Host a Live Event from Your Computer with Microsoft Azure

It takes me less than 30 minutes to go through the process of setting up an environment to host a live event, though I didn’t actually host one. How to get started? Here is a short list of things you will need: A computer with an integrated camera or USB-based camera, plus Internet connection Software…

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Leverage Clouse Services to Power Digital Health Devices with Scalability and Real-time Data Analysis

I discovered at a hackathon a patented smart pill bottle invented by Josh Stein and his team at Adhere Tech. As stated in Adhere Tech’s blog post, the smart bottles may look like normal pill bottles, but actually send data to AdhereTech’s servers automatically. If a patient misses a dose, AdhereTech’s system immediately reminds the…

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Data Resources for Creating Healthcare Apps

I attended the Medication Management Hackathon at Minneapolis this weekend where I met many leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs, and learned there are a great deal of data resources for developers who are interested to create apps for healthcare businesses and users. Below is a list of some of the resources I discovered from the event….

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Azure Sample App: Vehicle Real-Time Status Tracking, Statistics and Analysis

  This sample app demonstrates how an Azure hosted application, using Storm, a distributed real-time computation system, and Apache Kafka, a publish-subscribe messaging system, keeps track of vehicle data in real time,  from Vehicle’s speed to temperature, RPM and gear usage rate. Text from the sample app: Storm is a distributed real-time computation system. Similar…

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Upcoming Microsoft Conferences in 2015

  Microsoft announced at the Official Microsoft blog site a number of upcoming Microsoft conferences in 2015. Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, March 16-19, the place where business leaders gather to explore solutions. //Build in San Francisco, April 29-May 1, is where developers will hear the latest about our platform strategy, technologies and opportunities. Microsoft Ignite…

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Share Your iOS, Android and Windows Phone Screens on Desktop

I’ve been doing a bit cross-platform app development lately and had a need to share or display smart phone screens on my PC and Mac for demo purposes. I came across Danielle Fernandez’s eHow article “How Can I View My Cell Phone Screen on My Laptop?” that I’d like to share with you. iOS and…

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Free Workshops for Healthcare ISVs: Get Started with Developing Apps on Microsoft Platform

Microsoft Developer Experience (DX) team has recently launched the Microsoft Vertical ISV Partnership Program (VIPP). This program offers a breadth of new opportunities for software development organizations to accelerate and broaden product roadmaps within the healthcare, government, retail and manufacturing ecosystem targeting mobile and cloud opportunities. As part of our commitment to the Microsoft Vertical…

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Azure Government Preview Available

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. To meet the security and compliance needs of U.S. federal agencies including the Department of Defense, plus state and local governments and their solutions providers, Microsoft provides Azure Government, currently under Preview, that creates physical and network isolation from non-U.S. government deployments and requires specialized personnel screening. Azure Government…

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Windows Store Apps Just Work on Windows 10 (Preview)

Windows 10 Technical Preview is available for download now. (Windows Server Technical Preview available here.) After downloading the 4GB 64-bit version iso file, I unpacked it to a bootable USB drive and installed the new OS to an old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron SU2300 1.2 GHz with 2 GB RAM with Two Points Touch support)….

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