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Azure VMs – SQL Server AlwaysOn Setup across multiple Data Centers fully automated (Classic Service Management)

I’ve just published some code as a sample (under MIT License as per my github repository) which was...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 05/05/2015

Detecting if a Virtual Machine Runs in Microsoft Azure (Linux & Windows) to Protect your Software when distributed via the Azure Marketplace

Since the introduction of the Azure Marketplace many publishers are trying to protect their software...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/16/2015

Azure Websites - Updating my Wordpress Blog and PHP runtime in a save way with Websites Backup

As some of my readers know my blog runs on Microsoft Azure Websites. Since I launched this new...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/17/2015

Azure Batch – (Highly Scalable) Batch Processing with Microsoft Azure (and a Successor to GeRes2)

Azure Batch is a completely managed service, you could see it as “batch processing as a service”. It...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/20/2014

Janet Moonshot & FreeRADIUS on Microsoft Azure – An important step for Researchers for being able to use Microsoft’s Public Cloud Platform

Over the past months I’ve spent some time working with Janet the UK’s National Research and...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 06/18/2014

GeRes2 – An OSS Framework for Reliable Execution of Background Jobs on Azure

A few weeks ago we published an open source framework that covers a scenario required by many...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 06/02/2014

Java & Windows Azure – Using vFabric TC Server with the Azure Plug-In for Eclipse

If you plan to use vFabric TC Server as a container for your Java applications in Windows Azure PaaS...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 03/05/2014

Cloud - Windows Azure - Combining PaaS & IaaS to get best of both worlds in your Architecture (cross-post - based on Basta 2013 Presentation)

Combining Virtual Machines (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) with highly scalable Cloud Services...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 09/26/2013

My new Blog - on Windows Azure Websites

Hi again! It's about more than a year ago since I blogged for the last time. But now I've decided to...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 08/27/2013

Basta Spring 2012 - Presentation - Claims-based Security in Practice - WIF, ADFS 2.0, SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2010 / Outlook Web Access (OWA)

I am a strong believer in claims-based security - those who've read my postings over the past years...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/29/2012

Hybrid Cloud - a sample-scenario and architecture

In my previous posting I outlined a number of thoughts, considerations and technical options for...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/20/2012

Hybrid - Cloud integrated with On-Premises - value, thoughts, technical options...

In the past two months several of our partners and customers confronted me with the topic “hybrid...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 12/30/2011

changes - my next big bet - cloud computing

After a little bit more than 1.5 years as a Microsoft enterprise architect working for a United...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 12/02/2011

Focus on significant elements - One of the most important aspects for architects

Reading books such as “The Process of Software Architecting” you will see statements such as...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/18/2011

What has changed? – More Architecture! – Blog.Restart()

My last blog entry is quite a while ago… November 2011 after my two sessions and Track Ownership at...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/04/2011

TechEd Europe – DEV309 – WCF Data Services, A Practical Deep-Dive – Session Demos Download

As promised in the last session of this year’s TechEd Europe which I had today on WCF Data Services,...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/12/2010

TechEd Europe – DEV305 – Introduction to Parallel Programming – Session Demos Download

I was just coming back from my first session at TechEd on parallel programming before I started...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/10/2010

JAOO (Goto;)) 2010 - What a cool conference - Download Presentation and Code

Wow, it was a busy time the past months since I switched from Developer&Platform Evangelism to...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/10/2010

TechDays 2010 – Windows Azure AppFabric Session – Download a Sample – From all On-Premise to partial Cloud partial on-premise…

Im my last posting I published the first set of downloads on my sessions at TechDays 2010 in...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 05/09/2010

TechDays 2010 in Basel – Download my Samples for Windows Identity Foundation

Well, I know, it’s a few weeks ago, already when we had TechDays Switzerland in Basel. Finally now I...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 05/07/2010

1st Architecture Conference in the History of Microsoft Austria…

…and it’s my baby. Today the conference web site for the 1st architecture conference in the history...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/28/2010

Cloud computing contest with Windows Azure – The architecture and technology of our Austrian contest application

As many of you might know, in Austria we are currently running a Windows Azure Contest where it’s...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/14/2010

Parallel Computing – BigDays – Lamda-Expression-Trap I mentioned during the session – Understanding Bound and Free Variables in Lamdas

At my session on parallel computing at BigDays 2010 during my first demo I mentioned a potential...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/08/2010

BigDays 2010 - Downloads for my presentations/demos on Cloud Computing, Parallel Computing and Visual Studio 2010 Application Life-Cycle Management

Wow, what I time was that the past four weeks – BigDays 2010 preparations and rehearsals, then...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 04/07/2010

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 / Visual Studio 2008 Projects in Visual Studio 2010 RC

If you're experiencing problems upgrading your MVC-projects, check out this blog post. It shows a...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 03/05/2010

Windows Azure Dev Fabric, WCF Service for AJAX not working due to an HTTP 404.3 Error – and the easy solution;)

Recently at my home machine I ran into a strange issue while developing an application for our...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/26/2010

Fans of Zune HD will be fans of Windows Phone 7…

Today we watched the opening key note of MWC in Barcelona where Steve Ballmer shared the first...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/15/2010

SQL Azure – Make ASP.NET Membership and Roles API work on your Cloud Database

In my last posting on the MSDN Briefing I outlined, that I migrated a sample that uses ASP.NET...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/10/2010

Cloud Computing & Windows Azure – MSDN Briefing in Austria from January 26th

On January 26th I presented at our MSDN-Briefing on Cloud Computing and Windows Azure. During the...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/10/2010

Bitlocker in a Windows 7 Guest running on a Hyper-V R2 environment (or any environment without a TPM)

Today I am ill and lying in the bed with a medium temperature… but honestly, I can’t lie in bed the...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 02/03/2010

Redbull Stratos – Felix Baumgartner, his mission to space and a little Austrian Microsoft team...

Well, one none-technical article as an exception;) Since last Friday right after the...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/25/2010

Nice Browser HTML/JavaScript Trick based on yesterday’s expert chat on derStandard.at – avoid “Unknown Runtime Error” in IE while setting innerHTML of a -tag...

Yesterday someone during our Cloud-Computing chat at derstandard.at (see here) someone asked me why...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/21/2010

Session with my current view on Microsoft’s Modeling Strategies: DSLs, UML and Software Factories

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of giving a session on Microsoft’s strategy on modeling, model...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/19/2010

Windows 7 God Mode – Even more Folder GUIDs

If you’ve read my previous post on Windows 7 God-Mode, there are a number of further special folder...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/07/2010

WinHappy New Year 2010 – A Gift – Windows 7 God Mode

Hello everybody and a happy new year. I just read a cool blog post from Georg Binder in Austria...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 01/04/2010

What I found accidentially while walking through some blogs of us... Microsoft Solver Foundation for mathematical programming

Sometimes live as a Microsoft-employee is really strange, especially when you find something from...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 12/23/2009

Windows Azure Tokens and Step-By-Step Guide for Austrian Customers

Finally the last few hours I’ve been working on a (German) step-by-step guide for deploying...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 12/15/2009

PDC 2009 - Being in Windows Azure:)

At PDC in the expo-hall they have a container as it will be used as deployment-unit in the new...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/18/2009

PDC 2009 – In my opinion a more consistent platform story than last year… Windows AppFabric & Co

While Max is blogging on codefest.at about todays key note, where Steven Sinofsky came up with a...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/18/2009

Live from PDC 2009 in L.A. – Windows Identity Foundation Released and further cool announcements…

This morning at PDC 2009 I joined a session from Mr. Identity himself, Kim Cameron. Kim gave a very...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/17/2009

ARC305 Downloads – My Session @ TechEd Europe in Berlin on “Always Responsive Apps & Services”

Right before my session is going to start here in Berlin at 5.30 p.m. I found time to upload my...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/11/2009

3rd Interoperability Council on November 5th

Last week, on November 5th 2009, we had our 3rd Interoperability Council in the Microsoft Innovation...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/09/2009

Identity Interop Update for our Interoperability Council: ADFS v2 and WIF Interop with Sun OpenSSO, Novell Access Manager, CA, OpenID and Sun Metro / WSIT

As today we’re going to host our 3rd Microsoft Austria Interoperability Council, I thought that in...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 11/05/2009

Internet Explorer 8 – All-In-One-Demo for Web Slices, Accelerators and Open Search Integration

Today based on some customer project requirements, Max and I together created a very simple and...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/30/2009

Microsoft Office 2007 – Update Registration Info Tool for my Cousin…

My cousin wanted to update the registration-information specified while installing Microsoft Office...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/28/2009

Windows Communication Foundation and SOAP with Attachments Message Encoder built in Interop-Lab with SVC (Sozialversicherungs-Chipkarten Betriebs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H.))

As some of you know I am the founder and owner of the Austrian Microsoft Interoperability Council....

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/19/2009

DevCamp 2009 – My Session on Always Responsive Applications and Services covering .NET 4.0 Task Parallel Library and CCR with Connection to a Real-World Scenario

Maybe some of you have read the Whitepaper I’ve written together with two architects from Frequentis...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/15/2009

DevCamp 2009 Conference – Key Note on Windows Azure with Step-By-Step Guide in Slides on how-to get your Azure Token!!

It was a great pleasure for me to be part of the opening key note at our 3rd Developer Camp...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/15/2009

ASP.NET MVC Demo Application – Austrian Re-MIX Conference from October 1st 2009 – Updating (complex) object hierarchies using ModelBinder

Yesterday we had our Austrian version of the Re-MIX conference in the Hilton Hotel at Stadtpark in...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 10/02/2009

Presentation at Microsoft TechReady in the US on Always Responsive Applications and Services with samples using CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime) as well as .NET 4.0 Task Parallel Library

Today in the morning I gave a presentation at Microsoft’s largest internal conference for employees...

Author: mszCool [mario] Date: 07/30/2009

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