Oh happy days! Every principal is derived from ClaimsPrincipal in .NET 4.5. This makes all the work on the book we did that much more relevant now. So if you want to know more about claims, read the book and follow this blog:
It must be that time of year. I have been at patterns & practices for a couple of years again and it has been awesome. Since I have been back I have worked on some great content with some great people.
I can't believe all the cool projects I have been on. More than that, the people I got to work with are amazing. If you ever wanted to to great work with great people you could not find a better place.
So where am I going? Visual Studio ALM! I am excited about this new opportunity. I will get to work with some new and old friends. Looking forward to the new adventures.
I can't say enough about the p&p team and you should come work in the group. I am a long time member of this group and the reason I keep coming back (they call me the boomerang) is because they do awesome work.
If you want to be part of an incredible group of people working on cool tech, apply now!
We are making heavy use of the Parallel Programming Library in Native Code. I really love this. After our PPL books from last year, I have really been interested in this. One of our awesome team members, Thomas Petchel, has written up some intro material on our code displaying this.
We have done some major work on Hilo to get things in better shape. Right now we are waiting on the next release of Windows 8 and Visual Studio coming soon to make the final push before we call this done before RTM. Please go check out the code / docs and give us some feedback!
Recently Steve Marx and I spent a few hours working on a best practices document for Windows Azure. As expected, this was a fun and educational experience – plenty of goofing around, but also some really good discussion on things to think about when building applications for Windows Azure. One of the items we discussed is a better approach for sleeping inside the Worker Role when pulling from queues. Rather than defaulting to a retry every 10 seconds we decided that the best approach is to exponentially back-off on your queue reads while capping it with an upper bound. "
On Tuesday, April 24, well host the first ever patterns & practices Symposium online on Channel 9! Microsoft patterns & practices symposiums are held regularly in the U.S. and abroad, with top speakers on current topics. Most of the speakers are from the Microsoft patterns & practices (p&p) team. The event is aimed primarily at software architects, developers, and technical managers. Patterns & practices develops applied engineering guidelines to help software developers and architects build great solutions on the Microsoft platform.
The April 24th online p&p symposium program 2012 will include keynote sessions and technical sessions focusing on building scalable applications in Azure, mobile development, node.js, CQRS, .NET Gadgeteer and Micro Framework, and a general overview of p&p roadmap.