Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How to download Azure Publish Settings file

Hi All,

If you are trying to download Azure Publish Settings file and you are not having any luck by using PowerShell command: Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile or the url provided at MSDN article:

Here is the fix:

1) Login with your credentials to Azure portal.
2) Open a new tab in the same browser and paste below url:

Then, you will see the file has started to download, Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Let's Dev This Tour - DC Oct 1st - Cloud Tour

Build a powerful, enterprise-grade cloud platform using the NEW features of Visual Studio 2015 & Microsoft Azure

Date: Oct 01, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Microsoft Office - Washington, D.C.
5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 700
Chevy Chase , Maryland 20815
See map and/or driving directions
Please join us for this interactive, full-day training session led by Microsoft experts, created specifically for developers like you.

What am I going to learn?
At this event, you will learn about the latest release of Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Azure’s features and services – including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Websites, and Visual Studio’s IntelliTest – that can help you build and move a variety of apps to the cloud. You’ll see how to build websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications.

We’ll give you a free Microsoft Azure pass since you’ll spend most of the day in a hands-on lab environment.

See you all there! bring you computer and let's build software in the cloud!

Sign up now:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Get started with Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT Services


I had a great opportunity to present a workshop at hardware hacking event through #HardwareWeekend in DC.

The hardware hackathon was the first time for me to join the maker community and present the powerful features of Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT sevices.

An amazing number of submitted projects so far and looking forward to seeing the demos tomorrow.

The submitted projects in DC Hackster event can be found here:

Below is my presentation for reference.

Building IoT solutions using Windows 10 IoT Core & Azure from Mostafa Elzoghbi

Social Engagement:

The MS winner team: BPM Biker

Saturday, September 12, 2015

How to get started with IoT devices running windows 10 IoT Core


Microsoft published a development center for developers to start developing IoT solutions for available IoT hardware devices in the market.

If you want to get started developing IoT solutions, You can use your existing development skill set in windows to develop solutions since there are good number of IoT devices that support running windows 10 IoT core such as:

1) Raspberry Pi 2.
2) MinnowBoard Max.
3) Galileo
4) Windows Remote Arduino
5) Windows Virtual Shields for Arduino

These IoT devices are not expensive, Once you get one of these devices, you can start running Windows 10 IoT core and start developing solutions using Visual Studio 2015.

Below is some useful links to get started:

Windows Dev Center - IoT:

Select your IoT Device:

Once you get Visual Studio 2015 Community edition for free, you need to get Windows 10 IoT core project templates:

Have fun!