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For Signing up for DocumentDB read here: http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-do-you-sign-up-for-azure-documentdb.html Getting to know Document DB - Part 1 here: http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/08/getting-to-know-documentdb.html In Part 1 we found that we need to install Microsoft Azure DB Client Library. In this post we will install the client library as well as look at the Microsoft created sample which is perhaps the best way to look at the details of DocumentDB. Installing Microsoft Azure DocumentDB Client Library Client Applications connect to Azure DocumentDB service using Client Library. In order to install Microsoft Azure DocumentDB Client Library you need to run the command: PM> Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.Documents.Client-Pre PM is the Package Manager Console. If you do not know how to get to the console read here. http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-... (more)

Azure SQL Databases going to cost even lower after September 2014

Another name is price war and the battle is on going on all fronts. There has been news on the internet regarding Microsoft's pricewar with Amazon and Google vis-a vis its cloud offerings. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure- as-a-service/microsoft-battles-google-amazon-in- cloud-price-war/d/d-id/1141625 Although Cloud business (the thriving one) is only a small part of Microsoft right now it makes sense to make it invincible. http://www.citeworld.com/article/2456966/business-money/microsofts-cloud-business-is-on-fire.html Old prices and service tiers here: http://hodente... (more)

Creating an Azure RemoteApp Service (now in preview)

A step-by-step procedure to create a Azure RemoteApp Service. Please review this post before you proceed with this one: http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/07/microsoft-offers-in-2014-desktop-as.html In order to get on to it, you need to sign up by following this link: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/RemoteApp You will be directed to the next screen here where several services are listed. Scroll down and click on TryIt button for Azure RemoteApp as shown.   Since I have already signed up I get the following screen. I did receive an email today. You may have to log in a couple of time... (more)

Wiring up the Internet of Things with Node-RED

Node-RED created in an IBM laboratory (UK) is a GUI for wiring up the Internet of Things (IoT) built-on Node.JS. It is possible that some of you have known, or used LabView. LabView  is a GUI for wiring up complex laboratory equipment like Voltage sources, measuring instruments, automated relays, rf generators, lasers, robots etc., but Node-RED is some thing similar for IoT but lot more extensible network-wise. Of course my knowledge of LabView is not current and you may find more information from National Instruments. Source: http://iotsolutionsalliance.intel.com/member-roster/... (more)

Updating the Windows* Phone 8.1 Update

In my previous post here I ranted on the Nokia Lumia Icon I bought from Verizon. http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/07/windows-phone-81-is-out-but-where-can.html In this post I will describe what else has happened since. I have not been able to find anything about Nokia Lumia Icon alias Nokia Lumia 929. I have posted the question to the Windows Phone Central. When I bough the Nokia Icon phone from Verizon the OS version was 8.0.10521.155 Then I installed Windows 8.1 Preview for developers and this version was 8.10.12397.895 There has been other updates. The following were the updates I ... (more)