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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Setting up a CDN using Azure Storage

Many websites today use a content delivery network (CDN) to serve static content to their users. This is because CDNs can cache and compress static content as well as providing geo-redundancy services. Microsoft Azure has CDN capabilities contained within its resource portfolio. In this article, we’ll want through configuring Azure to serve up CDN content from an Azure Storage account.

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Call for Speakers Open for TechBash 2019

The TechBash 2019 Call for Speakers is now open on the TechBash website. Much like last year, TechBash 2019 will be preceded by a day of workshops geared more towards hands on and/or in depth conversation on the hottest topics. The three days of the conference are sure to be filled with around 70 sessions of the the latest content. If you’d like to present at TechBash, you can read the CFP announcement blog post and then hop over to their Sessionize page at https://sessionize.com/techbash2019/.

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TechBash.com Refresh

If you were unaware, I’m one of the founding board members of TechBash, a developer conference found in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Over the past three months, we’ve started ramping up our planning for our next event at the Kalahari Resorts in Pocono Manor from November 12-15, 2019. As always, all of our information is available at https://techbash.com.

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Microsoft Build 2019 Registration Opens

Microsoft Build 2019 is now open for registration. Build 2019 is a developer conference that will be taking place in Seattle, WA on May 6-8, 2019.  This year, the cost is $100 cheaper than last year at $2395 per person. You can register by visiting https://register.build.microsoft.com/.  One big change to this year’s registration is that you can bring two students, aged 14-21, for free to Build. If you have more than two to bring, you can reach out to the Microsoft Build team by reviewing the FAQ here. However, space is limited and the hotels only accommodate double occupancy so you must act fast.

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Azure DevOps "Run as Package" Change May Break Application

Microsoft recently made a change to the deployment type in the release pipeline. This change offers some great benefits and is known as the “Run as Package” feature. The feature is explained at https://github.com/Azure/app-service-announcements-discussions/issues/32.

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Integrating with the YouTube API

For some reason, over the past few years, the documentation surrounding the various Google APIs has gone downhill. So, while working on a feature for the upcoming TechBash website refresh, I shouldn’t have been too surprised that the YouTube API lacked solid documentation around connecting to our TechBash YouTube channel to obtain our most recent videos that we have posted.

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.NET Core 1.0 and 1.1 End of Life Announcement

On June 27, 2019, .NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.1 will reach end of life. It’s hard to believe, but this also marks the 3 year anniversary for .NET Core 1.0. Back on October 1, 2018, .NET Core 2.0 reached end of life and it was recommended to upgrade to .NET Core 2.1.

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Fix: Remove Unwanted Sprint Taskboard Columns in Azure DevOps

Over the past six months, we’ve changes some of the status values to values that correspond more to how we operate on a daily basis. However, we noticed that some of the values that we had hidden were still appearing on our sprint’s taskboard. One of the suggestions that the Microsoft Azure DevOps team provided triggered us to look at our item types. We had created a few additional item types a long time ago, but had disabled them in the system. However, the hidden statuses were still part of those disabled item types. Once those statuses were removed, the taskboard reflected the columns correctly.

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Grow with Google Pennsylvania

Google is offering free training and coaching at local libraries. The training includes free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching. There are three events currently scheduled in Pennsylvania. The first one is Monday, January 28th from 9am-4:30pm in Philadelphia. There are two other events next week in York and Erie. For complete details and to register for the free events, visit g.co/growpennsylvania. Registration is necessary as seating is limited. Here are the locations and times of the event:

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Watch: Bill Wolff Talk About Visual Studio Code and SQL Operations Studio

At TechBash 2018, Bill Wolff demonstrated the free tools available from Microsoft: Visual Studio Code and SQL Operations Studio. Watch the talk on the TechBash YouTube Channel and subscribe to the TechBash developer channel on YouTube to stay up to date on the latest videos posted from TechBash 2018.

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