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Convective

This is my first post since transferring this blog from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress.com. Overall the process of transferring the blog went well. In fact, finding a valid (domain) name for the blog on WordPress.com took far longer than … Continue reading

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Messenger Connect Beta .Net Library

Important Note 8/30/2010 This is probably the shortest lived-blog post in history since I just received an email from Microsoft stating: Based on feedback from our early adopters, we are discontinuing the strongly typed Messenger Connect .NET library in favor … Continue reading

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ACID + BASE

ACID When a group of related actions is performed on a data system there are several desirable properties: atomicity –  either all the actions succeed or none succeed. consistency – the system remains in a consistent state with regard to … Continue reading

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Claiming an Identity in the Geneva Framework

In an earlier post I recommended danah boyd’s U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. thesis Taken Out of Context – American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics. Dry as the title is, the thesis is actually an interesting read for anyone interested in identity … Continue reading

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Geneva – Introduction

After looking at the Windows Live ID SDK and doing a couple of posts on Authentication and Authorization in the Live Framework and Using Delegated Authentication to Access LiveFX from Windows Azure I thought I should look at Geneva – … Continue reading

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Local Storage on Windows Azure

12/20/2009 This post has been updated to be consistent with the latest version of the Azure SDK. The primary changes are from RoleManager to RoleEnvironment and the addition of a new cleanOnRoleRecycle attribute to the schema definition for LocalStorage. Windows … Continue reading

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Using Delegated Authentication to Access LiveFX from Windows Azure

I pointed out in an earlier post that delegated authentication is the recommended way for a website to provide access to a user’s mesh using LiveFX. By using delegated authentication a user remains in complete control of the access to … Continue reading

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