Jason N. Gaylord
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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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TypeScript 4.0 Announced

TypeScript 4.0 has been released and is available for the Insiders version of Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2017, or Visual Studio 2019.

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Bing Webmaster Tools Revamped

Late last month, the Bing team announced the new Bing Webmaster Tools. There are several really nice enhancements and new features that have been added. One of the features that has had an overhaul is the import from the Google Search Console. This import allows you to be granular with the domains to pull in.

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New Pluralsight Courses to Pay Attention To

I’ve been reviewing Pluralsight courses lately for my team to review. There are some really good courses that have come been published soon. While I couldn’t list them all, here are some to pay attention to:

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Adobe MAX 2020 Coming October 20

Adobe MAX, the Creativity Conference, will take place virtually from October 20-22, 2020. With over 50 hours and 350 sessions of continuous live content, you’ll hear keynotes, have celebrity appearances, and musical performances. You’ll hear from Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe, Scott Belsky, EVP of Creative Cloud, Ava DuVernay, Annie Leibovitz, Keanu Reeves, Tyler the Creator, and many more! To register for the event, visit jasong.us/2PXHpFe.

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CodeMash 2021 is Cancelled

Unfortunately, there is yet another developer and technology conference that has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. CodeMash, which has existed since 2007, has never been cancelled until now. CodeMash 2021 would have taken place at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio January 12-15, 2021. Instead, the Kalahari conference rooms will be empty.

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Amazon Devices Summer Sale

While we all wait for Amazon to pick a day in the fall for Prime Day, you don’t have to wait for great deals over at Amazon on their Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon is currently running a sale on over 50 of their devices including Echo Dot, Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle, Echo Auto, Ring, and more! Many of the deals are just as good as you would expect on Prime Day and/or during the holiday season.

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Integrating Schlage Connect Lock with Ring

Two years ago, I replaced our door lock with a new Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt lock. Schlage is just one company that offers Z-Wave locks. At the time, I purchased a Samsung Smartthings hub as it was one of the only ways to integrate the door lock with Amazon Alexa.

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Microsoft Ignite Coming in September

Earlier this year, Microsoft decided to move all conferences through June 2021 to virtual events. Microsoft Ignite is no different. This year will be the first ever, fully digital Microsoft Ignite. Microsoft opted for an earlier time frame and will host Ignite on September 22-24, 2020.

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C# 9 Specification Proposal

As Mads announced back in May, C# 9.0 is taking shape. While he shared some really good examples for each of the new and upcoming features, the team recently released full proposed specs for each of the features.

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Surface Duo Release Date and Price Announced

Microsoft announced the release date and price for the Surface Duo yesterday. The Surface Duo has a 5.6” (3:2) screen when closed in single screen mode and an 8.1” (4:3) screen when fully opened in dual screen mode. The unlocked device is available for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless in the US. The device boasts an all-day battery, USB-C, 11MP adaptive camera with 4k video recording, and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform processor. It also includes 6GB DRAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

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