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Configure Squid Proxy in Azure to Watch Olympics via Canadian Broadcast

The Rio 2016 Olympics are currently underway and millions around the world are tuning into the various events taking place.  Like many, I want to watch the action in the comfort of my living room with my family and friends.   Unfortunately, I was stuck with pretty much two options for watching the event.  I could view the glory…

Develop and Deploy Jekyll Static Blog to Azure from Visual Studio Code with BoUoW

In this post, we demonstrate development and deployment of a Jekyll blog instance from Bash on Ubuntu on Windows within Visual Studio Code with Deployment to Azure . [Demo Notes] Windows Prerequisites: Install VS Code Install Xming Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Prerequisites: Install Jekyll as per Install the azure xplat-cli enable DBUS: sudo sed -i ‘s$<listen>.*</listen>$<listen>tcp:host=localhost,port=0</listen>$’ /etc/dbus-1/session.conf

XMING + Bash on Ubuntu on Windows = X11 Window System Running from Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

X11 Apps work on the recently announced Bash on Ubuntu on Windows! Ingredients: Host OS running latest Windows Insider Preview with Windows Subsystem for Linux enabled with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Xming Instructions: Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Ensure Xming is running In Bash prompt, enter “export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0” to connect to Xming host over TCP/IP and enable UI apps…

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

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

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

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…