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Tech Talks - Azure Sphere

In this episode of #techtalks, Nathan Lasnoski illustrates the virtues of Azure Sphere and how it factors into your IoT story. 

Kim Claditis by Kim Claditis

Using IoT on a Beer Kegerator

Being born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, beer has been a part of most of my adult life. Couple that with my love of technology, I always wondered how I could leverage some cool tech with a beer theme. Since the proliferation of inexpensive hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), it has now become easy (and cheap!) to provide solutions that can be used to monitor (among other things) beer-related activities. This article will describe and detail the steps I took to create a solution for monitoring beer consumption on a beer kegerator.
 

John Adali by John Adali

Disabling Windows Update in Windows 10 IoT Core

If you’re working with Windows 10 IoT Core on your devices and have wondered how you can disable Windows Update, well wonder no more! This article will detail out the steps needed to disable this service.

John Adali by John Adali

Using IoT on a Beer Kegerator

Being born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, beer has been a part of most of my adult life. Couple that with my love of technology, I always wondered how I could leverage some cool tech with a beer theme. Since the proliferation of inexpensive hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), it […]

John Adali by John Adali

Things to Consider When Designing a 3D Experience on HoloLens

Many have heard of the incredible, hands free, fully untethered, augmented reality computing device created by Microsoft, known as HoloLens by now as it has been out in the early market for some time.  This device allows people to interact with their environment in ways that has never been seen before, (apart from science fiction).  With these new paradigms comes new challenges when designing a well-polished and compelling user experience on HoloLens.  I have found that nailing down these key areas early in design will help the overall application build go smoothly.

Sam Figie by Sam Figie

Build and Deploy Node.js web apps in Azure App Service

This quick tutorial shows you how to build a simple Node.js application and deploy it to the Azure App Service, from the command-line. The steps in this tutorial can be followed on any operating system that can run Node.js.  

Zavier Sanders by Zavier Sanders

ASP.NET Core 1.0 - Quick Look at RAZOR Views new Tag Helpers

Of the many features that are being revealed through the ASP.NET 5 RC's and other announcements, one of the first things that peeked my interest were the updates to RAZOR views with the addition of tag helpers.  The cool thing about these new tag helpers is, it allows the developer to create Razor views that look more like HTML and less like C#.

Sam Figie by Sam Figie

HoloLens Point of View Glimpse

See an example of HoloLens first person point of view. Watch a couple simple HoloLens interactions such as 3D meshing a room, then engaging with holograms.

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

HoloLens Unboxing

Concurrency is excited to receive the HoloLens. Check out the first hands-on unboxing images, and see this historic device.

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

IoT Device Security

IoT is a huge topic, especially for enterprises. Many have been doing it for years, and many more are interested in doing it for the first time. Companies like Target have proven that it is often these smaller and non-obvious machines that are being used to penetrate systems and cause havoc or steal information. Utilizing an air-gap or analog segregations only make manipulations more difficult to detect. Microsoft has created a very robust set of Azure services to mitigate any qualms about using their cloud services, but what about their connected devices? Could an infiltrator access these to penetrate the system, or modify their programming to cause malicious damage?

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer