Microsoft Ignite 2022 – Best Sessions for Australian and New Zealand Developers

It seems like only yesterday it was the last Microsoft Ignite, but it has been 11 months since we last connected! For the first time in a couple of years, there is an in-person event for Ignite, though for our list here I'm only listing sessions you can attend from the comfort of your home. … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2022 – Best Sessions for Australian and New Zealand Developers

How to avoid JSON deserialisation issues with .NET 6 Web APIs

It's been a while since I've coded more than a few lines of C# and in that time Microsoft has gone from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5 and now 6. I am currently working on an IoT gateway project and I thought I would use the new minimal APIs in .NET 6 to build … Continue reading How to avoid JSON deserialisation issues with .NET 6 Web APIs

Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

It feels like only yesterday I read through the session list for Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I thought were the best sessions to attend. Here we are in September and it's now time for Microsoft Ignite 2020 which kicks off tomorrow! Microsoft Ignite tends to be much more of an IT Pro … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Phew! I just trawled through all 600+ sessions for this year's online Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I think are the not-to-miss sessions for developers. I've put together the following list which encompasses the smaller, sometimes interactive sessions that will be on offer. You will be able to catch big keynote moments elsewhere … Continue reading Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?

No. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. I work for Microsoft, but not on the teams who work on .Net or Visual Studio. This piece is entirely *my* opinion and is not informed via any internal insights I hold! Seriously though, what *does* the future hold for .Net developers in 2020? Just last week … Continue reading I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?

Red Dog for Dev Episode Four

This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev will be the last one for 2019 and is coming in a bit hot as I've got a bunch of stuff on, but wanted to get something up for you all! No demo this episode and we'll be taking a look at greatest hits for developers in … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Four

Red Dog for Dev Episode Three

This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev covers all the latest news from Microsoft around Kubernetes. Our quick demo is of building an Azure Logic App to sending notifications when new issues are opened on GitHub. https://vimeo.com/376499787 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please feel free to leave … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Three

Red Dog for Dev Episode Two

Welcome to episode two of 'Red Dog for Dev'! This fortnight's episode covers announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite in Orlando that cover Azure API Management, Azure App Service and Azure Container Registry. Our quick demo is of Visual Studio Online. https://vimeo.com/373284357 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Two

Retrieve Work Item Discussion History using Visual Studio Online’s REST API

At TechEd North America Microsoft announced the availability of a preview REST API for Visual Studio Online.  Anyone who has spent time around Team Foundation Server will know that it's always had a strongly-typed C# SDK which can be used to extract and manipulate work items held in TFS.  This REST API is new and … Continue reading Retrieve Work Item Discussion History using Visual Studio Online’s REST API