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Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft made a lot of announcements with their Microsoft Build 2020 event that kicked off today. The event included TONS of updates and announcements across the entire stack of Microsoft products with a centered focus towards a Developer audience; since #MSBuild is...

Free GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 Event May 6

Free GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 Event May 6

GitHub's virtual event GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 is coming up on May 6, 2020! This is a FREE virtual event featuring developers working together on the world's software, announcements from GitHub team, and inspiring performances by artists who code! Add GitHub...

GitHub CLI (gh) Cheat Sheet

GitHub CLI (gh) Cheat Sheet

When working with GitHub Repositories, the Github.com website provides an excellent interface for working with Issues, Pull Requests, and Repositories. Of course, when committing file changes and merging branches, you still use the git CLI. However, this requires...

Git Cheat Sheet

Git Cheat Sheet

When working with any command-line tool, like Git, it can be easy to forget some of the commands you don't use very often. This is true for those new to using Git source control from the command-line, and it can be true for those with experience using Git as well. For...

Git Cheat Sheet

Git Cheat Sheet

When working with any command-line tool, like Git, it can be easy to forget some of the commands you don't use very often. This is true for those new to using Git source control from the command-line, and it can be true for those with experience using Git as well. For...

Azure Kung Fu Toolkit

Azure Kung Fu Toolkit

Welcome to Az Kung Fu, grasshopper! Scripting is the only way to ensure that your environments are the same every time and remove the risk of human error. We write scripts all the time using the Azure CLI, but it feels like we always having to figure out the same...

GitHub Mobile App Released

GitHub Mobile App Released

GitHub keeps on innovating in the source control management and collaboration space. There have been great new features like GitHub Actions recently, as well as GitHub's announcement of acquiring npm. One of the latest things to come out of GitHub is the release of...

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

The last week has been a blur because I didn’t sleep.  I spent days helping a client restore every single VM that had running in Azure (about 250).  Why?  They got a ransomware virus and their entire network was trashed. One of the things that saved...

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's really easy to provision an instance of Azure IoT Hub using the Azure Portal. However, there are times when you need to automate the task. You can use the Azure CLI to create new instances of Azure IoT Hub when you need to automate the task. This can help with...

Azure DevOps Saves Our Eyes!

Azure DevOps Saves Our Eyes!

With one simple tweet, Buck Hodges of Microsoft gave us what we have all been waiting for: less eye strain.  Microsoft pushed changes to Azure DevOps, late today which introduced themes to the portal.  Now you can change to a black background which many...

Using Chocolatey with Azure VMs

Using Chocolatey with Azure VMs

Automate Everything. That’s my new mantra, and it should be yours... Like many of you, I’m an infrastructure guy and grew up with the crutches of setup.exe and the massive installers that MSFT built in the late 90’s and 2000’s. But, that was then, and today all of us...

Introduction to the Azure Portal

Introduction to the Azure Portal

Here's a short video I recorded that goes over how to access the Azure Portal (the Current Azure Management Portal). I cover an overview of the dynamics and mechanics of the Azure Portal and how to use it. I also show a few different ways of how to customize the Azure...

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Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Microsoft made a ton of announcements at and around the Microsoft Build 2020 conference. Included in all the announcements was a tone of news surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) space and what innovations Microsoft is bringing to Microsoft Azure and Windows for...

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We've started publishing videos over on the Build5Nines YouTube channel! You can subscribe to Build5Nines over there too! The Build5Nines YouTube channel is our home for publishing freely available videos to provide you the same great content from Build5Nines.com as...

Windows Gets Package Manager with winget CLI Utility

Windows Gets Package Manager with winget CLI Utility

Microsoft released the new Windows Package Manager (winget) as an open source, community driven package manager for installing, updating, configuring, and removing software application packages on any Windows 10 machine. There are other package managers used in the...

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft made a lot of announcements with their Microsoft Build 2020 event that kicked off today. The event included TONS of updates and announcements across the entire stack of Microsoft products with a centered focus towards a Developer audience; since #MSBuild is...

Certification

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Embedded within Microsoft's announcement of retiring ALL of the MCSE, MCSD, and MCSA certifications (and their associated exams) is the fact that certifications for Windows Server and SQL Server products are gone. As the older technology-based certifications are being...

Internet of Things

Administrator’s Introduction to Azure IoT

Administrator’s Introduction to Azure IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry has continued to grow and become more pervasive in people's everyday lives these last few years. There are MANY useful applications for IoT devices and solutions in both the consumer and industrial space. Some of the solutions...

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

For some time now, Tim Warner, a fellow Microsoft MVP, has been posting short videos that methodically go over all the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification exam objectives and skill areas. This is a pretty great free series of training/study content geared towards...

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

This year at the Microsoft Azure + AI Conference co-produced by Microsoft and DEVintersection, Chris Pietschmann (the founder of BuildAzure.com) will be presenting. The topics of his sessions at the conference will center around Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT) with topics including Azure Sphere and Real-time IoT Stream Processing in Azure.

This edition of the Azure + AI Conference is being held November 18th through 21st, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, in partnerships with the Azure + AI conference,  we are pleased to announce that you can register for the conference with the discount code “BUILDAZURE” to receive a $50 discount.

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions employ some kind of messaging protocol for each individual IoT device to communicate in the system. These messaging protocols are used to transmit device telemetry (or messages) from the IoT devices to the IoT Messaging Hub (or...

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