Vittorio Bertocci

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  • Blog Post: David Chappell on Identity

    MSDN just published the latest version of David Chappell's paper on the uber story of identity for .NET applications (and beyond, I would add). Recommended!!! With his usual clarity David manages to capture the overall picture and provide a general frame of reference for the base concepts such as tokens...
  • Blog Post: Un altro episodio di Italia 9 in prima pagina - Another episode of Italia 9 makes it to the home page

    Another episode of Italia 9 , our channel9 show featuring Italians working in the Redmond campus. Questa volta Alessandro "Cato" Catorcini ci parla di Common Language Runtime, Silverlight e applicationi ad alta affidabilita'. Enjoy the video from here ! As always special thanks to Charles "Carlo"...
  • Blog Post: Securing a Sidebar Gadget with Windows CardSpace and WCF

    In short: I discuss Sidebar Gadgets, and I show you how to invoke a CardSpace-protected WCF service from a simple Gadget. Full source code is provided, along with detailed commentary on the road I've followed for getting there. Added bonus: the code shows how to apply an arbitrary configuration file...
  • Blog Post: CardSpace Sandbox!

    You asked for it, we made it :-) I'm just back from vacation, and on the first day or work 1) we released the July CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 , in which CardSpace bits work beautifully and 2) the NetFx3 community website opened a sandbox where you can experiment with your selfissued information...
  • Blog Post: Infocard->Windows CardSpace

    I was sentimentally attached to the name "Infocard", as I was to "Indigo" and "Avalon"... but I've to say that I love the name CardSpace! The acronym (WCS) sounds even familiar, now that I have learned to pronounce all those W-consonant-consonant. [:)] Check out the announcement of the new name on...
  • Blog Post: Making sense of the Tablet PC Accelerometer: WinGimcana

    Hi everybody! At the address http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/wingimcana you can find a small toy I wrote in order to play with one of the coolest but least mentioned M200 features, the Accelerometer. Winform is pretty far from my daily bread (web services), but I have to say that GDI+ is very powerful...
  • Blog Post: WSE's little known fact: custom SecurityContextToken issuers and policy

    I'm sure everybody appreciated how WSE2 makes exceptionally easy to use WS-SecureConversation: you turn autoIssueSecurityContextToken on, you lay out two matching policy caches and voilà. Your endpoint has a double life: by day it answers WSDL-legitimate requests, by night it gives away SCTs to...
  • Blog Post: MAY VS2005 (whidbey) MSDN

    If you are playing with the May bits of Visual Studio 2005 (DO IT! i's stuffed with many pleasant surprises, to say the least), you may stumble on some performance issues with the accompanying MSDN version. Rob Caron provides a workaround that works like a charm: >In "C:\Program Files\Common...
  • Blog Post: Cool HTTP tracing & testing tool

    Check out Fiddler from Eric Lawrence: it's very useful and extremely user friendly, as opposed to more traditional options. Thank you to Roberto for pointing it out to me :-) UPDATE: Scott had an entry on this already in mid March... news fly!
  • Blog Post: WS-Addressing and SOAP over HTTP

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwebsrv/html/soapmail.asp Very good article + in-depth sample on how to achieve transport independence. Suggested.
  • Blog Post: Three hours of VS2003 & Office code behind play, zero deployment time...

    FREE modulo connection costs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/tryit/ Happy exploring :-) Vittorio
  • Blog Post: Ingo on WSE 2.0 Role Based Security

    Another great article on the new features of WSE2.0. Here
  • Blog Post: WSE 2.0 tech preview is out!!!

    Check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=21fb9b9a-c5f6-4c95-87b7-fc7ab49b3edd&displaylang=en
  • Blog Post: UI process Application Block

    check it out: User Interface Application Block
  • Blog Post: ROTOR Workshop

    Next week there will be a ROTOR workshop in Pisa (50 Km from where I live), a short walk from the leaning tower, with a lot of cool names from MSR, DevelopMentor and so on. I'm going to try to partecipate: in the case, and if people here will show some interest on the subject, I'll post a travel report...
  • Blog Post: OGSI.NET

    In my periodical running of the query http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=grid+computing+%22.net%22+ogsa there's a new result worth noticing: there is a Tech Preview of an OGSI.NET hosting environment that supercedes a previous HTTPG implementation. And guess what...
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