Mario Briana

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Web Platform Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe Headquarter
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    Windows Memory and CPU Limits x86 vs. x64

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    Found this information useful because it relates to my previous post. So you can have a look on the increased capabilities of a X64 Architecture. General Memory Limits x86 x64 Total Virtual Address Space 4 GB ...
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    Host Nix

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    Worum geht es bei Host Nix ? Neben einer hohen LAMP-Affinität aus ideologischen Gründen, ist unter Sitebuildern und Entwicklern der Glaube weit verbreitet, daß Microsoft Technologie und vor allem auch Windows Hosting sehr teuer ist. Mit der Host Nix Kampagne...
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    Log Parser

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    Es macht durchaus Sinn bei großen IIS Installationen mit vielen Domains - binary Logging zu nutzen. Dies bedeutet, dass der IIS nicht für jede Domain ein FileHandle braucht. Bei 15000 Domains wäre das durchaus ein Problem. Um die Logdaten wieder auszulesen...
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    Developer Group Germany Teamblog

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/dginside/ Wer schreibt in diesem Blog? Es schreiben die sogenannten Technologieberater, im amerikanischen Sprachraum auch als Developer Evangelists bekannt. Hier handelt es sich um jene seltene Spezies von Technikern, die gleichzeitig...
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    Windows based Hosting 3.0

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    Am Dienstag wurde die Version 3.0 der Solution Windows based Hosting offiziell gelauncht. Diese ist unter http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/hosting/default.asp zu finden.
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    Front Page Server Extensions Whitepaper

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    Für alle, die sich mit FPSE Themen beschäftigen gibt es dieses http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/whitepapers/fpse2002.asp Whitepaper.
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    Microsoft Community Days

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    Hier interessante Informationen zu Microsoft Community Days: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/aktionen/communitydays/agenda.mspx Termine Orte 31.01.2005 Hamburg 10.02.2005 Berlin 11.02.2005 Bad Homburg 17.02.2005 Neuss 24.02.2005 Böblingen 25.02.2005...
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    POP3 Server

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    Windows Server 2003 enthält auch einen POP3 Server. Informationen findet man u.a. hier Was mich brennend interessieren würde, wer den bisher einsetzt und mit welchen Erfahrungen. Wer diese Erfahrung mit mir teilen möchte, dem wäre ich sehr dankbar. Freue...
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    Windows based Hosting 3.0 Dokumentation

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    Dokumentation zur Solution 3.0 gibts unter https://members.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/webhosting/default.mspx . Man benötigt ein Passport Konto hierfür. Interessant ist die Aufmachung über Karten (maps), aus denen heraus man in die entsprechenden...
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    Webcasts für Hoster

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    Diese Webcasts möchte ich empfehlen. Mit diesen Technologien sollten interessante Angebote für Hoster möglich sein. Hier ist die URL zu MSDN Webcasts http://www.microsoft.com/germany/msdn/webcasts MSDN: Webportale zum Nulltarif mit DotNetNuke am 21.01...
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    Securing asp.net applications in an hosted environment using impersonation

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    Microsoft released the ASP.NET 2.0 Hosting Deployment Guide in October 2005. It talks about the security concepts like trust levels in and hosted ASP.NET environment. It recommends Medium Trust Level in a hosting environment. This document is a "must...
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    Design and Architecture of a SaaS Delivery Platform

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    Michel Baladi posted a lot of information on the outcome of our efforts regarding the SaaS Delivery platform in his blog. You can find the information at blogs.msdn.com/baladi
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    Technical Summit Tour 2005

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    Nachdem wir die letzten Wochen ziemlich viel auf Tour waren, bin ich froh das schöne Wetter geniessen zu können und abends mal mit meiner Familie im Biergarten zu sitzen. Die Tour hat viel Spaß gemacht und nach drei Jahren ohne technische Präsentationen...
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    SaaS - Whitepaper

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    It is called "Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail" and for me it is the best paper about this topic so far - and I like the the way Frederick Chong and Gianpaolo Carraro view the SaaS world with a mixture of de-mystification and what the...
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    WinFS Update and ADO.NET Tech Preview: Entity Data Model

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    Check out Quentin Clark's blog about WinFS and the article about ADO.NET Entity Data Model.
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    Design-time vs. Run-time

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    In a hosted environment an application will not have the full freedom of choosing it’s runtime behavior and the way it is being provisioned. There are many policies defined in a hosted environment that need to be enforced from the service provider. Therefore...
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    IE8 - Managed Code PlugIns

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    The Microsoft Technology Center in Germany developed a managed wrapper for COM Interfaces of IE Plugins. It works with IE7 and IE8, is targeted at Express Editions (Both C# and VB.NET) but also works with the other versions of VS. The project is called...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 UNC File Change QFE and KB is live now

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    Please find this very useful information at our Support web site. Below you'll find an explanation how we actually figured this problem. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/911272/en-us At a hoster we had 3 servers running against a NAS...
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    Entering the SaaS space

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    With a first ADS (Architectural Design Session) at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Denmark we stepped into a very interesting space. In October we spent three days together with a hoster and a software vendor discussing opportunities and technologies...
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    Application Manifest and Platform Manifest

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    The two most significant innovations which came out of the Architecture sessions are those two manifests. The application manifest is something built by the software vendor to actually define the needs of an application in a hosted environment. It contains...
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    Microsoft Command Shell Activity

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    On Webhosting Day in Brühl I showed a Windows Workflow Activity which is able to host the Microsoft Shell. I think this could potentially be a way to build a modern Provisioning System. There would be several advantages. You would have a lot of flexibilty...
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    Shared database scenario – Why care?

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    We discussed the shared database approach or multi-tenant data layer and came to the conclusion that running backups is not so much of a problem but restoring data on a tenant by tenant basis would be a complex pattern that is not supported currently...
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    Visit Estonia

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    Today I started my first trip to Estonia where I'll be speaking to students about Web2.0 and related SaaS engagements I'm currently doing. Additionally I'll give an overview on ASP.net AJAX We will also visit a hoster this week.
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    My view on Architecture of a multi-tenant application

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    with the nex posts I'd like to share some of my experiences with Software as a Service. They are intended to be a basis for a discussion and my very personal view.
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    What is the definition of Software as a Service?

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    If you go to www.microsoft.com/saas you will end up with the definition: “Software deployed as a Service and accessed using Internet technologies”. To me this is very broad probably too broad. Unfortunately I don’t have anything clearer and more precise...
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