Visual Studio Talk Show - Azure Functions

Nous discutons avec Stéphane Lapointe des Azure Functions. Les fonctions Azure permettent le déploiement de traitements (codes) pilotées par des événements sans serveur. C’est une nouvelle offre qui étend la plateforme Azure App Service existante. Ces nano-services adaptent l’échelle à la demande et vous payez uniquement les ressources que vous utilisez.

Stéphane Lapointe est architecte applicatif chez GSoft. Il possède près de 20 ans d'expérience avec les technologies Microsoft et est très passionné par tout ce qui touche Microsoft Azure, la pratique de DevOps et l'automatisation à l'aide de PowerShell. Il est très dévoué à la communauté MSDEVMTL où il est co-organisateur pour le groupe Azure. Depuis 2014, il est récipiendaire de la récompense Microsoft Azure MVP. Vous pouvez lire Stephane sur son blog et sur twitter sous @s_lapointe.

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Facebook cool design tools and resources

I just came across the Facebook design site that has an interesting Tools and Resources section offering free device images.  Nice!

Microsoft Regional Directors new Web site

it's been a long time coming but the Microsoft Regional Directors Program new Web site is finally online.  As a bonus, the URL is super cool! rd.microsoft.com

Microsoft Grove IoT Starter Kit: Available now in Canada!

Good news!  The Microsoft Grove IoT Starter Kit is now available in Canada from the Microsoft Store for $150 CDN with free shipping.  Previously, you had to order it directly from Seeed in China for $150 USD + shipping.

[EDIT 2016/10/15] I ordered the kit on the 201610/12, received it on the 2016/10/14 and now it's no longer listed on the Microsoft Store.  Go figure!

Azure IoT Suite - Reducing costs demoing the Remote Monitoring Solution

I have presented the Azure IoT Suite Remote Monitoring solution at user groups a few times and at each occasion, I try to create the solution just before the talk and delete it right after because this thing eats more Azure credits than a Kardashian on a shopping spree in Beverly Hills!  The reason it cost so much to run is that it use high scale instances of IoT Hub and App Service and for demos, that's not really needed.  The solution is quite simple, scale down these services!

In the portal, locate the resource group associated with the Remote Monitoring solution and services you want to scale down:

Scale the IoT Hub service from S2 to S1: 

Next, scale down both App Service plans to B1:

And finally, scale both App Service plans from 2 instances to 1:

That's it!  You may also want to stop the simulated devices from sending messages when not needed.

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