Good Morning. It’s 2008 and I have a new job.

2007 I’ve posted some 30 entries on my blog. That’s what some of the “Whoa, listen to me, I am so awesome!” blogging crowd of today typically does in a day or two. 2008 promises to be so interesting that it would be a shame not to be blogging, and hence I do. There’ll be…


SOA and Business Process Conference 2007

You are in North America and not in Europe? You want more content than what fits into a track at TechEd? No problem! Just come to the SOA and Business Process Conference that we’re running October 29 – November 2 at the Microsoft Conference Center here in Redmond. There’ll be lots of very interesting new stuff from teams across our division here…


Live again at TechEd Barcelona: The Steve & Clemens Show

Even though the TechEd Europe Developer Website doesn’t yet clearly say so, Steve Swartz and myself will “of course!” be back with a new set of Steve & Clemens talks in Barcelona for TechEd Europe Developer (November 5-9). And for the first time we’ll stay for another week and also give a talk at TechEd Europe ITForum (November…


LiveID + CardSpace

Check this out.


Sin, Sin, Sin: How to do Simple, Webby, and Completely Insecure ASP.NET Membership Authentication and Role Authorization with WCF

We’re all sinners. Lots of the authentication mechanisms on the Web are not even “best effort”, but rather just cleartext transmissions of usernames and passwords that are easily intercepted and not secure at all. We’re security sinners by using them and even more so by allowing this. However, the reality is that there’s very likely more authentication…



UPDATE: The code has been updated. Ignore this post and go here. I’m writing lots of code lately. I’ve rejoined the dasBlog community and I’m busy writing a prototype for the .NET Framework 3.5 version of dasBlog (we just released the 2.0 version, see One of the goals of the prototype, which we’ll eventually merge into the…


TweetieBot – A BizTalk Services Experiment

Having an Internet Service Bus up in the cloud is not very entertaining unless there are services in the bus. Therefore, I built one (and already showed some of the code basics) that’s hopefully fun to play with and will soon share the first version with you after some scrubbing and pending a few updates…


Help Wanted

After roughly 15 months of working for the firm I’ve got to say that while it was fun talking about the .NET Framework and BizTalk at conferences and in writing, it’s quite a bit more fun to be part of building the .NET Framework and BizTalk. You could be part of it, too, if you have the Jedi…


Connected Systems @MIX: The Videos

For those of you who couldn’t make it to MIX, here are the (Silverlight-) videos of the talks from the Connected Systems Division deep-linked to Don Box, Steve Maine: Navigating the Programmable Web Garrett Serack, Mike Jones, Pat Felsted: Enable Windows CardSpace and Information Cards on Your Web Site Kim Cameron and Panel: Digital…


Live at MIX: WCF and the Web (and Steve Maine, and Don Box)

We love WS-* as much as we do love Web-Style services. I say “Web-style”, full knowing that the buzzterm is REST. Since REST is an architectural style and not an implementation technology, it makes sense to make a distinction and, also, claiming complete RESTfulness for a system is actually a pretty high bar to aspire to. So…