Saturday, February 24, 2018

Microsoft Corp has selected France to launch the First “IoT in a Day” event with SaaS Microsoft IoT Central

This is only the beginning of the History for “IoT in a Day”, a worldwide event where Microsoft Corp presents Azure IoT, including Microsoft IoT Central, the SaaS IoT product that eases greatly IoT, so much that even someone who doesn’t know coding can setup IoT project.

The specificity of “IoT in a Day” is that within 1 day, one could see an end-to-end IoT scenario : a bit of theories, a deep dive testimonial of customers, a manipulation of true devices with firmware upgrade and Wifi configuration, then Azure connection, with telemetry display ! Key success factors for IoT (based on worldwide feedback, official Eclipse IoT fundation framework and 40 IoT projects, and customers’ feedback)

Microsoft Corp has selected Igor Leontiev and I to organize this event, respectively Azure MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, after having passed a worldwide selection, backed up with 40 IoT projects and customer’s testimonials.
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Attendees provided really enthusiastic feedback of this format ; this is the very first of a series that is going to be deployed worldwide for the next following months. Next will be in Chicago, then many others in France on Key cities. Stay tuned for the other locations. Follow my Twitter.

Here is a summary of the event : 

  ©2018 photo credit : Marc Obregon

Some souvenirs from Microsoft France head-quarter:


A pause in the training with Rahul, from MS Corp, detailing their strategy


Celebrating the success in Lovely Paris !



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 ! Call 4 Speaker and program

5th time it is organized in Lyon, along the hundreds other Cities worldwide

  1. To select the talks you are interested in the most, please complete the Survey :
  2. To have the official worldwide info :
  3. To register :
  4. You are a Speaker ? Here is the Call for Speaker (same as the survey, just fill in the last question) :

Here is a place holder for the program : TEMPORARY.

  • IoT Edge: DataScience / AI en temps réel et avec intelligence distribuée directement dans les capteurs !
    • Niveau très avancé (300 à 400)
  • Où en est l’IoT en SaaS en 2018 ? Démo Azure IoT Central + Capteurs from scratch
    • Niveau introduction (100)
  • IoT industriel et normes mondiale OPC UA : témoignage
    • Niveau intermédiaire (200)
  • DevOps Datascience retour d’expérience : comment sortir de sa grotte et faire du DevOps avec les autres équipes ?
    • pour un DataScientific : Niveau introduction (100)
    • pour un non DataScientific : Niveau intermédiaire (200 à 300), car pré-suppose quelques connaissances en DataScience
  • What’s new in Azure Dev de 2018 ? (following the MVP Summit and some public announcement, in March)
    • BigData, GDPR, …

Thursday, February 1, 2018

How to have an easy report on your Azure consumption ? with an Azure EA

Many times I got asked to tell where to get the API Key to perform your self cost reporting, using Cloudyn, or PowerBI, or your own Code using Web API.

Very easy !

(this post is a update simplified from this one :


1. go to

2. Move from “Manage” to “Report”


3. Choose “Download Usage” > “API Access Key”



The API Key should look something like :



Go to PowerBI :


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Fill in the questions and the API Key, then it works straight after