Github Repo for Molokai

After a couple of requests, I’ve created a separate git repository on github for my Molokai color scheme for Vim. Enjoy! </p>

BizTalk Send Handlers/SSO Bug?

My good friend Carlos ran into a situation while working with one of his clients that seems to be triggering what looks like a bug in BizTalk Server 2010. The specific case came up when changing the Windows User Group associated with a BizTalk Host when that host is already...

BizTalk 2010 Config Tool Hanging

Last week I was installing BizTalk Server 2010 on my development Virtual Machine, which previously had 2009 installed. Installation went fine, but when I started the BizTalk Configuration tool, it started hanging for minutes at a time. Strangely enough, the tool let me configure Enterprise Single Sign-On (ENTSSO) without any...

WCF Messages Not Getting Closed

I spent some time yesterday evening tracking down an issue with a custom WCF transport channel. This particular channel would support the IInputChannel channel shape, but with a twist: it would return a custom implementation of System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message instead of one of the built-in WCF implementations. There’s nothing wrong with that...

BetterXml

BetterXml is a Visual Studio 2010 extension I’ve been working on recently in an attempt to improve the experience of the built-in XML editor in VS. Right now it’s only on its early stages, so it doesn’t add much, but I hope to improve it as I find new things...

Trying out Resharper 5.0

There are many .NET developers that can’t live without Jetbrain’s R# product. I’m not really one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of R# and some of the features it offers, it’s just that it could be so much better if it didn’t keep getting in...

Metroline: A VS2010 Color Scheme

This is my first color scheme specifically created for Visual Studio 2010; I’m not likely to port it back to VS2005/2008 but I’m sure it would be possible if someone cared enough about it. I started this color scheme on VS2008 but never completed it. When the Visual Studio 2010...

Downloading WinDBG

I only use WinDBG every once in a while, but, when I need it, I really need it and need it now. Kevin Dente pointed out earlier today that apparently, the latest versions of WinDBG was not available as a standalone installer, but only as part of the Windows Driver...

Fix for Consuming WCF Service in BTS2009

It has been brought to my attention that a hotfix has been released for the BizTalk Server 2009 developer tools that should fix the problem I mentioned a few months ago with referencing WCF services within the same BizTalk project as the orchestration that uses them. I haven’t tried it...

VS2010 RC Weirdness Around Custom Format Definitions

I’ve been noticing some oddities in how Visual Studio 2010 RC handles Custom ClassificationFormatDefinitions when multiple extensions are interacting together. It it hasn’t been fixed already, then I guess it’s already too late for it to matter, but I still wanted to bring it up just to know if it’s...