Azure […]