Microsoft Azure App-Fabric Caching Service Explained!

MIX always comes with a mix of feelings…excitement at the prospect of trying out the new releases and the heartache that comes with trying to understand  “in depth” the new technologies being released…and so starts the “googling..oops binging”,,,blogs,,,videos etc…What does it mean?? How does it impact me?? One such very important release at MIX 2011 […]

The First Few Steps to Building a Claims Based Application

If you’ve been through my earlier blog “An Introduction to the world of claims” you are now familiar with the most frequently used terms in the “Identity world”. Next lets take a generic walkthrough of the basic steps you will go through when you make a Claims Aware/Claims Based/Relying party application Step 1:-  You will […]

Introduction into the world of “Claims”( Windows Identity Foundation & Azure App fabric Access Control!)

Have you been working on a website or an application where you maintain a user database for people coming from different companies/domains ? Someone is responsible for maintaining the consistency of this database? Also you as an application developer are required to write code to check for authorization rights allowing/disallowing visitors to visit only authorized […]

Commanding within DataTemplates in MVVM!

A quick post about setting commands within DataTemplates when using the MVVM pattern! When you are inside a DataTemplate the DataContext is changed to the  the current item, so to access the command you will need to use the “relative source” Something like <Button Content=”Delete” Width=”Auto” Command=”{Binding DataContext.RemoveCommand, RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor, AncestorType={x:Type ItemsControl}}}” CommandParameter=”{Binding}”> Hope this […]