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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 8/9)

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 8/9:



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Retro Video Game Translation Tablet with IoT Edge

Paul DeCarlo (Twitter: @pjdecarlo)

Translate (almost) any retro video game to (almost) any language on a secondary screen while you play?

After leaving Japan with Japanese-only retro game titles, Paul developed a solution: live-translate retro video game text -using modern advances in technology, like IoT and Object Character Recognition (OCR).

Paul DeCarlo's how-to guide teaches you how this is possible with VS Code and a simple implementation of Azure IoT Edge and Cognitive Services containers.

Game on.

IoT, Azure IoT Edge, VS Code, Azure Cognitive Services, VS Code Marketplace

How YOU Can Use an ORM in .NET Core and C# to Type Less SQL -Starring Entity Framework

Chris Noring (Twitter: @Chris_noring)

Learn all things Object Relational Mapper (ORM): from why you need it (hint: ORM really shines if you have a lot of simple interactions with your database, speeding up your operations), what it helps with, and how to install and get started. ORM generates SQL, but you only have to deal with code.

You'll see how to set up your database structure in code, perform all queries in code, then walk through a CRUD demo - reading data, creating, updating and deleting data.


ORM, Entity Framework, .NET Core, C#, CRUD, Databases

Azure Samples Labs for Go

Aaron Wislang (Twitter: @AS_w)

Explore this collection of 5+ labs, demonstrating how to develop applications with Go, Visual Studio Code, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 and Azure. First delivered in person at OSCON 2019, labs can be delivered in person or via self-directed study.

Open Source, Azure PostgresSQL, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Azure App Service, Azure Resource Manager, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Instances,  Azure Web Apps for Containers, Go, VS Code Marketplace, VS Code, Azure Container Registry

PeacockCode.Dev: Peacock for VS Code Documentation Website

John Papa (Twitter: @john_papa)

With PeacockCode.dev we now have a dedicated website for Peacock documentation, created with VuePress and instrumented to make the docs easier to read and navigate - with resources containing links to our content.

Web Development, Vue, VS Code

Let's Learn Blazor on Linux

Frank Boucher (Twitter: @fboucheros)

In this short session, Frank is creating a simple Blazor App to read images from an Azure Storage. The particularity is that the .Net SDK is running from inside a Docker container, on a Linux machine and things are looking great.

Linux, Docker, .NET Core, Azure Storage, Blazor, Docker

Building Microservices, Does Size Matter?

Shayne Boyer (Twitter: @spboyer)


In this blog post, Shayne discusses the "size" of microservices and practice around building them based on the On.NET show recorded with Glenn and Ryan on the Microservices Templates in .NET Core 3.0


Microservices, Containers, .NET Core

How to Manage DHCP Using PowerShell

Orin Thomas (Twitter: @orinthomas)

In this IT Ops Talk blog post, Orin gives guidance on how to manage DHCP on Windows Server using just a few simple PowerShell commands.

PowerShell, Windows Server

Azure Dedicated Host for Azure VMs

Thomas Maurer (Twitter: @thomasmaurer)

Microsoft Azure Dedicated Host (in Public Preview at time of writing) operates as a single-tenancy Host for Azure IaaS, allowing you to run Windows and Linux virtual machines on a single dedicated, physical servers.


This gives customers more control, better licensing options, and helps with compliance requirements -- and, in this blog post, Thomas shares the key benefits, new scenarios, and then dives into how to set up and deploy Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts.

Azure Virtual Machines, Azure IAAS/PAAS, Windows, Windows Server, Linux, Azure Migrate

Typescript? Powershell? Bash? How Does This All Impact the @Azure Cloud Shell User?

Jay Gordon (Twitter: @jaydestro)

Many users are wondering how Azure Cloud Shell is working with a lot of the changes you might be hearing when it comes to Typescript, JavaScript, Powershell, and/or Bash.


In this quick video, Microsoft Cloud Advocate, Jay Gordon walks through the difference between them for System Admins.

TypeScript, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell, Azure CLI

.NET/ASP.NET Documentation Update for July 2019

Maxime Rouiller (Twitter: @maximrouiller)

This is the second installment of a 3 part series where Maxime Rouiller shares the latest .NET and NuGet Microsoft docs updates, making it easy to learn about new releases, updates, and general improvements (via his personal blog and Reddit).

.NET, .NET Core, C#