May 13, 2017
.NET, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Augmented Reality, Azure, Azure IoT Suite, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Edge Analytics, Embedded, Emerging Technologies, Event Hubs, Industrial Automation, Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Edge, IoT, IoT Edge, IoT Hub, Linux, Mac OSX, Machine Learning(ML), Microsoft, Robotics, Self Driven Cars, Stream Analytics, Windows, Windowz Azure
During Build! 2017 Microsoft has announced the availability of Azure IoT Edge, which would bring in some of the cloud capabilities to edge devices/networks within your Enterprise. This would enable industrial devices to utilize the capabilities of IoT in Azure within their constrained resources .
With this Microsoft now makes it easier for developers to move some of their computing needs to these devices. Edge devices are mostly having small foot print based to high end machines within your company network.
The essential capabilities to be supported by Azure IoT edge include:
- Perform Edge Analytics (a cut down version of Azure Stream Analytics)- Instead of doing analytics in cloud developer/implementer can move the basic cloud data processing and analytical capabilities to Edge Device. Run your machine learning algorithms in Edge device and take predictive analytics steps.
- Perform Artificial Intelligence processing at edge device itself. Availability of Microsoft Cognitive Service on edge device would bring in whole lot of automation capabilities. Imagine Alexa/Siri working without internet connection, it should be able to provide you reminders etc.
- Perform RealTime Decision making locally based on predefined rules.
- Reduce bandwidth costs
- Connect to other Edge devices and legacy devices within the constrained/corporate network.
- Deploy IoT solutions to Edge Device from Cloud and provide updates as needed.
- Operate offline without the need of real-time internet connectivity or intermittent connectivity. Doesn’t have to rely on Cloud to provide commands for processing, can do offline data capture and processing of information from other devices connected and take decisions without the need to rely on a connected cloud service.
Azure IoT Edge enables seamless deployment of cloud services such as:
Along with sharing the image represents Azure’s Enterprise Digital Vision, we will discuss about the same in later sessions:
Getting Started & More information:
May 10, 2017
.NET, .NET Core 1.0, .NET Core 1.0.1, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0.1, ASP.NET MVC, Mac OSX, MacOS Sierra, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, SignalR, Visual Studio for Mac, VisualStudio, Web API v2.0, Xamarin, Xamarin Studio
Microsoft has released Visual Studio for Mac, a revamped and renamed version of Xamarin Studio with little bit look and feel changes to make it look like Visual Studio product line has been released.
With Visual Studio for Mac, you should be able to develop .NET/C#/ASP.NET based apps and XAMARIN Native and Forms based apps in Mac OS environment.
Visual Studio for Mac comes with different editions like as in Visual Studio 2017/Xamarin Studio such as Community, Professional and Enterprise.
- Visual Studio Community for Mac – Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers.
- Visual Studio Professional for Mac – Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams.
- Visual Studio Enterprise for Mac – End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes.
Go through Release Notes here for more details.
September 14, 2016
.NET, .NET Core 1.0, .NET Core 1.0.1, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0.1, HotFixes, Linux, Mac OSX, Microsoft, Open.Source, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Updates, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, Visual Studio Code, VisualStudio, VS2015, Windows, Windows
Microsoft .NET Core team has released an update to .NET Core 1.0, versioned as “.NET Core 1.0.1”.
Read more detailed updates from Microsoft Developer Announcement Blog: Announcing September 2016 Updates for .NET Core 1.0
You can read the release notes for .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework 1.0.1 to learn about the specific changes that are included, including the commits that the release was built from.
You can download associated tooling updates from below links:
May 3, 2015
.NET, .NET Framework, C#.NET, Cloud Computing, Embedded, Internet of Things, IoT, Microsoft, Tech-Trends, Virtualization, VisualStudio, VS2015, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Microsoft has introduced a new developer program to enable the developers working on Internet of Things(IoT) based implementations. As part of this program developers would be able to try out – Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview.
If you are an enthusiast working on IoT, you can signup @ https://www.windowsondevices.com/signup.aspx allows you to be early adopters of Windows on Devices program.
Following Devices are currently supported by Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview.
<code> <p><a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkID=532948">Learn more about Windows IoT devices</a></p> <p><a href="github.io/content/GetStarted.htm" target="_blank">Microsoft Github repository</a> for IoT, where you can find lots of samples and documentation. <a title="http://ms-iot.github.io/content/GetStarted.htm" href="http://ms-iot.github.io/content/GetStarted.htm">http://ms-iot.</a></p> <p><strong>What is Internet of Things?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/theinternetofthings.jpg"><img title="Print" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="Print" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/theinternetofthings_thumb.jpg" width="386" height="235"/></a></p> <blockquote> <p>Part of the <a href="/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Cloud-computing">Cloud computing</a> glossary:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.
Below is a high level technology roadmap as per Wikipedia:
May 1, 2015
As part of Microsoft’s focused approach to bring in more value to Cross platform & Open Source based initiatives Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code IDE along with .NET Core runtime for Mac, Linux and Windows.
Quoting from Visual Studio code site:
Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family.
Read more about it from below references:
Visual Studio Code Team blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vscode/