Guy Barrette

Freelance developer and Azure MVP in Montreal, Canada

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
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Churn

Take an hour to watch this thought provoking talk by Hadi Hariri about the silver bullet myth and churn in our industry: [youtube:3wyd6J3yjcs] And if you want more, listen to Uncle Bob on DotNetRocks.
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Microsoft IoT Grove Kit (Azure Certified)

If you're interested in getting started with IoT, here's an interesting new kit from Seeed: the Microsoft IoT Grove Kit. Note that this kit DOES NOT include the Raspberry Pi board. You have to purchase it separately.  Also, I haven't used it personally. Here's the product description: Bu
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UWP Community Toolkit 1.0

Microsoft announced a cool new open-source toolkit for UWP apps called the UWP Community Toolkit.  The toolkit includes helper functions, custom controls and app services.  There's even a sample app that you can install to easily preview the toolkit capabilities.
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