Dew Drop – July 15, 2021 (#3485)

Top Links

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 is out! (Justin Johnson)

Announcing .NET 6 Preview 6 (Richard Lander)

As companies embrace hybrid work, a new era of hybrid computing emerges with Windows 365 (Athima Chansanchai)

ASP.NET Core updates in .NET 6 Preview 6 (Daniel Roth)

Announcing Entity Framework Core 6.0 Preview 6: Configure Conventions (Jeremy Likness)

Announcing .NET MAUI Preview 6 (David Ortinau)

Windows Terminal Preview 1.10 Release (Kayla Cinnamon)

Web & Cloud Development

Azure AD authentication for Application Insights and Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements July 2021 and Public preview: Azure Service Bus support for large messages and Azure Tips & Tricks – Tip 324 – How to be productive with GitHub Codespaces (Azure Team)

Using DS Server with Blazor (Bjoern Meyer)

Got Bots? 2: Making Bots with Azure Logic Apps (Chloe Condon)

What is a Promise in JavaScript? (Dmitri Pavlutin)

WebStorm 2021.2 Beta 2 Is Here (Ekaterina Ryabukha)

AWS Toolkit for JetBrains now supports Go and TypeScript (Kyle Thomson)

Why Developers Should Learn Kubernetes (Steve Tidwell)

Thoughts on Microsoft, and Blazor and Blazor Server apps in MVC subfolders (Peter Kuhn)

Increasing HTTPS adoption (Shweta Panditrao, Devon O’Brien & Emily Stark)


Xamarin Forms: Close applications programmatically (András Tóth)

Introducing RadScheduler for WinUI: Plan Long Ahead (Martin Ivanov)

Bluetooth and Windows 11 (Peter Freeman Foot)

Visual Studio & .NET

Developing a terraform provider in C#, for Windows (Oren Eini)

ICYMI C# 9 New Features: Reduce Boilerplate Constructor Code with Init Only Property Setters (Jason Roberts)

.NET July 2021 Updates – 5.0.8 and 3.1.17 (Rahul Bhandari)

VS2022 Readiness Update (Serge Baranovsky)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Add version info to your builds in TeamCity (Peter Kuhn)

New Future of Work: How developer collaboration and productivity are changing in a hybrid work model (Alyssa Hughes)

Leadership Tip #10: Commit Coherent & Meaningful Work to a Team (Johanna Rothman)

Made to measure: Sustainability commitment progress and updates (Lucas Joppa)

Accelerating Developer Velocity with Time-Travel Debugging (Rami Honig)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

Android 12 Beta 3 and final APIs (Dave Burke)

Android 12 Beta 3 for TV is now available (Wolfram Klein)

Learn the Internet of Things with “IoT for Beginners” and Raspberry Pi (Ashley Whittaker)

Introducing the New Overlay Hooks for Ionic React (Ely Lucas)

Best vs code extensions for Mobile devs (Md Sadab Wasim)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Syntax Podcast – React 18 – A Look Ahead (Wes Bos)

.NET Rocks! – The Mixed Reality Toolkit with Catherine Diaz (Carl Franklin & Richard Campbell)

Working Code Podcast – Episode 031: To The Cloud, But Why? (Ben Nadel)

C# with CSharpFritz – Windows Forms and the MVP Design Pattern for Unit Testing (Jeff Fritz)

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 – Overview (Mads Kristensen)

Azure Podcast – Episode 385 – Cloud Native apps in Azure (Sujit D’Mello)

.NET MAUI Preview 6 Incoming! And… Exciting Xamarin Community Toolkit News? (Gerald Versluis)

Goodbye Twitter Fleets, or… Good job, Twitter Product Managers? (Den Delimarsky)

Design Details 404: Visual Design and Craft ft. Justin Stahl (Brian Lovin & Marshall Bock)

Complete Developer Podcast – Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast (BJ Burns & Will Gant)

SQL Data Partners Podcast Episode 228: Predicting Application Problems with Database Metrics (Carlos L. Chacon)

Web Rush Episode 142: Sketch Notes in Tech with David Neal (John Papa, Ward Bell, Dan Wahlin & Craig Shoemaker)

Microsoft Mechanics – Windows 365, your Cloud PC | What it is, how it works, and how to set it up (Jeremy Chapman & Scott Manchester)

Community & Events

Docker Captain Take 5 – Lucas Santos (William Quiviger)

Reconnect Series: Andy Grogan (Jeffrey Raymond Kitt)

Microsoft Inspire 2021: Unveiling more opportunity for partners (Nick Parker)

Kicking off Microsoft Inspire 2021: our commitment to your success (Rodney Clark)

Welcome to the Windows 365 Tech Community! (Scott Manchester)


Know your options for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 End of Support (Debbi Lyons & Vijay Kumar)

SQL SERVER – Finding Queries Using Particular Index (Pinal Dave)

SharePoint / M365 / MS Teams

From collaborative apps in Microsoft Teams to Cloud PC—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365 at Inspire (Jared Spataro)

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is now in public preview (Jon Maunder)

Introducing a new era of hybrid personal computing: the Windows 365 Cloud PC (Wangui McKelvey)

Get started with Windows 365 (Christiaan Brinkhoff)

PowerShell / Terminal

How Warp Works (Aloke Desai)

The terminal is on life support. Is it worth saving? (Zach Lloyd)


Goodbye, Fleets (Ilya Brown)

Understanding BERT with Hugging Face – Using BERT and Hugging Face to Create a Question Answer Model (Exxact Team)

Getting started with… Python (Ryan Donovan)

Solving Advent of Code Puzzles in Idiomatic Kotlin (Svetlana Isakova)

More Link Collections

The Morning Brew #3274 (Chris Alcock)

The Geek Shelf

 Windows Terminal Tips, Tricks, and Productivity Hacks: Optimize your command-line usage and development processes with pro-level techniques (Will Fuqua) – Referral Link

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