Monthly Archives: January 2013

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. Today I like to start with a little bit of self-promotion. This week it was a great pleasure for me to be covered with Windows Azure Mobile Services Content Update in the Windows Azure Community News Roundup. I like to say a big thanks you to Nick Harris aka @cloudnick, who was so kind to share the information to this update with me. Beside this post I have some nice articles about Windows Phone, Windows Azure, and – for the first time – Amazon Web Services for you. So lets start! Continue reading

Myself on the net

Today I have added another site on my blog which should make it easier for you to get in contact with me. Myself on the net will summarize sites where you can find me (additionally to this blog). This is the current list:

If something changed in the future I will of course also change it on this site.

– Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Neue Blog-Sektion

Nachdem ich etwas früher am heutigen Tage den neuen Blog-Bereich auf dieser Seite in der englischen Version veröffentlich habe, ziehe ich jetzt mit den deutschen Blogs nach. Hier findest du hauptsächlich (aber nicht ausschließlich) Blogs zum Thema Windows Azure und App-Entwicklugn oder von Freunden von mir, die sich mit Entwicklungsthemen beschäftigen. Diese Liste werde ich von Zeit zu Zeit erweitern. Wenn du meinst, dass ein Blog fehlt, der unbedingt auf diese Liste sollte: Schreib einfach einen Kommentar oder tritt über das Kontaktformular mit mir in Kontakt. Continue reading

New Blogs Page

Today I have created a new site on my blog which I think most of you will profit from. Blogs will point you to the blogs I’m enjoying every day. This is a work-in-progress site. Currently there are just a few links, but I have a lot of bookmarks to many more sites. I will add more blogs and sites in the upcoming weeks. In the next days I will also publish a list with my favorite German blogs. So, stay tuned. If you think I have missed an interesting blog, just leave a comment to this post or get in contact with me.

– Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. The new year has started and all the bloggers around the world continue to produce great content on their sites. Today I have three Windows Azure articles which I really found interesting.

Lets start with an article at Windows Azure Insider from one of my favorite Windows Azure blogger: Bruno Terkaly. Windows Azure Web Sites: Quick-and-Easy Hosting as a Service gives you a nice introduction to the Windows Azure Web Sites with a small sample.

Another one which should be more interesting for IT-Pros was published at the Windows Azure blog. Automating the cloud with Windows Azure Command Line Tools lists some posts you should read if you want to gain a deeper knowledge of Powershell in combination with Windows Azure.

The last post was created by Maarten Balliauw. Tales from the trenches: resizing a Windows Azure virtual disk the smooth way shows an easy, alternative way how you can resize a Windows Azure virtual disk when you need it.

– Jan (@Horizon_Net)


Windows Azure Mobile Services Content Update

On Friday Microsoft has released some additional resources which should help you to get started with the Windows Azure Mobile Services. Here are some details on what has been added:

  • A new Code Samples for Windows Store apps page on
  • An update to the Tutorials and Resources page, which now includes new tutorials and related videos from the new Windows Azure Mobile Services Channel 9 series
  • Five additional Windows Store + Mobile Services scenario based code samples

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Links of the week

First of all: I wish you all a happy new year with health, luck, and all the rest which is needed for a happy life.

Like 2012 ends I like to start the new year with the links of the week. Today I only have five links for you, but they are really great.

Lets start with the first one – Windows 8 – Let’s start. This one summarizes the training content of the Windows Phone 8 Jump Start, which is, like all Jump Start trainings, the best way to start with a new technology.

A challenge I really fall in love is back – Rock Paper Azure. If you want to write your own bot and start competing against others: This is for you! I participated in that challenge a few time and, thanks to the great team, had the chance to open two competitions on my own: One for the German Microsoft Student Partners and one for the participants of the Cloud Computing lecture at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

If you are an ASP.NET MVC developer and love to work with Windows Azure – there is a new tutorial series available for ASP.NET MVC 4 with Windows Azure Tables, Blobs, and Queues.

To make this post complete I have two links for you which gets you started with SignalR: