OpenVPN

Using OpenVPN on Azure For a Low Cost, Private VPN

A personal VPN is a nice way of securing traffic between your device and the Internet. Securing your traffic is good for several reasons including safe browsing when one is away from a trusted network like one’s home or office. Untrusted networks would be those at coffee shops, airports, hotels, public libraries, and other places…
Blockchain

Is Blockchain Interest Really Low?

Gartner’s 2018 CIO survey had some pretty damning information when it came to blockchain technology. According to the survey, CIO’s in general have very little to no interest in blockchain technology. The media naturally noticed this and reported it as a wet blanket being thrown on the blockchain hype. Something about this though did not…
Blockchain

Interfacing .NET and Ethereum Blockchain Smart Contracts with Nethereum

.NET is the venerable framework that indie and enterprise developers alike have come to love. The ability to choose a variety of languages as well as deploy to a variety of platforms ranging from mobile to servers makes .NET a great choice for all kinds of applications. While .NET does a lot, it doesn’t do…

Wintellect Accepted Into the Microsoft AI Inner Circle Program

Wintellect is proud to have been selected as one of an elite group of invitation-only Microsoft partners to join Microsoft’s new AI Inner Circle Partner Program. “We are excited to be part of this exclusive group, and look forward to deepening our partnership with Microsoft and jointly advancing business transformations for our customers with AI,”…

Get Insights From Video with Microsoft Video Indexer

You have to admit, Microsoft Cognitive Services has a lot of really nice offerings to bring to your applications. One of the newer ones is the Video Indexer. This a powerful service since when you upload your videos it analyzes them to extract several pieces of analytics, including finding people in the video and attempts…
Blockchain

Chip Off The Ol’ Blockchain – Chip 2: Deploy a Smart Contract

Most people have probably heard about blockchains and even fewer people probably understand how they actually work. But even so, what makes blockchain technology itself so appealing is not about what you can do with the blockchain itself, rather what you can do with Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts, or “distributed apps” or “DApps” as they…

An Overview of Azure Databricks

With the announcement of the general availability of Azure Databricks, in this post we’ll take this opportunity to get a brief feel to what Azure Databricks is and what it can do. What is Databricks? Databricks is a data solution that sits on top of Apache Spark to help accelerate a business’ data analytics side…

Integrating Microsoft LUIS into the Bot Framework

In our previous post, we went over what Microsoft’s LUIS, or Language Understanding, is and showed how to create a new LUIS app as well as calling it using the APIs. In this post we will use the same LUIS app that we built but integrate it into a bot we will create from Microsoft’s…