Avoiding unhealthy roles when configuring IIS with the ServerManager in the local Azure development fabric

10-second summary In your Azure start-up code, you use the ServerManager class to modify your IIS settings. Some of your web role instances in the development fabric don’t come up and stay ‘unhealthy’. This article describes a possible cure for that. Problem In this article, I describe a solution to the problem where some of…

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How to host and use a DependencyObject in a threaded Console app

Recently, I developed some business objects that I needed to use both in WPF world (with vanilla data binding), as well as within a WCF web service. Of course, from the WPF books we learn that a DependenyProperty can only be directly accessed from the thread where it was created. So the implementation does that…

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X509 certificate tool

I noticed that Jason’s (http://blogs.msdn.com/thehoggblog/archive/2007/08/20/swiss-army-knife-of-x-509-certificate-tools.aspx) and Justin’s (http://blogs.msdn.com/justinjsmith/archive/2007/07/10/new-wcf-security-examples.aspx) blog entries refer to an old location at http://wcf.netfx3.com that seems to be down. I figured out that the tool is now available for download from the WCF community samples here:  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=netfxsamples&DownloadId=3395

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My old Ph.D. thesis online

A colleague asked me about XML Signature, and I just remenbered that my old Ph.D. thesis (“Confidentiality of XML documents by pool encryption“) is online, which contains (besides theoretical nonsense) a nice introduction to XML Signature in chapter 4.2… The summary page The full text List of alternative download locations  

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We’re (still) hiring

We (European Microsoft Innovation Center) are still looking for new colleagues, software devs and program managers, all preferrably with a researchy touch: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/emic/joboffers.mspx

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Finally I found our interview videos

Videos interviews from EMIC employees (European Microsoft Innovation Center) are here: Mark Gilbert https://blogs.msdn.com/dginside/archive/2005/03/29/403303.aspx Wolfgang Manousek https://blogs.msdn.com/dginside/archive/2005/02/15/373084.aspx Christian Geuer-Pollmann https://blogs.msdn.com/dginside/archive/2005/01/17/354358.aspx

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