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Kafka Connect for Azure IoT Hub

Monday, December 5, 2016

Today I’m excited to announce the release of Kafka Connect for Azure IoT Hub, our offering for secure two-way communication with devices, device identity and device management at extreme scale and performance.

Partner Director, Azure Internet of Things

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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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

Offline Sync for Mobile Services

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The best mobile apps handle network interruptions gracefully, allowing users to be productive despite the lack of connectivity. Learn how you can use the offline sync feature of Azure Mobile Services to create responsive apps that work, even when the network doesn't.

Program Manager, Azure Mobile Services

Avoiding IP Blacklisting with Azure Web Sites

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In a multi-tenant environment where customers share a number of IP addresses, it’s not uncommon to have malicious content on a site or two. In some case they may be result of compromise and in other cases this may be intentional.

Sr. Escalation Engineer, US - CTS STB Developer Tools
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Simple Azure Websites: Deployment

Monday, July 28, 2014

My preferred method of deploying to an Azure Web Site is using git, partially because this is a feature I've been involved with from the beginning (it's known as Kudu). However, in some cases, I just need to deploy a bunch of files from my local machine with minimal fuss, and using git is overkill. For these scenarios WebDeploy (aka msdeploy) really shines.

Principal Development Lead, Azure App Platform
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