Cloud Computing

TH17 What is Microsoft Dallas?


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Michael Stiefel

Michael Stiefel


Reliable Software, Inc.

Dallas is a data information service built on Microsoft Azure. Dallas accesses a variety of data from government, news, financial, traffic, and other sources. By providing a uniform method and format for retrieving and offering data, Microsoft has created a data marketplace.

Both large and small data providers can provide access to data to large and small development organizations in an environment where otherwise it would be highly unlikely or impossible for these groups to partner. Potentially this could lead to the democratization of data, where data can be combined with other data, in ways that could not be foreseen by the original providers. Since this data is available through a REST API, the applications that consume the data do not have to run on any particular platform.

You will learn:

  • How to use data provided by Microsoft Dallas in an application
  • How to integrate Microsoft Dallas data into an Excel spreadsheet for data analysis
  • How to make data available to others in Microsoft Dallas
  • How to get the rights to use data available in Microsoft Dallas