Author: Charles Chen

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Working with Azure Form Recognizer Part 2

In part 1, we took a look at how the new Azure Form Recognizer (Preview) service can be used to extract key-value pairs from forms in image and PDF formats using custom trained machine learning models. In part 2, we...

Azure Functions, SignalR, and Authorization

If you are using SignalR in Azure Functions with Users and Groups, there’s quite a gap in the available documentation online.  With this post, I’m hoping to help you get your Functions + SignalR working with Users and Groups. Users...

Why Is This Man Running For President?

I had come across Andrew Yang’s name in a few articles but never gave him much thought until I listened to a Freakonomics Radio podcast featuring Yang. For folks who aren’t familiar with him, Yang is an American born Taiwanese-American...

Stop Using var (C#)!

Stop Using var (C#)!

I just picked up Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse’s Pro C# 7 Eighth Edition to catch up on some of the more recent language and platform changes (being stuck in SharePoint 2010 for 8 years will do that to you!)....

On Culture, Trust, and Effective Teams

Over the weekend, I listened to a TED Radio Hour podcast titled The Meaning of Work.  The whole thing is worth a listen, but there was something in the first segment by Margaret Heffernan which really caught my attention: Social...