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Microsoft Azure Announces Industry’s First Cloud Bot-as-a-Service

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We are thrilled by the surprisingly large number of bots, tools, channels and the overall vibrancy and excitement within the developer community since our launch of Bot Framework on Github in March. The democratization of AI and the advancement of conversational canvasses are well underway.

Distinguished Engineer, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group

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Web Deploy 3.6 Beta Released

Monday, August 11, 2014

We're happy to announce that Web Deploy 3.6 Beta is now available for download. This release adds new enhancements for: Support for publishing ASP.Net vNext web applications Command line and API…

Software Engineer, Azure Websites

Automating VM Configuration using PowerShell DSC Extension

Friday, August 8, 2014

PowerShell DSC Extension and the associated Azure PowerShell DSC cmdlets are now available on the Azure SDK. Now, you have the ability to use the Azure PowerShell DSC cmdlets to upload and apply a PowerShell DSC configuration to an Azure VM by enabling the VM Agent and the PowerShell DSC extension.

SR. Software Development Lead, Windows PowerShell

Offline support in the Azure Mobile Services Android SDK

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The latest version of the Azure Mobile Services SDK for Android added support for both futures (for asynchronous operations) and offline (disconnected applications). In this post I'll walk through the offline feature, by walking through the steps required to make the sample application downloaded from the portal (To do list) offline-enabled. We’ll be talking about the features as they’re needed for the app.

SR. Software Engineer, Azure Mobile Services

Auditing Media Assets Lifecycle – Part 2

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Part 2 in a series of posts that will help you audit the life cycle of media assets (with sample code). Part 2 specifically focused on tracking assets as they are copied from Storage to VMs for media processing.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Media Services

Futures support and breaking changes in the Mobile Services Android SDK

Monday, August 4, 2014

Addressing feedback on the usage of asynchronous calls in Android, we’ve released a major update in the Android SDK for Azure Mobile Services with futures support. With that, you can now easily perform multiple of those operations without having to deal with multiple nested callbacks. The changes are additive in most of the scenarios, but in some advanced scenarios we made a breaking change to make futures the default model used by the Azure Mobile Services Android SDK for dealing with asynchronous operations.

SR. Software Engineer, Azure Mobile Services