The ability to analyze data is a core facet of the Internet of Things. Azure Maps Spatial Operations will take location information and analyze it on the fly to help inform customers of ongoing events happening in time and space.

The Spatial Operations we are launching consist of  Geofencing, Buffer, Closest Point, Great Circle Distance and Point in Polygon. We will demonstrate geofencing capabilities, how to associate fences with temporal constraints so that fences are evaluated only when relevant, and how to react to Geofence events with Event Grid. Finally, we will talk about how other spatial operations can support geofencing and other scenarios.

Check out all that’s new in Azure Maps: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/actuating-mobility-in-the-enterprise-with-new-azure-maps-services-and-sdks/
Tutorial on how to setup a geofence using Azure Maps at https://aka.ms/azuremapsgeofencingdoc Learn more about Azure Maps at http://aka.ms/azuremapsdocs

Tune in on March 6th on the IoT Deepdive: Location Intelligence for Transportation with Azure Maps https://aka.ms/iotshow/iotdeepdive/002

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed serverless offering on Azure. With the new Anomaly Detection functions in Stream Analytics, the whole complexity associated with building and training custom machine learning (ML) models is reduced to a simple function call resulting in lower costs, faster time to value, and lower latencies.

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In this video from Microsoft Ignite, Mark Russinovich explores how Microsoft Azure has achieved massive, global scale, with 50 announced regions consisting of over 100 datacenters and counting.  Mark takes you on a tour of Azure’s datacenter architecture and implementation innovations, describing everything from Azure’s reliable clean-energy datacenter designs, to how we are using FPGAs to accelerate networking and machine learning, to how we design storage servers to deliver ultra-low latency and high throughput, and more.

Once upon a time, I made my living programming in Java. When I left for the greener pastures of the .NET Framework, I thought for sure that I’d never see much Java again. However, I have encountered more Java of late in the big data world.

For those of you unfamiliar with Java or really out of practice with it, here’s a great two hour coding tutorial to teach you the ropes.

Looking to get started deploying intelligence to the edge, or how you can scale up your edge intelligence testing? The new Azure Marketplace offer “Azure IoT Edge on Ubuntu” makes both easy. Learn more in this episode of the IoT Show with Greg Manyak, PM from the Azure IoT Platform show, and Olivier.

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