Azure Mobile Apps – Migrate Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 App to Windows 10 UWP App

Using Microsoft Azure App Service, you can create a cross-platform app (Android, Cordova, iOS, Windows, Xamarin code based Andriod or iOS) with Mobile Apps (web api service) and database in the backend very easily. You can find step by step instructions at the blog series under App Service Mobile Apps. One small issue is that…

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Azure Marketplace Part II – Single VM Solution

  As we outlined in the first blog post, single VM is a natural choice for solutions that can be packaged in a single server on Windows or Linux. In this post we provide the technical detail on how to create a single virtual machine that contains your solution. Two Azure Deployment Models Azure supports…

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Azure Marketplace Part I: Why Partners Should Care

  If you know Microsoft Azure, you probably have heard about the Azure Marketplace, which was launched last July at the World Partner Conference and is currently in preview. While you can find a good deal of information on the Azure Marketplace online, including the Azure Marketplace FAQ, you may still find yourself looking for…

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How to Capture Smart Card Added and Card Removed Events In Windows Store Apps

I’ve modified the sample smart card app (C# version) and upload the code here https://github.com/zxue/Windows-universal-samples/pull/1/files  For more info on smart card and minidriver info, check https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn468773(v=vs.85).aspx   1. Capture and Display Card ID Adding a new property to the code and modify the user interface 2. Respond to user actions – when the card is…

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Join a Microsoft Real-time Internet of Things Experiment Feb. 23, 2016

  Pegasus II Launch Date Feb 23 2016 from Kankakee, IL. Want to learn how? Simply, sign up for text message flight notifications and Pegasus II will text your phone when it begins its ascent. You can then view live video and telemetry at the research team’s website, and you can download the mobile applications…

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Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool

The Azure Cost Estimator has been designed keeping in mind the need to provide the IT manager of next generation organizations the ability to quickly assess running cost of the existing on-premises workload on Azure. About the tool The tool provides real world machine hardware usage It recommends appropriate Azure instance to match the scanned…

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Free One-day Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Training at U.S. Cities

Attend this free, full-day training session and discover first-hand how to integrate cloud solutions with your existing, on-premises datacenter – without sacrificing security, control, reliability and scalability. You’ll see how advanced Azure infrastructure services enable you to provide reliable data access, while maximizing productivity across platforms, including Microsoft and Open Source (OSS), GitHub, and more….

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Understanding Windows 10 Updates for Enterprise Customers

  Windows 10 will release as a service. Users will have access to on-going updates to the latest features through a simple update process. However we know that Business customers fear that updates may cause issues with their environment. Watch this video to learn how to describe and position the available service branches. We also…

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