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NativeScript Tweet Bot

I’ve spent the last month building workshop and presentation content for Music City Code, held in Nashville, TN. I spoke about NativeScript throughout the conference, met a ton of new friends, and had fun building apps, and automated products. One of the products of my preparations is a cool side project I call the NativeScript tweet bot. 6 Minute Mobile Apps…


Internet of Cows

In a world filled with an increasing number of Internet-connected devices, data is king. You may have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is just a fancy way of saying I’ve got an internet-connected device. You’ve likely even heard of some of these devices: thermostats (like the Nest) stream temperature and humidity information, door bells (like Ring) stream video,…


BUILD Recap – Day 1

Keynote During the //build/ keynote today, there are several impressions Microsoft wanted to ensure everyone walked away with. The first impression is “Microsoft is listening to your feedback” – during the Windows 10 portion of the keynote, Microsoft spoke towards constantly changing how Windows 10 looks and interacts with users. I was happy to see start menu changes that make…


Use Azure Active Directory and Windows Identity Foundation to Authenticate in MVC

In my last post, I showed how to use Azure Active Directory sync to extend your local Active Directory into Azure. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use Azure Active Directory and Windows Identity Foundation to authenticate in MVC by leveraging the Azure Active Directory. I’ll then configure my MVC site to use Organizational Accounts.…


Using Azure Active Directory Sync to Extend your Local AD into Azure

Hosting a website in Azure that is secured with on-premise domain credentials has never been easier. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to setup Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Synchronization (AAD Sync). In a future post, I’ll show you how to use your extended Azure Active Directory to authenticate users to an MVC application using ASP.NET Identity.…


Creating an Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft has been providing (in opinion) the best cloud platform for developers for quite a while, and their newest preview feature (DocumentDB) continues to add features modern developers have been asking for. Azure’s DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database service that supports JSON document storage and rich, native JavaScript query support. I’ll spend the next posts reviewing the new DocumentDB…