Tag Archives: Windows Azure

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

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 WindowsAzure.com
  • 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:

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.

Links of the week

Hello and welcome everybody for todays links of the week. This week three new tutorials about SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine were made available:

  • Connect to SQL Server in the same cloud service
  • Connect to SQL Server in a different cloud service
  • Connect ASP.NET application to SQL Server in Windows Azure via Virtual Network

Also I find some links about Windows Phone 8: