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TechEd India Data: Exposing Azure Mobile Services through Web API
For those who attended my session at TechEd India 2013, one of the topics I presented was, on Azure Mobile Services. I also presented on new enhancements to ASP.NET with the Visual Studio 2012 Fall Update. As a mixture of both the sessions, I mentioned about building a Web API feed for Tech Ed Data that could be consumed through Azure Mobile Services. If you are new to Azure Mobile Services, you can read up about from Azure Mobile Services is best ......

Posted On Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:58 PM | Comments (5)

FTP Publishing with the new Windows Azure Release
There is a good chance you might have stumbled upon the new Windows Azure Release that we made on June 6th. Scott Guthrie’s Post quite summarizes the overall new features. One of my favorite features is the Windows Azure Websites and the ability to do publish files to Azure using your FTP Client. Windows Azure Websites offers low cost (free upto 10 websites) web hosting where you can deploy any website that can run on IIS 7.0, quickly. The earlier releases of Azure SDKs and the Azure platform support ......

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2012 10:09 PM | Comments (55)

TechEd India 2010 - my first session on developing an IPL Portal using Visual Studio 2010

Posted On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 1:34 AM | Comments (34)

Moving your ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure – Part II
In the previous post I had described the steps to secure your Windows Azure tokens and get the necessary Visual Studio templates as well as making your web application Azure ready by adding the cloud project and building against it. Once you have tested the Development Fabric, the instances as well as the application, the next step would be to publish it to the Windows Azure platform. Select the “CloudService1” project that you added to the solution, right click and select “Publish” Once you click ......

Posted On Saturday, December 19, 2009 8:47 AM | Comments (312)

Moving your ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure – Part I
Earlier I had written 2 posts – Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET GridView Part I and Part II . I thought, I will complete the series with a post on moving your ASP.NET Application as well to Windows Azure making it a truly cloud based application. Before we start, there are a bunch of things that you would need to do. First and foremost, you would need a Token for Windows Azure. You can request for a free token for Windows Azure from here after providing your ......

Posted On Friday, December 18, 2009 1:48 AM | Comments (199)

Using WCF RIA Services without Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010 for building 3 tier ASP.NET Applications
I have been playing with the WCF RIA Services (erstwhile .NET RIA Services) for sometime and found that most of the samples out there focus on Silverlight based applications. While the new WCF RIA Services preview for VS 2010 is awesome in terms of its Silverlight integration, I also wanted to test out on building plain vanilla ASP.NET Applications and using the power of WCF RIA Services to build a middle tier for the same. Ok, to begin with, I already had Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 installed and ......

Posted On Monday, December 14, 2009 8:09 AM | Comments (265)

What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 – Part II – Routing in Webforms
When I wrote the first post in this series, there was tremendous amount of interest generated and also a lot of feedback requesting to post some of the advanced features. Like I said earlier, ASP.NET 4.0 has lots of new features some of them as simple as Page.Title whereas so as big as caching improvements. This post covers one such feature which is Routing in Webforms. Although Routing was available even in .NET 3.5 SP1, (check this excellent post by Phil Haack on implementing Routing in ASP.NET ......

Posted On Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:21 AM | Comments (21)

ASP.NET 4.0 QueryExtender, AutoCompleteExtender and UpdatePanel – mashing it up all
(this is a repost since the initial post had a few issues that couldn’t be corrected) I am playing with the ASP.NET 4.0 QueryExtender released as a part of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. It provides endless opportunities for working with data without writing much code and when you combine it with a few Ajax features, gives a truly great user experience with very less effort. To begin with you need the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1. You can install both from ......

Posted On Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:56 AM | Comments (15)

Single Page Application and why is it becoming more and more popular
One of the key trends becoming more and more popular is the Single Page Application Framework and building applications that behave as native applications running on the machine. SPA’s have been tried and tested for a while now and with libraries like Knockout.js, Backbone.js becoming more and more capable, it becomes feasible to create SPA’s. What is an SPA? I can describe in length but falling in line with DRY principle, here is the Wiki Link ......

Posted On Friday, April 20, 2012 12:14 AM | Comments (42)

Building a Northwind Single Page Application using ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta - Part 2
This post is in continuation with my earlier post, so you may want to read that first before continuing. Once I removed all the TasksController files and the TodoItem, I chose the Models folder, right click and “Add New Item” and searched for “ADO.NET Entity Model” and added it to the folder. It allowed me to connect to the Northwind database through “Generate from database” and I selected just three tables “Products”, “Categories” and “Suppliers” table for simplicity. At the end of the wizard, we ......

Posted On Saturday, February 25, 2012 6:53 PM | Comments (43)

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