Build 2017 is over. A three-day conference, where a lot of great stuff was announced. Apart from the keynotes of every day, there are many technical sessions to watch and learn from. The whole list of sessions is available at Channel 9.

Here you may find my picks from the categories I am interested in.

Azure Related

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Sam George, demos Sandvik Coromant’s edge solution in Satya’s Day 1 BUILD keynote.
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How to monitor resource utilization using Azure Monitor metrics, and monitor changes to your Azure resources using the Azure Monitor activity log.
Track the health of Azure platform using resource health, and get alerts from Azure service notifications and integrate Azure Monitor with your insights, APM, and alerting products.
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Learn about newly-added services and the roadmap for user experiences in Microsoft Azure.
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Brendan Burns discusses some of the latest Azure in regards to Azure Cloud Shell.
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Learn how to run games (or any service) as a service, and hear about the experiences, mistakes and lessons learned along their journey.
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In this fast-paced, hands-on presentation we demonstrate how API Management can be used to accelerate your app development. We show how you can decouple front-end and back-end development and allow both sides to work at their own speed.
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Explore solution, architectural, and programmatic experiences in building and enhancing network monitoring capabilities in Microsoft Azure.
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Visual Studio & Tooling

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Demo the latest and greatest features as we build a node app using the editor’s IntelliSense and debugging tools.
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In less than 60 minutes learn how to configure Code for great editing, navigation, linting, and debugging experiences building modern Node.js based (MEAN, MERN, etc.) applications. Learn how to use a rich set of (new!) extensions to build, deploy, and diagnose (containerized!) cloud apps that run on Azure PaaS services (App Service, DocDB, and more).
Also, set up Team System for continuous deployment. Throughout it all, leverage the new Azure cross platform CLI, enhanced with VS Code’s signature rich editing experiences. Conquer the cloud with VS Code!
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This session shows how to supercharge your JavaScript debugging workflow when working with React, AngularJS, and Node in Visual Studio Code. We talk about debugging principles, workflows, and how to be more productive by staying inside your editor.
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Donovan Brown shows you how to use the new Continuous Delivery Extension for Visual Studio to build a complete CI/CD pipeline in Visual Studio Team Service and deploy to Azure.
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In this session we take you on a rollercoaster ride through a number of features we’re working on. We show you investments we’re making to increase development productivity, how we’re bringing testing and code analysis even more deeply into the development “inner loop”, and highlight new areas that we’re working on to extend Visual Studio to new platforms and application categories. Expect a demo-heavy, so-new-the-paint-hasn’t-dried session!
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Data Related


Microsoft Azure provides a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development. As a schema-free NoSQL database, the service provides rich and familiar SQL query capabilities with consistent low latencies on JSON data – ensuring that 99% of your reads are served under 10 milliseconds and 99% of your writes are served under 15 milliseconds.
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Build planet scale mobile apps in minutes
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In this session we explain some of the different machine learning offerings such as Azure Machine Learning, SQL Server R Services, Data Science Virtual Machine, Cognitive Services and Cognitive Toolkit, and Azure Data Lake Analytics from Microsoft through a few comprehensive end-to-end examples that encompass as applicable: problem detection, algorithm selection, machine learning model creation and deployment and consumption of the machine learning model.
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xperience the power of building multi-tenant SaaS applications on Azure SQL Database, Microsoft’s fully managed database as a service platform: Using a sample SaaS application, we walk through a series of SaaS-focused design and management patterns that have been distilled from work with a multitude of customers.
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Join this session to learn about the NEW Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft’s globally distributed database service designed to enable you to build planet-scale applications.
We will talk about its multi-model (Key-Value, Document & Graph Database) capability and show you how easy it is to port over your existing code and data from popular open source NoSQL Databases.
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Web Related

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his presentation is delivered by the Node.js Foundation community manager, who talks a bit about the history of Node.js; why it’s becoming the first choice for the full stack developer; and how Node.js functions everywhere from web frontend development to IoT to create a single platform for developers to create the herculean applications of today.
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In this session, learn why the Angular team uses Typescript to develop at scale inside Google, and how Typescript and Angular work together to provide a powerful platform for your developers and great experiences for your users.
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n this session, learn why the Angular team uses Typescript to develop at scale inside Google, and how Typescript and Angular work together to provide a powerful platform for developers and great experiences for their users.
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Service Fabric Related

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Learn about the lifecycle management capabilities of Service Fabric for managing microservices at scale. Monitor, troubleshoot, and upgrade microservices on Service Fabric clusters with no downtime.
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Learn how to use ASP.NET Core in Azure Service Fabric to host scalable, highly-available web applications and HTTP services.
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This session is a developer’s tour and roadmap and dives into the latest Service Fabric capabilities, including containerized services, container orchestration including using Docker Compose, ASP.NET Core service support, integration with other Azure services and the latest developments in Visual Studio 2017 tooling, all sprinkled with customers scenarios.
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