Corrado Iorizzo - MindDump



Today has been my last day in Atos Consulting after 7 wonderful years with Cambridge Technology Partners first and Atos later. Though  I am sad to leave the fantastic people and teams in Atos, I am incredibly excited to be bring my passion, energy for this new journey out of consulting business, joining a customer and I'm eager to learn new things from a radically different perspective.

I can say that this has been the best professional but also personal experience enriched by the birth of my son that contributed to look and approach at the things in a different way.

All of this was possible because of the great management team in Atos CH who's continuously giving trust to people and fostering us to share innovation and ideas with customers and partners

It has been both an honor and a personal privilege being here and sharing all these adventures with my ex colleagues and now friends, my customers and business partners (a big thanks to all the Microsoft folks, Gigya and Dell). We trusted each other and this has been the basis of a long list of successes based on pure innovation and value.

An high five to all the members of Atos Scientific Community. Being part of  it gave me the opportunity  to listen, learn and share ideas. That was undoubtedly the best of my Atos time! Never seen such high concentration of talent and brain power anywhere else! Thank you Hubert Tardieu for having accepted me and Ana Juan Ferrer for the terrific passion you bring in the track I had the honor to serve.

I can only say THANK YOU and wishing all of you good luck and best for your own adventures.


My TechDays 2011 Bern slide deck

I attended a great TechDays event in Bern and I also had the great opportunity to take a talk.

The Recording of my session is available here.

The slide deck, as usual, can be download from by skydrive space here.

I also recall that my friend and colleague Benjamin Soulier had 2 talks. Here the links too:


ISACA Event–Cambridge Technology Partners

I just did with my great friend Benjamin a demo on Amazon EC2, Azure and O365 at the ISACA meeting sponsored by CTP.

The slide we used are available on my skydrive space here.


Partner of the Year

I am very pleased to announce that Cambridge is the 2011 Microsoft Partner of Year in the category Future of Productivity.


The award is in recognition of the outstanding work that has been done in Switzerland , in the delivery of Portal and Collaboration projects on top of Microsoft SharePoint

In particular Microsoft has rewarded the “SharePoint Business Accelerators” for Enterprise Social Collaboration as most innovative and leading edge solution of the year.

Congratulations to the delivery team (Alan, Charles, Bastienne, Fabrizio, Benjamin)  that make this possible!


TechDays 2011–Bern

The 21st October I’m more than glad to have the opportunity to run a session at the Switzerland Techdays in Bern about the customization of TFS (through plugin and eventing service) to allow the integration with external platforms (ticketing systems or ppm tools).

More details on the event agenda here:


Geneva SoftShake and other local events

Next week in Geneva it will take place the second edition of the Soft-Shake conference that I strongly recommend (…even though if I cannot attend since I’ll be in Anaheim for the SharePoint Conference).

We have 2 speeches here:

SoftShake is not the only upcoming event, since we’ve many initiatives around the cloud.

I’ll be directly involved in this ISACA session on Cloud computing and Swiss Market Trends where I will do with Ben a kind of Jam session on IaaS and PaaS.

Below the agenda:

18:00 Welcome and Greets
18:30 Swiss Market Trends in Cloud computing - Anees Qureshi, CTP Nyon
18: 50 Understanding the cloud computing better – Issues, Threats and solutions, with real life case analysis on various offerings
- Corrado Iorizzo, Senior Architect / Benjamin Soulier, Manager, CTP Nyon
19:50 Q and A Session
20:05 Networking Apero


Cambridge Technology Partners, Chemin de Precossy 27, Nyon.


TFS 2010 Web Access - Project Collections don’t showed

This morning I’ve lost a couple of hours with an enterprise customer with a very annoying problem.

  • We’re using different Project Collections to segregate permission and delegate administrations among different countries/departments/sand-boxed environments;
  • Since a couple of days, when I add a new Project Collection, it doesn’t showed on the Project Selection window of TFS Web Access


  • Indeed Visual Studio 2010 worked perfectly, showing all the expected Project Collections accordingly to the granted permissions.
  • After having checked (and forced) all TFS permissions, logs and web-configs what I did had just forcing an option on TFS Web Access web.config


  • I had to change the following option:
   1: <tfServers>

   2:  <!-- <add name="http://server:8080" /> 

   3: -->

   4: </tfServers>

  • First I removed the comment, forcing to connect to the TFS server DNS URL (

  • This wasn’t working too so I forced Web Access to connect to a specific Project Collection URI ( and unexpectedly this worked!

    • I don’t know why but almost probably specifying a project collection uri force TFS to enumerate the root collection.

  • I’d like to remember that this option is used when you need to decouple TFS Web Access from TFS Application Tier, splitting the module on two different servers.