Almost X-Mas: Clemens Vasters is coming to town

 Mein ehemaliger Chef, jetzt blue badged Clemens Vasters wird heute unsere User-Group ( beehren... Auf dem Grund oder in den Wolken oder beides? Hybride Verteilte Anwendungen mit Windows Azure. Cloud-Computing ist der grosse, neue Trend in der IT. Aber welche Anwendungen können schon heute tatsächlich in einer solchen Umgebung laufen? Ist Cloud-Computing eine "alles oder nichts" Entscheidung? Kann man Anwendungen so gestalten, dass Teile in einer Cloud-Computing Umgebung laufen und andere Teile traditionell auf eigenen Servern? In einem Rundflug durch Microsofts Cloud-Computing-Plattform erklärt Clemens Vasters migrations und architekturkonzepte mit praxisnahen Einsatz-Szenarien. Über den Referenten: Clemens Vasters ist als Principal Technical Lead bei Microsoft in Redmond mitverantwortlich fuer das Design und Teile der Implementierung des Windows Azure platform AppFabric Service Bus und diverser Elemente der Hintergrund-Infrastruktur der Windows Azure platform.

New blogger on my Team

A while ago I posted that I and my company were searching for ASP.NET guys... Sergey Shishkin joined newtelligence in March this year and started to blog yesterday. He will do a presentation about a project related to Office Open XML and WinFx he is doing on out next user group meeting (18th May) in Düsseldorf, Germany

Friday Night Andreas Hoffmann 2nd Lead Of The VfLNiederRhein User Group Picked Me Up Ad We Drove The Long Way Down To The

Friday night Andreas Hoffmann (2nd lead of the VfL-NiederRhein user group) picked me up ad we drove the long way down to the south.   Our destination for Saturday morning was the “Chaostage” event of the .NET user group Deggendorf  ( I had a session “Introducing the concepts and architecture of ASP.NET“ in the morning and a second one “Hello WebServices – Message-Oriented Programming for distributed systems” in the evening. We checked in at our hotel in Garching (I won’t tell the name but I’ll tell you a bit about the worst service). Because the waitress served me frozen potatoes with my steak I stood up and walked over to the bar. Just in this moment a voice behind me asked “Is this a codezone keychain? Are you gonna be at Microsoft on Monday?” It was Nicki Wruck ( the organizer of the ICE 2005 Community together with Frank Solinske ( IT-Pro Security Guru. Only one nano-second later we drank the first beer together. The geek meet was so exciting that I was just about to forget the bad service of our hotel J Sunday we fetched Stephan Oetzel ( in Poing. We picked up Michael Willers ( Developer Security Guru from the Airport to merge the Security guys in the “Hofbräukeller”. Uwe Baumann ( discussed about technical stuff with Andreas and me meanwhile. Later Nicki joined us together with Nico Lüdemann ( and Carola Helfert ( Monday - Launch Day – started with the Community GetTogether. Stephan and Andreas and I presented the results of the .NET Summit NRW (our community event). As always the time to do some “networking” was toooooooo short - even if we had at least the day before to talk to a few guys. The Launch Party was great. Steve Balmer’s Launch talk was transmitted per satellite into the Lobby of Microsoft in Germany – Great. The only problem again: So many people and such a small amount of time :-) 

A week full of community

Monday: I met Andreas Hoffmann (2nd UG Lead of the VfL Usergrop) and Peter Nowak (Head of, a community for .NET related vocational education) at Starbucks in Düsseldorf. Tuesday: Benjamin Mitchell notified me that one of my sessions was voted by the british community and I'll have a session at the Developer Developer Developer Day. Wednesday: I'm in contact with the Student Partners in Wuppertal now (better said Anselm Haselhoff because Marcel Wiktorin is moving and has not replied yet :-)). Thursday: Usergroup meeting in Düsseldorf: Sebastian Weber (Developer Evengelist at Microsoft Germany and member of the VfL-UG) answered all our members questions about SQL Server 2005 and Tuan Nguyen (Lead of and VfL-Member) talked about the Annos project. Great, thanks guys. Friday: I updated the VfL-Site and fixed a few bugs.

.NET Summit NRW review

First of all thank you to everybody who helped (Microsoft, INETA, S&S, E-Team...), spoke (Christian Weyer, Dirk Primbs, Achim Oellers, Dr. Holger Schwichtenberg) nad attended the event. A few things learned: Min. Session time is 60 min. Print out the list of attendees ordereb by lastname ascending Call restaurant to make sure the speakers diner will be served :-P The feedback until now was very good and Stephan and I plan to do the ".NET Summit NRW 2006" next year. bigger, better, more :-)

Another template based solution with ASP.NET 1.1

In the past weeks i have looked at several template based solutions for ASP.NET 1.1, because i can't wait for .NET 2.0. Region MasterPages and it's variations all around the webNo WYSIWYG/VS.NET support - No solution for me. Masterpages reinventedNice try, but i don't want to add so much lines to the code behind. I also realized SiteMesh.NET ( - hey Joe fix that damn JS error!!!), but i don't like that approach. So i decided to think about other concepts and wrote something that solves following for me: MasterPage WYSIWYG in VS.NET CodeBehind Other pages WYSIWYG in VS.NET CodeBehind ... with one line of code in the client pages. I'll talk about my solution on the VFL-NiederRhein UG Meeting in november or december. So if you are interested keep an eye open.