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2011 Year in Review

December 30, 2011


2011 was an interesting year. I added 47 posts to this blog, produced three training courses for Pluralsight, started contributing a pair of articles per month for, released my 3rd book, had speaking engagements in New Zealand, Sweden and China, started graduate school, and accepted a new job. I’m extremely thankful for all these […]

Sending Messages to Azure AppFabric Service Bus Topics From Iron Foundry

December 27, 2011


I recently took a look at Iron Foundry and liked what I found.  Let’s take a bit of a deeper look into how to deploy Iron Foundry .NET solutions that reference additional components.  Specifically, I’ll show you how to use the new Windows Azure AppFabric brokered messaging to reliably send messages from Iron Foundry to […]

My StreamInsight Course for Pluralsight is Now Available

December 15, 2011


I’ve been working for the past number of months on a comprehensive Pluralsight training course on Microsoft StreamInsight. I was hoping that I could bang out the course in a short amount of time, but I quickly learned that I needed to get much deeper into the product before I was comfortable producing credible training […]

First Look: Deploying .NET Web Apps to Cloud Foundry via Iron Foundry

December 13, 2011


It’s been a good week for .NET developers who like the cloud.  First, Microsoft makes a huge update to Windows Azure that improves everything from billing to support for lots of non-Microsoft platforms like memcached and Node.js. Second, there was a significant announcement today from Tier 3 regarding support for .NET in a Cloud Foundry […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Clemens Vasters

December 1, 2011


Greetings and welcome to the 36th interview in my monthly series of chat with thought leaders in connected technologies. This month we have the pleasure of talking to Clemens Vasters who is Principal Technical Lead on Microsoft’s Windows Azure AppFabric team, blogger, speaker, Tweeter, and all around interesting fellow.  He is probably best known for […]


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