Enterprise Single Sign-on Solutions

Has anyone done any inroads in creating or implementing Enterprise Single Sign-on solutions of any kind? I'm specifically talking about both handling user and account management across heterogenous environments in a unified way, plus having credentials management and aliasing to support single sign-on across applications (such as the case of...

EnterpriseServices based applications

Enterprise Services is a pretty nice technology overall (as is COM+ in general), but, unfortunately, it does have a few significant downsides in .NET-based applications. The team I'm on has been working for quite a while on a fairly large .NET application (250.000+ loc and growing) which is based heavily...

Passing Messages to Components In BizTalk

If you're calling .NET components from BizTalk Server 2004 orchestrations, then chances are sooner or later you'll want to pass in complete messages as arguments. Doing it is actually pretty easy. One way to do this is to get your component to accept an XmlDocument instance. This works right away...

Error Configuring BAS (BizTalk) with Whidbey Installed

Just thought someone might be interested on this bit: If you're configuring BAS on BizTalk Server 2004, and you have the Whidbey version of the .NET Framework installed, you might get an error during the configuration wizard similar to this one: </p> Error encountered while querying virtual server state for...

Two VS.NET Taskbar Icons

OK, this one seems to be happening all too often: While working on VS.NET 2003, I suddently end up with two different icons on the taskbar for a single instance of VS.NET. Curiously enough, one of them gets piled up with other Windows Explorer windows, not with the rest of...

Recent Albums

Some albums I've recently (that is, in the past few months) added to my music collection: Chinchilla: Madness Lost Horizon: Awakening the World Running Wild: Victory Vintersorg: A Focusing Blur Otyg: Sagovindars Boning Lacrimas Profundere: Burning: a wish Labyrinth: Sons of Thunder Insania: World of Ice Fates Warning: Disconnected Fates...

Badge

How cool is this?: <img alt="MvpBadge.jpg" src="/weblog/images/MvpBadge-thumb.jpg" width="192" height="256" border="0" /> </p>

BizTalk Error Question

Does anyone know exactly what one has to do to use fault messages on request/receive ports in BizTalk Server 2004 succesfully without running into a "X2162: must receive before sending a fault message on an implemented port" error at compile time? (I really don't have to mention at this point...

BizTalk schemas yuck

The new BizTalk Server 2004 schema designer (which I still haven't become a fan of) has one thing I really, really dislike: By default, schemas created with it have elementFormDefault="unqualified". Yuck. I always forget to change it the first time, and of course I'm then surprised when BizTalk doesn't catch...

Cool Pictures

While I can't take a picture worth a penny, I love looking at cool photos. One site I enjoy looking at everyday is Daily Dose of Imagery.