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
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
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.
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