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Sending IoT data real-time to the browser with Azure IoT Hub, Azure Functions and SignalR Service
In this blog post I would like to show how we can display data in a browser in real-time after it has been sent by an IoT device. We will see that this isn’t difficult at all if we use and combine the right Azure services. We don’t even have to write a lot of code for it. ......
Bot Framework v4 – Continuous Deployment: Part 2 – ARM template and Azure DevOps Release Pipeline
This post is the second part of a two-part blog post. In the first blog post we mainly focused on laying the groundwork for the release of the Bot. We made some adjustments to an existing Bot Project from the Bot Builder Samples repository and created a build pipeline in Azure DevOps. In this post we will focus on deploying the Bot to Azure. We will create an ARM template to declaratively describe the resources we need to provision on Azure and we will create the actual release pipeline in Azure DevOps. Creating the ARM template The build pipeline we created in the first part of this blog post produced an artifact which contains our build Bot project in the form of a zip file. We can use this artifact to deploy the Bot to Azure, but at the moment we don’t have anything to deploy to yet. Let’s do a quick inventory of the required resources. When we create a Web App Bot from the Azure portal, Azure will create a Bot Service and an App Service Web App. The App Service will host and run our Bot and it will provide an endpoint to be used by the Bot Service to connect to the Bot.......
Bot Framework v4 – Continuous Deployment: Part 1 – Bot Project and Azure DevOps Build Pipeline
If you read my previous blog post you know I have been working on a Bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework. After some time developing the Bot it became time to start thinking about how to release the Bot to Azure. I always like to automate the provisioning of Azure resources as part of a release and I’ve used Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates) for this in other projects. ......