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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?
Announced last Thursday, GitHub now integrates with Microsoft Teams (currently in public beta). You can install directly by clicking here. This integration is long overdue as GitHub has had Slack integration for several years. Much like the Slack integration, you can subscribe to activity using a command such as
@github subscribe [organization]/[repository]. This will allow you to subscribe to issues, pulls, commits, and comments. You can also turn any conversation into a new issue or reopen existing issues. I’m interested in seeing what additional work they do on the integration as time passes.
On November 10th, Microsoft is releasing their latest Xbox gaming consoles. Both devices feature Xbox Velocity Architecture, Smart Delivery game delivery capabilities, and backward compatibility from the previous four generations of Xbox.Read More
Back in November 2019, Microsoft announced Visual Studio Online. In May, this was renamed to Visual Studio Codespaces. Visual Studio Codespaces allows fully-managed on-demand development environments in Azure. They are still available and other than a blog post last Friday, you may not be aware they are going away. The current offering will be officially retired in February 2021. What its being replaced with is GitHub Codespaces.Read More
For the longest time, if you wanted to sync settings across Visual Studio Code instances, you’d need to use Shan Khan’s extension Settings Sync. That was essentially your only option. In fact, that extension has had nearly 2 million installs to date! There’s still a great benefit to using the extension. For one, you could backup the settings to GitHub and compare versions of the settings. However, if you’re looking for a native implementation, the Visual Studio Code team now has one.Read More
Amazon is hosting their AWS Summit online this year starting on September 29, 2020 at noon Eastern (9am Pacific). You can register for the event by visiting https://jasong.us/3lOMGO0. The event will feature a keynote followed with over 50 on-demand sessions featuring AI, big data, containers, serverless, and more!Read More
The Azure team has finally released architecture icons of the products on Azure in SVG format for use in PowerPoint, Visio or other architecture diagrams. You can grab these icons by visiting https://jasong.us/3gVE3xD. Keep in mind that there are some restrictions on usage, which should go without saying.Read More