Dude, you’re getting a desktop…

About a week ago, I was all excited to get started on a series of WinFx posts centered around a demo app I’m building.  My manager had generously approved my order for a new high-powered 64-bit laptop and I had been eagerly polling our internal ERP portal looking for a tracking number so I could monitor…


A walk through WinFx (first of a series)

Having just returned from the TechReady2 conference in rain-soaked Seattle, I realized that knowledge of all the great technologies I had just seen and heard about would quickly pass through my mind if I didn’t do something to make them stick.  I also found myself wondering just how I could possibly make that happen with…


Simple binds aren’t always so simple

In my last posting, I showed how to call the low-level API exposed by WLDAP32.DLL to authenticate via an LDAP bind.  The authentication function – ldap_simple_bind_s() – returns a 0 when the credentials supplied were successfully authenticated.  I left out what happens when the authentication function returns an error code.  It turns out that determining…


Meet the Bloggers/Meet the Boss

I’d like to take an opportunity to introduce my ISV Architecure/Developer Advisor colleagues – starting first with the east coast first. Alex Onik is my counterpart based in Boston, Massachusetts.  In addition to the Microsoft platform, he has significant background on J2EE and object-oriented design patterns.  He’s promised to help demystify all the patternazzi-speak I have trouble…


Identity Management Show on Channel 9

Hi, While I’m up too late, I should mention that Ron Jacobs has posted a podcast on Identity Management up on Channel 9 Wednesday.  You can check it out at https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/ARCast_with_Ron_Jacobs. jmp


LDAP, the hard way

Well, its a new year, and therefore its an appropriate time to begin my journey into the world of LDAP and Identity Management.  I’d like to start by discussing some of the recent history of LDAP on .NET (dating no further back than .NET 1.1), and then I’ll move ahead into an exploration of .NET…

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