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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 11/15)

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 11/15:



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Azure Arc - Cloud Native Management for Hybrid Cloud 

Thomas Maurer (Twitter: @Thomas_Maurer

Azure Hybrid is not just Azure Stack, it also includes a couple of other Azure Hybrid services like Azure Update Management, Azure File Sync and many more. Microsoft recently extended the hybrid cloud solutions in Azure and announced Azure Arc, which is designed to extend Azure Management to any infrastructure. 


In this article, you get an overview of Azure Arc and how you can start managing your Hybrid Cloud infrastructure and applications using Azure Arc. 

Windows Admin Center, Windows Server, Linux, Azure Arc for Server, Azure Resource Manager, Kubernetes, Azure Management 

Learn how YOU can use both C# and JavaScript in your Blazor app with the JavaScript interop 

Chris Noring (Twitter: @chris_noring

Blazor is the new framework from Microsoft that will make it possible to build applications for the Web using nothing but C#. This article shows how to use something called the JavaScript interop which allows us to call JavaScript code from Blazor. You can learn how to be the developer that leverages two powerful ecosystems - .NET APIs and the JavaScript ecosystem. 


JavaScript, C#, Microsoft Blazor 

Partly Cloudy - Part 4: Who Are You? (Auth) 

Matt Soucoup (Twitter: @codemillmatt

This episode shows Xamarin developers how to add authentication to the app that we're building in the series. 

Mobile Development, Identity + Access Management, Azure AD B2C, Xamarin 

Observe Your Backyard Birds with a Custom ML Model 

Jen Looper (Twitter: @jenlooper

In this project, we're going to use a ML model that we train on images gathered from the Cornell Ornithology Lab and running on a Coral Board, Google's new Edge TPU device, fitted with a camera, to observe backyard birds. 


IoT, Python, AI/ML, Azure Cognitive Services, TensorFlow 

Getting the Latest Array Item in Logic App 

Justin Yoo (Twitter: @justinchronicle

This post shows a workaround to take the latest/maximum value of an array in a Logic App workflow, which is not supported out-of-the-box. Readers will learn what's possible and not possible in Logic App, and a workaround for it with a minimum amount of effort. 


Azure Blob Storage, Azure Logic Apps 

 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock - Sample Application

Francesca Lazzeri (Twitter: @frlazzeri

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock is the geek version of the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors game. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock is created by Sam Kass and Karen Bryla.


The Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock - Sample Application shows a multilanguage application built with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, deployed with GitHub Actions, and running on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). The sample application also uses Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services (Custom Vision API). 

Azure CLI, VS Code, Azure Cognitive Services (Custom Vision), GitHub Actions, AKS