What I found accidentially while walking through some blogs of us… Microsoft Solver Foundation for mathematical programming

Sometimes live as a Microsoft-employee is really strange, especially when you find something from Microsoft (!!) that you’ve never heard about as an employee, before – in particular if the thing you’ve found is cool as well. If you’re a mathematics freak or someone who builds statistical BI-stuff for your CxO you might want to…

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Windows Azure Tokens and Step-By-Step Guide for Austrian Customers

Finally the last few hours I’ve been working on a (German) step-by-step guide for deploying applications to Windows Azure CTP. For Austrian customers we are offering the last available tokens to enable last possible "free access" to Windows Azure before on January 4th commercial operation starts. Read here how to get your free token (if…

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PDC 2009 – Being in Windows Azure:)

At PDC in the expo-hall they have a container as it will be used as deployment-unit in the new Microsoft-Data Centers such as the Chicago data center. Pretty cool, we’ve been looking at this one… pretty funny;)  

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Live from PDC 2009 in L.A. – Windows Identity Foundation Released and further cool announcements…

This morning at PDC 2009 I joined a session from Mr. Identity himself, Kim Cameron. Kim gave a very interesting update on Microsoft’s Identity strategies. For me, THE most important announcement was the release-to-web of the Windows Identity Foundation. http://www.microsoft.com/wif With that, building claims-aware applications on the .NET platform for heterogeneous environments gets reality. And…

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3rd Interoperability Council on November 5th

Last week, on November 5th 2009, we had our 3rd Interoperability Council in the Microsoft Innovation Center in Vienna. The council is an independent group of technology experts that discusses current interoperability-challenges between the Microsoft platform and other platforms. Of course a special focus of this group are local and regional standards as global standards…

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Identity Interop Update for our Interoperability Council: ADFS v2 and WIF Interop with Sun OpenSSO, Novell Access Manager, CA, OpenID and Sun Metro / WSIT

As today we’re going to host our 3rd Microsoft Austria Interoperability Council, I thought that in addition to our existing results we’re presenting today, it’s a good time to publish an update of my Identity Interoperability Demos and samples I created earlier this year. Furthermore, based on the feedback of members from our interop-council, I’d…

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Internet Explorer 8 – All-In-One-Demo for Web Slices, Accelerators and Open Search Integration

Today based on some customer project requirements, Max and I together created a very simple and easy-to-understand all-in-one demo to show, how-to integrate Internet Explorer 8 features into your own web sites. Download the sample web site here! As for us the localization of the content for our local audience was core, we published the…

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Microsoft Office 2007 – Update Registration Info Tool for my Cousin…

My cousin wanted to update the registration-information specified while installing Microsoft Office 2007. When he asked me I realized, that for the default values of user name and the initials Office 2007 offers a UI – but it doesn’t provide a possibility to update the company name. Furthermore I realized, that PowerPoint reads the information…

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