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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Beer & Sausages

Nov 07, 10 Beer & Sausages

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After an early start (5am ugh!) I’ve finally arrived. Kieran & I flew in from Heathrow and after registering at the TechEd we headed off into the night determined to go native … first stop the Reichstag then some beer, sausages & apple strudel followed by a quick trip to the Brandenburg gate. Not bad...

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TechEd here we come …

Nov 03, 10 TechEd here we come …

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Yay … techy heaven here we come … On Sunday I’ll be off to the Microsoft TechEd in Berlin. Have to say I really enjoy these events. You get to see all the latest tech developments in software design, and coding practices, plus you can chat one to one with the Microsoft experts, most of which actually worked on the...

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Gadget Utopia !

May 28, 10 Gadget Utopia !

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It’s here … !!!! A couple of weeks ago I put my name down on a short list at our local Apple store for a 64GB wi-fi iPad, Its the UK launch day and I’ve been allocated one .…… wooo hoo! 😀 It is VERY impressive and causing quite a stir, I had no less than 5 people surrounding me in the office just opening the box...

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Its here at last ….

Jul 02, 09

The long awaited iPhone 3.0 update is here and hot on it’s heals is the iPhone-dev teams jailbreak and unlock. My phone has duely been updated, jailbroken and unlocked. To do this you need to : 1. Install v3.0 via iTunes 2. Download the torrent for redsn0w 3. Install redsn0w to jailbreak the OS ( this also adds Cydia) 4....

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New Year ….. new gadget

Jan 08, 09 New Year ….. new gadget

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Woohoooo !!!  …. finally got my brand spanking new iPhone unlocked. I bought it in London back in October before flying off to the PDC in LA. At that point the boys in the iphone-devteam had only a partial solution to unlocking it, so I was stuck with a very sexy looking PDA & iPod but no phone(unless of course I wanted...

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WF in the Cloud …

Oct 30, 08 WF in the Cloud …

Posted by in PDC 2008, Tech Stuff

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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Manbag heaven ?

Oct 29, 08 Manbag heaven ?

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This year rather than give out the usual rucksack or laptop bags to all delegates MS have opted for …. you guessed it …. the “Manbag” So (Kieren) if you want to be one of 4000 developers sporting a shiny new “Manbag” then L.A. is clearly the place to be! Below we can see Faheem modelling the...

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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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