Hi all, I’ll update this post with more details later, but if you are attending the “Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Jump Start” session with Bruno Terkaly and myself, you can grab a copy of my demo files here:
Grab the demo File from GitHub: http://aka.ms/MvaWsAndAzZip
Again, I’ll update this post later with the final info after the session!
If you are trying to create a Self-Hosted WCF Service, the host process needs permissions to reserve the base URI used by the service. If it doesn’t, you’ll get an “AddressAccessDeniedException”.
The fix? Simple, run Visual Studio as an Administrator. Hold down the “Shift” key and Right-Click on the Visual Studio icon. Select “Run as administrator” (if your account is a local admin) or “Run as different user” and enter the credentials for an administrative account:
Or, from the Windows 8 Start Screen, right click on the icon, or Live Tile and select “Run as administrator”:
This really ended up just being a great open discussion. I let the audience drive it for the most part. But we hit topics like:
Thanks to everybody who attended! I had a great time.
So, here’s another nerdy thing about me. I am kinda weird about needing to have nicely resizable vector images in PowerPoint. Not a fan of using bitmaps if I can avoid it. As a result, I have over the past months ended up making vector versions of all the Windows Azure service icons. If you grab my deck, you can steal my vectors out of there! Yeah…., I know…., I need counseling.
I spent last weekend (09/21/2013-09/22/2013) at Active.com’s HACKTIVE hackathon. I had an awesome time, met ton’s of great people, and actually placed 3rd in the “developer” category with my “PhatActive” submission. WooHoo! A big thank you to Active.com, Mashery, Yahoo, Aetna, CoMerge and all the other sponsors for putting on a great event! As an evangelist, I am involved with a lot of hackathons, etc. It was so much fun to go as a participant! And these guys put on an awesome event!
There was a great turn out for the event. There were a total of 15 apps presented (three in each of the “categories”, see below). However, MOST teams had at least two people on them, and some had as many as five. The room was pretty packed when it came time to present.
The event was held at CoMerge in San Diego. This is a fantastic facility. Thank you so much to Robert for the space!
Cheston Coantoi, owner of Driveframe LLC, and a seasoned hackathon particiapte was their to help teams focus on the challenge and build compelling presentations. There were also a number of folks from Active.com as well as Neil Mansilla from Mashery, Jesse Givens from Aetna, Tom Clancy from TAO Venture Capital Partners, and Rik Suhonen from Yahoo. Lots of support.
If you want to add a custom domain name to an Azure Web Site, you are just a few steps away. This quick tutorial will show you how to configure both your DNS zone, as well as your Azure Web Site. I did make a few assumptions though…
Ok. let ‘s get started:
I’ll be delivering a “Business Intelligence Landscape” session tonight at the UCSD Extension Continuing Education & Career Showcase. In talk I’ll go over what people mean when they say “Business Intelligence”, as well as some of the core concepts and common solutions. We’ll talk about stuff like Extract, Transform and Load (ETL), Data Warehouses, Star Schema, Cubes, Aggregates, MDX, KPIs Reporting Tools, and Data Mining. But if that weren’t enough we’ll see how the cloud and big data are changing the BI landscape as well.
Feel free to grab a copy of my slides:
Thanks to the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) for inviting me to present the keynote presentation at their annual conference yesterday here in San Diego. When I talked with CIECA Executive Director Fred Iantorno about the keynote, he told me that some previous keynotes had showed some of what was new and cool. As I thought about that, it led me to think about a number of the new devices that are available now, or on the horizon and how they play a part in the current “Internet of Things” (IoT). So. After quite a bit of research around IoT, and it’s evolution into the “Internet of Everything” (IoE), I arrived at my final presentation. Here it is in all it’s glory. Feel free to grab a copy of the slides (40MB).
In addition, I referred to a TON of stats, products, etc.. I have included an Excel document in the .zip file that has all of the links I used.
I got this cool little Dagu I-Racer from SparkFun a few months back (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11162). I had a ton of fun playing with it, including using a Windows Phone app created by Jeff Albrecht to drive it (http://www.rodaw.com/dagu-i-racer-windows-phone-8-2/).
Anyhow, I put it away and it sat in the box for a couple of months. When I took it back out, it wouldn’t recharge. I contacted SparkFun Tech Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they told me to try and "jump start" it by applying 5v to the battery terminals (by passing the charging circuit). Once you have the lights blinking you can then plug in the regular charger and get it charging again. I’ve done this successfully a few times now (more than I’d like), but it works!
This last Saturday (08/17/2013) was the Orange County Mini Maker Faire. I have been a fan of MAKE Magazine since it’s inception. Maker Faire’s are a logical offshoot from a magazine that is all about creating cool stuff and showing it off.
I’ve been looking for ways to get Microsoft involved in the Maker Faire events down here in Southern California, so I was going to this event “for work”, but I decided to bring my kids along with me. That turned out to be a wise choice. They LOVED It!
This cool collage was made with MemoryLage on Windows 8
They made Marshmallow Guns with Vocademy, built clay circuits with Hacker Scouts, chatted with R2D2, crafted clay bowls with Mosaica Online, Launched Paper Rockets, built Lego Sumo Robots with Mathbotix, saw TONS of cool 3D printers and what they can make, listend to music made Rhythm Core Alpha using a Nintendo DSI, saw an awesome quadcopter demo by AreoQuad, and lost of other really cool stuff! Needless to say we were all exhausted at the end of the day!
Thanks to the Orange County Mini Maker Faire organizers and volunteers for a great event.
And if this sounds like a great event for you to attend, sponsor, or volunteer for, check out the upcoming San Diego Mini Maker Faire! Hope to see you there!