Pie in the Sky (December 6th, 2013)

Here is a summary of the links I’ve found interesting this week. Cloud Windows Azure is going to Brazil Or rather adding Brazil as a region (data center) sometime in early 2014. JSON support for Windows Azure Tables: YaaaaaaaaynoXMLpayload! Also some other stuff like CORS. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/11/27/windows-azure-storage-release-introducing-cors-json-minute-metrics-and-more.aspx for more information on these changes. Working with…


Pie in the Sky (November 22nd, 2013)

I’ll be on vacation next week for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, so no blog post next Friday. Here’s some links from this week. Mobile\client Mobile Services team blog: The Windows Azure Mobile Services team has their own blog now. Just an introductory post for now, but probably a safe bet to add…


Pie in the Sky (November 15, 2013)

Looks like its time for cold and flu season to kick in; woke up with a stuffy head this morning. Good thing I had nothing planned for the weekend! Here’s some interesting links for your weekend reading. Cloud Introduction to WebSockets on Windows Azure Web Sites: Yes, websockets are on azure web sites now. WordPress…


Pie in the Sky (November 8th, 2013)

Here are some interesting links for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure Import/Export service preview: Because the bandwidth of a FedEx truck is pretty awesome. Oh, there’s some other Azure announcements there as well. SQL Server Support blog: The SQL Server Support blog is currently running a series of posts based on customer questions about…


Using WebSockets with Windows Azure Web Sites

If you missed the announcement the other day, WebSockets are now supported in Windows Azure Web Sites. This means you can now use things like Socket.io from web sites instead of having to use a Cloud Service worker role. To get this working Create a an application that uses WebSockets using a language that works…


Pie in the Sky (November 1, 2013)

Today is the first day that’s really felt like Autumn here; leaves finally changed color and it’s been rainy most of the day. Good reading (or sleeping) weather. Here’s a list of links for your Friday reading: Cloud Partitioned Service Bus queues and topics: This is nice if you’re using Azure Service Bus for messaging….


Pie in the Sky (October 25, 2013)

My reading plan for this weekend is mostly going to be learning Elixir (or continuing to learn it,) and some of Anton Chekhov’s works. Here’s is a less focused, and more technical list for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure SDK 2.2, backup, and Hyper-V Recover Manager: Lots of stuff in the Windows Azure space…


Pie in the Sky (October 11th, 2013)

It’s been a busy week, with little time for reading about new things. But I do have some mobile and client related links for your weekend reading pleasure:  Client/mobile JSIL: Compile .NET code into JavaScript. XYZ to JavaScript compilers have been popular recently. Source: A front-end documentation engine. Draggable mobile app showcase: Neat scroll effect that works with…


Pie in the Sky (October 4th, 2013)

I’ve decided, this weekend I learn functional programming. Picked up a book on Functional JavaScript and also loaded Elixir so we’ll see how that goes. But before I get to that challenge, here are the links for this week: Cloud Cloud service fundamentals – caching basics: Learn more about the caching on Windows Azure. Mobile/Client…


Pie in the Sky (September 27th, 2013)

Happy Friday! Here’s some reading for the weekend. Cloud Windows Azure multi-factor authentication: If you need multi-factor authentication, it’s now generally available (GA, released, whatever.) Deploy pre-configured Oracle VMs on Windows Azure: If you need Oracle in the cloud. Mobile/Client Getting started with flat UI design: An explanation of flat UI and some useful resources….