Week 51/2017

Week 51 update incoming!

But first…This week I made a presentation on Google Campus in Warsaw about Typescript. 

I’ll write about it more on the next week but just for now – quick link to view my presentation about Typescript 🙂

P.S.

All designs made by “Design Ideas” (automagic!) available in PowerPoint!

Office 365

Few important changes for Microsoft Teams – a tool from Microsoft that is becoming one of the most hits from Microsoft and place it right after OneNote in my private ranking 🙂 :

  • Microsoft Teams
    • First of all – you can now use your Microsoft Teams as your private telephone network used within a company (PBX)
    • There was an update for MS Teams that fixes problem with polish characters (believe me – it was crucial!), allow for sharing window (before you can only share whole screen) and few other stuff that prepares MS Teams to swap Skype for Business for ever! (yey!)

Quantum

Quantum-computing is something that is arising from laboratory phase into development and common usage. Microsoft is aware that quantum computing is becoming more and more important so they providing free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit (Article) -> Direct Link to Quantum Development Kit (includes local quantum machine simulator).

 

There is also documentation on how to setup your environment and start with Q# coding – check it out!

Extra read for weekend

  • Nowadays there are many different opinions on FaceID feature presented by newest Apple device. There are some pros and cons for that (as for everything actually) but Troy Hunt made well argumented opinion that for me is a verdict – FaceID stinks
  • From some time I’m quite interested more in management topics than before. I started to read more and more about it and I found that that some time ago Google ignited project called Oxygen that tried to prove if management roles are needed or not in organization. Great article, great conclusions.
  • If you were interested in attending on AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions but from some reasons skip that and wanted to see what it was about (like me) – there is a great list with all AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions

Week 50/2017

Just before Christmas there is much more work than ever so no much time for writing posts. However there is always time for quick week update! 🙂

Not many positions but huge and great changes:

  • Check out new connector in MS Teams for Github, Jira and Bitbucket where you can set notifications of pull requests (create, approve, update, reject), pushes, issues and commits so you can keep an eye on everything from one place. From my perspective that was something really important since I can use now 1 software to get quick overview and if I would like to get more in detail (i.e. code review) I can go for more specialized tool. 
  • There is General Availability of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams (yey!)
  • Visual Studio for Mac is now released
  • This one is from last month but…I don’t know how could I missed that. Visual Studio Live Share – and this is awesome! Why? Just first few thoughts: code review, learning with assistance, remote pair-programming, skill examination etc.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

Week 49/2017

New week, new quick update for you!

  1. I cannot count how many times it was a pitfall for me and my colleagues – managing O365 without powershell (i.e. from Mac)? Now you can – Platform independent Command-Line Interface for Office365 now available! 
  2. Visual Studio Code now supports Azure Data Lake R & Python extensions!
  3. There is new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java. The client library provides tools to help developers scale out the data tier of their applications using sharding, including support for multi-tenancy patterns for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
  4. iOS Yammer users have now an option to praise their coworkers as well as publish announcements from mobile app.

 

And if you have a little bit more time for a small literature I recommend you below content: