Cyber Defense Operations Center video is currently the most viewed

Dear “Techies”,

The “31 days of learning” campaign is running very successfully. Do not miss the chance to refresh your skills and win great prices. The current hot topics are

  • Satya Nadella on Cybersecurity and Microsoft’s new Cyber Defense Operations Center
  • Introducing Hyper-V Containers
  • PowerShell Basics (Part 1) – Getting Started with PowerShell
  • Transforming Data into intelligent action
  • Container Fundamentals ¦ Part 1 – Introduction

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Regulations and Data in the Cloud, a Swiss Perspective

If you have missed techdays in Baden, Mark Holitscher, the Microsoft National Technology Officer in Switzerland, has brought some clarity on the data privacy/protection rules and how they apply to data stored in a public cloud. Some solid facts, to make the next discussion on this topic more exciting…

Trusted Transformation

Check the recording under:–Hyperscale-Trusted

31 days of learning–Learn & Win, for Swiss Techies


Get a head start on Microsoft technology know-how with Microsoft’s free online learning platforms.

In March 2016 you will have a chance to win daily prizes: just watch selected top online trainings for developers, IT and database professionals and students and you might be a winner!

Every day, we are raffling off one Microsoft Office 365 Home Edition and one of the following prizes: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablets, Nokia Lumia 830, Microsoft Azure backpacks, Microsoft Arc mice, Microsoft universal foldable keyboards and various Xbox One games.

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If a tear in the space-time continuum were to suddenly rip open, two things would fall out…

If a tear in the space-time continuum were to suddenly rip open, two things would fall out: the Terminator and then the Surface Book quickly tumbling to the Earth behind it. From the snake-like hinge, the flat design and even down to the washed-out silver color of this laptop, everything about it just seems like it came from the future.

From: techradar review.

TechDays Baden: We are excited to announce Erich Gamma as keynote speaker

Dear TechDays Friends,

we are excited and proud to announce that Erich Gamma will be holding a keynote at the upcoming TechDays in Baden, on the 29th of February:



Ankündigung der Keynote mit Erich Gamma

Wir freuen uns anzukündigen, dass wir Erich Gamma als Keynote Referenten gewinnen konnten. Erich leitet das Team, welches in Zürich-Wollishofen Visual Studio Code entwickelt. In seiner Keynote wird er interessante Einblicke in seine Arbeit vermitteln.

Visual Studio Code ist ein schlanker Code Editor mit ausgewählten Funktionen einer Entwicklungsumgebung, der für Web- und Cloud-Lösungen gebaut wurde. Das Werkzeug ist seit November 2015 in der Beta, ist (und bleibt!) kostenlos, und läuft auf OS X, Linux und Windows. Visual Studio Code ist Open Source und durch die Community erweiterbar.

Am besten unterstützt das Tool Web-Sprachen: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, Less, Sass, TypeScript und C# – hier gibt es zum Beispiel Refactoring und Intellisense. Es beherrscht aber für 36 Sprachen intelligente Syntax-Markierung.

VS Code hat eine Unterstützung für Git Code Repositories, es eignet sich also auch zum Arbeiten in Entwicklerteams.

TechDays 2016 bietet die einmalige Möglichkeit, Erich live sprechen zu sehen und ihn persönlich kennenzulernen.

Looking forward to meeting you in person at TechDays!

Techdays Keynotes and Agenda are live!

Dear Technology Friends,

Today, we have published the agenda of the upcoming techdays and the keynote speakers. I think that we have a great setup, with exciting topics and entertaining speakers. I hope that you share my opinion and that you will be joining numerous…

If you have any comment, please do not hesitate to come back to me.


Keynotes – February 29, 2016 | 1.30pm to 6.15pm with subsequent evening program
Breakout sessions – March 1st, 2016 | 9.00am to 4.30pm


We are proud to announce that Craig Dewar, Senior Director of Product Marketing in the Windows-Division of Microsoft Corporation will talk about Windows 10 made for Enterprises in his keynote session.

Another keynote about Big Data and Cloud-Computing called The future of data and databases will be given by Rafal Lukawiecki, Strategic Consultant and Director at Project Botticelli.

Marc Holitscher, National Technology Officer and member of the management board of Microsoft Switzerland will depict in his keynote Trusted Transformation – Hyperscale how the Microsoft’s cloud has been designed around the core topics of security and scalability.

The most current developments regarding The Windows Universal Platform and Technologies in Microsoft Azure will be presented by Ronnie Saurenmann, Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Switzerland, in his keynote by demonstrating these with live examples.

Breakouts Agenda

TD Agenda

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Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices | Windows Experience Blog

From the article

Windows Store sees Dramatic Growth in 2015, Creating Opportunities for Developers

A major investment in Windows 10 is delivering one platform that enables developers to reach the breadth of Windows 10 devices – across PC, tablet, phone, and more – with a single app and a single Windows Store. The new Windows Store has storefronts for both consumers and organizations, with new promotional surfaces to help people discover and acquire content. This approach is beginning to gain traction with 3 billion visits to the new Store and more universal apps becoming available for Windows 10, including Netflix, NPR, Pandora, Shazam, TuneIn Radio, Twitter, Uber, Wall Street Journal, 1-800-Flowers, and more. Top developers are also releasing new games to the Windows Store including Minecraft: Story Mode – a Telltale Game Series and World of Tanks Blitz, with more new titles coming in early 2016, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider. These developers see the opportunity hundreds of millions of customers present – and we’re just getting started.

The new Windows Store has seen:

  • 2x increase in the number of paid transactions from PC and tablet customers this holiday season.
  • In December alone, 60% of paying customer were new to the Store.
  • In December, Windows 10 generated more than a 4.5x increase in revenue per device, as compared to Windows 8


Coming off a great holiday in the US and Canada, we are excited to bring Surface to more people in more markets. Surface Book recently became available for pre-order in China and Hong Kong and today, I’m pleased to share that it will soon be available in a total of 10 new markets. Starting tomorrow, customers will be able to pre-order Surface Book in Austria, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and New Zealand and it will be coming soon to Japan.

Continue reading Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices | Windows Experience Blog