The Natural Blog of One

Thoughts from a Microsoft Technologist

The Natural Blog of One

  • What is Cloud Computing?

    I'm often asked what I do at Microsoft and my answer is usually somewhere along the lines of "I work to further Microsoft's vision of Cloud Computing." That answer is inevitably followed by another question: "What is Cloud Computing?" Wikipedia defines...
  • Getting the Most Out of the AcmBrowser

    The November CTP of the Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK brought with it a new sample: AcmBrowser. The AcmBrowser is a graphical tool for configuring your ACS token-issuing endpoint. Although we have plans to provide richer and more accesible means...
  • Managing Your Access Control Service Namespace Graphically

    The Access Control Service saw some significant changes with the November CTP release. Prior to that release, the portal was a convenient tool for managing ACS resources graphically. The linked tool is preview of our plans for a UI tool for managing ACS...
  • Deciphering ACS Token Service Errors

    The November 2009 CTP of the Access Control Service brought many new changes. As you learn about these changes, you'll undoubtedly run into some hurdles. One likely hurdle is deciphering the error messages you get from the token and management services...
  • Code Snippets in Blog Posts

    Like the blogs of most technologists, this one will contain its fair share of code snippets. Most developers agree the best way to consume source code is with syntax highlighting. The CopySourceAsHtml Add-In for Visual Studio ( http://copysourceashtml...
  • Hello, World!

    1 public static void Main( string [] args) 2 { 3 Console .WriteLine( "Hello, World!" ); 4 }