Hot off the shelf – MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Friday, August 23, 2013

A couple of days ago I published my first post after an absence of 8 months, where I promised to tell you about the course I worked on for the past couple of months. The 20487B course is an official Microsoft course, which myself and several other experts from Sela have been working on for the past 8 months. As with the previous course I wrote for Microsoft (10263 – developing WCF services), this course also took a lot of time to develop because it involved creating an elaborated lab scenario, 14 course modules, and a whole...

My Fiddler Session in Sela’s Dev Days

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today was my last session in the Dev-Days conference, and this time it was about Fiddler. In this 1-day session we saw how Fiddler can be used to sniff communication, use it as a reverse proxy, manipulate the communication, and how to extend Fiddler with your own custom inspectors and request/response tampering code. We also saw several extensions for fiddler such as the SyntaxView, the request code generator, and the FiddlerScript utility that enables you to edit the Fiddler’s script using intellisense. You can download the presentation and the code samples (including two sample inspectors I...
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My WCF Crash Course and Advanced Workshop in Sela’s Dev-Days

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yesterday we started Dev-Days at Sela – 5 days, 15 experts, 25 session, and a whole lot of people (around 600 people registered for this week). Yesterday Erez Harari and I had our WCF Crash Course – going from 0 knowledge to a 100 in 9 hours. We talked about services, contracts, hosting, monitoring, RESt, security, reliability, and extensibility. There were about 40 people that attended the session, and I enjoyed it a lot. To those of you who attended the lectures, and to those who just want to take a peek at what we talked about, I’ve uploaded the...
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My lectures at Visual Studio Live! 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In October I’m going to attend the Visual Studio Live! 2011 conference at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, this time not as a listener, but as a presenter. I’m going to have two sessions in the conference, the first one will be about the new features of WCF 4, and the other one will be about the new “face” of ASP.NET, which is of course ASP.NET MVC. I have a lot to tell you about these technologies, so were going to have lots of fun (and hopefully learn something new in the process). But before...

Sela Dev Days 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

During the last week of June (26-30) we’re going to have a 5 day conference in Sela about current and new technologies in the field of web, mobile, desktop, and server development. If you’re interested in Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, HTML 5, WPF, WCF, or simply want to learn more about advanced .NET development, come and learn from the experts. During this week, I will have three full-day sessions in the field of web development: Advanced WCF - Deep dive into WCF, understand the concept of hosting and extensibility, and learn how to tune and...
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MIX 2011–Day 0

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

So day zero began with me flying from Israel to Las Vegas through Newark, where I missed my flight due to all the security checks. Luckily there was a flight leaving two hours later, so I was able to get to Las Vegas in a decent hour. Tomorrow starts day 1 of MIX, so I have to get up early (this post was written in 2am) to register. I would probably go this time to the Azure sessions, since it correlates with my current work on Windows Azure and Windows HPC Server (I’ll post...
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I’m a Microsoft Community Contributor

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I got the following email today from Microsoft: “Dear Ido, Congratulations! We’re pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award. The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers. The value of these resources is greatly enhanced by participants like you, who voluntarily contribute your time and energy to improve the online community experience for others. …” And I also got...

What’s new in WCF 4 open house recordings

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Last week I had an open house in Sela about the new features and improvements of WCF 4. The video recordings of the lecture have been uploaded to Sela’s webcast site. You can register to the website, and after receiving your username and password, you can watch the videos from the following link. If you only want to download the presentation and the demo’s source code, you can download it from here. Enjoy.

Reminiscing the creation of the WCF 4 MOC

Monday, August 23, 2010

It is finally over ! no more changes, no more bug fixes, no more uploads, the final version of the WCF 4 official Microsoft course is finally here. I can’t even fix a small typo I found in one of the chapters. It is not my intention to complain about what I’ve gone through in the last eight months, but rather reminisce the last year of my life, like you reminisce going to boot camp (“Tironut”). We started preparing for this course during November of last year, around the time of the PDC. Little did...

WCF 4 – Microsoft’s official course in Israel for the first time

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Recently, I had the pleasure of passing the first Microsoft’s official WCF 4 course in Israel in its beta version (the course hasn’t been officially released yet). The course, developed by several of Sela’s experts in the past seven months, is part of the new set of courses Microsoft offers for .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010. It was a bit strange to give a course I’ve spend the last couple of months writing, but I enjoyed it very much, and the crowd (21 people) was great and asked a lot of interesting questions. We (the...