Soundscape app empowers people who are Blind or have Low Vision to explore the world

By Rico Malvar, Chief Scientist and Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft  Advancements in technology can play a deep and meaningful role in the independent mobility of people who are blind or have low vision. That is why we created Microsoft Soundscape, a research project available today for free on iOS and iPhone in the US and UK. …


Configuring an App Service to get an Access Token for AAD Graph API

Introduction This post should show how to create an app service, configure authentication for the service, and then configure the authentication to get permissions to the AAD Graph API on behalf of the logged-in user. This post is an extension of the Azure App Service Token Store, the link to that can be found here….


Logic App SOAP Pass-through Custom Connector

This feature has just rolled-out to production and although the team didn’t get yet to publish official blog post and documentation update, we already have some eager customers trying it out. As this feature requires a few tweaks to use, here is a very rough example to get people started. After creating a new Logic…


Weekly Azure Blogs

Compute Continuous-Deployment to Azure Imperial College Hack – ICHack18 Cognitive Challenge Winners Spidentify Cloud Platform Release Announcements for February 21, 2018 Azure App Service Environment Available in Azure Government Cost Optimization on Azure Announcing Azure US Government regions on Azure Status page New Azure GxP guidelines help pharmaceutical and biotech customers build GxP solutions Networking…


ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Improvements to IIS hosting

The ASP.NET Core Module (ANCM) is a global IIS module that has been responsible for proxying requests over from IIS to your backend ASP.NET Core application running Kestrel. Since 2.0 we have been hard at work to bring to two major improvements to ANCM: version agility and performance. Note, that in the 2.1.0-preview1 release, we have…


ASP.NET Core 2.1-preview1: Introducing HTTPClient factory

HttpClient factory is an opinionated factory for creating HttpClient instances to be used in your applications. It is designed to: Provide a central location for naming and configuring logical HttpClients. For example, you may configure a client that is pre-configured to access the github API. Codify the concept of outgoing middleware via delegating handlers in…

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Per-directory case sensitivity and WSL

If you have used the Windows Subsystem for Linux, you’re probably aware that it allows you to treat your Windows file systems (mounted under /mnt/c, /mnt/d, etc.) as case sensitive. This means, among other things, that you can create files whose names differ only by case (e.g. foo.txt and FOO.TXT). However, using those files in…

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Microsoft Flow: Expose Public APIs via Custom Connector

In this post we’d like to highlight an article from Premier Developer consultant Megan Meyer’s blog where she walks us through setting up a Custom Connector in Microsoft Flow in order to access data from her FitBit device. I love fitness trackers. I was excited to get the new Fitbit Alta HR, but some of…


Desktop Developers, how do you interact with your data?

Did you know Microsoft is seeking feedback from developers about  how do you interact with data? You can see this announcement here. Please fill out the survey below we can learn more about what you currently use, your biggest challenges, and your future plans. It should only take 5 minutes to complete!   Take the…


AI Services Workshop – Get Setup

If you are attending our AI Services Workshop, you’ll need to get a few bits of software on your laptop in order to take part in the labs. You’ve probably got most of this stuff already but worth double checking. You will need: Visual Studio Code from https://code.visualstudio.com GitHub Desktop from https://desktop.github.com (or some other GitHub client)…