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Video Series – Guide to Developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2

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Introduction Today’s post focuses on a five-part video series that will show you everything you need to know to get started developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2.  The series covers everything from Installation, an overview of the Operating System, Development tools, GPIO interaction, helpful extension libraries, interacting with Analog sensors, and finally concludes…


Internet of Trees – Soil Saturation Monitor Using Particle, Azure, and Power Bi

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The Internet of Things is all about employing physical sensors on internet connected devices to gather information about the physical world, typically storing that information up into the cloud for archival or post-processing (i.e. aggregation or machine learning). Some of the more innovative projects in this space solve very interesting problems (Nest Learning Thermostat) and…


Visual Studio IDE improvements announced at Connect

This year marked the first edition of  Connect(), a live virtual event which took place in New York on November 18 – 19, 2015.  The event focused on a variety of announcements surrounding the popular Visual Studio product line including Visual Studio Online and the Visual Studio IDE.  The topics range from utilizing Azure alongside your…


Windows 10 IoT Core Breathalyzer

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Background: Windows 10 IoT Core was created to build powerful solutions on low-powered devices with the potential to bridge the physical world into the nearly endless power of the cloud.  It offers a world of synergistic opportunity within the Microsoft ecosystem, which includes technologies such as Visual Studio, .NET, and Microsoft Azure.  All of this is available…


Streaming Xbox One Games to Windows 10 Preview – Tutorial

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Earlier today, a variety of exciting announcements were made from Microsoft at this year’s E3 gaming conference regarding Xbox One.  These include backwards compatibility with Xbox 360, playing Xbox One games on Oculus Rift, and streaming games to Windows 10 devices!  I was unaware that this was already available until it was alluded to by a tweet from XboxQwik. …


RPi + WinPhone + MS Band + Azure + Excel + Audio-Controlled LEDs = Hot Tub Time Machine From the Future

Hot Tub Time Machine from The Future – Music Entertainment System The Internet of Things and Houston weather have one thing very much in common.  They are sooooo hot right now!  Inspired by this, I have been thinking a lot about outdoor projects that interact with the cloud, for example my recent Spark Core powered Hot Tub…


Microsoft IoT DevCamps Announced!

Microsoft has recently announced a series of Microsoft IoT DevCamps taking place across the United States through May and June with more being planned (stay tuned here for updates) or check the official announcement.   Date                          Speaker                                         Locale 5/12/15 Paul DeCarlo Chicago 5/15/15 Stacey Mulcahy New York 5/29/15 Bret Stateham Sunnyvale   We just wrapped up the first event…