Microsoft Azure Events Site

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Microsoft Azure is changing every day and it takes a lot of work to remain up to date. One way to stay current is by attending Microsoft Azure events.

Microsoft has put together a list via this Azure Events page so you can see what’s happening in your area.

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Book Review – IoT Solutions in Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite (Apress)

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  • Full Title: IoT Solutions in Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite: Data Acquisition and Analysis in the Real World
  • Author: Scott Klein
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (April 22, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1484221427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484221426

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding every day with newly connected devices continually coming on line. Processes that benefit from having mini-computers attached to them are being discovered all the time as more data is being generated. Storing, analyzing, and reporting on this data is what Microsoft’s cloud-based system (the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite) has been constructed to do.
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Azure DocumentDB Query Playground

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Azure DocumentDBDocumentDBLogo is Microsoft’s NoSQL database service. It is a document-oriented database that stores schema-free JSON data that can be queried using a SQL-like language. These databases are excellent for developers who want to get their projects up and running quickly.

Saving data to a document collection is one hurdle developers must tackle and the other is retrieving the data back out. Fortunately for us, Microsoft has created a sandbox with sample data to experiment with. Called the Query Playground, the site allows you to run complex queries against test data in an interactive environment.

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Running Jekyll on Windows & Azure

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CC 2.0 image courtesy Sebastien Wiertz on Flickr

In my previous article, I outlined all the steps needed to install Jekyll (the open-source static site generator) on a Windows 10 environment. In this article, we will build our first Jekyll site and serve it up via localhost. Then we will push the site to Azure Web Apps and host it via Azure App Service.

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Understanding the Azure App Service Editor

This article is also available on the Microsoft TechNet Wiki.

This article won a bronze medal in The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (December 2016).

Azure App Service Editor is a new tool in Microsoft Azure. It is now available in preview in the Azure Portal.

The App Service Editor was formerly known as Visual Studio Online (Monaco). The tool provides a web-based editor for Azure Web Apps (previously Azure Web Sites). This allows you to make quick edits to your sites without having to open an IDE.

This article looks back on how to edit a web app with older technology (Kudu) and how to use the preview version of App Service Editor to make edits to your sites.

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CloudDevelop 2016: The return engagement

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I will be speaking at CloudDevelop 2016 in Ohio this August. This is one of the few conferences in North America dedicated to cloud computing. CloudDevelop “aims to bring together people exploring every aspect of cloud computing.”

Last year was the first time I applied to the conference, and I was successful. The trip down to Columbus, OH from Canada was nice and the whole experience was awesome. I created this article about my experience.

My talk this year will be on Azure App Service to Create Web and Azure App Service to Create Web and Mobile Apps. Click this link to learn more about Microsoft Azure App Service.

If you are planning to attend what should be a great CloudDevelop conference, then please introduce yourself in the comments section below or at the conference. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Speaking at DevTeach Montreal 2016

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I learned last week that I have been accepted as a speaker at DevTeach 2016 in Montreal this July 5-7. This is exciting as Montreal has an active developer community and this conference comes back to the city for the first time in several years.

DevTeach’s mission is “where we see the developers taking control of their future. We see developers forming a strong and organized community, which can influence the future of the product that we use. After all we are the one that are investing time and money in learning how to create solutions. It’s just normal that we should be involved in the design of future products versions.”

While at the conference I will be giving two presentations:

  • Azure App Service to Create Web and Mobile Apps
  • NoSQL, No Problem: use Azure DocumentDB

You can find the abstracts for my talks and all the other speakers on the DevTeach Sessions page.

To learn more about the conference and to receive an early registration discount, visit DevTeach.com.

If you are planning to attend what should be a great conference, then please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section below or at the conference. I look forward to speaking with you.

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