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Thank you for visiting my web site. I specialise in architecture, design and development of web, cloud and mobile solutions on the Microsoft platform.
My most recent blog posts
As my Surface didn't arrive on launch day, I had nothing better to do on a Friday night so here’s a blog post on Azure configuration settings. Prior to Azure, web.config was the place ASP.NET devs would store settings. However, as you should consider web.config read-only in Azure, y... More...
Here's a simple Powershell script I wrote to re-install the Nuget packages that are associated with the current Visual Studio solution. In case you're wondering why you might want to do this, I often create backups of code that I'm working on. I deliberately exclude the "packages" folder ... More...
Did you know that, by default, IIS will shutdown your site upon the following events?a) After being idle for 20 minutes.b) Every 29 hours (due to recycling). The first vistor to your site after one of these events will encounter a poor user experience (slow response) whilst a new IIS app pool is ini... More...
24 May 2013
Free ebook on building Windows 8 apps http://t.co/FMs1slZFyH
21 May 2013
Azure data centres are coming to Australia! :) http://t.co/B7LYYMZb0k
16 May 2013
Interesting option, Xamarin, for building multi-platform (iOS, Android, etc) apps with C# http://t.co/DiFgp925UD
18 Apr 2013
Handy link if you need SSL setup on your local dev environment. http://t.co/tycLr0dpst
31 Oct 2012
Missed out free Surface RT & Nokia Win Phone 8 @ Build 2012 (as I did)? At least we can watch the webcasts for free! http://t.co/4yDCP0Wb
27 Oct 2012
Helpful article explaining how to determine if your PC will support Hyper-V in Windows 8. http://t.co/Covcw9L2
26 Oct 2012
New blog post on Azure cloud service config settings http://t.co/zIMkX3Wo
26 Oct 2012
Reminder: Azure blob store URLs are case sensitive so make sure your HTML references are the same case!
24 Jul 2012
Pleased the "Tango" Windows Phone update including "Internet Sharing" is finally available for my Nokia Lumia 800 on Telstra. :)
19 Jun 2012
I want one. Microsoft #Surface. http://t.co/LTJ8Fyn6
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