Henrik's Blog

Henrik works at Microsoft building software for the Web. You can also find me on twitter -- my twitter handle is @frystyk.

ASP.NET WebHooks V1 RTM was announced a little while back. WebHooks provide a simple pub/sub model...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 01/14/2017

We just added a couple of new features in ASP.NET WebHooks that make it easier to build some nice...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/15/2016

Azure WebJobs is a great way for running any kind of script or executable as a background process in...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 01/31/2016

Posted New Year Updates to ASP.NET WebHooks Preview about the latest update of ASP.NET WebHooks. It...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 12/31/2015

Sharing Windows 10 Store Apps with your Family

This is not a typical blog subject of mine, but after having gone through it myself, I thought it...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 12/25/2015

Posted the blog Using ASP.NET WebHooks with IFTTT and Zapier to Monitor Twitter and Google Sheets...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 11/21/2015

Posted the blog Updates to Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview describing Beta4 of ASP.NET WebHooks...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 11/08/2015

Receive WebHooks from Azure Alerts and Kudu (Azure Web App Deployment)

Posted a new blog on receiving WebHooks from Azure Alerts and Kudu (Azure Web App Deployment) and...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 10/05/2015

In the blog Integrating with Instagram using ASP.NET WebHooks Preview we describe how to integrate...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/21/2015

In the blog Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview, we gave an overview of how to work with...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/15/2015

In the blog Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview, we gave an overview of how to work with...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/08/2015

In the blog Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview, we gave an overview of how to work with...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/06/2015

Posted a blog on the WebDev blog announcing Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview as a new addition to...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/04/2015

Just posted the blog Azure Mobile Services .NET Updates describing new features now available for...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 07/28/2014

Posted the blog Fresh Updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET on the Azure Mobile Services Team Blog...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 06/07/2014

Posted the blog Real-time with ASP.NET SignalR and Azure Mobile .NET Backend on the Azure Mobile...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 06/02/2014

Posted the blog Autofac and Azure Mobile Services .NET Backend on the Azure Mobile Services Team...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/19/2014

Posted the blog Push Notifications Using Notification Hub and .NET Backend on the Azure Mobile...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/08/2014

Azure Mobile Services and .NET

It’s great to be back blogging! We’ll be posting a bunch of blogs about Azure Mobile Services and in...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 03/14/2014

Posted the blog ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Byte Range Support on the .NET Web Development and Tools...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 11/23/2012

Posted the blog An ASP.NET Open Source How-To Decoder Ring on the .NET Web Development and Tools...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 09/19/2012

Posted the blog Getting Symbols and Source with ASP.NET Nightly NuGet Packages on the .NET Web...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/30/2012

Posted the blog List of ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient Samples on the .NET Web Development and Tools...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/26/2012

Getting Started With ASP.NET Web Stack Source on CodePlex

Note: Updated instructions to target Visual Studio 2012. While you can still use Visual Studio 2010...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/17/2012

ASP.NET Web API Released and a Preview of What’s Next

Today we announced the release of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 which of course includes ASP.NET...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/15/2012

ASP.NET Web API Samples on Codeplex

Here’s how to get up and running with the ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient samples that you can find...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/15/2012

HttpClient, HttpClientHandler, and WebRequestHandler Explained

In two previous blogs I describe how to use HttpClient as well as how to use the HttpMessageHandler...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 08/07/2012

Performance Implications of Bundling and Minification on Web Browsing

In this blog we analyze the impact of bundling, minification, compression, and pipelining on HTTP...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 06/16/2012

ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages RC NuGet Packages

The official ASP.NET Web Stack RC NuGet packages are now available on NuGet. If you are new to NuGet...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 06/01/2012

Using Nightly ASP.NET Web Stack NuGet Packages with Visual Studio 2012

Note: this blog uses Visual Studio 2012 but the instructions for VS 2010 are the same. This blog...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 05/31/2012

ASP.NET Web API Updates – May 14

We have been on a roll with respect to changes over the last few weeks – here’s some of the...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 05/13/2012

ASP.NET Web API Updates – May 3

Some interesting updates were checked in over the last week. As in the previous update this is a...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 05/03/2012

Using Nightly ASP.NET Web Stack NuGet Packages

Note: This blog has been superseded by this one – the instructions for Visual Studio 2012 and 2010...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/29/2012

ASP.NET Web API Updates – April 27

Here’s a few more updates coming your way in ASP.NET Web API. As in the previous update the code has...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/26/2012

Recent ASP.NET Web API Updates – April 24

Here’s a few updates coming your way in ASP.NET Web API. The code has been checked into our CodePlex...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/23/2012

ASP.NET Web API Content Negotiation and Accept-Charset

There are several good blogs on content negotiation in ASP.NET Web API (see for example ASP.NET Web...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/22/2012

Contributing to ASP.NET Web Stack Source on CodePlex

In the blog Getting Started With ASP.NET Web Stack Source on CodePlex we describe how to set up a...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/10/2012

Async Mashups using ASP.NET Web API

This blog shows an example of how to build an ASP.NET Web API ApiController that asynchronously...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 03/03/2012

Asynchronous File Upload using ASP.NET Web API

HTML Form File upload (defined in RFC 1867) is a classic mechanism for uploading content to a Web...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 03/01/2012

Async Streaming in ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET Web API supports asynchronous actions using the new Task-based programming model introduced...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/24/2012

Using ASP.NET Web API with ASP.NET Web Forms

Several of the ASP.NET Web API tutorials (see for example “Your First ASP.NET Web API”) show how you...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/23/2012

ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient Available on NuGet

If you don’t need the full ASP.NET MVC 4 installer with project and item templates for Visual Studio...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/20/2012

Using MongoDB with ASP.NET Web API

MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database that makes it a great backend for Web APIs which lend themselves...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/18/2012

Using JSON.NET with ASP.NET Web API

Json.Net is a popular framework for working with JSON. In particular, it has a bunch of features...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/17/2012

HttpClient: Downloading to a Local File

Downloading content to a local file is a common thing to do. The current version of HttpClient...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/17/2012

Push and Pull Streams using HttpClient

One of the common discussions to have around network APIs is whether streams should be push or pull....

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/16/2012

Extending HttpClient with OAuth to Access Twitter

Many popular Web APIs such as the twitter API use some form of OAuth for authentication. HttpClient...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/16/2012

HttpClient is Here!

HttpClient is a modern HTTP client for .NET. It provides a flexible and extensible API for accessing...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 02/16/2012