Business solutions quite often need to deal with data in different formats and sometimes you cannot even rely on having the information available digitally.
One way to solve this problem is to “digitize” required data on demand and this is, when Azure Computer Vision comes in handy. Microsoft just released a new Read API that helps to apply optical character recognition (OCR) on any type of pictures may they be scanned or photographed.
There is a C# sample available that enables you to jump-start your document recognition and processing operations.
The second topic is a “secret tip” for IOT developers. Microsoft has created an end-to-end security and connectivity solution that could become a groundbreaking tool to secure devices in the Cloud. Very interesting. Give it a look!