Joe Raio, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, will kick off the meetup discussing all the recent exciting announcements from the Build conference. We will go through Azure updates as well as new Azure offerings that can be applied to your Xamarin application.
David Silverlight will continue discussing all the BUILD 2017 Xamarin announcements focused on Visual Studio for Mac and what is new with Xamarin.Forms.
As always we will have an open conversation with Xamarin Experts, so bring all your questions, comments, and concerns.
Please join us for a special Microsoft Cloud Data Event in Miami
The Cloud Data Camp will show how to use data services and platforms in Azure. Using a canonical IoT scenario for data analysis, lab participants will load, process and analyze data in Azure using multiple data platforms.
Here’s a snapshot of the topics that we’ll cover:
- Batch processing with HDInsight
- Real-Time Analysis with HDInsight HBase
- Streaming Analytics with HDInsight Storm and Azure Stream Analytics
- Developing and Using Data Models with AzureML
- Using Document Stores with Document DB
Please note: these camps are for professional developers, programmers, architects, and data specialists.
Note – this is a hands-on workshop. To get the most out of your session, please don’t forget to bring your laptop. In addition:
This free event is brought to you by your local Microsoft office. Delegates are responsible, however, for booking and funding their own travel and accommodation, as required.
If you haven’t been there already, you must check out Microsoft Virtual Academy. This website provides free online training for literally hundreds of topics. All the videos you will find are professional and come with accompanying slides and assessments.
There will be many new courses and updates published to the site during the month of May. For more information on the new updates, please visit the following link: MVA Monthly: May 2015
Getting started developing Microsoft Azure solutions by watching the amazing online course put together by Bret Stateham and Sidney Andrews.
This course focuses on topics you will need to know in order to pass Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions.
This serves as a great broad overview of the Microsoft Azure platform and its core capabilities.
If you you’ve always wanted to learn about the Microsoft Cloud, this is the perfect technical intro for you to dive into.
One of the best ways for any developer to grow is by staying up to date on all the current technologies and tools that are available to them. And as well all know, technology advances very fast.
The hardest part for most of us is simply finding the time to learn new things. If you are anything like me, you stick to what you are most familiar with to get a project done and out the door. In the end the client is still happy and your project still gets done, but, you may be missing out on ways you can streamline your work and get projects done even faster and with cleaner code.
So where am I going with this?
Well, for years and years I have developed in VB.net using web forms. I have literally built over 300 sites using ASP.net Web Forms and LINQ to SQL. For quite some time know I had read about MVC and even had a few colleagues demonstrate it to me. While I was impressed I really never took the time to sit down and learn it. After all, it was a different way of thinking and who has time to learn? And let’s be honest, I was just being stubborn and did not want to leave my comfort zone.
Well after months and months of bugging me, a friend finally got me to sit down and take a few courses on MVC, AngularJs, and Web API’s. Needless to say, once I started learning about it I was absolutely blow away and have not looked back since.
The biggest challenge is finding a good resource online to provide great training that would serve as a jump off point for me. I found most of my training at Microsoft Virtual Academy and Plural Sight.
I’ve included links below to the courses that I found useful and hope that they help you as well.
Note; Microsoft Virtual Academy is 100% free. Plural Sign has a minimal monthly fee.
Enjoy and Happy Coding!