17 episodes

Welcome to Betatalks the podcast, in which we talk with friends from the development community. We chat not only about technology, but what drives them, inspires them and makes them unique. Rick and Oscar, Principal Cloud Architects at Betabit, invite developers, makers, Open Source maintainers and other amazing people from the .NET and Azure development community. Looking for more content? Have a look at our Betatalks video's.

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Welcome to Betatalks the podcast, in which we talk with friends from the development community. We chat not only about technology, but what drives them, inspires them and makes them unique. Rick and Oscar, Principal Cloud Architects at Betabit, invite developers, makers, Open Source maintainers and other amazing people from the .NET and Azure development community. Looking for more content? Have a look at our Betatalks video's.

    15. The perfect hybrid solution, helping ISVs & introverts and Geeks in IT' – with Mike Martin

    15. The perfect hybrid solution, helping ISVs & introverts and Geeks in IT' – with Mike Martin

    In this episode, we talk with Mike about hybrid solutions regarding work, events, and coding. Why a hybrid way of thinking is essential, why it's important to use coding, infrastructure, and operation expertise, and why he’s called ‘the perfect hybrid solution’. We talk about collaborating with Microsoft partners, helping ISVs bring value to their customers, and about ‘FINO’, a concept he came up with: Failure Is Not an Option. Furthermore, we touch upon the status of introverts and geeks in IT, how they’re viewed by peers and outsiders, and of course, about his pinned tweet ‘Hit me baby one more time’!
     
    About this episode: you can find @TechMike2kX on Twitter.

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 

    • 37 min
    14. From panic attacks to public speaking, Static Webapps & building Lego - with Stacy Cashmore

    14. From panic attacks to public speaking, Static Webapps & building Lego - with Stacy Cashmore

    Our friend of the day is Stacy Cashmore. In this episode, we get to learn about her journey from attending conferences and having panic attacks to gaining confidence and experiencing a conference from the other side as a speaker. They talk about technologies that have impressed them lately, in particular Static Web Apps with its great scalability and price-quality ratio. And we hear more about her hobbies like creating Lego Modular Buildings & classic cars.
     
    About this episode: you can find @stacy_cash on Twitter and visit her blog Stacy Clouds

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 

    • 46 min
    13. A journey into Microsoft Identity, Managed Identities and Azure Active Directory – with Christos Matskas

    13. A journey into Microsoft Identity, Managed Identities and Azure Active Directory – with Christos Matskas

    We talk with Christos Matskas about working with Microsoft Identity. We discuss the challenges surrounding Microsoft Identity, for instance, how do you get into Identity and Access Management running your application in the cloud? And how they’re doing their best to improve the onboarding experience and implementation, which can be rough. While also trying to reach out and inform the developer community and next generations. Furthermore, we dive into Managed Identities, its biggest benefits and how you can even use it to authenticate API’s. And we talk about Azure Active Directory, the misconceptions surrounding it, and aspects like automating Azure AD provisioning. 

    About this episode: you can find @christosmatskas on Twitter and learn all about Microsoft Identity via The 425 Show and its videos, blogs, Twitch streams and Discord.

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 

    • 49 min
    12. Harnessing the power of webdevelopment with Blazor & Coding After Work - with Jimmy Engström

    12. Harnessing the power of webdevelopment with Blazor & Coding After Work - with Jimmy Engström

    In this episode, we talk with Jimmy Engström about the time he got wind of Blazor, immediately realized the potential, and adopted it in the beta phase. We dive into the world of Blazor, BLAZM, and writing his book 'Web development with Blazor:   A hands-on guide for .NET developers to build interactive UIs with C#'. And we hear about Coding after work, a code-intensive user group & podcast. 

    About this episode, and Jimmy in particular: you can find @engstromjimmy on Twitter and his podcast Coding after work.

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 

    • 43 min
    11. Windows Azure, migrating secured systems & mixology - with Karl Ots

    11. Windows Azure, migrating secured systems & mixology - with Karl Ots

    We talk with Karl Ots, a cloud and cybersecurity expert with a broad range of deep Azure expertise. We look back into his journey in tech before Windows Azure, as it was formerly known,  came along.  We dive into Microservices, what it takes to migrate secured systems, and security trends in Azure, like managed identity, automated logging alerts, and confidential computing. We even talk about mixology: the art of mixing cocktails!
     
    About this episode, and Karl in particular: you can find @karlgots on Twitter.

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.

    • 47 min
    10. Teaching developers & the importance of sharing knowledge, REST API and GraphQL - with Irina Scurtu

    10. Teaching developers & the importance of sharing knowledge, REST API and GraphQL - with Irina Scurtu

    In this episode, we talk with Irina Scurtu, Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, Software Architect, CTT+ technical trainer, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. We dive into her passion for teaching and the importance of sharing knowledge. We talk about her sessions about REST API and why she’s so passionate about it. Furthermore, we discuss GRPC and GraphQL, the possibilities with it, and the advantages!

    About this episode, and Irina in particular: you can find @irina_scurtu on Twitter or visit her blog irina.codes

    About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.

    • 53 min

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