2013 Video Highlights

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As we rapidly approach the end of 2013 I thought I would quickly pull together some of the best free tech videos I've watched and learned from during the year (note: these are not presented in any particular order). Hope you find this list useful!

You can do WHAT with C#?!

As is his way, Scott Hanselman pulled into focus for me the ability to leverage Visual Studio and C# to develop cross-platform applications thanks to Mono and Xamarin's tooling. This video of Scott's talk at Xamarin's Evolve conference gave me my idea for TechEd Australia 2013.

Watch it: http://xamarin.com/evolve/2013#session-umfpnw90c9


Speaking of TechEd, one of the best talks I went to was Joe Albahari's excellent breakdown on how to be a better async programmer.  Aysnc development simple plain, and.

Watch it: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2013/DEV422

Cloud Identities, MFAs!

One of the great pleasures of working at Kloud Solutions is that I get to work with people like Chris Padgett who is constantly pushing the boundary in one direction or another (or both at once!) Another highlight from TechEd Autsralia 2013.  See how Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can be added to your own custom applications.

Watch it: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2013/AZR312

SANitised and no NASties

Windows Azure Storage is a key plank in both the PaaS and IaaS parts of the service offering. This fantastic video from //build/ covers some good ground and is the first public announcement of the import/export feature currently in preview.

Watch it: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/3-541

No, not for pirates, but very much for developers. Utilising SignalR the new feature in Visual Studio 2013 provide two-way editing capabilities in any modern browser.  Which man? Hanselman.

Watch it: http://www.asp.net/visual-studio/overview/2013/visual-studio-2013-web-editor-features-browser-link

Hyperactive Ware

I've spoken with quite a few people this year for whom Hyper-V is now a real contender. While not strictly speaking a very technical video this one did make me sit up and pay attention (customer's love it too).  Couple Hyper-V with VMM, Recovery Manager and Windows Azure and you have a strong DR foundation.

Watch it: http://youtu.be/IANszL-PuLY

So, there we have it - by no means an exhaustive list and if I do come across some bigger hits from earlier in the year I'll update this post. If you think there's a video missing from this list make a comment including the link!