Using field masks with update requests to Google APIs

5 days ago
In this conclusion of our two-part series on field masks, engineer Wesley Chun shows viewers how to use field masks with update API requests. In the previous episode, you learned that when reading data from an API, field masks can be used as a “partial response” mechanism to control the amount of data that comes […]

Custom Image Factory with Azure DevTest Labs

1 week ago
What is an image factory? How can it help get VMs ready faster? Simply speaking, An image factory is a configuration-as-code solution that builds and distributes images automatically on a regular basis with all the desired configurations baked in. The images in the image factory are always up-to-date, and the ongoing maintenance is almost zero […]

Securing the modern enterprise with Windows Defender and Windows Defender ATP

1 week ago
Learn how Microsoft IT helps protect and secure our enterprise network against malware and advanced attacks. Brian Hooper, Senior Security Engineer in Microsoft IT, and Daryl Pecelj, Senior Security Architect in Microsoft IT, discuss Windows Defender and how we use Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to monitor the network for anomalous behavior that may […]

AutoDraw: Fast Drawing for Everyone

2 weeks ago
Draw faster with a little help from artists and machine learning in this new drawing tool. Go to to start creating. Thanks to the Gadget Hacks team:

What’s Cool for Devs in the Windows 10 Creators Update

3 weeks ago
The Windows 10 Creators Update introduces many new features and enhancements for developers – this video highlights just a few of the cool new things for developers to try out.  Read more about what’s new for developers at

ASP.NET Monsters #97: Hosted ASP.NET Core builds with AppVeyor

3 weeks ago
A continuous integration (CI) build is a helpful tool for any software project. In today’s episode, Monster Dave explores the AppVeyor hosted build service and shows just how easy it is to setup a CI build for your ASP.NET Core project. Follow @aspnetmonsters

Using field masks with Google APIs for partial response (The G Suite Developer Show)

4 weeks ago
When working with Google APIs, developers will likely come across the concept of “field masks” to reduce the amount of data returned in the response payload from an API. Knowing what field masks are and how to use them is a skill all Google Developers should have. In this first of a 2-part video series, […]

Defrag Tools #176 – CMD and PowerShell Context Menus

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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)

2 months 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: – […]