Facebook, Data Durability, and hacking HBase

I found myself catching up on what’s been happening on the other side of the fence in the HPC Distributed computing world and in particular the Hardoop stack. Boots on the ground implementations of distributed computing are where theory meets the harsh reality of customer demands, network latency and commodity hardware. That’s why I found this article…


Lync 2010 クライアント開発入門 : はじめに

最新の Skype for Business のクライアント開発では、REST/JavaScript ベースの Skype Web SDK (または UCWA) が使用できます。 Lync 2010 クライアント開発入門 はじめに Lync 2010 コントロールを使用した開発 Lync SDK のプログラム コードを使用した開発 Conversation Window 拡張 (CWE) Contextual Conversation 開発 Online Meeting (Web 会議) こんにちは。 Microsoft Conference 2010 で紹介した Lync 2010 開発についていくつか質問を受けましたので、Lync 2010 SDK を使ったクライアントサイドの開発について記載したいと思います。(Microsoft Conference 2010 では、Exchange と SharePoint の開発を中心にお話しました。) まず、Lync  による開発の全体像をつかんでいただくため、下記に、Microsoft Conference 2010…


Just released V1.0 of our DDD NLayered Architecture Guide/Book and Sample-App (Free eBook)

[UPDATED – April 2017] – IMPORTANT:  For up-to-date architecture and development guidance using .NET (i.e. .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Docker containers, etc.) including Domain-Driven Design patterns, microservices architectures and other .NET related technologies like Xamarin for mobile apps check this landing page pointing to multiple NEW guides and reference applications: https://www.microsoft.com/net/architecture/ Specifically, most of the DDD…


Generative Type Abstraction and Type-level Computation

I haven’t had lunch with Simon for awhile (it’s hard since he’s in Cambridge and only visits main campus occasionally) but he publishes papers at an amazing pace, and every time his language, Haskell, and the world gets a lot smarter. Here he introduces the concept of “roles” to aid in the problems that occur…


Indonesian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese are now available!

What do Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Indonesian have in common? They all have very passionate communities that have for a while been encouraging our team to add support for these languages. A glance at the comments on this blog, and on our forums show the enthusiasm with which users have pursued adding these languages, and that…


Register for the Melbourne BizSpark Windows Phone 7 Hands-on-labs and Workshop

I have limited places for the Melbourne BizSpark Windows Phone 7 Hands-on-labs on Friday June 25th and the weekend workshop on June 26th and 27th!! If interested in either the hands-on-labs and/or the weekend workshop then you must email me at dglover@microsoft.com with the subject line of “BizSpark Windows Phone 7 Registration for Hands-on-labs (June…


Replication Data Collection Scripts

Replication Data Collection Scripts Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services The Microsoft SQL Server Support team uses various scripts to collect Replication and Performance data from customer’s SQL Servers.  These scripts extract data into either text files or into temporary databases which are then backed up and sent to Microsoft SQL Engineer for analysis. …


Nominations for the 2010 ARN IT Industry Awards are now open.

All members of the IT industry are invited to nominate their organisation, business partners, employees and colleagues for an award in our five judging-based categories: Green Channel, Personal Innovation, Vendor, Distributor and Reseller. To be in the running, please complete the appropriate category nomination form below. Each of the 17 awards listed has its own…


Are you interested in building a reseller channel overseas?

The Microsoft Channel Development Toolkit gives you the resources you need to build a strong partner network. It provides guidance on the entire process, from preparing legal documentation and pricing policies, to finding partners and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.  If you plan to, or are currently doing this, have a look at these great…