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  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 30th, 2014)

    Not a lot of links this week, but some good ones. Cloud Moving to Microsoft Azure : The experience of moving a blog to Azure. Client/Mobile Xamarin 3 : Now with 100% more iOS designer. Arstechnica already has a review up for this version. Xamarin forms : Forms that are...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (April 11th, 2014)

    It's been a pretty busy week, what with security vulnerabilities among other things. Here's a few links (including a few on security vulnerabilities,) for your weekend reading. Cloud Azure and heartbleed : Mostly unaffected. Except the real world is more complex than that. Azure escapes unscathed...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 7th, 2014)

    It's been a little busy this week, so only a few links. Some good ones in here though. Client/Mobile RubyMotion - Under the hood : A couple nice utilities for RubyMotion projects. Dealing with color schemes in Sass : Using Sass to handle color schemes for your site. 12 best...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (February 14th, 2014)

    Here are some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Source control credentials issue & fix : Looks like there's an issue with the Mobile Services source control preview feature. What's new in Azure Mobile Services : A couple of useful changes here. Oh, and the client SDK was...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 31st, 2014)

    This is a client & mobile heavy week, though there's some cloud, Node, PHP, and Ruby goodness in there. Cloud MS Open Tech releases open source Microsoft cloud server chassis manager software : This was released at the same time the Microsoft Cloud Server specification was contributed...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 24th, 2014)

    Last year this time, I had wildflowers in the yard. This year, it's barely above freezing. I'm fine with the cold, I just wish it would snow a bit. :) Here are some links for your weekend reading, whether you are snowed in or just avoiding the cold. Cloud Introducing Windows Azure Webjobs...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 17th, 2014)

    Was a bit of a quiet week, but I found a few interesting links. A bunch of stuff happened in the Windows Azure space at least. Cloud Changes to getIdentities() : Some changes to Windows Azure Mobile Services to make getIdentities async. Announcing PCI DSS compliance and a bunch of...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (September 20, 2013)

    Almost forgot the Friday post again, but caught it on Saturday. Setting an alarm for Friday afternoon going forward so I remember to post what I've written up. :) Cloud Windows Azure fully supported by Juju : Juju is an Ubuntu thing for building and deploying interconnected services. Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (August 23, 2013)

    Busy week at work, working on some new projects. Here's a few links for your Friday reading. Cloud Zud.io : Browser-based access to Windows Azure Storage. Mobile/Client Device.js : Makes it easy to write conditional CSS and JavaScript based on device operating system, orientation...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (July 26th, 2012)

    Happy almost-forgot-to-post Friday! Here's a list of links for your weekend reading: Cloud A comparative analysis of 5 large cloud IaaS providers : Comparisions of IaaS performance. Mobile PhoneGap 3.0 released : For all the mobile developers. Yeoman and Phonegap/Cordova...
  • Blog Post: Custom logging with Windows Azure web sites

    One of the features of Windows Azure Web Sites is the ability to stream logging information to the console on your development box. Both the Command-Line Tools and PowerShell bits for Windows Azure support this using the following commands: Command-Line Tools azure site log tail PowerShell ...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 21, 2013)

    It's officially the first day of summer today, and next week is BUILD. It looks like I'm not going this year, but I'll be watching for news items next week. Speaking of news items, here's this weeks links: Node.js Node v0.10.12 released : Another week, another Node.js release. ...
  • Blog Post: [Cross Post] PHP 5.5.0 for Windows Released!

    This post is also available on blog.syntaxc4.net . Today is an exciting day as we welcome the availability of PHP 5.5.0 [ Release Announcement] . The team here at Microsoft has been busy preparing PHP 5.5.0 for Windows which has a number of updates which I will cover in this post. IMPORTANT...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 14, 2013)

    Busy week, which it usually is when there are things like BUILD coming up. Hopefully having BUILD in the spring means that the fall will be quieter than it has been in the past, but only time will tell. Speaking of time, take some time out this weekend and check out some of the links below: Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 31, 2013)

    It looks like it is going to be super hot this weekend, and the fabled Southern US humidity is starting to kick in too. Might be time to go visit my friends in the mountains! :) Hopefully you are staying cool wherever you are, and have some time to relax and enjoy this weeks links: Cloud Code...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (April 19, 2013)

    Quite a few links this week for your weekend reading: Node Unix philosophy and Node.js : A brief discussion of the Unix philosophy and how it relates to Node.js. AngularJS: Let’s make a feed reader : With Google Reader shutting down, it’s all the rage to build feed readers. ...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 29, 2013)

    Happy Friday! Almost the end of March - was it just me or did this month fly past? Hopefully the weekend doesn't fly past! Here's some links for your weekend reading: Node.js Node v0.10.2 : Another week, another Node.js release. How to Create a Basic Chat with Node.js : Chat application...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 22, 2013)

    So that sneezing I mentioned last Friday? Turns out that wasn't allergies! I'm mostly recovered at this point though, so this weekend should be more enjoyable. Here's some links for your weekend reading: Node Node v0.10.1 is out : Another week, another Node.js release. Iwebpp.io : Ever...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 8, 2013)

    It's almost the weekend, so here's some links for your Friday reading: Cloud Windows Azure Mobile Services adds Android support and extends availability to East Asia : There’s a new Mobile Services SDK for Android developers, and the service is available in new regions now. Node...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (February 8, 2013)

    It's Friday, time for some links. Here's a mix of Ruby, Node, JavaScript and client-side programming for your weekend reading. Node v0.8.19 (stable) : Another week, another Node release. Ruby 1.9.3-p385 : New release for Ruby. Includes a fix for an RDoc vulnerability. jQuery 1.9.1 : A new...
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