A very Happy New 2018!

2 01 2018


to all readers of my Blog! Smile



This sounds cool!

12 12 2017

Quantum Computing

Get ready  for the next step: https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/2017/12/11/future-quantum-microsoft-releases-free-preview-quantum-development-kit

Renewed as Microsoft RD!

5 04 2017

I am very happy to announce that I was just renewed as a Microsoft Regional Director for the next two years.




The Regional Director Program provides Microsoft leaders with the customer insights and real-world voices it needs to continue empowering developers and IT professionals with the world’s most innovative and impactful tools, services, and solutions.
You will typically find Regional Directors keynoting at top industry events, leading community groups and local initiatives, running technology-focused companies, or consulting on and implementing the latest breakthrough within a multinational corporation.

Very happy to be part of this unique group of exceptional people!

Open-mouthed smile


Searching for identity – Azure B2C

30 03 2017

Building systems in the Cloud efficiently means to be smart and use the building blocks offered. One literally have everything, e.g. in Azure, to rebuild your on-premise data center. However it would not be a winner to do this….


rorc regatta

Instead, be a fast mover and leverage provided  building blocks to your advantage. Identity Management is a good example, you can roll your own in your solution or turn AAD B2C offering great value at limited costs (https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/services/active-directory-b2c/). And talking about speed, just grab it and use it, nothing can be developed faster.


Implement Search in your Cloud solution – the smart way

16 02 2017

Quite often apps and web applications need a way to search through content.
To implement this on your own, can be a quite demanding task, especially, if you want to offer your customers standards, such as Lucene search language, search preview, geospatial search, etc., which people are used from large search engines like Google and Bing!

In Azure there is help to achieve this, called, guess what, Azure Search, which is a highly capable search engine at your disposal.
Hook in data sources such as Document DB or Azure Storage and you are fine to go.




This is a highly efficient way not to waste precious development time on commodity tasks, but to focus on the distinguishing features of your solution.

Btw., did I tell you about Azure QnA bot? Not? Let’s talk about it in my next post. Winking smile



Happy New 2017!

2 01 2017

Stegen at Ammersee


to all readers of my blog!

Have a great year and stay tuned!

There is a lot of interesting stuff on Cloud, software architectures and devices just lying ahead of us.

This is going to be great fun!


Alexander Smile

.NET is back!

16 11 2016

After years of being not so in focus as a development platform and sometimes even put into the legacy drawer, .NET in its  appearance as .NET Core seems to have more than a bright future now!

Light bulb on green background

Microsoft just revealed at its Connect() event in New York that Samsung is going to support .NET Core on Tizen, the companies OS for electronic devices (watches, TVs, IOT, etc.) and Google also joins the party in the name of dotnet foundation (http://dotnetfoundation.org/blog/google-join-tsg).

This is huge, this is awesome, because all of a sudden .NET is back as true a cross-device development platform incorporating all the good stuff Xamarin brought into the company. Not only this, .NET Core is different than .NET, because it is Open Source and has a strong community backing, with over 60% of recent contributions made by 3rd party developers.

The “new Microsoft” does not stop surprising and innovating. 




I am looking forward, to see more!
With sails set in this direction, this can be just the beginning.