ConfigMgr Current Branch–Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

  Check out this video tutorial I have posted over at the ConfigMgr blog here. Description of the video:The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative. Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the…


Microsoft DevOps tools win Tool Challenge @ Software Quality Days

Yes, we did it (again). Microsoft did win the Tool Challenge at the Software Quality Days and was presented the BEST TOOL AWARD 2018. The beauty about this is that the conference participants voted for the best tool between vendors like CA Technologies, Micro Focus, Microsoft or Tricentis. Rainer Stropek presented for Microsoft on the…


Getting started building an iOS Offline App using Customvision.ai

This a post based on my colleague Anze Vodovnik demo at this Cambridge Hack www.vodovnik.com/2018/01/20/a-look-at-computer-vision/ The following is a short step by step tutorial on how to build a .NET core application and run this on Apple iPhone X with no connectivity Getting Started To get started, go to https://customvision.ai. You’ll be greeted by a…


Calling C functions from Python – part 1 – using ctypes

Recently I’ve been evaluating Python interop technologies for a project at work and I think it’ll made an interesting blog series. Let’s say your have following C code (add extern “C” if you are in C++ land) and compile it into a dynamic library (dll/.so/.dylib): int Print(const char *msg) { printf(“%s”, msg); return 0; } int Add(int…


Using customvision.ai and building an Android application offline image identification app

With the recent release of offline custom vision for iOS and CoreML https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/09/14/microsoft-custom-vision-api-and-intelligent-edge-with-ios-11/  You can now build offline model to Android devices https://github.com/Azure-Samples/cognitive-services-android-customvision-sample The following sample application demonstrates how to take a model exported from the Custom Vision Service in the TensorFlow format and add it to an application for real-time image classification. Prerequisites Android…


Performance: Evaluate Data Skew

This topic applies to both Azure SQ Data Warehouse and Analytic Platform System Data skew occurs when one distribution has more data than others.  When data is inserted into a distributed table, each row will be assigned and sent to a distribution for storage.  The distribution a row is sent to is decided by applying…


The HMD Exerciser Kit- A Test Kit for VR HMDs

Authored by Matthew Hartman [MSFT]  To support the wave of VR HMDs coming to market, Microsoft has developed the HMD Exerciser Kit. This kit is based on the MUTT ConnEx platform and is specifically tailored for HMD testing.      The HMD Exerciser Kit provides  USB Plug/Unplug/Multiplexing  HDMI Plug/Unplug/Multiplexing  IR User Presence Detection Spoofing  Independent…


Using Azure Commercial AAD Authentication and Graph API in Azure Government Web App – PowerShell Automation

In a previous blog post, I showed how it is possible to use commercial/GCC Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication for an Azure Web App deployed in Azure Government. This scenario is relevant for organizations that have a commercial/GCC AAD tenant for Microsoft Office 365 but they also have a tenant in Azure Government for cloud…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.01.19

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics. TOP STORIES Improve Software Testing – Take The Driving Seat – Phil EdwardBefore you can begin to improve software testing in your organisation, you need to refresh yourself as to why testing is so important….

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