Category Archives: Microsoft Events

Azure: PaaS vs IaaS @ IT Pro Camp 2016

I presented Azure: PaaS vs IaaS at IT Pro Camp 2016. Here is the presentation material with the slides, links and my contact information. The live talk was similar to my past Azure talks for developers, but presented in different context with IT Pros in mind.

Microsoft Azure Resources

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Learn more about Azure, Microsoft’s enterprise cloud platform and how you can use PaaS or IaaS features to bring your organization to the cloud!



Xamarin, Xbox One Dev Mode, Bot Framework and HoloLens @ Reston meetup

I presented Xamarin, Xbox One Dev Mode, Bot Framework and HoloLens at my Reston meetup group, DC-MS-Devs. Here is all the presentation material with the slides, links and my contact information. Each segment covered an overview + demo with input from guest speakers.


1 of 4: Intro to Xamarin

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Xamarin is now a part of Microsoft and is included at no extra charge with any version of Visual Studio, even the free Community Edition! Build mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows all from Visual Studio using C#!

2 of 4: Xbox One Dev Mode

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In addition to Xbox One dev kits for approved developers, anyone can now use a retail Xbox One to develop apps or games for Xbox One! Learn how you can get started today!

3 of 4: Intro to Bot Framework

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Microsoft’s new Bot Framework allows devs to create intelligent bots to interact with users in a natural way. The possibilities of these new types of technologies get tremendously larger when coupled with Azure Services.

4 of 4: Intro to HoloLens

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HoloLens dev kits have started shipping! Learn how you can apply for one and get started with the HoloLens Simulator on Windows 10!



Build 2016 Recap

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Windows Facts and Features

Windows for Developers

Xbox + HoloLens

Cortana + Skype



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Web Camp 2016 @ Reston VA

Web Camp 2016 @ Reston VA


•         8:30 AM [01] Welcome and keynote (Mostafa and Shahed)
•         9:00 – 10:00 AM [02a] Intro to ASP.NET Core 1.0, MVC and Visual Studio 2015 Web Tooling (Shahed) 
•         10:00 -11:00 AM [02b] Instructor led/hands-on labs on ASP.NET Core 1.0 & MVC 6 & VS 2015 Tooling (both) HOL Link
•         11:00 -11:15 AM Break
•         11:15 -11:45 AM [03] Demo – Building and deploying an ASP.NET application (Mostafa)
•         11:45 AM – 12:30 PM [04] Building web front ends for both desktop and mobile using the latest web standards (Mostafa)
•         12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch (everyone)
•         1:00 PM – 2:00 PM [05a-b-c] API Services for both web and devices (Mostafa)
•         2:00 PM – 3:00 PM [5d] Instructor led / hands-on labs ASP.NET MVC 6 & SPA (both) HOL Link
•         3:00 PM – 4:00 PM [06] Running, improving and maintaining a site in the real world. (Shahed)
•         4:30 PM – 5 PM Wrap-up(Q&A) / Evaluations / Raffle

Microsoft Web Tour 2016 @ Reston VA

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Microsoft Web Tour 2016 @ Reston VA



Starts: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:30 AM
Ends: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 8:30 AM
Venue: Microsoft Office, Reston
Address: 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston Virginia 20190, United States
Meal: Yes
Presenter(s): Mostafa Elzoghbi, Shahed Chowdhuri,
Language(s): English.
Product(s): ASP.NET 5 (aka ASP.NET Core 1.0), Angular, Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Code
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

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