Dew Drop – October 19, 2021 (#3540)

Top Links

Help Decide What Questions We’ll Answer at the .NET Foundation Face-to-Face Meeting (Shawn Wildermuth)

UWP to Windows App SDK: Overall migration strategy (Steven White)

The 6 Figure Developer Episode 216 – Visual Studio 2022 with Mads Kristensen (John Callaway)

Developing for Windows with the Windows App SDK (Thomas Fennel)

F# Advent Calendar in English 2021 (Sergey Tihon)

Web & Cloud Development

Azure Cloud Shell issue when using CLI for Microsoft 365 – Workaround (Arjun Menon)

How to Fill an Array with Initial Values in JavaScript (Dmitri Pavlutin)

WebStorm 2021.2.3 Is Available (Ekaterina Ryabukha)

Azure Exam DP-420: Study Guide Designing and Implementing CloudNative Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB (Beta) (Gregor Suttie)

OCR (Read) supports 122 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision public preview (Azure Team)

Introducing Pulumi Registry: your window to the cloud (Alex Mullans)

OpenAPI and GraphQL: The Chunnel Problem (Anant Jhingran)

Controlling a WSL installation of redis-server from the Windows command line (Chris Miller)

An Introduction to File Handling in Go (Manoj Debnath)

Getting the working hours/time zones for other users using Microsoft Graph API (Michel Carlo)

Web Apps vs. Native Apps: The Growth of Progressive Web Apps (Richard MacManus)


Lagging .NET MAUI Preview 9 Updates Controls and Supports Borders, Corners and Shadows (David Ramel)

Windows App SDK Preview 1 & 2: PATH Environment Variable Corruption Issue (andreww-msft)

.NET MAUI Preview 9: Borders, Corners, Shadows and Performance Improvements and Present and Future of Xamarin Community Toolkit: Q&A with Gerald Versluis (Almir Vuk)

Create, Edit, and Delete Arrows Shapes in PDF Files with Ease in WPF (Deepak G)

Visual Studio & .NET

C# Tip: use the Ping class instead of an HttpClient to ping an endpoint (Davide Bellone)

Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event and Preview 5 (Jason Gaylord)

Bite-Size .NET 6 – LINQ OrDefault() Overloads (Matthew Jones)

Unit Testing Azure Microservices in Visual Studio (Peter Vogel)

Collection Performance: Creating new collection From a collection Using AddRange() (David McCarter)

How can I get the screen reader to read out an error message that I displayed inline on a page? (Raymond Chen)

ETW Host Service Installation Changes in 2021.3 (Khalid Abuhakmeh)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Finding a bug with code that isn’t there (Oren Eini)

How to Find the Right Collaborative Coding Tool for Remote Pair Programming (Brian Fernandes)

Get career advice from 7 inspiring leaders in cybersecurity (Emma Jones)

Grow your skills and advance your career with security training from Microsoft Learn (Gita Sharma)

Code quality: a concern for businesses, bottom lines, and empathetic programmers (Isaac Lyman)

How to Manage Access to Projects and Git Repositories – Demystifying Space Permissions (Maarten Balliauw)

Is Agility Related to Commitment? – Money Flows Part II (Ian Miell)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

What’s New in Flutter Slider and Range Slider: 2021 Volume 3 (Meikanda Nayanar I)

This Raspberry Pi add-on lets you control Lego robots (Mitchell Clark)

Release: React Native Windows 0.66.0 (React Native for Windows Team)

Space Cadet Pinball for Windows 95 recompiled for Linux running on Windows 11 as a Linux app under WSLg (Scott Hanselman)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Syntax Podcast – Hasty Treat – Handy Utility Functions with Just (Wes Bos)

Revision Path – Brian A. Thompson (Maurice Cherry)

Software Engineering Daily – Developer Relations at Google with Luke Mahe (Jeff Meyerson)

InfoQ Podcast: Domain Storytelling with Stefan Hofer and Henning Schwentner (Stefan Hofer & Henning Schwentner)

.NET MAUI Preview 9: Borders, Corners and Shadows on Everything! (Gerald Versluis)

The Stack Overflow Podcast 385:  Getting your first job off the CSS mailing list (Ben Popper)

Dan Patrick on Securing Azure Deployment – Azure DevOps Podcast Episode 163 (Jeffrey Palermo)

Basics for Accessible Writing (Rebecca Jackson)

Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast – Oracle ACE Director Francisco Alvarez Munoz Previews the 2021 Oracle Groundbreakers APAC Virtual Tour (Bob Rhubart)

Microsoft 365 Dev Podcast – yo Teams Generator Update with Wictor Wilén (Jeremy Thake & Paul Schaeflein)

ID10T Podcast – Danny Elfman (Chris Hardwick)

Google Cloud Security Podcast Episode 39 – From False Positives to Karl Popper: Rationalizing Cloud Threat Detection (Anton A. Chuvakin)

AWS Developers Podcast Episode 016 – Learn and Be Curious with Marcia Villalba (David Isbitski)

The Amp Hour #562 – Electroboom! (Dave Jones & Chris Gammell)

Radical Candor S3, Ep. 11: How to Encourage Feedback Between Others (Kim Scott, Jason Rosoff & Amy Sandler)

Inside Trader Joe’s Podcast Episode 41: Value. Always Value at Trader Joe’s (Trader Joe’s Team)

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 139 – André Lage (Datalynx AG) (Vesa Juvonen & Waldek Mastykarz)

Community & Events

Microsoft Ignite 2021 guide to SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Lists, Planner, Stream, Visio and more (Mark Kashman)

Peeking Behind the Scenes of Facebook Open Source (Kairsten Fay)

Meet the GitHub Universe hosts, and start building your schedule (Kelsey Bernius)


SQL SERVER – Source Database in Restoring State (Pinal Dave)

Where Should I Put My Data in Azure (Frank Boucher )

Safe schema updates – Provisioning dev/test databases (Alex Yates)

SharePoint & MS Teams

New ways for Cloud Storage Partners to integrate their services with Microsoft Teams and Office (Ben Summers)

SharePoint Adaptive Scope Retention Label Policy | A Walk-thru (Joanne Klein)

Connecting to SharePoint Online to On-Premises Databases with SharePoint Framework (Simon Doy)


Microsoft tells sysadmins to update PowerShell 7 to fix flaw that could expose credentials in Linux (Sofia Wyciślik-Wilson)

A closer look at the Crescendo configuration (Sean Wheeler)


The new MacBook Pro highlights what’s gone wrong with Windows laptops (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes)

10 tips for using Windows 11 to get closer to what you love (Athima Chansanchai)

How to Join the Windows Insider Program and Upgrade Your Device (Michael Reinders)

Apple Introduces M1 Pro and M1 Max (msmash)

Apple’s Long Journey to the M1 Pro Chip (Steven Sinofsky)

10 Books Every New Software Developer Should Read (Tanaka Mutakwa)

More Link Collections

The Morning Brew #3335 (Chris Alcock)

Sands of MAUI: Issue #29 (Sam Basu)

The Wolf Report – October 18th, 2021 and The Wolf Report – October 19th, 2021 (Michael Wolfenden)

Weekly Xamarin – Issue 324 – 19th Oct 2021 (Kym Phillpotts)

The Geek Shelf

 Learn WinUI 3.0: Leverage the power of WinUI, the future of native Windows application development (Alvin Ashcraft)

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