Eugenio Pace

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About Eugenio Pace - Software as a Service Architecture Guidance

Welcome to my blog. I work in the Software and Services group in Microsoft Architecture Strategy team. Our goal is to develop architecture guidance to help ISVs, Hosters and Companies, build, run and consume software delivered as a service. 

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    IDisposable

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    Bill Wagner's article on IDisposable is interesting. From all objects that implement this interface, my favorite is always database access objects (like SqlConnection). For a long time, I've been discussing with our brilliant architect Ed Jezierski about...
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    Good Article on Updater

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    http://www.theserverside.net/articles/showarticle.tss?id=UpdateAppBlock
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    Updater Application Block V2 Alpha!

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    Following the Community Participation Process we published sometime ago, we are now releasing the design document and the alpha code for Updater Application Block V2. This release of the block is strongly based on customers feedback provided through many...
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    Updater Application Block survey! Tell us what you think!

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    The results from our Smart Client survey show that deployment challenges are among the top concerns of developers and solution architects creating smart client solutions (76% of respondents claim this to be either very challenging or challenging). Microsoft...
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    Smart Client Community Participation Process

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    Thanks for everybody answering the patterns & practices Smart Client Program survey we published a month ago. We received hundreds of very valuable responses and will publish summarized results very soon. The guidance we plan to produce this year...
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    How to determine BITS version (VB.NET version)

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    Here's a VB version of the detection code that works (thanks to Jonathan Wanagel from PAG). The reason the one to one translation doesn't work is that VB tries to proactively instantiate the referenced types, instead of doing it lazily as C# does. So...
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    How to determine the installed version of BITS

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    The update published in our GotDotNet Workspace for Updater Application Block fixed the BITS based downloader included in the block. It doesn't include any intelligence to determine which the installed version of BITS is and act accodringly. A smarter...
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    Updater BITS2.0 Fix!

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    BITS 2.0 has brought in breaking changes that requires configuration changes or code changes for the Updater Application Block to work. The safest fix required a code change. Due to unavailability of time and resource to provide a quality code (as released...
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    Updater Application Block - BITS 2.0 problem

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    Because of some security tightening implemented in the latest version of BITS (BITS 2.0) you may have experienced problems with Updater Application Block if you depend on implicit credentials to communicate with a server. There's a published a KB about...
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    Disclaimer

    The information in this weblog is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. This weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer. It is solely my opinion. Inappropriate comments will be deleted...
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    p&p Smart Client Survey

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    At p&p we are currently in planning stage. We have to prioritize our work for the next 6 months and for that we need your input. We need to understand which are the most significant challenges you face while building Smart Clients and how would p&p...
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    Smart Client Architecture Guide availabe in PDF

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    The Smart Client Architecture Guide is now available in PDF format for download here . It includes the promised Performance Chapter.
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    Hello world (v.2)

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    I'm Eugenio Pace and I work at Microsoft Platform Architecture Guidance (PAG), in the Product Management team focusing mainly in the Smart Client & Pattern initiatives. I'll use this as a log of our projects evolution.
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