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Azure Technical briefings out about in the UK

 Our technical team have been out and about across the UK meeting with software companies, talking about Azure and the journey to cloud. The briefings we have run have explored the various aspects of the journey that many people have encountered in their to move to the cloud: – Lift and shift to get onto… Read more

Calendar of UK based Azure workshops from our tech team

Your Journey to the Microsoft Azure Cloud – A Briefing for Software Solution Businesses – Roadshow In this technical briefing, we will share the secrets from the different options to design and build apps in the cloud with Azure. Whether you are migrating existing applications “as is” to the cloud, optimising existing solutions and systems… Read more

Register for Microsoft UK ‘Code With’ Azure hacks 2017/18

Our Microsoft UK One Commercial Partner team plan to run a new series of “code with“ hacks over the 2017/18 period, focused on a number of key Azure related technologies and scenarios. In these hacks, which typically take place at our Reading offices, around a dozen companies or so come and join our technical team… Read more

Microsoft Azure helps pet technology startup PitPat

If you are a fan of the BBC TV series Dragon’s Den, then you may remember PitPat, who featured in series 14, episode 6, where CEO Andrew Nowell came in to pitch for his new activity monitor which attaches to a dog’s collar and records their movements such as running, walking, sleeping and playing Since… Read more

Getting up and going with Windows Containers on Microsoft Azure

If you are reading this, then you are probably someone with a Microsoft Windows background, who has perhaps been watching the recent discussions around Containers and Docker, and wondering what it all means in the world of Windows development. Well, the good news is that here has never been a better to start investigating this… Read more

Our team go out on the road to talk about Azure

Our Microsoft team are back out on the road in the UK this summer talking techie about all things Azure – join them to find out more….   12 Things to Consider when Moving to Azure Cloud – An Interactive Workshop – Aug 8th and 15th Have you been evaluating Azure as a possible platform… Read more

TechDays Online: 20th–22nd February, 2017

Come and join me on 20th, 21st and 22 February for the first Microsoft MVP led TechDays Online of 2017. On day one, which Amy Nicholson and I will be kicking off with our “Data, data data – How and Where to store in on Azure” session, will delve into the world of mobile development,… Read more

Choosing the right Azure IoT Hub Edition

For our Band on the Run IoT project for the Microsoft Band, we use Azure IoT Hub as the ingestion point to push all the band telemetry up to Azure for processing. If you have not come across it before, Azure IoT Hub is a fully managed service that enables reliable and secure bidirectional communications… Read more

Microsoft Band on the Run – the architecture

Hot on the heels of our session at the Wearable technology Show 2016 #wts2016, we decided to sort out the “Microsoft Band on the Run” documentation, and have started with a high level diagram that shows how the various moving bits fit together:   The UWP app connects via bluetooth,using the Microsoft Band SDK, to… Read more