Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. Because of a cold it was a short week for me, so I just got four links for you, which I think are interesting, especially for Windows Azure and Windows Phone developers.

From time to time a Windows Azure preview feature comes out of the preview and is ready for production usage. This week Scott Guthrie announced the release of the Windows Azure Media Services. The Media Services where are already used to the stream the London 2012 Olympics.

A cool new feature of Windows Azure was also released as a preview this week – Notification Hubs, which lets you efficiently route push notification messages to millions of mobile users and devices.

For Windows Phone developers, who still develop for Windows Phone 7 another release was very important this week. On Tuesday the Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8 was made available, so developers can start developing for the new phone update.

Another interesting article for Windows Phone developers, who want to satisfy their users was written by Jonathan Lyons. Building High Performance Windows Phone Apps shows you how you can get even more power with your app.

– Jan (@Horizon_Net)

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