Azure Maps Service – real time location in UWP application

Short introduction New great service appeared with status “General Availability” in Azure portal – Azure Maps . It is a collection of geo-spatial services, backed by fresh mapping data. It contains REST APIs for rendering maps, searching points of interest, routes to points of interests, traffic conditions, time zones, and IP to location services. In this article … Continue reading Azure Maps Service – real time location in UWP application

Overview of Cortana Skills Kit

Short introduction Imagine digital assistant which supports you with different tasks like booking hotel or ordering taxi. Imagine that you have access to it through the phone, personal computer or tablet. Yes it is possible with personal digital assistant from Microsoft called Cortana. You can communicate with it by text or voice. Sounds unreal? Lets … Continue reading Overview of Cortana Skills Kit

Real-time data with Microsoft Azure SignalR Service

Short introduction There are many application types that require real-time content updates. GPS live updates, score updates in games or chat messages. In this special cases Microsoft Azure SignalR Service can help. SignalR is an abstraction over a number of techniques used for building real-time web applications. WebSockets, Server-Sent Events (SSE) and Long Polling are used … Continue reading Real-time data with Microsoft Azure SignalR Service