Here are the top 10 developer videos produced by Microsoft in 2015.
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 this year. Its release keynote has received 558,107 views. The video provides a great overview packed with demos for you to get started with Visual Studio 2015, .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio Online. (Visual Studio Online was later rebranded as “Visual Studio Team Services” in Nov 2015)
Are you ready for Windows 10? This video is part of the Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference. It gives you a deeper look at the user experience and discover new features. Find out how Windows 10 makes you more productive, celebrates a new generation of apps, and unlocks the power of hardware.
Build 2015 is the biggest developer conference from Microsoft 2015. Its keynote has received 340,693 views. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella describes Microsoft’s opportunity to Build the Intelligent Cloud, Reinvent productivity and business process and create more personal computing. Scott Guthrie explains how Microsoft’s Azure is poised to create the Intelligent Cloud. Satya explains how Microsoft Office is evolving to reinvent productivity. Terry Myerson explained how Windows 10 will create more personal computing with new bridges to enable developers to evolve their code into Windows 10 to enable phones, tablets, desktop, Xbox and Holograms.
IllumiRoom (research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/illumiroom/) demonstrated how projection mapping can enhance entertainment. RoomAlive (research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/roomalive/) prototyped turning any room into an interactive, augmented experience. In this session, Andy Wilson (Microsoft Research) teaches the key concepts behind these projects including: Kinect and projector calibration, networking multiple Kinect sensors together, and displaying dynamic AR objects in real-time. Additionally, all tools and source code used in the session will be released on GitHub to enable you to make use of these techniques in your own projects.
No.5: Compiling Objective-C Using the Visual Studio 2015 C++ Code Generation that Builds Windows, SQL, .Net, and Office
This video from the Microsoft BUILD 2015 conference covers the nuts and bolts of several key innovative compiler and runtime technologies we will be delivering in Visual Studio 2015 and its updates. New investments in the compiler and runtime space include: Improved optimization and auto-vectorization, /Guard secure code generation, incremental whole program compilation, and new asynchronous C++ code generation.
This is another great video from the Microsoft Build 2015 conference with 218,570 views! Want to build rich, contextually-aware apps with sensors for Windows 10? Learn how the Windows Sensors APIs can help you build smart apps for your daily life: apps that detect your presence when you approach your device; apps that figure out your activities – whether you are walking, running, driving, biking, and helps you track your fitness routines. See demos on app scenarios including health and fitness, navigation, and power saving using with Activity and Environmental sensors. Learn about the Windows 10 sensor features, custom sensors for hardware innovation, and reusing your Android and iOS app code to build Universal Windows apps.
Microsoft’s Chief Technical Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer and Chief Geek, John Shewchuk drilled deeper into the concepts explained in day 1 by providing coding deep dives. Media and entertainment reinvention were seen with Muzik Official’s Bluetooth wireless drumsticks, Acumatica’s use of Power BI illustrated how to rethink reporting. New open source projects Vorlon and Manifold.JS were introduced. David Treadwell and Kevin Gallo showed how to build a universal Windows App and gave a peek at the code required to move Android and iOS apps forward. Joseph Sirosh described the connected cow, talked about machine learning with March Madness and Genomics and brought How-Old.Net to the mainstream. Briana Roberts and Aidan Brady introduced a Minecraft modding project to Visual Studio using Java.
No.8: Template 10: How to Build Your Universal Windows App…minus all of the repetitive, tedious, boilerplate ____!
Another video about Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform! As part of the DevRadio show, the video has received 190K views in 1 month! Wouldn’t it be great if you could eliminate all of the repetitive, tedious work while writing your Windows app? Well look no further than Template 10! Join Jerry Nixon and Daren May, Co-Founder and President of CRANK211 as they walk you though the thought process and how to get started with this fantastic time saver for your development needs.
The video is again from the Microsoft Build 2015 conference. It’s an interview with Alex Kipman, the chief inventor of Microsoft HoloLens.
Jerry Nixon welcomes Xavier Ziemba to the DevRadio show as they discuss the recent performance enhancements made to .NET Native that will dramatically optimize the performance of your Windows apps. Be sure to listen in and catch all of the important announcements here!