This week Five Things sits down with Noelle LaCharite from the Microsoft Cognitive Services team to learn how machines can translate language, perform search on unstructured data, converse like humans and more.

Best of all, you can add these cutting edge features to your applications right away; no degree in multi-dimensional calculus required.

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Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to discuss new improvements for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs, including the new, idiomatic .NET SDK with friendlier, more intuitive programming model, better testability, better performance, .NET Standard 2.0 support, and now open sourced.     

 

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In this video, Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) joins us to share the story of an interesting application he built using the Azure SDKs for .NET and Cognitive Services. We not only get an overview of creating custom vision models, but also a demo of the docker containers for cognitive services. Christos also shares how he was able to leverage .NET standard libraries to maximize code portability and re-use.

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In the first episode of this series, Dmitry and his guest Suz Hinton introduce Windows IoT Core as a way of building applications for IoT solutions. We cover some foundational topics such as how Windows IoT works, and what it is designed for. We’ll also discuss how Windows IoT applications are developed, and how they differ from regular Universal Windows Platform applications.

Featuring a brief introduction to breadboards and the Raspberry Pi, we set the scene for writing your first Windows IoT Core UWP application, detailed in the second episode of this series.

You can find all the episodes in this series as they go live in our YouTube playlist.

Resources:

  1. Windows IoT Core Overview
  2. How breadboards work
  3. How to install Windows IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi

Would you like to know what it takes to create great .NET class libraries? Confused about .NET Standard, .NET Core, and .NET Framework?

Watch this talk to learn how you can easily support multiple platforms with .NET Standard and no compromises, thanks to via multi-targeting. We’ll also cover the other aspects, such as versioning, strong naming, and binding redirects.