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Yasser Shohoud

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What I’ve Been Up To

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:21:00 +0000

I've been away from blogging for a loong time so have some catching up to do. I spent most of last year building out the new Dallas Microsoft Technology Center while delivering customer engagements and working on a few side projects. The MTC build out is mostly done (a few items remain but I'm spending...

Big week for Dallas MTC

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:27:00 +0000

This week is shaping up to be a big week for the Dallas MTC. Monday we have our official launch party where we expect 285 attendees from Micrsosoft and partners (we've been operational since 10/6 but we're now making it official). Then Tuesday thru Thursday we have the World Wide MTC Summit where managers from all 16...

Getting back into blogging

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 09:36:00 +0000

It's been over a year since I last blogged over on I'm trying to get back into it now and will move my blog back here to MSDN blogs. I know what you're thinking: "he moves around too much" and I agree with you 🙂 Not only am I moving my blog for the...

Blog moved

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 21:34:00 +0000

I've moved my web site and blog to The blog is at Some of the more recent entries on this blog (the ones included in this blogs current RSS feed) are duplicated there as well.

What Exactly Is BizTalk?

Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:21:00 +0000

  I now work as a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Austin which is part of the Microsoft Sales org. In this role I help customers understand how to architect solutions to their business problems/needs using Microsoft technologies. As a result I'm learning a lot of technologies that, as a member of...

Living In Austin

Sun, 25 Jun 2006 09:47:00 +0000

On Saturday 6/17 I boarded a flight from Seattle to Austin and I didn't have a return ticket. You see, for family reasons I moved to Austin and joined the Microsoft Technology Center. The goal of the MTC is to help customers map their business problems to solutions based on Microsoft products and services. MTC Architects...

More on the WCF RSS Sample

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 14:31:00 +0000

Last week we put up a sample named WCF RSS Toolkit on and I posted a sample service using it here. Since I wrote most of the toolkit’s code I thought I’d talk a bit about its goals, design and the future. There were two primary goals for this sample: To explore/prototype RSS/Atom support...

WCF RSS Sample

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:22:00 +0000

Mark is looking for some sample code for the recently released WCF RSS Toolkit. I've put the readme up here. I won't repeat the whole readme here but here's a peek at the programming model. There are several shortcuts for feeds from databases and feeds using existing data types so you should really check out...

WCF Custom Channel Ecosystem

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 08:05:00 +0000

Back in January, a few of us on the WCF team kicked off a side project dubbed "the channel ecosystem project". The goal is to create a community and an ecosystem around WCF custom channels. The first step was to make it easier for developers to build custom channels. To do this we decided to provide detailed...

It’s here

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:35:00 +0000

I came home today to find a large box waiting for me; it's my new iMac G5! This is the 20" intel dual core version and it's absolutely stunning. Now I must admit that this is my first Apple computer. My first computer was a Texas Instruments TI 99/4A (complete with the Extended Basic cartridge)....