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Azure SB Lite ... finally on Nuget !

Finally my Azure SB Lite library is online on Nuget but ... it was a long story :-) The last month, I decided to put this library on Nuget for all people that don't like to compile source code from CodePlex and want to use it immediately. When I tried to upload the package, I received the "package id alredy used" error ! What ? Why ? Who ? Is there another library with same name ? After few minutes I found that Sebastian Brandes (Microsoft Evangelist from Denmark) already uploaded it on Nuget in June (of course, he set me as "author") and it was downloaded by 45 people. I contacted him who explained me that the library was useful to his project (thanks!) and that the right place for all other people was on Nuget (for much friendly usage). Right ! However, we decided that I should be the owner of the package so after about one month (Sebastian was on vacation) and Nuget support ... today I re-uploaded the library ! I have to thank Sebastian for all his eff ...

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Mobile Camp 2015 : telemetry from Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2 to Event Hubs


This year I was pleased to be speaker at Mobile Camp 2015 organized by Microsoft in Naples; this year the event was focused on Windows 10 and all the awesome news from Build 2015.

As Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded & IoT, my session was on Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT Core as embedded system and its connection to the Azure Event Hubs.

The simple demo showed the Raspberry Pi 2 sent temperature data (from an I2C temperature sensor) to the Event Hubs using my Azure SB Lite library (based on AMQP protocol).

You can find all the material on SlideShare (slide) and GitHub (demo source code).

Internet of Things “wrap up” : events, slides, libraries and …. demo with a lot of code !!

Last month I developed a lot and I had the pleasure of being speaker to three national events and an international one in California (but from remote).I was greatly involved to write code and content that I decided to summarize hoping that you could enjoy them. With the slides I tried to describe the most important features of the Azure Service Bus focusing on the Event Hubs and its use within the telemetry pattern in IoT :Event Hubs : million events per second to the Cloud (MEC Internet of Things Conference 2015 in Naples)Event Hubs : million events per second to the Cloud (Global Azure Bootcamp, OC community California) of which it is also available the video here on YouTubeMicrosoft e l’IoT (M2M Forum in Milan, session with Roberto Andreoli and Erica Barone from Microsoft Italia)Azure Service Bus : under the hood (IoT Day in Venice)These slides have related demos where I used my last Azure SB Lite library, thanks to which you can access to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus using the same API of the "o ...

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.Net Micro Framework and regular expressions … “out of range exception” !

Developing a new library for accessing to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus (event hubs, queues, topics / subscriptions) based on AMQP (and AMQP .Net Lite library) I came across a bug in the code of the regular expression in the .Net Micro Framework.

 

The bug occurred by chance, when I had a "connection string" in which there was the "SharedAccessSignature" field that has a value when we use the AMQP connection with CBS (Claim Based Security); for example when we publish to a "publisher" endpoint in the event hubs with a SAS-based security token.

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Netduino boards : the new “third” generation now with integrated Wi-Fi

Now … I can write something !! Smile

 

About two weeks ago I received a great present from Secret Labs (thanks to Chris Walker) … the new Netduino 3 Wi-Fi board !

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Quail : a new .Net Micro Framework board is in town !

There is a new .Net Micro Framework board in town !

 

In the past few months, MikroElektronika release the Quail Board as a solution for building hardware prototypes using all the best features of .Net Micro Framework and the related “click” boards for a lot of type of external devices, like sensors (humidity, temperature, …), wifi module, OLED and so on.

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Full agenda : travelling for the Internet of Things !

It was and it will be a very busy time for me ... and if you want to hear me talk about the Internet of Things around Italy (and the "world"), you just need to read the agenda of upcoming events !

 

Tomorrow, on Saturday April 18th, there will be the third edition of the Microsoft Embedded Conference in Naples that has become the Internet of Things Conference organized as always by the DotNetCampania community thanks to the sponsorship of Microsoft Italy.

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Microsoft MVP … year 2015 !!

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A year has passed since I received the first Microsoft MVP award on Windows Embedded and a few days ago (on April 1st) I received the more exciting email you might expect ... the renewal !


My "role" as MVP has allowed me to be at the summit in November in Redmond at the Microsoft headquarter and for me it was an awesome experience, knowing the team that works on IoT and all those people with whom I had only "virtual" contacts.


Thanks to all those who have continued to believe in me and consider me worthy of this award.


As for me I will continue with maximum effort, hoping that next year will be here again to write the same post !

Microsoft and the Internet of Things : from the "things" to the "cloud"

Few days ago Microsoft was included in the ranking of the 10 most innovative companies of 2015 as part of the Internet of Things and this result can not be absolutely considered a case. Most likely, the main reasons that have enabled Microsoft to achieve this great result are two : The announcement of an operating system like Windows 10 that is able to run on any kind of device, from embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and finally to the PC; The wide Microsoft Azure cloud services offer through which you can "accommodate" and analyze in real time the huge amount of data from the "things"; The Microsoft offer for the Internet of Things covers everything from embedded device (the "T") to the Cloud (the "I") failing to provide a solution under one "hat".   What are the available technologies ? How can we really "bring" our "things" in the Cloud and make them an integral part of the Internet of "Your" Things as it was renamed by Microsoft ...

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MQTT & Eclipse Paho : new releases for M2Mqtt client and GnatMQ broker !!

Finally the new M2Mqtt 4.1 version is out !

 

In the last months, my library was under pressure thanks to my friends Olivier Vigliengo (from Adeneo) and Nicolas Besson (Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded, from Adeneo). They used the MQTT client for their hobbistic projects and stressed it a lot !

After exchanging a lot of emails with log traces, I fixed some bugs and added some improvements to the library.

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