Janet Moonshot & FreeRADIUS on Microsoft Azure – An important step for Researchers for being able to use Microsoft’s Public Cloud Platform

Over the past months I’ve spent some time working with Janet the UK’s National Research and Education Network. As well as managing the operation and development of the Janet network, Janet runs a number of services for educationand research including operating eduroam(UK), the UK part of a large, global network established between all sorts of…


GeRes2 – An OSS Framework for Reliable Execution of Background Jobs on Azure

A few weeks ago we published an open source framework that covers a scenario required by many partners I’ve been working with on Azure over the course of the past 4 years: asynchronous execution of jobs on compute instances in the background – or simple batch processing. Click here if you want to learn more:…


My new Blog – on Windows Azure Websites

Hi again! It’s about more than a year ago since I blogged for the last time. But now I’ve decided to return to the blogging community, in a different shape. With the principle “eat your own dog food” I decided to move my blog to Windows Azure Websites as the platform really turned out to…


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…


Presentation at Microsoft TechReady in the US on Always Responsive Applications and Services with samples using CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime) as well as .NET 4.0 Task Parallel Library

Today in the morning I gave a presentation at Microsoft’s largest internal conference for employees in Seattle, WA (called TechReady, about 5000-6000 Micorsoft employees are there on technical education). The presentation I gave is essentially based on the whitepaper I’ve written and we’ve published a few weeks ago together with Frequenits AG on always responsive…


Project with the Medical Association in Austria, a Pragmatic Services Architecture with .NET 3.5 and SQL Server 2005/2008

Hint: technical presentations about this project as download in the link list at the end of this post!! This year the Austrian medical association together with the medical associations of the different federal states in Austria as well as one of our Gold-certified partners, Anecon Software Design und Beratung GmbH., completed a project we (Microsoft…

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Whitepaper – Always Responsive Clients and Services with WPF and WCF – Frequentis AG Tracking & Tracing Logbook for Maritime Communications

I am delighted to publish a whitepaper of one of the most interesting engagements I’ve been part of so far – together with Frequentis AG. Together with the architects from Frequentis, Ulrich Hüttinger and Stefan Domnanovits, we’ve been writing this whitepaper I am publishing now with this blog-entry. In this paper you can read about…

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Architecture Journal – Article about Federated Identity in the Health Care

Last week, just one week after my vacation, I had it in my inbox – the announcement that Issue 16 of the Architecture Journal about Identity and Access Management has been published. In this issue of the journal you will find an article I’ve written about federated identity architectures in health care. This article is…

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derStandard.at – White-paper about a Silverlight InfoScreen application

I am especially proud to announce this next technical paper: during the past months we’ve been working with www.derStandard.at on designing and implementing a Silverlight-based application platform for building InfoScreen applications. Special thanks goes to our developer evangelist, Max Knor, for this project – he helped making the first prototype a success with is great,…


HP banqpro/ – Technical paper about a WPF Smart Client Project with WF Integration

As announced in the previous blog, publishing technical papers about interesting architectural concepts from customer and partner engagements is going to be a focus for me from this time forward. Click here for downloading this first paper in the series! This is the first paper in this series since my personal blog.restart() and it is about…

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