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#  Tuesday, 13 September 2005

Want to know what Atlas is all about? On the Atlas site you will find hands-on labs, live quickstarts demoing Atlas features, documentation, and VSIs for creating your own Atlas apps with Visual Studio 2005. What are you waiting for? Check it out now!

Tuesday, 13 September 2005 17:03:41 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 

The PDC today officially kicked off with a keynote by Bill Gates. To me, the more interesting parts came later in Jim Allchins keynote: Atlas, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation as well as C# 3.0 & LINQ. However, Office 12 does look very promising too. Can't wait to get my hands on that beta (never expected to say that about Office, ever).

In the afternoon, I attended the following breakouts:

  • Behind the Scenes of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • Windows Server “Longhorn”: What's New for Developers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"): A Lap around the Windows Presentation Foundation

Looking forward to tomorrow, because Windows Workflow Foundation will be revealed at the keynote (aka general session).

 

Categories: .NET | 2 Ohhhh | ASP.NET | C# | Team System | this | Training and Conferences | Visual Studio
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 04:33:11 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 

Today was preconference day at the PDC. I opted for Keith Brown's talk Attack and Defense: The Art of Secure Coding. Of course it contained a couple of well-known "friends" such as SQL Injection, but there were other interesting tidbits that made it worthwhile.

Speaking of which, including (four) product demos was a good idea, here is the list of products in order of presentation:

Definitely worth checking out, might save a headache or two when using those tools.

Keith also briefly discussed SDL (Security Development Lifecycle) vs Security Engineering Guidelines. You could also cast that as ideal world (ie lots of cash for security available) vs real world. Therefore: go for patterns & practices stuff to make your projects secure.

Categories: .NET | Security | this | Training and Conferences
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 03:20:11 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Sunday, 11 September 2005

If there's one thing I could do without then it is travel, especially when you fly in from Europe. But PDCs have always been worth it - I attended every single one since the ´96 PDC "Building Internet Applications" in SF. Funny enough, I still have the tote bag from that conference, and it made to this years PDC (again, the bag is a frequent traveller in its own respect). The most durable and useful product I ever got from MS <g />. No patches applied so far.

I spent a good portion of the twelve hour flight watching the 2.2 gig Channel 9 videos I brought with me on the plane. It pays off to have two spare batteries for your laptop (did I mention that I really, really like my X31?). I did resist using the Connexion WLAN that was available on this flight. Somebody else couldn't.

Back to PDCs, especially this year's. Originally, I had planned to pay a visit to the Mono user meeting on Tuesday night, however, they scheduled it during the expo hall reception. In a hotel away from the conferene center. Too bad.

Sunday, 11 September 2005 04:04:41 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Friday, 09 September 2005

Although the files for this TechTalk repeat are identical to the TechTalk downloads, I noticed that the download location has been moved. For your convenience, here are the direct download links to the three respective files:

Friday, 09 September 2005 07:42:23 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3]

 



#  Tuesday, 06 September 2005

Yesterday, I attended Kevin Cox' talk about database mirroring in SQL Server 2005. The event was organized by the SQL Server User Group Austria in Vienna, with Peter Koen (old UG lead) inviting Kevin, and Jaser Elmorsy (new UG lead) organizing it. Session description for the records: Database mirroring is a new SQL 2005 feature for high availability. What happens if you combine mirroring with other features, like snapshot and clustering? This presentation will teach you the basics of database mirroring, then will discuss some advanced topics for common solutions.

Kevin also pointed us to the SQLCAT blog - CAT being shorthand for Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team. The description as well as Kevin promised that they will be posting demanding scenarios and solutions to those in that very blog.

Categories: Community | SQL Server
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 07:33:57 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Monday, 05 September 2005

Bill Staples is the group program manager on the IIS 7 team. That's Microsoft's Web Server. We spend an hour discovering IIS 7 (the next version of IIS 7). Includes lots of demos. View

At long last some information for the general public (not that it would be news for me).

Categories: IIS | Newsbites
Monday, 05 September 2005 10:36:52 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Thursday, 25 August 2005

Hot off the press: on 8th of September, I will be doing a rerun of my TechTalk Tools zu erfolgreichen Softwareentwicklung mit .NET (~ Tools for successful software projects in .NET) in Graz at the monthly .NET User Group Styria meeting (sign up here). So if you didn't have a chance to attend my TechTalk in Germany, this is your ticket in Austria.

Categories: .NET | this | Training and Conferences
Thursday, 25 August 2005 15:20:27 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Tuesday, 23 August 2005

I admit that I am not the sort of person who likes to go through long and winded installation instructions. However, I am willing to go to great lengths when it comes to security - still with certain limits though. And I hit such a brick wall today: trying to secure Subversion. From the documentation, I knew that the recommended path was SSH, so I set out to find out how to get this up and running on my Windows box.

Owning the black sock in Google fu, I came up with various articles, the most helpful being SVN+SSH+public key authentication on Windows Box as server. Most helpful because after reading the aforementioned recipe plus Subversion / TortoiseSVN SSH HowTo, I decided to scratch my efforts. Why?

For starters, I am not a big fan of Cygwin. That's just personal mischief of a Windows guy, I can swallow my pride when the tools that depend on it provide merit. What's more of a problem for me is installing a service for adding security to another service - especially if I need that new service just for the "security purpose", and not the other bells and whistles it can provide (plus the security issues that might be hidden in those unused parts). Call me paranoid, but I simply like to reduce "moving parts" in my setups, because: What's worse than malicious traffic? Right, encrypted malicious traffic.

Secondly, do you think - honestly - that developers love to jump through hoops to get access to the repository? (I am referring to the client side of things on Windows) Not really. From the top of my head, I fall short of naming a single developer I personally know that would love to follow those steps. But every single one of them would be more than willing to just replace svn:// for svns:// when accessing a repository.

Conclusion: yes, I am whining about the usability of an open source project. As I am participating on one myself, you very well can spare me the "usual" arguments of do-it-yourself-because-the-sourcecode-is-available-anyways. This is a rant. I want to be unreasonable. But it sure would be nice if security was in the box. Especially nowadays.

Categories: Administration | Security | Subversion
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 16:00:57 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Thursday, 18 August 2005

This is not just a plain announcement of the revamped German MSDN Developer Center - Sicherheit, it also contains some back patting for myself, so be warned.

My part in this relaunch was to go over "Basiswissen: Know How für Einsteiger" (~ Security [1..4]01) and pull together useful content in the security area applicable to developers. The result? A mix of books (some of the very best information still is only available in dead tree rendition), online articles and more. Everything is nicely presented in a box in the middle of the page:

Grundlagen (Foundation), .NET Framework Sicherheit (.NET Fx Security), Web Services (I proposed "Web Services & Distributed Technologies"), ASP.NET and Kryptographie (cryptography, my pet peeve) are the sections that I contributed. Judging from a brief perusal, it seems that mostly only my content is in there. So Michael and Uwe will accept my apologies for me claiming those to be "my" sections.

Categories: .NET | Newsbites | Security | this
Thursday, 18 August 2005 13:16:04 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



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