MSDN Utopia

Salvador Patuel 's architectural challenges. Microsoft Application Development Consultants Team

April, 2007

Blog - About

About Utopia

My name is Salvador Alvarez Patuel and I am an senior application development consultant at Microsoft.  

Here you can find:
- Reflexions about technologies
- Challenges that I have been through my role
- Entries divided by areas like Envisioning, planning, architecture, designing, developing and testing
- Best practices shared among our team based on real life experience (rather than books!)

In this blog you will not find:
- Post with just a couple of links
- Pictures of my trips
- Updates in my private life
- Making you aware of things that you are alreay aware of (i.e. product launches)

If you want to know more about my please check my interview for the ADC team:


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    MSF Agile planning - The storyboard without TFS

    Not all our customers will have a TFS implementation ready to go when we try to implement some agile procedures. This has limited some consultants that have been trained to implement MSF agile using our tool only. The good news is that there are some...
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    Why "using" may play tricks on your WCF service host

    Many of the examples that have been published on the web about hosting the WCF use the "using" block to initialize the service. This blog entry shows you why this can catch you. The problem arises when you try to open your host and there is a problem...
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    MSF Agile and service packs management

    Not a while ago, a customer asked me about how to incorporate the service packs and hot fixes to the agile development process, this triggered an interesting debate about the importance of a QA and release manager. The UAT environment always must reflect...
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