Internet of Things (IoT) on Microsoft

What is IoT: Internet of Things (IoT) has become the buzzword today (even though it was coined long time back… in 1990s by MIT professors). IoT simply means: “all entities connected”. Everything connected ranging from your home appliances (like TV, refrigerator, Microwave, Car etc.) to office appliances (tablets, laptops, phones etc.) to industry specific devices…

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Live ID Authentication

June 27 – 2011 Pre-requisites: I assume the reader understands the concept of Claims Authentication and related terms like STS, IP… About: This post explains my understanding about Live ID authentication that you might want to integrate in your applications like Win Forms, SharePoint, CRM or a custom ASP.NET application.Live ID exposes different ways of…

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ApplicationPoolIdentity and IIS

Ever faced the requirement of giving permissions to any resource (like folder) while your ASP.NET application’s pool is running under ApplicationPoolIdentity? Few points to understand: There is no fixed account for this so you would not find any account under in built accounts while trying to set ACL permissions. Corresponding to each AppPool that you…

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ADFS 2.0; The Service is Unavailable Error

Hi, I just came to understand that while using the Step by step guides for ADFS 2.0 alongwith combination of the Virtual machines that are present at connect Microsoft website, you might receive “Service Unavailable” errors while trying to navigate to ADFS asmx services or FederationMetadata.xml file. The virtual Machines present at Microsoft connect location…

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ADFS 2.0; The Service is Unavailable Error

Hi, I just came to understand that while using the Step by step guides for ADFS 2.0 alongwith combination of the Virtual machines that are present at connect Microsoft website, you might receive “Service Unavailable” errors while trying to navigate to ADFS asmx services or FederationMetadata.xml file. The virtual Machines present at Microsoft connect location…

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MVVM with RIA Services

MVVM without RIA: ·         MVVM relies on the concept that View (XAML) will not contact your Model directly. ·         View will contact Model via ViewModel classes. ·         ViewModel talks with View using Data Binding and Commanding in XAML based applications. ·         ViewModel talks with Model via web service communication in case of Silverlight when we…

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Silverlight Graphics and Hardware Acceleration

Hi, Today is May 20th 2010 and I am writing this post to discuss the working mechanism of Silverlight’s capability of utilizing GPU of your machine. There are two kinds of graphics popular today:  1. Bitmap Graphics: Here the graphics is a file that stores the display information in the form of pixel information. Basically…

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WCF Data Service; Server Driven Paging (SDP); Silverlight

Hi, Today is January 5th 2010 and I am writing this post to explain the mechanism of the Server Driven Paging feature of WCF Data Service and also a code guide on how to use this from Silverlight 4.0. The Pattern: Server Driven paging is one of the new features that have been added in…

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Why Task Based Programming (Parallel Extensions)

Hi, Today is October 15th 2009 and I am writing this post to express my understanding about parallel programming using Parallel Extensions (or Task based parallel programming); specifically to express why should we go for this approach. Since the Parallel Extension announcement, I was excited to get my hands dirty with it but after working…

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Microsoft Codename "Gemini"

  Hi, Today is July 28th 2009 and I am writing this small post to share my understanding on Gemini and Business Intelligence arena and specifically around Analysis Service. Talk about data in Microsoft and the very first thing that comes in mind is SQL Server. Microsoft hardly released SQL 2008 and we are looking…

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