How To: Create and publish a website to Azure in less than 3 minutes

Visual Studio has really great integration with Azure Websites and it is now very easy to create a brand new responsive, modern website and have it published to Azure in less than 3 minutes. You can do the whole thing from within Visual Studio – including the configuration of your Azure website. To try this…

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How To: Try Visual Studio 2015 on an Azure VM

Visual Studio 2015 was announced last month along with ASP.net vNext and whole host of other web development goodies. You can read all about it on the ASP.net vNext website: https://www.asp.net/vnext I’m lead to believe that Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 will co-exist on one machine. However, Visual Studio is fairly essential for me and having…

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Webinar Videos/Slides: Running and maintaining sites in the real world

Today I ran a webinar as part of the ‘week of webinars’ that myself and Martin Beeby are doing. Today’s session was ‘Running, improving and maintaining sites in the real world’ and it focused on deploying and optimizing your site in Azure websites. Here are some of the resources and references I mentioned in the…

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Webinar Videos/Slides: API services for both web and devices

Today I ran a webinar as part of the ‘week of webinars’ myself and Martin Beeby are doing. Today’s session was ‘API services for both web and devices’. In the session, I covered some of the underlying principles of REST API, ASP.net’s Web API and a load of demos. You can get the slides and…

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Requesty: A simple REST API testing app for Windows

I’ve just published an update to Requesty which is my very simple API testing app for Windows and Windows Phone. Request lets you send GET, POST, PUT and DELETE requests to any API uri with request headers and body, it is very handy for testing REST APIs using all the goodness of Windows apps. It has been written as…

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Web Camps: Come and learn about web development with Microsoft

Myself and Martin Beeby are running several free events in the run up to Christmas aimed at helping web developers understand how to make the most of the Microsoft web stack which includes Visual Studio, ASP.net and Azure. The events are aimed at developers, but still relatively high level so whether you’ve done a lot…

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Back in the saddle

So here we go, my first blog article for over 5 years! Much has changed in the past 5 years. I have changed role inside Microsoft and I’m no longer focused on SharePoint. I am now a ‘Technical Evangelist’ which involves talking to developers, start-ups, companies and anyone who is willing to listen about developing…

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