TWIL: June 12, 2022

Awesome stuff for you this week! I found Scott Hanselman’s conversation with Daniel José Older really interesting and engaging. Also, the latest episode of .NET Rocks on gRPC was very informative. I recommend that you check them out. Besides that, I’ve been looking into multiple cloud adoption frameworks and thought you might find it useful too.


.NET Rocks

Episode 1797: gRPC in .NET with Irina Scurtu
How well does gRPC work with .NET? Carl and Richard talk to Irina Scurtu about her work with gRPC in .NET. Irina talks about the new features added in .NET 6 to support gRPC including client-side load balancing, fault tolerance, and improved performance. The conversation digs into the various uses of gRPC – Irina advocates for inter-microservice calls, but you can make gRPC work for a browser using gRPC Web. High performance and flexible – what more could you want?

The Azure Podcast

Episode 426: Defender for the Cloud
Audrey Long, a Senior Security Software Engineer in Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft, discusses the Defender for the Cloud service. She explains how the service plays an important part in securing our assets and apps in Azure and other clouds as well.


Episode 843: Writing Ballad and Dagger with Daniel José Older
In 2014 Daniel José Older was an EMT in New York City, today he’s the author of 19 books, the most recent being Ballad & Dagger (Outlaw Saints, #1). He sits down with Scott to talk about being a creator in public, how social media has changed how the public interacts with authors, what his creative process is like, and how Young Adults are his favorite audience because they will absolutely tell you the truth about your work.

Episode 844: 3D Movie Maker Forever with Foone Turing
Foone Turing is a self-proclaimed “software necromancer” not only bringing classics back to life, but also breathing new life and community into older software and hardware. Foone and Scott recently worked with Microsoft to get Microsoft 3D Movie Maker released as Open Source. We’ll hear about Foone’s plans for 3D Movie Maker going forward, as well as why the community has such strong feelings for this funny 27 year old piece of software!

Cloud Adoption

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is a full lifecycle framework that enables cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers to achieve their cloud adoption goals. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that help you create and implement business and technology strategies for the cloud.

Cloud Adoption Framework: Introduction to hybrid and multicloud
Microsoft Azure provides all of the products and features required to help you build and operate your technology solutions in the cloud. We also understand that there are sound business reasons that may drive the necessity of using multiple private and public clouds. As a first step in your hybrid and multicloud journey, this article outlines and expands on Microsoft’s unique perspective on important cloud computing terms.

AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF)
The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) leverages AWS experience and best practices to help you digitally transform and accelerate your business outcomes through innovative use of AWS. AWS CAF identifies specific organizational capabilities that underpin successful cloud transformations. These capabilities provide best practice guidance that helps you improve your cloud readiness.

Google Cloud Adoption Framework
The Google Cloud Adoption Framework builds a structure on the rubric of people, process, and technology that you can work with, providing a solid assessment of where you are in your journey to the cloud and actionable programs that get you to where you want to be. It’s informed by Google’s own evolution in the cloud and many years of experience helping customers.

IBM cloud adoption and transformation
While technology can be a great contributor and innovator to your journey, a successful transformation needs to focus on more than just technology. Your people, culture, and processes all play critical roles in achieving the greatest impact for your enterprise. IBM developed a proven framework, identifying these key elements and their dependencies, to provide a holistic view into your decision making to help drive your transformation to achieve the greatest impact.


Is NoOps the End of DevOps?
Things are moving incredibly fast in the development world as automation and scaling in the cloud reach new heights every day. You can have “as a service” for almost anything — be it storage, network, in the cloud, compute, or security. Cloud providers are also increasingly investing in their automation ecosystem. This leads us to NoOps, where you wouldn’t require an operations team to oversee your lifecycle because everything would be automated.

Cool Stuff

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.
Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. f you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered — wondering where all that time went.

Ten fastest-growing apps in 2022 (including some you don’t know)
If there is one thing there’s no shortage of, it’s apps. Apps stores are bursting at the seams, making it tricky to separate the wheat from the chaff. Okta’s recent “Business at Work” report cuts through the noise. They used data from 14.000 customers to identify the ten fastest-growing apps in the world (by customers). Their results are below.

Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app streams games without a console later this month
Microsoft is launching its Xbox TV app later this month, allowing owners of Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs and monitors to play Xbox games without a game console. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to access more than 100 games through Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs, streaming through the cloud powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware.

Have a great week!

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