Protocol activation is a cool feature you can add to your Windows Store apps, and allows you to make your app more useful as well as more discoverable. For a video demonstration of how easy it is to add protocol activation to your app, skip to the end of the post. Otherwise, read on…
Better still, you can influence future editions of the book by sharing your feedback. Just download the PDF, and drop Paul an email via his About Page (the email is in the about text…out of respect for his inbox, I won’t reprint it directly here) and let him know about any issues you find.
Short version…some extra traffic crashed my blog last week, thanks to my decision to use cheap shared hosting. In response, I moved my blog to Windows Azure Web Sites, where I can easily scale to meet any traffic spikes. Read on for the background, or skip to “Making the Move” for the technical details.
Cheap hosting. It lures you in with the siren song of saving lots of money. And for a while, perhaps even a long while, it may give you everything you need. But sooner or later, you find out that you get what you pay for.
So, I was doing some research trying to figure out which blogs have implemented the gadget I put together for my Community Megaphone website, so that when I have the time to rearchitect the gadget (hopefully soon, as it could definitely use a refresh), I can notify the site owners of the updated version. Anyway, as part of that process, I ran across my pre-Microsoft blog, over on weblogs.asp.net, and it turns out that I’ve been blogging for over 10 years…wow!
The bummer is, I completely missed my 10 year anniversary of blogging. So I’ll celebrate it belatedly today!
How do I know this? Often, I’ll have a browser window open in InPrivate mode when I need to use different credentials from my day-to-day browsing, such as for admin tasks on my Azure services.
Wanted to share a few posts from my fellow Microsoft Technical evangelists here in East Region, hopefully you’ll find them as interesting and useful as I did:
New Digs, Windows Azure and Orchard – Michael Cummings talks about the reasons he chose Windows Azure and Orchard CMS for his new blog. Given that I run my blog on Orchard (and just moved to Windows Azure), I thought it was interesting to compare his reasons to mine. Also interested to hear more about his idea for a Bing search module.
From Steve Maier comes The Puppy Eat, a somewhat sick and twisted casual game for Windows 8, but quite well-executed, and fun, if you don’t take it too seriously.
If you’re looking for info on Virtualization, Hybrid Cloud, or SharePoint, or if you’re an IT pro focused group in Mid-Atlantic looking for a good speaker, you should check out my IT evangelist peer Yung Chou.