Dec 052012
 

Well, the holiday season is upon us…  This usually means Christmas parties, a general drop in productivity and a gentle slide into rest and time off.  I’m going to endeavour to continue to get articles up onto the site over the holiday period.

I’ve got a box of goodies to get through, starting off with a multi-part series on claims based authentication with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services – that will be an interesting topic for those new to claims and claims based authentication (and authorisation).

Then, I’ve been getting into Windows Phone 8 development, courtesy of a webinar and the release (finally) of the Windows Phone 8 SDK and Visual Studio 2012.  So I’ll be posting more details about development and some interesting tips and tricks about the new platform.

Lastly, I’ll be reviewing UbiSoft’s latest release instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series (Assassin’s Creed III) and also writing up notes on the recently released Halo 4 on the Xbox 360.  Stay tuned for those!

So check back.. new content is always coming through the pipeline.  I’ve got the foundation article for ADFS already brewing, it requires a fair amount of up-front configuration if you plan to build a development environment which is claims aware, so I’ll try and post details as soon as possible.

Until then.. Stay safe.

R

Apr 222012
 

There’s been a bit of slowdown in composing some new articles for the site.. despite the seriously large number of things to write about. 
This year has seen SQL Server 2012 go RTM, and the early pre-release candidates for both Windows 8 and Windows 8 Server.

On the agenda are the following… please add a comment if you’d prefer some over others:

  • Team Foundation Server (TFS) Azure – Automated Builds in the cloud (continuing the series)
  • Windows 8 Server – Reviewing the new edition of Hyper-V
  • Visual Studio 11 – What you need to know
  • Windows 8 – the various editions debugged
  • What’s the latest with the .NET Entity Framework?
  • A primer on Release Management with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • What’s new in Team Foundation Server 2012 (Beta Edition)?
  • Career Development: Designing You, v.Next

As you can see, quite a list of meaty topics.  My time has become quite limited in the (new) world of being a Dad, so I can’t cover it all.
I really value feedback from readers, so please consider leaving a comment on what you’d like to see from the above (or suggest an alternative topic).

Best /R