Thursday, November 19, 2009

Windows Identity Foundation

Windows Identity Foundation Overview:

Click here to the Session on to
Hear how Windows Identity Foundation makes advanced identity capabilities and open standards first class citizens in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Learn how the Claims Based access model integrates seamlessly with the traditional .NET identity object model while also giving developers complete control over every aspect of authentication, authorization, and identity-driven application behavior. See examples of the point and click tooling with tight Microsoft Visual Studio integration, advanced STS capabilities, and much more that Windows Identity Foundation consistently provides across on-premise, service-based, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) applications.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Microsoft Silverlight 3 Series - On demand Web Seminars


Microsoft Silverlight 3 Series

This series of on demand web seminars will walk through the technology fundamentals, data, graphics, and .NET RIA Services of Silverlight 3.

Click here to navigate to Microsoft Silverlight 3 Series at

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finding Osama with GIS & Remote Sensing..

While i was watching Fox News yesterday i heard about this topic of MIT professors claiming on locating Osama bin laden with the help of GIS. I was excited to know that GIS & Remote Sensing is finally getting to the awareness of everyone.. yup.. I was once crazy on these topics as i did my undergrad on these areas.

MIT paper can be accessed by clicking here

As the paper has all imageries & the info you need.. not abstracting it here..

Have a gr8 day..
~Tony Julien

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cloud Computing - Intro

Cloud computing is a buzz word now a days... and if you look for what is cloud computing you get a variety of definitions and explanations..

I suggest the following videos from youtube would give you the on basic understanding you need to know on what is cloud computing..

Don't want to watch the video and wanted it to be in simple words.. here is want i can say on it.

In simple terms Cloud Computing = Hardware as a Service (HaaS) + Software as a Service (SaaS).

SaaS you might be already aware of it. e.g. your web email or your online tax application for which you dont buy the whole application, but you pay for just for using it. Such apps are called SaaS.

HaaS ? simple. you don't buy the hardware to host your stuffs, but you just get it as a service and you pay just for what you need or using and for the duration you need and you don't own anything.. but you rent it.

Here goes the videos.. Which explains more about it.

In my next post i will capture how the major companies are getting into the Cloud Computing space..

~Tony Julien

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TFS PowerTools for VSTS 2008

Have you wondered how to unshelve your shelveset from one branch to other branch ?

Have you wondered on getting a build notification on success or failure for every TFS build of your check-ins?

and you may have many more such tool needs and not available in VSTS.. and few of them could get solved with TFS (Team Foundation Server) PowerTools for Visual Studio Team System 2008.

Check it out with download from

(Snippet from MSDN)
Team Foundation Server Power Tools includes the following tools:
Command line tool (TFPT.EXE)
Build Notification tool
TFS Best Practices Analyzer
Process Template Editor
Work Item Templates
Custom check-in policies
TFS Server Manager
TFS Users tool
Alert Editor

Here is the link to the blog post by Ton de ron on "Unshelving from one branch to another with Team Foundation Server Powertools 2008"

~Tony Julien