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Welcome to the World of Tomorrow:
We are in an emerging world of technologies and innovation, where IoT cannot stand alone.
The Internet-of-Things(a.k.a IoT) provides us with lots of sensor data/information. However, this sensor information by themselves does not add value unless we can turn them into actionable, contextualized information useful for mankind. Big data, data visualization and Machine Learning(ML) techniques allow us to gain new insights by learning, batch-processing and information analysis(online/off-line). Real-time sensor data analysis and decision-making are often done manually but to make it scalable, it is preferably automated.
Artificial Intelligence(AI) provides us the set of framework and tools to go beyond typical real-time decision and automation use cases for IoT. Who knows we may end up in a world where humans have less work to do like in Sci-Fi Hollywood movies. Whatever happens will be the best towards for our next generations and we have the responsiblity to build a better world for them.
The intent of this blog is to provide you latest insight into what is happening in the Cloud, IoT & AI industry. Keep reading, keep contributing and please share as well.
Azure Cosmos DB is the next generation globally distributed multi model database from Microsoft. Cosmos DB has been built from scratch in mind with efficient global distribution and horizontal scalability aspects as the core.
Azure Cosmos DB guarantees single-digit-millisecond latencies at the 99% availability across the world with Enterprise Level SLAs.
Offers a set of well-defined consistency models to enable high availability.
Multi-Model – offers ability to support key-value, graph and document data in one service
Elastically scalable and higher throughput.
**Azure Cosmos DB is a superset of the existing DocumentDB service, and Microsoft will be transitioning all existing DocumentDB customers to Azure Cosmos DB, free of charge without data loss.
Microsoft has released next version of .NET Framework (do not get confused with .NET Core) . Though the .NET Framework 4.7 was released as part of Windows 10 Creators Update a month ago. You can now install the .NET Framework 4.7 on other versions of Windows
Microsoft has today released their IoT SaaS offering for customers and partners called as “Microsoft IoT Central”. IoT Central enables powerful IoT scenarios without requiring cloud solution expertise and also simplifies the development process and makes customers to make quick time to market solutions, making digital transformation more accessible to everyone without overhead of implement solutions end to end.
As per Microsoft :
“IoT Central provides an easier way to create connected products that propel digital business. Take the complexity out of the Internet of Things (IoT) with a true, end-to-end IoT software as a service (SaaS) solution in the cloud that helps you build, use, and maintain smart products.”
Benefits of IoT Central:
Proven platform and technology with enterprise grade security.
Reduced complexities of setting up and maintaining IoT infrastructure and solutions.
Building smart connected products with lesser cost and lesser overhead would ensure higher customer satisfaction.
Quickly adapt to changing environments.
For those would need control on implementing end to end can still choose the PaaS solution Azure IoT Suite.
Below is a picture from @JanakiramMSV’s article from forbes.com, to help you have a high level look at all the IoT offerings from Microsoft.
I was frustrated by this error when I am trying to reinstall Visual Studio 2017 after my visual studio got corrupted/failed during upgrade to 15.1 ( or after a previous installation failed due to low disk space).
There is a file called ‘state.json’ , in below mentioned path, which is creating this particular issue.
Windows Azure SDK for .NET, which include SDKs, basic tools, and extended tools for Visual Studio development for Azure Cloud enabled applications. Microsoft has released latest Azure SDK for .NET along with Visual Studio 2017 (RTW). The new version v3.0 will support only Visual Studio 2015/2017, if you are using Visual Studio 2013 you can use Azure SDK for .NET v2.9.6.
You can have both the version side by side, by uninstalling earlier version first for Visual Studio 2013 and installing latest version to support newer visual studio.
There is not much major changes included in this release:
All the tools you need to do Azure development will be part of Visual Studio 2017 going forward.
For Visual Studio 2015 the SDK will still be available through WebPI.
Microsoft have discontinued Azure SDK for .NET releases for Visual Studio 2013 now that Visual Studio 2017 has been released.