Category Archives: Events @en

Build – Day one

Hello everyone, as always following tech events, here are my notes about the first day of Build 2016, hope this has any value for you!

Windows 10

  • 270 million people using Windows 10
  • Anniversary update, this summer for free for all Windows 10 installs
  • Windows Hello technology used in Microsoft Edge to login to Websites

Windows Ink

  • integration with Cortana (events, places),
  • Ruler integrated, Ink dashboard accessible from desktop,
  • Ink useable to highlight in Word, draw & align in Powerpoint

Hint from Windows Phone video: seems you will be able to receive AND make phone calls straight from your Windows Phone

Cortana fun fact: Shutting down computer with cortana, cortana work also fullscreen now

Bash shell in User Mode, Great dev feature!

xBox One

  • Anniv update brings apps to Xbox One
  • UWP for Windows 10 and Xbox One
  • Turning any Xbox One into a Dev Kit (switch with a reboot)

Dev: .NET & Win32 portability to Microsoft Store just by running a migration tool on top Desktop App Converter


  • Bring-in bots for a scoped chat, then action is done with 3rd party bot is done, info are not shared anymore
  • Skype bot sdk (
  • Intelligence runtime (Cortana intelligence suite)
  • Bot dev framework (node, C#,…)
  • Bot framework help on filling in entities
  • Numerous integrations (Direct line, Skype, Slack, SMS, Telegram, Web chat, Email)
  • manages verbs (get suggestion for verbs, deep learning on language)
  • Semantic dict, upload training data, terms mapping to learn more
  • Capability to forward to a person

I am especially looking into using more deeply the Bot framerwork capabilities to build self-service layers for users!

Happy coding

Windows 8.1: expectations

Now that we know that we can expect Windows 8.1, there are quite some points which have not been unveiled yet.

What can we expect from such an update then?

I just wanted to share my feelings about what I think would be part of the brand new update:

  • A bunch of new APIs : Windows 8 lacks quite some APIs exposure depending on scenarios which could make it even better,
  • New tile sizes: just as Windows Phone 8 does, this should improve usability of the Modern Start Menu,
  • Performance : As every system goes from versions to versions, it also comes with its bunch of performance enhancements, especially regarding the new Modern UI stack on Windows 8.

Let’s see how it goes, see you at Build!

Join us for the Swiss Techdays 2013 in Lausanne!

Hi dear visitor,

This year Microsoft Techdays will be held at Conrès Beaulieu in Lausanne, on the 6th and 7th of November.

Yves Peneveyre and myself will be presenting a topic around SharePoint 2013 (in French 🙂 )

As I will be available between sessions on the CTP booth, please feel free to come and visit us, and ask questions about our work and Windows Azure for example 🙂

See you there!

I have been renewed as Windows Azure MVP for one more year!

Just to let know any people following my blog these days that I have been rewarded this year being Windows Azure MVP for the second year.

I am really happy to share my enthusiasm and knowledge on Windows Azure these days, it is such a privilege to be part of this cloud adventure, with such a great Windows Azure team doing an awesome job.

Going later for even more sharing/enjoyment with cloud is my target!

Many thanks to everyone!

Sessions time !

The month of October has been a really buy month, without looking into client engagement:

  • 3rd & 4th of  October, with 3 sessions for the SoftShake event in Geneva (Windows 8, .NET 4.5 & Windows Azure),
  • 13th of October, for an ISACA event on Cloud Technologies,
  • 21st of October, 2 sessions for the Techdays 2011 in Bern (both on Windows Azure, one in French and on in English).

Duting this month I have also worked quite a lot on Windows Azure authentication using Claims, ADFS and building up your own STS (I’ll try to write something about that 🙂 )

Ouf un mois bien rempli, tout va bien 🙂

A bientĂ´t pour la suite !