Microsoft Developers with Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer

A decade ago, a Microsoft developer might have been defined by the fact that they built C# applications on Windows. Today, a Microsoft developer is just as likely to be writing JavaScript for Linux. The company has repositioned itself to focus on cloud services, SaaS products, and enterprise artificial intelligence.

Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer host the MS Dev Show, a popular podcast about Microsoft developers and technologies. On their show, they explore the rapidly expanding marketplace of services on Microsoft Azure and talk to experts about how these services are built and what they are used for.

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