API Management

It is for vendors of products very difficult to make mobile applications for every possible mobile platform. Of course by preparing and making a good responsive mobile website available will enhance your reach. Not getting the most out of the mobile devices is the downside of a mobile website. Because of this vendors make their back-office via API’s available to the world. As a vendor you want earn some money on the usage of your API. This means you need a Developer portal where you can divide developers in groups, generate help pages, provide demo/example code, monitoring of the usage, … Continue reading API Management

Azure Webjobs

During the past Dutch Microsoft Techdays 2014 I did a session about Azure Cloud Services. A recording (in Dutch) can be found on Channel 9. In the beginning of Azure, Cloud services were the “way to go”. Cloud Services is a very powerful concept, but it had some small cons. Existing applications could not moved to the Cloud via a Lift and Shift method. Mostly because the application wasn’t well designed itself. Most applications were not pure stateless, a-synchronic in base and most applications were not able to run in concurrent identical instances. In the past years the Azure platform … Continue reading Azure Webjobs

Macro in Excel not working after update

I am using an Excel 2013 sheet to create invoices. It is powered by macro’s a lot. After the latest Office updates the Excel sheet did not work like it use to. It reported unclear errors. After some searching on the internet I found the solution to this situation. Just search for file MSForms.exd, which shall be located in temporary folder C:\Users\user.name\AppData\Local\Temp\Excel8.0\ and delete MSForms.exd. The file will be rebuild during the next Excel 2013 launch, and all VBA macros will work. It worked and so did my Invoice sheet.

ConnectionStrings / AppSettings Azure

During my actions to understand Azure webjobs I stumbled upon this nice feature. A Webjob is deployed with an Azure website. With a Webjob there belongs a dashboard for logging and details on processing. After I deployed my Webjob on this Dashboard I saw errors and warnings. Although my Webjob was running according to the status.   As the error/warning told, I had to add the Connectionstring to the connectionstrings part on the configure part of an Azure website. That cleared the error/warning. First thought was now I have to configure the Connectionstring on two places. Once on the portal … Continue reading ConnectionStrings / AppSettings Azure