Monthly Archives: December 2012

My year 2012

After 50 blog posts in the year 2012 this should be my last one this year. So lets summarize what had happen on my blog in 2012.

Some months back ago I decided to start my own blog after I have thought about it for a while. It all started with some tutorials about Data Binding and the Windows Workflow Foundation. Because I have learned a lot from other blog writers I decided to start a weekly series about my favorite links of the week, which other people should help when working with some Microsoft technologies.

But my favorite in 2012 was something Microsoft Germany has offered to me: Five video series about some of the really cool features in Windows Azure for the German Windows Azure community.

In 2013 I hope that I can create some cool tutorials, how tos, and videos which should help others. So the only words left to say for me is: I wish you all a happy new year 2013 and some relaxing holidays!

– Jan (@Horizon_Net)


Links of the week

Hello everybody and welcome back to the last “links of the week” of the year 2012. Today I want to share three articles about ASP.NET and three articles about Windows Azure with you.


Windows Azure

Links of the week

After two weeks of silence it is time for another links of the week. This week I have five sites covering Windows Azure which should be interesting for you.

The first one is a good example of how you could deal with Big Data in Windows Azure – Weather Forecast on Windows Azure. I first saw this demo on the Windows Azure Train-The-Trainer in Amsterdam during TechEd Europe earlier this year and I’m very happy that this demo still exists.

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that they will reduce the costs for using the Windows Azure Storage. With that they are following Google and Amazon, which also reduced the pricing for their cloud offerings.

During the last weeks I also introduced the Windows Azure Mobile Services in some videos (recorded in German for the Windows Azure YouTube channel). Now Chris Klug has written a nice introduction to the Mobile Services, which I can recommend to read.

Two other remarkable articles come from Josh Twist and Scott Guthrie. On the one hand Josh has written a tutorial how you could access your Mobile Services data from Excel. At the other hand Scott explains some updates to the Mobile Services iOS SDK – which now comes with Push Notifications.