Archives / 2012 / April
  • Windows 8 and ASP.NET Web API - Part 1 - Getting Started

    Many of the key Windows 8 Metro Style application features either require or can greatly benefit from a connection to online services. ASP.NET Web API is a great fit for these services, as it's tightly focused around providing HTTP services to applications. I'm starting a series that will look at how to leverage ASP.NET Web API services from Windows 8 applications.

  • I've joined the Windows Azure technical evangelist team

    I've been at Microsoft for a little over two years now, working in groups that focused primarily on publishing online content for developers. In addition to the obvious things, there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes in creating and maintaining content  - maintaining and improving existing content, planning content for unreleased platforms and products, handling dozens of spoken languages and several programming languages, etc. It's been a pleasure working with some real professionals. I've also enjoyed working in a small but dynamic group that's focused on the developer community. During that time I had two excellent bosses, Scott Hanselman and Pete Brown. Both really made it fun to show up to work every day. Well, I work from home, but still.