Clemens Vasters.

Tales from the land of cloud computing. From, well, how shall I say - up here?

The Magical Input Queue Of T (aka InputQueue)

This post explains an essential class for asynchronous programming that lurks in the depths of the...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/11/2010

Programming WCF Services, Third Edition

Juval Löwy’s very successful WCF book is now available in its third edition – and Juval asked me to...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/10/2010

Twitter

For the (blog-) record - if you'd ever be looking for me on Twitter (where I'm sadly writing tons...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/08/2010

Windows Azure AppFabric Overview session from TechEd Australia 2010

In case you need a refresher or update about the things me and our team work on at Microsoft, go...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/08/2010

TechEd: ASI204 Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Overview

Room 398, Tuesday June 8 3:15pm-4:30pm Session Type: Breakout Session Track: Application Server...

Author: clemensv Date: 06/01/2010

TechEd: ASI302 Design Patterns, Practices, and Techniques with the Service Bus in Windows Azure AppFabric

Room 265, Thursday June 10 9:45AM – 11:00 AM Session Type: Breakout Session Track: Application...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/27/2010

NT Konferenca 2010 - The Slides

I put the slides for my talks at NT Konferenca 2010 (in Slovenia) on SkyDrive. The major difference...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/25/2010

NT Konferenca 2010 - Windows Azure Slidedecks

I put the slides for my talks at NT Konferenca 2010 on SkyDrive. The major difference from my APAC...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/24/2010

Windows Azure Speaking Tour Slides

I'm on a tour through several countries right now and I'm talking to ISVs about the Windows Azure...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/15/2010

Hosting Service Bus endpoints in IIS and Server AppFabric (Dublin)

My office neighbor, our Service Bus Test Lead Vishal Chowdhary put together a bundle of code and...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/09/2010

UA 875 SEA NRT

It’s not a revival of my career as a traveling talking head, but it sure feels a bit like old days....

Author: clemensv Date: 05/08/2010

The Rough Setup Script for PDC09 SVC18 - Getting DinnerNow! to run on Windows Azure

At the bottom of this post you’ll find the DinnerNow version that I’ve been using for my PDC09 talk....

Author: clemensv Date: 11/23/2009

Port Bridge

Building “hybrid” cloud applications where parts of an an app lives up in a cloud infrastructure and...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/18/2009

SocketShifter - Network virtualization over the .NET Service Bus

Anyone using the .NET Service Bus should take a good look at the SocketShifter project started by...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/06/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers and Queues - Part 5: The Queue API for the rest of us

In Parts 3 and 4 of this series I’ve explained the REST protocol for the .NET Service Bus Queue...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/06/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers and Queues - Part 4: The REST Queue Protocol in Code Snippets

After I’ve gone through the dry facts of the REST Queue Protocol in Part 3 of this series, here’s...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/06/2009

The .NET Service Bus REST protocol for Queues - Some comments, some answers

Stefan Tilkov has several interesting remarks regarding our .NET Service Bus REST Queue Protocol...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/06/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP: Host a Public Website At The Kitchen Table or from a Coffee Shop! No Kidding.

.NET Service Bus Reverse Web Proxy: Click here to download the source Using the application/service...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/05/2009

XML-RPC with WCF (Updated)

XML-RPC for WCF Download here I had updated my WCF XML-RPC stack for PDC’08 but never got around to...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/03/2009

How do I use the .NET Services "December 2008" CTP SDK with the "March 2009" CTP Services?

Short answer: You can’t. There is a range of breaking protocol changes between the December bits and...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/02/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers And Queues - Part 3: The REST Queue Protocol

[If this text looks vaguely familiar you’ve read the HttpQueueSample Readme doc from the SDK. Good...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/02/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers And Queues - Part 2: Queue Policies

In the previous post in this series I’ve discussed some of the foundational principles of the new...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/02/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - Service Bus Routers and Queues - Part 1: Fundamentals

In the March 2009 CTP of the .NET Service Bus we’ve added two significant new capabilities, Routers...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/01/2009

[Intermission] Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer sitzt 'ne kleine Wa! - or: When REST isn't REST - or: Why and How I Care About Standards-Compliance

… seht Euch mal die Wa an, wie die Wa ta kann. Auf der Mauer auf der Lauer sitzt ‘ne kleine Wa!....

Author: clemensv Date: 04/01/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - The Service Bus Namespace

With the March CTP, the .NET Service Bus namespace root for each project is taking on a new form...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/31/2009

.NET Services March 2009 CTP - "Milestone 5"

Our deployment team reports that they’re done with the last touches on our new release, that the...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/31/2009

The Service Bus Bindings and WAS/IIS

[Update 2010-08-25: Wade Wegner now shows a solution on his blog] We’ve been getting some questions...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/05/2008

.NET Services: MSDN Developer Center

The MSDN Developer Center for .NET Services is the first stop to go to for technical information on...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/05/2008

.NET Services - Two things you may not have noticed yet....

In the sea of PDC 2008 announcements you may have missed the following two signficant developments:...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/02/2008

"How can I get a .NET Services access code?" Or: "I signed up but didn't get my code yet!"

If you want to try out Windows Azure, or .NET Services, or SQL Services, you need an access code....

Author: clemensv Date: 11/02/2008

Our PDC talks online

Our team's PDC talks are online on Channel 9: Azure Platform Overview (John & Dennis):...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/01/2008

Questions about .NET Services? Hit the forums.

We've got a discussion forum up on MSDN where you can ask questions about Microsoft .NET Services...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/28/2008

Azure: Microsoft .NET Service Bus

According to recent traffic studies, the BitTorrent protocol is now responsible for roughly half of...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/27/2008

Announcing the Microsoft Code-Name "BizTalk Services" R12 Release

We’re thrilled to announce that the BizTalk Services “R12” Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/15/2008

BizTalk Services R11/R12 upgrade in progress

The BizTalk Services CTP will be switched from the "R11" to the "R12" release starting in about 30...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/15/2008

BizTalk Services: Update to the services (and SDK) scheduled

Heads up: If things go as planned, the BizTalk Services cloud will be unavailable for a few hours...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/12/2008

TechEd Time! - and what I'm up to these days

Didn't I write that I wanted to blog more this year? It's June, you see what came out of that. First...

Author: clemensv Date: 06/02/2008

What is a Token?

Earlier today I hopefully gave a somewhat reasonable, simple answer to the question "What is a...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/02/2008

What is a Claim?

If you ask any search engine "What is a Claim?" and you mean the sort of claim used in the WS-*...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/02/2008

Federated Identity with BizTalk Services

I highly recommend reading Vittorio's most excellent and illuminating blog entry for how to use the...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/31/2008

BizTalk Services "R11" CTP Comes with a Surprise

A flock of pigs has been doing aerobatics high up over Microsoft Campus in Redmond in the past three...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/31/2008

Good Morning. It's 2008 and I have a new job.

2007 I've posted some 30 entries on my blog. That's what some of the "Whoa, listen to me, I am so...

Author: clemensv Date: 01/11/2008

SOA and Business Process Conference 2007

You are in North America and not in Europe? You want more content than what fits into a track at...

Author: clemensv Date: 08/29/2007

Live again at TechEd Barcelona: The Steve & Clemens Show

Even though the TechEd Europe Developer Website doesn't yet clearly say so, Steve Swartz and myself...

Author: clemensv Date: 08/29/2007

LiveID + CardSpace

Check this out.

Author: clemensv Date: 08/27/2007

Sin, Sin, Sin: How to do Simple, Webby, and Completely Insecure ASP.NET Membership Authentication and Role Authorization with WCF

We're all sinners. Lots of the authentication mechanisms on the Web are not even "best effort", but...

Author: clemensv Date: 08/22/2007

XML-RPC with WCF

UPDATE: The code has been updated. Ignore this post and go here. I'm writing lots of code lately....

Author: clemensv Date: 08/20/2007

TweetieBot - A BizTalk Services Experiment

Having an Internet Service Bus up in the cloud is not very entertaining unless there are services in...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/16/2007

Help Wanted

After roughly 15 months of working for the firm I've got to say that while it was fun talking about...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/07/2007

[WebGet] BizTalk

Steve Maine explains what's in the newest revision of the BizTalk Services SDK, including quite a...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/07/2007

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