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Cloud Advocate Technical Content Highlights (Week of 07/24)

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 Advocacy content highlights below for the week of 07/24:


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Azure Functions Turnip Timer






by @Chloe Condon (@ChloeCondon)


Using the power of Azure Functions and Courier, build an Animal Crossing Turnip Timer with @ChloeCondon

Functions, JavaScript, Developer Tools

The Future of Xamarin


by @Brandon Minnick (@TheCodeTraveler)


Watch this session to see all the new fun changes coming for Xamarin!

Mobile, Xamarin

What’s shutting down my Azure VM?


by @Sonia Cuff (@SoniaCuff)


Learn how to resolve shutdown issues and get support for your Azure VMs!

Infrastructure, IT, Ops

What affects the number of likes on Instagram?


By @Dmitry Soshnikov



In this example, we try to figure out what makes people like pictures on Instagram more. To do so, we use Cognitive Services Vision API, and some Python and Machine Learning Magic.



Analyze IoT Data with a Time Series Database


by @Christopher Maneu (@cmaneu)

Make sense of timed data with a Time Series database and Azure Time Series Insights.




Check out the newly published Learn modules and newly published Docs articles written by Cloud Advocates:




Learning Path: Build JavaScript applications with Node.js

  1. Introduction to Node.js
  2. Create a Node.js project and work with dependencies
  3. Interactively debug Node.js apps with built-in and Visual Studio Code debuggers
  4. Work with files and directories in a Node.js app
  5. Build a web API with Node.js and Express