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PDF and CHM versions of Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide Available & Azure Service Bus 2-day Course
I’ve just added PDF and CHM versions of “Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide”, you can get them here. The HTML browsable version is here. I have the first delivery of my 2-day course “SOA, Connectivity and Integration using the Windows Azure Service Bus” scheduled for 3-4 May in Stockholm. Feel free to contact me via my blog if you have any questions about the course, or would be interested in an on-site delivery. Details of the course are here ......

Posted On Friday, March 2, 2012 12:54 AM

The Developer's Guide to App Fabric November 2011

The November 2011 release expands on the Service Bus brokered messaging content to provide more details of the features. Deadlettering and message expiration are covered, along with message deferral, duplicate message detection, message correlation and sessions.

Get it here.


Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:26 PM

Interview Webcasts from PDC09
Tibi has delivered another round of intervenes with some of the presenters at PDC. Vittorio Bertocci, Sara Ford, Ted Malone, Brad Abrams, Ade Miller and Don Box shared their ideas on the latest and greatest technology, and also their visions of the future. Tibi also interviewed Jon Flanders and Paula Januszkievicz at TechEd in Berlin. The interviews are here. Update: It seems there is a permissions issue with Azure Storage Tables at the moment, so you get an error when you try to view videos. Hopefuly ......

Posted On Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:30 AM

Who Moved my Cloud?
Due to technical issues, (well, me not reading my hotmail account or any Azure blogs actually) I had a slight “outage” on CloudCasts. The USA-Northwest Azure data centres closed, taking my site with it. After a frantic couple of hours (midnight to 2 AM Swedish time) I’m back up and running in a shiny new data centre in USA-Southwest. The site is now running again at, but due to the change in the Azure app name, links to are broken. At the moment I am seeing ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:44 AM

MSDN Radio Interview “Oslo & Dublin”
On Monday I was up at the Swedish Microsoft campus north of Stockholm for an interview for MSDN Radio. “MSDN Radio – Oslo och Dublin, en rundresa bland kodnamn” (Oslo & Dublin, a tour of the codenames). Dag König, Johan Lindfors, Mikael Deurell and Robert Folkesson, were providing the singing and the questions, and we were discussing as much as we are allowed to talk about relating to Oslo and Dublin before the PDC. The intro is in Swedish, but from 05:45 it’s in English. The link is here ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:16 PM

Interviews at ØreDev and Ze Frank!
Tibi and I are winding down after a hectic few days at the ØreDev conference in Sweden. It was a great conference, with a lot of international speakers and attendees, and a good mix of technologies and tracks. One of the highlights was Ze Frank, who was delivering his stand up comedy routine, which was targeted just right for the attendees. I laid down the gauntlet to Tibi by challenging him to get an interview with Ze, and he accepted and delivered the goods, thanks to Herbjörn Wilhelmsen for chatting ......

Posted On Sunday, November 8, 2009 12:31 AM

Tibi interviews the stars at DevReach in Bulgaria
Tiberiu “Tibi” Covaci, the CloudCasts international correspondent was in Bulgaria last week for the DevReach 2009 conference. During a hectic few days he managed to pin down some of the main presenters and technology influencers for his “Five Minutes With…” interview series. The interviews with Chris Sells, Richard Campbell, Christian Weyer and Carl Franklin have been published with four more to be released later this week. Tibi will also be at TechEd Berlin, OreDev in Malmoe and PDC in Los Angeles, ......

Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:08 PM

Webcast – BAML – A DSL for BAM
I never really “got” the idea of the need to build a textual DSL when I was first introduced to MGrammar. The light really switched on when I looked into developing a DSL that would make it easier for developers to create BAM activities. The BAML language only took a couple of hours to develop. I had experimented with simple text based DSLs before, so this was my first “real” language. I have recorded a 20 minute webcast showing how the language works, and how it can be used. If you want to experiment ......

Posted On Thursday, April 30, 2009 4:49 PM

Interview with Brian Loesgen
A week ago Brian Loesgen was in town presenting at the Developer Summit here in Stockholm. Brian was kind enough to present at the BizTalk User Group in Sweden, and we pulled our resources to deliver a joint session on BizTalk Server Development best practices and BizTalk Server Administration best practices. The presentation was recorded and should be available on Channel 9 shortly. The next evening we had a second BizTalk User Group meeting with Paolo Salvatory who is a BizTalk Ranger (I know they ......

Posted On Saturday, April 25, 2009 7:26 PM

New Webcast on MGrammar...
I’ve just added a new webcast to, on an introduction to MGrammar. I have another one in the pipeline which I hope to get out next week that will look at a more real-world example of using MGrammar. I found MGrammar confusing at first, and thought it would be one of the least used features of Oslo, but after having had the time to experiment with it a bit and get to know how it works I can think of a lot of scenarios where I will consider using it. At the MVP summit I met up with ......

Posted On Sunday, March 22, 2009 6:45 PM

Dublin Webcasts
I’ve posted a couple of webcasts on Dublin on They are based on the PDC08-CSD image, so things may well change going forward, but they provide a good intro as to how to get started exploring hosting services in Dublin, and the configuration options. Hosting Workflow Services in Dublin This webcast will look at hosting declarative services in the Dublin application server. The webcast will start with a basic WCF declarative service and demonstrate the procedure to host the service ......

Posted On Sunday, November 23, 2008 6:39 PM

Two Workflow Foundation 4.0 Webcasts
I’ve just published a couple of webcasts looking at Workflow Foundation 4.0. WF 4.0 Sequential Workflow Designer This webcast takes a look at the new designer in WF 4.0 and features simple workflows to input and output data. It also focuses on the new DbUpdate activity and shows how it can be used to insert data to a SQL database (modelled in “M” of course :-) from a workflow. Building Custom Activities in WF 4.0 This webcasts focuses on developing custom activities for WF 4.0 and also at using the ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:40 PM

Bloggers Guide to Connected Systems (Oslo, WCF/WF, Dublin & Azure) Is Live!
I’ve just published version 1.0 of “Bloggers Guide to Connected Systems”, which will be covering the Oslo, WCF/WF 4.0, Dublin and Azure technologies. The first version has 24 articles from some of the leading developers working with Connected Systems technologies, including members of the “Oslo” team. It is expected that the guide will grow on a monthly basis as more people start working and blogging about the new technologies, and should be a valuable resource for newbies and experienced developers. ......

Posted On Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:52 AM

Data Modelling in “M” Webcast
“M” is a great language for modelling data. In many of the presentations and articles about “M” it has been mentioned that “M” is used for creating models that will be stored in the repository database. But it can also be used for modelling regular databases. This webcast will show how “M” can be used to create tables in a standard relational database. Some of the basic language features will be used to create types and extents. The model will then be enhanced to add constraints and relationships. ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 4:41 AM

Oslo, WCF, WF & Dublin PDC Bits Review Article
I’ve just posted article reviewing the deliverables from the Microsoft Connected Systems Division (CSD) on The article gives a high level overview of the technology present on the image, and provides tips on getting the image running efficiently. The article is a complement to the webcast I posted on Tuesday. The article is here. The webcast is here ......

Posted On Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:05 PM

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