Author Archives: alexthissen

Revelations on Windows 8

Today the //BUILD/Windows conference started with a day full of main sessions. A two and a half hour keynote followed by three “Big Picture” sessions after lunch introduced all present to the new Windows 8 OS and platform. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Getting ready to unwrap the big picture at BUILD

Tomorrow is the first day of the //BUILD/Windows conference. BUILD is a highly anticipated conference and expectations are equally high. I thought it would be good to put some of my thoughts on my blog before the conference actually started. … Continue reading

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Using WCF and WIF to perform WS-Trust active claim requests

The last week I have been working on a claim-based identity scenario that involves two separate instances of a Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 as Security Token Service (STS). The first STS is an identity provider STS (IP-STS) and … Continue reading

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Portable Libraries for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

The Microsoft BCL team recently released the RTM version of Portable Libraries (PL). This PowerTool for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 allow you to develop managed assemblies for more than one target .NET framework. It will let you aim your code … Continue reading

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SDN Event June 2011: ASP.NET Web Pages Framework for ASP.NET developers

Last Friday saw another edition of a Software Development Network Event. A number of great sessions were on the list. I got to see Marcel de Vries’s session on combined development for Windows Phone 7, Android and iOS. I must say … Continue reading

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Choosing from all the great sessions at the Dutch Developer Days 2011

The organization of the Microsoft Developer Days has an outstanding reputation for selecting excellent speakers from abroad and both new and well known speakers in The Netherlands. This year I intend to go see more sessions than in previous years. … Continue reading

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A new role: Microsoft Regional Director

Since early March I have been given a new role as Microsoft Regional Director (RD). In The Netherlands there are two positions for RD, and for the past few years Marcel de Vries and Anko Duizer have fulfilled both. Last … Continue reading

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