Episode 18 - The Internet of Things

by Sujit D'Mello March 5, 2014

 

Special Guest Ryan Berry talks to use of an project he worked on to connect .NET Embedded to Azure. This was an end to end solution using SQL Azure, Service Bus, Queue, SQL Azure DB, worker role and a web role.

 

Solution Block Diagram:

 

 

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   - Runs .NET Micro Framework

Small Memory footprint .NET CLR

Optimized for low-memory devices

512KB ROM/256KB RAM for the full feature set

Windows CE and .NET CF require 10 MB ROM/10MB RAM

Subset of the desktop .NET Framework Object Model

Supports interoperability with  WCF

Device/IO Interaction abstracted w/ event-driven code

 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode18.mp3

 

Updates to Azure 

  

  • ExpressRoute: Dedicated, private, high-throughput network connectivity with on-premises
  • Web Sites: Backup and Restore Support
  • Mobile Services: .NET support, Notification Hub Integration, PhoneGap support
  • HDInsight: Hadoop 2.2 support
  • Management: Co-admin limit increased from 10->200 users
  • Monitoring: Service Outage Notifications Integrated within Management Portal
  • Virtual Machines: VM Agent and Background Information Support
  • Active Directory: More SaaS apps, more reports, self-service group management, Japan DCs live 
  • BizTalk Services: EDIFACT protocol support, Service Bus Integration, Backup and Restore

 

 

Informational blogs and links:

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2014/02/24/creating-a-sharepoint-2013-app-with-azure-web-sites.aspx

 

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-understand-nosql/

 

New whitepaper ‘Application Patterns and Development Strategies for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines’ is published:

 

How to setup a Minecraft Server on Windows Azure! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-HCY_3aj6M

 

How to manage your Azure Website with IIS Management Console (here)

 

3rd-party solution for Azure usage / chargeback management & IT self-service

 

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