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The Basics of Building a Security Token Service

Last week at TechDays in Toronto I ran into a fellow I worked with while I was at Woodbine.  He works with a consulting firm Woodbine uses, and he caught my session on Windows Identity Foundation.  His thoughts were (essentially—paraphrased) that the principle of Claims Authentication was sound and a good idea, however implementing it…

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Token Request Validation in ASP.NET

Earlier this week during my TechDays presentation on Windows Identity Foundation, there was a part during the demo that I said would fail miserably after the user was authenticated and the token was POST’ed back to the relying party.  Out of the box, ASP.NET does request validation.  If a user has submitted content through request…

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Minor Change to TechDays Presentation

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Miguel Carrasco and I are switching sessions so he can get back home for a prior engagement.  As such, I will now be doing OPT315: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks. This session is on the 2nd day at 3:40pm – 4:45pm.

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Presenting a TechDays Local Flavours Track Session!

Earlier this morning I got an email from John Bristowe congratulating me on being selected to present a session for the local flavours track at TechDays in Toronto!  This bumps up my count to 2.  Needless to say I am REALLY excited. I was a little disappointed to find out there weren’t any sessions on…

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Techdays 2010 Presentation: Build Websites Fast with Visual Studio 2010

Joey Devilla has graciously offered me the opportunity to present at Techdays in Toronto this year!  The Toronto event is October 27th-28th. Here is the session abstract: DEV355: Build Web Sites Fast with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (click for more information) Day 1 – 1:00pm – 2:05pm Learn about the new Web developer innovations in…

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Pictures from Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto

After getting my camera back from Mitch Garvis after Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto, I decided to upload photos from the events, and to my surprise there were some pretty good shots.  Here is what I came back with:

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ASP.NET WebForms are NOT Being Overthrown by MVC

It’s always a fun day when the man himself, ScottGu responds to my email.  Basically it all started last week at Techdays in Toronto (pictures to follow, I promise).  Quite a few people asked me about MVC, and whether or not it will replace Web Forms.  My response was that it wouldn’t, but I didn’t…

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Presenting at Techdays 2009!

Still working out session details, but it looks like I will be presenting in Ottawa and Montreal for Techdays 2009.  I will be loitering around at the Toronto event soaking up all the techie-goodness, so come find me at any of the three events.  We can talk shop, shoot the breeze, or just mill about…

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Techdays 2009 – VIP Pricing

As budgets get tighter, Tech·Days is the perfect way to get the Tech·Ed experience without the travel expense, with two days of skill-strengthening education to help you position yourself for success by: Learning the technology—with a customizable agenda from over forty sessions across five technical tracks on both current technologies and new products, like Windows®…

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Presenting at Techdays!

What is Techdays? The Canadian IT Pro Team would love to call it a Tech-Ed of the north, except on tour. Check out the site: www.techdays.ca to get the info, but the dates are: Date City Venue October 29/30 Toronto Toronto Congress Centre November 6/7 Montreal The Palais des Congrès November 27 Ottawa Mariott Hotel…