Microsoft Connect(); 2018 Live Blog

Connect(); 2018 is where developers from around the world come together and get inspired to build the apps of tomorrow, today. Tune in to hear the latest on Azure, and Visual Studio, enjoy on-demand sessions, and see experts code live on Twitch & Mixer. From keynotes to demos to live coding and Q&A with experts, there will be opportunities to engage with the community and share what you’ve been building with Azure.

Live blog of this event starts at 10.00PM IST.

To watch the live event refer the below link:

Stay tuned guys!



It’s about to start by Scott Guthrie(Executive Vice President)!

08:30 AM PT

Scott Guthrie  gives some interesting updates of the event. He mentions that we’ll see some updates of below technologies.


08:35 AM PT

Here come’s Chris Dias to give some update about the Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Code became very smarter. Amanda Silver joins the session with Chris Dias. The demo given by them is very cool, Chris Dias shared his workspace with Amanda’s machine using GitHub. Chris used MAC machine with VS Code and Amanda used windows machine with VS Code. Visual studio code display the list of users who are online and they can chat with that respective person.

It was very easy to share and edit code with Visual Studio Code.


Thanks Amanda Silver and Chris Dias for this demo.

09:00 AM PT

Here Come’s CEO of GitHub Nat FriedMan to give some updates about the GitHub. He mentions about the number of developers uses this GitHub and some of coolest advantages of using GitHub.


Jessie Frazelle is onto the stage to give us an live demo of GitHub updates. She gave an demo how third party services can be easily used in GitHub. That was interesting!

Thanks Jessie Frazelle for the demo!

09:08 AM PT

 Donovan Brown jumps off onto the stage to describe about the azure pipelines in Azure DevOps. It was a short and crisp session about the azure pipelines.

Thanks Donovan Brown!

Scott Guthrie  announces the release of preview version of Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.



09:20 AM PT

Scott Hanselman is here to describe about What’s new in Visual Studio 2019. IntelliSense has been vastly improved in VS 2019.

Oh God! Visual Studio 2019 IntelliSense is more brilliant than me!

You can download the preview version of Visual Studio 2019 here. To know more about Visual Studio you can refer this official blog.

Thanks Scott that was an good session!

09:38 AM PT

Here come’s Jeff Hollan to describe about Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS).

The demo given by him makes us to understand about the exact usage of Azure Kubernetes Service.

Thanks Jeff! Everyone should take a look about Azure Kubernetes Service.

Scott Guthrie giving us some introduction about Azure Cosmos DB. And he shows use some interesting video about how Cosmos DB is currently using by other customers.

09:53 AM PT

Her come’s Rimma Nehme to give us some demo about Cosmos DB. She describes about how to create global distributed database in Azure.

Six Creating Global distributed database is faster than ordering a Pizza. She’s mentioning what are all the advantages of using Cosmos DB.

Thanks Rimma! I realize that Cosmos DB is very powerful!

10:02 AM PT

Here Come’s Seth Juarez and Jesse Parelius to describe about the Azure Cognitive Services.

They are just explaining the Azure Cognitive Services using Lebron Jame’s pictures.

Seth Juarez gives us some cool demo about how can we effectively use Azure Cognitive Services.

Thanks Seth and Jesse!

Scott Guthrie just mentions how can Azure Cognitive Services plays a vital role in AI Projects.

10:16 AM PT

Here come’s question and answer session. You can ask your questions @

10:31 AM PT

Scott Hanselman is here. He describes some useful things introduced in VS 2019.

He is currently explaining how smart the intellisense working in VS2019.

He is currently giving us an demo how to Live Share sessions. You can able to collaborate sessions in Visual Studio at ease.


You can view this cool demo in this link. The Live Share extension is also available for Visual Studio 2017.

Visual Studio 2019 supports below extensions


To move your .NET apps to Azure refer this link.

Cecil Phillip joins with Scott Hanselman to show us an demo about deploying app services using Visual Studio. Cecil mentioning how App insights can be effectively used to monitor your web apps. Thanks Cecil for the demo!

Christos Matskas joins with Scott Hanselman to show us some powerful demo using azure services. The demo is being done in his mobile phone. He access his Azure service using his Xamarin mobile app. Thanks Christos for the demo!

Francesca Lazzeri joins with Scott Hanselman to give an introduction of how to build intelligent apps with Python and Azure Machine Learning. Visual Studio Code is brilliant like it can understand any language. Thanks Francesca!

Thanks Scott Hanselman for the session!

11:31 AM PT

Here come’s question and answer session with Scott Guthrie. You can ask your questions @

There were some interesting questions and it was answered briefly by Scott Guthrie. Thanks Scott!

12:12 PM PT

Brendan Burns is here to give an detailed explanation of Kubernetes. He uses some cool realtime examples to explain about the concept of Kubernetes.

To know about Kubernetes you can refer this documentation.

Thanks Brendan! That was very informative session on Kubernetes!

12:52 PM PT

Here come’s Unni Ravindranathan and Amanda Silver to share some thoughts on Visual Studio 2019.

First Unni explains how Visual Studio have been revamped on MAC systems.  The performance and intellisense has been vastly improved on VS 2019(MAC).

Next come’s Amanda. She explains how Visual Studio have been revamped on Windows. There is a new window available after startup of VS2019 from where you can choose your recent projects.


There are many small improvements like improving search experience, running most of the tasks background which improves the performance of Visual Studio 2019.

Amanda tries out Live Share Option from her machine(Windows) to Unni’s machine(MAC). Damn! this extension is very cool. Azure relay does this trick of live sharing.

You can ask questions to Amanda and Unni @

Thanks Unni and Amanda! That was an wonderful session on Visual Studio 2019! Downloading Visual Studio 2019 🙂

01:30 PM PT

Whether you’re building an open source project or a closed source application, it’s easy to feel like you don’t manage your software project, but that it manages you.  Explore tools and techniques in GitHub and Azure DevOps that can help you automate project management, allowing you to do less administration and more hacking.

Ed Thomson is here to describe about Azure DevOps Project. To know more about Azure DevOps projet refer this link.

Thanks Ed Thomson. That was an very informative session on Azure DevOps Project.

02:10 PM PT

Check out demos of the latest .NET Core release. Here come’s Scott Hunter and Mike Harsh to give us an update on .NET today and tomorrow.

Scott Hunter speaks about .NET Core 3. He started his demo. It was cool like he uses just a one line command to change WPF project to .NET Core 3 project.

Thanks Scott and Mike . That was some valuable information about .NET.

02:50 PM PT

Suz Hinton is here to demo us about Azure IoT with Node.js and the MXChip.

She describes about the MXChip. To know about MXChip you can refer this link

It was a nice demo sending an GIF to MXChip.


Thanks Suz!

03:30 PM PT

Here come’s Eric Boyd. He started describing how AI overcome humans.

He mentions that data is very important for AI. We need to know how to differentiate the respective data. Azure Cognitive Services plays a vital role for AI.

Thanks Eric!

04:10 PM PT

Here come’s Brian Benz to describe about Java and MicroProfile: Building microservices in style.

He is started of with giving an introduction about thorntail. He tries to explain about the micro services using minesweeper game.

Thanks Brian! That made us to gain some interest on Microsoft services !

04:50 PM PT

Here come’s Andrew Hall  and Paul Yuknewicz

to describe about Five Azure services that every azure Developer should know.

Thanks ! That was very interesting.

05:30 PM PT

That’s it! Microsoft connect 2018(); came to an end.

You can checkout these videos in this link.

Stay tuned to for more interesting blogs

Happy Coding!



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