Here are some interesting concepts about data in IoT applications.

Kevin Saye shares with us on the IoT Show: all data has value, data needs to be preserved in its raw form for later usage and you want to store this data in a cost effective manner. Curious about these statements? Watch this very interesting episode about these concepts illustrated with a demo showing Azure Data Lake Analytics used to analyze data from IoT devices collected through Azure IoT Hub.

Christian Wade joins Scott Hanselman to show you how to unlock petabyte-scale datasets in Azure with a way that was not previously possible. Learn how to use the aggregations feature in Power BI to enable interactive analysis over big data.

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Corey Sanders, Corporate VP – Microsoft Azure Compute team sat down with Dan Rosanova, Principal PM responsible for Azure messaging services. Dan shares some new functionality around Event Hubs with Kafka compatibility.

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Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Data Factory (ADF) integration with Azure Monitor, which enables you to route your data factory metrics to Operations and Management Suite (OMS). Get the Azure Data Factory Analytics OMS service pack from the Azure marketplace.

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In this session from Build 2018, learn how to harness the power of Azure Cosmos DB, a NoSQL document-based database that offers a true “serverless data” experience.

Jeremy Likness shows you how to scale globally with point-and-click geo-replication and guaranteed single-digit latency. You’ll learn how to “choose your own API” and be able to interact with Azure Cosmos DB using the SQL API, MongoDB, Gremlin (graph-based), Table Storage, and Cassandra APIs. You’ll learn how to set up Azure Cosmos DB and build applications with demonstrations in .NET and .NET Core.

Unity is a game development platform that allows you to create high quality 2D and 3D games, and deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, gaming consoles or even the web.

In this episode we’re joined by Cloud Developer Advocate Brian Peek (@BrianPeek), who gives us some insight on building games with Unity. He shows how .NET developers can use their skills with Unity and also leverage cloud services in the backend.

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I recently got a web cam device and when I read the instructions to “place the phone near the camera so that it can listen to the camera” I thought I was dealing with an epic example of mistranslated text.

However, shortly after hearing a series of chirps and beeps reminiscent of R2-D2, the camera was configured.

Well, it turns out that there’s an SDK for that and it works with Azure.

Chirp (https://chirp.io) created enterprise-ready, cross platform SDKs for transmitting data over sound and the Azure IoT team collaborated with Chirp to implement a nice and easy way to setup an MXChip devkit and connect it to Azure IoT Central using just sound.

Collected and predicted data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge about the farm, can help increase farm productivity and reduce costs. Microsoft already enabled precision farming through FarmBeats and partnerships with solution integrators leveraging the Azure IoT platform and solutions.
Here is an introduction to the upcoming Microsoft’s IoT In Action Agriculture Webinar.
Tune in to watch the webinar live on August 23, 2018 10:00a.m. PST / 11:00a.m. CET / 1:00p.m. SGT