Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • ASP.NET + WIF article

    Here’s an MSDN article about how to integrate WIF into an ASP.NET application:  Passive Authentication for ASP.NET with WIF.

    It doesn’t talk about ADFS it goes into the details of the configuration of WIF.  That’s very interesting since the STS Wizard generates a bunch of configuration but no explanation on what is doing what.

  • Expended feature set in Access Control Service (AppFabric LABS)

    Microsoft just released a new feature set on top of Access Control Service (ACS).  It is currently in “incubation” in AppFabric Labs.  The Azure Labs are charge-free developer previews of features.  They should eventually move to “production” with charge patterns.

    You can see a quick (5 minutes) demo of it on Wade Wegner blog’s.  Wade is a Microsoft Technical...

  • Event bus in Windows Azure

    Ok, that’s it, I’m started for feature requests on Windows Azure with my last Blog Entry, let’s keep going!

    I’ve spoke about how Azure Storage, and more specifically Azure Tables, lack querying capabilities.  Another Azure Storage component, Azure Queues, also lack a big feature:  notification!

    To some extent Azure queues are even less optional than...

  • Querying Azure Storage

    I’ve been reading the Wikipedia article about CouchDB lately.  It always impresses me how much engineering effort and men-hours are put into so many competing platforms.  I guess the least we could do is to look at the architecture of those initiatives and get the best out of them.

    CouchDB - Relax

  • Consuming FaultContract with Restful WCF services

    I’ve learned something new this morning while doing a proof-of-concept around WCF REST services.

    I did a little WPF demo app both hosting and consuming web services.  I was trying to handle faults properly, using fault contracts.  I had experience with SOAP-based WCF web services, so I went the motions, starting by creating a fault contract:

    [DataContract