So life has been interesting during this self-quarentine. For my family we are luckier than most in that we have been able to rely on my job, as well as been pretty used to working from home (5 years of it). But honestly I know there are others struggling, and also terrible in my mind is the number of people who are single, and live alone that are in isolation right now. Please take some time to do some things to help yourselves. Mental health is important.
To that end, here’s so quick hitter tips we found this first week:
- Now is the time to adopt a new routine, build habits that you’ve been too busy to do. Force yourself to structure parts of your life that were previously unstructured.
- Take time to walk away and be alone, focus on yourself and your health.
- Find way to engage with friends. In my case we took our monthly DnD game and made it weekly on roll20.net, and its been great. The opportunity to do something different has been huge.
- Learn something new, give yourself an objective and work towards it. Before this I had planned on learning to use a smoker, and had been putting it off forever, now I’m finally doing it.
Down to Business..
- Easily adding Security Headers to your ASP.NET Core web app and getting an A grade : Great blog post by hanselman to support your website and easily implement a good security practice.
- Keynote : Xamarin All Things : Great video about the future of the platform.
- Introducing the New Pull Request Experience for Azure Repos : Love seeing these devops enhancements to build out our platform.
- Azure Government Secret accredited at DoD IL6, ICD 503 with IaaS and PaaS : Great to see a lot of much needed enhancements to support government customers.
- Announcing general availability of incremental snapshots of Managed Disks : Great to see this kind of enhancements for Managed Disks, snapshots can be a pretty high cost for a lot of customers, and this makes it easier to manage.
- Go serverless: Enterprise integration with Azure Logic Apps : Building out the server-less platform is always on interest and such a great way to increase the resiliency of our platform.
- Go serverless: Real-time applications with Azure SignalR Service : See above.
- Azure Government releases 40+ new services, nearing parity with Azure commercial : Exciting to see such a huge leap to closing the feature parity gap with Commercial for our government customers.
- ASP.NET Core Apps Observability : Observability is absolutely critical to customers who want to be able to build resilient systems, and should be top of mind for every developer, and here’s a great post to help.
- Coding with Ari, for kids at home : Really cool to see this kind of stuff and will be working on it with my kids.
- Catch up on the latest .NET Productivity features : Who doesn’t love productivity tools in programming.
So a lot of movies have been coming straight to digital right now and the one I’m most excited about is Bloodshot, its like Memento meets Rambo, and I’m excited. I’ve been a huge fan of the comic for a while now, pretty much since the valiant relaunch. But you should check it out on your streaming service of choice. Here’s a trailer.