Time Cockpit Blog - Rainer Stropek

Last month we added the custom report feature as a preview to time cockpit. In this month's release it has become final. Additionally we added support for custom reports in the browser client.

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Yesterday was the day - the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (GWAB) took place at > 135 locations all around the globe. We organized the Austrian GWAB in Leonding.

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Support is an important aspect when offering software as a service. We use Zendesk for managing our support work. Want to know how we are doing?

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Next weekend I will be speaker at the SQL Server and .NET Developer Conference (SNEK) in Nürnberg (Germany). One of the talks will be focused on tools for .NET developers. In this blog article I summarize what I am going to show.

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In this video I show an end-to-end example for programming with Visual Studio Online "Monaco". Monaco is currently in preview available for Windows Azure Websites. The sample uses TypeScript and AngularJS. Everything is done in the browser: Editing, compiling, package management, etc. The sample accesses an early prototype of the OData provider of time cockpit.

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Because of a training I had to do recently, I took my existing PInvoke material and brought it up to date. Here are the slides. The samples have also been refreshed and I have put them into my GitHub repo.

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At BASTA Spring 2014 I did a presentation about C# Scripting with Project Roslyn. Here you find the slides and the sample code.

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The latest version of time cockpit adds the ability to create custom reports with Microsoft's Reporting Services tools. Watch a short video about this new feature and read about the details.

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At BASTA 2014 I gave an interview about the current state of the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform (German). Here you can watch it. I would love to hear your feedback.

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At ALM Days my second talk is about unit testing with Microsoft Fakes, Stubs, and Shims. Here is the sample that I am going to use.

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Rainer Stropek

Rainer Stropek

Co-founder, architect, developer

Bio

I am co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and have been serving this role since 2008. At software architects my team and I are developing the award-winning SaaS solution time cockpit. Previously, I founded and led IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solutions based on the Microsoft technology stack.

In my work I focus on .NET development and software architecture. I have written some books and articles on C#, database development, Windows Azure, Windows 8 development, WPF, and Silverlight. Regularly I speak at conferences, do workshops and conduct trainings in Europe and the US. Since 2010 I have been MVP for Windows Azure.

I graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and hold a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).

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