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    Our Small Basic Guru Gold Medal Winner from July was... Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2015 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Timer Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great article on how to control "time" in your Small Basic projects" RZ ...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Developing a Recommender Solution with Azure Machine Learning

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Throughout the last weeks I had a lot of articles to share written by Chervine . Today won't be an exception. During the last Azure Bootcamp earlier this year my boss made a demo about Azure Machine Learning which was pretty...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Power BI, Text Analytics and the United States Congress

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Today I want to introduce you to an article written by Seth Moupre . He saw a demo of an interactive word cloud based upon votes in the UK parliament. The idea was to do something similar with Power BI and the United States Congress...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Analyze Twitter data with Hive in Azure HDInsight

    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: How to build a Logic App!!!

    Welcome to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesdays! Microsoft Azure features App Service, which is broken down into a few different app types (API Apps, Logic Apps, Mobile Apps, and Web Apps). A few weeks back, Jan featured a great article from Mohit: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Azure Logic...
  • 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: Yammer: Announcements Feature

    Hello, and welcome to Tuesday with the weekly article spotlight. As one of the judges for the wiki belts, I'm blessed to read a lot of the articles you guys post here, and the level of knowledge held within the people contributing to the TechNet Wiki amazes me. But this time I found an article...
  • Blog Post: Developed With Arduino Due

    This article provides a brief introduction to the Arduino Due boards. We are start with the hardware and finish with an explaination of the entire procedure for the development and testing of a simple sketch. We will see the following in the order: Hardware features Installation of the libraries...
  • 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 - WPF: Change Tracking

    Hello again! It's true that Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps are getting more and more popular with upcoming Windows 10. But I believe Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is still the pioneer technology for creating enterprise applications for Windows. So In this week’s TNWiki...
  • 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 - Local Files

    Welcome to another Tuesday, the day of the week that Wiki Ninjas write a post highlighting a TechNet Wiki article. Today the article we are going to highlight is the article that won the April month's TechNet Guru Awards under Visual C# Category, an article from Andy ONeill titled Local Files...
  • 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 - Unique Features of Small Basic: The Flickr Object

    With Small Basic 1.1, the Flickr object is fully functional. So I added this as a bullet to The Unique Features of the Small Basic Language . Flickr Object In Small Basic 1.1, you can simply call an image from a Flickr search or randomly sort through some images...
  • 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: Windows Phone 8.1: Sqlite (Part two)

    We take our learning way again on Sqlite. We see in short the subjects dealt with in the previous article before continuing. Has discussed yourself about the installation of Sqlite engine, the test project creation, the installation of the available Sqlite-net on Nuget, how to create the database on...
  • 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: Small Basic - Event Basics

    Welcome to Tuesday's TNWiki Article Spotlight! Today we're going to look at an incredibly helpful TechNet Wiki article from litdev : Small Basic: Event Basics LitDev takes us through a very thorough look at Events in Small Basic. The article is made up of four sections: What...
  • 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: Article Spotlight: Small Basic 1.1 hits TechNet Wiki! (hits hard, like a thunder storm, or more like a big monster super hero smashing through a wall... or something)

    For this Tuesday, you get another bonus featured article! Why? Because... For the first time in Forever (if we measure Forever as being 3 years, 8 months, and 15 days; here's the last release )... Small Basic has launched a new version!!! And being a free tool created by the awesomest...
  • Blog Post: Article Spotlight: Windows Phone 8: Maps control (Part 4)

    In the last article we were able to track and view a route on the map, from the point of departure to arrival, a good result, but we can still give something in terms of user experience. Imagine we have developed an application that makes use of the maps. The user is expected over the path displayed...
  • 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...