Beth Massi

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After Hours @ Build in San Francisco–April 29th

Hey-ya folks in the Bay Area! Our team is speaking at a free community event on April 29th that I’m pretty excited about. We’ll have plenty of experts from the .NET, ASP.NET and Managed Languages teams there as well as the .NET Foundation and GitHub so please come to learn and mingle!

Understanding .NET 2015

Last year after BUILD I posted Exciting Times for .NET and since then I have had the pleasure of working much closer with the .NET team, which includes the runtime, framework, languages & compilers. Although my focus has been a lot more on internal community in the last year,

Getting Started with the Office 365 APIs

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on a couple of Office Development topics at Silicon Valley Code Camp, as well as the East Bay.NET user group meeting on Thursday (with special Halloween guest). It was great to pack three talks into one week as I’ve been doing so much internal-facing work lately,

Silicon Valley Code Camp–October 11th & 12th

First off, I know I haven’t posted in a while but I have an excuse (sorta) – I got married and had a wonderfully long honeymoon mountain biking through the sierras! I am back (relaxed and refreshed) and am looking forward to the Fall (and the A’s postseason hopefully extending a bit ;-))

I will be speaking at Silicon Valley Code Camp again this year.

Trip Report: Community Leadership Summit 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon this last weekend, held right before OSCON. This free event brings together all kinds of community leaders, not just technical communities, but anyone that is interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio – Users and Files

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access the services via .NET or JavaScript client libraries.

.NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) for the Rest of Us

The .NET Compiler Platform (code named “Roslyn”) is the next generation of the Visual Basic and C# .NET compilers. At BUILD 2014 Roslyn was released as an open source software project and the team is accepting contributions from the community.
In this interview I sit down with Dustin Campbell,

Storing Images in Azure Blob Storage in a LightSwitch Application

LightSwitch has always had support for storing pictures in a database through its “Image” business type. However, often it is not feasible to store images in a database, due to size and/or accessibility. In this post I’ll show you how you can leverage Azure blob storage to store images used in your HTML client applications.


Ignite Trip Report–Atlanta GA, Sept 26-30

Last week was I was at the Ignite conference in Atlanta and I was responsible for running the Developer Tools track. Let me tell you it was a FUN and crazy week. Here’s a tip when you run a track (content or otherwise): Wear tennis shoes!

Red Hat DevNation / Summit Trip Report– .NET Core 1.0 Releases!

What a week! If you didn’t hear, we released .NET Core 1.0 on Monday at Red Hat DevNation. .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices and libraries that run on Windows,

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source.

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source.

.NET Goodness at BUILD 2016 – .NET ALL THE THINGS!

BUILD 2016 was two weeks ago in my favorite city, San Francisco. There was a TON of .NET content & announcements delivered. Here’s a recap of all the big .NET sessions, announcements, downloads and resources. And my apologies for not getting this out sooner,

My Next Adventure

After 8 years in Visual Studio engineering helping .NET developers build awesome software and learn from each other, I’ve decided to take a new role at Microsoft as Product Marketing Manager for .NET. I feel like this will be a huge challenge for me as a long time developer but a great opportunity to grow my career.

GitHub Universe & SVCC Trip Reports

Last weekend I had the opportunity to (wo)man the Microsoft booth at GitHub Universe as well as speak at the largest code camp in North America, Silicon Valley Code Camp. Both were great experiences in very different ways.

GitHub Universe felt like a rave.

Silicon Valley Code Camp Next Weekend! Intro to .NET Core & ASP.NET 5

It’s that time of year again in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley Code Camp takes place next weekend October 3rd and 4th. This time, it’s at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose.
There’s a lot great sessions taught by experts in the community on a variety of subjects and technologies.

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today–behind the scenes goodies, t-shirts, and lots of open development

You probably heard that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today. Congrats team! This is a big day for us as we’ve all been working really hard on this release for many many months. Get the bits now!

Visual Studio 2015 <— BTW,

Trip Report: //BUILD and Ignite Conferences

Wow, what a busy last few weeks (months for many of us) as we prepped and delivered a couple huge events with BUILD and Ignite. I had the pleasure of being involved with the planning around our .NET content and community event at BUILD and I also got to get up on stage with my manager for the first time and deliver a foundational (read: Overview/What’s New) session at Ignite.