Category Archives: Microsoft Events

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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Microsoft Connect 2015 Recap

Have you caught up with all the news from Microsoft’s Connect() 2015 online conference?


Read all the details here:

TL;DR below…

  • Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project
  • .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production
  • Visual Studio Online is now Visual Studio Team Services, agile team collaboration and DevOps
  • Visual Studio Dev Essentials, priority forum support, Pluralsight, Wintellect,, Xamarin, (Azure early 2016)
  • Visual Studio cloud subscriptions
    • Monthly subscriptions include the VS Pro or Enterprise IDE, access to VSTS
    • Annual subscriptions includes technical support incidents, Azure credits, etc
  • Visual Studio Marketplace, central place to find, acquire, install extensions for all editions of Visual Studio
  • VS 2015 Update 1 and TFS 2015 Update 1, will both happen on November 30th.
  • Xamarin 4 support. end-to-end solution to build, test, monitor native mobile apps with VS2015 Update 1
  • iOS Build with MacinCloud on VSTS, currently in preview at $30/month per agent with no limits on build hours

Additional Announcements

There are also more than 70 on-demand videos with additional details on:

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ASP.NET 5 Overview at Philly Code Camp 2015.2

I presented ASP.NET 5 at Philly Code Camp 2015.2 on Saturday October 10, 2015. Here is the presentation material with the slides, links and my contact information.

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Azure Cloud Tour – Philly

Want to learn about Azure and also see Scott Guthrie in person? Head on over to the Azure Cloud Tour at a location near you!

Azure Cloud Tour:

 Details on Philly event:

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  • Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia
  • Address: 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.
  • Registration opens at 8:00am. A reminder e-mail will be issued on October 6 with details.

Featured speaker: Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President Cloud + Enterprise Group

As executive vice president of the Cloud + Enterprise group, Scott Guthrie manages the engineering teams that build Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio, and .NET. He’s been a trail-blazer with the company for almost two decades. Since 1997, he’s made critical contributions to many key cloud, server, and development technologies at Microsoft. Prior to leading the Cloud + Enterprise group, Scott helped lead Microsoft Azure and he was also one of the original founders of the .NET project. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University.

Microsoft Cloud Tour 2015 – DC Metro

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Microsoft Cloud Tour @ Chevy Chase MD (DC Metro)

Presented by Shahed Chowdhuri, Mostafa Elzoghbi, James Tramel

Date: Oct 01, 2015 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Venue: Microsoft Office, Chevy Chase
Address: 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700 Chevy Chase Maryland 20815, United States
Useful Links:

Hands-On Labs: Keynote

Hands-On Labs: App Service + Identity

Hands-On Labs: IaaS + Data


What am I going to learn?
At this event, you will learn about the latest release of Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Azure’s features and services – including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Websites, and Visual Studio’s IntelliTest – that can help you build and move a variety of apps to the cloud. You’ll see how to build websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications.
We’ll give you a free Microsoft Azure pass since you’ll spend most of the day in a hands-on lab environment.
Topics we’ll cover:
  • Intro to Microsoft Azure & Visual Studio 2015 – Hello Azure! In this talk, you’ll learn about Microsoft Azure’s broad service offerings. All the pieces – including Compute, Data, App and Network Services – combine to provide one powerful enterprise-grade cloud platform you can trust. We’ll also broadly cover some of the new features in Visual Studio 2015 and VSO/TFS 2015.
  • Microsoft Azure App Services with Visual Studio 2015 – Microsoft Azure App Services provide a powerful way to create Web, Mobile, API and Logic applications.  In this module, you will learn the basics of these services and try them in the associated hands-on labs. We’ll throw in some of the exciting new features of Visual Studio including the redesigned IntelliTrace for debugging and the brand new IntelliTest that will help you enhance quality while improving productivity.
  • Identity & Access – Learn about ADAL Library, O365 Library, OData Services, .NET & Java.
  • IaaS – Need some extra servers? We’ve got them. Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines provide both Windows and Linux guest operating systems.
  • Data – Microsoft Azure has many ways to fulfill your storage needs. Covering SQL, Azure HD Insight, Data Warehousing and Data Lakes, this module provides a solid drilldown into the choices available. Learn how to build web apps using DocumentDB and Azure SQL.


08:30 – 09:00: Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30: Presentation – Intro to Azure (Shahed, 1 of 2)
09:30 – 10:00: HOL – Intro to Azure
10:00 – 10:15: BREAK
10:15 – 11:00: Presentation – App Service (James)
11:00 – 11:45: Presentation – Identity and Access (Mostafa, 1 of 2)
11:45 – 13:30: Lunch & HOLs – App Services & Identity
13:30 – 14:15: Presentation – IaaS (Shahed, 2 of 2)
14:15 – 15:00: Presentation – Data Overview (Mostafa, 2 of 2)
15:00 – 15:15: BREAK
15:15 – 16:45: HOL – IaaS and Data
16:45 – 17:00: Wrap up, Eval & Prizes