First week at the new job

This week I started a new job at Microsoft – I’ve moved from Developer and Platform Evangelism to the Connected Systems Division. I’m now a program manager on the BizTalk Services team (http://biztalk.net). It was hard to leave DPE, but this seems like the right opportunity. For those that haven’t seen BizTalk.net, it’s an incubation…

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Robots and BizTalk Services

I just posted a new screencast on Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=386824. It’s purpose is to show off the power of claims and claims transformation, especially in a hosted service like BizTalk Services.

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Claims and the Calculator sample in the BizTalk Services SDK

The identity provider in BizTalk Services is a way for applications to delegate identity and access control to a hosted service. In other words, an application can use BizTalk Services to answer the all-important question "Who are you and what are you allowed to do?". If you haven’t checked it out, I strongly recommend it…

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PictureServices and BizTalk Services

Previous posts have talked a bit about PictureServices. Now I’d like to run through what it took to bring PictureServices to the BizTalk Services. I’ve talked a bit in other posts about BizTalk Services, but it has some interesting and very useful messaging features. For starters, BizTalk Services has an endpoint that can do HTTP…

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Introduction to BizTalk.NET Services

Background BizTalk.NET Services (http://labs.biztalk.net) is a nascent and experiemental project that is all about generic, secure connectivity. Many WCF customers ask us how to notify client applications that something has happened in a service. If the client is addressable and listening, this is a fairly easy question to address. In fact, there is an SDK sample…

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