Teamstream and its clients have a problem understanding the content inside their video libraries—a problem not just for them, but for everyone who uses traditional methods of archiving and retrieving videos. A video is typically created by a team, indifferently tagged, and saved out to a file in some repository—a file server or a cloud-based shared service like YouTube. In both cases, the videos are stored in a folder structure which is organized by client and by project. This type of methodology is extremely limiting when searching for particular videos. What is the job number? Which client was that? Did we do similar videos? Is this the right version? The difficulty multiplies when you want to search for specific content within videos. If a video is not tagged or named correctly—which is often the case—it can be impossible to find what you’re looking for. Teamstream Productions was looking for a “fix” that offered deep searching capabilities within a set of videos, a fix that would be accessible through multiple channels so that if the team is on the go or giving a presentation, they can access this search through mobile or web. Read more “Cognitive Services Computer Vision API powers Teamstream video search”
Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. To effectively manage inquiries from Aon’s customers regarding common frequently asked questions, a bot was designed to facilitate this need. Using Microsoft Azure Web App Services to host the bot application and the Microsoft Bot Framework to provide the communication channel between the client and Aon back end API’s, a solution was created to solve this problem during a visit to the Microsoft Chicago office by members of the Aon Development team and the Microsoft Developer Experience team. Read more “Hackfest leads to improving customer service for AON using the Bot Framework”
Azure App Services
- Create ASP.NET API app in Azure App Services
- Auto-Healing an Azure App Service
- Logic Apps with Stephen Siciliano
- Azure App Service Architecture
- Running Web and Mobile Apps on Azure App Service
- Azure API Apps for Web, Mobile and Logic Apps
- Logic Apps
- What’s New for Azure Developers in Visual Studio and Azure SDK
Azure Internet of Things
- Internet of Things Overview
- Windows for Makers: Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino and More
- AllJoyn: Building Universal Windows Apps that Discover, Connect, and Interact with Other Devices and Cloud Services Using AllJoyn
- Event Hubs & Stream Analytics
- Azure Data Lake
Azure Resource Manager
- IaaS Just Got Easier
- Resource Manager
- IaaS in Azure Resource Manager
- Azure CLI with Azure Resource Manager
- Open Source Solutions in Azure Resource Manager
- Tuesdays with Corey: Azure Resource Manager VM Templates Hackfest
- Office Graph
- Office Add-in Store
- Office Unified APIs
- Office Developer Program
- Office Developer Getting Started
Visual Studio Tooling
- A Lap Around .NET 2015
- Moving to the Universal Windows Platform: Porting an App from Windows 8.1 XAML or Windows Phone Silverlight to Windows 10
- What’s New in C# 6 and Visual Basic 14
- VS Code
Universal Windows Platform
- Introducing the Windows 10 App Model
- Tiles, Notifications, and Action Center
- Cortana and Speech Platform In Depth
- Cortana Extensibility in Universal Windows Apps
- A Studio in the Palm of Your Hand: Developing Audio and Video Creation Apps for Windows 10
- Camera: Developing Powerful Camera Apps
- API Contracts (or How I Learned to Stop Checking OS Versions and Love Feature Detection)
- App Lifecycle: From Activation and Suspension to Background Execution and Multitasking in Universal Windows Apps
- User Data: Working with Contacts, Appointments, Text Messages and More on Windows 10
- What’s New in XAML for Universal Windows Apps
- Introducing Win2D: DirectX-Powered Drawing in C#
- Use New Motion and Effects Features to Captivate Users and Truly Bring Your App to Life
- From the Small Screen to the Big Screen: Building Universal Windows App Experiences with XAML
- XAML Performance: Techniques for Maximizing Universal Windows App Experiences Built with XAML
- Project Astoria: Build Great Windows Apps with Your Android Code
- Project Centennial: Converting your Classic Windows App (Win32, .Net, COM) to a Universal Windows App for Distribution in the Windows Store
- Project Islandwood: Compiling Objective-C Using the Visual Studio 2015 C++ Code Generation that Builds Windows, SQL, .Net, and Office
- Project Westminster: Hosted Web Apps and Web Platform
Step 1: More Services
Lets finish up the rest of the services. We are basically mimicking what we just did for the Occasions API call for the Results and Details. If we look at the API we find the endpoint to get all drinks by occasion is /drinks/for/occasion_id. We have a route that mimics that /drinks/:filter/:id We can use this route, controller and service over and over again by changing the filter based on what we want returned. Read more “Building Cross Platform Apps with Visual Studio – Part 3”
In part one we setup our development environment by downloading Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition. Installing Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. And stubbing out our app. If you did not do any of those steps, no worries, head on over to part one and then make your way back here.
I got an Intel Edison with a breakout kit along with a SeeedStudio IoT kit. Getting the Edison up and running was straightfoward but once that was complete the next step was “what to build?”. How abut a temperature app? Or a sound sensor? Or a blinking light. None of those thrilled me. Plus I wanted to do something totally different. I am more of an “app” guy so I started thinking about ‘apps’ that can communicate with the Edison. What can I send over to the Edison? Hmmm.
So I started where I always start for brainstorming app ideas, Programmable Web and Mashery. I scoured their listing of API’s to find one that jumped out at me. I did find one. The Absolut Vodka Drink Recipe DB. I can get drink recipes and send them to the LCD screen. This could come in handy instead of fumbling through a recipe book, or even an app. Have the LCD attached to either the shaker or the base and scroll through the steps needed to make the drink.
The new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 puts the power to build cutting-edge websites right at your fingertips. Even better? Once you build a beautiful, interactive site, you can easily deploy and scale it with Microsoft Azure!
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