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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 10/11)

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 10/11:



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Create Your First Model with Custom Vision and Python

Henk Boelman (Twitter: @ hboelman)

This article is part of the AI for Developer series that teaches you tips and tricks around Azure AI services.


In this first article you learn how to create a classification model using the Custom Vision service with the Python SDK.

AI + Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services (Custom Vision), Python SDK, Python, Azure, Azure CLI, Azure Cognitive Services

GPU Accelerated IoT Workloads at the Edge

Paul DeCarlo (Twitter: @ pjdecarlo)

Watch and listen as Paul DeCarlo walks through a 1.5 hour presentation and hands-on lab for creating GPU Accelerated IoT Edge Workloads for Nvidia Jetson devices. This IoT-focused presentation teaches you everything you need to know for creating GPU accelerated IoT Edge Modules for Nvidia Jetson family devices. Feel free to use it as a train the trainer video to replicate this content in presentations or workshops of your own!

Internet of Things (IoT), IoT, Azure IoT Edge

Learning about Asynchronous Streams and LINQ in C# 8

Cecil Phillip (Twitter: @ cecilphillip)

One of the features from C# 8, Asynchronous Streams, enables developers to both create and consume a constant stream of data in an asynchronous way. Take a look at this tutorial that will guide through the various language constructs involved in creating and consuming an asynchronous stream.

.NET, .NET Core, C#

Trying to make FETCH (errr, a POST request) happen 💅💁🏼‍♀️

Chloe Condon (Twitter: @ ChloeCondon)

This post is a collaboration with @kimeejohnson in honor of Mean Girls Day. It uses Twilio and Azure Functions, and references Azure docs and Learn modules for further learning.

Compute + Serverless, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, Twilio, Azure Functions

Implementing Monitoring in React Using AppInsights

Aaron Powell (Twitter: @slace)

This post is the first in a series on how to integrate AppInsights into a React application. This covers off the basics of what AppInsights is and how to use the SDK in a React application.

Data + Analytics, Web, React, Azure App Insights

Automatically Update Your Kubernetes App Configuration Using This Technique

Abhishek Gupta

(Twitter: @ abhi_tweeter)

Using environment variables in your application (Pod or Deployment) via ConfigMap poses a challenge — how will your app uptake the new values in case the ConfigMap gets updated? A possible approach is to load ConfigMap contents as a Volume.

Compute + Serverless, Containers, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service

PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

Anthony Bartolo (Twitter: @ WirelessLife)

In every organization, the possibility of role changes or change of contact information can occur quite frequently. AzureAD Connect is a great tool that allows administrators to make said updates either on-premises or in cloud and will sync all changes accordingly. It can take up to 30 minutes for Azure Active Directory to update these changes when these changes are applied on the on-premises Active Directory instance and vice-versa via AzureAD Connect. It can also take up to an additional 30 minutes to then sync changes with Office 365. This post will detail steps to force AzureAD Connect to sync on command when required via PowerShell to combat the delay.

DevOps, PowerShell, Azure Active Directory

Sharing SSH keys between WSL and Windows

Burke Holland (Twitter: @ burkeholland)

An SSH key is specific to a machine. Your machine. The problem is that the Linux distro you install in the WSL see’s itself as it’s own operating system, and it wants it’s own set of SSH keys. In this blog, Burke covers  how to get SSH setup in the WSL with Github.

Identity + Security, Windows, WSL

How to Manage Updates for Azure IaaS VMs

Thomas Maurer (Twitter: @ ThomasMaurer)

The great thing about Azure IaaS, it is not just another virtualization platform. Azure IaaS also offers a lot of other benefits versus classic virtualization. Azure IaaS and Azure Management provide a lot of functionality to make it more efficient to run and manage virtual machines. One of them is Azure Update Management.

In this blog post, you learn how to efficiently manage updates for your Azure IaaS VMs and on-prem VM.

Compute + Serverless, Azure, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure IAAS/PAAS, Azure Management, Azure Update Management, Azure Automation, Windows, Linux, Hybrid/SCCM, Windows Admin Center, Azure Stack, Azure Log Analytics

Xamarin 101: Part 1 - What is Xamarin (dev.to series)

Matt Soucoup (Twitter: @ CodeMillMatt)

First part of a dev.to series linking out to the Xamarin 101 series video on Channel 9. Focuses on introducing terminology. This will give a bit of context about the video and some relevant links.

Mobile,                Xamarin, .NET, .NET Core, C#