Here’s how to directly connect to the Event Hub that backs an IoT Hub. New WayAs of 5/30/2017, you can now get the underlying Event Hub connection string by either the “Endpoints” blade or the “Operat
The Azure IoT Field Gateway SDK is a set of libraries that allow you to build a device that acts as a proxy between an individual IoT device and Azure IoT Hub. Individual IoT devices will connect to t
I rebuilt my dev machine recently and reinstalled the Service Fabric 2.1 SDKs from here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/service-fabric-get-started/ The rest of the devs on my
Azure provides a set of services that allow you to visualize IoT device data in real-time. The data pipeline is: IoT Device –> Azure IoT Hub –> Azure Stream Analytics –> Power BI. Follow alon
Here’s a quick post on how to get setup with Azure IoT Hub with a UWP App. These steps and code taken from Olivier Bloch’s Build Talk: 1. Create a new Azure IoT Hub – Free Tier – in Azure Portal http
"Use port 80 and 443 for additional incoming connections." - The Skype setting that every developer should disable. Solution to "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" when running a Service Fabric hosted WebApp.
I just flattened my machine and ran into this issue when running a Service Fabric hosted WebAPI project. This line of code: this.serverHandle = WebApp.Start(this.listeningAddress, appBuilder =>
Here’s what you do when you want to get a local copy of an Azure SQL Database. Export Azure Database1. Select your database in the Azure Portal https://portal.azure.com/#blade/HubsExtension/BrowseReso
Solution: Internal Error. The database platform service with type Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql.SqlAzureV12DatabaseSchemaProvider is not valid. You must make sure the service is loaded, or you must provide the full type name of a valid database platform service. (Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql)
If you get the following error, then you need to install BOTH x86 and x64 versions of the DAC Framework. I have only verified that this works with SQL Express 2014. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/do
I built a stateless Azure Service Fabric service and later realized I would need a stateful service. Rather than try to comb through docs to see what the conversion looked like, I created a brand new
A Quick Intro: Azure Durable Task Framework for Long Running Code-Based Workflows Using async/await and Azure Service Bus
The Durable Task Framework (DTF) is a workflow execution framework that is based on async/await and backed by Azure Service Bus. I was recently in need of a long running workflow engine and wanted to
I just spent way too much time getting AppInsights working in an Azure WebJob. Here are a couple of tips: 1. Make sure you are using the right InstrumentationKey. Go here to find out how: https://azu
I had an On-Demand Azure WebJob and wanted to convert it to a scheduled WebJob. It took me a while to figure out how, so I thought I’d share to save you some time. You are probably already past this p
Solution to "can't be invoked from Azure WebJobs SDK. Is it missing Azure WebJobs SDK attributes?" when creating an Azure WebJob
I spent spent way too much time with this one. Hope this post saves you from doing the same. Here’s the exception we are dealing with: can’t be invoked from Azure WebJobs SDK. Is it missing Azure WebJ
How to create a StackOverflow driven Power BI Dashboard with the StackOverflow API, Azure WebJob, Azure SQL and Node.js
Power BI is Microsoft’s new data visualization platform. It allows you to easily pull data from datasources like Salesforce, GitHub and QuickBooks. As I was going through the product I noticed they di
Solution to "We are sorry, but we could not complete that operation" when trying to enable a preview feature in the Azure Management Portal'
UPDATE 3/5/2014. I reported this issue to the Azure team shortly after I posted this blog. The issue has now been resolved. Go Azure! If you click on the “try it now” button on the Preview Services pa
The is a post in a blog series I’m writing called “Microsoftie Perks – Why I love working at Microsoft“ Microsoft gives all Microsofties FREE MSDN, TechNet and Azure Subscriptions. With the free MS
Solution to "This offer is not available" when trying to activate Azure account for MSDN Subscriber...renew your MSDN Subscription.
It is very cool that Azure is offering MSDN subscribers up to $3,700 of Azure Benefits (Cloud, SQL, CDN, etc), but the error message you get when your MSDN Subscription has expired needs more detail.
It took me more than 2 minutes (too long!) to figure out how to call the new Bing search API. The Bing API to Azure Marketplace migration doc is a great resource for learning how to call the new Azure