New & re-awared MVPs

Congratulations are in order for Sam for getting re-awarded as an MVP; and most specially for Robert for getting awarded for the first time... most deserved, imho! Way to go, dudes!

Movies

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I went to the movies and saw Hero, with Jet Li. I really enjoyed the movie, and the scenery on it is just beatiful. We also saw the incredibles last week... really fun as well :)

BizTalk 2004 Admin Tools Install

I'm testing a few BizTalk Server 2004 installation variants lately, and ran into a snag. What I was trying to do was install BizTalk Server on one machine, and then setup a second machine with only the administration tools. According to the Installation Guide, on the section "Performing a Custom...

70-230

The inevitable happened, I guess. After years of putting it off, I finally took my first MCP exam. The victim? 70-230 "Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, Enterprise Edition". Old, but certainly more entertaining than doing C# exams :) At least I passed the exam ;) </p>...

FSUM.EXE

Yesterday, I was looking for an utility to calculate a CRC value for a set of files I needed, and ran across FSUM; a very nice [free] command line utility that can calculate checksum values for a file (or a set of them) using any of 13 different algorithms: MD2,...

WSCF 0.4

Christian Weyer just announced the release of WSCF 0.4. This is very exciting for me, not only because of the new features it brings to the table (the WSDL wizard rocks!), but also because I was lucky enough to be allowed to try early copies of the tool, and immediately...

Diablo and Indigo

While searching for a few things this morning, I ran into an older post from Christian, pondering whether Indigo was supposed to be the next version of COM+ or not. This, of course, has been discussed quite a bit in posts from others like Don [2] and Richard. What did...

Unit Testing ASP.NET Code

Scott Hanselman has a great entry on unit testing ASP.NET code by using Cassini. Way cool Scott, this is definitely a cool trick to keep in mind! humm... I wonder how cool it would be to be able to just do it using Http.sys instead... </p>

FXCop

I hadn't looked at FXCop in a while, and decided to check it out again (in part because I'm setting up a new set of build tools for our project including things like CruiseControl.NET). Wow, FXCop has improved a lot since then. I do have a problem with it, though,...

TestDriven.NET

Many people have commented on the release of TestDriven.NET, including Sam and Scott. I tend to agree that it is a cool tool, and the integration with the IDE is very impressive. One thing I'd like to see, though, is a more visual form of feedback. While output to the...