Welcome to our Christmas Special Tech News! For the last Tech News of 2022: ChatGPT can write you an essay, new security features on GitHub, the .NET MAUI community toolkit just got even better, and updates to Visual studio and VS Code. …all this and more in this month’s Tech News.

Listen to Santa Claus (Adam Cogan) and Matt Goldman dive into all of this. Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

01:10 | .NET MAUI Community toolkit updates

03:42 | Visual Studio Productivity improvements

05:10 | VS Code updates

06:05 | New GitHub secret scanning partner

07:53 | GitHub Copilot for Business

08:20 | New features for GitHub app in Teams and Slack

09:11 | MS Teams Sign Language

10:34 | ChatGPT: Optimziing Language Models for Dialogue

15:16 | Check out our YouTube Channel

15:26 | Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

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Adam Cogan – https://www.ssw.com.au/people/adam-cogan

Adam Cogan blogs at adamcogan.com and interviews for SSW TV frequently. He is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom enterprise .NET and Azure solutions mostly using Angular and React. His solutions also involve Office365, SharePoint, Dynamics 365, and Power BI.

Matt Goldman – https://www.ssw.com.au/people/matt-wicks

Matt is a Solution Architect, Scrum Master, public speaker, author and trainer. Since joining SSW, Matt has worked on a number of projects for a range of clients, including government agencies and multinational organisations. Matt loves making things, and at SSW uses that passion to fuel his work with .NET, EF / EF Core, Xamarin and .NET MAUI, Azure and Blazor. Matt also works with security and authentication/authorisation.

Additionally, Matt (author of .NET MAUI in Action) regularly presents at the .NET User Group in 3 states, has hosted SSW’s Xamarin Hack Day, has presented at the .NET Superpowers Tour, and regular co-hosts SSW’s Clean Architecture Superpowers and Clean Architecture Workshop. Matt has also presented at NDC Sydney.

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About the speakers

About the speakers

Adam Cogan

In addition to being a Microsoft MVP in Azure DevOps, Adam is one of only a few Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. In this role, he regularly presents in conferences such as TechEd (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Malaysia).

A couple of times a year, he visits Microsoft headquarters in Seattle to learn the latest on Microsoft strategic directions and to undertake training in development technologies. His favourite Microsoft teams that he loves to work with are Nat Friedman’s GitHub and Azure DevOps team, James Phillips’ Power BI team, and Jeff Teper’s SharePoint team.

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