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Azure Maps for Windows 10

Azure Maps for Windows 10

Azure Maps partner with TomTom and Moovit to provide world-class location and mobility information for their customers. Azure Maps provide various way for developers to build their Azure Maps based solutions via REST APIs, Web SDK and Android SDK. Unfortunately, we don’t have Azure Maps SDK for Universal Windows Platform. With the support of REST APIs, we still can build awesome maps app for Windows 10 which based on Azure Maps services. To prove the concept, I have created a…

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An update to Azure Maps Lite for UWP

An update to Azure Maps Lite for UWP

Azure Maps Lite for UWP SDK was released more than a year ago. Over the year, there is new capabilities expose thought REST APIs and it’s time to update this SDK. You can install the latest Azure Maps Lite SDK for UWP thru nuget CLI PM> Install-Package AzureMapsLite -Version 1.0.0 What’s NEW for this release? Azure Maps Lite SDK now support x86, x64, ARM, ARM64.The initial release only support x86 platform, this create the problem for supporting other platforms. With these…

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Hello Azure Sphere!

Hello Azure Sphere!

Azure Sphere is all about Microcontroller 9 Billions of Microcontroller (MCU) devices shipped around the world every year and only about 1% of them are connected to Internet. By connecting these devices to internet basically changed of how human interact with our daily electronic devices around us. From our home, to work place or to your holiday villas, microcontroller devices are everywhere. As long as the device has some form of button, sensors or a screen, there are a microcontroller…

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Azure Maps Lite for UWP

Azure Maps Lite for UWP

While we are still waiting for the official Azure Maps SDK for Universal Windows Platform, the eager me take it into my own hand. I’m going to create a lite version of the SDK for Azure Maps! Before you can use this Azure Maps Lite SDK for UWP, you have to obtain an valid Azure Maps account. To do so, please create Azure Maps account from Azure Portal. Installing Azure Maps Lite via NuGet Current Azure Maps Lite SDK is version…

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Microsoft Azure for Students

Microsoft Azure for Students

Azure is the cloud services provided by Microsoft. Azure is experiencing hyper growth for the past few years. Just in year 2017, there are more than 300 new features added into it. Developers can or general public can easily sign up Azure services with just few steps and can enjoy all the benefits that the cloud can bring. Even though user can sign up Azure Account for free with Azure Free account, it still require user’s credit card for verification….

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Azure Maps vs Bing Maps

Azure Maps vs Bing Maps

Azure Maps is one of the latest Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offer by Microsoft Azure. This services was under public preview since November 2017 under the name of Azure Location Based Services, and it officially General Available (GA) on May 8, 2018. Regardless it called Azure Maps or Azure Location Based Services, the immediate response from developers were, what is the differences between Azure Maps compare to Bing Maps services? Since both of them are the products from Microsoft, it worth we…

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The Important of Correct Meeting Invite

The Important of Correct Meeting Invite

In today world, schedule an online meeting using various online meeting tools are commonly seem in day to day work. Unfortunately, not everyone are aware of the important of setting it right, especially for those who are having the online meeting run across multiple time zone. Skype for Business is one of the common online meeting tools that enterprises are using. This tool is highly integrated into Microsoft Office 365 products, it is powerful yet simple to use, especially when…

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Intel Joule Dev Board with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core

Intel Joule Dev Board with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core

Compare to Arduino, Raspberry Pi dev kit, Intel doesn’t seem to be well accepted by the maker communities. But this doesn’t stop Intel from trying making dev board for enthusiasts. Back to the day where Intel has their Intel Galileo Board till credit card size Edison board, by far Intel Joule is the most powerful dev board that Intel have introduced. Intel introduced their latest and yet most powerful dev board Intel Joule in August 2016, and soon will be…

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UWP – Harware Back Button, App View Back Button and Webview

UWP – Harware Back Button, App View Back Button and Webview

To display HTML contents within your Universal Windows Platform applications, Webview is always the best choice. But, when came across while working on the app to navigate the previous page, it became a challenge. By default, if user press on the physical back button on mobile device, virtual back button on desktop (in tablet mode) the app will exit or closed. This brought superb unpleasant experience to users. Of course, developers can always put a set of navigation button to…

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Dijkstra’s algorithm

Dijkstra’s algorithm

To be frank, I hate mathematics, due to the nature of my work now, I got to use all this skillsets. For the last few weeks, I’d been studying a new algorithm to make one of my apps more intelligent, as for the finding, I write this article to explain a simple but powerful algorithm : Dijkstra’s algorithm. Dijkstra’s algorithm can be describe as the father of all modern GPS routing engine. Without it, we will have hard time to…

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