Betatalks

Betabitters update you on the latest features and developments in .NET and Azure. Below you can find all Betatalks episodes. In addition, we now have Betatalks live, our webinars.


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All our Betatalks episodes:

In this episode, Rick & Gerben talk about Azure Static Web Apps. They work with an API back-end and a Blazor Web Assembly front-end to show you some of the configuration options you have for Azure Static Web Apps. 

In this episode, Oscar & Gerben talk about Azure Security Center. They take a look at the open-source tool Scout Suit and how it works to assess resources on Azure. They also show you what Azure has to offer especially around the security center and how to get a grip on the configuration in your subscriptions.

In this episode, Feli & Jelle show you how you can create Machine Learning experiments with full creative control over the choices made.

The 40th episode is all about Azure Containers & Azure Kubernetes Service. Gerben and Rick talk about containers in general and how you can run containers. Later on, they dive into Azure Kubernetes Service. They will set up a basic cluster, show you some changes in AKS due to new versions and share with you how you can interact with it.

In the 39th episode of Betatalks, we're going to start integrating Machine Learning models with other production code! Jelle & Feli show you how you can consume machine learning models created in Azure Machine Learning.

In the 38th episode of Betatalks, Oscar and Rick discuss Azure Front Door. What's the state of it? And what has changed? They guide you through the setup.

In the 37th episode of Betatalks, Oscar and Gerben talk about Azure Functions Isolated Process. What is new? And what are the differences? 

The 36th episode of Betatalks is all about Azure Bicep. Use this episode to learn more about Bicep, how it works & what the possibilities are with it.

In the 35th episode of Betatalks Oscar and Rick talk about the updates during Ignite, especially around Cosmos DB. They talk about one of the updates that caught their attention.

In the 34th episode of Betatalks, Feli & Jelle talk about Azure Machine Learning Designer. What are the possibilities within the Designer? How does it work? And how do you build an experiment? Watch now!

There'll be different upcoming episodes where Jelle & Feli will talk about different kinds of ML in Azure. The easiest to make and the first they'll dive into is AutoML. In this 33rd episode of Betatalks, they show you how!

In this 32nd episode of Betatalks Rick & Oscar dive into Dapr, Distributed Application Runtime. What is available? How can you get Dapr up and running? And what more can we expect?

In this 31st episode of Betatalks Rick & Oscar talk about .NET 6.0 and MAUI. At the end of February, the first preview of .NET 6.0 was released. They take a look at MAUI, which is the successor of Xamarin Forms. Find out why Rick had mixed success!

In this 30th episode of Betatalks, Oscar & Rick talk about Azure Static Webapps. They show you some new functions and talk about a possible update around Build.

In this episode, Oscar & Rick discuss what's new with Azure Functions, what's coming for Azure Static Web Apps, and the different options there are to use Open API Specification with your Azure Functions. This ranges from generating Swagger UI for your Functions-powered API to generating all of the Functions needed to implement an existing API specification.

In the 26th episode, Steven & Rick introduced YAML and discussed the advantages. Now, in this 28th episode of Betatalks, they will show you how you can use Azure Pipelines to deploy to Azure.

In the 27th episode of Betatalks Rick & Oscar discuss C# 9.0. What are the new features and enhancements to this new C# version?

In the 26th episode, Steven & Rick introduced YAML and discussed the advantages. Now, in this new episode of Betatalks, they will show you how you can use Azure Pipelines to deploy to Azure. 

In the 27th episode of Betatalks Rick & Oscar discuss C# 9.0. What are the new features and enhancements to this new C# version?

In this 26th episode of Betatalks, we introduce Betabitters Steven and Rick. They dive into the world of Azure DevOps Pipelines. What is YAML, how can you use it to build applications and what are the advantages over the classic approach of UI?

The 25th Betatalks episode is about the k-nearest neighbor algorithm. Feli & Jelle explain how machines can learn and classify input. Using Python, they show you how it works from the start!

In the 24th Betatalks episode, Jelle and Feli talk about linear regression algorithms. They show you how to create an algorithm from scratch. Using Python and Jupyter, they guide you through the process, from writing and applying the algorithm to scoring and evaluating the model. 

In the 23rd Betatalks, Jelle and Feli dive into Azure Cognitive Services. Not only do they explain what Cognitive Services are, but they also discuss why they are so useful! Effortlessly, they prepare an app that draws its power from some of the many Cognitive Services available.

In the 22nd episode of Betatalks, Jelle and Feli update you on the mathematics and computer science behind AI. You can’t develop an intelligent model without understanding the math behind it! They zoom in on some of the most widely used algorithms in Machine Learning.

In this 21st episode of Betatalks, we introduce Betabitters Jelle and Feli. They dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence, and the enormous potential of this complex field for all organisations. They discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of AI and explain how you can make the best use of it.

In the 20th episode of Betatalks, Oscar and Rick talk about Azure Static Web Apps. Static web hosting in Azure Storage has been around for a while, but this is new. It is still a preview. And it relies heavily on GitHub. What do you need to know about this? And how do you use it?

In the 19th episode of Betatalks, Oscar and Rick discuss Cosmos DB Serverless. Cosmos DB Serverless means billing based on usage only. That’s great, but it’s not quite ready yet; it’s currently a public preview. So let’s dive in and see what’s coming. 

In the 18th episode of Betatalks, Oscar and Rick discuss SQL Database Serverless. This Azure service provides the power of SQL database, with all the features and benefits of Serverless. How do you configure and use it? And what are those features and benefits?

In the 17th episode of Betatalks, the second Betatalks @ 127.0.0.1, they discuss the highlights of Microsoft Build 2020, including .NET MAUI, Microsoft PowerToys, and FancyZones. Above all, they talk about C# 9.0 and value-based equality, top-level programming, and logical patterns.

The 16th episode of Betatalks is a special edition. Our first Betatalks @127.0.0.1, in other words, from home. In this sixteenth episode, they discuss Azure Pipelines, showing multistage release pipelines, reviewing your pipeline YAML, and setting up CI with Azure Pipelines.

In the 15th episode, they discuss the rebuilt version of Microsoft Edge, now running on Chromium. What nice or useful features have been added? How can Edge improve or protect your business? And how does Edge perform in terms of security, privacy, or transparency?

In the 14th episode of Betatalks, Rick and Oscar continue their deep dive into Azure Cosmos DB. They discuss the possibilities and features of Cosmos DB, and in particular Azure Table Storage.

In the 13th episode of Betatalks, Rick and Oscar continue their explanation of Azure Cosmos DB. They dive deeper into the possibilities and features of Cosmos DB, and in particular Azure Functions. The third episode on Cosmos DB will follow shortly.

In the 12th episode of Betatalks, Rick and Oscar discuss Azure Cosmos DB. It has been around for a few years now and was previously known as DocumentDB. They briefly show the best features and give a short demo, using the C# SDK and EF Core 3. More on Cosmos DB will follow shortly.

In the 11th episode of Betatalks, the gentlemen take a closer look at gRPC, and in particular at gRPC in .NET Core 3.0. What is it? How do you use it? And what’s in it for you?

In the 10th episode of Betatalks, they dive into ASP.NET Core 3.0. What is being introduced? What has changed from previous versions? And how do you use it?

In the 9th episode of Betatalks, Rick & Oscar continue their journey through the Blazor landscape. In the previous episode Blazor Server, now Blazor WebAssembly. What is it? And how do you use it?

In the eighth episode of Betatalks, an extensive introduction to Blazor is provided. And in particular: Blazor Server. In the second part, episode 9, they discuss Blazor WebAssembly.

In the 7th episode of Betatalks, they discuss the latest news and developments regarding Azure Functions. Above all, a preview of Azure Functions V3!

In the 6th episode of Betatalks, they discuss Azure Front Door. What is Azure Front Door? How can it help you? And how can you use it?

In the 5th episode of Betatalks, they share everything about configuration in Azure. What are your options? And how do you use them? Rick and Oscar discuss App Settings, App Configuration, Key Vault, and Managed Identity.

In this episode of Betatalks, they take a closer look at C# 8. They demonstrate some cool new language features of C# 8 that are only available in .NET Core 3. And what else will it bring us?

In the 3th episode, .NET Core 3 is the subject. What will it bring us? What changes should we take into account? And when can we actually start working with it? Rick and Oscar will discuss it with you.

In the second episode, they go deeper into ‘Developing Azure Functions’. They discuss creating new Azure Functions projects with the Command Line Interface, implementing Dependency Injection, and using triggers and bindings.

In the very first episode, they discuss the highlights of Microsoft Build 2019, including Dependency Injection and the new premium plan for Azure Functions.