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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 03/06)

Microsoft's Cloud Advocates help every technologist, from those in enterprises or startups, to succeed and do what they love: write, code, and learn. They engage developers and others in the software ecosystem to further technical education and proficiency within the Microsoft Cloud + AI platform. Cloud Advocates meet with developers around the world through talks, demos, and engagement in technical communities. Please check out the latest Cloud Advoacy content highlights below for the week of 03/06:


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Find parking spots with Custom Vision and IoT



by @Cecil Phillip (@cecilphillip)


In this episode, learn how to use Custom Vision and IoT devices to recognize objects in the real world, such as parking spots! 🚘


IoT, AI + ML

Resources for Building Smarter Applications with Microsoft AI


by @Cassie Breviu


Microsoft has a lot of tools to empower developers to add intelligence to their applications without much coding 💻 Check out these resources here:


AI + ML, Cognitive Services, Power Platform

Partly Cloudy Ep 9: Tweak It (Customize the UI)


Channel 9




by @Matt Soucoup


 Want to learn all about Xamarin.Forms Visual, how to change home screen icons, tailor splash screens to your exact specifications, and play around with Xamarin.Forms styles? Then watch the latest Party Cloudy episode!


Mobile, Xamarin

Using Visual Studio Online to Build, Run, and Debug an App




Hands-on Lab




by @Burke Holland



Get a fully configured development environment in minutes so you can maximize flexibility to fit how you work, either on your own local machine or from any other machine or tablet with a browser.


Cloud Computing, Developer Tools

How to Use Azure Data Box for Migrations


by @Sarah Lean


Did you know Azure Data Box can help organizations migrate their data from on prem to Azure?


Cloud Computing, Data + Analytics, Migration