It’s not about what we have, it’s about what we share… Part Four

Well, at last! In this piece we get in to a little code and write something that runs! I’d recommend you read part one, part two and part three before playing with the code in this post because they describe what is happening. By understanding what data and tokens are moving between what services; by…


UK Windows Azure Online Conference date change – now 8th October

An online conference: “Microsoft Online Cloud Conference: the TechDays team goes online” has had a date change. In my first post about the conference, I said it was running on the 20th September. Well, the registration site was only created this morning and so to give people enough notice of the registration, the date has been…

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It’s not about what we have, it’s about what we share… Part Three

Messenger Connect:::  In Part One, we looked at the basic capabilities and the setup of security information between services. In Part Two we looked in detail at the OAuth WRAP Protocol. In this part we look at how the informaiton is retrieved from the WIndows Live API Service. We left it in part two wihere…


Windows Azure training – priced to sell: £0.00

 I guess that means it’s $0.00. And €0.00 too. You don’t get a + operator for exchange rate calculations do you? It’s 2 weeks of Windows Azure training, aimed at devs with no experience of Windows Azure but about 6 months of familiarity with VS 2008/VS 2010. It’s online training so there’s no need to…


When does free mean free in Windows Azure?

When does free mean free in Windows Azure? EXACTLY when does charging start for your free Windows Azure subscription? The simple answer is when you’ve gone over one of the free limits (compute, storage, IO). Storage and IO are easy to calculate – you get a certain amount of storage for free, so if you…

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UK Windows Azure Platform Online Conference – 20th September

You probably heard it about here first, or maybe here, or maybe straight from Eric Nelson’s mouth;  the good news is that it’s going ahead. A registration page will appear soon, but put the dates in your diary anyway. The agenda is a little bit on the drafty side, but if there are changes they…


It’s not about what we have, it’s about what we share… Part Two.

In part one I gave an overview of what was possible and started down the journey of the verious bits of setup that had to be done, eith erby you, or setup that has already been done by the WIndows Live team. In this article I show how the OAuthWRAP protocol works with Messenger Connect….


It’s not about what we have, it’s about what we share… Part One.

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Messenger, Spaces, Linkedin, Bebo and so the list goes on: places we share different aspects of our lives. We see something on the net that we like and we put it on our wall, we tweet it, we promote it, we chat about it, we allow others to share in the pleasure…

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