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    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. With the recent release of Apache Spark running on Microsoft Azure HDInsight a new tool was added to the Big Data ecosystem on Azure. One tool we have at our fingertips now for a while is called Apache Hive. Hive is a nice project...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Using Microsoft Application Insights in an MVC application

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Application Insights has proven to be a valuable tool in a developers tool chain. In the past we have already covered how you can create an Application Insights resource . Today I want to introduce you to another article by Ken...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Azure Logic Apps-Basic Transformation

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Microsoft's cloud platform Azure has gone through some changes since the Build and Ignite conferences. Some new services were added and some services are now under a common umbrella. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps and Logic...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SharePoint 2013: Creating a Composed Look

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. When I hear someone talking about customizing the design of a SharePoint site the first thing which comes to my mind is Ferrari. Why Ferrari? Years ago someone told me that the Ferrari site was actually a SharePoint site. At that...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Azure: Hive

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. The last time we spoke about an introduction to big data analytics with Microsoft Azure. Today I want to introduce you to the next part of this series created by Chervine - Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Azure: Hive . This...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Azure: Introduction

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Big Data is one of the hottest topics today. Apache Hadoop is one of the central ecosystems in this area. Some time ago Microsoft joined the game and, together with Hortonworks, created HDInsight. With HDInsight you have a fully...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Creating a Microsoft Application Insights resource

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Most of you are already familiar with our Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards . There we are trying to cover outstanding articles on our wiki in different categories every month. The last time we had an article in that list written...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SharePoint 2013: Building Custom Forms

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Forms and lists have always been an elementary part of SharePoint. One of the common tasks when customizing SharePoint is building a custom form for manipulating items in a list. Dan Christian started an article, called SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SSIS: Data maintenance with Microsoft Azure SQL Database

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Lately I had to deal a lot with Extract-Load-Transform (ETL) processes. One problem I met several times is to determine which data has already been transferred to a database and which data needs to be processed next. A typical...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - PowerBI API in .Net

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. At TechEd Europe last year Microsoft gave a demonstration at the exhibitor booth about using a Kinect sensor tracking customers in a shop to get information about which products seem most interesting and increase the customer...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Azure Machine Learning

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. During the last years several trending technologies and buzzwords have come up which had seem to be separate from each other at a first glance. Cloud Computing and Big Data are just two of them. With the advent of Big Data another...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BI Step-by-step: Excel 2013, Azure SQL and O365

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Two weeks ago I was at the Office 365 Summit in Amsterdam and was really impressed what you can do with it not only from a developer perspective. A scenario where Office 365, Azure and Excel plays well together is Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Azure Mobile Services Custom API

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Azure has become a product where everything changes within one month. We already had a lot of great announcements this year, but today I want to go back to a service which some of you already have forgotten it exists: Azure Mobile...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Using Microsoft Azure DocumentDB in an ASP.NET MVC Application

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. As a big fan of Microsoft Azure and NoSQL databases, especially document-oriented databases, it was nice to see that two worlds are coming together at Microsoft. What am I talking about? Azure DocumentDB, of course. A document...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Microsoft HDInsight (Big Data) Solution (Part 2)

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Big Data seems to be everywhere nowadays. Everybody seems to do something with it and built solutions on top of it. On Microsoft Azure we can create Big Data solutions in different ways: Set up our own cluster Using a...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Azure API Management Services

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. During the last week a lot of Azure-related articles have hit our wiki. Most of them were published by EngSoonCheah , a Microsoft Student Partner like me, and today I want to introduce you to one of them - Azure API Management...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: International TNWiki Summit 2015

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. Today I'm proud to introduce you to a landmark in the history of the TechNet Wiki: The International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015 . Initiated by Durval Ramos , the TNWiki Summit is a conference held by community members, based on TechNet...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SharePoint Online: An Introduction to Office Delve

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. A few weeks ago I was happy to attend the TechEd Europe in sunny Barcelona. For me as a developer there were tons of announcements related to Azure and Office 365. Through the announcement of the Office 365 REST API I did some...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: One Year of Curah!

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. This week we celebrate one year of Curah on our blog. Why do we celebrate? Tomorrow is Curah's first birthday. How does that fit into our life at TechNet Wiki? Simple answer, it is all about community. It is not a matter of one community...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. The last year was amazing for all people who are using and loving Azure. For me one of the highlights in the last months was the preview of Azure Machine Learning. I always had some respect for people who are doing machine learning...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Microsoft Azure Search Client Library for .NET Framework

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Microsoft Azure Search is one of the latest features on Azure. It provides all features needed for building search services without some of its complexities. The client library covers all things you need to work with it from ...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SQL Server 2014 Portal

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. In the past we have talked about portals in the wiki from time to time. Ed made with decent Arnold Schwarzenegger accent , Durval with the community portals and I with the Power BI portal and the User Groups portal . Today I want...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Add Achievements to your Windows 8.1 Store Game (C#/XAML)

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Gamification is nowadays an important part of most apps you can find on the different platforms. We all know gamification to some level. If we want we can also use it as a developer in Visual Studio. But how can we integrate it...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - What is state persistence in Orleans and how to use it

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Have you ever heard about Orleans ? The answer from most people to this question is "Yes, of course! That's the city in the south of the US.". Since BUILD 2014 you mostly get two different answers, depending on whom...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - How to Create a Developer Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. On how many machines do you develop most of the time? I would guess that your answer is 'more than one' ... and with every update of a software you normally have to do this update on all machines. Or what happens when...