Logo Meetup This week Marco Mansi, Pascal Naber and I started the Dutch Azure Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Dutch-Azure-Meetup/

Azure offers a lot of services and features, and this grows almost daily. It is hard to be up-to-date on all the Azure features. This meetup gives you the opportunity to learn about Azure in a practical way.

We want to offer a platform for Azure enthusiasts, where you can get hands-on with the technology, talk with and learn from each other. The meetup will not handle customer cases in theory but instead we talk about deep technical details, real world experiences and best practices.

Our first meetup is planned for the 2nd of June and is all about Azure Container Service:

Join the first Dutch Azure Meetup!

Docker is taking the world by storm and Microsoft Azure Container Service is where Azure and Docker meet!

During this first meetup Mark van Holsteijn will give you a brief introduction into Docker and Microsoft Container Service. After which you will have ample opportunity to get hands-on with Docker, Marathon, Azure and ASP.NET core.

We will show you how Azure Container Service provides an excellent platform for creating cross-cloud applications.

About the speaker

Mark van Holsteijn is Principal Consultant at Xebia specialized in cloud software architectures with open-source technologies.


18:00: Dinner

18:45: Word of welcome Dutch Azure Meetup

18:50: Azure Container Service (by Mark van Holsteijn)

19:30: Hands-on with Docker and Azure Container Service


Dit jaar zijn we met zes Info Supporters afgereisd naar San Francisco voor de Build conferentie. De keynote op dag 1 stond vooral in het teken van Windows 10 (met als coolste aankondiging Bash shell op Windows), X-Box, Hololens en de hele ‘conversation as a platform’ strategie met de Cortana Intellligence Suite. Onderdeel van deze suite is Cognitive Services, een verzameling van intelligente APIs waar je oplossingen mee kunt bouwen die natuurlijke communicatie methodes ondersteunen zoals bijvoorbeeld stemherkenning. In dotnetFlix aflevering 34 gebruiken we Cognitive Services om queries in natuurlijke taal te ondersteunen. Continue reading

At //Build 2016 I had the chance to talk to Mark Fussell, a principal program manager in the core Azure team about the GA release of Azure Service Fabric.

You can watch the video here.


At the Microsoft //Build conference in San Francisco we talked with Saurya Das, a Program Manager at Microsoft working in the Azure Linux Compute team. In this interview, Saurya talks about Azure Container Services.

Je kunt de video hier bekijken.


Op de //Build conferentie in San Francisco is het Microsoft Bot Framework geïntroduceerd. In deze dotnetFlix aflevering laat ik zien hoe eenvoudig het is om met dit framework slimme bots te bouwen.

Je kunt de video hier bekijken.


In deze dotnetFlix aflevering vertel ik over Azure API Apps. Dit is een onderdeel van de Azure App Service (samen met Web Apps, Mobile Apps en Logic Apps) waarmee toepassingen kunnen worden ontwikkeld die eenvoudig te koppelen zijn aan een groot aantal API’s.

Je kunt de video hier bekijken.


Sander Molenkamp

Sander Molenkamp is a Solution Architect at Info Support with a passion for cloud native architectures. He’s a Microsoft Azure aficionado and a Microsoft Competence Center lead within Info Support, where amongst other things he enjoys co-hosting the dotnetFlix podcast. Sander likes to travel, read books and lives in Heiloo in the Netherlands, with his wife, daughter and cat.

Solution Architect

The Netherlands