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  • Blog Post: Interesting reading: SOA with .NET & Windows Azure

    I recently came across the information about the following book availability: Real-World SOA with Microsoft .NET and Windows Azure and according to the people reviews and feedback it is really great. A sneak peek into the content gives you this (filtered through my/Azure eyes): Table of Contents Part...
  • Blog Post: Application Server Extensions for .NET 4 Installation

    During the last days I was playing around with the Windows Server AppFabric on my local machine. Application Server Extensions for .NET include a couple of functionalities, such as distributed caching (previously known as Project Velocity), workflow management and service management. Along with the mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Parallel Applications in VS2010

    Most of you following Visual Studio 2010 product development are aware that there will be a parallel applications support available for .NET Framework 4.0, since parallel programming is becoming a part of the framework. You can check more about Parallel Programming in the .NET Framework on the MSDN ...
  • Blog Post: STM.NET available on MSDN Labs

    Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET) was just made available for C# developers on MSDN Labs home. It is a mechanism for efficient isolation of shared state.  The programmer demarcates a region of code as operating within a transaction that is “atomic” and “isolated” from other transacted code...
  • Blog Post: SpicIE – Simple Plug-In Creator for Internet Explorer

    In case you are interested in the development of you own Plug-Ins for Internet Explorer 7/8 this framework might come very useful. SpicIE , which is available as a free download , basically encapsulates COM objects, needed to write an IE Plug-In, and provides you an easy way to write Plug-Ins in a .NET...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 was released

    For all of you advanced web developers there are some good news: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 was released and you can download it here .
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC RC1 is available

    Get it on ASP.NET MVC site . A short description of the pattern from the mentioned site: “The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main components: the model, the view, and the controller. The ASP.NET MVC framework provides an alternative to the ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Playing with Distributed Cache

    I just got around to play with Distributed Cache (Project Velocity) in .NET and I am amazed how easy it is to use such a storage and it puzzles me why didn't we have this available before. Here is a short description of what I was playing around with. 1. First you have to install the distributed cache...
  • Blog Post: Podcasts about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

    Redmond Visual Studio team is working on a series of 10-4 weekly podcasts that explain the features and new things developers can expect in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. The video podcasts are available via Channel9 site and are highly recommended!
  • Blog Post: Distributed Cache and Microsoft Project Velocity

    One of my favorite topics with software architecture and development is definitely storage of data in distributed applications. If you basically look at the fact that data in distributed apps is usually stored in all layers in all sorts of different ways, you soon end up thinking about a way on how to...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing & Test First Development with Workflow Foundation

    I came across this virtual lab (Using Test First Development with WF 3.5) that explains all about unite testing and test-first development with WF in a simple step-by-step manner, so do check it out. Additionally a great blog post explaining the test and pointing to some additional resources is also...
  • Blog Post: Biztalk 2009 Public Beta available

    I have just had time to catch up on some news around Biztalk Server and implementation of Enterprise Service Bus. If you are really keen on getting up-to-speed with the latest release of Biztalk Server 2009, you can access a public Beta through Microsoft Connect Site . What is new in BizTalk Server 2009...
  • Blog Post: Unity Application Block (for Silverlight)

    Another interesting piece of code was currently released that can help you maintain and control complex object dependencies in your code by dependency injection. That can lead to a more simplified code and can help you with easier creation of object dependencies and enable you to control object lifetimes...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft ASP.NET Charting Control

    I have just come across a Scot Guthrie's Post about new free ASP.NET Chart control from Microsoft. Totally awesome stuff if you want to simply include charts into your web sites. Addtionally more that 200 sample pages are available to play around with, so that it is really easy to start adding charts...
  • Blog Post: Debugging the Cloud

    A couple of days ago I started playing around with Azure applications and tried to review the whole process of developing applications in the Cloud. First thing that I have noticed is that the Cloud brings additional complexity to our development and especially testing part of the whole app lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: My First Azure Application

    I just received my Azure application token, which means I immediately started working on my first cloud application. I installed all the necessary additions needed to build apps in Visual Studio ( Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio ) and off I went ... As you might have read...
  • Blog Post: Another European city reveals Microsoft technology: Dublin

    Microsoft really focuses on Europe with it's technology :) since a lot of codenames are named after European cities. "Dublin" is the next city in line and it reveals technology for hosting and managing workflows and services. The basis for "Dublin" technology is the fact that services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's road from Zermatt to Geneva @ PDC

    I was attending a great session about (newly codenamed) Geneva platform and services. Basically it is the evolution of the so called Zermatt project you might have read about in the past. The new Geneva stuff totally blew my mind away... Imagine that you actually don't have to worry about user identities...
  • Blog Post: Azure Services Platform and Windows Azure

    As you might have read there were lots of cool announcements about Microsoft technology @ PDC conference. One of the hottest things currently is the platform that will allow us to build S+S (software + services) type of apps in the future to come. Do take 5 minutes and check out what Azure is all about...
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