Team Foundation now supports 2000 users

For those of us who are excited about the upcoming release of Foundation Server for Visual Studio Team System, and were a bit worried about the ‘500 person’ limitation, we have great news.  Foundation Server now officially supports up to 2000 users.  That will make all but the largest development organizations extremely happy. http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2005/12/09/502190.aspx

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Problems with Enterprise Library hanging ASP.Net

I have heard of this problem from several of my customers, and ran across this post the other day from Scott Densmore.  Apparently its a permission problem – EntLib/Intrumentation is trying to get access to a registry key that ASP.Net does not have native access to.  Its a fairly simple workaround and seems to do…

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Updated Security Guidance for Web Servcies

As an update to my earlier post, an updated web service security guide has been posted and now it works against WSE 3.0!!  Not only that but there are huge improvements in this release vs. the others.  I would highly reccomend taking a look, given the fact that WSE 3.0 isnt too far off now…

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How to secure your web services PAG CTP

Here is a community technical preview that just became available.  It describes some common patterns to secure your web services.  This is a great read, and really simplifies the whole mystique around how to use the WS-Security.  http://practices.gotdotnet.com/projects/sopatterns Now we just need something that describes the easy way to do AuthZ!  

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Definition of SOA?

I really didn’t think it was possible, but the industry might actually be settling down for a talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that isn’t product hype.  Apparently OASIS is starting to think about it – they have actually created the SOA-RM (Service Oriented Architecture – Reference Model).  I can’t wait to see what these…

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Indigo CTP is released

We released the Community Technical Preview (CTP) on March 29th.  This release was previously only available to MSDN Subscribers, but now it can be downloaded by the general public. Indigo is the codename for Microsoft’s unified programming model for building connected systems. It extends the .NET Framework 2.0 with additional APIs for building secure, reliable,…

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.NET Remoting and Indigo

There has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not Indigo will support .NET remoting.. The answer is no – Indigo will not support .NET remoting, but its not going away!  Indigo will not be line compatible (interoperable) with .NET remoting, but the .NET framework will still support your applications that use remoting….

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Open for business

Well, I am open for business.  My name is Chad Brooks and I am an Architect Evangelist for Microsoft in the Southeast District (GA, NC, SC).  My goal is to connect with architects and inflential developers in the community and let them know what Microsoft is doing. Feel free to contact me – my email…

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