Defrag Tools #176 – CMD and PowerShell Context Menus

2 weeks ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder delve into the way the Shell uses the registry to provide the Right-Click behavior of a (File Explorer) Folder. We add sub-menus to the Directory context menu, allowing a Command Prompt or PowerShell prompt to be opened in the current folder, either elevated and […]

Defrag Tools #175 – Debugging the Network Stack

3 weeks ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jeffrey Tippet from the Windows Networking team to talk about how to debug networking problems in NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) using the !ndiskd debugger extension in WinDbg. Resources:The NDIS Blog Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[01:10] What is NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification)[03:11] Common problems encountered by […]

Adding text & shapes with the Google Slides API – The G Suite Developer Show

1 month ago
One of the core skills developers should have when using the Google Slides API is the ability to add text to presentations. It’s also good to know how to add shapes as well. In this G Suite Dev Show DevByte video, Google engineer Wesley Chun shows you how to do both with the Slides API. […]

Episode 222: Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code with Brady Gaster

1 month ago
In this episode Chris Risner and Thiago Almeida are joined by Brady Gaster, Senior Program Manager focusing on Microsoft’s technical documentation and the new site.  Brady joins us to talk about an Azure Tools extension he’s been working on for Visual Studio Code which enables developers to create and access Azure resources from within VS Code.  We […]

Distributed TensorFlow (TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017)

1 month ago
TensorFlow gives you the flexibility to scale up to hundreds of GPUs, train models with a huge number of parameters, and customize every last detail of the training process. In this talk, Derek Murray gives you a bottom-up introduction to Distributed TensorFlow, showing all the tools available for harnessing this power. Further reading: – […]

Defrag Tools #174 – Security Baseline, Policy Analyzer and LGPO

1 month ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis. We talk about the Security Baseline for Windows 10. We also look at the Policy Analyzer and Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO) tools. Resources:Microsoft Security Guidance BlogPolicy Analyzer v3.1Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO)Aaron Margosis’ Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLogTroubleshooting with the […]

Live for the Code: Register Now for an Oracle Code Event!

1 month ago
Oracle Code is a series of one-day developer conferences being held in 20 cities worldwide, focusing on building modern web, mobile, enterprise, and cloud-native applications. Register now at !

Modernizing the Windows UWP Docs

2 months ago
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) documentation is now available on The Windows developer community can contribute code samples and add their expertise to the UWP docs.  Watch the video to learn how you can participate and find out more at

Episode 79: CppCheck with Daniel Marjamäki

2 months ago
Episode 79 of CppCast is live! In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Daniel Marjamäki to talk about developing the CppCheck static analysis tool. Full show notes available at:

Defrag Tools #173 – Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition

2 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis, the co-author of the Sysinternals book — now in its 2nd Edition! Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition Resources:Defrag Tools: #81 – Aaron MargosisWindows Sysinternals Administrator’s ReferenceTroubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd EditionAaron Margosis’ Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals […]

One Dev Question with Raymond Chen – Have there really been 14,000+ builds of Windows?

2 months ago
The ‘One Dev Question with Raymond Chen’ video series is part of the One Dev Minute channel.  In this series, longtime Microsoft developer and semi-official Windows historian Raymond Chen covers a series of questions about Microsoft Windows development, team culture, and/or history.  If you have additional questions for Raymond, please add your questions in the […]

Transitioning from PowerShell ISE to VS Code

2 months ago
In this day and age with Azure being the beast that it is, more often you’ll find yourself using PowerShell. This short video will help with the process of transitioning from using PowerShell ISE to using VS Code. It includes all the tips & tricks that you’re used to in PowerShell ISE.