Azure IoT Toolkit supports Event Hub now!

Another milestone! With the contribution of @SummerSun, the Azure IoT Toolkit supports Event Hub now! Azure Event Hubs is a hyper-scale telemetry ingestion service that collects, transforms, and stores millions of events. Data sent to an Event Hub can be transformed and stored using any real-time analytics provider or batching/storage adapters. Event Hubs event and…


From one tech to another: A technology driven sport, based on precision and measurement and of course, high levels of skill.

  Darren Annal Cloud Solution Architect  Microsoft   It was Bill Gates who famously said “Paul and I, we never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software” and while I am a long, long way from Bill Gate’s fortune, I totally understand his love for writing…


x.news™ – Die gesamten Nachrichten & Neuigkeiten in einem Tool auf Microsoft Azure

x.news information technology gmbh entwickelte mit x.news™ eine prämierte On-Demand Lösung für den modernen digitalen Newsroom, die primär auf der Microsoft Azure Cloud Plattform gehostet wird. x.news™ ist ein innovatives Recherche-System, welches Journalisten die Möglichkeit bietet, viele unterschiedlichste Quellen (Agenturen, Social Media-Portale, Web- sowie interne Quellen) in Echtzeit zu verfolgen, relevante Informationen zu finden, zu…


A former CJIS ISO perspective: Microsoft’s commitment to law enforcement from top to bottom

“I have worked with hundreds of vendors in my twelve years as CJIS ISO in Texas, and never have I found any vendor more committed to law enforcement.”  Alan Ferretti, Former CJIS ISO in Texas  Alan Ferretti, former Texas CJIS Information Security Officer (ISO), and I have been working together for nearly five years. He recently…


On-Premise Data Synchronization to Azure Blob Storage

Azure Binary Large Objects (i.e. Blobs) Storage is a cloud storage service that is durable, available, and scalable that serves a variety of purposes. Microsoft describes it as massively-scalable object storage for unstructured data on their microsite devoted to Blob storage. There are many reasons why you should consider using Blob storage. Perhaps you want…


Visual Studio Code と Python で Azure Data Services にアクセスしてみよう (Azure SQL Database 、 Azure Machine Leaning 編 )

Microsoft Japan Data Platform Tech Sales Team 清水 みなさん、こんにちは。昨年末の記事では、 Visual Studio 2015 で Python 環境を構成し、 SQL Server 、 Azure SQL Database にアクセスする際の手順やポイントをお伝えしましたが、いかがだったでしょうか? 今回は、 Visual Studio Code で Python 環境を構成し、 Azure SQL Database 、 Azure Machine Learning へアクセスする際の手順、ポイントをお伝えします。


With Azure, Certifications are hot again!

Senior Application Development Managers, Justin Wendlandt and Doug Owens reflect on Microsoft Certifications and why now is a great time to consider updating yours Microsoft Certifications have been around since 1992. They provided IT Professionals with the ability to prove themselves and their understanding of the technology stack to which the certification was directed. Additionally,…


Interview with an Azure Development Ninja – Andreas Helland

Welcome to another Azure Development Community Interview! You can find all our interviews here. This interview is with… Andreas Helland 325 Forum Answers 1,301 Forum Replies Long-time contributor to Azure Advisors, directly impacting the Azure services I’ve known Andreas for quite awhile, as we’ve worked together in Azure Advisors, getting feedback for our product teams….


Create a secure Url to a file

In the very last paragraph of this post, I talk about specifying a certificate pfx file as a Url for http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy: The Url needs to start with http:// or https:// and today (while writing this post) this is the only parameter that you need to specify as a secure Url, but I am planning to create more…

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Microsoft & Openness : Empowering Customers

“Microsoft Loves Linux”, was a statement that sent shockwaves down the technology Industry and made everyone sit up and take notice of the changing times at Microsoft. Over the last decade, Microsoft has made tremendous contribution to Open Source Software and now even included OSS in its cloud services. Microsoft believes that openness is good…