Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • WCF Express Interop Bindings

    Something that might come as a surprise for somebody who worked with WCF (even for years) but never had to interoperate with another platform than .NET is how much WCF isn’t interoperable out-of-the-box.

    It isn’t WCF fault really.  It’s SOAP’s fault and its lousy specs.  Well…  not so much lousy as big, complicated and extremely flexible.  The result is that...

  • Microsoft StreamInsight Intro

    Microsoft released Microsoft StreamInsight with SQL Server 2008 R2.

    This is an engine for real time data analysis.  It’s an alternative to traditional BI which typically crunch replicated data.  Instead, StreamInsight let’s you analyse the data as it comes to you (as a stream).

    The programming model is built on top of LINQ with the twist that the...