Clemens Vasters.

Tales from the land of cloud computing. From, well, how shall I say - up here?
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  • Clemens Vasters.

    Internet Service Bus

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    "ESB" (for "Enterprise Service Bus") is an acronym floating around in the SOA/BPM space for quite a while now. The notion is that you have a set of shared services in an enterprise that act as a shared foundation for discovering, connecting and federating...
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    .NET Services March 2009 CTP: Host a Public Website At The Kitchen Table or from a Coffee Shop! No Kidding.

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    .NET Service Bus Reverse Web Proxy: Click here to download the source Using the application/service built from the sample linked at the top of this post you can host a publicly discoverable and accessible website or Web service from your Windows...
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    Announcing the Microsoft Code-Name "BizTalk Services" R12 Release

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    We’re thrilled to announce that the BizTalk Services “R12” Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for general use. “BizTalk Services” is the code-name for a platform-in-the-cloud offering from Microsoft. Currently in active development...
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    Code-Name WinFX vs .NET Framework 3.0

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    I was sad when "Indigo" and "Avalon" went away. It'd be great if we'd have a pool of cool legal-approved code-names for which we own the trademark rights and which we could stick to. Think Delphi or Safari. "Indigo" was cool insofar as it was very handy...
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    One step at a time...

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    Moving here kept and still keeps me busier than I thought it would. And the sea container with our personal stuff (furniture etc) hasn't even arrived, yet. While my job role here at Microsoft didn't formally change between when I was working from home...
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    The System-Defined Bindings in WCF: Nicholas Allen explains it all

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    My PM colleague Nicholas Allen is certainly on my list for "best blogging newcomer of 2006". He started in February, got hooked, and I am not sure whether he actually did leave the keyboard since then. Nicholas just started a blog series that explains...
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    XML-RPC with WCF

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    UPDATE: The code has been updated. Ignore this post and go here . I'm writing lots of code lately. I've rejoined the dasBlog community and I'm busy writing a prototype for the .NET Framework 3.5 version of dasBlog (we just released the 2.0 version...
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    Achieving Transactional Behavior with Messaging

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    Elastic and dynamic multitenant cloud environments have characteristics that make traditional failure management mechanisms using coordinated 2-phase transactions a suboptimal choice. The common 2-phase commit protocols depend on a number of parties enlisted...
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    In search of: Lightweight secure tunnel protocol for use between well-known peers

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    I have an immediate job opening for an open standard or multivendor transport layer security protocol that does NOT rely on or tie into PKI and especially doesn’t require the exchange of X.509 certificates for an initial handshake, supports...
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    Utopia ESB

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    The basic idea of the Enterprise Service Bus paints a wonderful picture of a harmonious coexistence, integration, and collaboration of software services. Services for a particular general cause are built or procured once and reused across the Enterprise...
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    Internet of Things or Thing on the Internet?

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    Terminology that loosely ring-fences a group of related technologies is often very helpful in engineering discussions – until the hype machine gets a hold of them. “Cloud” is a fairly obvious victim of this. Initially conceived to describe large-scale...
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    .NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers And Queues - Part 3: The REST Queue Protocol

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    [If this text looks vaguely familiar you’ve read the HttpQueueSample Readme doc from the SDK. Good job!] Here is the Service Bus Queue REST protocol. I apologize if this is a bit dry, but I want to give you the bare protocol facts first and will follow...
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    XML-RPC with WCF (Updated)

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    XML-RPC for WCF Download here I had updated my WCF XML-RPC stack for PDC’08 but never got around to post it (either too busy or too lazy when not busy). The updated source code is attached to this post. Contrary to the code that I’ve posted a...
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    So how much faster is it really and is it? WCF performance in comparison.

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    We just published a great whitepaper written by our WCF/WF Performance PM Saurabh Gupta on the relative performance of WCF compared to ASMX, WSE, Enterprise Services, and Remoting. This is material for your favorites folder. The summary says: To...
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    Good Morning. It's 2008 and I have a new job.

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    2007 I've posted some 30 entries on my blog. That's what some of the "Whoa, listen to me, I am so awesome!" blogging crowd of today typically does in a day or two. 2008 promises to be so interesting that it would be a shame not to be blogging, and hence...
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    XML is the assembly language of Web 2.0

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    I've been quoted as to have said so at TechEd and I'll happily repeat it: "XML is the assembly language of Web 2.0", even though some (and likely some more) disagree. James Speer writes " Besides, Assembly Language is hard, XML isn’t." , which I have...
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    Webcast Today....

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    In the ongoing MSDN Architecture Webcast Series with broad coverage of all things WCF (see the "Next Generation: .NET Framework 3.0 and Vista" section for archived and upcoming content), I am on today (8AM PST, 11AM EST, 17:00 CET), live from my kitchen...
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    One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

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    We moved. For the most part. Sabine and I now live in a temporary housing location that Microsoft set us up in while we wait for practically everything we own except for the 5 suitcases that we brought along with us a week ago. One half of the rest are...
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    MSDN TV: WCF Bindings.

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    [Note to self: Schedule the video taping session early in a bound-to-be-stressful week, not 2 hours before you need to leave for the airport on Friday.] MSDN TV has a new episode featuring yours truly speaking about WCF bindings (and what they cause...
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    Want to Learn WCF? Training Courses for Early Adopters.

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    You are looking for in-depth Windows Communication Foundation training? Below is a list of training offerings (in no particular order), which are available either on-site or at central locations. Instructors and consultants from many specialized training...
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    Services and the Business/IT Gap

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    Recently, a gentleman from Switzerland wrote me an email after attending the “WinFX Tour” presentations in Zurich. He is a business consultant advising corporations on the IT strategy and an IT industry veteran with his first programming work dating as...
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    SOA and Business Process Conference 2007

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    You are in North America and not in Europe ? You want more content than what fits into a track at TechEd? No problem! Just come to the SOA and Business Process Conference that we're running October 29 - November 2 at the Microsoft Conference Center...
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    .NET Services: MSDN Developer Center

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    The MSDN Developer Center for .NET Services is the first stop to go to for technical information on the Service Bus, the Access Control Service and the Workflow Service. There quite a bit of documentation for ���my” feature area, the .NET Service Bus...
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    The Service Bus Bindings and WAS/IIS

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    [Update 2010-08-25: Wade Wegner now shows a solution on his blog ] We’ve been getting some questions along the lines of “I am hosting a service as xyz.svc in IIS and have changed the config to use on of the Service Bus bindings , but the service never...
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    .NET Services March 2009 CTP - "Milestone 5"

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    Our deployment team reports that they’re done with the last touches on our new release, that the servers are happily humming with the new bits, and that the new SDK is posted. The .NET Services Developer Center has been updated as well. You can get the...
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