Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting – September 16th, 2010

If you are in Minneapolis on Thursday September 16th please join us for the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Microsoft offices at 8300 Norman Center Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437. Eric Kraus and I will be speaking on: Composite Applications: Connecting and Building Workflow Applications…

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Storing Application Configuration Information in SSO

For those using BizTalk, we have long had the need to store configuration information in a central location that is shared between each of the distributed BizTalk instances.  BizTalk itself uses SSO for all of its internal configuration information.  Unfortunately, we have not had a tool that allows us to take advantage of this functionality. …

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Using The Windows Server AppFabric Cache with ASP.NET

It appears that I have lost some of my blog posts.  I am reposting this blog post which originally appeared back in May. Did you know that you can use the AppFabric Cache with ASP.NET?  AppFabric Cache provides an ASP.NET session state provider.  There are a number of reasons that you would want to consider…

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Tagging Objects in the AppFabric Cache

In two of my previous entries I outlined functionality and patterns used in the AppFabric Cache.  In this entry I wanted to expand and look at another area of functionality that people have come to expect when working with cache technology.  This expectation is the ability to tag content with more information than just the…

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Pre-Populate the AppFabric Cache

When I start talking to people about the caching functionality that is part of Windows Server AppFabric I am usually asked “What is the AppFabric Cache?”  The MSDN page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee790954.aspx provides a great overview (below) as well as additional information.  The Cache is defined as: “Windows Server AppFabric caching features use a cluster of…

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Interview on Endpoint.TV

Danny Garber and I were interviewed for Endpoint.TV on Windows Server AppFabric and our upcoming book.    The interview has been published and is now available.  Check it out at https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Endpoint/endpointtv-Pro-Windows-Server-AppFabric/  

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Calling PowerShell from .NET

I have been working with Windows Server AppFabric caching lately and have found it to be very impressive.  The more that I work with it the more that I can see areas that it can be utilized.  One of the things that will become quite evident as you start using it is that much of…

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Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting – March 11th, 2010

If you are in are in Minneapolis on Thursday March 11th please join us for the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Microsoft offices at 8300 Norman Center Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437.  I will be speaking on How to Create Windows Server AppFabric Applications Here…

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Pro Windows Server AppFabric Book

I have been spending my free time working on my next book.  Danny Garber and I are co-authoring this book from APress. The book will be available this spring and should coincide with the release of AppFabric.

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Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting – January 21st, 2010

If you are in are in Minneapolis on Thursday January 21st please join us for the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at the Microsoft offices at 8300 Norman Center Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437.  This months meeting time has changed and we will be meeting from 5:00 to 6:30 Ed Jones…

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