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Julien Corioland, Tech Lead Web & Cloud @InfiniteSquare, MVP ASP.NET / IIS

Developing a blog using ASPNET vNext, Azure Website, DocumentDB and Search services - Part 1

October 06, 2014 -

Few years ago I chose to develop my own blog instead of using a well-known blog engine like WordPress or DotNet Blog Engine, for example. Why? Because I use it as a sandbox project to test new Microsoft technologies.

Today this blog is running in a Microsoft Azure Website, using SQL Database and Azure storage and is developed with ASP.NET MVC 5. I’m currently rewriting it with ASP.NET vNext (MVC 6), Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search. In this blog post series I will describe how I use these technologies to put the new version of my blog online


Run background tasks in aspnet applications with dotnet Framework 4.5.2

May 13, 2014 -

Few days ago Microsoft has announced the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.2. This new version brings some new features and improvements to ASP.NET. It is now very easy to run some background tasks from an ASP.NET Web app, using the new HostingEnvironment API. It allows to enqueue background tasks (as simple as working with the thread pool) and avoids IIS app pools shutdown until the tracked tasks are completed.


Developping web applications with WinJS

April 05, 2014 -

As you maybe heard this week at the day 1 keynote of the //Build 2014, Microsoft has announced that WinJS is now open source and available for web applications and not only Windows / Windows Phone apps !


Renewed as Microsoft MVP ASPNET IIS for 2014

April 02, 2014 -

Yesterday I have been renewed as Microsoft MVP ASP.NET / IIS for one more year !


Using OWIN to test your web api controllers

April 01, 2014 -

During the Microsoft Techdays in Paris, I spoke with Simon Ferquel about the newest features that came with ASP.NET MVC 5 and Web API 2. A big part of our session was about OWIN that is (IMO) one of the most exciting feature that has been released.


Using Application Insights in a Windows Store application

January 28, 2014 -

Few months ago Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio Online (VSO). One of the new feature that comes with VSO is Application Insights. It allows to monitor the performances of your applications and to find out what your users are doing the most or the less in your app. This kind of information may be very useful to optimize users’ experience in your app or propose new feature, based on behavior analysis.


Using ASPNET Web API to stream Windows Azure blobs

September 06, 2013 -

Few months ago I blogged about how to use ASP.NET Web API to generate a shared access signature to upload a file from Windows Phone to the Windows Azure blob storage. It is also possible to use a Web API to return a shared access key that allows a client to download a blob, directly from the storage.


Using the new notification endpoints with Windows Azure Media Services

June 20, 2013 -

Few days ago was released a new version of the Windows Azure Media Services .NET SDK, the version 2.2.0.1 that can be downloaded via the NuGet Packages Manager Console (see http://nuget.org/packages/windowsazure.mediaservices). One of the top feature in this release is the ability to create notification endpoints to be notified when a job state change occurs !


Use the Windows Azure REST APIs to manage your subscriptions - Part 1

June 06, 2013 -

Maybe you are familiar with the Windows Azure portal that allows you to manage your hosted services, deployments, storage accounts, service bus namespaces or anything you want to do on your Azure subscription. Actually, all the operations you can perform on this portal are also available in sets of http management REST APIs. All you need to access these operations is a development platform that is able to create and send an http request with a client certificate !


Using ASPNET Web API and Windows Azure Shared Access Signature to upload block blobs from Windows Phone

May 27, 2013 -

One of the best thing when working with the Windows Azure platform is that all APIs are accessible through REST http requests. For one Windows Phone app I’m currently developing I had to upload video file in a blob container. To do that, I choose to use the shared access signatures.


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October 22, 2014 08:37

#Microsoft launches #Azure cloud in a box - http://t.co/GwTtXBEhBL

October 22, 2014 07:21

#Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open - http://t.co/IOx2506dFF

October 22, 2014 07:01

Mobile Apps for Web Developers : http://t.co/hZwoshOdYd #Cordova

October 21, 2014 07:01

Microsoft #Azure #ActiveDirectory – Part 2 (MFA) - http://t.co/D6MgZabOht

October 20, 2014 07:21

How to Disable SSL 3.0 in #Azure Websites, Roles, and Virtual Machines - http://t.co/zjCof87oRD

October 20, 2014 07:01

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October 17, 2014 21:20

Statya Nadella's talk about what's next for #Microsoft's #cloud on October 20 will be webcast live : http://t.co/leXa7TVC3k

October 17, 2014 09:54

It's also possible to use #Azure #DocumentDB in a #MobileService. Here is an how-to : http://t.co/8U4OC8srpq

October 17, 2014 08:37

Did you know you can use #Azure to send push notifications to mobile devices, including #iOS ? http://t.co/HTkDRvDBiU

October 17, 2014 07:21

#Microsoft announces #VS2013 update 4 RC with a lot of new cool stuff for #aspnet and #azure #website : http://t.co/LkJTUP6lqm, try it now !

October 17, 2014 07:01

#Azure #ActiveDirectory Part 1: An Introduction : http://t.co/5tJ6aJB5hR

October 16, 2014 07:01

Ireland closing a tax loophole that saved billions for Apple, Google, and Facebook http://t.co/RBsgqfX7SI

October 15, 2014 07:01

#Azure #MediaServices Explorer http://t.co/fgCzcadmj7

October 13, 2014 13:17

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October 11, 2014 08:15