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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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 functionality to the cloud with Azure App Services

In March of this year Microsoft announced the new Azure App Services, which brings together the functionality of Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services into a single development experience. App Service has everything you need to build apps that target both web and mobile clients from a single app back-end. Using API Apps, you …

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How to use the Azure Scheduler in a BizTalk Scenario

Introduction As Integration developers we sometimes need to implement interfaces that need to trigger specific processes or resources at certain times or schedules. As you all know, the problem with BizTalk is that there is no out of the box solution to develop these kind of trigger/scheduling scenarios. There are already couple of good blog …

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