Thanks OzCode

The nice folks at CodeValue who makes OzCode have sent me this nice kit in recognition for my OzCode community contributions.

If you don't know OzCode, it's a Visual Studio add-in that improves the debugging experience.  It's a ReSharper for debugging!  Check this Webinar for more info:

Visual Studio Talk Show : Application Insights

Nous discutons avec Vincent Grondin de Visual Studio Application Insights.  Un nouveau produit de la famille Azure qui permet de détecter, trier, et diagnostiquer rapidement et « en direct » les problèmes avec vos applications et services Web.

Vincent Grondin compte plus de dix-sept années d’expérience dans le développement d’applications en utilisant les technologies Microsoft dont 13 années en .NET. Il a participé à de nombreux projets pour des entreprises d’envergure comme Desjardins, Eli Lilly, Domtar, Cascades et Alcoa. Il aime apprendre de nouvelles astuces, découvrir de nouveaux outils, explorer de nouvelles technologies liées à .NET et partager ces nouveautés avec la communauté. Depuis 2010, il reçoit de Microsoft la reconnaissance MVP dans la compétence C# et il est actuellement vice-président - Technologies pour la firme nventive.

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SSL certificates are now available for App Service

You can now buy SSL certificates for use with Azure App Service directly from the portal.  Pricing is $69/year for a standard certificate and $299/year for a wild card certificate.  More info here

Azure Functions vs. AWS Lambda

Microsoft announced Azure Functions at Build 2016 as a direct competitor to AWS Lambda.  What are the differences?  Which one is better?  Tom Maiaroto wrote a blog post comparing both services.

Azure IoT reference architecture

Microsoft published a 32 pages reference architecture for Azure IoT and it's available as a free download.  The reference architecture provides guidance for building secure and scalable, device-centric solutions for connecting devices, conducting analysis, and integrating with back-end systems.

Azure IoT Build announcements

At Build 2016, Microsoft announced a couple of new IoT offerings:

  • Azure IoT Hub device management
  • Azure IoT Gateway SDK

The first focuses on device management by providing a set of APIs to help view status and health, organize, control access, and update the software, firmware and configurations of IoT devices.  The second one let you build a gateway allowing the use of older devices not capable of connecting to the Internet.

Charles Petzold's Xamarin.Forms is now available as a free download

Charles Petzold's latest book Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms is now available as a free download.  Almost 1,200 pages of Xamarin.Forms goodness from one of the best technical authors in the world.  Get all the info here.

De l’Internet des Objets à Power BI en passant par Azure - Slide deck

On Saturday April 2nd, 2106 I spoke about the Azure IoT services at SharePoint Saturday Montréal.  Here's the slide deck:

Azure App Service at Let's Dev This - Slide deck

On Wednesday March 30th 2016 I spoke about Azure App Service at Let's Dev This, a Microsoft Canada event.

 

Here's the slide deck:

Microsoft Data Insights Summit: On demand sessions

The first Microsoft Data Insights Summit was held in Bellevue, WA last week to a sold out audience.  You can read a summary of the announcements on James Phillips blog.  The sessions are now available on-demand and for free on the Power BI YouTube channel!

Here's the opening keynote:

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