Data Development 1: Gain Near Real-Time Insights with IoT Analytics

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In today's data & age, it is important to move fast. Gone are the days when you had to wait for more than 24 hours for your data to be processed in order to get insights and make decisions. In this code lab module, we will walk you through creating a solution that helps you get from 0 to insights in 60 minutes. We will analyze the activity on an application and get a better understanding of the app's audience and patterns using services from the Cortana Analytics suite. We will be using Azure Event Hubs, Stream Analytics and PowerBI to analyze and visualize our data. We will also be looking at DocumentDB, a document datastore.

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Session Type:

Code Lab




Moscone 2016

The Discussion

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    Notes for performing lab were incomplete. Time pressure prevented completion of the lab for some, myself included....

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    Was originally turned away from this session, a disappointing and infuriating outcome for someone who had paid thousands of dollars to attend.  The session was repeated several times, but attending a repeat meant that I missed other sessions I had wanted to attend.  In my experience, lab sessions in general were underprovisioned and unable to meet the demand for them.  The whole arrangement of having to arrive "at least an hour" early, as one nice woman who managed access to the lab advised, then having to obtain a ticket and stand around waiting for the door to open, was poorly designed and executed, and made a profoundly unfavorable impression on this and many other paid attendees.  The entire event seemed to have been designed with minimum upfront investment and lowest final cost as its primary design goals. On balance, I now believe that my physical attendance at Build 2016 was a mistake, and the substantial expense of the conference, travel, lodging, and meals (in many cases it did not seem a good idea to eat the food provided) could have been better invested.  Thanks for this opportunity to respond to the experience, and I wish everyone at Microsoft, and the company itself, all the best.  My whole career has been made possible by your company.  This conference was not a high point, unfortunately.

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