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Global Azure Bootcamp Switzerland 2017–What a day! Here are the numbers…

On April 22nd 2017 we did the global Azure Bootcamp Switzerland 2017 in Wallisellen at the Microsoft Switzerland offices. What a day! Take a look at my blog post where I introduced the event for details: http://www.manuelmeyer.net/2017/04/starting-the-countdown-to-the-global-azure-bootcamp-switzerland-2017/ and check out the event website: http://bootcamp.azurezurichusergroup.com Now the event is over and we, as the organizers from […]

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Talk–10.04.2017–.NET User Group Basel: Visual Studio 2017 Productivity Tools & Azure Cognitive Services

Today I spoke at the .NET User Group Basel about Azure Cognitive Services and the new (and old) Productivity Tools in Visual Studio 2017, such as Code Map, Intellitest and Live-Unit-Testing. Thanks for having me! Link to the event: https://www.meetup.com/Basel-NET-User-Group/events/237844700 Slides: DotNetUGBasel_ManuelMeyer_AzureCognitiveServices (PDF) DotNetUGBasel_ManuelMeyer_VS2017ProductivityTools (PDF)

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Azure PowerTip 5: Setting up an Sql Server with the Adventureworks Sample Database in 2 Minutes

I remember when I wrote a blog post in 2014 about how you can set up the Adventure Works Sample Database on an Sql Server hosted in Azure in under 10 minutes: http://manuelmeyer.net/2014/07/azureadventures-setting-up-the-adventureworks-database-in-under-10-minutes/ Well, today we can beat this time. In the meantime, the Adventure Works db has been integrated into the db setup in […]

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Azure PowerTip 4: Unable to Connect to Azure Sql Database. IP Address is not allowed to access server.

When using Sql Databases on Azure, the firewall on the db server blocks requests from unknown IPs. This means that when you try to connect from a client such as Sql Server Management Studio (SSMS) or Visual Studio, your request to connect to the db is rejected with the following message: Cannot connect to mmedb.database.windows.net. […]

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Talk 18.03.2017–Trivadis TechEvent– Intelligence-as-a-Service with Azure Cognitive Services

At our bi-annual TechEvent I spoke about Azure Cognitive Services. You can find the slides in this blog post: Intelligence-as-a-Service Lets build the Applications of the Future with Azure Cognitive Services Slides: MME_AzureCognitiveServices (PDF) Links: http://www.captionbot.ai http://www.celebslike.me http://www.projectmurphy.net http://www.mymoustache.net http://aifunclub.azurewebsites.net https://github.com/Microsoft/Cognitive-Samples-IntelligentKiosk

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Talk 31.01.2017 – Microsoft TechDays Switzerland 2017 – Schneller zum Release mit Live-Unit-Testing und den Produktivitätstools on VS2017

Thanks to everyone who attended my session at TechDays 2017: “Schneller zum Release mit Live-Unit-Testing und den Produktivitätstools von Visual Studio 2017” It was great to speak in a movie theater to a motivated crowd! The slides can be downloaded here: TechDays2017_VS2017ProductivityTools.pdf In case of any questions, send me an email or a tweet. I […]

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Article Published (Windows Developer): Introduction to Azure Mobile Apps

The Windows Developer Magazin (https://entwickler.de/windows-developer-magazin) recently published my article about Azure Mobile Apps in its 9.16 edition: https://entwickler.de/windows-developer-magazin/windows-developer-9-16-255482.html   Azure Mobile Apps Azure Mobile Apps, known as Mobile Services before, are a set of services offered by the Azure Cloud to support mobile app development. At the heart is a cloud-based, scalable application backend. It […]

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Article Published (Windows Developer): Integration with Azure Logic Apps

The Windows Developer Magazin (https://entwickler.de/windows-developer-magazin) recently published my article about integration with Azure Logic Apps in their 8.16 edition: https://entwickler.de/windows-developer-magazin/windows-developer-8-16-252340.html       The article introduces Azure Logic Apps and explains how Logic Apps can be used to connect Software As A Service offerings with custom code.   The Azure App Service This section explains […]

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Azure PowerTip 3: Don’t get lost in Azure. Use the “Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture”.

This post introduces the “Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture” hosted at: http://azureplatform.azurewebsites.net/en-us/ I just stumbled across this recently. But I LOVE it! It is very easy to get lost in the hundreds of Azure services and building blocks. Of course, you get a lot of info from the Azure Service Directory: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/   Or the […]

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Azure PowerTip 2: So what exactly is “Classic Azure”, “V1”, V2” and “ARM”?

Especially Azure beginners often struggle with the differences between the classic deployment model in Azure and the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) model. This posts explains the differences from my point of view. Have fun reading. So what is “classic” and what is “ARM”? As you might or might not know, there are two different deployment […]

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Azure PowerTip 1: Installing Azure Powershell using the Web Platform Installer

This post explains how to install the Microsoft Azure Powershell Commandlets using the Web Platform Installer (WPI). Today, there are a multitude of ways how you can manage your Microsoft Azure Resources. Often, I find myself fiddling around in the Azure Portal and creating, deleting and configuring stuff. However, since I have become a big […]

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