Stream SmartThings data to Cosmos DB and PowerBI - Part 1

I’ve recently added a whole load of home automation functionality using Samsung’s SmartThings platform. Part of this is a number of sensors to trigger automation based on motion, temperature, open/close etc. The SmarTthings platform is able to respond to events from these sensors to undertake tasks,

Azure Cloud Shell Button WordPress Plugin

Azure Cloud Shell is the web based cmd line tool provided by Microsoft that allows you to launch either a Bash or PowerShell command line in your browser, that is already authenticated to Azure with your credentials and contains all the command line tools you need to interact with Azure, it even inc

Changing an Azure Subscriptions Tenant

The relationship between an Azure Subscription and Azure AD is not always obvious, but each subscription is tied to to an AAD tenant, this allows for authorization of users in that tenant to undertake operations on that subscription. Sometimes it is necessary to change the tenant a subscription sits

What is an Azure App Service Plan and what does it do?

A web app in Azure actually consists of two things, an App Service Plan and an App Service, what is not always clear is why they are two things and what the purpose of the plan part is. The App Service is fairly easy to understand, it’s the actual instance of your web application, it’s where you dep