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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?

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Settings Sync for Visual Studio Code

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.

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gRPC Best Practices for .NET

James Newton-King, who is most known for Json.NET, has published gRPC Best Practices on the Microsoft Docs site. He covers how to get the best performance possible from gRPC. Some of the topics he’ll cover include:

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Amazon AWS Summit Online September 29

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!

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Add Azure Architecture Icons to Your Diagrams

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.

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Use PHP with .NET Core

Did you know that you can run PHP as managed code? It’s true. With the Peachpie project, a .NET Foundation sponsored project, you can do just that. Peachpie is an open-source project that allows PHP and .NET to work seamlessly as one platform. Don’t believe me? Check out this video:

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Azure DevOps Brownout Scheduled for Next Week

Starting September 9th and lasting through September 15th, Microsoft will be conducting a daily, 2 hour brownout test for Azure DevOps. This will be the first test. The reason for the brownout is for new IP address ranges to be implemented to allow customers to use Azure Service Tags to manage the traffic flow between Azure Services and on-prem systems. For a complete explanation on what is changing, when it will be implemented, and the details behind the rollout plan, be sure to visit the post at jasong.us/3jwTuOu.

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Remote Engineering DevOps Summit

As developers are continuing to work remotely, its critical that you manage your team and organization effectively and collaborate when it makes sense. Learn from members of GitHub, Microsoft, and other DevOps partners as they share how to:

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Zoom Will Require Passcode or Waiting Room Soon

Beginning on September 27, 2020, Zoom will require that all meetings have either a Passcode (password to enter a meeting) or have Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts. Meeting passcodes were already enforced for all free accounts enabled back on May 9th. Meeting passcodes or Waiting Rooms will be required for Zoom Government customers beginning on October 18.

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Stream the Weather Channel for Cheap on Frndly TV

The Weather Channel has had their live stream page under construction for a very long time. This is incredibly frustrating for cord cutters like myself.

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AspNetCore 6.0 Backlog Grooming

The ASP.NET team is beginning to review the backlog for items that they should include in version 6.0.

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