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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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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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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Simplifying IoT, one Azure service at a time!

Simplifying IoT, one Azure service at a time! The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't a technology revolution, it is a business revolution enabled by technology. By 2020, there will be 26 Billion connected 'things' and IoT will be good for a 12$ Trillion market share. These connected 'things' will range from more consumer-driven IoT ranging …

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Expose SAP functionalities to the cloud with Logic Apps

It was 2015 when Microsoft first announced Azure App Services. Since then the platform has gone through a lot of changes and tons of new capabilities and features were added. Especially when looking at Logic Apps. In July of 2015 I wrote a blogpost on how to expose SAP functionality to the cloud using both …

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