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Friday Five: Azure Functions, Microservices and More!

Speech to Text in an Azure Function

Henk Boelman works as a Cloud Solutions Architect in the Netherlands. He started out as a software developer in the late '90s and later moved on to the role of architect. He now guides organizations in their cloud adventure, with a strong focus on cloud native software development. During these years, Henk has built and designed numerous web-based platforms for small and large companies. He loves to share his knowledge on topics such as DevOps, Azure and Cognitive Services by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. In June 2018 he received a Microsoft MVP award in the AI category. Follow him on Twitter @hboelman

UWP Controlled Wireless Netduino Car

Jiong Shi has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, and is interested in Windows 10 IoT Core, Windows Embedded, Azure IoT and UWP. He is an associate professor at the School of Computer and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang Wanli University, China. He is an author of the book “Windows 10 IoT Application Developer Guide”, a blogger, and speaker for Ignite China. Jiong is active in local developer community, speaking at technical conferences, writing articles on hackster, contributing to Windows IoT Core open-source projects, and  serving as a mentor and Microsoft Community Contributor. Follow him on Twitter @dearsj001.

Excel Insights

Mynda Treacy is a CIMA qualified accountant and 5 time Microsoft Excel MVP based in Queensland, Australia. Through her website, MyOnlineTrainingHub, she has trained thousands of people from all over the world on how to build interactive Excel dashboard reports, Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI. She also writes a weekly Excel blog post and newsletter, runs an Excel Support Forum and shares Excel video tutorials via webinars and on her popular YouTube channel. Follow her on Twitter @onlinetrainingh

Penny pinching Azure Append Blobs

Jiří Činčura is an independent developer focusing on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism and databases. Specifically Entity Framework, asynchronous and parallel programming, cloud and Azure. He’s a Microsoft MVP and you can read his articles, guides, tips and tricks at Follow him on Twitter @cincura_net.  

Microservices Consulting

Chander Dhall, CEO of Cazton, is an awarded Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He's not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. As an Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, Cosmos DB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. He is also the author of "Scalability Patterns" and "Building Single Page Application Using ASP.NET Core & Angular". Follow him on Twitter @csdhall