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# Monday, December 23, 2019

Is this blog still alive ?

Well, after more than 3 years of inactivity, it is a legitimate question.

In these last 3 years many things happened as one can imagine, also within the Atos organization in Switzerland (the one I am working for, in case this wasn't yet known).

As such, following the possibilities of growth in the company, I have been involved in projects and initiatives much more important in size than I used to. This made me diversify once again my focus on other technologies.

A first example is that I have recently been accepted as a member of the Atos Expert Community for the Cloud Platform domain. To summarize, the Atos Expert Community is a network of more than 2'700 experts around the world on 13 domains. They focus on innovation and experiments in their technology area. The activities of this network can be followed on Twitter by using the hashtag #YourExpert

Another important example, I got very recently certified Google Cloud Platform Professional Architect, And I will make a specific post on this to explain the ways I prepared for the exam shortly

In parallel, I also gained substantial knowledge on Amazon AWS. These activities on such different platforms completed the knowledge I already had on the Microsoft Azure one, which is not only interesting but also important when proposing Cloud solutions to the clients. Simply because the price of the cloud services is not the only driver when selecting one provider or another and knowing the benefits or challenges of the 3 main players in the Cloud is an important asset.

It was already visible in the last post, artificial intelligence and machine learning took more space in my areas on interest, therefore more content about these themes will come on the blog too.

A as consequence, there will be less SharePoint related posts (this was already the case before this 3-years "break"), and more cloud and architecture subjects.

I also intend to share more frequently little posts on what I found interesting or the experiments I made during a week, that we could name #WhatILearnedThisWeek. The goal is to not give an in-depth opinion or explanation of a topic or a technology, but rather give a quick overview of it.

On a totally non-technical perspective, I continue working on the public speaking activities and the most recent example was my participation to the Swiss Travel Management Forum where I had the pleasure to explain the importance of artificial intelligence for the business travel.

In addition, this is new, I will share some on the modern workplace topic. In this area, I intend to share more of my thoughts about remote working, ways of working (remotely or not) and the technologies that help being efficient at work.

Monday, December 23, 2019 3:57:59 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On the initiative of my colleague and friend Julien, a new SharePoint community blog has been opened : The SharePoint Bar. Indeed, working (and sometimes struggling) daily with SharePoint, we often said “let’s open a bar”. So, we did it, the bar is open.

The goal is to have a shared platform on which several consultants will publish posts with their experiences, hints or solutions they had with the SharePoint box. From my side, the SharePoint-related posts from my personal blog will also be published on The SharePoint Bar.

As a first step, a calendar of events and conferences was opened and if you want to share one of them that is not yet published, feel free to drop an e-mail to . The rules that apply are also written in that blog post.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:39:16 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Wednesday, February 02, 2011

orchardlogo The last week-end I wanted to give a try to the install of the free and open-source content management application, named Orchard. I knew before that Orchard is based on the .NET framework 4.0 and that could cause some issues with my existing blog engine (dasBlog). Nevertheless, I decided to take the chance and to try to make then working together.

First, the deployment. This is really simple as I took the Orchard web which only needs to be copied on the web server. This did not cause any problem.

Then, update of the configuration and this became more difficult. I had to make the blog engine virtual directory to specifically use the .NET 2.0 framework and breaking the inheritance of web.config, using the <location> element. The Orchard install then went almost fine, but the blog was in a very bad state, complaining that the file eurl.axd/[AVeryBigNumber] was not found.

In fact, as soon as you set your IIS root application to run the .NET framework 4.0, no matter the configuration inheritance is broken or using the .NET 2.0 framework using a dedicated application pool, the sub virtual directories detect that the version 4.0 is present. For a complete explanation, please read the ASP.NET 4 breaking-changes whitepaper.

The conclusion of this journey is that I had to revert back to a plain .NET 2.0 runtime in order to have this blog back up and running.

Thanks to the Brinkster support team who spend long time to help me and to try different configurations on the server. But unfortunately, except having another web site, there is no solution, as changing a registry value is of course not possible in such environment.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:02:05 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You may not have notice, but this blog has been upgraded.

As it was running on an old version of the DasBlog engine, it was the time to upgrade to the version 2.3. It is now done and running...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:46:29 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Back to business from some vacations...
First of all, I would like to wish a happy new year and all the best to the readers.

As it is the case every year, people are trying to take resolutions for the new year and I am afraid that I am one of them.
Regarding this blog, I have a couple of points I would like to address this year.

The very first one is to make some cleanup in the blog, such as clearing the spam in the trackbacks and reorganizing the categories.
Then, I would like to upgrade to the last version of the engine, v2.2, released last october.
One goal I would like to achieve this year is to be more active and posting more regularly. Once a week for example. This is going to be quite challenging, I know that already, because the goal is to produce content but not only for the sake of writing stuff.
Finally, and this is something pending since few years now (since I left LooKware in fact), the main web site really needs to be put online. On this side, some work needs to be done to find the right look and feel and also to write the content.

Quite a lot on the plate, and I hope that at the end of 2009, most (all) of the points will be addressed.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:15:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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