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:
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.
After some silence (this will change during the next weeks – I’m working on a new blog post series) on my blog it is again time for the links of the week. What happened last week?
On Wednesday we had a great Windows AzureConf 2012 with some of the best speakers in the Windows Azure Community. Some of them are Windows Azure Insiders, some of them are MVPs, but, except of the keynote from Scott Guthrie, nobody of the speakers was a Microsoft employee. What does that mean? Real life experience. You will find all the sessions on Channel 9.
One nice thing I find from time to time on the web is a “31 Days of …” series made by Jeff Blankenburg. This time he is working together with Clark Sell and delivers an awesome series of posts about Windows 8. 19 days are already gone, but you will find every single post on 31 Days of Windows 8.
Away from these two remarkable sites I have three additional sites you should have a look at:
Nachdem ich in den letzten Wochen die einzelnen Teile meiner fünf Windows Azure How-Tos vorgestellt habe, möchte ich heute diese nochmal kurz zusammenfassen und die Videos und Präsentationen in komprimierter Form bereitstellen. Continue reading →
Im ersten Teil habe ich einen Überblick über das Continuous Deployment in Windows Azure gegeben und erklärt was die Team Foundation Services und Git sind. Der zweite Teil zeigte wie man ein Continuous Deployment anhand der Windows Azure Web Sites und den Team Foundation Services durchführt. Dasselbe wurde im dritten Teil mit Git getan.
Dieser Teil fasst dieses How-To kurz zusammen und beantwortet häufig gestellte Fragen.
Im ersten Teil habe ich einen Überblick über das Continuous Deployment in Windows Azure gegeben und erklärt was die Team Foundation Services und Git sind. Der zweite Teil zeigte wie man ein Continuous Deployment anhand der Windows Azure Web Sites und den Team Foundation Services durchführt.
Dieser Teil beschreibt nun das exemplarische Vorgehen eines Continuous Deployment mit Git und den Windows Azure Web Sites.