Hi All, It’s been a while since I last posted – mainly distracted by the events of life.. and starting a new job. I’ll have some more content up soon, particularly a focus on completing the Enterprise Integration series. There will also be some more cloud computing coverage. R

Status Update


AWS Partner Training 1/5/2017 – Cliftons Canberra “AWS would like to invite you to attend the ALL NEW AWS Solutions Training for Partners: Foundations in Canberra on Monday 1st May from 9:00pm – 3:00pm. You will have a chance to meet the AWS sales teams for Canberra and learn how […]

Rough Notes: AWS Training – May 2017


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Continuing on from the previous couple of articles, I’m going to introduce a number of integration terms, concepts and patterns and provide a basic definition so these references make sense in further articles.  This won’t be an exhaustive list, merely a brief sample. Common Integration Concepts and Patterns Enterprise Service […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 3



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Introduction Continuing from the experience with Visual Studio 2015, the next edition – Visual Studio 2017 – was officially released to Visual Studio (formerly MSDN) subscribers earlier this month.  This edition follows the trend established in the previous edition of providing two channels of licensing – by using a Microsoft […]

Visual Studio 2017 – Using a Product Key


This series of articles will describe a number of enterprise integration design principles, some based on Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architectural principles. These articles extract specific principles and applies them to technical solutions involving any system integration requirements. Background Over the years, I have designed […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 2


This is the beginning of a series of articles focusing on how to identify and leverage value from defining and building mature system integration patterns. Integration is an aspect of system engineering that defines the interaction between two or more different systems to share data and support business solutions across […]

Enterprise Integration – Part 1



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Is finally here. Here’s some UI pr0n for you: Finally back to sensible formatting of menus by default! Developers –1, UX People – 0 Here’s the version dialog: New logo New project dialog: Defaults to 4.5.2 for the runtime .Net Core options can be reached through a dedicated template category

It begins.. Visual Studio 2017


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  Tonight I decided to see what was new on MSDN Subscriptions, which I occasionally do from time to time.  Given Microsoft’s Ignite conference was held just last week, I wondered whether it had aligned with any new big releases. When I authenticated to MSDN Subscriptions, I saw the usual […]

Changes to MSDN Subscriptions


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Welcome to 2017 everyone. I’ve been back working since early January, and it’s all strategic roadmaps, capability mappings, enterprise design principles and salutations. I’m going to try to make a commitment this year to post more architecture-related content (as that is my actual day job), and possibly try to capture […]

A Belated Happy New Year Resolution



Season’s Greetings to readers of Sanders Technology. It’s been an interesting year, hopefully 2017 will bring new technologies and new opportunities! Please enjoy a safe and prosperous new year. While I’m away, I’ll be playing with the new features of Visual Studio 2017 RC (which you can prep an offline […]

Happy Holidays


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It’s been a common practice of mine over the past three decades (yes) to use the Telnet client as a quick and easy way of determining whether a TCP port is open between two computers.  As of Windows Server 2012, Telnet Client is not installed by default, which means you […]

Port Testing with PowerShell


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Windows Server 2016 was launched less than two months ago, and one of the attractive options is an excellent makeover of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). The latest version is stacked with great features and is seriously worth the upgrade.  However, I thought I’d point out one of the […]

Windows Server 2016/AD FS – Update Password



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Continuing on from the previous article, PowerShell Basics – Consuming a Web API, let’s move on to some slightly deeper scripting.  Querying an API in isolation is seldom useful in isolation, as it requires a deal of manual work to keep feeding the script.  What if we could programmatically import […]

PowerShell Basics – Looping, Error Handling and Conditional Control Logic


Over the weekend I decided to do some tinkering with data from my long list of vinyl records.  I’ve been trying to ensure that the more valuable LPs are stored away from the hands of my little cohorts – and popular website discogs.com happens to have both marketplace data, and […]

PowerShell Basics – Consuming Web APIs


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Azure Training Day Microsoft Canberra – October 4th, 2016 Introduction A brief overview of the Azure Platform, starting from Infrastructure up. 36 Azure Regions, 28 Azure Compute. Most regions paired for redundancy. 500+ new releases in the past12 months, exceptional rate of change. Additional stats – the platform is very […]

Azure Training Day – Slightly Structured Notes