Hello and welcome back to the links of the month. It has been a busy month for me. The downside of months like that is that I have a lot of ideas for blog posts, but not the time to write them. To make a long story short, stay tuned for some blog posts I hope I can publish in June. For now I have some blog posts for you which are worth reading. A special attention I want to pay to the post from Sara Soueidan, who has build an amazing demo of a web site which uses a Windows 8 Live Tiles-like style.
- Using an existing Azure SQL table with Windows Azure Mobile Services – Always wanted to use an existing Azure SQL Database for your Mobile Services? Jeff Sanders shows how you can do it.
- Introducing a new Windows Dev Center experience – Like some of you maybe have already noticed the Windows Dev Center looks a little bit different then before. To see what has changed in detail check out this blog post.
- Inside Windows Phone – Practical MVVM for Windows Phone – MVVM seems to be one of the most important design patterns when working with XAML-based technologies. Matthias Shapiro demonstrates how you can get started with it on Windows Phone.
- Latest Windows Phone app submissions improvements – Submitting an app is not always as easy as it should be. Luckily some improvements where made to improve the app submission for Windows Phone. For some details have a look at this post.
- How to Create Windows-8-like 3D animations with CSS3 and jQuery – Last week a friend of mine pointed me to an amazing site. Sara Soueidan has build an awesome demo how you can let your web site look like Windows 8.
- Visual Studio 2012.3 RC2 available
- Announcing the Release of WebMatrix 3 – I have to admit that I haven’t worked with WebMatrix a long time, but that has changed with the release of WebMatrix 3. It provides an awesome Windows Azure and version control integration and I use it personally a lot for node.js projects.
– Jan (@Horizon_Net)