What I’ve Been Up To

I’ve been away from blogging for a loong time so have some catching up to do. I spent most of last year building out the new Dallas Microsoft Technology Center while delivering customer engagements and working on a few side projects. The MTC build out is mostly done (a few items remain but I’m spending…


Big week for Dallas MTC

This week is shaping up to be a big week for the Dallas MTC. Monday we have our official launch party where we expect 285 attendees from Micrsosoft and partners (we’ve been operational since 10/6 but we’re now making it official). Then Tuesday thru Thursday we have the World Wide MTC Summit where managers from all 16…


Getting back into blogging

It’s been over a year since I last blogged over on yassers.com. I’m trying to get back into it now and will move my blog back here to MSDN blogs. I know what you’re thinking: “he moves around too much” and I agree with you 🙂 Not only am I moving my blog for the…


Blog moved

I’ve moved my web site and blog to yassers.com. The blog is at http://blog.yassers.com. Some of the more recent entries on this blog (the ones included in this blogs current RSS feed) are duplicated there as well.


What Exactly Is BizTalk?

  I now work as a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Austin which is part of the Microsoft Sales org. In this role I help customers understand how to architect solutions to their business problems/needs using Microsoft technologies. As a result I’m learning a lot of technologies that, as a member of…


Living In Austin

On Saturday 6/17 I boarded a flight from Seattle to Austin and I didn’t have a return ticket. You see, for family reasons I moved to Austin and joined the Microsoft Technology Center. The goal of the MTC is to help customers map their business problems to solutions based on Microsoft products and services. MTC Architects…


More on the WCF RSS Sample

Last week we put up a sample named WCF RSS Toolkit on wcf.netfx3.com and I posted a sample service using it here. Since I wrote most of the toolkit’s code I thought I’d talk a bit about its goals, design and the future. There were two primary goals for this sample: To explore/prototype RSS/Atom support…


WCF RSS Sample

Mark is looking for some sample code for the recently released WCF RSS Toolkit. I’ve put the readme up here. I won’t repeat the whole readme here but here’s a peek at the programming model. There are several shortcuts for feeds from databases and feeds using existing data types so you should really check out…


WCF Custom Channel Ecosystem

Back in January, a few of us on the WCF team kicked off a side project dubbed “the channel ecosystem project”. The goal is to create a community and an ecosystem around WCF custom channels. The first step was to make it easier for developers to build custom channels. To do this we decided to provide detailed…


It’s here

I came home today to find a large box waiting for me; it’s my new iMac G5! This is the 20″ intel dual core version and it’s absolutely stunning. Now I must admit that this is my first Apple computer. My first computer was a Texas Instruments TI 99/4A (complete with the Extended Basic cartridge)….