TechEd Day5 – The Final Day

Nov 12, 10 TechEd Day5 – The Final Day

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It’s been a long and rewarding week. But I definitely detected a weariness in the slow trudge of the herd as the usual hundreds of people were disgorged from our train and made their way to the conference centre for the last time. Today I went to 2 final sessions : Inside Windows Azure WCF Data Services – A Practical...

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TechEd Day 4 : Variety is the spice of life …

Nov 11, 10

Today has been quite a mixture of sessions… Using the Entity Framework in .NET4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 WCF: The Unified Services Programming Model for SOAP, REST, Data Communication Windows Workflow Foundation Futures Deep Dive into HTML5 Administering and Running Team Foundation Server 2010 Kieran, Jon and Tuck have also...

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TechEd Day 3 – AppFabric

Nov 10, 10

Most of the sessions I attended today have covered the new technology of Windows Server AppFabric. As well as getting some in depth information on the existing technical details we’ve also been fortunate enough to get to view some of the brand new functionality (such as Caching) that was only revealed to the developer...

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TechEd Day 2

Nov 09, 10 TechEd Day 2

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Today has been pretty intense and we’ve all had the chance to get some pretty good insights into a multitude of various technologies. I started the day with a look at what’s new in .NET 4 after which I went to a Developers overview of SharePoint 2010, something that’s likely to make an appearance in our technical...

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The Onward March of the Cloud

Nov 08, 10 The Onward March of the Cloud

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Today was the official start of the TechEd with a keynote speech in the afternoon. In 2008 whilst attending the PDC in LA we were present when Microsoft launched Azure and announced nothing less than a complete re-focus of their core business model away from software supplier to a service provider … in the shape of “The...

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WF in the Cloud …

Oct 30, 08 WF in the Cloud …

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The last session of the conference I went to was on deploying & running WFs in the Cloud (aka Azure). Azure is able to host a number of different services : .NET Services; Live Services (part of MS Live data eg credentials contacts etc etc) & SQL Services. WFs are hosted directly inside a runtime provided by the .NET...

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WF & WCF 4.0

Oct 29, 08 WF & WCF 4.0

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The good news is that in the next version of the framework WF & WCF will be even more closely linked than in 3.5. In addition a lot of the plumbing & infrastructure code that I had to write for Rio should (in theory ;-D  ) be provided for us in a new toolset codenamed “Dublin”. This is a set of tools to extend...

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Topics Today

Oct 29, 08

Today we hope to cover :- WCF4.O: building wcb services with wf in microsoft .net 4.0 iis 7.0 and beyond: the microsoft web platform roadmap improving code quality and code anaysis Cloud services best practices ASP.net dynamic data WF 4.0 extending with custom...

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Windows 7

Oct 28, 08 Windows 7

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Day 2 of the PDC & MS give a detailed demo of Windows 7. Win7 is likely to be released in beta early next year. Like all of  MS’s new platforms & products they’re being positioned to be part  of the new “Cloud” technology with direct interfaces to Windows Live, the Live Framework (new .NET interface...

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Windows Azure is launched

Oct 27, 08 Windows Azure is launched

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1st day of PDC & MS announce the release of their new Windows Azure platform (part of what they are terming their new Cloud technology). It’s pretty cool and if it does what they say it’ll do then it will allow developers to pretty much scale their apps out across the globe as required. The concept is that Azure is...

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