Windows Terminal and WSL Tips and Tricks
Did you find yourself ever having to set-up your development environment all the time? Well I did as well! What if I could tell you, you could save many minutes each day by automating this? Enter the world of Windows Terminal and WSL! 😎
Automatically Provision an IoT Device with DPS
Once you get further in the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) you will notice that you have to setup devices in bulk rather than device-per-device. This is where Azure helps you through a service named **Device Provisioning Service**.
Run Azure App Service on GCP through Azure Arc
In a [previous article](/post/2021/6/10/infrastructure-azure-azure-arc) I went in detail on how you can get started running your own Azure Arc setup and connect your cross-cloud and on-premises systems and Kubernetes clusters. In this article I would like to go in more detail how you are now able to utilize the previously created infrastructure and run Azure App Service on it! Bringing the ecosystem of Azure towards your multi-cloud environment.
Create a Multi-Cloud Infrastructure with Azure Arc
Azure Arc was released a while ago, but got a great update in May 2021 during the [annual Build conference](https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/build-cloudnative-applications-that-run-anywhere/?WT.mc_id=DT-MVP-5004263) allowing it to run Azure Application services across your Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes services.
Decode Base64 with Azure Synapse Analytics its Serverless SQL
I wanted to analyze some data in Azure Synapse Analytics, Serverless SQL. This data was coming in from my IoT Hub that I created and was being routed towards an Azure Data Lake Storage account as small JSON files. However when trying to analyze this data, it appeared that IoT Hub shows the body as Base64 encoded and T-SQL couldn't analyze it.
Azure Optimization Tips and Tricks
For most businesses out there it are hard times due to the recent crisis, causing a lot of pressure on optimizing OPEX costs as much as possible. That's why I would love to help all of you out there with some quick tips and tricks on how you can keep your spendings to a minimum on the Azure platform, or how you are able to gain quick benefits.
Act in realtime on IoT Data without writing any code through Azure IoT Hub, Event Grid, Cosmos DB and Logic Apps
Creating a realtime application is quite trivial, you most of the time take in all the events and put a dedicated processor on there that will process the incoming events for you. But what if you would like to make things a bit more interesting and develop this entire path completely serverless without writing any code, but still ensuring a response of seconds rather than minutes?
Create a script to deploy a container automatically with Azure Container Registry
Currently I am working on a new web application that will require a server for signaling purposes. Now to run this server, I would like to utilize Azure Web Apps together with a container. Since I would like a low barrier to entry, I want to be able to run a command that takes care of:
Creating a Pub/Sub system with 100.000 subscribers and 1 publisher
I decided to do something exciting and challenging for personal growth in my Data & AI area and posed myself the hypothesis: "Can I create a system that with a few publishers but a massive amount of subscribers?" with the constraints of:
Facebook ReAgent - An End-to-End Use Case
Facebook [decided](https://ai.facebook.com/blog/open-sourcing-reagent-a-platform-for-reasoning-systems/) to release their end-to-end applied reinforcement learning platform called [ReAgent](https://github.com/facebookresearch/ReAgent), after reading their vision on this, I have to say that I am completely hooked! They are providing an excellent view of Reinforcement Learning and the future adoption of it. But why is this and how can we get started with it?
Utilizing OpenCV in C# .NET Core to grab frames from a video
While working on a blog post where I was utilizing .NET Core I wanted to be able to utilize OpenCV. [OpenCV](https://opencv.org/) is a library of functions that allow us to quickly perform computer vision tasks (e.g. making a picture black and white, canny edge, face recognition, ...). But how do we utilize this in .NET Core?
Part 3 - Creating a Car Camera simulator in IoT Edge
Part 2 - Creating a Car Data simulator in IoT Edge
Azure IoT Edge Simulator - Easily run and test your IoT Edge application
Building an IoT Edge module is an important step for any IoT Application that requires on-edge processing to not constantly send data towards cloud (for bandwith, latency as well as processing reasons).
Creating an Internet Of Things (IoT) Edge Deployment
The Internet-Of-Things (IoT) is currently in full roll-out around the world and will only grow with the deployment of 5G, enabling new use cases and collecting more data than ever seen before. An important aspect of this is not only managing the data that you collect, but also correctly filtering and reducing the latency that you experience on-premise. It is not accepted that it takes 10 seconds round-trip from a container ship in the middle of the atlantic ocean, if you need a response for every image of a camera feed at 24fps.
Big Data Platform Comparisons
Choosing a platform for doing your Big Data processing tasks is not an easy choice. At one side you want to be flexible and open, but at another you would like a stable and robust platform that can handle your critical business workloads.
Automatically create an AI model for your dataset using Azure AutoML
An annoying part in working with classification, regression or other AI algorithms is that you always need to write a lot of code, prepare your data and do other steps before you are able to get results out of it.
Creating an Azure Data Lake Gen 2 File Browser for the Web
While working with Azure Data Lake Gen 2 (ADLS Gen 2), I saw that one common ask from the people around me is to be able to interact with it through a web portal. As Microsoft we offer customers the chance already to utilize a tool called ["Azure Storage Explorer"](https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/storage-explorer/?WT.mc_id=DP-MVP-5004263) but this is a tool that is only available for on-premise systems. What I want to show here is how to create a web portal that can be used for the following use cases:
Getting started with Azure Functions
So I wanted to write a function for a customer that would trigger a bot. What I thought would be an easy process, turned out to be a lot of debugging and tuning to get everything working. Which is why I decided to write this post to help others get started with Azure Functions.