Connecting the smart building of the future

What if a building would proactively identify inefficiencies, reduce consumption and deliver personalized comfort? Keeping the complexity in mind of managing a building on different levels these futuristic ideas still seem a long way off. However, with today's technology, they are well within reach. Defining a building To create a smart building you first need …

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Microsoft IoT Central – Revisited!

Microsoft IoT Central entered public preview on December 2017 and went GA in September 2018. In this blogpost I will walk you through the latest changes of the product and reflect on the evolution of the product after one year of being publicly available. To demonstrate some of the new capabilities I've connected an MXChip …

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Serialization error while deleting Reliable Actors and their state

In Service Fabric when an Actor is deactivated the actor object itself is being cleaned up. The state stored in the actor's State Manager is not being removed in case of actor garbage collection. This is due to the fact that an actor is reactivated its data is again made available through the State Manager. In …

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Automatically Emit Azure IoT Hub Events to Azure Event Grid via ARM

Building event-driven IoT platforms has always been a challenge. That was until Azure Event Grid integration was recently added to Azure IoT Hub. Azure Event Grid allows you to configure applications to listen for IoT Hub events in a reliable and scalable manner. We're now building an IoT application that needs to react and update …

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Building high performance APIs with Azure Search

Exposing data with different content types in a performant way can be a challenging problem to solve, Azure Search tackles this problem by providing a full-text search experience for web and mobile applications. When talking about modern application development, where enterprise applications exist both on-premises and in the cloud, companies want to integrate beyond their …

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Crazy BizTalk is dead, long live Crazy BizTalk

Crazy BizTalk is dead, long live Crazy BizTalk A couple of months ago Pieter Vandenheede & myself, both colleagues at Codit, announced that we both were "the brains" behind the CrazyBizTalk Twitter account. Since then we've been receiving very positive feedback and lots of people have asked us to continue. Although it is tempting to …

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Microsoft IoT Central is now available in Public Preview!

Microsoft IoT Central is now available in Public Preview!   The Internet of Things (IoT) is a business revolution enabled by technology and is no longer just for early adopters, it offers tremendous business opportunities. As already explained in this blogpost, the path to build, secure and provision a scalable IoT solution from device to …

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