Custom PropPages in Adapter Configuration

OK, time to post some technical content again :-) If you've used BizTalk server 2004/2006, you've probably seen the configuration dialog where you enter the adapter-specific settings on a send port or receive location. Have you noticed how some adapters simply have a property grid with values, while others have...

Hello Gutsy!

Yesterday was the release of Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10). For fun, I decided to try and see what it would mean to update my other laptop, which was running Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) over to the new release. I first started looking around the ubuntu forums, where I read that the...

Visual F#?

I read Somasegar's post on "productizing" F# (man, that sounds ugly!). In general terms, I think this is a great idea; there are many concepts in F# that would be very welcome in a mainstream, supported tool, and I can see a lot of potential for, say, mixing C# and...

Latitude D820 and Bluetooth

Recently, I started having some weird, intermittent problems with bluetooth on my Dell Latitude D820 laptop. I have a Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 (which works fine, except for how quick it runs batteries down!) and was using the integrated bluetooth radio on my machine. This worked fine for...

Ragnarok - A VS2005 Color Scheme

Here's a color scheme for VS2005 I had created a few months ago but had not published before (I think). Ragnarok is another high-contrast scheme with a dark background, with two variants: Ragnarok Grey - download for VS2005 | download for VS2008 </p> Ragnarok Blue - download| download for VS2008...

MSCamSvc dangerous for your health

I've mentioned in the past that I've had some nasty performance problems with Windows Vista, particularly with the machine hanging at times paging so extreme that it completely freezes. Several weeks ago I completely disabled the pagefile and a few other things, and that helped for a while. It didn't...

IOCPs and Kernel Non-Paged Pool Memory

Ayende has been doing some interesting stuff recently with threading and using the .NET Thread Pool which is based on the I/O Completion Ports (IOCP) model in the Win32 API and the NT kernel. IOCPs are a very efficient way of handling threads and thread pools and doing async I/O,...

BizTalk MVP + 1

I was just awarded for the second time as a BizTalk Server MVP :-). Pretty cool, and thanks to Fernando Garcia and all the great people in the MVP program and Marjan Kalantar and the rest of the BizTalk/CSD team for talking such good care of us! Technorati tags: BizTalk...

SvcUtil Generated Config

Scott Seely seems to object to my previous comment on being careful about the defaults used by svcutil.exe. Scott goes on to describe in detail how svcutil figures out what should get written in the default configuration, which is pretty useful. But, seems to me like Scott may have misunderstood...

WCF Tips

My good friend Sam Gentile pointed me to David Pallmann's set of WCF tips. Lots of good stuff in there, and I found myself agreeing with most of the stuff David brought up. One that particularly resonated with me was Tip #4 on default settings. One of my biggest gripes...