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Microsoft Visio 101: Additional tips

This post closes the Microsoft Visio 101 series after an introduction to the tools, and a focus on positioning and aligning shapes. For this one I don’t have a specific topic, but I have remaining ...

Microsoft Visio 101: Align your shapes like a boss

A I really enjoy making architecture diagrams using Visio, I want to share in a few posts some tips to help you do the same. This post is the second of this series, the previous one introduced the ...

Microsoft Visio 101: The basic tools

A I really enjoy making architecture diagrams using Visio, I want to share in a few posts some tips to help you do the same. This one is about the basic tools, Visio is a complex software so it’s i...

Preparation guide for Azure certifications

As I have passed several Azure certifications, over the years I have established a routine for my studies before an exam. I will share this in this post alongside all the tips I can think of. List...

My take on Azure certifications

Recently I have seen and participated in conversations about the utility of IT certifications, especially Azure certifications. As I have passed several of them I am convinced of their utility, and...

My guide for Azure IoT devices

If you want to start prototyping a project, or just start learning Azure IoT with a physical device, you have several options. Obviously you can simulate one on your machine, but it’s much funnier ...

Azure IoT Hub - Routing device twin changes deep dive

Azure IoT Hub message routing is a great feature that let you send messages to different endpoints based on rules, directly in the IoT Hub service. It’s mostly used for routing telemetry messages, ...

Using .NET Secret Manager with console applications

A few hours days ago I was starting to build a small demo as a console app that uses a secret that I didn’t want to commit in the related repository (like a device connection string for instance). ...

Manage your Visio shapes with Git

In this post I will share a simple trick I have used for many years to keep my favorite Visio shapes always fresh. Visio is my go-to tool for architecture diagrams, whether I’m designing something ...

Hello world !

Thank you for visiting, this is my very first blog post ever, I am 38 so I guess it’s never too late ! We will see where this goes, I intend to write about technology, Azure, IoT, sharing my experi...