# Thursday, 13 December 2018

GCast 26:

Creating a Chatbot in the Azure Portal

In this video, I show how to create, deploy, and edit a chatbot completely within your web browser using the Azure Portal. You can event download the source code and edit it in Visual Studio, if you wish.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:19:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 29 November 2018

GCast 24:

Azure Function CosmosDB Binding

Using the CosmosDB binding in an Azure Function allows you to read and write documents in an Azure CosmosDB database without writing code.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:22:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 22 November 2018

GCast 23:

Azure Logic Apps

Learn how to create a Logic App to deploy a workflow in the cloud.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 09:12:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 15 November 2018

GCast 22:

Creating an Azure Function Proxy

Learn how to create a proxy URL using Azure Functions

Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:49:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 08 November 2018

GCast 21:

Azure Functions Continuous Deployment

Learn how to configure continuous deployment from GitHub to Azure functions. Each time you push code changes to GitHub, that code is automatically deployed to Azure.

Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:48:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 01 November 2018
Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:02:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 25 October 2018
Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:37:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 18 October 2018
Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:54:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 11 October 2018
Azure | Database | GCast | Screencast | Video
Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:20:41 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 04 October 2018
Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:08:28 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 27 September 2018

GCast 15:

Creating an Azure Web App

Azure Web Apps allow you to host your web sites and applications in the cloud. I walk through the steps of setting up an Azure Web App.

Azure | GCast | Screencast | Video | Web
Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:42:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 20 September 2018

GCast 14:

Creating an Azure Storage Account

Learn how to create a new Azure Storage account.

Azure | GCast | Screencast | Video
Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:58:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 13 September 2018

GCast 13:

Azure Media Services: Closed Captioning

Generate and add closed captioning to your video with Microsoft Azure Media Services.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 07:11:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 06 September 2018

GCast 12:

Azure Media Services: Live Streaming

Learn how to Upload, Encode, and Share a Video using Azure Media Services.

Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 30 August 2018

GCast 11:

Azure Media Services - Uploading, Encoding, and Sharing a Video

Learn how to Upload, Encode, and Share a Video using Azure Media Services.

Azure | GCast | Screencast | Video
Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:29:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 23 August 2018

GCast 10:

Azure Linux Virtual Machines

Learn how to use the Chocolatey package manager to quickly install Windows applications and their dependencies.

DevOps | GCast | Video
Thursday, 23 August 2018 09:09:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 16 August 2018

GCast 9:

Azure Linux Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure supports many open source and non-Microsoft technologies, including Linux VMs. Learn how to create and connect to a Linux VM hosted in Azure.

Azure | GCast | Screencast | Video
Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 02 August 2018

GCast 8:

Azure Virtual Machines

What is an Azure Virtual Machine? How do I create one?

Thursday, 02 August 2018 08:19:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 19 July 2018

GCast 7:

Azure SQL Database

Azure MySQL Database

Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:46:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 12 July 2018

GCast 6:

Azure SQL Database

How to create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:16:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 05 July 2018

GCast 5:

Azure Databricks

Learn how to create a free library and Jupyter notebooks hosted in Azure.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:43:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 28 June 2018

GCast 4:

Azure Notebooks

Learn how to create a free library and Jupyter notebooks hosted in Azure.

Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:45:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 21 June 2018

GCast 3:

Creating and Deploying a Predictive Web Services with Azure ML Studio

Building on Episode 2, I show you how to create, publish, and call a predictive web service from a trained model built with Azure ML Studio.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:26:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 14 June 2018

GCast 2:

Azure Machine Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning Studio is a graphical designer that allows you to quickly build Machine Learning solutions without writing a lot of code.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:47:24 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 07 June 2018

GCast 1:

A Lap Around Cloud and Azure

What is cloud computing, why is it important, and how does Microsoft Azure fit in?

Thursday, 07 June 2018 17:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Wednesday, 06 June 2018

I have twice begun a screencast web series; but each time it fizzled as I ran out of time, motivation, and/or subject matter.

This time, I'm optimistic and I have a lot to say.

So, starting tomorrow, I am re-booting "GCast", a technical screencast in which I will walk through a technical topic in a short video.

My new computer and a fresh install of Camtasia Studio and Adobe Premiere Elements will help.

I’ve recorded a few episodes and I’ll be releasing them here once a week, for now. The first 2 are about 20 minutes long, but I plan to keep most videos 5-10 minutes.

Tomorrow's episode is A Lap Around Microsoft Azure and talks about the advantages of cloud computing in general and Azure in particular. 

I hope you like it an I hope you keep watching.

GCast | Video
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:03:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 12 May 2016

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a set of APIs built on Machine Learning and exposed as REST Web Services. The Speech API offers a way to listen to speech and convert it into text.

GCast 16: Cognitive Services - Speech to Text

Thursday, 12 May 2016 13:10:38 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 05 May 2016

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a set of APIs based on Machine Learning and exposed as REST web services. The Emotion API analyzes pictures of faces and determines the emotion shown in each face.

GCast 15: Cognitive Services - Emotion API

Thursday, 05 May 2016 15:35:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 28 April 2016

Microsoft Cognitive Services uses Machine Learning to recognize text within pictures and exposes this functionality via a RESTful Web Service.

GCast 14: Cognitive Services - Thumbnail Generation

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:12:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 21 April 2016

Microsoft Cognitive Services uses Machine Learning to recognize text within pictures and exposes this functionality via a RESTful Web Service.

Cognitive Services - Optical Character Recognition

Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:52:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 07 April 2016

Microsoft Cognitive Services (formerly Project Oxford) provides a set of APIs for analyzing images, video, speech, and language. Learn how to get started and start developing against these APIs..

Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:48:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 29 October 2015

In this screencast, you will learn 3 different ways to create an Azure Web App using the Azure Management Portal.

Azure | GCast | Video | Web
Thursday, 29 October 2015 22:42:58 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 15 October 2015

In this screencast, we show how to create a new Virtual Machine in the Windows Azure portal.

Azure | DevOps | GCast | IAAS
Thursday, 15 October 2015 17:57:41 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 24 September 2015

zure storage includes built-in redundancy by default. In this screencast, I explain the Replication options that allow you to configure how many copies of your data are created, where they are created, and how they can be accessed.

Azure | GCast | Video
Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:04:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 10 September 2015

Azure storage includes built-in redundancy by default. In this screencast, I explain the Replication options that allow you to configure how many copies of your data are created, where they are created, and how they can be accessed.

Azure | GCast | Video
Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:02:42 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 27 August 2015

Learn how to deploy to an Azure web app from a local Git repository.

ALM | Azure | GCast | Video
Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:30:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 20 August 2015

In this screencast, I show off some of the features of Microsoft Edge - the new browser included in Windows 10 - that help end users be more productive.

GCast | Video | Web
Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:14:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 13 August 2015

In this screencast, you will learn how to create your own table linked to an Azure Mobile Service and manage the data in this table from a client Windows or Windows Phone application.

Azure | GCast | Mobility | Video
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:57:51 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 06 August 2015

In this screencast, you will learn how to turn on authorization in an Azure Mobile Service and allow users to log in with their Twitter account.

G-Cast 3

Azure | GCast | Video
Thursday, 06 August 2015 17:42:58 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Friday, 24 July 2015

This video describes the basics of Azure Mobile Services and walks you through creating a new Mobile Service with a JavaScript backend.

G-Cast 1

Azure Mobile Services, Part 1 – Creating a Mobile Service

Azure | GCast | Mobility | Video
Friday, 24 July 2015 11:37:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

Every once in a while, I record a screencast and I post it on this blog.

You can find links here to a series of screencasts I did on Visual Studio Coded UI Tests.

It has been a long time since I did so because screencasts tend to be a lot of work when done correctly.

But now I’m motivated to start doing these regularly. I plan to keep them short – anywhere from 5-30 minutes and to keep each video focused on a single topic. My goal is to release a new video every Friday – in the same way that I release a new Technology and Friends episode every Monday.

As in the past, I’m branding these as “G-Cast” – an abbreviation of Giard’s Screencasts and I’m rebooting the franchise to start at Episode 1. I even have a fun intro sequence that will appear at the beginning of each video.

The first G-Cast will debut tomorrow and will be part of a series showing how to use Azure Mobile Services.

Stay tuned and let me know what you think of this project.

GCast | Video
Friday, 24 July 2015 02:25:33 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Saturday, 16 February 2013

In this screencast, I show 3 ways to create a Windows Azure web site.

Azure | GCast
Saturday, 16 February 2013 03:46:12 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Friday, 02 November 2012
Friday, 02 November 2012 14:43:59 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Thursday, 01 November 2012

This screencast demonstrates how to change a Visual Studio 2012 Coded UI Test after you have recorded it.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:28:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Wednesday, 31 October 2012

This screencast shows how to add assertions to a Visual Studio 2012 Coded UI Test while recording your mouse and keyboard actions.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:26:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Tuesday, 30 October 2012

This screencast covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Coded UI Tests, a feature of Visual Studio 2012, Premium and Ultimate Editions. You will learn how to record mouse and keyboard actions to record a simple "smoke test".

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:25:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Sunday, 28 October 2012
# Saturday, 27 October 2012

This screencast demonstrates how to change a Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Test after you have recorded it.

Saturday, 27 October 2012 15:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Friday, 26 October 2012

This screencast shows how to add assertions to a Coded UI Test while recording your mouse and keyboard actions.

Friday, 26 October 2012 15:19:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 25 October 2012

This screencast covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Coded UI Tests, a feature of Visual Studio 2010, Premium and Ultimate Editions. You will learn how to record mouse and keyboard actions to record a simple "smoke test".

Thursday, 25 October 2012 15:17:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)