Code Visualization and Architecture with Visual Studio 2010

Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation tools inside Visual Studio 2010 come together to help you understand existing code bases, model domain specific problem domains, and maintain the proper control and visibility of those software systems. Date: February 25, 2010 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (UTC -…

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Windows Azure Design Patterns (Webcast)

One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game. This webcast attacks the problem through…

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Security Verification: BinScope Binary Analyzer

The BinScope Binary Analyzer is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations.  BinScope checks that SDL-required compiler/linker flags are being set, strong-named assemblies are in use, and up-to-date build tools are in place. BinScope also reports on…

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Architect Café – Architecture Webcasts. October 2009

October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from…

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Responsiveness: Web Applications Warm-Up

IIS Application Warm-Up for IIS 7.5 enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading of modules, IT Professionals can ensure their Web sites are…

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Security Testing: MiniFuzz File Fuzzer

MiniFuzz is a basic testing tool designed to help detect code flaws that may expose security vulnerabilities in file-handling code. This tool creates multiple random variations of file content and feeds it to the application to exercise the code in an attempt to expose unexpected application behaviors. Because fuzzing is effective at finding bugs, it…

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Security Guidance: Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) – Version 4.1a

As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance 4.1a. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle Process Guidance 4.1a includes SDL for Agile…

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March Newsletter – Architecture Modeling and Processes (Issue 23)

Exploring our space—partly science, partly art—is always a fascinating and complex task. We could take the contextual approach and address a context-specific subject or we could take the introspective approach of analyzing the role that we play. Yet we could take a third approach that is neither context-specific nor introspective, when we review what we…

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[InternetNews] Guess What: Your Corporate PC Has 88% Chances of Being Windows 7 Capable, According to Report

With Windows 7’s official launch next Thursday, one thing that hamstrung Windows Vista’s corporate acceptance early on will likely not be a problem this time around. It’s the classic problem of needing to upgrade hardware and software to support a new or updated version of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows — but this time, not so…

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