Microsoft MVP Azure | IoT Platform Architect | Speaker about IoT | Let me add some value
Auteur: Sander van de Velde | Microsoft MVP Azure IoT | IoT Solution Architect | Speaker | Advisor
I started as an IT consultant in 1993. I like to get my hands dirty with software innovations and I try to implement these in my daily work.
Currently, I am involved in the IoT Platform part of Azure (eg. IoT Hubs, IoT Edge, StreamAnalytics, Azure Functions, etc.) and Azure in general.
I've been presented with the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award and I'm a member of the Microsoft Azure Advisory Board.
For me, it is important to share knowledge. And I am committed to doing so by writing blogs, articles for magazines, and giving lots of presentations.
When offline, I like cutting down trees using Gränsfors Bruks axes, sailing, motorcycling or geocaching with my wife and my sons.
Azure Data Explorer makes it possible to ingest data from external sources in many ways.
This can be done using eg. the database data connections, using programming code via the SDKs, or using the Azure Stream Analytics output for Azure Data Explorer.
Once a table is created and the incoming file/message format (CSV, JSON, etc) and data structure in the file or message stream are identified, a recurring theme is designing the table mapping for that format:
Here, a typical mapping for a JSON message is shown.
Testing a mapping can be cumbersome if you rely on that default ingest method involving those resources outside Azure Data Explorer.
This May 23–25, the latest Build event is held in Seattle.
While Build presents an opportunity for developers, students, engineers, engineers, and technology professionals to learn more about Microsoftproducts, it’s also where Microsoft shares major updates for Windows and its suite of productivity apps.
Yes, this is a hybrid event so you can join in-person and on-line.
For those joining in-person, there is a pre-build day on the 22nd with extra workshops.
Although this feature just went into Public Preview, the new Azure Digital Twins connector for Microsoft Power Platform is very promising:
Azure Digital Twins (ADT) connector for Microsoft Power Platform enables you to incorporate Azure Digital Twins into Microsoft Power Automate flows, Power Apps applications, or Azure Logic Apps flows.
With this connector, you can combine Azure Digital Twins with 700+ other Power Platform connectors to build flows or apps by ingesting data, coming from other systems, into the Azure Digital Twins environment.
You can do graph traversal:
Or, you can send data to Azure Digital Twins (twin update) as seen here:
It’s even possible to develop a flow that creates a digital twin, deriving from a model when an external system emits an event.
Let’s check out what this Azure Logic Apps connector offers for Azure Digital Twins.
Did you know that Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications expire every year unless they’re renewed?
I got the question to renew my certification at no cost without having to schedule or pass a full exam and keep my skills current and my certification active for another year. (For details, read Renew your Microsoft Certification).
This is not the first time I get this email. Last year, I got the same question and had to take the exam regarding Azure Digital Twins.
Here is some background information about this year’s renewal (without any spoilers).
Azure Logic Apps are a convenient solution to add workflow logic, decision-making logic, and rules to your Azure solution.
There are hundreds of connectors with connections to all kinds of both Microsoft and third-party resources so you can literally connect the whole world and move data and insights from one place to another.