TWIL: May 29, 2022

This week we had Microsoft Build 2022 and I highly recommend you to check the on-demand sessions because there is so much to learn there. If you just have time for a summary of the main announcements, check Build 2022 Book of News. Additionally, take a look at Azure Arc Jumpstart, the new Power Pages service, .NET MAUI launch as well as Azure Container Apps now in GA! Oh, and don’t forget the Star Wars API!



Episode 841: Towards Trustworthy AI with Beena Ammanath
Trustworthy AI is an essential resource on artificial intelligence ethics for business, government, and society at-large.  In her book, Beena Ammanath draws from her extensive experience across several industries and sectors in data, analytics and AI, the latest research and case studies, and the pressing questions and concerns business leaders and society have about the ethics of AI. Scott talks to Beena about what AI – and organizations – need to do to gain our trust.

Episode 842: Power Platform School with Tricia Sinclair
Tricia has over 10 years of experience in implementing CRM solutions in various roles from Consultant to Architect. The Power Platform School works with adults from the BAME community, providing training on the Microsoft Power Platform as well as mentorship from industry professionals, during an 8-week program. Tricia is super passionate about the Power Platform and in this episode, she teaches Scott about its power and flexibility.

.NET Rocks

Episode 1795: Modernizing .NET Apps with Mark Rendle
How do you modernize a .NET application? While at NDC Porto, Carl and Richard talked to Mark Rendle about his work on Visual Recode, a tool for migrating WCF apps to gRPC, and dug into the broader story of what a modern .NET application looks like. Mark talks about why you would bother to modernize at all – because the standard framework isn’t going anywhere. But if you want to take advantage of the latest features of .NET and the performance available to you with .NET 6 and the cloud, modernization is the way to go!

Microsoft Build 2022

Microsoft Build 2022 Book of News
Our goal with the Book of News is to provide you with a guide to all the announcements we’re making, with all the details you need. Our primary focus remains the same – to make it as easy as possible for you to navigate all the latest information and provide key details on the topics you’re most interested in exploring.

Microsoft Build Opening
Satya Nadella will share how Microsoft is creating new opportunities for developers across our platforms.

.NET MAUI – Updates and Roadmap
.NET MAUI has shipped! Learn about how to get it, the latest updates, and what to look forward to in the coming releases.

Announcing Power Pages – the go-to, low-code website creator for your complex business needs!
Microsoft Power Pages is an easier way to create modern, secure, beautifully responsive business websites to rapidly engage your customers, partners, and communities. Business users can create a page within minutes. Developers can add advanced functionality using both low-code and traditional code. Whether you want to share or gather information more effectively with customers or partners, you can get it done quickly and securely with Power Pages.

Rapidly code, test and ship from secure cloud developer environments
Securely develop and test your next great app and do your best work with any language, any framework, any cloud.

Scale cloud-native apps and accelerate app modernization
Scale your application innovation and modernization with cloud-native architectures and fully managed databases – without compromise.

Deploy modern containerized apps and cloud native databases at scale
The microservices app pattern is widely used to accelerate solution velocity and agility. Learn about the latest updates in Azure Container Apps, a service tailored for high productivity with microservices and serverless containers, and Azure Cosmos DB, a fully managed NoSQL database service for modern app development, and how to use them build distributed, modern, and cloud-native applications at scale and cost effectively.

Azure Cosmos DB

Manage indexing in Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB
Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB takes advantage of the core index-management capabilities of Azure Cosmos DB. This article focuses on how to add indexes using Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB. Indexes are specialized data structures that make querying your data roughly an order of magnitude faster.

Azure Arc

Azure Arc Jumpstart
The Azure Arc Jumpstart project is designed to provide a “zero to hero” experience so you can start working with Azure Arc right away! The Jumpstart provides step-by-step guides for independent Azure Arc scenarios that incorporate as much automation as possible, detailed screenshots and code samples, and a rich and comprehensive experience while getting started with the Azure Arc platform.

Cool Stuff

The Four Horsemen of Success You’ll Just Need to Accept
We often attribute success to hard work. And sometimes, this can lead to notions of someone not being successful just because they are lazy. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Why? Because hard work alone doesn’t guarantee success. No one should ever think that. I think it is important to recognise that other factors are involved in being successful. Here are the four biggest ones we think have the most impact.

The Star Wars API
The Star Wars API, or “swapi” (Swah-pee) is the world’s first quantified and programmatically-accessible data source for all the data from the Star Wars canon universe! We’ve taken all the rich contextual stuff from the universe and formatted into something easier to consume with software. Then we went and stuck an API on the front so you can access it all!

Have a great week!