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Architecture and the SDLC


March 25, 2009  6:28 PM

How complex the cloud databases?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Azure, Database development and architecture, Web applications

When Microsoft announced Azure at PDC last October, it was a bit late to the party. Pre-packaged cloud applications like Salesforce.com and Web-based email had been out for a while, but there were also more discrete, developer-centric tools and platforms. One of the most well known cloud...

February 2, 2009  1:08 PM

Windows 7’s UAC has a security flaw



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET application testing and security, Windows 7

A couple blog entries ago, I mentioned that among Windows 7's improvements is a fix to the user account control (UAC) functionality introduced in Vista. UAC was always a good — and overdue — idea,...


October 27, 2008  12:53 PM

Microsoft PDC: First keynote focuses on Microsoft’s Cloud OS, Windows Azure



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), General Microsoft news, Web applications

LOS ANGELES -- In unveiling its Web-based development platform today at PDC, Microsoft has fired a salvo at Amazon EC2, the company's hosted development platform.  Microsoft's version of the cloud computing platform, dubbed

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September 10, 2008  2:04 PM

Microsoft joins OMG – Muglia sees mainstream modeling



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Architecture and the SDLC, General Microsoft news

Microsoft Corp. said it will join the Object Management Group, the steward of UML and promoter of Model-Driven Architecture and other enterprise standards. Microsoft’ Bob Muglia made the disclosure as he...


August 13, 2008  1:49 PM

Getting down with WCF security



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation)

By Andrew Horne Authentication and authorization are key areas of focus in the "Improving Web Services Security" guide published by Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices Team. The guide leads you through SOA security, WCF security, and useful application scenarios for both internet...


May 14, 2008  2:32 PM

NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 beta appears



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Database development and architecture, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Microsoft released a beta of .NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 releases. While devoted in great part to bug fixes, they also include new features, some that have been eagerly awaited. Versions of ADO.NET Entity Framework and the ADO.NET Data Services framework (Astoria) are included.


May 8, 2008  10:37 AM

How does Ray Ozzie measure software projects?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Architecture and the SDLC, Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth)

Little noted but of major interest: At last months Microsoft MVP Global Summit, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie spoke about how he approaches his role as leader software technology steward at Microsoft. The session provided an inside view of how this famed technologist operates.


March 27, 2008  1:33 PM

Application threats seen to radio programmable pacemakers



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET application testing and security

How much foresight must engineers have? At what point do threats become absurdly remote? The questions arise, as I look at an item that recently crossed my desk. It provides a view into a future in which application security will endlessly enter uncharted regions. It has to do with hacking...


March 21, 2008  11:04 AM

Using WCF to Build a REST App



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation)

Dino Chiesa, who previously wrote about how not to write a REST app, finally spills his guts on how to go about doing so. The basic metaphor in WCF is that services receive and respond to incoming communication, and clients initiate those communications. The REST service is an application that...


March 3, 2008  3:40 PM

Report from the field: Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth), VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

NOTABLE THIS WEEK - There is little question that tools these days are subject to rolling releases. Noris there much question that bosses still look for reasons to put off new migrations. Developers want to get their hands on the newest stuff so they are ready when the tools and runtimes are truly...


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