In the not so distant past, admitting a penchant for Microsoft development could get you beat up at Starbucks. This year, has been different. As a Microsoft guy it’s exciting to see 2016 shape up as a watershed year; I dare say the big ship is making a turn. There are truly positive signs for those who endeavor to build better software with Microsoft tools. Here is my list of things that will go a long way in making MS dev-shaming a thing of the past. For me, the topics below share a common vibe, a refreshingly un-Microsoft approach to collaboration and innovation.