Replacing Keen.io functionalities with Azure Functions and Cosmos DB

One of my customers consulted me about how to optimize the costs they were having by receiving SendGrid notifications with the state of the emails they sent. After thinking about a possible solution in Azure I came up with an idea that allowed my customer to reduce their costs from USD$500 to less than USD$50…


Support multiple languages in an Alexa Skill built with Alexa.NET

In the previous posts (see here and here) we have learned how we can build a skill for Alexa, the Amazon vocal assistant, using platforms and tools which are familiar for a Microsoft developer. The skill is hosted using Azure Function; it’s based on .NET Core; it’s leveraging a C# library called Alexa.NET which makes…


Processing Github Webhooks with Azure Functions

I recently had a need to react to a push event on a GitHub repository and do some data processing on what was pushed. GitHub expose webhooks for a wide range of events so I looked into using Azure Functions and webhooks to respond to the GitHub push event. This turned out to be very…


Azure Functions – Timer

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Timer.  There is a detailed document here “Timer trigger for Azure Functions” which discusses the Timer trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program which I host on…


Azure Function – Service Bus

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Service Bus.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Service Bus bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Service Bus trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content.  There is also a helpful article…


Azure Functions – Storage Queue

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Storage Queue.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Queue storage bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Storage Queue trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program…


Azure Functions – Microsoft Graph

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Microsoft Graph.  There is a detailed document here “Microsoft Graph bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Microsoft Graph in detail so I will not readdress that content. Azure Active Directory Tenant Every Azure subscription will…


Azure Functions – HTTP Trigger

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an HTTP Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Functions HTTP triggers and bindings” which discusses the HTTP Trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program which I…


Azure Functions – Event Hub

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an Event Hub.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Event Hubs bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Event Hub trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content.  There is also a helpful article…