Clemens Vasters.

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

    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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    Sin, Sin, Sin: How to do Simple, Webby, and Completely Insecure ASP.NET Membership Authentication and Role Authorization with WCF

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    We're all sinners. Lots of the authentication mechanisms on the Web are not even "best effort", but rather just cleartext transmissions of usernames and passwords that are easily intercepted and not secure at all. We're security sinners by using them...
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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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    Introducing the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus May 2011 CTP

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    A lot of partners and customers we talk to are telling us that they think of Service Bus as one of the key differentiators of the Windows Azure platform because it enables customers to build and interconnect applications that reflect the reality of where...
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    Reading ATAPI SMART Data from Drives using .NET; Temperature Anyone?

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    I’ll admit this is an odd topic for me to write about since my job pretty far away from that part of the world, but our PM team at MS is building a set of demos for which we need some semi-random and fun input data that doesn’t change all that rapidly...
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    TechEd Time!

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    My favorite event of the year is coming up. Time to dust off the blog and check whether it’s all still working. TechEd Europe! Yay. We’ve got news on Tuesday.
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    "Indigo is live."

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    Indigo The Windows Communication Foundation's RC1 bits are now live. RC means "Release Candidate" and our team is really, really serious about this release being as close to what we intend to ship as we can ever get. Our database view with unresolved...
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    Service Bus May 2011 CTP Resources

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    Here’s a (incomplete) snapshot of what’s out there in terms of material for the new Service Bus CTP: First read the release notes where we provide a summary of what’s new and what changed and also point out some areas of caution on parallel installs...
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    Audio clips recorded on the road

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    I’ve been starting to use Cinchcast to post little audio clips that I record while driving from and to work about things that come up with regards to Service Bus on the forums or on Twitter or elsewhere. The RSS feed is at http://www.cinchcast.com/clemensv...
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    A Bit Of Service Bus NetTcpRelayBinding Latency Math

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    From: John Doe Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:10 AM To: Clemens Vasters Subject: What is the average network latency for the AppFabric Service Bus scenario? Importance: High Hi Clemens, A rough ballpark range in milliseconds per call will do. This...
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    6 Talks Later

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    I've had the privilege to share the TechEd stage with Steve Swartz this year at Barcelona. Our 6 talks on the Connected Systems story and the themes that will be motivating our work for the next 3-4 years were great fun to do and were very well received...
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    BizTalk Services "R11" CTP Comes with a Surprise

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    A flock of pigs has been doing aerobatics high up over Microsoft Campus in Redmond in the past three weeks. Neither City of Redmond nor Microsoft spokespeople returned calls requesting comments in time for this article. An Microsoft worker who requested...
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    Get Chad

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    If you are looking for a brilliant speaker for a conference, consider Chad Hower . As you might know, I make very few endorsements of that sort. Chad has been touring the Middle-East and Africa region for Microsoft in the past several years and spoke...
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    Cloud Architecture: The Scheduler-Agent-Supervisor Pattern

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    As our team was starting to transform our parts of the Azure Services Platform from a CTP ‘labs’ service exploring features into a full-on commercial service, it started to dawn on us that we had set ourselves up for writing a bunch of ‘enterprise apps...
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    The Magical Input Queue Of T (aka InputQueue<T>)

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    This post explains an essential class for asynchronous programming that lurks in the depths of the WCF samples: InputQueue<T>. If you need to write efficient server-side apps, you should consider reading through this and add InputQueue<T>...
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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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    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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    WCF Schema Validation with Message Inspectors

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    There are a lot of blog entries that I'd write if they weren't already written. Stupid statement. No, really. One of the great qualities of the documentation that we built for WCF and WF and CardSpace is that it's completely legible and understandable...
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    Live at MIX: WCF and the Web (and Steve Maine, and Don Box)

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    We love WS-* as much as we do love Web-Style services. I say "Web-style", full knowing that the buzzterm is REST. Since REST is an architectural style and not an implementation technology, it makes sense to make a distinction and, also, claiming complete...
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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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    .NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers and Queues - Part 1: Fundamentals

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    In the March 2009 CTP of the .NET Service Bus we’ve added two significant new capabilities, Routers and Queues, that also signal a change of how we’ve thinking about the Service Bus namespace, its capabilities and the road ahead. Before the M5 release...
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    I'm running Vista.

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    I'm running Vista since Sunday. Surprised? I mean, are you surprised that I haven't been running Vista for the last several months already? Realistically, given I am one of a very small group of members of the greater Indigo team who telecommute across...
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    Autonomy isn't Autonomy - and a few words about Caching.

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    A question that is raised quite often in the context of “SOA” is that of how to deal with data. Specifically, people are increasingly interested in (and concerned about) appropriate caching strategies. What I see described in that context is often motivated...
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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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    LiveID + CardSpace

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    Check this out .
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