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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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Azure Automation in Depth: Runbook Authoring

Thursday, July 3, 2014

While Azure Automation runbooks can be intimidating at first, with a little training they can be easily mastered. In this blog post, we’ll go into depth on some of the features Azure Automation provides to help you write and use runbooks more effectively, as well as some best practices and common gotchas to help you reach true runbook nirvana.

Program Manager, Azure Automation

Web Deploy as a site extension

Monday, June 30, 2014

In the latest version of Azure Websites, we have enabled a new Web Deploy endpoint which lives as a site extension on each customer’s site.  If you’re not familiar with site extensions, they’re…

Software Engineer, Azure Websites
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Azure Automation: Your SQL Agent in the Cloud

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In this blog, I’ll show you how to leverage the Azure Automation service to accomplish a customer requested scenario of truncating tables when a particular database approaches its maximum size capacity. Although targeted towards a specific scenario, the highlighted example provides the framework to enable one to accomplish countless Azure SQL DB scenarios that one would normally need a SQL Server Agent to perform.

Program Manager, Azure SQL DB

Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Unlike in the .NET backend, the node.js backend of Azure Mobile Services doesn't have native support for MongoDB collections. We can, however, implement it in a node.js mobile service by using table scripts. This post shows how to add basic support for CRUD operations from a Mongo database to your mobile service.

SR. Software Engineer, Azure Mobile Services